COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
APRIL 15 & 16, 2013
The Board convened on Monday, April 15, 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 Gene Zimmer as an observer.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for April 15 & 16, 2013 with the deletion of the 11:00 AM appointment at the request of Chip Schwickerath. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of April 8, 9, & 11, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Public Health and Home Care Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for a departmental update. Administrator Babcock reported that an advertisement for a part-time-on call homemaker aide due to retirement of full time homemaker aide had been placed in the newspaper and that 3 applicants had applied for the position. Administrator Babcock reported also that the current nursing/ homecare caseload is about 132-134 clients. Administrator Babcock reported also that she attended a Public Health conference last week. Administrator Babcock reported that 4 cases of Lyme disease reported- three adults and one infant. Lyme disease is often transmitted by deer ticks. Also there have been 2 dog bite cases reported. Administrator Babcock also reported that she has obtained grant funding from Theisens in the amount of $2000, from Citizens bank in New Hampton in the amount of $1000, and from the Community Foundation in the amount of $1000 to be used for the mentoring program. Administrator Babcock also reported that she is working on tobacco grant funding with Iowa Department of Public Health.
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; driveway work shaping; entrance permits; culvert surveys in townships; hauling rock; removed wings; final salt delivered; repair, replace faded signs; inventory signs; sign repair in various areas; rock resurfacing letting today; crane inspection; brushing in various locations; etc.
Vendors present included Ron Abbas, representing Paul Niemann Construction; Jim Dohlman, representing Allied Manatts Construction; Chad Wiltgen and Chris J. Wiltgen, representing Wiltgen Construction; Keith Bruening, representing Bruening Rock Products, and Ovey Johnson, County Road Foreman.
Chairman opened the bids for Limestone Surfacing Roads.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the recommendation of the County Engineer Rolando and authorize Chairman Signature on vendor limestone surfacing contracts with Paul Niemann Const. Co. for $ 264,439.00 for Division 1; Wiltgen Const. for $272,096.50 Division II; Bruening Rock Products for $263,556.12 for Division III; and Allied Manatts for $229,840.00 for Division IV. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman signature on permit for Alliant Energy to replace a pole and add two new poles along Gilmore Avenue (V18) approximately 1.5 miles south of North Washington. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman signature on permit for Windstream Communications to place buried cable along 220th Street in Section 15, Dayton Township. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on North Washington Volunteer Fire Department to renew Adopt-A-Highway permit for litter along V18 from 155th Street south to 180th Street. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Chairman Holthaus signed an Adopt-A-Highway Participation Certification for Alta Vista Aces 4-H Club.
Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann. Sheriff Miller discussed the upcoming 28E Law Enforcement contract meeting in the City of Alta Vista tonight. Sheriff Miller also reported that the department was down two deputies, the number of weapon permits increased, the department recently investigated reports of dog bites in Sec. 31 of Fredericksburg Township, had been involved in sex abuse investigation in the City of Lawler, as well as an arson investigation in the City of Fredericksburg-3 arson arrests so far with further arrests, etc.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve unpaid leave for Deputy Sheriff as requested. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 28E Law Enforcement Services Contract with the City of Lawler. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Bassett Pork (ID 65315) in Section 30 of Deerfield Township located at 1748 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at Noon. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, April 16, 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 Gene Zimmer as an observer.
Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to present paper bids for 40 cases of paper, as follows: Office World: $1620.00 or $40.50 per case and Riley’s Inc.: $1482.00 or $37.05 per case.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the bid for the purchase of 40 cases of paper from Riley’s Inc. in the amount of $1482.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Ken Rasing met with the Board to review the 2012 Water Quality Report for the Heritage Residence. Discussion followed.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to accept the 2012 Water Quality Report for the Heritage Residence and place on file. All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Ken Rasing also discussed with the Board Emergency Management Services-EMS.
Ken Rasing referred to articles written in the Des Moines Register. Administrator Rasing speculated that at some point, the State of Iowa may want each county to have a full EMS staff funded by the County. Chickasaw County has an ambulance service and EMS is a volunteer driven services. Mr. Rasing has an EMS license. Approximate costs for staffing are average $45,000 director and $35,000 for paramedics. Full time staff would consist of approximately 7 full time and 6 part time.
The Board reviewed with Ken Rasing 3 claims for the remodeling of 5 bathrooms at the Heritage Residence. The bathroom remodeling project is also near completion. Ken Rasing will continue to update the Board on the Heritage Residence projects.
Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection for the month of April 2013.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Rick Holthaus, Chairman
Board of Supervisors
Joan E. Knoll, Auditor