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Monday, October 14, 2013 - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

 OCTOBER 14 & 15, 2013

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 14, 2013, with all members present:  Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, and Zoll. The meeting was called to order at 9:15 AM by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.   Also present were Gene Zimmer as an observer, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, CPC/TCM/ GA Director Sheila Kobliska, Matt Stevens, Prairie View Management Inc. representative Ann Bunn, and a member from the media. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for October 14 & 15, 2013.  

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of October 7 & 8, 2013.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board opened the Request For Proposals for the Heritage Residence.  The Request For Proposals were from Prairie View Management, Inc. and Community Care, Inc. The two proposals were received on time in the Auditor’s Office.  The Request For Proposals were given to the RFP Evaluation Committee.

 

The Board discussed members of the RFP Evaluation Committee.  Sheila Kobliska informed the Board that Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, High School Principal Sarah Updegraff, Chairman Rick Holthaus, Vice-Chairman John Andersen and CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska would serve as members of the RFP Evaluation Committee.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to appoint Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, High School Principal Sarah Updegraff,  Chairman Rick Holthaus, Vice-Chairman John Andersen and CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska to serve on the FRP Evaluation Committee.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to enter into a contractual agreement with

Christy Roethler.  Roll Call:   Ayes:  Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, And Holthaus.  Nays:  Zoll. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss Parcel 1 of the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  The County Attorney’s Office received the minimum bid from Jeff & Stacy Brandt and Kevin & Amy Brandt for Parcel 1 (19-16-33-3-50-001).  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to authorize the County Attorney’s Office to continue the process for the sale of Parcel 1 (19-16-33-3-50-001) of the Price Wildlife Habitat Property.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Supervisor Holthaus informed the Board that the IDNR has scheduled November 14 or December 12, 2013 to discuss the Sale of Price Wildlife Habitat property and the replacement property.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board at 10:30 am to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance and blading of gravel roads; crossroads on Vanderbilt North of 300th Street; entrance permits in various areas; replacing faded signs; blades out all week; edge rutting on B57; mowing gravels; fixing wash areas by Alta Vista; culvert extension on Akron Way; project paperwork, finalizing; FEMA paperwork continues, etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the renewal of  the Alta Vista Aces 4-H Club Adopt A Highway permit for litter control along B-22 from Alta Vista east 1.5 miles.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Windstream Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way along Kenwood Avenue in Sections 1 and 12 of Dayton Township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board regarding courthouse landscaping.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to reconsider the motion made on October 8, 2013 to postpone the discussion of the courthouse landscaping until Spring of 2014.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, And Holthaus.  Nays:  Zoll.  Motion Carried.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to instruct Custodian Dave Gorman to receive proposals from Morris Landscaping, C & E Lane, Inc. and Reicks Landscapes L.L. C. for 182 ft of dark gray bullet edging, barrier, and labor for the Courthouse landscaping project.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman will contact the vendors and update the Board of the proposals at Tuesday’s meeting.

 

Brad Johnson with Benefit Staff met with the Board to discuss Health Insurance Providers.  Brad Johnson gave a final comparison of IGHCP and the current carrier.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to enter into a partial self funding contract with IGHCPP effective January-June 2014 and July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, with all members present:  Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order at 9:30 AM by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present were Gene Zimmer as an observer and members from the media.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the Courthouse landscaping project.

 

Quotes for 182 ft. of bullet edgers and labor were received from C & E. Lane, Inc. in the amount of $1,255.02 and Morris Landscaping in the amount of $591.50. The barrier is an additional cost.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to accept the quote from Morris Landscaping in the amount of $591.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Chief Dispatcher Cathy Knutson met with the Board to discuss the resignation of a full-time dispatcher/jailer and the hiring of two full-time dispatcher/jailers. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the resignation of Megan R. Bethany-Conner as full time dispatcher/jailer for the Sheriff’s Office effective October 25, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the hiring of Sarah Shearman as full time dispatcher/jailer for the Sheriff’s Office effective October 28, 2013 as per union contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the hiring of Nichole Kuennen as full time dispatcher/jailer for the Sheriff’s Office effective October 29, 2013 as per union contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve Treasurer’s Quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending September 30, 2013, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve quarterly reports ending September 30, 2013 for Auditor, Sheriff, and Recorder, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the appointment of Kathy Huegel to the County Compensation Board as a member representing the Chickasaw County Auditor effective July 1, 2013. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the re-appointment of Roger Hansen to the County Compensation Board as a member representing the Chickasaw County Sheriff effective July 1, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the re-appointment of James E. Geerts to the Veterans Affairs Board for a three year term effective July 1, 2013.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed their representatives to the County Compensation Board.  Supervisor Andersen will contact Calvin Poppe and Supervisor Geerts will contact LeeAnne Schulz to see if they would like to be re-appointed to the County Compensation Board.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on Munson Park.  The school house has been painted and new siding has been applied to the schoolhouse.  Also the general store has been re-organized.

 

The Board received and filed an IDNR annual update for Gold Standard Farms, LC (ID #62537) in Section 27 of Cedar East Township located at 3150 110th Street, Charles City, IA 50616.

 

The Board received and filed an IDNR annual update for Gerald Lynch (ID#58597) in Section in Section 27 of Utica Township located at 1779 Vanderbilt Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed an IDNR annual update for Wesley, Ltd-Rings Site (ID# 66112) in Section 35 of Cedar East Township located at 1203 Windfall Avenue, Charles City, IA 50616.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 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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