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Monday, August 12, 2013 - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 12 &13 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 12, 2013 with all the 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 and a member from the media.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for August 12 & 13, 2013.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of August 5 & 6, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to discuss the Board of Health’s recent action to hire a part-time, on-call homemaker aide and to request that the Board of Supervisors acknowledge the hiring of this part-time, on call homemaker aide.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Tonia Knighten as part-time, on call homemaker aide at the rate of $9.50 per hour effective July 24, 2013 with an increase of $.50 per hour upon completion of probation as per union contract.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss the assignment of county tax sale certification.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the agreement of assignment of county tax sale certification no. 13-00-48 as per recommendation of County Treasurer Sue Breitbach and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Kathy Babcock also gave a departmental update.  The discussion included the fact that the low census policy for the nurses is still in effect, that she and Assistant Administrator Diane Murphy are meeting with Mercy Medical Center regarding the development of a referral policy, and that she has been involved in writing two grants one for the mentoring program and one for the emergency preparedness.

 

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 work orders; FEMA paperwork continues; Division III contract rock continues; permits in various areas; dump truck replacement; sign repair in various areas; bridge #3230 removal on 2100th street; bridge removal on 200th street; paperwork, closeout on Groves bridge; rock gradations Groves and Dotzler; SIIMS report, Exeter bridge #0951; V64 surveying, rock trimming; pavement markings completed; Groves bridge open, erosion control, last remaining at Groves; Arndt’ road railroad crossing this Thursday for a week; etc.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando discussed with the Board the purchases of a used tandem truck to replace the truck that had been severely damaged earlier.  There was no air conditioning in the truck as this time, but it can be added at a later date. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the purchase of the 2001 International tandem truck in the amount of $38,000.00 to replace the 1999 Sterling tandem truck as per recommendation of the County Engineer Dusten Rolando.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Dusten Rolando also addressed the durapatching concerns on Gilmore Avenue. 

 

Marilyn Stanton met with the Board to discuss the Veterans Memorial.   The Board deferred action.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the town hall meeting scheduled for August 19, 2013 at the New Hampton Elementary School from 7:00-9:00 PM.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Supervisor Andersen will prepare a tentative agenda for the Board Review at Tuesday’ meeting.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss a contract for 8 hours part-time scheduled secretarial services.  Also present was Kathy Babcock.  It was the consensus of the Board that the two departments prepare a contract for services and have the county attorney’s office review for the Board’s approval.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to set public hearing for the FY 2013-2014 county budget amendment for September 3,  2013 at 11:00 AM. in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 13, 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.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the EMS System Development grant application.  The grant is in the amount of $4,421.00 and is used for EMS training and education.  Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel joined the meeting at 9:45 AM.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Emergency Management System Development grant application and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also discussed the well at the Airport Lake.

 

Land Use Coordinator Staci Schutte met with the Board to review and approve minor subdivision for William Meirick.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on approving the minor subdivision for William Meirick.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion

Carried.  RESOLUTION 08-13-13-22  A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcel I  in the NORTHwest quarter of Section 24, Township 97 NORTH, Range 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, ON THE 13th DAY of AUGUST, 2013 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of

Parcel I in the Northwest quarter of Section 24, Township 97 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented.  WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcel I in the Northwest quarter of Section 24, Township 97 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa, has been considered and should be approved.  NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 13th DAY of AUGUST, 2013.  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. 

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss and review the possible agenda for Town Hall meeting scheduled for August 19, 2013 at the New Hampton Elementary School from 7:00-9:00 PM.  Supervisor Andersen will revise the agenda.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed an IDNR Annual Update for Mike Klassen (ID 59679) in Section 13 of Chickasaw Township located at 2130 Exeter Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection for the month of August 2013.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 AM.  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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