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Monday, October 05, 2009 - Tuesday, October 06, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 OCTOBER 5 & 6, 2009

 

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 5, 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: member from the media.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for October 5 & 6, 2009. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of September 28, & 29, 2009.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Kathy Babcock, Public Nurse Administrator, met with the Board for a departmental update and H1N1 flu update.

 

H1N1 Information: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations focus on five key populations: Pregnant Women; Persons who live with or provide care for infants age less than 6 months; Health Care and emergency medical services personnel; Persons aged 6 months-24 years; and persons ages 25-64 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications.

If the vaccine is available in limited quantities, the recommendations are the following subset groups receive the vaccine before others, such as children aged 6 months-4 years, and children and adolescents aged 5-18 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza related complications.  There are three phases for the project and the total projected cost for $39,111.00

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: entrances, crossroads, culverts, concrete patch V48 Roanoke Ave., started compiling list of priority roads for the rural infrastructure moneys, mowing side roads and paved roads, pavement marking continues, shoulder tile V48 Roanoke Ave. is completed, Hickory Avenue to be closed Oct 7th South of B-57 dead end (relay crossroad culvert) and winterizing the New Hampton County Shop by sealing cracks around doors, etc.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to acknowledge the need to retroactively pay Denise Straw based on Chickasaw County Conservation Board Minutes dated March 3, 2009 approval of a base salary increase from $11.59 per hour to $12.40 per hour effective July 1, 2009; base salary increase from $12.40 per hour to $13.27 per hour effective July 2010; and base salary increase from $13.27 per hour to $14.07 per hour effective July 1, 2011.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

After some preliminary comments by Chairman Pickar about changing the status of the county attorney from part-time to full-time, Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to establish the position of the Chickasaw County Attorney as full-time at an annual salary of $82,000.00 effective January 1, 2010.  Discussion of the proposed resolution occurred.  Comments were made by Pat Wegman, County Attorney, Mark Huegel, Assistant County Attorney, Denise Timmons, and Judge Richard Stochl (via telephone).  Marty Larsen, Sheriff and Todd Miller, Chief Deputy were also present during the discussion.  Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to table the motion.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed Jacksonville and Chickasaw Annual Report of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2008-09.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Update for Bodensteiner Site (ID#58597) in Section 27, of Utica Township located at 1779 Vanderbilt Ave. Lawler, IA.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Update for Gold Standard Farms L.C. (ID#62537) in Section 27, of Cedar East Township located at 3150 110th St., Charles City, IA

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn at 12:20 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present: Boge, Mattke, Holthaus, Andersen, and Pickar. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present: member from the media.

 

John Andersen gave the Board an overview update on the Task Force Meeting held on October 5, 2009.  The  joint Board of Supervisors/ Board of Health Task Force intends to make a recommendation to each of the Boards at a joint Board of Health/Board of Supervisors meeting on October 26, 2009.

 

The Board briefly discussed the Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator contract idea that had been agreed to earlier and the need to advertise for the coordinator’s position in the near future.  It was the consensus of the Board to place an advertisement in the newspapers.

 

Dave Randall with Randall Construction and Dave Gorman, Custodian gave the Board an update on the Courthouse Tuckpointing project and concerns of the project.  Dave Randall will continue to update the Board of the status of the project.

 

Dave Gorman, Custodian, and John Andersen updated the Board regarding some information that had been received from a representative of the Schumacher Elevator Company regarding the Courthouse elevator door closer.  Dave Gorman will contact the Schumacher representative to obtain a more definite cost on the project.

 

Arnie Boge gave the Board an update on the Tire Clean-Up Collection Day and landfill update. 

 

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

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling collections route for the month of September, 2009.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn at 11:50 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisors Pickar, Holthaus, Andersen, and County Auditor, Joan E. Knoll attended lunch with senior citizens at Chickasaw Centre.

 

 

 

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Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman

Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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