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Monday, July 09, 2012 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 JULY 9 & 10, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 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.   Also present was a member from the media.

 

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

 

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

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to review the quote(s) for hardwired alarm system for the Courthouse. Also present was Dave Burger representing Radio Communications. The quote received from Radio Communication in the amount of $15,626.28.  Discussion followed regarding wireless alarm systems. Ken Rasing will contact the Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel for additional information and report to the Board at Tuesday’s meeting. 

 

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; placed tile at shop for downspouts; 130th Avenue and Cheyenne pipe started today; sealed shop floor; placing detours up; trimming bridges; edge rutting V18; spraying brush, hard surfaces; Division II contract rock; bridges list; V48, hole in road by 310th street; rock gradations on Boice and Jackson quarries; T76 and B57 project finished up; V18 box culvert South of Alta Vista today, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 A. M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 10, 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.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the Board for a departmental update.  The Board discussed and reviewed the Hotel-Motel Tax Resolution to be placed on the November 6, 2012 General Election. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve resolution authorizing County Commissioner of Election to submit a question to the voters of the unincorporated areas of Chickasaw County, Iowa, regarding the imposition of a Hotel and Motel Tax.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 07-10-12-33.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF ELECTIONS TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE VOTERS OF THE OF THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, REGARDING THE IMPOSITION OF A HOTEL AND MOTEL TAX   WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors has discussed the imposition of a hotel and motel tax pursuant to Chapter 423A, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, Section 423A.4 provides that a county may impose by resolution a hotel and motel tax, at a rate not to exceed seven percent (7%), and WHEREAS, Section 423A.4 further provides that a county shall impose a hotel and motel tax only after an election at which a majority of those voting on the question favors imposition, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors believes it is in the best interests of the County to present to the voters the question of whether a hotel and motel tax should be imposed, and  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors desires to submit said question to the voters at the next general election to be held November 6, 2012, and to submit said question to the County Commissioner of Elections for inclusion on the ballot. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors Section 1. The following question shall be submitted to the voters of the unincorporated areas of Chickasaw County, at the general election to be held on November 6, 2012, to-wit “Shall the unincorporated areas, in the County of Chickasaw, State of Iowa, be authorized to impose a hotel and motel tax within the unincorporated areas of Chickasaw County, Iowa, at a rate not to exceed seven percent (7%), as provided in Chapter 423A of the Code of Iowa?” Section 2.  The Chickasaw County Auditor shall notify the Chickasaw County Commissioner of Elections of the adoption of this resolution by providing to said Commissioner a certified copy of this resolution. Passed and approved this 10th day of July, 2012. /ss/RICHARD J. HOLTHAUS, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST:  JOAN E. KNOLL, Auditor.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for an update on the alarm system for the Courthouse.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to decline the quote for a hardwired alarm system.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing will send modified specifications for a wireless alarm system for the courthouse.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Ken Rasing to prepare and send out modified specifications for a wireless alarm system for the courthouse and the quotes are to be submitted  to the Auditor’s  office before 9:00 AM on July 30, 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to discuss and review the proposal from Cott Systems for digital imagining of records for the Auditor’s and Recorder’s Office.

Discussion followed.  The Board requested more information on the proposal from Cott System.  Cindy Messersmith will contact Kimberly Tarpey with Cott Systems and meet with the Board to discuss her findings.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve Resolution for Funding State Credits for FY 201-2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 07-10-12-34 FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2012-2013.WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions fully, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriations, and WHEREAS, The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentage of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 78%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100% and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit at 78%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%.

AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Virgil M. Pickar Jr., Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne. NAYS:  NONE.  ATTEST:  /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at Noon.  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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