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Monday, December 01, 2008 - Tuesday, December 02, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.  Supervisor-Elect Rick Holthaus was present as an observer.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve agenda for December 1 and 2, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of November 24 & 24, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities and update road projects.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on four permits for Hawkeye REC to place anchors in the county right of way at the following locations: Along Exeter Avenue from 100th to 120th Streets; Along Durham Avenue from 100th to 110th Streets; Along Ivanhoe Avenue between 130th and 140th Streets; On Exeter Avenue north of 180th Street on West Side.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve authorize Chairman Signature on Certificate of Completion and Final Acceptance of Agreement Work with Heartland Asphalt Inc. for Highway 24 Turning Lanes.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Resolution funding $15,000 for Alta Vista Area Fire Station from County Betterment portion of the Local Option Sales Tax.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 12-1-08-31 Resolution Supporting Funding Alta Vista Fire Station. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County wishes to promote the general welfare and emergency services for all residents within the County; and WHEREAS, the Alta Vista Fire Department is entirely made up of volunteers who have given substantially of their time for many years as a service to rural residents. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its approval by assisting with $15,000 funding by their motion, on December 1, 2008, as partial funding for construction of the new building, which meets ADA compliant features.  Deerfield and Washington Townships have contributed funding to the new facility, which is at a substantial state of near completion at the present time.   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its receptiveness by committing $15,000 funding, from the County Betterment portion of the Local Option Sales Tax by their motion on February 5, 2008.  Passed and approved by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors this 1st day of December, 2008. AYES: /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Vice-Chairman; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

The Board received and placed on file Howard R. Green 2008 Annual Water Quality Report of the Chickasaw County closed landfill site.  

 

Ken Rasing updated the Board of proposed plumbing repairs at the Heritage Residence.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12 Noon.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.  Supervisor-Elect Rick Holthaus was present as an observer.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach and Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to request change of holiday schedule to close the whole day of Christmas Eve and open the whole day of New Year’s Eve instead of the union designated holiday scheduling of the afternoon half day holiday for each of the two holidays for both 2008 and 2009, because of specific recorder and treasurer’s office month-end deadlines, the public would be better served by the change.     

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to amend current 2008 holiday schedule for closed holiday all day on December 24th and open all day on December 31st.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve 2009 holiday schedule for closed holiday all on December 24th and open all Day on December 31st.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Proposal for purchase of floor burnisher was reviewed and discussed.  Courthouse marble terrazzo floors had been polished by an outside vendor some years ago at substantial cost, so purchase of the floor burnisher would be cost effective over an outside vendor service provider.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve purchase of floor burnisher at $1700 plus $250 for unit cleaning and polishing pads from Office World. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members entered into review and discussion of the tourism funding request made on behalf of the Nashua Welcome Center.  The new Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center at Nashua final cost of the Welcome Center is around $870,000, with $655,000 having been received through donations, grants and Chickasaw County participation.  The Board committed $25,000 from Economic Development, when the project began in May of 2004.  With the near completion of the Welcome Center, the Board committed an additional $25,000.00 from Economic Development to help offset the deficit cost expenses due to the four-year project completion timeline and additional FEMA specifications of the Welcome Center. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to approve funding of $25,000 from the Economic Development/General Basic Fund for the Nashua Welcome Center, with a public purpose resolution to follow at next week’s session. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Proposed addendum to the Homemaker Health Aide Union Contract was reviewed, which defines specific number of hours at 900 for full time probationary period and 450 hours for part-time probationary period. Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Homemaker Health Aide Union Contract Addendum, effective January 1, 2009. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Rod Hinz (ID#57706) located at 1054 155th St., Charles City in Section 18 of Deerfield Township.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12 Noon. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

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                                                                        Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                        Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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