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Monday, September 12, 2011 - Friday, September 16, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 SEPTEMBER 12, 13 & 16, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 12, 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 Byrne to approve agenda for September 12, 13 & 16, 2011. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of September 5 & 6, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

Topics included CASI Indirect Costs for FY 2009/10, Targeted Case Management (TCM) financial report and MH-DD Redesign.  Sheila reviewed the letter received on April 27, 2011 from Cost Advisory Services, Inc. (CASI) regarding the indirect costs for Chickasaw/Mitchell County Case Management program. The net indirect costs before the carry-forward adjustment are $16,383.  Of this total, Chickasaw County share is $15,934 and Mitchell County share is $449.00.  Sheila’s requested that the reimbursement to the counties for FY 10 be paid on July 1, 2012.  It was the consensus of the Board to reimburse Mitchell County and Chickasaw County for FY 10 indirect costs on July 1, 2012.  Sheila Kobliska also reviewed the TCM financial report. Sheila also discussed the MH-DD Redesign.  The committee is gathering the data to prepare for regionalization.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss the purchase of a new motorgrader.  Also present were Dave Bonfig and Jared Bucksa.  Discussion and comments followed.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll upon the recommendation of the County Engineer to purchase 2011 Caterpillar motorgrader from Ziegler, Inc. in the amount of $260,065.00 less trade-in of $41,340.00 for net price of $218,725.00.  Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Zoll, and Holthaus. Nays: Pickar. Motion Carried.  The trade in is a 1987 Caterpillar.

 

Fredericksburg City Administrator Cindy Lantow and Council Member Ron Moody met with the Board to discuss Fredericksburg Law Enforcement Contract Exhibit “A” which is items the City gave to the County more than 20 years ago.  Also present were County Attorney Patrick Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  When the City of Fredericksburg entered into a Law Enforcement Contract in 1980, the City of Fredericksburg turned over various items including a vehicle to the County and the City of Fredericksburg expressed that it would like compensation for those items or to have the items returned to the City if the contract was ever terminated.  The contract was terminated effective June 30, 2010 and the City of Fredericksburg entered into a new contract effective July 1, 2010.  The County Attorney, representing the Board, recommended not discussing the issue at this time due to impending litigation.  County Attorney Pat Wegman explained to Mr. Moody that the County is still waiting for response to a letter sent by the County to the Fredericksburg City Attorney’s earlier this summer. 

 

County Attorney Patrick Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  The Board reviewed the appraisal from Kelly Appraisal Services.  The property was assessed at approximately an average of $1500.00 per acre.  Pat Wegman is continuing to work on the pending litigation, fencing issues and drainage issues.  The next step is to meet with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).  Conservation Director Brian Moore and County Attorney Pat Wegman are scheduled to meet with the IDNR in October.  County Attorney Wegman reviewed with the Board that without the IDNR’s approval, the County would be required to pay back to the state 75 percent of the sale price of the property.  If the sale of property is approved by the IDNR, the money could be used towards the purchase of other conservation property within a two to three years span and the County would not be required to pay back IDNR.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 13, 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.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss and accept the resignation of Nancy Schlindwein as Environmental Health/E-911 Data Base Secretary.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to accept the resignation of Nancy Schlindwein as Environmental Health/E-911 Data Base Secretary effective October 14, 2011.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also updated the Board regarding the sewer system at the Heritage Residence.  Ken discussed various options concerning the sewer system at the Heritage Residence. Ken will continue to update the Board on the sewer system options at the Heritage Residence.

 

The Board reviewed the Harold Lantow Site 2 Construction Application permit to the IDNR.  The Board took no action at this time, Ken Rasing will research the IDNR application and the IDNR will send a letter to the Board to continue the process and procedures.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Zwanziger L.L.C. (ID#59516) in Section 3 of Bradford Township located at 1351 260th Street, Nashua, Iowa.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Kout Brothers (ID#56638) in Section 31 of Utica Township located at 2890 180th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board reviewed the state requirements for County Veteran’s Affairs office and expenditure guidelines for the state allocation of $10,000.00 as per Iowa Code Section 35B.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for the state requirements for County Veterans Affairs office and expenditure guidelines for the state allocation of $10,000.00 as per Iowa Code Section 35B.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Gold Standard Farms, L.C. (ID#62537) in Section 27 of Cedar East Township located at 3150 110th Street, Charles City, IA 50616.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Gerald Lynch-Bodensteiner Site (ID#58597) in Section 27 of Utica Township located at 1779 Vanderbilt Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Larry Nilges (ID#62496) in Section 4 of Sumner Township located at Usher Avenue, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened in special session on Friday, September 16, 2011 to canvass

The school election as required by Iowa Code Section 277.20 with the following members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne, Pickar.  Absent: Zoll.The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar.  Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Board members proceeded to canvass the school election held on September 13, 2011.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve the canvass of the school election and authorize Commissioner of Elections to certify results to school and record in Permanent Election Register.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 AM.  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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