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Monday, November 18, 2013 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES NOVEMBER 18 & 19, 2013 The Board convened on Monday, November 18, 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. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for November 18 & 19, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of November 11 & 12, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Congressman Steve King’s District Representative Merlin Bartz met with the Board to present an overview of the services provided through the Congressman’s Office and share addresses to use regarding any concerns the Board may have. 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; work orders in various areas; entrance permits in various areas; signing and repairs in various areas; new chevrons up at curves east of Ionia; cutting weeds, snow drift areas; blades out Thursday and Friday; bridge repair in various areas on Windsor Avenue; joint, crack repair on Winneshiek Co. line project; finalizing projects, paperwork; etc. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 11:05 AM 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. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present were Jeff Brandt, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and District Representative Merlin Bartz. No written comments from the public. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 11:08 AM Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel informed the Board that there were a few revisions to the Resolution. The Board deferred taking any action until next Monday, November 25, 2013. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Meagan Murray as full time homemaker aide effective November 12, 2013 at $11.04 per hour. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the resignation of Jennifer Gebel as part-time scheduled homemaker aide effective November 8, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to authorize Chairman Signature on the appropriate document to advance the employee health insurance implementation process with Employee Benefit Systems (Third Party Administration) for Partial Self Funding (PSF). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chairman Signature on the appropriate document to advance the employee health insurance implementation process with Employee Benefit Systems (Third Party Administration) for Flexible Spending Accounts. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to authorize Chairman Signature on the appropriate document to advance the employee health insurance implementation process with Employee Benefit Systems (Third Party Administration) for Cobra/Retirees. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve and enter into the New Group Binder Agreement with Wellmark/IGHCP Trust for health insurance and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection for the month of November, 2013. Received and filed Semi-Annual Inspection Report for the Landfill. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll. Absent: Holthaus. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed. Mel Johnston met with the Board to discuss Bradford House septic system, tourism, and property valuation. Also present was Land Use Administrator /Environment Health Assistant Stacie Schutte and Assessor Doug Welton and a member from the public. Mr. Johnston expressed his concerns regarding the septic system. Discussion followed. Ken Rasing and Staci Schutte will contact Mr. Johnston to review and inspect the septic system to be in compliance with Iowa Code. Mr. Welton addressed Mr. Johnston’s concern regarding property valuation. The Board allowed claims. Received and filed FMC Early Childhood Iowa Area Financial Report for the fiscal year 2013.-2014. The Board received and filed an Annual Update Plan for Rod Hinz (ID#57706) in Section 18 of Deerfield Township located at 1054 155th Street, Charles City, IA 50616. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion carried. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus,Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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