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Monday, August 20, 2012 - Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 AUGUST 20 & 21, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 20, 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 Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for August 20 & 21, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne   to approve board minutes of August 13 & 14, 2012.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss the disposal of computer equipment for the New Hampton Rotary computer recycling project in cooperation with Goodwill Industries and Dell held on Saturday, August 25, 2012.  

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to authorize Data Processing Manager Doug Welton to dispose of computer equipment for the New Hampton Rotary computer recycling project in cooperation with Goodwill Industries and Dell held  on Saturday, August 25, 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Doug also discussed with the Board a proposed press release from the Assessor’s Office having to do with the door-to-door inspections of all properties in Chickasaw County that will begin approximately September 10, 2012.  This is part of a reappraisal project that the Chickasaw County Conference Board and the Assessor Board approved in 2010.  The Assessor’s Office will be assisted in this project by Vanguard Appraisals Inc. of Cedar Rapids. The purpose of the reappraisal program is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is responsible for paying only his/her fair share of the property tax burden.  If any questions, please contact the Assessor’s office at 641-394-2813 or email assessor@iowatelecom.net.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board regarding the approval of the FY 12 annual report for the Substance Abuse Prevention Grant subcontracted to Pathways Behavioral Services.  Sheila Kobliska also sought approval to name Kathy Babcock as the authorized administrator for the FY 13 Substance Abuse Prevention Grant since the Public Health Department will be the subcontractor.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Substance Abuse Prevention Annual report for FY 11-12.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Kathy Babcock as the authorized administrator for the FY 13 Substance Abuse Prevention Grant.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheila Kobliska also discussed with the Board the upcoming County Social Services Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Tama. 

 

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; permits, driveways in various areas; driveway repair; reviewed cross road pipe on the Protivin Road; mowed grass on gravels in Nashua; mowing gravels in Lawler this week; edge rutting on V56 and Horton Road; Division 4 rock resurfacing completed; sawing 100th street today, crossroads this week; vinyl siding salt shed; concrete patching at the shop approaches; sign survey, daytime; sign repairs as needed; getting detour set up on 100th street; low water crossing and driving sheet pile on Pembroke Avenue; blading gravel roads; start crack filling this week; survey work and day labor projects; rock gradation at Boice Quarry; Utility permits; Right of Way on Ushers bridge; working on cell phone policy; Title VI review; etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the permit for Alliant Energy to construct a regulator bank and place new poles in the county Right of Way along Gilmore Avenue approximately ¼ mile north of 220th Street.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss and review the Troyna Farm Rental Bidding Procedure and the Farm Lease Agreement documents.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to authorize Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel to enter into a three year  Farm Lease Agreement with Louie B. Hugh and Linda Hugh for the proposed property adjacent to the Troyna Property. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to place the “For Rent” ad in the newspapers regarding the Troyna Farm Rental Property.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Chief Deputy Todd Miller, and Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to go into closed session according to Iowa Code Chapter 21.5 subsection (l) (c) at 11:05A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to exit closed session at 11:50 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board adjourned at Noon and reconvened at 1:30 PM at the Community Services Building for a public hearing on the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 1:30 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Introductions were made.   Public comments (written and oral) and questions were addressed and taken under advisement for selling the Price Wildlife Habitat Property as a whole or parcel by parcel.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to exit the public hearing at 2:30 P.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 2:45 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 21, 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. 

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss and review the proposed contract with National Elevator Inspections Services, Inc. for the Courthouse elevator.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to enter into a contract with National Elevator Inspections Services, Inc.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Director Dave Jacobsen gave a departmental update. 

 

The Board adjourned at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to go into an exempt strategy session according to Iowa Code Section 20 and Section 17.3 at 1:00 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Also present were Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. representatives Pam DePuew and Rachel Narum and Jack Lipovac, the Board’s collective bargaining consultant from HR On-Source.

 

At 2:00 PM International Union of Operating Engineer Representative Cheryl Arnold,

Union steward Joe Denner and Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Union Representative Kevin McCombs joined the meeting.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to exit exempt strategy session at 2:48 PM.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to go into closed session according to Iowa Code Chapter 21.5.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Zoll to exit closed session at 3:32 P.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for AK Family LLC-Kleiss Site (ID 66865) in Section 17 of Dresden Township.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Russell L. Schelkopf Trust #101-Eickhoff Site (ID 58112) in Section 31 of Eden Township located at 25820 X Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 PM.  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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