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Monday, March 05, 2012 - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 5 & 6, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 5, 2012 with all members present:   Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Pickar.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.   Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve agenda for March 5 & 6, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of February 27, 28, & 29, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chief Deputy Todd Miller met with the board to review the Law Enforcement agreement for the City of Lawler.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to enter into the agreement between Chickasaw County and the City of Lawler for law enforcement services and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Soil and Water Conservation District representatives Kim Leichtman, Loren Mattke and Randy Miller met with the Board to discuss the Upper Cedar River watershed program.

Discussion followed and it was the consensus of the Board to sign the 28E agreement for the Upper Cedar River Watershed Project.

 

The Board entered into discussion regarding the employee’s wellness proposal, with a program developed. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set employees’ wellness screening at no cost for health insurance subscribers and spouses (family contracts only), and  full-time employees with non participating health insurance subscribers consisting of blood panel, PSA and TSH (thyroid) test and additional optional tests to be prepaid by participants applying for those tests.  Employee’s spouses that are non participating health insurance subscribers may participate in the Wellness Clinic.  They will need to cover the cost of requested tests.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Wellness Clinic dates are Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday May 9, 2012. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM for the FY 2012-2013 county budget. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Also present was Timothy G. Nosbisch and County Assessor Doug Welton.

 

Auditor Joan Knoll explained the budget process and County Assessor Doug Welton explained 100 percent assessment, rollbacks, and taxable valuations.

  

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to close the public hearing at 11:40 AM

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the option of reducing the MH-DD levy by $.05 cents to the proposed FY 2012-2013 if the bill includes additional monies to fully fund the MH-DD property tax relief.  The Board deferred action until the next meeting.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 with the following members present:   Holthaus, Byrne, Zoll, and Andersen.  Absent: Pickar.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media

 

Conservation Board Member Bill Raine met with the Board to discuss the Troyna Property and departmental updates.  Topics included hiring summer help; use the Airport existing well with portable chlorination system until showers are built; wildlife food plots at three locations for a total of approx. 25 acres; chlorination system at Twin Ponds; The Conservation voted to approve the closing summary statement regarding the Troyna Property as presented, etc.   Discussion followed.

 

The Board discussed the County Budget for FY 2012-2013.  The Governor signed SF 2071, a supplementary appropriations bill, appropriations for additional monies to the Property Tax Relief Fund. It was the consensus of the Board to reduce the MH-DD levy by $.05 from $.89 to $.84.  The revisions were made to the County Budget.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution for Adoption of FY 2012-2013 County Budget.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  03-06-12-11: RESOLUTION APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2011-2012 COUNTY BUDGET WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors originally considered the proposed FY 2012-2013 County Budget tax asking of $4,273,433  which calls for a total levy rate of 7.40149; WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors after the discussion and consideration decreased the MH-DD levy $.05 cents reducing the proposed FY 2012-2013 County Budget by $33,283; WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors do hereby approve and adopt the FY 2012-2013 County Budget, after the public hearing on March 5, 2012; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the FY 2012-2013 County Budget of $4,240,160 which results in a total levy rate of 7.35066 is hereby approved and adopted. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 6th day of March, 2012.  The Vote thereof being as follows: AYES:   /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.  Absent: Virgil M. Pickar Jr. NAYS:  None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

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; cleaning shop, stocking supplies, sign repair and maintenance; brushing on Newell; 180th, 190th South of Odessa, 180th  and 240th Street; one-ways out on Wednesday; bridge inspection approx one-half bridge due this year; Love quarry gradation;  residents concerns regarding bridge west of Jerico; etc.

 

Bill Bonnes, Chief Financial Officer Steven Meyer with Community Care and Tori Reicherts met with Board to discuss lease options at the Heritage Residence.  Also present was CPC/TCM director Sheila Kobliska

 

Discussion followed.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for Craig Kurtenbach (ID # New Site) in Section 16 of Stapleton Township located at 3028 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for Don Kurtenbach-Site 1 (ID # 59339) in Section 17 of Stapleton Township located at 2980 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for Don Kurtenbach-Site 2 (ID # 62176) in Section 19 of Stapleton Township located at 2279 Roanoke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisors Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne and Zoll attended luncheon at the Heritage Residence.

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                           Board of Supervisors

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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