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Monday, August 30, 2010 - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 30 & 31, 2010

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 30, 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 news media.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Holthaus to approve agenda for August 30 & 31, 2010 All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve board minutes of August 23 & 24, 2010. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing and Dave Heimerdinger met with the Board to discuss the factory built brick molding option for the window project at the Heritage Residence. It would be an additional $92.50 per window above the original bid. It was the consensus of the Board to stay with the original contract.

 

County Engineer, Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and services of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; ditch cleaning permits; shop inspections; pickup signs and edge rutting on V-56; rock spotting in various areas; erosion control on BR1690; rock gradations at Deerfield Township; courthouse sidewalks and curbs; tile crossing in the Deerfield area; budget amendment; annual report; pickup truck specs, etc.

 

Zoning Administrator Jill Brinks met with the Board for an update on the Planning Commission meeting held on August 25, 2010. The Board also discussed draft Chickasaw County Zoning ordinance including the text and map.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to send the draft Chickasaw County Zoning Ordinance, including the text and map, back to the Planning Commission so that they may consider including amendments, as may have been offered in the public input process. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the east –west pond project at Twin Ponds. Also present was County Engineer Dusty Rolando.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to open the public hearing at11:04 A M on the proposed Social Host ordinance. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present were Sheriff Marty Larsen, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Susanne Laures, Rod Ankrom, Sadd representatives Holli Gorman, Raelyn Webster, Tyler Hackman, Cora Glaser, Kelsey McKrag, County Engineer Dusty Rolando.

 

Public comments were discussed and addressed.

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke to close the public hearing at11:55A M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at12:15P M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 31, 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.

 

The Joint 28E Chickasaw/Mitchell Targeted Case Management Board convened at 9:30 AM via a conference call: Present at Chickasaw County was Supervisors: John Andersen, Arnie Boge, Rick Holthaus, Sherry Mattke, Virgil Pickar and Auditor Joan Knoll CPC/TCM director Sheila Kobliska. Present at Mitchell County were Supervisors Bob Marreel, Joel Voaklander, Stan Walk and Auditor Lowell Tesch and Deputy Auditor/IT person Barb Baldwin.

 

Sheila reviewed ACES service contract for Case Management’s computer server. Sheila stated that the Case Management department has been pre-paying for technical support. Sheila proposed purchasing a one year service contract in the amount of $1000.00 per month. Currently the department is pre-paying $2500.00 for any service work that is needed.

 

Motion by Voaklander, Seconded by Mattke to defer action on a new service and continue with the current contract. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheila also reviewed the July financial report and gave a departmental update.

 

Motion by Marreel, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at 9:53 AM. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheila and the Board reviewed the possible merger of the County Assistance with the CPC. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board that the possible merger will be re-evaluated at the end of September, 2010.

 

Assessor Doug Welton and Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss abating property taxes on property purchased by the City of New Hampton.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to adopt Resolution abating property taxes on property purchased by the City of New Hampton. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 08-31-10-36 ABATING PROPERTY TAXES ON PROPERTY PURCHASED BY THE CITY: WHEREAS, the property taxes due in September 2010 and March 2011 on property located at 425 East Prospect Street owned by the City of New Hampton be abated according to Iowa Code

445.63 the county treasurer shall give notice to the appropriate governing body which shall pay the amount of taxes due. If the governing body fails to pay the taxes due, the board of supervisors shall abate all of the taxes. We have also received a letter from the city clerk requesting that the board of supervisors abate these taxes. WHEREAS, the property is located at 425 East Prospect Street, Parcel # 191007126137 was purchased by the City of New Hampton on September 1, 2009. The city clerk states that this property was purchased for flood mitigation purposes. The taxes being abated are for the period from July 1, 2009 thru June 30, 2010. The amount to be abated is $474.00. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this board is in agreement by their motion on August 31, 2010, and directs the treasurer to abate any and all taxes due. AYES: /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman, Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Vice-Chairman, Sherry Mattke, John Andersen, Rick Holthaus. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/Joan Knoll, Auditor.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the roofing project at the sheriff’s garage. Mick Gage has concerns regarding the large air conditioning unit. Dave will contact Marv Hackman and Chuck Stone regarding the project.

 

Dave also updated the Board on Phase II Courthouse Tuckpointing project. Dave Randall will be here for Phase II end of this week or first part of next week. Phase II consists of the chimney and the north side of the courthouse.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for an update on the special meeting held on August 30, 2010 on the east-west pond project at the nature center.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to approve fireworks permits for Cathy Skoda and the Big Four Fair. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed New Hampton Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2009-2010.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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