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Monday, July 01, 2013 - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 1 & 2, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 1, 2013 with all the members present:  Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, Byrne, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present were Gene Zimmer as an observer and a member from the media.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for July 1 & 2, 2013 with the cancellation of the 10:00 AM appointment on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of June 24 & 25, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to review the master matrix for Gary Gorman.  There were no written comments received in the Auditorís Office on June 28, 2013 by 4:30 PM.

 

Motion by Byrne to approve the master matrix scoring and recommend the approval of Construction Permit Application for Gary Gorman as per recommendation of Ken Rasing.   The motion died due to lack of second.  The Board deferred action until Tuesday meeting.  Some of the Board members wanted to look at the site before making a decision.

 

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; ditch cleaning, entrances, culverts; Monday AM, heavy rain on June 24; mowing paved roads, mowing Kevin, Rich side roads; patching cold mix on V-14, B16 and B33 (today); spraying weeds around bridge-guardrail; sign repair, closed 200th bridge 1360; daytime sign survey; Ionia shop roof will need replacing in near future; patch bridge concrete 3090, 2131, 1540, 1790 (bridges) SC-440 removed and set new culvert; painting bridge rails; V64 hauling modified sub-base core areaís; bridge on 260th contractors were not working-too wet; etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve  and authorize Chairman signature on the permit for Butler County REC to place overhead construction on Newell Avenue between 220th and 230th Streets.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman signature on the permit for Butler County REC to place  overhead construction on Newell Avenue between 230th and 240th Streets.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the closing Bridge #11360 on 200th Street east of Panora Avenue as per recommendation of Calhoun-Burns and County Engineer Dusten Rolando.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the bid from Mathy Construction d/b/a River City Paving in the amount of $974,066.18 for Project FM-C045 (69)-55-45, Howard/Chickasaw B16 Resurfacing.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution for Interfund Operating Transfer.    Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Byrne, Holthaus.  Nays:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 07-01-13-16 RESOLUTION FOR INTERFUND OPERATING TRANSFER  WHEREAS, it is desired to authorize the County Auditor to periodically transfer funds from the Economic Development-GB Fund to the Chickasaw County Tourism Fund during the FY 2013-2014 budget year, and WHEREAS, said transfers must be in accordance with Section 331.432, Code of Iowa, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, as follows:  1.  The total maximum transfers from the Economic Development-GB Fund to the Chickasaw County Tourism Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 shall not exceed 12,354.  2.  The amount of any transfer shall not exceed available fund balances in the transferring fund.  3.  The Auditor is directed to correct her books when said operating transfers are made and notify the Treasurer of the amounts of said transfers. PASSED, APPROVED, and adopted this 1st day of July, 2013 the vote thereon being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.  NAYS: /ss/ Tim Zoll.  ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution for Departmental Appropriations.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 07-01-13-17 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations Resolution on June 18, 2013 for all departments of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 18, 2013 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet, for the following reasons:  Haz Mat: increase in the amount of $6220.00; Clerk of Court: decrease in the amount of $6220.00 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 1st day of July 2013.  AYES:  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, John Andersen, Jason Byrne and Tim Zoll.  NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

DEPARTMENT                   BEFORE               INCREASE/                  AFTER

                                         AMENDMENT           DECREASE               AMENDMENT

Haz Mat                        $                  .00               $     6,220.00              $         6,220.00

Clerk of Court              $        60,500.00              $ -   6,220.00              $       54,280.00

SERVICE AREA:

            PUBLIC SAFETY        $   1,816,491.00                              .00              $ 1,816,491.00

               AND LEGAL

                SERVICES

 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve Resolution for funding state credits for FY 2013-2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 07-01-13-18

FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2013-2014 WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions fully, and

WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriations, and WHEREAS, The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentage of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 100%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100% and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit at 100%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%.

 AYES:  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, John Andersen, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll.  NAYS: None.  ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss a decision rendered in a case.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 1 (f) at 11:12 AM.    Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 11:20 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to enter into closed session under IA Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 11:23 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to exit the closed session at 12:15 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Fireworks permit for Chuck Stanton.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Fireworks permit for Gerald Tieskotter.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Fireworks permit for Joe Sternat.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Fireworks permit for Charles Coltrain.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Fireworks permit for Darin Flattum.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Fireworks permit for Robert Cline.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Fredericksburg Economic Director Jerry Lindner met with the Board to discuss Fredericksburg Job Incentive Program. Also present was owner of the Nortford LLP d/b/a Highway 18 Truck Repair Matt Spafford.  Mr. Spafford gave an overview of his business.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve the job incentive funding at Nortford LLP d/b/a Highway 18 Truck Repair in the City of Fredericksburg, authorize Chairman signature on the pending resolution to be disbursed from the Economic Development-General Basic Fund and the agreement that is forthcoming.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed an IDNR Annual Update for Harrington, Ltd  (ID 58790) in Section 26 of Bradford Township located at 1646 290th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:55AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 with all the 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.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.   Brian gave an overview of the meeting held on Monday, July 1, 2013.  Brian continues to work with the IDNR regarding the Troyna Wetlands, the replacement property for the Price Wildlife Property, and the Airport Lake shower project.  The Conservation staff is developing a plan for the

Airport Lake shower project and there is a committee meeting scheduled for July 25, 2013 at the Airport Lake at 5:00 PM.

 

Assistant County Attorney left at 10:00 AM.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the master matrix for Gary Gorman.  Board members had a chance to view the site.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve the master matrix scoring and recommend the approval of the Construction Permit Application for Gary Gorman as per recommendation of Ken Rasing.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

_______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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