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Monday, October 19, 2009 - Tuesday, October 20, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2009

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 19, 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 Holthaus, Seconded by Boge to approve agenda for October 20 & 21, 2009. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve board minutes of October 12 & 13, 2009.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the subdivision ordinance and concerns.  Also present were Jill Brincks, Zoning Administrator, Paul Herold and Kirk Reicks representing HRS, and Mark Huegel. Assistant County Attorney. 

 

Discussion regarding a parcel of land that has two splits and a third split in the process.

 

Ken Rasing also discussed the Heating System Valves at the Heritage Residence. He received one quote from Mike Controls in the amount of $3350.00 to replace all the pneumatic valves.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Holthaus to purchase the pneumatic valves for the Heritage Residence in the amount of $3350.00 from Mike Controls.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: blading at various areas, spot rocking at various areas, patching white deck planks, rock gradations at different quarries, sign repair, Railroads fixed at Quinlin and 210th  streets, Little Turkey box culvert plan finalized, R.O.W. at Little Turkey box culvert, chloride delivered, ditch cleaning permits, GPS monuments, etc.

 

Kathy Babcock, Public Nurse Administrator and Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Health Director met with the Board for departmental update and to  discuss the recommendation made by the Board of Health/Board of Supervisors Taskforce to merge the two agencies.

 

Board of Health/Board of Supervisors Task Force Chairman, John Andersen reported that at the Board of Health/Board of Supervisors Task Force meeting, a motion by Virgil Pickar, Jr. and Seconded by Mary Jo Sabelka that the BOH/BOS Task Force recommends that, under the control and direction of the BOH, the Homemaker Agency services be integrated into the array of services performed by the Public Health Agency effective July 1, 20l0.  Ayes: Pickar, Sabelka, Andersen. Nays: None.  If both boards approve the recommendation, beginning July 1, 2010, there no longer will be a separate homemaker agency.  Rather Home Care services will be provided through the Public Health Agency.  The BOH/BOS Task Force believes that no reduction in personnel should occur although the job descriptions may change as these Home Care services are integrated into the Public Health Agency’s program.  The Task Force anticipates that the Public Health Agency will have greater flexibility and that there likely will be an increase in efficiency.

Discussion followed.   The Board will discuss the Task Force recommendation after the Board of Health meeting scheduled October 26, 2009.

 

Motion by Boge, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn at 12:10 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with the following members present:  Mattke, Holthaus, Andersen, and Pickar. Absent: Boge. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present: member from the media.

 

At 9:30 AM the Board of Supervisors met at Community Service Building for Security Assessment Outbrief PowerPoint presentation by Rick Busch with Homeland Security.

 

The Board of Supervisors met with Gary Stephenson to discuss his request to obtain approval to raise funds to provide a 1934 Special Edition USA Constitution lithograph matted, and framed, at no cost to the taxpayers to be hung in the courthouse.  Mr. Stephenson plans to solicit funds from local groups.  The Board of Supervisors, by consensus, approved Mr. Stephenson’s request.

 

Sheila Kobliska, CPC, via telephone, to update the Board regarding the mental health advocate billings concerns.

 

Dave Randall with Randall Construction met with the Board to give them an update on the Courthouse Tuckpointing Project.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to adjourn at 12:05 PM.  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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