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Monday, October 26, 2009 - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 OCTOBER 26, 27 & 28, 2009

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. with the following

Members present:  Holthaus, Andersen, Mattke, and Pickar.  Absent:  Boge. 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 Andersen to approve agenda for October 26, 27& 28, 2009. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of October 19& 20, 2009.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sue Breitbach, Treasurer, met with the Board to review interest quotes proposals from county banks for renewal of Health Insurance Investment CD.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to approve and authorize health insurance CD investment renewal with Northeast Security Bank, Fredericksburg, Iowa at 1.75 % for 12

months for approximately $56,315.07.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: Crossroads culvert work at 125th Street, ditch cleaning at LaSalle Ave., Crossroads V18, spot rocking in various areas, sign repair, checking GPS monuments, R.O.W. Little Turkey box culvert, final plans in for Little Turkey, sand gradation, winter sand, service of vehicles, etc.

 

County Engineer reviewed the Vern Laures Auto Center, Inc quote for a new pickup with the Board. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to purchase a 2010- ˝ ton pickup from Vern Laures Auto Center, Inc. in the amount of $22,945.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Reviewed Adopt a Highway renewal for the 4-H Ionia Rustlers.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Adopt-A-Highway renewal for 4-H Ionia Rustlers, for litter control along B57 east and west of Ionia.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution to amend Departmental Appropriations for FY 2009/10.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION 10-2-0-26: WHEREAS,  the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations Resolution on June 22, 2009 for all departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 22, 2009, are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet, for the following reasons: (1) Decrease General Services in the amount of $12,000.00 and increase Unemployment in the amount of $12,000.00 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes.  PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 26th day of October, 2009.  AYES: /ss/: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. Chairman, John Andersen, Rick Holthaus, And Sherry Mattke.  Absent: Arnie J. Boge.  NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

Department:                 Before Amendment           Inc/Dec           After Amendment

General Services               693,478                    -    12,000                681,478

Unemployment                     2,000                    +    12,000                  14,000

SERV. AREA-

    Administration           1,392,112                                                 1,392,112

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve liquor license and Sunday sales permit for Raleigh Hill, Inc.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Kathy Smith’s, representing District 1 on the Planning Commission term expires 12-31-2009.

 

Motion by  Holthaus, Seconded by Mattke to re-appoint Kathy Smith, representing District 1 to the Planning Commission for a 5 year term.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board also discussed the Board of Adjustment members’ appointments, duties, etc after the zoning ordinance implementation.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 27, 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. 

 

Dave Gorman, Custodian, met with the Board to purchase a new mower/snow blower.  He received two quotes, one from Ag Land Implement and one from Boos Implement Inc.

 

Ag Land Implement Inc-$9325.00 with 47 inch snow blower and Boos Implement Inc-$9250.00 with 47 inch snow blower or $9500.00 with 54 inch snow blower.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to purchase a mower with 54 inch snow blower from Boos Implement in the amount of $9500.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Reviewed quote received from Schumacher Elevator in the amount of $1040.00 for electric door screen on cab door of the elevator.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to approve the quote from Schumacher Elevator Co in the amount of $1040.00 for an electric door screen on cab door of the elevator.  Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Karla Baumler and Loren Kiel with Midwest Groups Benefits, Inc. met with the Board for review of the third quarter health insurance statistical report, 2010 flex renewal proposal and 2010 health insurance renewal proposal were reviewed and discussed, with no action taken at present, pending board discussion and decision.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve Class C. Beer-Wine and Sunday Sales permit for Poor Richards.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Allow Claims.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn at 12:40 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM with the following members present at the Community Services Building.  Andersen, Holthaus, Mattke, and Pickar.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar.

 

At 9:00 AM was a department head meeting.  Those present were Cindy Messersmith,

Jeanne Heit, Jill Brincks, Ken Rasing, Sue Breitbach, Kathy Babcock, Joe Sheehy, Alice Bartz, Dave Gorman, Joan Knoll, Doug Welton, Dusten Rolando, Megan Taets, Marty Larsen and Pat Wegman.

 

County Auditor, Joan Knoll, provided information regarding some procedures for the administration of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as guidelines about employee leaves.

 

John Andersen reported that Ken Rasing has agreed to chair a working group to help department heads complete continuity of government and continuity of operations plans.  Ken Rasing made comments and handed out information-gathering forms that are due back to him on November 13, 2009.

 

At 10:00 AM Census meeting with Pamela Billingslea, Partnership Specialist.  Those present were John Andersen, Rick Holthaus, Sherry Mattke, Virgil Pickar Jr., Board of Supervisors, Doug Welton, Assessor, Joan E. Knoll, Auditor, Sue Breitbach, Treasurer, Jill Brincks, Zoning Administrator, Rachel Lewey representing Fredericksburg Review,

Gail Ives, Sister Jeanne Tranel, Rod Ankrom representing New Hampton Ministerial, Dave Swenumson, Mayor City of Ionia, Ed Anderson representing Nashua-Plainfield Schools, John Phyfe, Mayor City of Nashua, Bryan O’Day, Mayor, City of Fredericksburg, Cindy Lantow, City Administrator for Fredericksburg, Staci Schutte, representing New Hampton Tribune, and Mike Anderson, representing New Hampton Police Department.

 

Motion by John Phyfe, Seconded by Bryan O’Day to approve the agenda for October 28, 2009.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Discussion ensued about local efforts that may be undertaken to ensure that Chickasaw County’s population is completely counted.  As was pointed out by Pamela Billingslea, US Census Partnership Specialist, have a complete count is important-many federal funds are distributed on the basis of population and our representation in Congress is affected by the number of Iowans who are counted in the census.

 

Next meeting is scheduled for December 9, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the Community Services Building.

 

Motion by John Phyfe, Seconded by David Swenumson to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 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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