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Monday, March 04, 2013 - Friday, March 08, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 4, 5 & 8, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Community Services Building with all members present:  Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, and 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 Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for March 4 & 5, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of February 25 & 26, and March 2, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve Fireworks Permit for Sarah Westendorf for Fredericksburg Dairy Days.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the liquor license for New Hampton Country Club.  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; brushing in various locations, one ways out on Wednesday at 5:00 AM, blades out on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; one ways out on Thursday and Friday; salt delivery today; fix signs as needed; washed truck boxes; mixing sand/salt; decking on Groves bridge; Ovel Forest Products awarded timber quote; day labor projects; one way out on Monday at 5:10 AM to 5:30 PM. etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to open the public hearing at 11:14 AM for the amendment to the county budget for FY 2012-2013. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Supervisors Holthaus provided the background on the amendment.

 

No written comments from the public. A few verbal comments were made.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 11:32 AM

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2012-2013 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Byrne, Holthaus, Geerts, And Andersen.  Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 03-04-13-05 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations Resolution on June 19, 2012 for all departments of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 19, 2012 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet, for the following reasons: Emergency Mgt: balance of EMA $5,989; Sheriff: increase in the amount of $133,028 for felony case-overtime-salaries and benefits for personnel changes; Attorney: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $12,038; Sanitation: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $11,256; Public Health and Home Care Services: Health Ins. increase in the amount $22,728; Conservation: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $24,814; Treasurer: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $37,411; Recorder: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $9,780; Auditor: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $22,306; Supervisors: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $6,786; General Services: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $2,136; Courthouse Tuckpointing Phase III completion increase in the amount of $27,600; Administration for Hazard Mitigation update increase in the amount of $10,000; Chickasaw-Mitchell-Trust and Agency: Health Ins. increase in the amount of $39,058.00  with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 4th day of March 2013.  AYES:  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.      NAYS:  Tim Zoll.   ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll

DEPARTMENT                   BEFORE               INCREASE/                  AFTER

                                         AMENDMENT           DECREASE               AMENDMENT

Supervisors                   $    200,830.00               $     6,786.00              $    207,616.00

Auditor/Elections         $    319,163.00               $   22,306.00              $    341,469.00

Treasurer                      $    308,246.00               $   37,411.00              $    345,657.00

Attorney                        $    249,314.00               $   12,038.00              $    261,352.00

Sheriff                            $ 1,130,230.00               $ 133,028.00              $ 1,263,258.00

Recorder                        $    130,632.00               $    9,780.00               $    140,412.00

Conservation                 $    414,414.00               $   24,814.00              $     439,228.00

Public Hlth &                $ 1,222,252.00               $   22,728.00              $ 1,244,980.00

  Home Care Serv.

Sanitation                      $     112,183.00               $   11,256.00              $    123,439.00

General Services           $     639,115.00               $   39,736.00              $    678,851.00

Emerg. Mgt.                  $        42,044.00               $    5,989.00              $      48,033.00

SERVICE AREA:

Public Safety & Legal   $ 1,610,270.00                 $ 151,055.00             $ 1,761,325.00

  Serv.

Physical Hlth &             $ 1,611.692.00                  $   33,984.00             $ 1,645,676.00

  Social Serv.

Co. Environment           $   601,850.00                   $   24,814.00             $    626,664.00

   & Education

Government to               $   445,082.00                   $   24,740.00             $    469,822.00

   Residents

Administration               $ 1,438,471.00                  $   91,279.00             $ 1,529,750.00

TRUST AND AGENCY:

Chickasaw-Mitchell       $465,291.00                      $    39,058.00             $ 504,349.00

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 11:34 AM for the FY 2013-2014 county budget. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Written comments from the public to be included in the public hearing and placed on file in the Auditorís Office.  Verbal comments expressed from the public.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to close the public hearing at 1:12 PM             

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 1:21 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with all members present:  Byrne, Zoll, Holthaus, Geerts and Andersen.    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Departmental updates from the following departments:  Dave Gorman, Ken Rasing, Cindy Messersmith, Doug Welton, Dave Jacobsen, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Cindy Heying, Todd Miller, Sue Breitbach, and County Attorney Pat Wegman.

 

The Board and Department Heads discussed the Budget Hearing held on Monday, March 4, 2013.  The Board asked each department to review their budget to see if there could be any more reductions and submit their reduction either by e-mail or in written form.

 

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

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 1:16 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Friday, March 8, 2013 with all members present:  Byrne, Zoll, Holthaus, Geerts and Andersen.    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for March 8, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

                                                              

Supervisor Holthaus read the responses from the various departments regarding reduction in their department.  Also present were Doug Welton, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith, Sheila Kobliska, Sheriff Todd Miller, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann.

 

The Board reviewed the General Basic Miscellaneous Budget requests.  The Board took no action.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 A.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                           Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

_______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 
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