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Monday, April 09, 2012 - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 9 & 10, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 9, 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. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for April 9 & 10, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of April 2 & 3, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Correction to Board Minutes dated March 26, 2012 in part. 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 motion should read as follows:

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen 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.  

 

 

CPC/TCM Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review the Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention services request for bid FY 2012-2013. Also present was Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock. Chickasaw County PHN will be the subcontractor.  It has been Pathways in the past.  Some of the services that Chickasaw County would like to provide under this grant are Olweus support, mentoring, advertising, and “cop shops”. The Board agreed to the total amount of the grant being $10,000 with the county providing a 75% match of $7,500.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen  to approve the Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention services grant for FY 2012-2013 in the amount of $10,000 with the county providing a 75% match of $7,500.  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; entrance work, driveway repair; entrance permits; stripping snow equipment; hearing tests; sign repair, reflector posts; spot rock on Odessa Avenue and 150th Street, Quinlan Avenue; spot rocking in various locations; asphalt patching; spot blading, field rock #1620; PCC patching reviewed; Usher’s bridge inspection review; Structure Inventory and Inspection Management System (SIIMS) reports, review, preconstruction meeting on Thursday on T76 and B57; I.D.O.T. 5 year construction and I.D.O.T. budget; tandem spec, working on; etc.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to approve FY 2013 I.D.O.T. secondary road budget and 5 year construction program.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman signature on permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead line and poles along 160th street.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review and approval of the treasurer’s quarterly reports.  Sue Breitbach also gave a departmental update. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve treasurer’s quarterly reports, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to approve liquor license application for L.T. Tap.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update. Some of the topics discussed were DNR permits for Twin Ponds and Airport Lake for chlorination; permanent building for the chlorination equipment at Airport Lake; two bids received for the tearing down barn on the Flick farm and the Conservation Board turned down the bids due to liability issues and the Conservation Board asked the New Hampton Fire Department to use the barn as a practice burn; rented out the Troyna property for one year; Munson Park log cabin rebuilding was estimated at $10,500 and Brian will contact the stakeholders to see if they would like to proceed with the project and discuss funding options; shower building at Airport Lake will probably not start until early fall-needs a DNR construction permit first.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 10, 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. 

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the Board for a departmental update.  Mary informed the Board that she will be receiving two grants for new county brochures-$1,000 from Chickasaw County Community Foundation and $580 from Eastern Iowa Tourism Association.  Also Mary stated that there will be another meeting scheduled for April 18th to discuss the possibility of a hotel-motel tax with representation from elected officials, industry, and hotel-motel owners and other stakeholders.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss and review the quotes for seamless gutters and downspouts at the DHS building.  Also present was Doug Kollmann as an observer.

 

 Quotes received from Kohlmeyer, Inc.in the amount of $494.00 and Brothers’ Custom Seamless Gutters in the amount of $725.00.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to accept the quote from Kohlmeyer, Inc.  in the amount of $494.00 for seamless gutters and downspouts at the DHS building.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Rachel Narum, Pam DePuew, and Brian Huinker representing Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. met with the Board to review the first quarter health insurance statistical reports. 

 

The Board allowed claims

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 
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