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Monday, March 19, 2012 - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 19 & 20, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 19, 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 Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for March 19 & 20, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss the MH-DD Redesign and discussion of bill approved by Senate and being discussed in the House. Working with United Way on Town Hall meeting for this fall on the Teen Screen being held in New Hampton schools.  Targeted Case Management program is a “Beta” county for the county service network data system and will begin using the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) for clients to assist in determining needs for services.  This is being done with County Social Services.  Sheila Kobliska is working on the Substance Abuse grant through the Department of Public Health with Pathways.  Sheila Kobliska also discussed budgets.

 

The Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; brushing; blading all week, will be out this week weather permitting; channel work on Pembroke Avenue south of 220th Street; no calls for on-call foreman on March 17 & 18; sand hauled, snow fence removal today; strip snow equipment, making sign brackets; sign repairs; rock gradations, bridge inspection.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray discussed placing weight limit signs on a bridge located in Section 15 of Dresden Township for structural culvert on 280th street.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to approve Resolution No. 03-19-12-13 for structural culvert on 280th Street in Section 15 of Dresden township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 03-19-12-13 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 19th  day of March, 2012 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

         SC 440

S15, T94N, R12W  1800’ east of SW corner of Section 15

10

N/A

 

Passed and approved this 19 day of March, 2012.  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.

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

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the process of selling the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.    Also present: Conservation Director Brian Moore, Dan Carolan, Gail Carolan, Nathaniel Schwickerath, Curtis Schwickerath, Mark Schwickerath, Duane Schwickerath, and Roger Tiemessen.  The Board heard concerns from some of the landowners regarding the appraised value of the property. Attorneys Nathaniel Schwickerath and Mark Schwickerath have some concerns regarding the wetlands evaluation and determination and the calculation of the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR) of the farmland property done by the appraiser.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has state that after the sale of the property the county will have two years to buy habitat land worth the value of the appraisal.  If habitat property is not purchased within the two year time frame, the county would have to reimburse 75 percent of the appraisal price back to the DNR.  Attorney Pat Wegman will request a wetland evaluation and determination and contact the appraiser regarding how the calculation of the CSR rating was determined in the appraisal.  County Attorney Pat Wegman will continue to update the Board on the progress to sell the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 20, 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. 

 

Neil Schrader representing Hacker, Nelson, & Co., PC met with the Board to review the FY 2010-11 audit.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for a departmental update on the Heritage Residence. Topics discussed were the satellites dishes and bathroom repairs.  Discussion followed.  Ken Rasing will contact the vendor for satellites dishes for the county residents and specs will be drawn to repair the five bathrooms at the Heritage. The specs will be reviewed by the Board at a later date.

 

Ken Rasing discussed the Narrow Banding Communications.  Ken Rasing discussed the cost of E-911 radio equipment quote from Radio Communications Inc. in the amount of $25,843.65 and the E-911 funding for FY 2011-2012.   The reprogramming of radios will be done in each community. Reprogramming radios will be done on an hourly basis with the vendor and the expenditures will be disbursed in the FY 2012-2013.   Narrow banding must be implemented by January 1, 2013.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the quote from Radio

Communications Inc. in the amount of $ 25,843.65 to install new radio equipment for narrow banding communications in the Sheriff’s Department and to be funded by the E-911 Service Board.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2012-2013 General Liability Insurance.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2012-2013 General Liability Insurance.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve Liquor License application for Jerico Jo’s.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman, Veterans Affairs Director Dave Jacobsen and Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to discuss the sign at the Community Services Building.  The Board of Adjustment denied the sign at the Community Services building.   It was suggested to take the north side sign down and erect a new sign on the south side. Dave Gorman will contact the New Hampton city clerk and the vendor and update the Board on the progress. It is the consensus of the Board to remove the bushes on the north and south side of building

 

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

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                           Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 ____________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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