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Monday, October 12, 2009 - Tuesday, October 13, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2009

 

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 12, 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 Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to approve agenda for October 12 & 13, 2009. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Sue Breitbach, Treasurer, met with the Board to review and approval of quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending September 30, 2009, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to approve Treasurer’s Quarterly Report of bank balances for quarter ending September 30, 2009, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the additional name to be added to the tax suspension list FY 2009/2010 as certified by DHS.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to approve the additional tax suspension list for FY 2009/2010 as certified by DHS. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer, Dusten Rolando, met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: Mowing on paved routes, close roads, sign survey, pavement marking centerline to edge line completed, stop bars and symbols not completed yet, rock gradations, Bunn quarry, Jackson quarry, blades out, spot rocking in various areas, service and repairs of vehicles, winterizing vehicles, bridge repaired on by ball park at North Washington, crossroads road culverts at Hickory Avenue, Cheyenne (concrete pipe work will continue).  The County Engineer gave the Board a list of priority roads for the rural roads infrastructure monies.

 

At 11:00 AM the Board discussed County Attorney’s status from part-time to full-time.

Present were Pat Wegman, County Attorney, Mark Huegel, Assistant County Attorney, Marty Larsen, Sheriff and Todd Miller, Chief Deputy, member from media, and Mike Kennedy.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to remove from the table the resolution to establish the position of he Chickasaw County Attorney as full-time at an annual salary of $82,000.00 effective January 1, 2010.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Discussion of the proposed resolution occurred.  Comments were made by various members of the Board and Pat Wegman, County Attorney.  Following the discussion, Sherry Mattke called for the question.  RESOLUTION NO. 10-12-09-25: TO ESTABLISH THE POSITION OF COUNTY ATTORNEY AS FULL-TIME EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010. WHEREAS, over the past several years the county has experienced an increase in the frequency of serious crimes that have resulted in subsequent and successful but very time-consuming prosecutions conducted by the County Attorney; and WHEREAS, there has been a somewhat parallel increase in the amount of civil and other non-criminal legal work expected to be performed by the County Attorney’s office and that this increase is likely to continue given the ongoing increase in the amount of regulation imposed by other levels of government as well as at the county level; and WHEREAS, the County Attorney has continued through his terms of service to make himself available essentially twenty-four hours (24) per day, seven (7) days per week especially to law enforcement officials; and to work on an almost full-time, if not, in fact, on a full-time basis at a level of compensation that is clearly out of line with the amount of work he has and is continuing to provide; and WHEREAS, making the County Attorney’s position officially full-time may become an opportunity to reduce some of Chickasaw County’s other legal and quasi-legal costs by first making use of the County Attorney’s counsel; and WHEREAS, defining more clearly the expectations of the position in terms of the amount of time required to execute the duties of the Office may make more likely the ability of the County to attract qualified and competent attorneys to seek the position thus helping to ensure quality legal service; BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED TO establish the position of Chickasaw County Attorney as full-time at annual salary of $82,000, effective January 1, 2010.  Passed and Approved this 12th day of October, 2009. AYES: /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr., John Andersen, Sherry Mattke. NAYS: /ss/Arnie J. Boge, Rick Holthaus. ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn at 12:17 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 13, 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

Received and filed Veterans Affairs Report for the month of October, 2009.

 

Kerry Erts with Iowa Government Health Care Plan, Bob Lentz with Net Worth Development and Gerry Lentz, Employee Benefit Consultant, representing the Iowa Governmental Health Programs through Counties met with the Board with a presentation 2010 Health Insurance. 

 

Allow Claims.

 

Received and filed Howard R. Green Company Chickasaw County Sanitary Landfill Fall 2009 Report.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve quarterly reports for the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Update for Willow Creek (ID#61668) in Section 30, of Jacksonville Township located at 2245 120th Street, New Hampton, IA.

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Update for Rausch-Waucoma Site

 (ID# 65878) in Section 12, of Stapleton Township located at 1250 295th Ave. Ft. Atkinson, IA

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Management Update for Kurppy LTD (ID# 61912) in Section 20, of Stapleton Township located at 1966 Union, Lawler, IA

 

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

 

 

 

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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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