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Monday, August 13, 2012 - Tuesday, August 14, 2012

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 AUGUST 13 & 14, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 13, 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.   At 10:15 AM a member from the media was present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to approve agenda for August 13 & 14, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of August 6 & 7, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Eric Robinson with Robinson Telecommunication met with the Board to discuss phone system at the Community Services Building.  Discussion followed.

 

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; blading and hauling rock to the shop yard; crack sealing, spraying, mowing on hard surface and gravel roads; blading out on some of the gravel roads after receiving 1.5 inches of rain on Thursday; edge ruts south of highway 18 on V56; repairing New Hampton shop floor; starting vinyl siding repair on salt shed; repair signs; low water crossing sign on Pembroke Avenue south of 220th Street; etc.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to place two anchors in the county right of way along Exeter Avenue in Section 14, Deerfield South.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Certification of Abstract of Taxes and Tax list for collection of taxes for FY 2012-2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update.  Topics discussed: Haus Park Dam-IDNR Fisheries Representative Bill Kalishek recommended the removal of the dam and how the river would be restored. A vortex weir rock structure would be constructed to funnel water to the center of the river and create a pool.  Public Hearing scheduled in September or October. REAP Grant-Memorandum of Understanding and a resolution for the REAP grant application prepared by INRCOG for approximately $1500.00 for trail bridge across the Wapsi River at Twin Ponds. Compensatory time policy-Policy to require employees eligible for compensatory time to be used by April 1 of each year; Board Member Meeting Attendance-Conservation Board will notify Board of Supervisors if a member not regularly attending meetings. The Conservation Board received one quote for the removal of the cottonwood and stump removal at East Chickasaw Park and the Conservation Board decision was to leave the cottonwood alone.  Airport Lake Well-A retention tank has been installed in the building along with rewiring the chlorine pump.  DNR has to do the inspection at the Airport Lake and Twin Ponds.

 

Land Use Administrator Jill Brincks and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel present for the public hearing on the Chickasaw County Flood Plain Management ordinance no. VI-2.1, an ordinance amending Chickasaw County Flood Plain Management Ordinance No. VI-2,

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to open the public hearing at 11:30 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

No one from the public had expressed any either verbal or written comments to be included in the public hearing. 

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to exit the public hearing at 11:38AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to waive the second and third readings of the Chickasaw County Flood Plain Management ordinance no. VI-2.1, an ordinance amending Chickasaw County Flood Plain Management Ordinance No. VI-2, as allowed by Code of Iowa Section 331.302. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to adopt the Chickasaw County Flood Plain Management ordinance no. VI-2.1, an ordinance amending Chickasaw County Flood Plain Management Ordinance No. VI-2, as presented by the Assistant County Attorney.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 with the following members present:   Byrne, Holthaus, Zoll, and Pickar.  Absent: Andersen. Supervisor Andersen attending funeral. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to review quotes for two ceiling fans for the Jail Building.  Quotes received from New Hampton Electric in the amount of $1,152.00 and Meier Electric in the amount of $734.38.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to accept the quote from Meier Electric in the amount of $734.38 for two ceiling fans for the Jail building.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman gave an update on the Courthouse tuckpointing Phase III.   Dave Randall with Randall Construction is looking at the middle of September as a completion date for the project.  The Courthouse landscaping will be discussed later after the completion of the Courthouse tuckpointing Phase III.

 

Joe Glaser and William Hurd met with the Board for an update on the Veteranís Memorial on the south side of the Courthouse grounds.  The committee will update the Board on the progress of the project.

 

At 11:30 A.M. Supervisor Andersen via phone conference.  Also present were: County Attorney Pat Wegman. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Chief Deputy Todd Miller, and Deputy Marty Hemann.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to go into closed session according to Chapter 21.5 subsection (l) (c) at 11:33A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to exit closed session at 12:11 P.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

Received and filed Deerfield Township Annual Report for Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2011-2012.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Randy Bruess and Charles Hadacek (ID 64009) in Section 36 of Utica Township located at 3352 120th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Roger Treloar-Treloar Farms (ID 57710) in Section 28 of Fredericksburg Township located at 3061 300th Street, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Gorman Farms (ID 57703) in Section 28 of Jacksonville Township located at 1791 Newell Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling Collection report for the month of August 2012.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 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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