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Monday, August 22, 2011 - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 AUGUST 22 & 23, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 22, 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 Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for August 22 & 23, 2011. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Anderson, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of August 15 & 16, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Susie Andersen met with the Board to discuss Iowa State Extension Program Showcase.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  The program will provide input related to local food systems, healthy communities, sustainability and economic development.  Help identify local needs and join in their efforts to create Healthy People, Environments, and Economics.   The guest speaker is Cathann Kress, Ph.D., Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University.

 

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; ditch cleaning on 190th street; entrance permits in various areas; sign inventory, computer work; signing for sealing decks; motorgrader specs, quotes on September 12, 2011; blades out on Monday and Tuesday; spot rocking in various areas; ;mowing gravels; spraying brush all week in various areas; crack sealing on V56, south 18; sealing decks, bridges; bridge repair list, channel profiles, bridge inspections; continue R.O.W. on Groves Bridge; etc.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for an update on repairs at the Heritage Residence.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss civil service commission members as per Iowa Code Section 341A.2. Also present were Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Chief Deputy Todd Miller.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Ken Benning for a two year term and John Phyfe for a six year term as per recommendation by the Board of Supervisors and appoint Tom Bernatz for a four year term as per recommendation by the County Attorney beginning January 1, 2011 to the civil service commission as per Iowa Code Section 341A.2.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney also discussed with the Board the hiring of temporary secretarial services while his secretary’s leave.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to authorize the County Attorney to hire temporary secretarial services while his secretary is on leave.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:55AM.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 with all members present:  Pickar, Zoll, Holthaus, Andersen and Byrne.    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the Board for a departmental update. Mary is continuing to work on the website and grants.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the courthouse landscaping. The Board toured the Courthouse grounds.  Dave Gorman will meet with Board later to discuss the options.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board for an update on temporary hiring secretarial position while his secretary is on leave.

 

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

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Kevin & Jeannie Roys-Weidler Site (ID#66436) in Section 36 of New Hampton Township located on Quinlin Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling collection for the month of August 2011.

 

Received and filed Washington Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2010-2011.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Dale Reicks (ID#60643) in Section 23 of Jacksonville Township located on1020 Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 PM.  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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