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Monday, March 12, 2012 - Tuesday, March 13, 2012

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 12 & 13, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 12, 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 a member from the media was present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for March 12 & 13, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of March 5 & 6, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

At 9:30 AM Chairman opened the bids for the sale of a 2003 Chevy Impala.  Also present was Sheriff Marty Larsen. Bids received for the 2003 Chevy Impala were John Mihm-$726.00; Jim Hulbert-$500.00; Dan Deterding- $1,000.00; Don Lechtenberg-$650.00; Masten Ball-$1,500.00; Caleb Schmidt-$527.43; Jeannine Hagedon-$500.00; Reese Ball-$651.00; Chris Zenner-$729.00.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Pickar to accept the bid from Masten Ball in the amount        

of $ 1,500.00 for the 2003 Chevy Impala.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board regarding the meeting at Charles City on Thursday, March 8, 2012 for the Upper Cedar River Watershed Project. The 28 E agreement consists of 35 entities and the three major stakeholders are city and county government and the soil and water conservation.  The soil and water conservation would like all 35 entities to sign the 28E agreement on or before the deadline of May 15, 2012.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne  to sign the letter of support that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors supports the Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) for the Upper Cedar River Watershed in Chickasaw County.  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; cleaning up shop; sign repair as needed; brushing in various areas; rock blading in various areas; spot rocking in various areas; rock gradation at Love Quarry; bridge inspection; meeting IDOT, district 2 in Charles City; R.O.W. on 260th bridge; rock letting scheduled for March 26, 2012.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the board to discuss the City of Fredericksburg Law Enforcement Proposal.  The City of Fredericksburg proposal was $80,000.00 per year for 2 years for 150 hours of contracted service per year and the issue regarding Exhibit “A” attached to original law enforcement contract would be considered resolved.  The City of Fredericksburg law enforcement contract for FY 2011/2012 is currently $81,112.50 for 150 hours of service. Discussion followed. It was consensus of the Board to propose a one year contract, Exhibit “A” paragraph.  The one year contract dollars was discussed thoroughly.  Motion by Zoll to propose a one year contract at $82,734.75.  Motion failed due to lack of a second.  The Board instructed the County Attorney to prepare an agreement to the City of Fredericksburg for law enforcement services by the Sheriff’s Department for one year, add an Exhibit “A” paragraph, and leave a blank for the monetary amount and the number of hours of contracted service.  The Board will review the agreement and make a decision at the next meeting.

 

The Board reviewed the Interfund Operating Transfer for FY 2011-2012 from General Basic to Land Acquisition.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve Resolution for Interfund Operating Transfer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 03-13-12-12

RESOLUTION FOR INTERFUND OPERATING TRANSFER WHEREAS, it is desired to authorize the County Auditor to periodically transfer funds from the General Basic Fund to the Land Acquisition Fund during the FY 2011-2012 budget year, and WHEREAS, said transfers must be in accordance with Section 331.432, Code of Iowa, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, as follows:

  1. The total maximum transfers from the General Basic Fund to the Land Acquisition Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 shall not exceed $149,455.29.
  2. The amount of any transfer shall not exceed available fund balances in the transferring fund.
  3. The Auditor is directed to correct her books when said operating transfers are made and notify the Treasurer of the amounts of said transfers.

PASSED, APPROVED, and adopted this 12th day of March, 2012 the vote thereon being as follows: AYES:        /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors, Virgil M. Pickar Jr.,    Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne. NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Board members proceeded to canvass the City of New Hampton Special Election held on

March 6, 2012.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to approve the canvass of the City of New Hampton Special Election and authorize Commissioner of Elections to certify the results to the City of New Hampton and record in Permanent Election Register.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board adjourned at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 P.M. 

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  The IDNR gave a verbal approval of the appraisal for the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  The County Attorney Pat Wegman briefly outlined the steps to sell the property.  The Board took under advisement and deferred action until the next meeting.

 

Supervisor Pickar left at 1:15 PM to attend Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services Advisory Board Meeting. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 1:30 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 with all members present:   Holthaus, Byrne, Zoll, Pickar, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the sign at the Community Services Building.  Custodian Dave Gorman, Kathy Babcock, Dave Jacobsen, and Virgil Pickar Jr. met with the City of New Hampton Board of Adjustment on March 5, 2012 to discuss the sign at the Community Services Building. The Board of Adjustment denied the sign at the Community Services building.  Custodian Dave Gorman and the Board discussed other options.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss dry hydrants and water delivery in the County.  Also present was Nashua Fire Chief Tom Johnson, Rick Sinnwell, Gary Barlow, and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Ken Rasing gave a brief history on the 7 dry hydrants in Chickasaw County.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to leave the responsibility to the township trustees and the fire departments.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the Board for a county tourism update.  New Hampton Farmers Market informational meeting was held on March 6, 2012.  The market will be on Thursday’s from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Carquest parking lot, on the corner of Main and Linn.  An exploratory meeting to discuss the possibility of a hotel-motel tax was held on February 23, 2012 with representation from elected officials, industry, and hotel-motel owners.  It was determined that there was enough support to continue moving forward and another meeting will be scheduled inviting additional people.

 

Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. representatives Rachel Narum, Pam DePuew, and Brian Huinker met with the Board to discuss the Health Insurance plan document and plan options.  The Board will review the health insurance plan document.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen, County Attorney Pat Wegman, and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to review the proposed the law enforcement agreement with the City of Fredericksburg.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

The agreement was reviewed by the Board. Discussion followed regarding the monetary amount and the hours of contracted services. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to propose a one year contract with the City of Fredericksburg for law enforcement in the amount of $80,000 for 150 hours of contracted services,  insert a dispute resolution paragraph, and an exhibit “A” paragraph.  Roll Call:   Ayes: Pickar, Andersen, Byrne and Holthaus.  Nays: Zoll.  Motion Carried.

It was the consensus of the Board to instruct the County Attorney to prepare the above document and a letter to the City of Fredericksburg.

 

Received and filed Chickasaw County Environmental Health revenue report for the month of February 2012. 

 

Received and filed Chickasaw County E911 revenue report for the month of February 2012.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collections for the month of March 2012.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman   

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 ______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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