COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
FEBRUARY 18, 19 & 20, 2013
The Courthouse and offices were closed on Monday, February 18, 2013 in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday.
The Board convened on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 with all members present: Geerts, Byrne, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen. 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 18 & 19, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of February 11 & 12, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge a one time wage adjustment for Amanda Huffman effective January 1, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
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; Monday, one-ways out early at 5:30 AM; blades out at 10:00 AM on Monday; everything out at 7:00 AM on Tuesday; brushing in various areas on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; new employees taking the pesticide test today; fixing signs as needed; HMA & PCC updates in Mason City; bridge inspection, Calhoun Burns, reviewed; Ushers bridge, DNR variance; landowner’s signatures, variance; pay voucher on 260th street, Groves Bridge; etc.
Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss and review the Flick Farm Rental property notice. The Board will review and take action on the notice on August 6, 2013.
Ken Rasing met with the Board to give a progress report on the Heritage Residence timeline to complete the projects. Also present was Director Tori Reicherts and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Topics discussed were the remodeling of the five bathrooms, replacement of the kitchen counter and the replacement of the north front doors. Discussion followed.
The Board also discussed the Heritage Residence Lease. Director Tori Reicherts, Ken Rasing and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel will review the current lease and make any revisions to the lease for the Board’s approval at a later date.
The Board entered into discussion regarding the employee’s wellness proposal, with a program developed.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to set employees’ wellness screening at no cost for health insurance subscribers and spouses (family contracts only), and full-time employees with non participating health insurance subscribers consisting of blood panel, PSA and TSH (thyroid) test and additional optional tests to be prepaid by participants applying for those tests. Employee’s spouses that are non participating health insurance subscribers may participate in the Wellness Clinic. They will need to cover the cost of requested tests. Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Geerts and Holthaus. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried.
The Wellness Clinic dates are Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday April 10, 2013.
A meeting with Floyd County at 11:45 AM via phone conference. Present at Chickasaw County was Supervisors: John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, Rick Holthaus, and Steve Geerts. and Auditor Joan E. Knoll. Present at Floyd County were Supervisors Doug Kamm, Mark Kuhn, Roy Schwickerath and the media.
Discussion followed regarding the Engineers Contract for FY 2013-14. Floyd County will make the changes to the contract and send a copy of the revised contract.
The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Richland Ltd. L.L.C. (ID 61657) in Section 19 of Richland Township located at 1647 290th Street, Ionia, IA 50658.
Recessed at Noon and re-convened at 1:00 P.M. at the Chickasaw County Emergency Management office for the Chickasaw County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Kick-Off Meeting.
The Board convened on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 with all members present: Geerts, Byrne, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 1:30 P. M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Rick Holthaus, Chairman
Board of Supervisors
Joan E. Knoll, Auditor