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Monday, December 20, 2010 - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 20 & 21, 2010

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 20, 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 a member from the media, Supervisors elect Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for December 20 & 21, 2010.    All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Mattke to approve board minutes of December 13 & 14, 2010. All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to review interest quotes proposal from county banks for renewal of health insurance investment CD.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Pickar to approve and authorize health insurance CD investment renewal with Lincoln Savings Bank in Nashua at 1.05% for12 months for approximately $ 52,184.80.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and services of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; plowing roads all week, motorgraders one-way; blades scraping hard surfaces on Friday; treated hard surfaces on Friday; #52 motorgrader in Lawler is fixed; small maintenance; bridge design work at Ushers; etc.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman and Dave Randall of Randall Construction met with the Board for Phase II Courthouse Tuckpointing Project update and also discussed Phase III-final Courthouse Tuckpointing Project. The final project will begin the Spring of 2012 and completed the end of summer of 2012 for approximately $110,000.00. 

 

Ken Rasing and County Attorney Patrick Wegman met with the Board to discuss office relocation for the Sanitarian/Environmental Health/E-911/Zoning/Emergency Management departments located at 116 N. Chestnut Avenue and the County Attorney’s Office at 17 N. Locust.    Also present:  Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Secretary Tammy Schnurr.  Discussion followed.  The office space is approximately 2400 square feet.

 

It was the consensus of the Board for Ken Rasing and Patrick Wegman to discuss with Farm Service Lease option and update the Board at Tuesday’s meeting.

 

Allen Powell with Jendro Sanitation met with the Board to review the 2011 rural recycling schedule.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Holthaus to approve the 2011 rural recycling schedule and FY 12 recycling rates.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Christensen Farms Midwest LLC (ID#52128) in Section 36 of Bradford Township located 1529 310th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:02 PM.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 with the following members present: Boge, Andersen, Holthaus, and Pickar. Absent: Mattke until 10:00 AM. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present a member from the media, Supervisors elect Tim Zoll.

 

The Board reviewed the resolution for intangible asset policy –GASB 51.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Resolution for intangible asset policy. Resolution 12-21-10-44 Chickasaw County Intangible Asset Policy -Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 51, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Intangible Assets, is effective beginning July 1, 2009.  The Statement requires the County to capitalize all intangible assets with determinable useful lives, and to amortize those assets accordingly.  Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives will be capitalized, however not amortized.  Internally generated computer software in the Application Development State per GASB 51 will be capitalized and amortized. Intangible assets include easements and right of ways, water rights, timber rights, patents, trademarks and computer software.  Chickasaw County will include in this policy only those assets which are identifiable, meaning they are separable and arose from contractual or other legal rights, whether those rights are transferable or separable, possessing all of the following characteristics:  lack of physical substance, nonfinancial in nature, with an initial useful life beyond a single reporting period.  Internally generated intangible assets must meet the Specified-Conditions Criteria of GASB Statement 51 to be covered by this policy.  Internally generated computer software can be developed in-house by County personnel, by third party contractor on behalf of the County, or commercially available software purchased or licensed by the County, modified using more than minimal increment effort before putting it into service.

Any intangible asset which exceeds the County’s threshold will be recorded at historic cost, or estimated historic cost, including where applicable, interest and ancillary charges.  The threshold is designed to capture 80% of the total cost of the County’s intangible assets.  The threshold for Chickasaw County is $50,000.00.  Chickasaw County will not retroactively report intangible assets per GASB 51 since we are a Phase III County.  Costs incurred July 1, 2009 and beyond for internally generated computer software in the application development stage will be capitalized providing the costs exceeds Chickasaw County’s threshold. Approved by Board Resolution on December 21, 2010. /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor

 

Chairman of the Compensation Board Steve Lynch presented the FY 2011-2012 Compensation Board recommendation for elected officials’ salaries. Also present: Sheriff Marty Larsen and Chief Deputy Todd Miller. The recommendation was received and placed on file to be considered within the context of the total FY 2011-2012 county budget.

 

Supervisor Andersen discussed with the Board to develop a plan to interview selected applicants for the Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator position.

 

Ken Rasing and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss rental of office space from Farm Service.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to enter into a contract to rent office space with Farm Service.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Holthaus, Andersen, Mattke, And Pickar. Nays: Boge.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also discussed with the Board Courthouse Security.  Discussion followed.

It was the consensus of the Board that Ken Rasing contact other counties and update the Board at a later date with his findings.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 AM. 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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