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Monday, February 28, 2011 - Tuesday, March 01, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 28, & MARCH 1, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 28, 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 a member from the news media.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for February 28 & March 1, 2011.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of February 21 & 22 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

David Boss representing Northeast Iowa Community Action met with the Board to discuss and review resolution in support of the Northeast Iowa Community Action.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve resolution in support of the Northeast Iowa Community Action.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 02-28-11-09:WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has developed confidence and trust with Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) in its 45 year partnership for the common good of our residents; and WHEREAS, NEICAC has utilized Community Services Block Grant funds (CSBG) during the partnership to maintain local Family Services offices in Chickasaw County to provide economic stability to people in need; and WHEREAS, NEICAC in 2010 has utilized those offices to provide $78,823 to address emergency needs within the County thus alleviating a drain on County Relief budgets; and WHEREAS, NEICAC provided services to 1,557 Chickasaw County residents this past year which represents 12.4% of the total county population; and WHEREAS, NEICAC employs 7 Chickasaw County residents providing opportunities throughout the county; and WHEREAS, In 2010 Chickasaw County supported NEICAC with an investment of  $15,000 of County funds to enhance the work of the agency in our county; the towns in Chickasaw County also  invested an additional $5,497 to ensure community action programs; and WHEREAS, the Family Service offices that are funded by CSBG are the “glue” that enables NEICAC to administer federal, state and locally funded programs with efficiency; and WHEREAS, President Obama has proposed a 50% reduction of the CSBG funding and made the remaining funds competitive, which due to their smaller voice places rural communities at an unfair disadvantage; and THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors supports the positive impact of CSBG in Chickasaw County and opposes action by Congress or the President to reduce CSBG funding disproportionately compared to the rest of the federal domestic discretionary budget.

/ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman, Rick Holthaus, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

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; plowing snow all week, work zone safety meeting; making tire chains; fixing signs as needed; concrete forms delivered; plowing snow on Saturday one-ways; working on

T-76 plans; 5 year plan and budget program-construction; union negotiations continue; etc.

 

Assistant County Attorney and Secretary Tammy Schnurr met with the Board to discuss quote for a copier and maintenance agreement from Advanced Systems.   It was the consensus of the Board that the Attorney’s Office talked to Riley’s and updates the Board at Tuesday’s meeting of their findings.  Also present County Attorney Pat Wegman.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to review the firearms sign to prohibit weapons on county property. Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to approve and proceed with firearms signage to prohibit weapons on county property.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 1, 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.  Also present a member from the news media

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board for a department update and to review the software interface maintenance agreement with Emergitech.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into a software interface maintenance agreement with Emergitech for the first year in the amount of $3771.00 and the second year in the amount of 484.00 and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board of the Northeast Iowa Community Action meeting held on Monday, February 28, 2011.

 

County Attorney Secretary Tammy Schnurr via telephone conference updated the Board regarding the conversation with Riley’s Inc for the purchase of a copier for the attorney’s office.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to rescind the motion on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 as follows:  Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the quote for the purchase a 300i copier from Riley’s Inc. in the amount of $4000.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the quote for a Canon IR 2530 Digital Copier in the amount of $3380.00 and maintenance agreement $36.00 per month and $.012 per copy over 3000 copies per month.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Veterans Affairs Board members Wayne Moetsch and James Geerts met with the Board for a departmental update and to discuss the Veteran’s Affairs Director/ Administrator vacancy. The Veterans Affairs Commission will prepare a newspaper ad, review the job description, and accept applications through the Auditor’s Office within the next two weeks.  The commission will continue to update the Board of their progress to fill the vacancy.

 

Karla Baumler with Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. met with the Board for review of the 4th quarter health insurance statistical report.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss property in the City of Lawler and a departmental update.  Treasurer Sue Breitbach will prepare a resolution after March 21, 2011.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling Collection for the month of February, 2011.

 

Received and filed Sanitation Revenue Report for the month of January, 2011.

 

Received and filed E-911 Revenue Report for the month of February, 2011.

 

Supervisors Holthaus and Zoll attended luncheon at the Event Center with the senior citizens.

 

The Board recessed at 12:15 PM.

 

The Board reconvened at 6:00 PM at the Twin Ponds Nature Center for a joint meeting with the Chickasaw County Conservation Board.  Present were Board of Supervisors Pickar, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen and Auditor Joan E. Knoll.  Conservation Board members included Combs, Bernatz, Armbrecht, Pacovsky and Raine and Conservation Director Brian Moore.  Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar for the Board of Supervisors and Conservation Board Chairman Combs.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (c) at 6:05 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to exit closed session at 7:45 PM Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisors Byrne and Zoll and Conservation Board members Raine and Bernatz will form a committee to review the options and update the Boards of their findings at a joint meeting in the near future.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at7:47 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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