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Monday, December 31, 2012 - Thursday, January 03, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND JANUARY 1-3, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM with the following 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 Supervisor-Elect Steve Geerts.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for December 31, 2012 and January 1-3, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of December 17-19 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shawver, Ken Rasing and Jeremy McGrath.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to acknowledge the resignation of Gloria Bjergum as part-time on call dispatcher effective December 12, 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller gave a departmental update.

 

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shawver gave an update on the K-9 unit.  Donations are coming into the Sheriff’s Office.  Discussion on the purchase of the K-9 dog.

 

It was the consensus of the Board that the Sheriff Todd Miller enter into a contract with Mid-Michigan Kennels in the amount of $8,500.00 for the purchase of the K-9 dog and

supplies and the expenditure will be paid out of the K-9 fund.

 

Ken Rasing, Jeremy McGrath and Sheriff Todd Miller discussed the ambulance protocol with the Board.  The parties will review the protocol periodically for any revisions.

 

Supervisor Andersen discussed the Conservation Board Member District 3 Applications and Interview process with the Board.  Supervisors Andersen and Holthaus interviewed

two applicants.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Holthaus to appoint Lori Carey to the Conservation Board Member District 3 for a five year term effective January 2, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Pickar updated the Board on the interview process for two Board of Health members. Supervisors Byrne and Pickar interviewed the five applicants.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Pickar to appoint Ruth A. Schemmel for a three year term to the Board of Health effective January 2, 2013.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Pickar, Zoll, Byrne, Holthaus.  Nays:  Andersen.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Dr. Lucas Brinkman for a three year term to the Board of Health effective January 2, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn at 11:50 AM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Courthouse and offices were closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in observance of New Year’s Day.

 

At 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 elected officials from the General Election 2012 were administered their oath by Judge Richard Stochl.  Officials receiving their oath of office were Supervisors Rick Holthaus, John Andersen and Steve Geerts; Auditor Joan E. Knoll, and Sheriff Todd Miller.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present:  Zoll, Geerts, Andersen, Holthaus, and Byrne. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present a member from the media.

 

The Board took nominations from the floor for the 2013 Chairperson.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to nominate Rick Holthaus as Chairperson.

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to nominate Tim Zoll as Chairperson.  Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Byrne to cease nominations for Chairperson.  Voted by paper ballots.  Rick Holthaus received three votes and Tim Zoll received two votes.  Rick Holthaus elected to serve as the 2013 Chairperson.

 

The Board took nomination from the floor for the 2013 Vice-Chairperson.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to nominate John Andersen as Vice-Chairperson.  Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to nominate Tim Zoll as Vice-Chairperson.  Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to cease nominations for Vice-Chairperson.  Voted by paper ballots.  John Andersen received three votes and Tim Zoll received two votes.  John Andersen elected to serve as the 2013 Vice-Chairperson.

 

The County Engineer, Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and services of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; etc.

 

Dusten Rolando reviewed the county vehicle resolution for 2013 with the Board.

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adopt resolution for county vehicles. Roll call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-02-13-01.  WHEREAS, unforeseen weather conditions do frequently damage the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, thereby creating situations that are hazardous to the traveling public, and       WHEREAS, damages arising from accidents and other actions by others, create hazardous conditions on the Secondary Roads that can result in damage or injury to the traveling public, and

WHEREAS, the above actions may occur anytime, day or night, it is therefore, determined to be in the best interests of the COUNTY and the traveling public that certain individuals be given the responsibility of being available on a 24 hour basis so that immediate response can be made to accomplish temporary repair or installation of warning devices as to inform the traveling public of the conditions.  Persons so designated shall be authorized to take vehicles, communications, and other equipment to their residences during times other than normal working hours.  Vehicles and other equipment are to be used for official purposes only. Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, John Andersen, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2013 Master Matrix Resolution.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION # 01-02-13-2-CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and  WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS,  by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS,  the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3).  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chair, Board of Supervisors. Date: 1-2-2013. ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor, Date: 1-2-2013.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to adopt Resolution 01-02-13-3 Prior Payment of Bills.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO.  01-02-13-3: WHEREAS,  at certain times it is necessary to pay bills prior to an official Board of Supervisors meeting in order to allow for the efficient operation of county government.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following list of items can be paid for in advance of an official Board of Supervisors meeting.  Items which would result in the loss of a discount or result in interest payments, utility bills, payroll and payroll benefit checks. Passed and approved this 2nd day of January, 2013.AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, and Jason Byrne. NAYS: None.                                         

ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to designate the official county newspapers as follows:  New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.3 stating the minimum requirement for number and selection having a population below fifteen thousand as being two official newspapers. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 A.M.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to set bounty fees of one dollar for each pair of pocket gopher front feet.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set mileage reimbursement at $.42 per mile for 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2013.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to re-appoint Sheila Kobliska, as General Assistance Director for 2013.   Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint Dave Jacobsen as Veterans Affairs Director for 2013.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2013 as on file in the Auditor’s Office.    Roll Call:  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to re- appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed 2012 Weed Commissioner’s Report.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Board members to the following committee’s assignments.  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

E-911 Chairperson: Steve Geerts and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Emergency Management Commission: Steve Geerts and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Chickasaw County Child Abuse and Prevention Council:  Pam Schrock and

Steve Geerts as Alternate.

 

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association: Mary Schrandt-Prouty and

John Andersen as Alternate

 

First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services: Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne as Alternate

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Dr. Rick Moberly, MD as chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy  Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2013.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Decatoratorization Board: CPC Sheila Kobliska.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw County Landfill: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus                      as Alternate

 

F-M-C Community Empowerment Board: Steve Geerts and John Andersen                     as Alternate

 

Governance Board for Chickasaw Wellness Complex:  John Andersen  

County Social Services: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen as Alternate           

 

Heartland Insurance Risk Pool 28-E Agreement Representative: Rick Holthaus                      and Tim Zoll as Alternate

 

INRCOG Regional Transit: Steve Geerts

 

INRCOG TEA 23: Steve Geerts

 

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments: Steve Geerts

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council: John Andersen

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority: John Andersen

 

Juvenile Detention First and Second Judicial District 28-E Agreement:  Jason Byrne and Tim Zoll as Alternate

 

Local Board of Health-3 year term (2013-2015: Jason Byrne

 

Mental Health Advisory Committee: John Andersen

 

Northeast Iowa Community Action Program: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen               as Alternate

 

Pathways & Cedar Valley Mental Health:  John Andersen

 

Regional Hazardous Materials Respond Group: Rick Holthaus and Steve Geerts                  as Alternate

 

Resource Conservation and Development Commission: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Resource Enhancement and Protection: Tim Zoll

 

Turkey River Watershed Project: Jason Byrne and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Cedar River Watershed Project: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

LEO Workforce Development: Jason Byrne

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at $.56.5 IRS Rate and fee schedule for 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to appoint the following as custodians of the following buildings in compliance with the Code of Iowa:

Courthouse:  Supervisors, Auditor: Community Services Building: Supervisors, Auditor:

Law Enforcement Building: Supervisors. Heritage Residence: Supervisors. Human Services Building: Supervisors. Legal and Emergency Management Center: Supervisors. Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 12:15 P. M. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, and Zoll.  Absent: Geerts.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to review FY 2013-14 budgets.

 

Veterans Affairs Director Dave Jacobsen met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budget.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review FY 2013-2014 budget.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

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

 

 

 

 

 ___________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

                                                                  

 

Attest:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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