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Monday, April 04, 2011 - Tuesday, April 05, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 APRIL 4 & 5, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 4, 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 was a member from the media and Suzanne Brownell as an observer. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for April 4 & 5, 2011.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of March 28 & 29, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Pastor Kevin Frey, representing on behalf of Cedar Valley Friends of the Family met with the Board.  April is Child Abuse prevention month.  The Board signed an April 2011 Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation. There will also be a display on the 1st floor of the Courthouse during the month of April plus a clothes line outside of the Courthouse and tying blue ribbons around some of the trees on the courthouse grounds.   

 

The Board appointed a temporary redistricting commission.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to establish a temporary redistricting commission consisting of five members Kevin Kennedy, Linda Geerts, Jack McKone, Rolland Cagley and Dave Swenumson.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approve the compensation of $8.00 per hour and mileage reimbursement of $.42 per mile to the members of the temporary redistricting commission.  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; brush crew out; blading and hauling rock; taking off snow equipment off one-ways; installed water cooler at shop and air compressor at the west shop in New Hampton; shoulders on paved reshaping to start this week; bridge inspection continues; etc.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando discussed with the Board the Raleigh Hill Road.  Also present was Jackie Wilken.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman signature on permit for Alliant Energy to place overhead lines and poles in the county right of way along 210th Street East of Beaumont Avenue in Section 16 Chickasaw Township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Holthaus to set the public hearing for the revisions to the proposed Chickasaw County Zoning ordinance for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Chickasaw Event Centre.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

The Board reviewed the agreement with Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Request for Bid for FY 12.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the agreement with Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Request for Bid for FY 12.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the fireworks permit for Mary King.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board for a departmental update.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Pickar to approve New Hampton Golf & Country Club Liquor License.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to enter into a website agreement with IROC Web Design Services in the amount of $2780.00 and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 5, 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 of the news media.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to give the decision from the Conservation Board to sell or keep the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.   Also present were Conservation Board Member Tom Bernatz, Mark Schwickerath, Nathaniel Schwickerath, Gerry Carolan, Duane R. Schwickerath, Roger Tiemessen, Rick Kramer, Laurie Marzolf, and Suzanne Brownell.  Brian Moore informed the Board that there were 24 visitors at the meeting and it was the consensus of the Conservation Board that they need more time to explore other options. Discussion followed.

 

Brad Schwickerath and Doug Schueth met with the Board to discuss a budget request in the amount of $5,000 each year for the Reload Iowa Program for a total of three years.  The Board took the budget request under advisement.

 

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Leibold Site (ID# 65313) in Section 8 of Jacksonville Township located at 2381 150th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen 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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