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Monday, April 08, 2013 - Thursday, April 11, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 8, 9 & 11, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 8, 2013 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 Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for April 8, 9 & 11, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of April 1, 2 & 4, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Conservation Board Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss replacement property for the Price Wildlife Habitat Property. Brian Moore has been in contract with the property owners to discuss the replacement property for the Price Wildlife but the parties are still negotiating price.  Brian Moore will update the Board and County Attorney on the progress of the project.  County Attorney Pat Wegman and IDNR will continue to proceed with project for the replacement property for the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the liquor license for Old Bradford Village Gift Shop in Nashua.  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; removing wing posts on maintainers, leaving four tandem trucks are still dressed for salt and sand; sign repairs in various areas due to vandalism; set up detour for county line project on highway 24 east; replaced object markers that were missing; spot rocking in various areas; blades out all week; mixed salt/sand in shed, used outside salt supply; bridge inspection all week; start today on the county line project; six county meeting in Rossville; ordering 100 tons of salt; entrance permits; ditch cleaning permits; etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the FY 2014 IDOT Secondary Road 5 Year Construction Program.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the FY 2014 IDOT Secondary Road Budget.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sue Breitbach, Treasurer met with the Board to review and approval of quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending March 31, 2013, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve Treasurer’s Quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending March 31, 2013, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve quarterly reports ending March 31, 2013 for Auditor, Sheriff, and Recorder, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

TCM/CPC/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review the 28E Intergovernmental Agreement with County Social Services and to approve the resolution to join 28E Intergovernmental Agreement with County Social Services.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature Resolution to join 28E Intergovernmental Agreement for Mental Health & Disability Service Network Called County Social Services.  Roll Call:  All Ayes Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION  NUMBER  04-08-13-08. RESOLUTION TO JOIN 28E INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH & DISABILITY SERVICE NETWORK CALLED COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES

Whereas Code of Iowa, 2011, Chapter 28E and Chapter 331, Section 331.438(C)  The counties comprising a mental health and disability services region shall enter into an agreement under chapter 28E to form a regional administrator under the control of a governing board to function on behalf of those counties.  Whereas a consortium of counties will provide greater equity of mental health & disability (MH/D) services in the region, Whereas a consortium of counties will provide greater equity of funding services in the region, Whereas a consortium of counties will provide more flexible administration that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of plan administration with limited resources, Therefore, Chickasaw County resolves to join the County Social Services consortium by transferring Mental Health & Disability Services fund balance and the current MH/D Property Tax dollars to the County Social Services in exchange for equitable Mental Health & Disability Services coverage for residents of Chickasaw County by the 8th  day of April, 2013. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chair, Chickasaw County Supervisors. Date: April 8, 2013. Witnessed by: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor. Date: April 8, 2013

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature to enter into a 28E Intergovernmental Agreement creating County Social Services for Mental Health & Disability Services.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska reviewed the January 2011 financial report and gave an update on the staff. Case Management Director Sheila Kobliska stated that the case loads increased.

 

The Board discussed language change for Chickasaw County Health Insurance in the Chickasaw County Handbook, Section VI Page 4 of the Handbook under Insurance-Health Insurance states the following:  The County will pay the entire premium for each eligible regular full-time employee for single coverage and seventy-five percent (75%) of the premium for family coverage with the employee paying 25% by a payroll deduction for a Health and Major Medical Group program chosen by the County Board of Supervisors. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to amend the language of the handbook under Insurance-Health Insurance to state The County will pay ninety-five percent (95%) of the premium for eligible regular full-time employee for single coverage and the employee paying five  percent (5%) by a payroll deduction and seventy-five percent (75%) of the premium for family coverage with the employee paying twenty-five (25% ) by a payroll deduction for a Health and Major Medical Group program chosen by the County Board of Supervisors effective July 1, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board recessed at 12:10 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates LLC met with the Board for a general discussion and an overview of Human Resources services.  Also present was Assessor Doug Welton and County Engineer Dusten Rolando.   Mr. Greufe’s consulting services include Human Resources Auditing, Legal Compliance, Policy Development; Labor Relations, Training and Development Plans, Performance Evaluation Development, Strategic Planning, etc.  Mr. Greufe also reviewed with the Board his findings regarding the union contracts and the county handbooks.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 9, 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. 

 

Steve A. Weidner, Beth E. Hansen, Kevin R. Rogers with Swisher & Cohrt met with the Board for a general discussion and an overview on Human Resources Services.  Swisher & Cohrt, P.L.C., is a full-service law firm which has, since 1903, provided an extensive range of legal services to a diverse client base, including numerous school districts, Area Education Agencies, cities, counties, as well as corporations, insurance companies, banks and individuals.  The firm has 9 partners and 3 associate attorneys.  Steve A. Weidner, Beth E. Hansen, Kevin R. Rogers (the Primary team) specializes  in employment law, labor law, labor contract bargaining, labor contract administration, and discrimination, accommodation and other civil rights issues, OSHA and workers compensation.  They also believe in a team approach to the service of clients so that the proper expertise is brought to bear and so that in no circumstance would they not be able to respond to a client’s call during the same day or on a client’s premises with one of the team members within 24-hours (usually sooner if needed).

 

Planning Commission/Subdivision Ordinance /Floodplain Ordinance Interim Administrator Ken Rasing met with the Board to approve resolution for minor subdivision for Bernice Kout.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on resolution for the minor subdivision of Bernice Kout.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 04-09-13-09: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcel B in the SOUTHEAST quarter of THE NORTHeast QUARTER OF Section 31, Township 96 NORTH, Range 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa. WHEREAS, ON THE 9TH DAY of APRIL, 2013 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel b in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 96 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcel B in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section31, Township 96 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 9th DAY of APRIL, 2013.  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll Auditor.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 28E Law Enforcement Services Contract with the City of North Washington.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 28E Law Enforcement Services Contract with the City of Ionia.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Zoll left at 11:45 AM.

 

The Board recessed at 11.45 AM and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Members present Byrne, Holthaus, Geerts and Andersen. Absent:  Zoll.  Also present was Assessor Doug Welton,

 

Bob Lentz with Lentz & Associates, Denise Ballard with Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan (IGHCP), and Gerry Lindner met with the Board for a general discussion and an overview presentation on the Affordable Health Care.   Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan has been in business since July 1, 2005, represents 14 counties, 13 cities and 4 schools, and is a self-funded and partial self-funded group.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 2:55 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board attended the Budget Appeal Hearing on April 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM in the Courtroom on third floor of the Courthouse.

 

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman     

Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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