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Monday, December 12, 2011 - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 12 & 13, 2011

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 12, 2011 with the following members present:  Pickar, Byrne, Andersen, and Zoll. Absent:  Holthaus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for December 12 & 13, 2011.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of December 12 & 13, 2011.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss the Health Insurance Investment CD renewal.  Discussion followed.

 

It was the consensus of the Board to deposit the Health Insurance Investment CD into the

Health Insurance checking account.

 

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; culvert survey, distance from intersection brushing in various locations; adjuster looked at the bridge truck, Thursday; IDNR bridge on 260th; uniform quotes; union negotiations, Wednesday; etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into agreement with IDOT to use V-56 and B-44 as detour routes while replacing a bridge on Hwy 24 east of Windsor Avenue and authorize Chairman signature. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The department heads met with the Board to discuss continuity of government plans. Present were: Chief Deputy Todd Miller, Sheriff Marty Larsen, Land Use Administrator Jill Brincks, County Engineer Dusten Rolando, Treasurer Sue Breitbach, Recorder Cindy Messersmith, Conservation Director Brian Moore, Assessor Doug Welton, County Attorney Pat Wegman and Ken Rasing.  Ken Rasing explained to the Board and department heads that the State can now assist counties as they develop “continuity of government plans”.  The process for obtaining the assistance requires that department heads and/or their designees receive training (approximately 1½ days) regarding essential records and the process used to develop the plans.  Department heads discussed possible training dates in February.  Ken Rasing will continue to update the Board and department heads.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen and County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the law enforcement contracts with the cities.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that the County Attorney write a letter to the City of Fredericksburg to acknowledge that the County has received their letter dated December 7, 2011, terminating the 28E agreement between the City of Fredericksburg and Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors ending June 30, 2012 .  As of July 1, 2012, the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department will no longer provide patrol and other law enforcement services to the City of Fredericksburg.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:20 PM.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 the following members present:  Pickar, Zoll, Andersen and Byrne.  Absent:  Holthaus.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Jana Teague representing New Hampton Home Pages met with the Board to discuss advertisement in the New Hampton Home Pages.  Ms. Teague informed the Board the following rates: 1/8 page is $375.00; ¼ page is $495.00; ½ page is $565.00 and full page is $925.00.  The Home Pages would be for the following zip codes: 50659, 50603 and 50645.  The Board deferred action and taken under advisement until next meeting. 

 

Custodian Dave Gorman and New Hampton Waterworks Supervisor Jerry Heying met with the Board to discuss and review the findings of the water quality report and her recommendation to solve the rust in the water problem at the Community Services Building from Jennifer Schwoob, Iowa Rural Water Association. It was the recommendation to loop the lines.  Mr. Heying will meet with the City of New Hampton Council at their next meeting to discuss the letter from Jennifer Schwoob and her recommendation.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with Board to discuss the proposed new sign at the Community Services Building on the south side. Dave Gorman is receiving quotes from a couple of vendors and Dave will contact the New Hampton City Clerk Suellen Kolbet for more information regarding the project and continue to update the Board. 

 

Dave Gorman also gave the Board a progress report on the safety inspection list.   Dave Gorman stated that he is still working on the signage concerns and should have the list fully completed in a couple of weeks. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Kathy Feuling as a part-time on call nurse at the rate of $19.00 per hour effective December 9, 2011 as per Local Board of Health minutes dated December 6, 2011.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the possibility of levying the per capita payment out of the General Supplemental Fund. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board to levy the per capita payment out of the General Supplemental Fund.

 

Supervisor Byrne discussed with the Board the 28E agreement for the Juvenile Detention.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman signature on Resolution #12-13-11-33 to contract with County Social Services 28E Governing Board to provide crisis recovery and transportation services at the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Facility.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION # 12-13-11-33.Resolution by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors to contract with County Social Services 28E Governing Board to provide crisis recovery and transportation services at the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Facility 1440 W. Dunkerton Road, Waterloo, Iowa.  WHEREAS, Chickasaw County is a member of the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Commission per the North Iowa Juvenile Services Multi-County Articles of 28E agreement which was created to establish and govern the operation of the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Commission filed with the Iowa Secretary of State as document Number M038504; and WHEREAS, Article V, PURPOSES, Section 1. states; the purposes of this agreement is to create a commission within the member counties which shall be the vehicle for establishing and maintaining juvenile detention and related services in accordance with state and federal statute, and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors to expand the purpose of the 28E agreement to include crisis recovery and transportation services by entering into a contract with County Social Services 28E  Governing Board for purpose of the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Center to provide crisis recovery and transportation services, and NOW THEREFORE, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby resolves to expand the purpose of the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Center to provide crisis recovery and transportation services.

Passed and approved this 13th day of December, 2011. /ss/ Virgil M. Pickar Jr. Chairman Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

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

 

 

 

 ____________________________________

Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. Chairman        

 Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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