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Monday, January 21, 2013 - Thursday, January 24, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 21, 22, & 24, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 21, 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.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for January 21, 22 & 24, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of January 14-16, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss and review Quit Claim Deeds for John H. Christoph and Gladys Christoph, Marceile Christoph Trust Agreement dated 4-20-2010, and Mark W. Christoph for the vacation of Sorter and Washington streets in the town of Devon.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the  Quit Claim Deed to Mark Schwickerath to clarify the vacation of Sorter Street as adopted by Resolution 11-4-96-2 by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on the 4th day of November, 1996.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the  Quit Claim Deed to Marceile Christoph Trust Agreement to clarify the vacation of Sorter Street as adopted by Resolution 11-4-96-2 by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on the 4th day of November, 1996.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the  Quit Claim Deed to John H. Christoph and Gladys Christoph to clarify the vacation of Washington Street as adopted by Resolution 11-4-96-2 by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on the 4th day of November, 1996.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Joe Glaser and Mick Gage met with the Board for an update on the Veterans Memorial.  Also present was Custodian Dave Gorman.  Joe Glaser and Mick Gage stated donations for Veterans Memorial are coming in steadily.  The group’s goal is to have the projected completed by November 11, 2013.  Mick Gage and Joe Glaser asked the Board for permission to remove the two maple trees for the memorial.  It was the consensus of the Board to give permission to remove the trees for the project.  The stumps will be removed early spring.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 Sanitation 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 permits; one ways out on Thursday morning; replacing faded signs; brushing on V56 & 140th Street east, various areas on 130th Street, Cheyenne, 225th Street, Jasper Avenue; brushing Groves bridge, east abutment; set beams, west span, center span of Groves Bridge; budget review; sign crew, equipment operator and truck driver hired, etc.

 

Bridge Foreman Steve Kuennen, Shop Foreman Dave Bonfig, Road Foreman Ovey Johnson and Superintendent Randy Anderson met with the Board to discuss wages. Randy Anderson gave the presentation. The Board deferred action and took under advisement.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for  the permit for Hawkeye REC to install two poles and anchors in the county right of way on the west side of Panora Ave. north of 205th Street.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Tyler Throndson as equipment operator effective February 11, 2013 as per union contract.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.                      .

 

The Board reviewed FY 2013-2014 Miscellaneous Budgets.

 

Recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

 

David Boss, Director, Community Outreach & Development of the NEIA Community Action and Mary Ann Humpal, CCAP, Executive Director of the NEIA Community Action Agency, met with the Board to present FY 2013-14 budget request in the amount of $ 27,954.00.  The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget.

 

The Board reviewed the Compensation Board recommendation for county officials.  The Compensation Board had recommended a proposed increase for the Sheriff, Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder and County Attorney of $4,000.00 and Board of Supervisors of $1700.00.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to accept the Compensation Board proposed recommendations for Sheriff of $4,000.00; County Attorney of $4,000.00; Auditor of $4000.00; Recorder of $4,000.00 and Treasurer of $4,000.00 and to reduce the recommendation for the Board of Supervisors of $1700.00 to $0.00 for FY 2013-2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to review FY 2013-2014 Sheriff’s Budget.

 

ISU representative Teresa Wiemerslage met with Board for a County Ag Extension update and a FY 2013-2014 budget request of $8,100.00 for the Food and Fitness Initiative.  The request was placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2013-2014 county budget.

 

County Librarians met with the Board to present their FY 2012-2013 budget funding request.  Those present were Jane McGrane, Ionia Public Library Director, Cathy Humpal, Lawler Public Library Director; Katherine Rich, Fredericksburg Public Library Director, LaVonne Hartson, Board Member Fredericksburg Public Library, Pat Ipsen, New Hampton Public Library Director and Kris Griffin, Board Member New Hampton Public Library, Kathryn Pflibsen, Nashua Public Library Director, and Parveen Karim, Alta Vista Public Library Director. LaVonne Hartson acted as spokesperson.  The request of $99,993.00 was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2013-2014 county budget.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Seamans Farms, Inc. (ID 57708) in Section 5 of Richland Township located at 1751 260th Street, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Thursday, January 24, 2013 with the following members present:   Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne and Andersen.  Absent:  Geerts.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Board members proceed to canvass the State Representative District 52 Special Election as required by IAC 50.24.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the canvass of votes cast at the State Representative District 52 Special Election and authorize Auditor to certify results to the Iowa Secretary of State and record results in the Permanent Election Register.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of January 2013.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 1:55 P.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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