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Monday, November 19, 2012 - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 19 & 20, 2012

 

The Board convened on Monday, November 19, 2012 with all members present:   Byrne, Holthaus, Zoll, Pickar, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for November 19 & 20, 2012.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of November 12-14, 2012.   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; shouldering/wetland area at Saude; entrance and ditch cleaning; winter preparation of vehicles; sign maintenance; blades out in various areas of county; bridge repair; construction of bridge on 260th Street continues (Taylor Construction); etc.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the hiring of Jason Gallup as per union contract effective November 26, 2012 and as per the recommendation of the County Engineer Dusten Rolando.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to approve the right of way contracts with Louie B. Hugh, Larry and Jean Usher, and Norbert and Loretta Koenigsfeld for BRC-C919(78).  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with Board. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to go into closed session under Section 21.5(h) at 11:35 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 11:44 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to adjourn the meeting at 11: 55 A.M.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 with all members present:   Byrne, Holthaus, Zoll, Andersen, and Pickar.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with Board for a departmental update.   The hotel/motel tax was voted at the General Election on November 6, 2012 and passed for the City of New Hampton and City of Fredericksburg and defeated in the unincorporated areas, was discussed.  Both entities are working on their ordinances. Coordinator Mary Schrandt-Prouty requested that the Northeast Iowa Tourism group was in the process of updating and printing their new brochures.  The tourism office will seek grants to offset printing costs.  Coordinator Schrandt-Prouty also reported that the contract expires December 31, 2012.  It is the consensus of the Board to extend the contract until June 30, 2013 at the same hourly rate.  Also discussed was the office at the Community Services building.

 

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Sander reviewed the Jail Inspection Report with the Board.  Also present was Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shawver and Acting Sheriff Todd Miller.

 

Received and place on file the Jail Inspection Report.

 

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shawver met with the Board to discuss the K-9 unit. Also present was a member from the media. The Sheriff’s office would like start the process of collecting donations for the K-9 unit.   The board reviewed the cost quote from Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Pickar to authorize the sheriff’s department to begin fundraising for the purpose of the acquisition of K-9 deputy as requested by the sheriff’s department.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board for review and approval of 2012 Family Farm Credit Applications.  Individuals are eligible to receive the credit if the appropriate designated person is actively engage in farming of an eligible tract of land during the fiscal year in which the application is filed, with the 2001 Iowa legislature having changed the filing of this credit to a one-time filing.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to approve and authorize chairman signature for the 2012 Family Farm Credit Applications as submitted by the County Assessor Doug Welton.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assessor Doug Welton also reviewed with the Board the 2012 Homestead Applications and 2012 Military Exemption applications.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for the 2012 Homestead Applications as submitted by the County Assessor Doug Welton.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for the 2012 Military Exemption Applications and disallow three 2012 Military Exemptions Applications as submitted by the County Assessor Doug Welton.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Allen Powell with Jendro Sanitation met with the Board to review the 2013 rural recycling schedule. 

 

Neil Schrader with Hacker, Nelson & Co. PC met with the Board for an update.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 A.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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