The Board convened on Monday, March 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 Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for March 14 & 15, 2011.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus approve board minutes of March 7 & 8, 2011.Roll Call:All Ayes.Motion Carried.
Neil Schrader with Hacker, Nelson & Co. PC met with the Board to review and discuss the FY 2009-2010 Audit.
The Board reviewed the contract with Cost Advisory Services Inc. for a 3 year period.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on Agreement with Cost Advisory Services Inc. for FY 2011, FY 2012 and FY 2013 for cost allocation recovery at $3950.00 per year.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board reviewed a Misc. request in the amount $1020.00 from the Humane Society of North Iowa.Discussion followed.The Board will discuss this request with Sheriff Marty Larsen at a later date.
The Board entered into discussion regarding the employee’s wellness proposal, with a program developed.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrneto set employees’ wellness screening at no cost for health insurance subscribers and spouses (family contracts only), and full-time employees with non participating health insurance subscribers consisting of blood panel, PSA and TSH (thyroid) test and additional optional tests to be prepaid by participants applying for those tests.Employee’s spouses that are non participating health insurance subscribers may participate in the Wellness Clinic.They will need to cover the cost of requested tests.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Wellness Clinic dates are April 19 & 20, 2011.
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; culvert map, work cards; entrance permits; brushing at various locations last week and this week; one ways, motorgraders on Wednesday at 6:00 AM; repair signs as needed and where possible; sign inventory; rock resurfacing on March 28th; local systems, IDOT on Wednesday; T-76 design, plans are continuing; budget review; union negotiations, etc.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve permit for Windstream Communications, Inc. to place buried cable along 235th Street West of Kenwood Avenue.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for a departmental update.
Kathy Babcock asked for a budget amendment in the amount of $20,517 for a Public Health Emergency Response contract from the Iowa Department of Pubic Health.The money will be used to purchase computer equipment, scanner, chairs for the Community Services Conference room and other equipment. Kathy Babcock also reported on the Bioterrorism Drill, employee status update, and the Community Assessments Needs plan.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at .Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, March 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.Also present was a member from the news media.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus upon the recommendation of the County Auditor to approve the appointment of Donna M. Geerts as First Deputy in the Auditor’s Office effective March 21, 2011 at the annual salary of $34,287.20.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
INRCOG representative Brian Schoon met with the Board to review the planning commission Ordinance revisions.Also present was Zoning Administrator Jill Brincks.
The Board allowed claims.
CountyAttorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss legal matters.
The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Poppe Farms (ID# 57707) in Section 6 of Richland Township located at 1630 250th Street, Ionia, IA50645.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at .Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.