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Monday, September 02, 2013 - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 SEPTEMBER 2 & 3, 2013

 

The Courthouse and offices were closed-Labor Day Holiday.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Andersen and Byrne.    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was Gene Zimmer as an observer and at 10:25 AM a member from the media.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for September 2 & 3, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll  to approve board minutes of August 26 & 27, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to discuss the hiring process for a deputy sheriff.

Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Sheriff Todd Miller to continue the hiring process for a deputy sheriff.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board also asked Sheriff Miller the status of hiring a part-time on call deputy sheriff.

Mr. Miller stated that at this time his main concern is to hire a full time deputy sheriff at this time and will address that option at a later date.            

 

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; work orders in various areas; permits, entrances in various areas; mowing gravels; spraying weeks; edge rutting on V56, blading North of Lawler; railroad crossings on Kenwood Avenue open; Beaver Creek signs posted; sign repair as needed; bids on crew cab truck replacing #14; bridge #0680 all week, substructure; paving V64-Winneshiek county line project mainline; side road paving end of last week; Howard county line project started this Thursday; six county meeting this Thursday, etc.

 

Dusten Rolando received two bids for the purchase of a 2014 crew cab truck. Karl Chevrolet of Des Moines, IA (state bid) $25,153.50 and Vern Laures Auto Center Inc. $25,453.50.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen  to approve the purchase of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup truck from Vern Laures Auto Center Inc.  in the amount of

$25,453.50 as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

City of New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson met with the Board to discuss the Labor Shed survey and to discuss the Soy Basics L.L.C.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to authorize the County Attorney’s Office to write a letter to Soy Basics LLC to request $36,000 for the 36 jobs short of the job creation target and waive the interest.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson request for 50% participation of IWD Labor shed survey.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve expenditure of $241.50 to New Hampton Economic Development for IWD Labor shed survey.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. The Board will approve the resolution at the next meeting.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the resignation of Christie Roethler as secretary for the Environment Health Department and E-911 effective September 12, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the hiring process of a secretary.  It was the consensuses of the Board to have Ken Rasing continue the hiring process of a secretary for E-911 and Environment Health.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to open the public hearing at 11:13 AM for the amendment to the county budget for FY 2013-2014. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

No written or verbal comments from the public.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to close the public hearing at 11:19 AM.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2013-2014 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the resolution to amend departmental appropriations for FY 2013-2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 09-3-13-24  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:  Unemployment: increase in the amount of $10,000.00; General Services: increase in the amount of $37,000.00 for Administration; $40,000.00 for Cths roof; $20,000 for Cths air compressors unit-AC; Conservation: increase in the amount of $20,000.00 for Haus Park Project; $244,926.00 for Replacement Property-Price Wildlife; Nondepartmental-Chickasaw County Tourism: increase in the amount of $4,774.00 for balance carryover FY 13 and hotel/motel revenue; Clerk of Court: increase in the amount of $6,220.00; Jail Building: increase in the amount of $25,000 for roof repairs; Community Services Building: increase in the amount of $5,000.00 for roof repairs with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 3rd day of September 2013.AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Steve Geerts, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. 

DEPARTMENT                   BEFORE               INCREASE/                  AFTER

                                         AMENDMENT           DECREASE               AMENDMENT

Unemployment             $          3,000.00               $    10,000.00              $        13,000.00

General Services           $      554,730.00              $    97,000.00              $       651,730.00

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

Conservation                 $     428,228.00               $ 264,926.00               $      693,154.00

Comm. Serv. Bldg.        $       26,625.00              $       5,000.00               $        31,625.00

Jail Bldg.                        $       34,875.00              $     25,000.00                $       59,875.00

Non-Dept.-Chickasaw $        10,000.00             $        4,774.00                $       14,774.00

    Co. Tourism

SERVICE AREA:

PUBLIC SAFETY         $ 1,816,491.00             $      31,220.00           $ 1,847,711.00

PHYSICAL HLTH        $ 1,698,439.00              $        5,000.00           $ 1,703,439.00

   & SOCIAL SERV.

CO. ENVIRONMENT $    676,514.00               $     24,774.00           $     701,288.00

   & EDUCATION

ADMINISTRATION    $   1,460,737.00              $   107,000.00           $ 1,567,737.00            

CAPITAL PROJECT  $      244,710.00              $   244,926.00           $     469,636.00

TRANSFERS IN/OUT $   1,540,831.00             $      12,354.00          $ 1,553,185.00

 

The Board discussed the Munson Park Property.  Also present was Conservation Director Brian Moore.  After the last meeting, Conservation Director Brian Moore researched and found a Quit Claim Deed (QCD) transferring the ownership to Chickasaw County.  Mr. Moore updated the Board on the progress of the schoolhouse painting project.  Mr. Moore will continue to update the Board.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the fireworks permit for the Big Four Fair.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve the liquor license for business “Apples on the Avenue.”  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board recessed at 11:50 AM and reconvened at 1:00 PM

 

At 1:00 PM  , the Board met with County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and via phone conference with Jon K. Swanson, with Gaudineer, Comito & George L.L. P. legal counsel for the County. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to enter into closed session under IA Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 1:08 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to exit the closed session at 1:22 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll that Chickasaw County absorb the $34.68 cost of a former employee’s contribution to the former employee’s health insurance premium for the month of September of 2013.  The reason supporting this is because the effective date of the employee’s resignation fell before the Labor Day Holiday on September 2, 2013, and the employee’s contribution for September of 2013 health insurance coverage was to have been paid for out of holiday pay for Labor Day.  The County has already paid its portion of the former employee’s health insurance premium for September of 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to accept the resignation of Deputy Sheriff Ryan Eichenberger effective August 28, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed New Hampton Township receipts and disbursements annual report for FY 2012-2013.

 

Received and filed Bradford Township receipts and disbursements annual report for FY 2012-2013.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 1:25 PM.  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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