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Monday, March 07, 2011 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 MARCH 7 & 8, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 7, 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 March 7 & 8, 2011.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus approve board minutes of February 28 & March 1, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

CPC/Targeted Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  Also present was Middle School Principal Donita Sweitzer and High School Guidance Counselor JoAnne Wickman.

 

Donita Sweitzer gave a presentation to the Board regarding the program.  They are currently using the Character Counts Program district-wide but the bullying component is not as strong as they would like it to be.  The cost of the program is $2423.55 and they would like Chickasaw county to contribute $1500.00 towards the program for the 5th- 8th grade middle school. 

 

It was the consensus of the Board that Chickasaw County will provide $1500.00 from the MH-DD Services Fund towards the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the New Hampton Middle School.

 

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; permits, work orders; brushing at various areas; asphalt patching; fixing signs as needed; sign inventory; pushing snow back; opening ditches, water on roads; contract rock maps and rock letting the end of March, or early April; working on concrete forms; T-76 design work; budget review; budget hearing today; IDOT local systems meeting on Wednesday; IDOT precon Highway 18 project; etc.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to open the public hearing at 10:30 AM for the FY 2011-2012 county budget. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Also present: County Engineer Dusten Rolando, CPC/Targeted Case Manager/General Assistance Director Sheila Kobliska, Timothy G. Nosbisch, Rolland Cagley, Richard Crooks, Chip Schwickerath and a member from the news media.

 

No one from the public had expressed any either verbal or written comments to be included in the public hearing.

 

Tim Nosbisch had comments regarding the valuations; Supervisor Holthaus commented on the Farm Bureau‘s Report; Supervisor Pickar commented on the biggest expense is in the Secondary Road Department for $380,000 for rock and the purchase of the new motorgrader; fuel costs; and the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities levy due to a decrease in federal and state funding that is then passed down to the local level. Supervisor Pickar also mentioned that the Board may consider the elimination of the 12.5 cents from the General Supplemental Levy.  Other comments and discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 11:10 AM

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve Liquor License application for Jerico Jo’s.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss pending litigation matters.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (c) at 11:35 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 12:24 PM.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:26 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 8, 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 met with the Board to discuss Law Enforcement Contract-Communications. Marty Larsen will update the Board as to the progress after further research.

 

The Board discussed the option of reducing the tax asking from 4,289,055 to 4,208,152 a difference of 80,903 by eliminating the General Supplemental Levy of 12.5 cents which would bring the total levy rate from 7.49205 to 7.36705 for FY 2011-2012. The revisions were made to the County Budget.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution for Adoption of FY 2011-2012 County Budget.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 03-08-11-10: RESOLUTION APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2011-2012 COUNTY BUDGET

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors originally considered the proposed FY 2011-2012 County Budget tax asking of  $4,289,055  which calls for a total levy rate of 7.49205;   

WHEREAS,  the Board of Supervisors after the discussion and consideration eliminated the General Supplemental levy of 12.5 cents reducing the proposed FY 2011-2012 County Budget  by $80,903; WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors do hereby approve and adopt the FY 2011-2012 County Budget, after the public hearing on March 7, 2011;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the FY 2011-2012 County Budget tax asking of $4,208,152 which results in a total levy rate of 7.36705 is hereby approved and adopted.   PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 8th day of March, 2011. The Vote thereof being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Chairman, Rick Holthaus, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.  NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll. Auditor              

 

Bill Riley representing Riley’s Inc. met with the Board to discuss U.S. Cellular Partner Employee Discount Program (PEDP).  Discussion followed.  The program will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks before implementation.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to enter into U.S. Cellular Partner Employee Discount Program (PEDP) and authorize Bill Riley representing Riley’s Inc. to start the implementation of the program.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for Willow Creek LLC. (ID#) in Section 25 of Washington Township located at 2165 120th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Gold Standard Farms, L.C. (ID# 62904) in Section 24 of Cedar East Township located at 1047 Addison Avenue, Orchard, IA 50460.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Gerard and Ruth Lynch (ID# 59281) in Section 9 of New Oregon Township located at 21323 200th Street, Cresco, IA 52136.

 

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

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Don Kurtenbach-Site 1 (ID# 59339) in Section 17 of Stapleton Township located at 2980 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Don Kurtenbach-Site 2 (ID# 62176) in Section 19 of Stapleton Township located at 2279 Roanoke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Mike Link (ID# 65872) in Section 6 of Chickasaw Township located at 1989 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at Noon.  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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