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Monday, December 15, 2008 - Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 15 & 16, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 15, 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 Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve agenda for December 15 & 16, 2008. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of December 8 & 9, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Barbara Agnitsch met with the Board regarding transportation issues for citizens unable to drive.

 

Public Health Nursing Administrator met with the Board to define public health client service  hours over the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

 

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

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve hire of Ryan Roberson at $16.64 per hour, as equipment operator effective December 22, 2008, with an increase to $17.04 per hour effective upon successfully completed probation period.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Federal-aid Agreement with the IDOT for project STP’S-C019(73)—5E019 for 7 miles HMA resurfacing on the Colwell Road from B28 to Gilmore Avenue.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR notification of a public notice in regard to Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC (HES), of a Public Comment Period for permit modification to a new construction of 170 million gallons of denatured ethanol per year production facility near Lawler, Iowa.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize payment of $4490.62 to Iowa Individual Health Reinsurance Association for annual assessment for the purpose of funding refunds to carriers selling the individual basic and standard health benefit policies with a loss ratio of above 90% threshold.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 11:45 AM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried. 

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 15, 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.  Supervisors-Elect Rick Holthaus and John Andersen were present as observers.

 

Board members, Auditor and Supervisors-Elect toured the new Zip’s Truck Equipment Inc. facility and presented jobs incentive’s funding for 17 new jobs to Paul Rottinghaus.  

 

Board members, Auditor and Supervisors-Elect Board members returned to the Boardroom to meet with Jon Nicholaisen, representing Soy Basics LLC, for presentation of jobs incentive’s funding for 78 new jobs at Soy Basics LLC.  Also present were Economic Development Director Bob Soukup and Administrative Assistant Tammy Robinson.  Jon Nicholaisen presented an overview of the industries’ job and product line expansion.         

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to adopt the Resolution defining jobs incentives funding for Soy Basics LLC.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 12-16-08-34 A RESOLUTION FOR JOBS INCENTIVE FUNDING AT SOY BASICS, LLC. WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County desires to promote and expand economic development and enhance quality of life for residents within the County; and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that Chickasaw County will derive economic benefit from the expansion of Soy Basics’ facility located in the City of New Hampton through the increased tax base and employment.  As encouragement for Soy Basics to expand in New Hampton, the County desires to participate with the City of New Hampton at $1000.00 per job with funding of up to $78,000.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby supports and expresses its receptiveness to job incentive participation, partnering with the City of New Hampton to promote county economic development and subsequently enhance quality of life for residents through increased expansion of the Soy Basics LLC industry. The proposed expenditure will be paid from the Local Option Sales Tax Economic Development portion. Passed and approved by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors this 16th 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.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Soy Basics LLC Jobs Incentives Agreement for 78 new jobs.  Roll Call: All  Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs Report of November 2008.

 

Dave Randall, representing Randall Construction, met with the Board for proposal of the  Courthouse maintenance project.  Discussion followed of the maintenance options. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to authorize expenditure of $35,000 - $50,000 for the Courthouse waterproofing and restoration of parapet.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to update them of ambulance service issues relating Medicaid reimbursements.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:45 PM.   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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