The Board convened on Monday, May 23, 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 May 23 & 24, 2011.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of May 16 & 17, 2011.Roll Call:All Ayes.Motion Carried.
Brad Schwickerath met with the Board to discuss the Reload IA Program Funding Request.Also present was Doug Schueth.Discussion and comments followed.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the hiring of Zachary Prouty as Part-Time on Call Custodian at $9.00 per hour with 50 cents increase upon successfully completed probationary period effective May 23,2011.Roll Call:All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve the fireworks permit for Jason Byrne.Roll Call:Ayes: Andersen, Zoll, Holthaus, Pickar. Abstain: Byrne.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; permits in various areas, entrance work, repair in various areas; ;mowing outside shops; CDL training of the summer help; mixing salt and sand, to fulfill contract; repair signs as needed; blading all week; pulling up shoulders; durapatchWednesday-Friday Waucoma, V48 and T76; Division 4 contract rock started; dust control staking; brushing in various areas; cannel profile, bridge inspection; Wiltgen gradation, road rock; T76 plans continues; budget amendment approved; etc.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to act on utility permit with Hawkeye Rural Electric Cooperative near the intersection of Gilmore Avenue on 170th Street.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to act on utility permit with Hawkeye Rural Electric Cooperative near the intersection Falcon Trail on 120th Street.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to act on utility permit with Hawkeye Rural Electric Cooperative near the intersection of Hickory Avenue on 120th Street.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to act on utility permit with Hawkeye Rural Electric Cooperative near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue on 120th Street.Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to act on utility permit with Hawkeye Rural Electric Cooperative Section 22 T96N-R14W on south side of 160th (Pole Anchors).Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
CountyEngineer Dusten Rolando also discussed the residents concerns regarding the blading on 150th Street.
AssistantCounty Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss township clerks and trustees compensation. Discussion followed.It was the consensus of the Board to amend the township clerks and trustees budget for FY 2011-12 after July 1, 2011.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at .Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the CommunityServicesBuilding with all members present:Pickar, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen. .The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.
At the meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. 23 people attended the meeting.
Brian Schoon representing INRCOG gave an overview of the procedures of the proposed
Chickasaw County Zoning Ordinance dated January 27, 2011 if the Board voted for or against the ordinance.
Each Supervisor gave their comments regarding the reason(s) for their vote at the meeting.(For entire written comments-See file in the Board of Supervisor’s Office)
Supervisor Andersen stated that about 80% of the counties in Iowa are zoned and many have been zoned for a long time.About 90% of Iowa’s population lives in counties that are zoned.This means that zoning works to regulate land use in the vast majority of counties in Iowa; it ought to work in ChickasawCounty also.Zoning does the following for counties: It establishes common expectations for the various uses of property in the county; zoning protects the rights of property owners by providing a governmental mechanism for resolving disputes between property owners and it provides a governmental mechanism for the public to speak especially when “big changes” could affect more than just adjacent neighbors; zoning ordinances help to “level the playing field” so that “special interests” have less ability to control the outcome of disputes; zoning ordinances help land owners “connect the dots” regarding various sets of expectations; zoning ordinances make it possible to actually implement the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.For these reasons, Andersen stated, he expressed his belief that it’s in the long-term best interest of the ChickasawCounty to adopt the proposed revised zoning ordinance.
Supervisor Byrne: Majority of people here today are against zoning. What I have been hearing form the public is that they would be losing control oftheir property, cost of permits if they build anything on their property, or just the cost to get rezoned to a different classification.I received numerous phone calls-people didn’t want zoning, not understanding the zoning ordinance, being misinformed by others, not realizing that they would be exempt due to being Agricultural related and at this time I do not see the need to enforcezoning and shelf this idea.
Supervisor Holthaus: When he was elected, he promised to listen to the people he represents.He also stated agreed with Mr. Byrne’s comment regarding to place it on the shelf right now and look at it in future if we need it.He also referenced to the smart plan, state regulations as to well and septic systems, plumbing and electrical inspections.
Supervisor Zoll: We have a subdivision ordinance and Comprehensive Land Use plan in place and in compliance for FEMA assistance-zoning is at least a $35,000 to $45,000 a year cost.We need less cost, less government at all levels, keep it simple-2010 census shows that there is a decline in population and no growth in the rural areas- I believe we have enough of laws and regulations on the books already-friends and neighbors are not in support of zoning-70% small business owners.
Supervisors Pickar: He talked to a lot of farmers who are exempt from the regulations of zoning, and have mixed reactions to the ordinance. He stated one farmer would not even come to town to sign the one time exemption form. 95% of the unincorporated property in ChickasawCounty would have been zoned agricultural and is exempt from the ordinance. He voted “no” due to the majority of the input he received from the public and we are still a government of the people and we have to listen to the people.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the 2nd reading to the proposed Chickasaw County Ordinance dated January 27, 2011. Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen. Nays: Byrne, Zoll, Holthaus, Pickar. Motion Failed.
More discussion followed.
The Board allowed claims
Ken Rasing met with Board to discuss Chickasaw County Floodplain Maps.Also present was Jill Brincks. The Board of Supervisors will hold a Community Coordination Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at at the CommunityServicesBuilding.FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) along with the IDNR (Iowa Department of Natural Resources) will be guest speakers.The purpose of the meeting is to present the new preliminary floodplain maps for ChickasawCounty, discuss the information presented on the new maps, solicit comments from ChickasawCounty residents and answer any questions regarding the maps.
The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Hoeger Site. (ID# 63926) in Section 6 of Bethel Township located at 24280 Y Ave., Waucoma, IA52171.
The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Home Site. (ID# 63770) in Section 8 of Bethel Township located at 23689 X Avenue, Waucoma, IA52171.
The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Walter Wendland (ID# 63876) in Section 26 of Stapleton Township located at 3269 240th St., Waucoma, IA52171.
The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Gary Swestka in Section 12 of New Oregon Township in HowardCounty.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at .Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.