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Monday, February 14, 2011 - Tuesday, February 15, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 14 & 15, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 14, 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.  

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for February 14 & 15, 2011.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of February 7 & 8, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to present paper bids for 40 cases of paper, as follows:  Riley’s Inc.: $ 1390.00 and Office World $1398.00.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the bid for the purchase of 40 cases of paper from Riley’s Inc. in the amount of $1390.00. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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; making salt brine; plowing all week, blower out; sand delivered. Mixed sand and salt; rock maps, contract rock; road design T-76 & B 57; union negotiations; budget review, state budget and state programs.

 

The Board reviewed two Heartland Power Cooperative permits.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the permit for Heartland Power Cooperative to place buried cable in the county right of way on Beaumont Avenue south of 100th Street.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Holthaus to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the permit for Heartland Power Cooperative to place buried cable in the county right of way on Amherst Place south of 210th Street..  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Patrick Wegman and Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to go into closed session according to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (c) at 11:05 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel joined in the discussion.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to exit closed session at 11:47 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Budget Worksession.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 15, 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. 

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the

Board for a departmental update and presentation.  Mary Schrandt-Prouty will continue to work with the Northeast Iowa Tourism group and update the Board as to the progress.

 

The board adjourned at 11:00 AM to attend the 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management Board annual meeting at the Teluwat in Osage.

 

The joint 28 E. Chickasaw-Mitchell Target Case Management Board convened at 1:00 PM at the Teluwat Restaurant in Osage.  The meeting was called to order by Mitchell County Chairman Joel Voaklander: Mitchell County include Supervisors Bob Marreel, Joel Voaklander, Stan Walk and County Auditor Lowell Tesch.  Chickasaw County included Supervisors Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll and Virgil Pickar Jr. and County Auditor Joan Knoll and Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska.

 

Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska reviewed the January 2011 financial report and gave an update on the staff. Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska stated that the case loads remain the same.  Salaries for FY 12 were discussed. Pickar stated that Chickasaw County was recommending a 2 percent increase. Voaklander recommended that the Case Management employees receive a 3 percent increase since their wages were frozen for FY 11.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve a 2 percent increase for the Targeted Case Managers and Director for FY 2011-2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The FY 2012 Case Management budget was reviewed. 

 

Motion by Walk, Seconded by Andersen to approve the FY 2011-2012 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell County Targeted Case Management budget.  Roll Call: Mitchell County:  All Ayes.  Chickasaw County:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Case Management Director’s annual evaluation was discussed. Voaklander suggested that next year all of the employees be given the opportunity to evaluate the director.  In the past only two employees and the Board Chairs were given the evaluation forms.  After further discussion, consensus that next year all of the employees and the full

Board is given the evaluation forms to complete.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Walk to adjourn the meeting at 1:39 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reconvened at 2:30 PM.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Wiley H.P. (ID#59391 in Section 25 of New Hampton Township located 2348 Quinlan Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. 

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Richland LTD LLC. (ID#61657) in Section 19 of Richland Township located 1647 290th Street, Ionia, IA 50658. 

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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