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Monday, March 21, 2011 - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 MARCH 21 & 22, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 21, 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 a member from the media was present.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for March 21 & 22, 2011.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve board minutes of March 14 & 15, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board to discuss the law enforcement contracts-communications for FY 2011-2012.  Discussion followed.  Upon a recommendation of the Sheriff, the Board approved a three percent increase for the FY 2011-12 law enforcement contracts-communications.  The Board will send a letter to the City Clerks showing the 3% increase for their FY 2011-12 city budgets.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen requested a budget amendment for FY 2010-2011. 

 

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; brushing in various areas; undressed track, spot rocking; motorgraders pulling rock back from the edge; entrance permits; ditch cleaning permits; sign repairs as needed; oil quotes; radios, update for narrow band; started spot rocking in various areas; bridge inspection; T76 project, plans; budget review after March; etc.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to set summer help wages same as the current year.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and Conservation Board Members Mel Pacovsky and Bill Raine met with Board to discuss Price Wildlife Habitat. Discussion followed.  The Conservation Board will meet on April 4, 2011 to discuss and make a decision to sell, not to sell, or fence the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  Director Brian Moore will meet with the Board on April 5, 2011 as to the Conservation Board decision on the Price Wildlife Habitat Property

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss property in the City of Lawler.

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the Assignment of Tax Sale Certificate Number 10-0072.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 03-21-11-11:  ASSIGNMENT OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATE WHEREAS, property in the City of Lawler, Iowa described as Lots One, Two, three, Four and the E ˝ of Lot Five, all in Block 17, in the Town of Lawler, Chickasaw County, Iowa, has taxes unpaid for years 2007, 2008, 2009 and a special assessment in 2009, and WHEREAS, after this property has been advertised for sale for two years, the County through the Board of Supervisors obtained Tax Sale Certificate Number 10-0072, in the amount of $ 4,593.81, and  WHEREAS, the City of Lawler has requested assignment of Tax Sale Certificate  Number 10-0072 to the City of Lawler in accordance with provisions of Section 446.31 in the Code of Iowa, 2009, and  BE IT RESOLVED the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors do hereby assign the Certificate Number 10-0072 to the City of Lawler, for a compromised amount of  Zero Dollars  and  $ 10.00, for the assignment transaction fee.  PASSED this 21st day of March, 2011, at New Hampton, Iowa.  Ayes: /ss/Virgil Pickar, Chairman of he Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, John Andersen, Rick Holthaus, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll.  ATTEST: Joan Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor.

 

Veterans Affairs Board members Wayne Moetsch and James Geerts met with the Board to discuss the Veterans Affairs Director/ Administrator.

 

There were 11 applicants and Veterans Affairs Board are in the process of interviewing

applicants for the position.  The Board and Veterans Affairs Board agreed the salary for the position will be at an annual salary of $13,500.00 with an additional $500.00 after the completion of six months probationary period. This position is 20 hours per week.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 22, 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.

 

Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss and review the Chickasaw County Property Schedule.  Discussion followed.

 

The Board discussed how to proceed on the recommended changes to the zoning ordinance from the planning commission.  Also present were: Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Zoning Administrator Jill Brincks, David Snyder, Donald Etter, Gerald Slessor, Marlow Steege, Ralph Beck, Mary Lou Ries, Donna Pierce, Don Blazek, John Hockspeier, Kurt Croell, Richard Welter, Don Caspersen, Joe Roethler, Gary Tolliver and a member from the media.   Discussion and comments followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to accept Option 4: (One Public Hearing; Second Reading; Third Reading) and set the public hearing for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Event Center.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2011-2012 General Liability Insurance.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2011-2012 General Liability Insurance.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board for an update from the meeting regarding the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  The Board has asked the county attorney’s office for a written attorney’s opinion as to who has the authority to sell the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.

 

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

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Jerico Beef & Swine (ID# 62201) in Section 35 of Jacksonville Township located at 2651 130th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for JAGBRABDP LLC (ID# 65313) in Section 8 of Jacksonville Township located at 2375 150th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 AM.  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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