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Monday, June 25, 2012 - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 JUNE 25 & 26, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 25, 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 Byrne to approve agenda for June 25 & 26, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve board minutes of June 18 & 19, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to give an update on the Price Wildlife

Habitat Property.   Attorney Pat Wegman has not heard from DNR regarding the wetlands evaluation.    County Attorney Pat Wegman will continue to update the Board on the progress to sell the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve fireworks permit for Andy Trask.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve fireworks permit for Cheryl Hotz.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to approve fireworks permit for Sarah K. Gorman.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve fireworks permit for Janet Steege.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve fireworks permit for Grant Pacovsky.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve fireworks permit for Kevin Rieck.  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; work orders in various locations; permits, entrances, ditch cleaning; working on inventory; sign repairs in various areas; Division II contract rock may start this week; bridge 3080 repairs; field rock, rip rap, 0470 bridge; treating bridge decks; T76, B57 shouldering continues; rock gradations at Crow quarry; pavement markings this week T76, B57; Ionia RR crossing the week of July 9th; bridge refresher course in Ames, etc.

 

Engineer reviewed the joint engineering services contract with Floyd County in the amount of $104,693.37 for FY 2012-2013 which is 50 % reimbursement by Chickasaw County.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the joint engineering services contract on behalf of Dusten Rolando PE, with Floyd County in the amount of $104,693.37 for FY 2012-2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss the purchase of desktop computer for the Land Use Administrator’s Office.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to purchase the desktop computer from Riley’s Inc. in the amount of $1,300.00. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board. Also present was Megan Taets and Wendy Crooks.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to open public hearing at 11:00 A.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

                

No one from the public had expressed any opinions either verbal or written.

 

Discussion followed

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 11:17 A.M.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement creating County Social Services Agency effective July 1, 2012.   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve the County Social Mental Health & Disability Services Management plan effective July 1, 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Eric Robinson with Robinson Telecommunications met with the Board to discuss and review the quote for new phone system for the Courthouse.  The current phone system was purchased in 1994.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to accept the quote in the amount of $13,536.75 from Robinson Telecommunications for new phone system for the Courthouse.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at l: 00 P.M.

 

Land Use Administrator Jill Brincks met with the Board to discuss and review the Upper Cedar River Watershed Project and the Turkey River Management Watershed Project. Also present was County Attorney Pat Wegman and Floyd County Supervisor Mark Kuhn.

 

Floyd County Supervisor Mark Kuhn was there in support of the Upper Cedar River Watershed project and answered questions or concerns that the Board had on the Upper Cedar River Watershed Project regarding the agreement.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman was there in support of the recommendation of the Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Attorney Carl Salmons not to enter into an agreement with cities, counties and soil and water conservation districts of the Upper Cedar Watershed project and the Turkey River Management Watershed Project at this time.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to reconsider the motion on June 18, 2012 for the Upper Cedar River Watershed Project and the Turkey River Management Watershed Project.  Roll Call: Ayes: Byrne, Pickar, Holthaus. Nays: Andersen, Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to enter into an agreement with cities, counties and soil and water conservation districts of the Turkey River Management Watershed project and authorize Chairman signature:  Roll Call:   Ayes: Byrne, Pickar, Holthaus. Nays: Andersen, Zoll.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 06-25-12-29 A RESOLUTION authorizing the chairman of the board of supervisors to sign and the county auditor to attest to an agreement between eligible counties, cities, and the soil and water conservation districts of the TURKEY RIVER watershed to establish and join a watershed  management authority within the iowa portion of the TURKEY RIVER watershed  WHEREAS, two (2) or more political subdivisions, defined under Iowa Code Section 466B as including cities, counties and/or soil and water conservation districts, are enabled under Chapter 28E of the Code of Iowa to enter into agreement to cooperate for the mutual advantage of the government involved; and WHEREAS, the County of Chickasaw deems a Watershed Management Authority agreement to be of mutual interest to the County and other parties to this agreement.  NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to sign and the County Auditor to attest to the 28E Agreement between the eligible counties, cities and the soil and water conservations districts of the Turkey River Watershed to establish and join a Watershed Management Authority within the Iowa portion of the Turkey River Watershed. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 25th day of June, 2012. /ss/ Richard J. Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to enter into an agreement with cities, counties and soil and water conservation districts of the Upper Cedar Watershed project and authorize Chairman signature:  Roll Call:   Ayes: Byrne, Pickar, Holthaus. Nays: Andersen, Zoll.   Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 06-25-12-30  A RESOLUTION authorizing the chairman of the board of supervisors to sign and the county auditor to attest to an agreement between eligible counties, cities, and the soil and water conservation districts of the upper cedar watershed to establish and join a watershed  management authority within the iowa portion of the upper cedar watershed WHEREAS, two (2) or more political subdivisions, defined under Iowa Code Section 466B as including cities, counties and/or soil and water conservation districts, are enabled under Chapter 28E of the Code of Iowa to enter into agreement to cooperate for the mutual advantage of the government involved; and WHEREAS, the County of Chickasaw deems a Watershed Management Authority agreement to be of mutual interest to the County and other parties to this agreement. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County hereby authorize the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to sign and the County Auditor to attest to the 28E Agreement between the eligible counties, cities and the soil and water conservations districts of the Upper Cedar Watershed to establish and join a Watershed Management Authority within the Iowa portion of the Upper Cedar Watershed. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 25th day of June, 2012. /ss/ Richard J. Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 2:17 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 26, 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. 

 

A joint meeting with Veterans Affairs Commission and Veteran Affairs Director Dave Jacobsen to discuss the FY 13 Veterans Affairs Budget. Veterans Affairs members present: Wayne Moetsch and James Geerts.

 

Director Dave Jacobsen gave a departmental update and to discuss the possibility of a part-time clerical position.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to hire  a part-time clerical position for the Veterans Affairs office for 20 hours per week up to 10 weeks at the rate of $9.00 per hour as per the recommendation of the Veterans Affairs Commission.  This position will be by contract.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

At 10:10 A.M.  Attorney Carlton Salmons with Gaudineer, Comito & George, and L.L.P. legal counsel for the County via phone conference.  Also present were: Sheriff Marty Larsen, Chief Deputy Sheriff Todd Miller.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to go into closed session according to Chapter 21.5 subsection (l) (c) at 10:10 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 11:17 A. M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve fireworks permit for Duane Lynch.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dave Randall with Randall Construction met with the Board for an update on the Courthouse balcony.  Dave Randall found additional stones that should be replaced.  The additional estimate is $3,000-$4,000.  It is the consensus of the Board to continue replacing the stones for the Courthouse balcony. 

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for departmental update.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Leon Sheets (ID # 60072) in Section 22 of Richland Township located at 1969 290th Street, Ionia, Iowa 50645.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for C & N Livestock Farms LLC-Zeien East (ID # 65457) in Section 28 of Washington Township located at 180th Street, New Hampton, Iowa 50659.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Jon and Janie Bjornstad-C & N Farms Site #1 (ID # 65992) in Section 15 of Floyd Township located at 3360 130th Street, Charles City, Iowa 50620.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for 3 G Hogs LLC-Zeien West (ID # 65458) in Section 13 of Washington Township located at 1728 180th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Hoeger Site (ID # 63926) in Section 6 of Bethel Township located at 24280 Y Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Walter Wendland (ID # 63876) in Section 26 of Stapleton Township located at 3369 240th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Dale Reicks-Amble Site (ID # 66837) in Section 22 of Jacksonville Township located at 100th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Four Oaks LLC (ID # 59728) in Section 32 of Utica Township located at 2998 180th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Manure Management Plan Update for Bruce Buchheit (ID # 57704) in Section 21 of Utica Township located at 1090 Stevens Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:16 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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