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Monday, December 08, 2008 - Tuesday, December 09, 2008

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 8 & 9, 2008

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 08, 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.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve agenda for December 8 & 9, 2008.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve board minutes of December 1 & 2, 2008.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for review and discussion FYE 2008 GAAP Report and the CPC Annual Report.     Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to receive and place on file in the Auditor’s Office the FYE 2008 CPC Annual Report.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Board members canvassed the New Hampton Special City Election held December 2, 2008 for reallocation of the Local Option Sales Tax.    Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and authorize Auditor to certify results to City of New Hampton and record in the Permanent Election Register. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to update and discuss road departmental activities.  The Engineer reviewed mechanic applicants and discussed his recommendation for hire.  Current contract for roads employees’ uniforms is up for renewal consideration. Units of uniform clothing were reviewed, as the proposed cost for a renewal contract has increased. After discussion, the conclusion was for new employees to be allocated a lesser number of uniform shirts and pants. 

 

The Board of Supervisor’s Compensation Board representatives, Willis Hansen and Glen Poppe, visited with the Board regarding upcoming meetings for review and recommendation elected officials’ FY 2009-2010 salaries.

 

Nursing Administrator Kathy Babcock and Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit met with the Board for review and approval of the Board of Health approved Dog/Animal Bite Policy.  Review and discussion followed.   Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Dog/Animal Bite Policy and procedure following an animal bite incident.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Homemaker Administrator Jeanne Heit presented a staffing update.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for review and approval of the 2008 Weed Commissioner’s Report.   Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2008 Weed Commissioner’s Report, to be placed on file in the Auditor’s Office.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

As departmental updates, a land survey at an anticipated cost of $2500, is underway by HRS of the Wapsi Junction area owned by Chickasaw County Conservation, in preparation for an upcoming timber harvest. Conservation officials anticipate applying for a Habitat Stamp Grant for the Kennedy land acquisition, with a proposed 25% match of current REAP funding available, hopefully placing higher in the final grant scoring decision process for obtaining $69,000.   

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 12:08 PM.  All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Pickar, Huegel, Schueth, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Pickar. Boge was present at 10:20 AM. Mail was opened and distributed. Supervisors-Elect Rick Holthaus and John Andersen were present as observers.

 

Mel Pacovsky visited with the Board and requested reappointment to the Conservation Board.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board regarding a rewiring proposal for the dispatch operations area in the jail building.  The project was explained along with photos of the current situation which has operational issues and failures.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve the jail building rewiring project proposal of up to $3925.28, with additional contractor electrical as needed, by Seery Telecommunications Inc.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Two proposals for revision of the county employees’ handbook were reviewed as follows:  Ray and Associates Inc., $7500 and HR OneSource, $2500, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to accept HR OneSource proposal of $2500 for update revision of the county employees’ handbook.  Roll Call: Four Ayes.  Nay: Mattke.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to adopt Resolution supporting $25,000 funding for Nashua Welcome Center from the Economic Development-General Basic Fund. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 12-9-08-32. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING FUNDING NASHUA WELCOME CENTER WHEREAS, Chickasaw County wishes to promote the tourism and enhance economic opportunity for all residents and business enterprises within the County; and

WHEREAS, The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its ongoing commitment to the project completion by funding $25,000 by their motion, on December 2, 2008, as additional funding for construction of the new building. The new Gateway to Northeast Iowa Welcome Center at Nashua final cost of the Welcome Center was around $870,000, with $655,000 having been received through donations, grants and previous 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 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.  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its receptiveness by committing $25,000 funding, from the Economic Development – General Basic Fund by their motion on December 2, 2008.  Passed and approved by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors this 9th 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 Pickar, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Zip’s Truck Equipment, LLC, jobs incentives funding agreements for 17 jobs at $1000 per job.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Boge, to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on final plat approval of Fairway 2nd Addition Resolution.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-9-08-33 RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL PLAT OF FAIRWAY SECOND ADDITION TO CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA. WHEREAS, A FINAL PLAT OF FAIRWAY SECOND ADDITON TO CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, containing 19 Lots, numbered One (1) through Seventeen (17), all inclusive, Lot A and Lot B, has been filed with the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, and after consideration the same is found to be correct in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Iowa, and ordinances of Chickasaw County, Iowa, in relation to Plats and Additions to Counties,    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, that said FINAL PLAT OF FAIRWAY SECOND ADDITION to Chickasaw County, Iowa, is hereby acknowledged and approved on the part of the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. Passed this 9th day of December, 2008. /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman, Board of Supervisors STATE OF IOWA ,COUNTY OF CHICKASAW ) I, Judy A. Babcock, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa do hereby certify that the above and foregoing resolution is a true and correct copy of the resolution on this 9th day of December, 2008. /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor & Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to adjourn at 12:05 PM. All Ayes, with Motion Carried.

 

 

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                                                                                    Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Supervisors    

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 
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