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Monday, September 14, 2009 - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2009 The Board convened on Monday, September 14, 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. Also present was Staci Schwickerath with the New Hampton Newspapers. Also present was Staci Schwickerath with the media. Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Boge to approve agenda for September 14 & 15, 2009. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to approve board minutes of September 7, 8, & 11, 2009. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Health Agency Director, met with the Board for a departmental and staffing update. Arnie Boge, Trustee for the Heartland Insurance Risk Pool, gave the Board an update of the Employment Seminar held on September 10, 2009 at the Nature Center in Tama, Iowa. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included the hiring of a sign maintenance employee, closed roads railroad crossings, pavement markings and slurry levels, mowing, rock gradations, Boice quarry, B 57 railroad crossing closed this week, 2010 bridge design, submittals, Little Turkey, permits, driveways, crossroad work, house entrances, relayed pipe Saude, Ridgeway Avenue day Labor box culvert, backfilled, etc. Dusty is compiling a list of priority roads for the use of the rural infrastructure monies. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Andersen to approve the hiring of Nathan Brown as full time sign maintenance employee at the rate of $17.24 per hour as per union contract effective September 28, 2009 and an increase of $.40 cents per hour after the six month completion probationary period. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Kathy Babcock, Public Health Nurse Administrator met with the Board to set tentative dates for county employees’ annual flu vaccine clinic. Discussion followed. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Andersen to set the dates for the employees’ annual flu vaccine for September 29th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM; October 5th from 12:30-4:30 PM; and October 6th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM to be held at the Community Services Building. The charge for the county employee will be paid by the County and the charge for employee spouse is $12.50. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board opened four bids for 2010 county farm rental. Those present included: Gordon Davis Jr. and Robert Schellhorn. Initial bids were opened and read as follows: Gordon F. Davis Jr. $205.00 per acre; Bruce Lantzky $250.00 per acre; Robert Schellhorn $175.00 per acre; and Robert Scott $165.42 per acre. The bidding procedure allows for an optional second round of raising the bid, if the bidder wishes. Bruce Lantzky and Robert Scott were notified via phone. The second round options were as follows: Gordon F. Davis Jr. $295.00 per acre and Robert Schellhorn at $261.50 per acre. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to accept the bid of $295.00 per acre by Gordon F. Davis Jr. for 2010 lease of 66.5 county farm rental and authorize Chairman signature on the contract. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Arnie Boge and John Andersen gave an update of the Tourism meeting held on September 9, 2009. Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn at Noon. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present: Boge, Holthaus, Andersen, and Pickar. Absent: Mattke. Supervisor Mattke attending Workforce Development meeting in Des Moines. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Staci Schwickerath with the media. Dave Gorman, Custodian met with the board for an update on the courthouse tuckpointing project that will begin the week of September 21, 2009. Project completion deadline will be 4 to 6 weeks. Dave also will contact the clock technician regarding the status of the outside courthouse clock. John Andersen reviewed the draft from the Institute of Public Affairs Report from the Goal Planning Worksession which was held on September 2, 2009 with the Board. Discussion followed. John will contact Mr. Schott regarding the draft corrections. The Board and other elected officials will review the report. Allow Claims. Pat Wegman, County Attorney, met with the Board for a departmental update. The Board discussed the concepts of a Part-time Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator on a contractual agreement not a county employee. It is the consensus of the Board to proceed with the concept of hiring a tourism coordinator to promote tourism in Chickasaw County and work with other entities to achieve that goal and still stay within the constraints of the budget, also the legal aspects will have to be reviewed, Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn at 12:05 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ________________________________ Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ______________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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