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Monday, April 11, 2011 - Tuesday, April 12, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 APRIL 11& 12, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 11 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. 

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for April 11 & 12, 2011.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve board minutes of April 4 & 5, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to discuss passports and procedure changes. Effective May 1, 2011 the Auditorís Office will be handling the passport application and the Recorderís Office will continue taking pictures for the passports.

 

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; weather storm spotters class; entrance permits, ditch cleaning permits; removing snow equipment; crane inspection; fixing signs as needed; blades out in various areas, retrieving shoulders in various areas; removing snow fence; spot rocking at various areas; brushing in various areas all week; bridge inspection; T-76 and B-57 project design; culvert design; budget amendment and review; Cheyenne Avenue scarification $5300; etc.

 

Engineer Dusten Rolando received quotes for the Cheyenne Avenue scarification.  Quotes from Steffes Construction $11,872.00; W K Construction $5889.00; and Manatts $5368.00.  Also present: Jackie Wilken.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to enter into an agreement between Chickasaw County and Jackie Wilken to cost share the Cheyenne Avenue South of Hwy 18 scarification project in the amount of $5368.00 and that Jackie Wilken cost share is 2/3 and Chickasaw County cost share is 1/3 and upon completion of the project the original agreement will be terminated.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman signature on the permit for Butler County REC to place buried cable in the county right of way along Newell Avenue South of 270th Street in Section 16 of Dresden Township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to adopt resolution for road embargoes.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 04-11-11-12: WHEREAS: The Board of Supervisors is empowered under authority of Sections 321.236 Sub. (8), 321.255, and 321.471 to 321.473 to prohibit the operation of vehicles or impose limitations as to the weight thereof on designated highways or highway structures under their jurisdiction, except farm tractors as defined in Section 321.1 Sub. (7), for a total period not to exceed ninety days in any one calendar year, whenever any said highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow, or other climatic conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles thereon in prohibited or the permissible weights thereof reduced, and WHEREAS: Spring weather conditions have caused certain Secondary Roads to be incapable of bearing the customary traffic thereon without undue damages, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa that the County Engineer or his designee be authorized to order any of the Secondary Roads closed to vehicles in excess of Five (5) tons per axle, wherever he deems it necessary for a period of time deemed expedient (not to exceed 90 days) by erecting signs in accordance with Section 321.472. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Engineer or his designee may grant permits of exemption upon showing that there is a need to move market farm produce of a type subject to rapid spoilage or loss of value or to move any farm feeds of fuel for home heating purposes. This resolution shall be considered effective until such a time that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors passes a resolution nullifying or superseding this resolution or this resolution becomes contradictory of the Code of Iowa.  Resolution passed and adopted this 11th day of April, 2011. /ss/: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Timothy Zoll, Jason Byrne.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor

The Board discussed the Reload Iowa Program budget request in the amount of $5,000 per year for three years.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for a departmental update.

Also present was Shelley Smith with Family Making Connections. Shelley Smith discussed the contract between FMC DECAT and Chickasaw County for provision of mental health counseling in schools in New Hampton and Fredericksburg and a program helping with Signs of Suicide.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to enter into a contract between Chickasaw County and FMC DECAT not to exceed $10,000.00 for payment of mental health   services in the New Hampton and Fredericksburg schools and a program helping with Signs of Suicide.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:08 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 12, 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.  .

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the replacement of two interior doors and frames at the Jail Building.  Quotes were received from D & K Cabinet Shop Inc. $1,150.44, David Heimerdinger $2,620.00; Marvís Home Improvement $1,653.60.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to accept the quote from D & K Cabinet Shop Inc. in the amount of $1,150.44 for the replacement of two interior doors and frames at the Jail Building.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the re-roofing of the 3 flat roof entrances at the Community Services Building. Quotes were received from Northern Cedar Service Co. Inc $8,053.00 and Marvís Home Improvement $2,498.01. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Holthaus to accept the quote from Marvís Home Improvement in the amount of $2498.01 to remove and replace three flat roof entrances at the Community Services Building.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Mr. Gorman also received quotes for lawn services for the Courthouse, Dept of Human Services and the Community Services Building. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to accept the quote from the Green Lawn Service Inc in the amount  $420.00 for the Courthouse and accept the quote from Howe Lawn Care in the amount of $85.00 for the Dept. of Human Services and Community Services Building.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with Board to review and approve treasurerís quarterly reports.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve treasurerís quarterly reports, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder, and Sheriff, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Holthaus to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the January 1, 2011  Health Insurance Plan Document and Summary Plan Description.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Howard R. Green, Inc representative Jon Scharf met with the Board to landfill update with all check points maintaining IDNR post-closure compliance.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss Price Wildlife Habitat Property.

 

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

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Dale Rosonke (ID# 62840) in Section 17 of Dayton Township located at 2132 Gilmore Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Bassett Pork LLC (ID# 65315) in Section 30 of Deerfield Township located at 1748 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:20PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. Chairman

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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