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Monday, January 28, 2013 - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 28 & 29, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 28, 2013 with all members present:  Geerts, Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for January 28 & 29, 2013.    with the cancellation of the 11:00 AM appointment.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of January 21-22 & 24, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family Executive Director Ben Brustkern met with the Board to present FY 2013-2014 budget request for $3000.00.  The request will be considered within the context of the total 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; entrance reviewing; cutting brush at signs; sanders out on hard surfaced roads from 9:00-9:30 AM until 4:00-6:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2013; brushing in various areas all week; one ways out on Wednesday, northeast side treating; one ways out on Friday treating; bridge inspections; rock maps, rock resurfacing; set beams, Groves east span this week/weather; Usher bridge continues with the IDNR, etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for  the permit for Hawkeye REC to install pole, anchor and line in the county right of way along 165th Street east of Kenwood Avenue.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for  the permit for Hawkeye REC to place buried line thru 130th Street approximately 150 feet west of Hwy 63.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Recessed at 12:30 PM and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

 

Chief Deputy Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to review bids for a new vehicle for the sheriff’s office.  Also present was Sheriff Todd Miller.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to purchase a 2013 Dodge Charger for the sheriff’s department upon the recommendation of Chief Deputy Marty Hemann from Vern Laures Auto Center, Inc. in the amount of $23,673.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Budget worksession.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Northwood Creek LLC-Braniger Site (ID 65751) in Section 8 of Utica Township located at 1447 Stevens Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Linden Creek-Koudelka Site (ID 66573) in Section 26 of Jacksonville Township located at Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 3:30 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 29, 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.  Also present was Floyd County Supervisor Roy Schwickerath.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the Board for an overview of the Chickasaw County Tourism and an update on the City of New Hampton Hotel/Motel project and future options.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into a memorandum agreement with the City of New Hampton for the hotel/motel and authorize Chairman Signature.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Rachel Narum and Pam DePuew representing Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. met with

Board to discuss the health insurance.  Also present was Treasurer Sue Breitbach, County Recorder Cindy Messersmith, Assistant County Engineer John Murray, and Assessor Doug Welton.  Discussion followed

 

Pam DePuew reviewed the Administrative Services Agreement.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to authorize Chairman Signature on the

Administrative Services Agreement for 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Rachel Narum and Pam DePuew reviewed the fourth quarter health insurance statistical reports. 

 

Budget worksession.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 3:25 P.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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