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Monday, December 30, 2013 - Friday, January 03, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES DECEMBER 30 & 31, 2013 AND JANUARY 2, & 3, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the public and at 10:00 AM a member from the media. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for December 30 & 31, 2013 and January 2 &3, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of December 23 & 24 2013. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 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; 12-23-2013, 4 one ways out, all motorgraders out; 12-24-13, cleaning up roads; 12-25-2013, one ways out at 5:30-10:00 AM; 12-26, 2013, 5 one ways out, all blades out; washing sanders, trucks; brushing several areas; sign paperwork, updating books; 12-27, 2013, cleaning up roads as needed; day labor projects; closing out paperwork last years projects; budget working on; assistant to engineer/technician interviews this week; etc. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to adopt resolution to post weight limits signs for bridge #113310 on Jasper Avenue just south of 110th Street. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-30-13-33. WHEREAS, Chickasaw County completes an inspection of all bridges and structures on the Secondary Road System of Chickasaw County and WHEREAS, part of this inspection involves the recalculation of the safe load capacity of any structure showing remarkable deterioration of the structural components of that structure and WHEREAS, that structural evaluation has resulted in the recommendation to reduce the safe load capacity that can be supported by certain structures, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on this 30th day of December, 2013 as provided in Sections 321.471, 321.472, and 321.473, Code of Iowa to erect and/or maintain weight limit signs in advance of the following bridge located on the Local Secondary Road System as follows: Bridge No. Location Gross Tons Multiple Posting 113310 E27, T97N, R13W 22-35-36 Passed and approved this 30th day of December, 2013 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, and Steve Geerts ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor The Board reviewed the 2013 Weed Commissioner Report. The Board would like to review the report with the Brian Moore and therefore the Board deferred taking action until January 6, 2014. Supervisor Byrne discussed the Board of Health Applications and interview process with the Board. Supervisors Byrne and Zoll interviewed three applicants. Discussion followed. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Sue Soenen to the Board of Health for a three year term effective January 2, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Deb Larsen to the Board of Health for a three year term effective January 2, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 11:20 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the public and a member from the media. Supervisor Geerts discussed the Conservation Board Member District 4 Applications and interview process with the Board. Supervisors Geerts and Andersen interviewed three applicants. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to appoint Thomas Soenen to the Conservation Board Member District 4 for a five year term effective January 2, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to review the letter regarding the Health Insurance Billing Statement. The County Attorney’s office will revise the letter for the Board’s review on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The Board allowed claims. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn at 11:13 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present: Zoll, Geerts, Andersen, Holthaus, and Byrne. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present a member from the media and the public. The Auditor took nominations from the floor for the 2014 Chairperson. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to nominate and appoint Rick Holthaus as Chairperson for the year 2014 and cease nominations. Discussion followed. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Byrne, And Holthaus. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. Chairperson Holthaus took nomination from the floor for the 2014 Vice-Chairperson. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to nominate and appoint Tim Zoll as Vice-Chairperson for the year 2014 and cease nominations. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2014 Master Matrix Resolution. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION # 01-02-14-01-CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS, by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS, the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chair, Board of Supervisors. Date: January 2, 2014. ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor, Date: January 2, 2014. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to adopt Resolution 01-02-14-2 Prior Payment of Bills. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 01-02-14-2: WHEREAS, at certain times it is necessary to pay bills prior to an official Board of Supervisors meeting in order to allow for the efficient operation of county government. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following list of items can be paid for in advance of an official Board of Supervisors meeting. Items which would result in the loss of a discount or result in interest payments, utility bills, payroll and payroll benefit checks. Passed and approved this 2nd day of January, 2014.AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, and Jason Byrne. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to designate the official county newspapers as follows: New Hampton Tribune and Fredericksburg Review. Motion by Zoll to amend the motion by strike out Fredericksburg Review and add Nashua Reporter. Amended motion failed due to lack of second. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Byrne, and Holthaus. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to set bounty fees of one dollar for each pair of pocket gopher front feet. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set mileage reimbursement at $.42 per mile for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed lodging rates. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to re-appoint Sheila Kobliska, as County Assistance Director for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Dave Jacobsen as Veterans Affairs Director for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2014 as on file in the Auditor’s Office. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to re- appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to appoint Board members to the following committee’s assignments. All Ayes. Motion Carried. E-911 Chairperson: Steve Geerts and Rick Holthaus as Alternate Emergency Management Commission: Steve Geerts and Rick Holthaus as Alternate Chickasaw County Child Abuse and Prevention Council: Pastor Kevin Frey and Steve Geerts as Alternate. Eastern Iowa Tourism Association: Mary Schrandt-Prouty and John Andersen as Alternate First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services: Tim Zoll and Jason Byrne as Alternate Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Dr. Rick Moberly, MD as Chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Decatoratorization Board: CPC Sheila Kobliska. Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw County Landfill: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate F-M-C Community Empowerment Board: Steve Geerts. Governance Board for Chickasaw Wellness Complex: John Andersen County Social Services: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen as Alternate Heartland Insurance Risk Pool 28-E Agreement Representative: Rick Holthaus and Tim Zoll as Alternate Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan Board (IGHCP) Representative: Jason Byrne and Steve Geerts as Alternate INRCOG Regional Transit: Steve Geerts INRCOG TEA 23: Steve Geerts Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments: Steve Geerts Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council: John Andersen Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority: John Andersen Juvenile Detention First and Second Judicial District 28-E Agreement: Jason Byrne and Tim Zoll as Alternate Local Board of Health-3 year term (2013-2015): Jason Byrne Mental Health Advisory Committee: John Andersen Northeast Iowa Community Action Program: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen as Alternate Pathways & Cedar Valley Mental Health: John Andersen Regional Hazardous Materials Respond Group: Rick Holthaus and Steve Geerts as Alternate Resource Conservation and Development Commission: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate Resource Enhancement and Protection: Tim Zoll Turkey River Watershed Project: Jason Byrne and Rick Holthaus as Alternate Cedar River Watershed Project: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate Northeast Iowa Resource, Conservation & Development: Jason Byrne Cedar Valley Resource, Conservation & Development: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate LEO Workforce Development: Jason Byrne Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at $.56 IRS Rate and fee schedule for 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Geerts to appoint the following as custodians of the following buildings in compliance with the Code of Iowa: Courthouse: Supervisors, Auditor: Community Services Building: Supervisors, Auditor:Law Enforcement Building: Supervisors. Heritage Residence: Supervisors. Human Services Building: Supervisors. Legal and Emergency Management Center: Supervisors. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 10:25 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll. Absent: Holthaus. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Supervisor Holthaus present at 9:05 AM. Also present was a member from the media Steve Lynch, Robert Beckman, and Roger Hansen met with the Board to present the Compensation Board recommendations for the elected officials for FY14-15. Also present were Sheriff Todd Miller, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Teamster Union Representative Kevin McCombs, and Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates. The recommendation was received and placed on file to be considered within the context of the total FY 2014-2015 county budget. Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board for union negotiations. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to go into an exempt strategy session according to Iowa Code Section 20 and Section 17.3 at 9:20 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present were: Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Sheriff Todd Miller and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann. Discussion followed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to exit exempt strategy session at 10:18 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 10:25 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates and Representative Kevin McCombs with Teamsters met with the Board for Sheriff’s union negotiations. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors Attest: _______________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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