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Monday, October 17, 2011 - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 17, 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 Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for October 17 & 18, 2011.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of October 10 & 11, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss and review contractual agreement.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to enter into a contractual agreement with

Nancy L. Schlindwein.  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, entrance permits; entrance repairs-replacement; sign repair as needed; brush boom mower, tractor; school signs delivered; mowing gravels; spot rocking in various areas; blades out all week; bridge repair in various areas; right of way for Groves bridge continues; load limits, low water at 110th street; union negotiations scheduled for November 14th. etc.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to adopt resolution for bridge/low water crossing posting.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 10-17-11-30. 

WHEREAS, Chickasaw County completes an inspection of all bridges and structures on the Secondary Road System of Chickasaw County and WHEREAS, part of this inspection involves the recalculation of the safe load capacity of any structure showing remarkable deterioration of the structural components of that structure and WHEREAS, that structural evaluation has resulted in the recommendation to reduce the safe load capacity that can be supported by certain structures, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on this 17th  day of October, 2011 as provided in Sections 321.471, 321.472, and 321.473, Code of Iowa to erect and/or maintain weight limit signs in advance of the following bridge or structure located on the Local Secondary Road System as follows:

Bridge No.

Location

Gross Tons

Multiple Posting

Low Water Xing

N28-97-12 Over Crane Creek

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N/A

Passed and approved this 17 day of October, 2011.  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Richard Holthaus, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, John Andersen.

ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to place buried cable in the county right of way across Ridgeway Avenue at the intersection of Ridgeway Avenue and 130th Street.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Jeremy McGrath met with Board for a progress report for ambulance services provided to the county. Other topics included the possibility of removing the ambulance in the City of Fredericksburg and City of Nashua due to lack of manpower in the cities and still provide county wide service, possibility of hiring a full time paramedic specialist to be located in the City of  New Hampton, discussion of the county’s share subsidy for the ambulance.  These topics will be discussed further at budget time.

 

Land Use Administrator Jill Brincks met with the Board to review and approve minor subdivision for Ronald and Patricia Orthaus.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on approving the minor subdivision for Ronald and Patricia Orthaus. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 10-17-11-29 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcels d and e in the S½-SW¼ of Section 13, Township 96N, Range 14W Chickasaw County, Iowa WHEREAS, ON THE 17th, DAY OF OCTOBER, 2011, at a regular meeting by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels D and E in the S½ -SW¼ of Section 13, Township 96N, Range 14W Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels D and E in the S½ -SW¼ of Section 13, Township 96N, Range 14W Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved.   NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors, that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 17th DAY of October, 2011. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 18, 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.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman, Assistant County Engineer John Murray and Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to review and discuss the safety inspection report. It was the consensus of the Board that a progress report should be given in December 2011 as to the status of safety inspection report.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and Deputy Sheriff Dennis Sander met with the Board to review and discuss the Jail Inspection Report.  Also Sheriff Marty Larsen informed the Board that K-9 Deputy Ringo retired from the Sheriff’s Department for medical reasons.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Annual Update for Wesley, Ltd. (ID#66112) in Section 35 of Cedar East Township located 1203 Windfall Avenue, Charles City, IA 50616.

 

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

 

 

 

 ____________________________________

Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. Chairman         

 Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

____________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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