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Monday, March 08, 2004 - Tuesday, March 09, 2004

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 8 & 9, 2004

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Ken Rasing and Marty Larsen, Sheriff, met with the Board to discuss purchase of a generator and a 2nd floor fire escape from the Jail Building.  Several generator brands and price quotes were reviewed; however, the main focus was location of the generator, since location will affect cost of installation.  After discussion, it was decided the best location is the south side of the building, near to the west facing exterior wall. 911 Board will be approving the unit to be purchased.

 

The County is seeking a variance from constructing a 2nd floor fire escape the Jail Building for several reasons, including proposed fire escape location options are not considered viable because of imposed changes to current offices spaces and building configuration, expected cost of construction, security risks of an additional entrance to the jail facility and that the 2nd floor is only used during day office hours.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to authorize signature of Chairman of the Board and Sheriff on the request for variance to the State Fire Marshall seeking administrative reprieve from construction of 2nd floor fire escape at the Jail Building. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Bob Soukup, Economic Development Director, reviewed a proposed marketing letter to Dairyland Power.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to authorize Chairman signature on area economic development letter to Dairyland Power affirming attributes of Chickasaw County. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to approve Chairman signature on contract for project BRS-C019(58)--60-19 with Brennan Construction Company for bridge replacement along 120th Street east of Stanley Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.   (Project consists of a box culvert replacement east of Saude at a cost of $172,253.10.) 

 

Board members and Department Heads met with Dave Cross, Gallagher, Woodsmall & Co., at Community Services Building for training regarding employees’ safety and workers compensation claims procedures.

 

The Board recessed at 12:00 PM for lunch and reconvened at 1:15 PM in the Board room to meet with Sheila Kobliska, CPC, for network provider contracts approval and discussion of county mental health department implementation including staffing and costs.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve network provider agreement with Eyerly-Ball Community Mental Health Services & Westminister House Group Service. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve network provider agreement with Larrabee Center. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed Veterans Affairs for February 2004.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 2:40 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Also received and filed IDNR Manure Management Update Annual Plans for Norwood Finisher, (Owner, Rodney & Allison Hamman) located in Floyd Co., with manure application in Chickasaw Co.; Harrington LTD, (Owner, James Harrington) Site ID#58790, located in Bradford Township, 1469 290th St., Nashua; Tlusty Site, (Owner, Gerald & Ruth Lynch) Site ID#59281, located in Howard Co., with manure site application in Chickasaw County; Poppe Farms, (Owner, Calvin, Glen, Gary Poppe and Larry Tupper) Site ID 57707, located in 1630 250th St., Ionia.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Mattke, to open the public hearing for FY2004-05 County Budget at 10:00 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Attending were Bernette Njus, Homemaker Director; Jennifer Bouillon and Jeanne Heit, Nursing Agency; and Marty Larsen, Sheriff.  Proposed budget was reviewed with in depth attention to the public health budget portion.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to close the public hearing at 10:27 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve and adopt Resolution for FY2004-05 Budget Adoption. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 03-09-04-08. WHREAS, the Board of Supervisors do hereby approve and adopt the 2004-205 County Budget after the public hearing held on March 9, 2004. PASSED, APPROVED, AND AOPTED this 9th day of March 2004. The vote thereon being as follows. AYES: /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor.

 

Carolyn Martin-Shaw, CEO Mercy Hospital, met with the Board to review preliminary Heritage inventory.  A committee consisting of Jim Schueth, Ken Rasing and Jerry Mitchell will review items at a site inspection to determine the next step.   Five area residential care providers have expressed an interest in providing services at the Heritage and are expected to submit a proposal for services. 

 

The Board allowed claims.  

 

Elected officials including Sheriff Marty Larsen, Recorder Cindy Messersmith, Treasurer Sue Breitbach and Assistant Attorney Mark Huegel were present for Board consideration and action on the Compensation Board FY 2004-05 elected officials salary recommendation.  The present condition of the current year budget and the expectations for the next year budget were reviewed. County officials expressed their desire to be fairly compensated, given the comparable salaries of like county officials.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to reduce the Compensation Board recommendation for elected officials by 50% for FY2004-05.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Elected Officials Salaries for FY2004-05 will be Supervisors $20,744.29; Sheriff $44,909.48; Auditor $35,629.34; Treasurer and Recorder $35,589.67; Attorney $42,789.48.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to approve Board Minutes of March 8 & 9, 2004. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman signature of Iowa Department of health substance abuse funding of $1774.00 for FY 2004-05. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Boge left the meeting at 11:40 AM to attend Nashua Lions Club for a county budget presentation.

 

Board members Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, and Auditor Babcock attended lunch with Senior Citizens at Chickasaw Senior Centre, returning the Board room to complete allowing claims.

 

Board members returned to the Boardroom to complete allowing claims, adjourning at 2:30 PM.

 

 

 

                                                                                                _________________________

                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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