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Monday, March 26, 2012 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 26 & 27, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 26, 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 Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to approve agenda for March 26 & 27, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of March 19 & 20, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to discuss social networking.  Cindy Messersmith is going to establish a county recorders informational web page on Facebook.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board regarding the meeting held at Farm Bureau on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM.  It was a question and answer session.  Topics discussed were the commercial property, roads, Price Wildlife Habitat property, etc.

 

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, driveway, and tile lines; putting extension on blades; brushing on Asherton Avenue T-96, Akron Way; spot rocking; grinding of high spots on T-76 and completed work on B-57 (PCC project) work zone training in which 5 attended; sign repair, weight limit signs installed on 280th Street SW of Fredericksburg; has been some vandalism in Lawler and Fredericksburg areas; removing snow fence; some blading done; rocking 290th Street west of Hwy 63 and 230th Street west of Jasper Avenue; no calls this past weekend for on-call foreman; rock gradations, annual bridge inspection office; check plans submitted for bridge on 260th Street; rock letting today; March 28 district meeting at Charles City for maintenance supervisors, etc.

 

Vendors present included Ron Abbas, representing Paul Niemann Construction; Shaun Holt and Jim Dohlman, representing Allied Manatts Construction; Chad Wiltgen, representing Wiltgen Construction; Keith B. Bruening, representing Bruening Rock Products, and Ovey Johnson, County Road Foreman.

 

Chairman opened the bids for Limestone Surfacing Roads.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to approve the recommendation of the County Engineer and authorize Chairman Signature on vendor limestone surfacing contracts with        

Paul Niemann Const. Co. for $194,664.25 for Division 1; Wiltgen Const. for $ 229,764.00 Division II; Bruening Rock Products for $246,726.50 for Division III; and

Allied Manatts for $ 216,316.50 for Division IV.  Roll Call:   Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Byrne and Holthaus. Nays: Pickar.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board also discussed taking $100,000.00 from the Rural Road Infrastructure Fund for FY 2012-2013 to place rock on an additional 40 miles of road. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to set summer help wages same as the current year.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve permit for Windstream Communications, Inc. to place buried cable in the county right of way along Kenwood Avenue and 250th Street in Dayton Township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board to discuss a display on the 1st floor of the Courthouse, a clothes line outside of the Courthouse, and tying blue ribbons around some of the trees on the courthouse grounds during the month of April. April is Child Abuse prevention month.  It was the consensus of the Board to have a display on the 1st floor of the Courthouse and a clothes line of T-shirts outside the Courthouse plus tying blue ribbons around some of the trees on the courthouse grounds during the month of April for child abuse prevention.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve the liquor license for Old Bradford Pioneer and Gift Shop.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 27, 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. 

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the sign at the Community Services Building.  Also present was Dave Jacobsen.   The Board reviewed Option C quote from Signs & Designs. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to accept  the quote for Option C from Signs & Designs in the amount of $4,335.00 for the sign at the Community Services Building. 

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

The Board reviewed the 2012 Plan Document for health Insurance.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the 2012 Plan Document for health insurance and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to approve the liquor license for New Hampton Country Club.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Adjustments to Site Placement and Matrix for Knapp Finishers LLC-Chickasaw Site in Section 30 of Deerfield Township.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan for Bassett Pork LLC (ID # 65315) in Section 30 of Deerfield Township located at 1748 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:22 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

  

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman         

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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