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Monday, April 22, 2013 - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 22 & 23, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 22, 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 Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for April 22 & 23, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of April 15 & 16, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board regarding the meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2013 with Arthur J. Gallagher lost control representative Chuck Goodman for Heartland Risk Pool.  Chuck Goodman introduced himself to the Public Health and Home Care Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Auditor’s Office and the Secondary Road Main Shop.

 

The County Engineer and staff is attending a NACE meeting in Des Moines on Monday, April 22-23, 2013.    The Board reviewed the county foreman meeting agenda topics. Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; MSHA training on Friday for all employees; culvert township surveys; entrance permits; ditch cleaning permits; sign repair in various areas; clean main shop; data entry for signing; spot blading in various areas limited due to weather conditions; patch rock at intersections of hard surface roads; 2-one ways out Friday A.M. briefly at Protivin and Alta Vista areas; some brushing in various areas; bridge repairs #2700 and #2870; replaced some plank, white deck bridges; county line project, Winneshiek, pipe replacements and extensions are completed; box culvert south end of project on hold, phone cable; etc.

 

The Board discussed HR Collective Bargaining Negotiation written proposals and their presentations.  Also present was Assessor Doug Welton.  Discussion followed.   The Board tabled the discussion until the next board meeting.

 

Administrator Babcock met with the Board to review Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant for FY 14 and gave an update on the Tobacco grant.

 

The Board reviewed the agreement with Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant for FY 14.  Administrator Babcock explained how the grant was funded and the program that will utilize the funding.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen  to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the agreement with Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant for FY 14.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Administrator Babcock updated the Board on the Tobacco grant.  Administrator Babcock is checking with each department regarding smoke free signs in the buildings and also for county vehicles.  Also, Administrator Babcock is researching the smokeless cigarette and will report her findings to the Board at a later date.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the hiring of an Assistant Environmental Health Specialist/Land Use Administrator.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the hiring of Staci Schutte

as an Assistant Environmental Health Specialist/Land Use Administrator effective May 13, 2013 at the rate of $16.00 per hour with an increase of $.50 after completion of the six month probationary period.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Byrne, Holthaus.  Nays:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also discussed with the Board the landfill and Hazmat.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature Resolution updated 28E agreement for the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority.  Roll Call:  All Ayes Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO 4-22-13-10.A RESOLUTION authorizing the Chair OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS to sign and the AuDITOR to attest to an agreement between eligible coUnties, cities, and the soil and water conservation districts of the upper cedar watershed to establish a watershed  management authority within the iowa portion of the upper cedar watershed  WHEREAS, two (2) or more political subdivisions, defined under Iowa Code Section 466B as including cities, counties and/or soil and water conservation districts, are enabled under Chapter 28E of the Code of Iowa to enter into agreement to cooperate for the mutual advantage of the government involved; and            WHEREAS, Chickasaw County deems a Watershed Management Authority agreement to be of mutual interest to the County and other parties to this agreement. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Chair to sign and the Auditor to attest to the 28E Agreement between the eligible counties, cities and the soil and water conservations districts of the Upper Cedar Watershed to establish a Watershed Management Authority within the Iowa portion of the Upper Cedar Watershed.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 22ND  day of April, 2013.  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chair, Chickasaw County Supervisors, Iowa.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

The Board reviewed the updated 28E agreement for the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the updated 28E agreement for the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to re-appoint Tim Zoll as representative and Rick Holthaus as alternate to the Upper Cedar Watershed Management Improvement Authority.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss the Notice to the Public regarding Noxious Weeds Must be destroyed.          

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll by to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the Notice to the Public regarding Noxious Weeds Must Be Destroyed and direct the Auditor to publish the notice in the newspapers.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 23, 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.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss a rear pulling thatching attachment for the lawnmower.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman purchases a rear pulling Thatcher attachment for the lawnmower from Theisens.

 

Luke Lynch with Senator Harkin’s Office met with the Board to address any concerns or issues the Board may have at this time. 

 

Kari Shaffer representing Paradigm Benefits, LLC met with the Board to discuss the Chickasaw County, Iowa Deferred Compensation Plan.

 

Supervisor Andersen left at 10:15 AM to attend a funeral.

 

Jon Scharf and Greg Brennan, representing Howard R. Green Company, met with the Board for an update on the landfill.  Also present was Ken Rasing.   Discussion followed.

Howard R. Green Company will continue to monitor the landfill and update the Board at the fall inspection.

 

Rachel Narum and Pam DePuew met with the Board. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to enter into closed session at 11:10 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Rachel Narum and Pam DePuew reviewed the first quarter health insurance statistical reports. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to exit closed session at 12:10 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Dale J. Rosonke (ID 62840) in Section 17 of Dayton Township located at 2132 Gilmore Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Exeter Ltd (ID 59543) in Section 14 of Bradford Township located at 2751 Exeter Ave., Nashua, IA 50658.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Westchester, LLC (ID 65878) in Section 12 of Stapleton Township located at 3331 210th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Steve Boevers (ID 64497) in Section 31 of Dresden Township located at 2275 310th Street, Frederika, IA 50631.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Harold & Karen Lantow (ID 63592) in Section 12 of Dresden Township located at 2706 260rh Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 P. M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman        

Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

  

_______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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