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Monday, November 25, 2013 - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES NOVEMBER 25 & 26, 2013 The Board convened on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM with all 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 a member from the media and Gene Zimmer as an observer. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for November 25 & 26, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of November 18 & 19, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met the Board to discuss the Resolution for the abandonment and sale of a strip of land 10 feet in width extending over and across the SW¼ of the SW¼ of 33-94-11 referred to as a part of the Price Wildlife Habitat Property. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve resolution to accept the offer to buy real estate and acceptance and selling of a parcel in the SW¼ of the SW¼ of 33-94-11, a part of the former property referred to as the Price Wildlife Habitat Property. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 11-25-13-29. A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE OFFER TO BUY REAL ESTATE AND ACCEPTANCE AND SELLING A STRIP OF LAND 100 FEET IN WIDTH EXTENDING OVER AND ACROSS THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF 33-94-11, SAID STRIP OF LAND BEING 50 FEET IN WIDTH ON EACH SIDE OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE MAIN TRACK (NOW REMOVED) OF THE MINNESOTA AND NORTH WESTERN RAIL ROAD COMPANY (LATER THE CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, NOW THE CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY), AS SAID MAIN TRACK CENTER LINE WAS ORIGINALLY LOCATED AND ESTABLISHED OVER AND ACROSS SAID SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 94 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST OF THE FIFTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN WHEREAS, Chickasaw County, Iowa owns a strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of 33-94-11, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of the center line of the main track (now removed) of the Minnesota and North Western Rail Road Company (later the Chicago Great Western Railway Company, now the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company), as said main track center line was originally located and established over and across said Section 33, Township 94 North, Range 11 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, and WHEREAS, this property is adjacent to and abuts up against property owned by Jeffery Brandt and Stacey Brandt; and Kevin Brandt and Amy Brandt, and WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of Chickasaw County, Iowa to sell a strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of 33-94-11, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of the center line of the main track (now removed) of the Minnesota and North Western Rail Road Company (later the Chicago Great Western Railway Company, now the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company), as said main track center line was originally located and established over and across said Section 33, Township 94 North, Range 11 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, and that said property be abandoned by Chickasaw County, Iowa for purpose of said sale. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa: 1. The best interests of Chickasaw County, Iowa, and the citizens thereof require that formal action be taken for the abandonment and sale of a strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of 33-94-11, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of the center line of the main track (now removed) of the Minnesota and North Western Rail Road Company (later the Chicago Great Western Railway Company, now the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company), as said main track center line was originally located and established over and across said Section 33, Township 94 North, Range 11 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian. 2. That the sale of said property described in paragraph 1 above, be to Jeffery Brandt and Stacey Brandt; and Kevin Brandt and Amy Brandt for the price of $3,979.14 and other valuable consideration. 3. That at the public hearing held on the 18th day of November, 2013, there were neither written objections filed nor any oral objections filed or registered with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors for the sale and abandonment of said property. 4. That at a meeting before the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, on the 25th day of November, 2013, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors does hereby accept the Offer to Buy Real Estate and Acceptance as prepared for the property described herein above and below and does hereby accept the sale price of THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE DOLLARS AND FOURTEEN CENTS ($3,979.14) and other valuable consideration for a strip of land 100 feet in width extending over and across the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of 33-94-11, said strip of land being 50 feet in width on each side of the center line of the main track (now removed) of the Minnesota and North Western Rail Road Company (later the Chicago Great Western Railway Company, now the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company), as said main track center line was originally located and established over and across said Section 33, Township 94 North, Range 11 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian. 5. That the Chickasaw County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and the Chickasaw County Auditor are hereby directed to sign all of the appropriate documents to transfer said real estate pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein above. DONE THIS 25TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013, BY THE CHICKASAW COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, NEW HAMPTON, CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, AT A MEETING HELD AT 9:30 O’CLOCK A.M. ON SAID DATE. AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors, John Andersen, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to open the public hearing at 10:02 AM for the vacating a portion of road in Section 23-T96N-R12W. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present was Adis Lee. Ms. Lee gave a brief history on the vacated road and her approval to vacate the road. No written comments from the public. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to close the public hearing at 10:23 AM Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the resolution for vacating a portion of road in Section 23-T96N-R12W. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 11-25-13-31 VACATION OF ROAD AND ORDER THEREOF: WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors upon its own motion November 25, 2013 requested that the road described as follows be closed, vacated, and abandoned: A parcel of land in the SW1/4 and the SE1/4 of section 23, T96N, R12W of the 5th P.M. in Chickasaw County, Iowa; the original road right of way as established in Book 1, Page 122 of Road Records in the Engineer’s Office running thru the SW1/4 and the SE1/4 section 23, T96N, R12W. Note: The road right of way that was established for Chickasaw County road grading project SN-2479 in 1959 and further described on easements recorded in the Chickasaw County Recorder’s Office in Book 84 on pages 485, 491, 511 are not a part of this road vacation, and WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors did cause to be published a notice of the proposed vacation of said road in the New Hampton Tribune pursuant to Section 306.12, 2013 Code of Iowa as amended, and proof of publication of said notice is on file in the Office of the Chickasaw County Engineer, and WHEREAS, notification by certified mail was sent to the following adjoining property owners and other interested parties: Dean Knoll (executor of Ralph Knoll estate), Paul Knoll, Jeffrey and Deborah Larson, Adis Lee, Hawkeye REC, Windstream Communications Inc. and the Iowa Department of Transportation, and WHEREAS, said part of present right of way is no longer necessary or required for use by the public for highway or road purposes and will not hereafter be required for construction or maintenance purposes for any highway or road. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, that the road described as follows be closed, vacated, and abandoned: A parcel of land in the SW1/4 and the SE1/4 of section 23, T96N, R12W of the 5th P.M. in Chickasaw County, Iowa; the original road right of way as established in Book 1, Page 122 of Road Records in the Engineer’s Office running thru the SW1/4 and the SE1/4 section 23, T96N, R12W. Note: The road right of way that was established for Chickasaw County road grading project SN-2479 in 1959 and further described on easements recorded in the Chickasaw County Recorder’s Office in Book 84 on pages 485, 491, 511 are not a part of this road vacation, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, that said part of present right-of-way herein described, together with any and all rights of Chickasaw County in and to the same are hereby abandoned, and Chickasaw County hereby disclaims any right, title, or interest in and to said part of present right-of-way or to the use thereof for any purposes whatsoever, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that said orders shall be entered in the county road records and a copy of such order shall be filed with the Chickasaw County Auditor and the Iowa Department of Transportation. Ayes: CHICKASAW COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors, John Andersen, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts. Nays: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and complete copy of the RESOLUTION and is as full, true, and complete as the same remains on file and of record in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Auditor’s Office in New Hampton, Iowa this 25th day of November 2013. /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor STATE OF IOWA )ss. COUNTY OF CHICKASAW) On this 25th day of November, 2013 A.D. before me, a Notary Public, personally appeared Joan E. Knoll to me known to be the person named in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that she executed the same as her voluntary act and deed. /ss/Lucinda Heying Notary Public in and for Chickasaw County, Iowa. Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board at 10:00 am to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance and blading of gravel roads; work orders in various areas; entrance permits in various areas; ditch cleaning, entrances; health insurance meeting; Friday 11/22, 2013 7-one-ways out at 5:45 –Noon; picking up concrete pip at railroad locations; putting snow equipment on; sign repair-on-going repair work; blading pulling in rock; asphalt patching-cold mix; started putting up snow fence; bridge 1981 placing concrete along abut. Removed brush under BR2480; etc. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution to Amend Departmental Appropriations for FY 2013-2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 11-25-13-30 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: MH-DD Building: increase in the amount of $6,000.00; MH, MR & DD: decrease in the amount of $6,000.00 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 25th day of November 2013. AYES: Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Jason Byrnes, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. DEPARTMENT BEFORE INCREASE/ AFTER AMENDMENT DECREASE AMENDMENT MH-DD Bldg $ 2,465.00 $ 6,000.00 $ 8,465.00 MH-DD $ 644,746.00 $ - 6,000.00 $ 638,746.00 SERVICE AREA: MH, MR & DD $ 647,211.00 $ .00 $ 647,211.00 The Board reviewed the 2014 Holiday Schedule. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the 2014 Holiday Schedule. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Director of IGHCP Denise Ballard and Cindy Eveleth met with the Board via phone conference at 11:30 AM. Ms. Ballard gave an explanation and overview of the listed agenda items. Discussion followed. The Board deferred action until Tuesday’s meeting. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 1:00 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, Holthaus, and Zoll. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to comply with the regulations for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) as required in our group health insurance plan with Wellmark and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chairman Signature and to enter into the 28E Agreement with IGHCP Trust. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Chairman Signature and to enter into a Third Party Administration Service Agreement with Employee Benefit Systems effective January 1, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Chairman Signature and to amend the 2014 Health Flexible Spending plan with Employee Benefit Systems to allow the rollover provision up to a $500 maximum. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board also discussed the IGHCP Trust Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance with Lincoln Financial. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to offer IGHCP Trust Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial to the Chickasaw County Employees as an employee payroll deduction. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board received and filed an Annual Update Plan for Willow Creek (ID#61668) in Section 30 of Jacksonville Township located at 2245 120th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:23 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion carried. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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