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Monday, May 24, 2010 - Tuesday, May 25, 2010

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MAY 24 & 25, 2010

 

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 24, 2010 with all members present:   Boge, Holthaus, Mattke, Andersen and Pickar. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.   Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for May 24 & 25, 2010.  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke to approve board minutes of May 17 & 18, 2010. All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Brian Moore, Conservation Director met with the Board to discuss land acquisition and funding options.  Brian will apply for various grant funding and also contact other organizations.  Brian explained that there are approximately 189.95 acres of which 77.03 acres are a combination of tillable acres, pasture and CRP program.  The balance of the property is in the Slough Bill and forest reserve.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge to approve temporary financing toward the land acquisition by the Chickasaw County Conservation pending grant applications from the DNR not to exceed in the amount of $70,000.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Brian will contact Kyle Bouska at the Heritage Residence to seed the trail around the Heritage Residence with native prairie grasses and wildflowers.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Chad Humpal as Park Ranger at $14.43 per hour effective May 17, 2010.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar to acknowledge the change of position for Denise Straw from Park Maintenance to Park Ranger at $14.43 per hour effective May 17, 2010.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Holthaus to acknowledge the hiring of Sean Larkin as summer conservation department employee at $7.75 per hour effective May 24, 2010.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Engineer, John Murray met with the Board to discuss departmental activities. Topics included:  maintenance and services of vehicles, lawn mowing, and spraying; sign repairs and brushing; spot blading, preparing dust control at various locations, concrete patching V-18, brush clearing at various areas, rock gradation at Platte Quarry, bridge inspection documentation, BROS-CO19 (71) contractor paving this week, fill, special backfill and modified subbase placed, entrance, culverts, tile, ditch cleaning in the N1/2 of the county, etc.

 

Kathy Babcock, Public Health Administrator met with the Board to review letter from the Board of Health for the resignation and appointment of Medical Director for Chickasaw County Board of Health.  Also present was Ken Rasing.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar to acknowledge and accept the resignation of Dr. Richard Reams as Medical Director for Chickasaw County Board of Health effective June 30, 2010.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the appointment of Dr. Lucas Brinkman as Medical Director for Chickasaw County Board of Health for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2010.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss tattoo, tanning, and swimming pool and funeral inspections in Chickasaw County.  The Board of Health will discuss the options at the Board of Health meeting scheduled May 24, 2010 and update the Board with their decision.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to appoint Ken Rasing as alternate to the Northeast Iowa Response Group.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Paul J. Deroy, representative with the Andersen window-door company met with the Board to discuss the window project at the Heritage Residence.   Also present:  Ken Rasing.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at Noon.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 with all members present:  Boge, Holthaus, Andersen, Pickar and Mattke.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present is a member of the news media.

 

Jeanne Heit, Homemaker Health Director and Anita Eschweiler, Admin. Assistant met with the Board for a departmental update.  The Board reviewed and compared the financial resources language verbiage on the Client Financial Data Sheet used by the Local Board of Health and the sliding scale fee schedule used by the Homemaker Health Agency.  Discussion followed. Other topics included client census, merger of the two agencies, and compliance audit.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to accept the financial resource language verbiage on the Client Financial Data Sheet and to be placed on the sliding fee scale schedule.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jill Brincks, Zoning Administrator met with Board to review and approve minor subdivision of Thomas Sullivan.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on approving the minor subdivision of Thomas Sullivan.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.   Resolution 05-25-10-16:  A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcel B in the NW -NW of Section 14, Township 94N, Range 14W Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, ON THE 25th, DAY OF MAY, 2010, at a regular meeting by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel B in the NW -NW of Section 14, Township 94N, Range 14W Chickasaw County, Iowa, was presented.             WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcel B in the NW -NW of Section 14, Township 94N, Range 14W Chickasaw County, Iowa, has been considered and should be approved.  NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 25th day of May, 2010./ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman, Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Karla Baumler and Loren Kiel with Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. met with the Board for review of the fourth quarter and first quarter health insurance statistical reports, and insurance updates.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on IDPH County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant for FY 2011 for $1774.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to enter into a provider agreement for psychiatric services and authorize Chairman Signature on Covenant Medical Center dba Covenant Clinic Psychiatry Contract.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to open the public hearing at 11:31 AM for the FY 2009/10 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Also present: County Engineer, Dusten Rolando.  No oral or written comments were received from the public.

 

The County Auditor reviewed the amendments with the Board.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to close the public hearing at 11:35AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Andersen to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on FY 2009/10 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Holthaus to adopt Resolution to amend departmental appropriations.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS   RESOLUTION NO. 05-25-10-17  WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations Resolution on June 30, 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 30, 2009 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet for the following reasons: Increases: Sheriff: $3375.00 Health Insurance; Homemaker Health Agency $46,075.00 Clients and Usage; Public Nurse: $80,000.00 Clients and Usage; with no increases in current fiscal year taxes.  PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 25th day of May, 2010.  AYES: /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman, Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., John Andersen, Rick Holthaus, Sherry Mattke.  NAYS: NONE. ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor                                                       

FY 2009-2010 BUDGET AMENDMENT

Department             Before Amendment       Increase/Decrease           After Amendment

Sheriff                       1,016,971                          3,375                              1,020,346  

Homemaker Hlth        377,446                         46,075                                 423,521

Public Nurse               688,084                         80,000                                 768,084

Service Area:

Public Safety            1,436,484                          3,375                              1,439,859

Physical Hlth-          1,414,389                       126,075                              1,540,464

   Social Serv 

 

The Board recessed at 11:50 AM.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:00 PM.  Members present: Pickar, Holthaus, Andersen, and Mattke.  Absent: Boge attending meeting in Mason City.

 

Brian Moore, Conservation Director met with the Board for an update on the land purchase.

 

Keith Hyman, representative with the Pella window-door company met with the Board to discuss the window project at the Heritage Residence.  Also present: Ken Rasing

 

Ken Rasing will meet with the Board on June 1st, 2010 to discuss the window project at the Heritage Residence.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collections for the month of May, 2010.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at 2:35PM.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

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Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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