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Monday, February 23, 2009 - Tuesday, February 24, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2009

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present:  Pickar, Boge, Holthaus, Andersen, and Mattke.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus, to approve agenda for February 23 & 24, 2009.   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to approve board minutes of February 16 -18, 2009.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman met with the Board to purchase an antenna from Riley’s in the amount of $60.00.

 

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

 

Dana Dettmer met the Board to discuss a request for unpaid leave.  All present were Marilyn Dettmer, mother and Dana’s attorney, and Pat Wegman, County Attorney.

 

Motion by Boge,  Seconded by Holthaus to go into closed session according to Chapter 21.5 subsection 1(i) with the agreement from both parties at 11:34 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to exit closed session at 11:50 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion  Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to authorize an unpaid leave of absence for Dana Dettmer, from her position as a Naturalist with the Chickasaw County Conservation Board, for the period of February 23, 2009 to March 1, 2009, for the purpose of covering the period of time between the end of leave taken under the Family & Medical Leave Act to her return to work on March 2, 2009.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus, to authorize payment by Chickasaw County of Dana Dettmer’s single coverage health insurance premium for the month of March of 2009, with the understanding that 1) this is being done to avoid any gap in insurance coverage as a result of leave taken under the Family & Medical Leave Act and 2) the payment of the premium for March of 2009 may be subject to a claim for reimbursement to the County at a later date, depending upon the provisions of the Family & Medical Leave Act.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Carl Salmons, Attorney with Gaudineer, Comito & George gave a General Liability Insurance update of pending court case.

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn at 12: 50 P.M.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present:  Pickar, Boge, Holthaus, Andersen, and Mattke.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Kathy Babcock, Public Health Administrator, met with the board to review and approve Iowa Public Health Grant Modification.  Injury Prevention and Follow Up is the program that is added.  The program is teaching and preventing children in Chickasaw County from injury in doing a Bucket-up car seat safety training day for parents.  The program will provide parents with tools to transport a child or children in an acceptable way on the basis of the age, weight, height and body development to prevent injury.

 

Sheila Kobliska, CPC, met with the board to review and approve Mental Health Plan

And FY 2010-2013 Strategic Plan.  Also present were Bobbi Jo O’Donnell, Case Manager, Wendy Crooks, Case Manager and Mathew Herman, advisory board member.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to open public hearing at 10:00 A.M.  Roll Call:

All Ayes. Motion Carried.

                

No one from the public had expressed any opinions either verbal or written.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to close the public hearing at 10:30 A.M.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by  Andersen,  Seconded by Boge to approve the Mental Health Plan and FY 2010-2013 Strategic Plan as presented.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Randy Janssen with Janssen Waterproofing and Dave Gorman., Courthouse custodian met with the Board to discuss courthouse repairs and tuck pointing. Mr. Janssen will submit a written proposal with his findings.

 

Charlie Edson met with the Board to discuss wind turbine site plan of Richland Limited LC located at 1647 290th Street, Ionia, Iowa.  Also present was Doug Welton, County Assessor. Mr. Edson plans to place 3 Jacobs wind turbines with 100 foot tower.  Also discussed possible wind ordinance and assessments of the turbines. Mr. Edson will continue to update the board of the progress.

 

Recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

 

Brian Moore, Conservation Director met with board to review his FY 2009-2010 budget.

Also present were conservation board members Chuck Glaser representing District No. 1,

Tom Bernatz representing District No. 3, Mel Pacovsky representing District No. 4, and Myrna Moore, representing District No. 5.

 

The Preliminary Plat of Smith’s Country Acres was reviewed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus  to approve and authorize Chairman to sign on resolution approving Smith’s Country Acres RESOLUTION  02-23-09-04: RESOLUTION APPROVING PRELIMINARY PLAT OF SMITH’S COUNTRY ACRES ADDITION TO CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA WHEREAS, A PRELIMINARY PLAT OF SMITH’S COUNTRY ACRES ADDITION TO CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA , containing 14 lots, numbered One (1) through Eleven (11), all inclusive, Lot A, Lot B, and Lot C has been filed with  Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, and after consideration the same is found to be correct and in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Iowa, and the ordinances of Chickasaw County, Iowa in relation to Plats and Additions to Counties, and

WHEREAS, THE SMITH’S COUNTRY ACRES ADDITION TO CHICKASAW COUNTY,  PRELIMINARY PLAT  is in accordance with the Future Land Use Map of the Chickasaw County Comprehensive Land Use Plan and any design requirements and standards, and  NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, that said PRELIMINARY PLAT OF SMITH’S COUNTRY ACRES 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 23rd day of February, 2009. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman   STATE OF IOWA  COUNTY OF CHICKASAW  Joan E. Knoll, 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 23rd day of February, 2009./ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

The Board entered into discussion regarding the employees’ health wellness proposal, with a program developed.

 

Motion by  Boge,  Seconded by Holthaus to set employees’ wellness screening at no cost for health insurance subscribers and spouses (family contracts only), consisting of blood panel, PSA and TSH (thyroid) tests and additional, optional tests to be prepaid by participants applying for those tests. 

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Asherton Site (ID# 65772) located at Asherton Ave, Colwell, IA in Section 18 of Deerfield Township.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Mitchell Line Site (ID#65771) located at Addison Ave, Alta Vista, Iowa in Section 30 of Deerfield Township

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Boge to adjourn at 3:05 P.M.  All Ayes.

Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                      ____________________________________

                                                                        Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Chairman                                                                                          

                                                                         Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 
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