COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
JUNE 10 & 11, 2013
The Board convened on Monday, June 10, 2013 with the followings members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll. Absent: Byrne attending a family funeral. 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 Andersen to approve agenda for June 10 & 11, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of June 3 & 4, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Deputy Assessor Ray Armel and County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss and review the possibility of the vacation of roads in the Town of Bradford. Mr. Armel told the board that there are presently approximated 34 properties that would be affected in the process. It was the consensus of the Board that Mr. Armel continues the research and planning stages for the proposed vacations of streets in the Town of Bradford for the Board’s review.
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; ditch cleaning permits; mowed lawns outside shops; ordered new water pump; crack filling using the durapatcher on various roads, V18 blading when possible—Division II contract rock; fixing gravels due to flood damage; patch rock in various areas; Groves bridge, open rail, north side; rock gradation at Love quarry; Groves bridge, open rail, south side on Friday; end sections this week; V64 county line project, removal of pavement; hauling back crushed to grade; etc.
Heritage Residence Director Tori Reicherts and Social worker Danielle Goodrich met with the Board to discuss the Heritage Residence Lease agreement and counter proposal. Also present was Ken Rasing. Discussion followed. Ken Rasing and the Attorney’s Office will review the Heritage Residence Lease agreement and counter proposal and update the Board at Tuesday’s meeting.
Ben Brustkern with Cedar Valley Friends of the Family met with the Board for an update on programming changes effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Brustkern informed the Board that the state-funded victim services providers in Iowa have undergone a reorganization plan and a competitive grant process has been completed. Until now, Cedar Valley Friends of the Family has been the state-funded domestic abuse, sexual assault, and emergency shelter program for Bremer, Butler and Chickasaw County. As a result of this state reorganization, beginning July 1, 2013 Cedar Valley Friends of the Family will transition to the shelter-based program for a 14 county area in Northeast Iowa. Cedar Valley Friends of the Family will continue to offer violence prevention programs, a transitional housing program, permanent housing program and shelter based services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to suspend the property taxes for county client for FY 2012-2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 P M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, June 11, 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 and a member from the media.
A Joint 28 E Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management Board convened at 9:30 AM via conference call: Present at Chickasaw County was Supervisors: John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Auditor Joan E. Knoll, Gene Zimmer from the public, and a member from the media. Present at Mitchell County were Supervisors Bob Marreel, Joel Voaklander, Stan Walk, Auditor Lowell Tesch, and CPC/TCM director Sheila Kobliska.
Motion by Voaklander, Seconded by Byrne to approve the purchase of a laptop for the Osage office in the amount of $573.41. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Marreel to approve the Heartland Insurance renewal and payment of the FY 14 Heartland Insurance Risk Pool liability insurance for case management department. Total premium is $ 7,852.00. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Marreel, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 AM. . Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the roof at the Jail building. The Board reviewed the report from the vendors. Discussion followed. The Board will contact the contractor to find a solution to the matter. Dave Gorman will update the Board at a later date.
Dave Gorman received three quotes for the Courthouse roofing project. The Board deferred action and taken under advisement until next week’s meeting.
Dave Gorman also discussed the air conditioner compressor unit at the Courthouse. It was the consensus of the Board that Mr. Gorman contact vendors regarding the replacement of one compressor or both compressors of the unit and update the Board at a later date.
Dave Gorman also discussed with the Board the possibly of removing a tree at the
DHS building. The tree is leaning toward a neighbor’s home and the concern is that it
might fall on the home. It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman takes quotes on the tree removal and updates the Board.
The Board reviewed the Health Insurance consultant proposal. The overall goal of this project is to determine key areas of potential improvement in the health plan.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to accept the proposal from Benefit Staff in the amount of $1800 for the Health Plan- “Phase 1” as outlined in the proposal. Roll Call:
All Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Goal Planning Session Report discussion will be placed on next agenda.
Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of June 2013.
Supervisor Zoll left at 12:30 PM.
The Board received and filed a Corrected IDNR Annual Update for Gary Gorman (ID 57703) in Section 33 of Jacksonville Township located at 2435 180th Street, New Hampton, Iowa 50659.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:38 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Rick Holthaus, Chairman
Board of Supervisors
Joan E. Knoll, Auditor