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Monday, February 11, 2013 - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 11 & 12, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 11, 2013 with the following members present:  Geerts, Byrne, Holthaus, 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.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for February 11 & 12, 2013.      Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss the resignation of part-time scheduled (3 days a week) secretary and accept the hiring of a part-time scheduled (3 days a week) secretary.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to accept the resignation of Marcia Hubert as part-time scheduled (3 days a week) secretary effective February 15, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to accept the hiring of Dawn Erlandson as part-time scheduled (3 days a week) secretary effective February 7, 2013 at the rate of

$10.25 per hour and an additional $.50 cents per hour after the completion of the probationary period.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheila Kobliska also updated the Board on the Chickasaw-Mitchell and MH-DD redesign.

 

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; entrances, check roads, ice, etc.  mixed sand and salt; one ways out on Sunday from 5:30 A.M- 10:00 PM; Tyler Throndson starts today; signing and sign repair; ice storm on Wednesday, P.M.- Thursday A.M. and the one ways and blades out (ice blades); one ways out from 5:30 A.M.-3:30 PM  and blades from 6:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; blades out all week; east span of beam set on 260th on Tuesday and Wednesday; Usher bridge-backwater notification to upstream landowners; survey conference in Calmar; one ways out today at 5:30 AM; etc.

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2012-2013 county budget amendment.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to set public hearing for the FY 2012-2013 county budget amendment for March 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM. in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2013-2014 county budget.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set public hearing for the FY 2013-2014 county budget for March 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM. in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve resolution for setting the compensation for elected officials as required by Iowa Code section 331.907 for fiscal year 2013-2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION # 02-11-13-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SETTING THE COMPENSATION FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS AS REQUIRED BY IOWA CODE SECTION 331.907 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014.  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has received the recommendations of the Chickasaw County Compensation Board which met on Tuesday, January 8, 2013; and  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that the proposed salary recommendation for the Board Supervisors shall be reduced from the recommendation of $1,700.00 to that of $0.00 for the fiscal year 2013-2014; and  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Compensation Board recommended a proposed increase for the Sheriff of $4,000.00, Auditor $4,000.00, Treasurer $4,000.00, Recorder $4,000.00 and Attorney $4,000.00.  The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby accepts the recommended proposed; and  NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa hereby sets the compensation  increase of the Chickasaw County elected officials to be as follows:  Supervisors $0.00, Sheriff $4,000.00, Auditor $4,000.00, Treasurer $4,000.00, Recorder $4,000.00 and Attorney $4,000.00, for the fiscal year 2013-2014.  Passed and approved this 11th day of February, 2013. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairperson Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor Chickasaw County, Iowa.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the annual salary of the Assistant County Attorney percentage from 60% to 65% of the annual salary of the County Attorney as per Iowa Code Section 331.904(3) effective July 1, 2013.  Roll Call:

All Ayes. Motion Carried.                

 

 

The Board discussed the appointment of a Board member to serve on the 2-mile radius on the City of New Hampton Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Steve Geerts as the Board of Supervisors representative to serve on the 2-mile radius on the City of New Hampton Planning and Zoning Commission.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the law enforcement contracts.  Also present was Sheriff Todd Miller.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to terminate the current 28E agreements with the City of Alta Vista ( City with population under 500) and direct the County Attorney’s office to prepare appropriate documents to comply with the terminating provision of the 28E agreement.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to terminate the current 28E agreements with the City of Bassett (City with population under 500) and direct the County Attorney’s office to prepare appropriate documents to comply with the terminating provision of the 28E agreement.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to terminate the current 28E agreements with the City of Ionia (City with population under 500) and direct the County Attorney’s office to prepare appropriate documents to comply with the terminating provision of the 28E agreement.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to terminate the current 28E agreements with the City of Lawler (City with population under 500 and direct the County Attorney’s office to prepare appropriate documents to comply with the terminating provision of the 28E agreement.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to terminate the current 28E agreements with the City of North Washington (City with population under 500) and direct the County Attorney’s office to prepare appropriate documents to comply with the  terminating provision of the 28E agreement.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 A.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 12, 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. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of February 4, 5 & 8, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the refinishing of the Courthouse doors.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman checks with local vendors regarding the project and updates the Board at a later date.

 

A citizen met with the Board to address their concern regarding the removal of the two trees for the Veterans Memorial in front of the Courthouse.

 

Conservation Board Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss the FY 12-13 budget amendment.  Also present was Asst. County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Discussion followed.  Board also discussed the shower project at the Airport Lake.  The Conservation Board is having a budget worksession on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Twin Ponds at 6:30 P.M.

 

Northeast IA RC & D (Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development) representative Lora Friest met with the Board to present an overview of the services the organization provides.  Discussion followed.

 

Lora Friest met with the Board to present FY 2013-2014 budget request in the amount of $6,000.00. The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

Supervisor Andersen reviewed with the Board the Board of Supervisors appointment policy.  Supervisor Andersen will make revisions to the policy for the Board’s review at the next meeting.

 

The Board received and filed original manure management plan correction requested by IDNR for Knapp Finisher, LLC-Deerfield Site in Section 30 of Deerfield Township.

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Steve Wiley-Wiley H.P. (ID 59391) in Section 25 of Chickasaw Township located at 2348 Quinlan Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:20 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

_                 _____________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman   

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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