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Monday, January 02, 2012 - Wednesday, January 04, 2012

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 2, 3, & 4, 2012

 

The Courthouse and offices were closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 in observance of New Year’s Day.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. with all members present:  Zoll, Pickar, Andersen, Holthaus, and Byrne. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickar. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Conservation Board Member District No. 2 applicant Michael Caswell met with the Board for an interview.  Also present was Conservation Director Brian Moore. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Zoll,  Seconded by Holthaus to appoint Michael Caswell as the Conservation Board Member District 2 for a five year term effective January 3, 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for January 2, 3, & 4 2012.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of December 26 & 27, 2011.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to nominate and appoint Rick Holthaus as Chairman for the year 2012 and cease nominations.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to nominate and appoint Jason Byrne as Vice-                         Chairman for the year 2012 and cease nominations.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 At 9:45 AM the Board discussed pending litigation via phone conference with Attorney Jon Swanson.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into closed session as per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 9:46 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel entered the closed session at 9:57 AM. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 10:23 AM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

The County Engineer, Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and services of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; entrance permits; driveway pipe survey; Friday out at 5:30 AM; mixing sand and salt today; cleaned up shop; making brine; brushing in the Fredericksburg area and other various areas; budget review; union negotiations continue.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adopt resolution for county vehicles. Roll call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-03-12-01.  WHEREAS, unforeseen weather conditions do frequently damage the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, thereby creating situations that are hazardous to the traveling public, and       WHEREAS, damages arising from accidents and other actions by others, create hazardous conditions on the Secondary Roads that can result in damage or injury to the traveling public, and

WHEREAS, the above actions may occur anytime, day or night, it is therefore, determined to be in the best interests of the COUNTY and the traveling public that certain individuals be given the responsibility of being available on a 24 hour basis so that immediate response can be made to accomplish temporary repair or installation of warning devices as to inform the traveling public of the conditions.  Persons so designated shall be authorized to take vehicles, communications, and other equipment to their residences during times other than normal working hours.  Vehicles and other equipment are to be used for official purposes only. Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, John Andersen, Virgil M. Pickar, Jr., Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Pickar to designate the official county newspapers as follows:  New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.3 stating the minimum requirement for number and selection having a population below fifteen thousand as being two official newspapers.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 A.M.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to set bounty fees of one dollar ($1.00) for each pair of pocket gopher front feet.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to set mileage reimbursement at $.42 per mile for 2012.  Discussion followed.    Roll Call:   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00.  Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen  to re-appoint Sheila Kobliska, as General Assistance Director for 2012.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint Dave Jacobsen as Veterans Affairs Director for 2012.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint Eminent Domain Commission for 2012 as on file in the Auditor’s Office.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to re- appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman updated the Board on the Price Wildlife Habitat Property. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Board members to the following committee’s assignments.  Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

E-911 Chairperson: Virgil Pickar Jr. and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Emergency Management Commission: Virgil Pickar Jr. and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association: Mary Schrandt-Prouty and Karen Wilson as Alternate.

 

First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services: Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne as Alternate

 

Chief Medical Examiner: Dr. Rick Moberly, MD and all other physicians as Deputy Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2012.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Decatoratorization Board: CPC Sheila Kobliska.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw County Landfill: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus                      as Alternate

 

F-M-C Community Empowerment Board: Virgil Pickar, Jr. and John Andersen                     as Alternate

 

Governance Board for Chickasaw Wellness Complex:  John Andersen               

 

Heartland Insurance Risk Pool 28-E Agreement Representative: Rick Holthaus                      and Tim Zoll as Alternate

 

INROCOG Regional Transit: Jason Byrne

 

INROCOG TEA 23: Jason Byrne

 

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments: Jason Byrne

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council: John Andersen

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority: John Andersen

 

Juvenile Detention First and Second Judicial District 28-E Agreement:  Jason Byrne and Virgil Pickar, Jr. as Alternate

 

Motion by Andersen to reappoint John Andersen to the Local Board of Health.

Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. to the Local Board of Health.  Discussion followed.

 

Supervisors Holthaus, Pickar, Byrne, Andersen, Zoll, and Auditor Knoll attended lunch with senior citizens at the Event Center at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM

 

Chairman Holthaus called for a vote to the motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Virgil M. Pickar to the Local Board of Health. Roll Call: Ayes: Zoll, Pickar, Byrne, And Holthaus.  Nays: Andersen.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Pickar left at 1:15 PM to attend a Local Board of Health meeting

 

Mental Health Advisory Committee: John Andersen

 

Northeast Iowa Community Action Program: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen               as Alternate

 

Pathways & Cedar Valley Mental Health:  John Andersen

 

Regional Hazardous Materials Respond Group: Rick Holthaus and Virgil Pickar Jr.                  as Alternate

 

Resource Conservation and Development Commission: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Resource Enhancement and Protection: Tim Zoll

 

LEO Workforce Development: Jason Byrne

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at $.51 IRS Rate and fee schedule for 2012.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to appoint the following as custodians of the following buildings in compliance with the Code of Iowa: Courthouse:  Supervisors, Auditor: Community Services Building: Supervisors, Auditor: Law Enforcement Building: Supervisors, Sheriff. Heritage Residence: Supervisors. Human Services Building: Supervisors. Legal and Emergency Management Center: Supervisors. Twin Ponds Nature Center: Supervisors.  Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2012 Master Matrix Resolution.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 01-03-12-02-CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION  WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedures if a Board of Supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted and adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS, by adopting a  construction evaluation resolution the Board of Supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the Board of Supervisors between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). /ss/ Rick Holthaus

Chair, Board of Supervisors-Date:  January 3, 2012 ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll County Auditor Date:  January 3, 2012

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adopt Resolution 01-03-12-03 Prior Payment of Bills.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 01-03-12-03

PRIOR PAYMENT OF BILLS -WHEREAS,  at certain times it is necessary to pay bills prior to an official Board of Supervisors meeting in order to allow for the efficient operation of county government.  THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following list of items can be paid for in advance of an official Board of Supervisors meeting.  Items which would result in the loss of a discount or result in interest payments, utility bills, payroll and payroll benefit checks. Passed and Approved this 3rd day of January, 2012.  AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Virgil M. Pickar, Jr. and Jason Byrne. NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn at 1:40 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Pickar.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Veterans Affairs Director Dave Jacobsen met with the Board to review FY 2012-13 budget.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to review FY 2012-2013 budgets.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman and Auditor Joan Knoll met with the Board to review FY 2012-2013 General Services budget

 

The Board recessed at 12:10 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

CPC/GA/TCM Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss the MH redesign and to review FY 2012-13 budgets for MH-DD, General Assistance and Chickasaw-Mitchell budgets.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to adjourn at 3:30 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

                                                                 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

_______________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 
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