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Monday, July 27, 2009 - Tuesday, July 28, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 27 & 28, 2009

 

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present:  Holthaus, Andersen, Mattke, Boge, and Pickar. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to approve agenda for July 27 & 28, 2009.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to approve board minutes of July 20 & 21, 2009.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for a departmental update. Discussion of Zoning Administrator/Assistant Environmental Health Specialist position, interviewing scheduling, and the public hearing for the Hazard Mitigation Plan for Chickasaw County. Public hearing scheduled August 4, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. in the Boardroom.

 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Discussion topics included Alta Vista Bridge is now open, seeding along the roadway needs to be completed, Gravel off a county roadway in the area of Gilmore Avenue and 180th Street, PC patching on the Waucoma pavement and still rock spotting is taking place.

 

Tim Kleinschmidt transferring to the equipment operator position at the Ionia Shop.

 

Motion by  Holthaus, Seconded by Boge to approve and authorize Chairman signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead line and poles along 140th street, in Section 8, of Jacksonville Township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to approve Fireworks Permits for Rick Pickar.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Health Administrator met with Board for a departmental update. Homemaker Health Agency is serving 102 clients.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke to approve Resolution for Funding State Credits for FY 2009/2010.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 07-27-09-19

FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2009-2010:WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions full, and

WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriations, and WHEREAS, The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentage of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 73%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100% and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit at 73%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%. AYES: /ss/Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman, Arnie J. Boge, Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Sherry Mattke. NAYS:  NONE. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn at 12:03 P.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present:   Boge, Holthaus, Andersen, Mattke, and Pickar. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed

 

Joe Sheehy, Veterans Affairs Director, met with Board for a departmental update.

 

Beginning on July 1, 2009, each county in the state will be required to have (1) a veterans affairs office that is owned or leased by the county and (2) an employee occupied in veteran affairs duties for a minimum amount of hours.  This new requirement is the result of two pieces of legislation passed during the last two sessions of the General Assembly.

In order to assist counties with any additional costs associated with the office hours and training requirements, a $1 million appropriation has been provided in this yearís budget. $10,000 of this appropriation will be distributed to each county for complying with the requirements of the bill.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Mattke to increase veterans affairs director salary from

$9640.30 to $13,176.38 to be in compliance with Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs minimal requirement under Iowa Code Section 35B.6 effective July 1, 2009.  Roll Call:

All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman, Custodian, and Rod Diercks with Schumacher Elevator met with the Board to discuss Courthouse elevator.  Elevator estimated installed in the early 60ís.

John Andersen and Rod Diercks will keep the Board updated on the elevator project.

 

Marty Larsen met with the Board for a departmental update and to discuss a copy of citizenís complaint. 

Also present were Lt. Todd Miller and County Attorney, Pat Wegman.

The County Attorney and Sheriff will investigate the complaint further and update the Board.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave the Board an update on July 27, 2009 meeting with Northeast Iowa Community Action.

 

Received and filed Dresden Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2008-09.

 

Received and filed Utica Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2008-2009.

 

Received and filed Washington Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2008-2009.

 

Received and filed Deerfield Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2008-2009.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collections route for the month of July, 2009.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Annual Update for Harrington, Ltd (ID#58790) in Sec 26,

of Bradford Township, located at 1646 290th Street, Nashua, Iowa

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Annual Update for Gorman Farms, Inc. (ID#57703) in Sec 28, of Jacksonville Township, located at 2435 180th Street, New Hampton, Iowa

 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Boge to adjourn at 12:26 P.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.

Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

               ____________________             

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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