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Monday, May 13, 2013 - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

May 13 & 14, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 13, 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 May 13 & 14, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of May 6 & 7, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Gene Zimmer left at 9:45 AM.

 

At 9:30 AM   Sheriff Todd Miller, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and Jon K. Swanson, with Gaudineer, Comito & George, and L.L. P. legal counsel for the County met with the Board. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into closed session for personnel matter and pending litigation at 9:45 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to exit the closed session at 10:55 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to maintain health insurance as provided by the Chickasaw County Handbook and collective bargaining agreement, regarding the employee discussed in closed session, until September 30, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Gene Zimmer returned at 11:00 AM.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss replacement property for the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  Mr. Moore and Mr. Huegel stated that two parcels have been identified and Mr. Moore is contacting the owner of a third parcel.  Mr. Moore will continue to update the County Attorney’s Office of the progress and report to the Board at a later date.

 

The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 12:45 PM.

 

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; entrance permits, etc; cleaning/moving plans yard; signing/ flagging/ inspection, open B-16, sign repair; blading on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday; Larry Busta, Terry Hirsch and Tom Speltz spot rocking in areas; dust control permits; Allied getting ready to start contract rock hauling; concrete patch B-16 on Monday, Tuesday and open on Wednesday; cleaning bridge deck;  An update on the paving project (STP-S-CO96(99) was given; an update on the bridge project  BROS-CO19(77) was given, etc.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board.  Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to enter into closed session for exempt strategy session as per Section 20 and Section 17.3. at 1:25 PM.    Roll Call:  All Ayes Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to exit closed session for exempt strategy session as per Section 20 and Section 17.3. at 2:20 PM.    Roll Call:  All Ayes Motion Carried.

 

Attorney Wegman discussed with the Board the audit proposal and Collective Bargaining Consultant Contract with Paul Greufe & Associates. Mr. Greufe will make the revisions to the contracts for the Boards’ review.  The Attorney’s office will also review the contracts. The Board deferred action until the next meeting.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 3:03 P.M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 14, 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.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the air conditioner compressor for the Courthouse.  Mr. Gorman stated that there is a problem with one of the four compressors in the air conditioning unit.  The Board will have some decisions to make regarding how to move forward to resolve the problem.  The compressor that is nonfunctional is part of a pair of compressors.  It may make sense to replace both compressors in the pair.  Dave will research this further and update the Board at a later date.

 

Mr. Gorman also discussed with the Board the roof at the Jail Building.  The Sheriff’s Office reported that the roof was leaking again.  Dave Gorman will contact the supplier, and seek to have the manufacturer representative and the contractor schedule an appointment with the Board to discuss a plan of action.

 

Dave Gorman updated the Board on the status of the Courthouse roof.   Mr. Gorman is waiting for estimates from two vendors.

 

The Board reviewed the updated County Social Services 28E Agreement. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the updated County Social Services 28E Agreement.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2012 Cost Allocation Plan.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Certification of FY2012 Cost Allocation Plan.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to enter into the Audit contract with Paul Greufe and Associates and authorize Chairman Signature , subject to the approval of the County Attorney.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Tori Reicherts representing Community Care, Inc. met with the Board for an update on the Heritage Residence.   At the present time there are 31 residents at the Heritage Residence.  Community Care Inc. goal is to have the Heritage Residence 35 bed facility to a 15 bed facility by July 1, 2013 due MH-DD redesign and look at other options to utilize the remainder of the building

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for ISU L.L. C.-Polk Site 2 Grow Finish Unit (ID 62989) in Section 15 of Polk Township located at 1301 125th Street, Plainfield, Iowa 50666.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Meirick Enterprises-Protivin Site (ID 58676) in Section 24 of Utica Township located at 1099 York Avenue, Fort Atkinson, Iowa 52144.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Bill Palmersheim-Palmersheim Pork Farm (ID 61606) in Section 31 of Jacksonville Township located at 2225 130th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Construction Permit (Confinement Feeding Operations for Mike Kurtenbach (ID 67464) in Section 17 of Stapleton Township located at 2280 Stanley Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Construction Permit (Confinement Feeding Operations for Craig Kurtenbach (ID 67040) in Section 16 of Stapleton Township located at 3050 210th Street, Lawler, Iowa 52154.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Hoeger Site (ID 63926) in Section 6 of Bethel Township located at 24280 Y Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Walter Wendland (ID 63876) in Section 26 of Stapleton Township located at 3269 240th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Home Site (ID 63770) in Section 8 of Bethel Township located at 23689 X Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR Annual Update for Diemer Veterinary PC (ID 66984) in Section 13 of Washington Township located at 1948 150th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 12:20PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman   

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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