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Monday, August 08, 2011 - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 AUGUST 8 & 9, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 8, 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 Zoll to approve agenda for August 8 & 9, 2011 with the cancellation of Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Mary Schrandt-Prouty at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 9th. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of August 1 & 2, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Auditor Knoll reviewed with the Board the temporary redistricting commission recommendation to approve the voter precincts and supervisor districts plan.  The timeline for adoption of the ordinance and plan approved by the Secretary of State was reviewed and discussed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to approve the voter precinct and supervisor district plan, in conjunction with 2010 Census, as recommended by 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; permits in various areas; signing, opening and closing roads, sign inventory, sign survey; sign repairs as needed; blades out, spot blading; spot rocking as needed; contract rock Division 2 & 3 completed, bridge repair lost; rock gradations; pavement markings; wetland review; Stevens Avenue bridge, etc.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the quotes for a furnace/AC for the DHS building.  The quotes were reviewed and discussed.  It was the consensus of the board that due to various differences in the quotes that Dave Gorman should compile specs for the project. Dave Gorman will work on the specs and discuss and review with the Board at Tuesday’s meeting.

 

Dave Gorman also discussed with the Board the vacuum cleaner at the jail building.  The quote to repair the vacuum cleaner is $350.00 versus a new one is $850.00.  The vacuum cleaner is 16 years old.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to purchase a new Electrolux vacuum cleaner in the amount of $850.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Adis Lee met with the Board to discuss the steps to follow for the prevention of a proposed hog confinement in her area.  Discussion followed.  Adis Lee will contact Ken Rasing and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution for Funding State Credits for FY 2011-2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION  08-08-11-26 FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2011-2012 WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions full, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriations, and WHEREAS, The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentage of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 63%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100% and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit at 63%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%.

AYES: /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Chairman, Rick Holthaus, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne. NAYS: NONE.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Fireworks permit for Patricia Van Auken.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Outdoor Service Privilege application for L. T. Tap.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 AM.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 with the following members present:  Zoll, Holthaus, Andersen and Byrne.  Absent: Pickar.    The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present a member from the media.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for a departmental update that included notice that the Board of Health has hired Diane Murphy as Assistant Director.  Administrator Babcock also provided information about the current client census.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the Board of Health motion on August 2, 2011 to approve the hiring of Diane Murphy as Assistant Director to the Public Health and Home Care Services effective August 15, 2011 at the annual salary of $51,000 and upon the completion of six months probationary period will be compensated with an additional increase of $500.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the quotes for a furnace/AC for the DHS building. The Board reviewed the specs and Dave Gorman will send the specs out to the vendors. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge and approve the hiring of Marcia Hubert as part-time secretary (3 days a week) at $10.00 per hour with an increase of   $.50 cents per hour after the completion of six months probationary period effective August 15, 2011.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to set the public hearing for the Chickasaw County Ordinance Establishing the County Election Precincts and Supervisor Districts based on the 2010 Census for Monday, August 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board for a departmental update and to seek approval to establish civil service testing, a process that takes five to six weeks. Also present: Chief Deputy, Todd Miller. Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing for the FY 2011-2012 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

No oral or written comments were received from the public.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to adopt and authorize Vice-Chairman Signature on the FY 2011-2012 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adopt Resolution to amend departmental appropriations.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 08-09-11-27

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations

Resolution on June 21, 2011 for all departments of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 21, 2011 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet, for the following reasons:  Public Health and Home Care Services in the amount of $10,000.00, Increase SPF-SIG in the amount of $47,927.00, Veterans Affairs in the amount of $1,571.00, Elections in the amount of $ 1,200.00; Twp Clerks and Trustees in the amount of $1,500.00; and General Liability Insurance and General Services in the amount of $33,852.00 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 9th day of August, 2011.

AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne. Absent: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. NAYS: NONE.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

DEPARTMENT                   BEFORE               INCREASE/                  AFTER

                                         AMENDMENT           DECREASE               AMENDMENT

Public Health &             $1,068,394.00                 $10,000.00                  $1,078,394.00

Home Care Serv.

 

SPF-SIG Grant             $       10,000.00                 $47,927.00                  $     57,927.00                  $    10,000.00

 

Veterans Affairs           $       39,094.00                 $ 1,571.00                  $      40,665.00

 

Auditor/Elections         $     278,010.00                 $ 1,200.00                  $     279,210.00

 

Twp. Clerks/trustees    $         3,625.00                 $ 1,500.00                 $         5,125.00

 

General Services          $      459,860.00                 $33,852.00                  $     493,712.00

 

 

SERVICE AREA:

 

PHYSICAL HLTH-     $   1,411,252.00                 $ 59,498.00                 $1,470,750.00

SOCIAL SERV.

 

            GOVERNMENT             $     379,782.00                 $    2,700.00                 $   382,482.00

            SERVICES-

             RESIDENTS

 

            ADMINISTRATION     $   1,190,938.00                 $   33,852.00                $1,224,790.00

 

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for C & N Livestock, LLC-Seamans North (ID#66437) in Section 20 of Dresden Township located on Mission Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Roger Treloar (ID#57710) in Section 28 of Fredericksburg Township located at 3061 300th Street, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

A department head meeting Worksession met on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM.  Present were: Dave Gorman, Kathy Babcock, Doug Welton, Dave Jacobsen, Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith, Brian Moore, Rick Holthaus, Virgil Pickar Jr., John Andersen, Dusten Rolando, Marty Larsen, Pat Wegman and Joan Knoll.

 

 

 ____________________________________

Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. Chairman              

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

____________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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