Monday, January 3, 2011
- Wednesday, January 5, 2011
COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
JANUARY 3, 4, & 5, 2011
The Courthouse and offices were closed on Monday, January 3, 2011 in observance of New Year’s Day.
At on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 elected officials from the General Election 2010 were administered their oath by Clerk of Court Damian Baltes.Officials receiving their oath of office were Supervisors Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne; Recorder Cindy Messersmith, County Attorney Patrick Wegman, and Treasurer Sue Breitbach.
The Board convened on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at with all members present:Zoll, Pickar, Andersen, Holthaus, and Byrne. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present a member from the media.
Tom Soenen representing Kinder-Morgan met with the Board to discuss snow removal on roads leading to the terminal.Discussion followed.The Board will discuss the matter with the CountyEngineer and the CountyEngineer will contact Mr. Soenen.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve agenda for January 3, 4 & 5, 2011
All Ayes.Motion Carried
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of December 27 & 28, 2010.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Veterans Affairs Director Joe Sheehy met with the Board for a departmental update.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to nominate and appoint Virgil M. Pickar Jr., as Chairman for the year 2011 and cease nominations.Roll Call:All Ayes.Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to nominate and appoint Rick Holthaus as Vice-chairman for the year 2011 and cease nominations.Roll Call: All Ayes. .Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2011 Master Matrix Resolution.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; andWHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS,by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS,the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3)./ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chair, Board of Supervisors. Date: 1-4-2011. ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, CountyAuditor, Date: 1-4-2011.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adopt Resolution 01-04-11-02 Prior Payment of Bills.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.RESOLUTION NO.01-04-11-02:WHEREAS,at certain times it is necessary to pay bills prior to an official Board of Supervisors meeting in order to allow for the efficient operation of county government.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following list of items can be paid for in advance of an official Board of Supervisors meeting.Items which would result in the loss of a discount or result in interest payments, utility bills, payroll and payroll benefit checks. Passed and approved this 5th day of January, 2010.AYES: /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Tim Zoll, and Jason Byrne. NAYS: None.
ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.
The CountyEngineer, Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.Topics included:maintenance and services of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; pushing snow back last week; fixing mailboxes; scraping ice blades last week; ice blades out this week; blower, putting back together, running today; one ways out Friday and sanding; mixing salt and sand; right of way on Grove bridge; pavement markings plans; Usher’s bridge design; budget for FY 12; union negotiations, etc.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adopt resolution for county vehicles. Roll call:All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-04-11-03.WHEREAS, unforeseen weather conditions do frequently damage the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, thereby creating situations that are hazardous to the traveling public, and WHEREAS, damages arising from accidents and other actions by others, create hazardous conditions on the Secondary Roads that can result in damage or injury to the traveling public, and
WHEREAS, the above actions may occur anytime, day or night, it is therefore, determined to be in the best interests of the COUNTY and the traveling public that certain individuals be given the responsibility of being available on a 24 hour basis so that immediate response can be made to accomplish temporary repair or installation of warning devices as to inform the traveling public of the conditions.Persons so designated shall be authorized to take vehicles, communications, and other equipment to their residences during times other than normal working hours.Vehicles and other equipment are to be used for official purposes only. ChickasawCounty Board of Supervisors. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman, John Andersen, Rick Holthaus, Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne.ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to designate the official county newspapers as follows:New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter.All Ayes. Motion Carried.Official board minutes are available on the ChickasawCounty website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.3 stating the minimum requirement for number and selection having a population below fifteen thousand as being two official newspapers.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set bounty fees of one dollar for each pair of pocket gopher front feet.All Ayes. Motion Carried
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to set mileage reimbursement at $.42 per mile for 2011.Discussion followed.All Ayes.Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00.All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as CountyEngineer for 2011.All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Sheila Kobliska, as General Assistance Director for 2011.All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to re-appoint Joe Sheehy as Veterans Affairs Director for 2011.All Ayes. Motion Carried
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2011 as on file in the Auditor’s Office.All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2011. All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to appoint Board members to the following committee’s assignments.All Ayes. Motion Carried.
E-911 Chairperson: Virgil Pickar Jr. and Rick Holthaus as Alternate
Emergency Management Commission: Virgil Pickar Jr. and Rick Holthaus as Alternate
Eastern Iowa Tourism Association: Mary Schrandt-Prouty and
Karen Wilson as Alternate
First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services: Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne as Alternate
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Dr. Rick Moberly, MD as chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2011.All Ayes. Motion Carried.
LawEnforcementBuilding: Supervisors. Heritage Residence: Supervisors. HumanServicesBuilding: Supervisors. Legal and EmergencyManagementCenter: Supervisors. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Supervisor Holthaus discussed the Conservation Board Member District 1 Applications and Interview process with the Board.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to appoint Bill Raine to the Conservation Board Member District 1 for a three year term effective January 4, 2011.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to accept the resignation of Susan J. Anderson as Deputy Auditor effective January 7, 2011.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn at . Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at with the following members present:Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Pickar.The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar.Mail was opened and distributed.Also present was a member from the media.
Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss and review quote from C.H. McGuiness Co., Inc. to repair radiator steam traps in the Courthouse.Discussion followed.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approvethe quote and authorize Chairman signature to repair the radiator steam traps in the Courthouse in the amount of $3190.00 from C. H. McGuiness Co., Inc.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Dave Gorman gave an update on the Legal & EmergencyManagementCenter location regarding the cleaning and purchase of equipment for the building.It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman purchase cleaning supplies and equipment for the leased building.
Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Sheriff Marty Larsen and Chief Deputy Todd Miller met with the Board to discuss a firearms resolution to prohibit firearms on county property.Pat Wegman presented to the Board a letter from the Department of Justice.It was the consensus of the Board that the County Attorney Pat Wegman will prepare a resolution and sign verbiage to prohibit firearms on county property.
Ken Rasing, Jill Brincks, Tammy Schnurr, County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney met with the Board to discuss lease arrangements.
The name of the building will be called the Legal/Emergency Management Center.All rent and utilities will be divided 50/50 between the CountyAttorney and Sanitation.AssistantCounty Attorney Mark Huegel will be reimbursing the county $50.00 per month for his private practice.
CountyAttorney Pat Wegman discussed the Board a new phone systems.Pat Wegman received two quotes: Seery Telecommunications in the amount of $3587.00; and Northeast Iowa Telephone Company in the amount of $2660.00. Discussion followed.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to accept the quote from Northeast Iowa Telephone Company in the amount of $2660.00 for a digital phone system for the attorney’s office.Roll Call:All Ayes.Motion Carried.
Supervisor Andersen discussed with the Board the process for interviewing and appointing candidates for the two vacancies on the Board of Health.
Supervisor Andersen discussed with the Board the Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator position.Discussion followed.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to hire Mary Schrandt-Prouty as the Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator as per contract effective January 10, 2011.Roll Call: Ayes: Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne, And Pickar. Nays: Zoll.Motion Carried.
The Board allowed claims
Received and filed Sanitation Revenue Report for the month of December, 2010 and second quarter.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at Roll Call:All Ayes.Motion Carried.