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Monday, January 24, 2011 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 24, & 25, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 24, 2011 with all members present:  Pickar, Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. 

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for January 24 & 25, 2011.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve board minutes of January 17-19, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Andersen left at 9:30 AM to attend a funeral.

 

Nancy Hilleshiem and Dwight Kolthoff representing Big Four Fair and Mary Lynch with Extension Service met with the Board to present FY 2011-2012 budget request for $6625 for the 4-H achievement show and $25000 for the Big Four Fair.  The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; blades out all week; Oshkosh’s out all week; new tandem truck in; mixing sand and salt today; pushing back snow; fixed mailboxes; delivered sand last week; Saturday one-ways out 6:30-10:00 AM; HMA recertification in Mason City; PCC updates; HMA update; budget review FY 12; union negotiations continues; etc.

 

Motion by Holthaus, seconded by Byrne, to approve the following resolution pertaining to the policy for the acquisition of right of way. Vote: Ayes: Holthaus, Byrne, And Zoll Pickar. Nays: None. Absent: Andersen.  RESOLUTION 01-24-11-06.  WHEREAS, it is necessary from time to time to acquire right of way for road and bridge construction, and WHEREAS, it is within the powers of the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County to acquire such necessary right of way, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that property values are 4 times the assessed valuation, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the following schedule shall constitute the policy by which Chickasaw County shall acquire right of way land, improvements thereon, and fill dirt. Right of way land acquired by easement or deed shall be purchased for an amount 4 times the assessed valuation.

1.           Fence removal/replacement costs shall be paid according to the following schedule:

Removal by owner-------------------------------$  4.00/rod, barbed; $  5.00/rod, woven; Placement of fence @ new right of way line-----$ 13.50/rod, barbed; $ 18.00/rod, woven

Placement and removal of temporary electric fence------$ 6.50/rod; (for temporary construction easements and borrow areas)

Corner/Brace posts used in fence placement-------------$ 25.00/each

Placement of permanent fence shall be completed within one year after the project is completed in order to receive compensation.

2.           The County shall pay all recording costs and mortgage release fees.

3.           The acquisition, replacement, or relocation of buildings, shrubs, or other improvements shall be negotiated by the County and the Owner.  The acquisition of fill dirt shall be negotiated on the basis of a cost per cubic yard. Date: January 24, 2011 /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the Troyna Property.

 

Judy Funk, Heartland Insurance Risk Pool and Jim Sarcome with Arthur J. Gallagher met with the Board for an annual update.

 

The Board recessed at Noon and re-convened at 1:00 PM.

 

Budget Worksession.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 with all members present:  Pickar, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen. .  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss computer equipment and accessories for the Sheriff’s Department.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Doug Welton to purchase two computers, monitors and monitor rack for the sheriff’s department.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board regarding the Northeast Iowa Community Action meeting held on January 24, 2011.

 

Supervisor Andersen updated the Board regarding the Pathways Board of Directors meeting held on January 24, 2011.

 

Supervisor Andersen reviewed with the Board the written contract for the Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator Mary Schrandt-Prouty.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into a contract with Mary Schrandt-Prouty as Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator for FY 2010-2011 as set forth by the agreement and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne and Pickar. Nays: Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Jeremy McGrath met with the Board for an ambulance update and a 2010 overview.

 

Budget Worksession.

 

The Board recessed at 1:00 PM and re-convened at 2:00 PM.

 

Budget Worksession.

 

The Board received and filed Corrective IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for D & D Farms Inc. (ID#61930) in Section 28 of New Hampton Township located 2306 Odessa Avenue, Iowa, IA 50659. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 ____________________________________

Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. 

Chairman,  Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 
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