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Monday, December 09, 2013 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES DECEMBER 9 & 10, 2013 The Board convened on Monday, December 9, 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 a member from the public. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for December 9 & 10, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of December 2 & 3, 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met the Board to approve the amendment to the lease for Community Care, Inc. and Prairie View Management, Inc. to alter the planned transition date as requested by Prairie View Management, Inc. Also present was Sylvia Mork with Prairie View Management, Inc. and Ken Rasing. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the amendment to the lease for Community Care, Inc. to extend the lease to January 14, 2014 and Prairie View Management, Inc. to take over on January 15, 2014 and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Ken Rasing discussed Public Water Supply Report at the Heritage Residence and building repairs at the Heritage. Discussion followed. Ken Rasing and Sylvia Mork will discuss it further and meet with the Board at a later date. County Engineer Dusten Rolando 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; culvert survey; permits in various areas; small work orders, wrapping it up; putting wings on trucks; sign repairs, replacements, faded signs, finished putting snow fence up; brushing in various areas; Ushers bridge, waiting on IDNR still; Engineer’s conference in Ames this week; accepting applications for Assistant/Technician; one ways out at 5:30 AM on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013; one ways out from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday, December 8, 2013; etc. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the permit for Alliant Energy to remove overhead line and poles and bore underground electric for bridge replacement project on 220th Street west of Gilmore Avenue as per recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss the water treatment at Split Rock. Also present was Ken Rasing. Brian Moore gave a departmental update. Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss Haz Mat. The Haz Mat discussion will be further discussed at a later date. Mr. Rasing also discussed the Heritage Residence. Ken Rasing will make arrangements to have the thermostats inspected and to replace or re-calibrate the thermostats as needed and update the Board of his findings. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at Noon. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, December 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM with all the members present: Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, Holthaus 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 Treasurer Sue Breitbach. Cindy Eveleth with IGHCP and Deb Gubba with EBS met with the Board via phone conference. Ms. Eveleth reviewed the process for flexible spending and partial self funding account. Ms. Eveleth also discussed the IGHCP Trust Basic and Supplement Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial. Ms. Eveleth will meet with employees who wish to participate in the program sometime during the month of January 2014. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Chairman Signature on the appropriate application to offer IGHCP Trust Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial to the Chickasaw County Employees as an employee payroll deduction effective March 1, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Mary Schrandt-Prouty met with the Board for a departmental update. Ms. Prouty reported on her activities for the past two months. Also Ms. Prouty reported that she and Supervisor Andersen have been in process of developing and agreement between Chickasaw County and the New Horizons/Chamber organization to provide tourism services for Chickasaw County. Ms. Prouty also discussed with the Board the possibility of extending her contract through February 28, 2014 to assist with the implementation of the agreement with New Horizons/Chamber. CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska and Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to discuss Integrated Health Home Support Letter. The Chickasaw/Mitchell Targeted Case Management and Public Health Nursing departments are working together to develop an Integrated Health Home to serve Chickasaw County clients with holistic care coordination, health and wellness education, resource development for adults and children with mental health challenges and their families Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Chairman Signature on the Letter of Support for an Integrated Health Home application to serve Chickasaw County through Chickasaw/Mitchell Targeted Case Management and Public Health Nursing departments. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:25 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion carried. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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