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Monday, January 14, 2013 - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 14-16, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 14, 2013 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.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for January 14-16, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of January 7-9, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Compensation Board Chairman Steve Lynch presented the FY 2013-14 Compensation Board recommendations for elected officialsí salaries. Also present was Roger Hansen, Attorney Michael Kennedy and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Comments made from Attorney Michael Kennedy, Steve Lynch and Roger Hansen. The recommendation was received and placed on file to be considered within the context of the total FY 2013-2014 county budget.

 

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; permits in various areas; sign repair as needed; brushing west of Saude and North; 140th Street and brushing east of V56; brushing Fayette and 150th Street; Groves bridge, drove pile east abutment; budget for FY 14; interviews for the equipment operator all week; etc.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to install an anchor in the county right of way on the west side of Nolan Avenue in Section 28-T97N-R12W.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando reviewed with the Board vacation carryover for secondary road department employees.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve employee vacation carryover for the secondary road department and the employee vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2013.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Nancy Hilleshiem and Dwight Kolthoff representing Big Four Fair and Chickasaw County Youth Coordinator Cala Westergard and Office Manager Danielle Day with Extension Service met with the Board to present FY 2013-2014 budget request for $7000 for the 4-H achievement show and $18,000 for the Big Four Fair.  The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the resignation of Lori Stanley as part-time on call homemaker aide effective September 1, 2012.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the change of status for Home Health Aide Tammy Jordan from part-time on-call to part-time scheduled effective January 10, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the Leave of Absence for the Veterans Affairs Director.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the Leave of Absence from January 31, 2013-February 28, 2013 for Veterans Affairs Director Dave Jacobsen.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board adjourned at 11:00 AM to attend New Hampton Industrial Development Corporation annual meeting at Big Edís Firehouse.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:30 P.M.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budget. 

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 with the following members present:  Geerts, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen.  Absent: Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

A joint 28E Chickasaw-Mitchell Target Case Management Board via phone conference convened at 9:25 AM.  The meeting was called to order by Mitchell County Chairman Stan Walk.  Members from Mitchell County included Supervisors Bob Marreel, Stan Walk and Joel Voaklander, County Auditor Lowell Tesch, CPC/TCM director Sheila Kobliska and two members from the public.  Members from Chickasaw County included Supervisors Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Jason Byrne and Steve Geerts and County Auditor Joan E. Knoll.

 

The Board reviewed the quote for a new laptop computer for the Mitchell County Office.

 

Motion by Voaklander, Seconded by Byrne to approve the computer purchase as per the recommendation of Sheila Kobliska from CDWG in the amount of $828.50.  Roll Call:  Chickasaw County: All Ayes.  Mitchell County:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheila also updated the Board regarding the audit and DHS billings.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Marreel to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 AM.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budgets for the Heritage Residence, Medical Examiners and Sanitation.

 

Henry M. Adkins & Son Inc. representative Mark Fredericks met with Board for a presentation on Unisys voting equipment.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board for review and approval of Semi Annual Report, with discussion following and review of bank balances.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve Treasurerís semi-annual report ending December 31, 2012, subject to audit.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

The Board recessed at noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

CPC/TCM/GA director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budgets for General Assistance and MH-DD budgets.

 

Received and place on file Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency

Report ending September 30, 2012.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Craig Kurtenbach (64040) in Section 16 of Stapleton Township located at 3028 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne and Andersen. .  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budget.

Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budget.

 

Land Use Administrator Jill Brincks met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 budget.

 

The Board discussed the ISAC Goal Setting Facilitation Pilot Program.  The goal setting process will assist county leaders in developing a future focus, setting strategic directions and determining priorities for their county. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve employee vacation carryover for several departments and employee vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2013.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 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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