COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 16 & 18, 2013
The Board convened on Monday, September 16, 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.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for
September 16 & 18, 2013. Roll Call:
All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of
September 9 & 10, 2013. Roll
Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to present
paper bids for 40 cases of paper, as follows:
Office World: $1,470.00 or $36.75 per case and Riley’s Inc.: $1,502.80 or $37.57 per case.
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the bid for the
purchase of 40 cases of paper from Office World in the amount of $1,470.00. Roll Call:
All Ayes. Motion Carried.
Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss
and review the Lease agreement with Bruce Lantzky for a three year lease of
65.7 acres of the Little Wapsie Wildlife Area (aka Flick rental property).
Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to authorize Chairman
Signature on the lease agreement with Bruce Lantzky for a three year lease of
65.7 acres of the Little Wapsie Wildlife Area (aka Flick rental property). Roll Call:
All Ayes. Motion Carried.
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 in various areas; work orders in various locations; night time survey,
signs, east half; spraying brush; mowing gravels and hard surface roads; crack
sealing; shouldering on B22; edge rutting on various roads; start blading
gravels today; BR #0680, substructure work continues; V-64 shouldering,
pavement markings, seeding, and is open.
B-16 milling, first scratch coat HMA-seal coat area; County Handbook
meeting on Friday; etc.
Member from the media present at 10:55 AM.
Brad Johnson with Benefit Staff, met with the Board via phone
conference to provide a Health Insurance Plan Request for Proposal (RFP)
update. Also present were Assistant County Attorney, Mark Huegel, Assessor Doug
Welton and County Engineer Dusten Rolando.
Mr. Johnson presented the Board with a Preliminary Health Plan Quote
Comparison effective 1/1/2014 for Self Funded Quotes, Fully Insured Quotes and
Partial Self Funded Quotes at three different deductible levels. Brad Johnson is scheduled to meet with Board
on September 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM to review the Health Plan Request for
County Engineer Dusten Rolando left the meeting at 11:20 A.M.
The Board recessed at noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM at the
Community Services Building for a mandatory pre-proposal conference with all
the members present: Holthaus, Andersen,
Byrne, Geerts, and Zoll. Also present
Administrator Sylvia Mork and Consultant Ann Bunn from Prairie View Management,
Inc., Decorah, IA, Heritage Residence
and CCI Director Tori Reicherts, CCI CEO William Bonnes, CPC/TCM/GA Director
Sheila Kobliska, Intern Chickasaw County CPC Mathew Steven, County Attorney Pat
Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and County Auditor Joan E.
The purpose of the meeting was to answer questions, clarify
sections, or to provide further pertinent information to assist in writing the
proposal. Questions or concerns were addressed at the
conference and will be provided in writing to all persons who attended the
After re-convening in the Board of Supervisors’ room at the
Courthouse, Sheriff Todd Miller and Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board
to discuss the K-9 department.
Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County
Attorney Mark Huegel, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Shawver,
Deputy Sheriff Reed Palo and member from the media. Deputy Sheriff Reed Palo gave a brief
historical overview of the K-9 department.
Discussion occurred regarding the requirements and methods to compensate
Deputy Sheriff Shawver for the time spent training and otherwise caring for and
feeding Axe, the K-9 Deputy. Sheriff
Miller will review the K-9 budget and update the Board at later date with his
The Board received and filed an IDNR Annual Update for Zwanziger
L.L.C.-Zwanziger L.L.C. Grow Finish Unit (ID 59516) in Section 3 of Bradford
Township located at 1351 260th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.
Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 3:45
P.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion
The Board of Supervisors did not meet on Tuesday, September 17,
On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Chairman Rick Holthaus called the
Board of Supervisors/Department Head meeting to order at 9:05 AM at the Law and
Emergency Management Center building. Present
were: Dave Gorman, Kathy Babcock, Ray Armel, Dave Jacobsen, Sue Breitbach,
Cindy Messersmith, Brian Moore, Rick Holthaus, Jason Byrne, John Andersen, Dusten
Rolando, Ken Rasing, Staci Schutte, Marty Hemann, Tim Zoll, Mark Huegel, Steve
Geerts, Joan Knoll and a member from the media.
The Board and Department Heads heard workgroup reports for the
following topics areas: Employee Benefit Programs; Shortage of EMS Volunteers
in Chickasaw County; Employee Wellness Programs; Feasibility of Wind Turbines
Facilities in Chickasaw County; and Tax Abatement for New Housing in Chickasaw
County. In most cases, work group
chairpersons will update the Board and other Department Heads as needed at the
next Department Head meeting tentatively scheduled for December 11, 2013.
Engineer Dusty Rolando updated the Department Heads on Roads
Department activities; Director Kathy Babcock recommended that Department Heads
encourage County workers to participate in the flu shots program that will be
scheduled in the near future.
The Board of Supervisors and Department Heads discussed with Brad
Holtan, a representative of the Iowa Association of Counties (ISAC), the
suggestions that those present had regarding the organization’s performance. The Department Heads also provided feedback
to Mr. Holtan about the topics he presented to Department Heads.
The meeting adjourned at Noon.
Rick Holthaus, Chairman
Joan E. Knoll, Auditor