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Monday, January 13, 2014 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES JANUARY 13-16, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Geerts, Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, and Zoll. 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 Geerts to approve agenda for January 13-16-2014 with the cancellation of the 10:00 AM appointment scheduled on January 14, 2014 and the 9:30 AM appointment scheduled on January 16, 2014.. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of January 6-8, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to review FY 2014-15 budget. Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board to review FY 2014-15 budget The Board reviewed the quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; 1-6-14-Monday-2 one ways out to hit couple spots; 1-7-14-motorgraders out at 7:00 AM, 6 one ways at 7:00 AM; 1-8-14 motorgraders out at 7:00 AM; mixing sand and salt; 1-10-14- one ways out AM & PM-late-6:00 PM; line up MSHA meeting; 1-11-14 one ways 5:30 AM-10:00 AM; 1-12-14 1-one way, north west 11:30 AM-2:30 PM; skid loader specs, finishing up, send out this week; Ushers Bridge, closing road today; closing out projects; day labor projects; offered job, accepted, Roman Lensing 1-27-14; budget review this week, etc. County Engineer Dusten Rolando reviewed with the Board vacation carryover for secondary road department employees. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve employee vacation carryover as per recommendation of the County Engineer for the secondary road department and the employee vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2014 with the exception of John Murray to be used by February 28, 2014 due to extenuating circumstances.. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Engineer discussed Engineer Technician/Assistant Applications and interview process with the Board. The County Engineer interviewed four applicants. Discussion followed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the hiring of Roman Lensing as per recommendation of the County Engineer as Engineer Technician/Assistant effective January 27, 2014 at the rate of $21.00 per hour and an additional $.50 cents per hour after the completion of the probationary period. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review FY 2014-15 MH-DD and County Assistance budgets. Member from the media left at 11:00 AM Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve employee vacation carryover for several departments and employee vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. The Board met via phone conference with Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates to discuss the Compensation Board Recommendation for elected officials. Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman and a member from the media. Discussion followed. Member from the media left at 1:30 PM. Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to review FY 2014-2015 budget. Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 3:45 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM with all members present: Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Ken Rasing met with the Board to review FY 2014-15 Sanitation, Medical Examiners, Care Facility and Data Base budgets. Chickasaw Ambulance Service represented by Jeremy McGrath met with the Board for an ambulance update and to discuss FY 2014-15 Ambulance budget. Discussion followed. Chickasaw Ambulance Service signed a five year contract with the City of Fredericksburg in the amount of $20,000.00 each year. Also discussed the possible purchase of four heart monitors at the cost of $30,000-$33,000 per heart monitor. The County Librarians cancelled their 11:00 AM appointment and rescheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The Board received and filed an Annual Update for Christensen Farms. (ID# 61484) in Section 25 of Cedar East Township located at 3375 120th Street, Charles City, IA 50616. The Board received and filed an Annual Update for Craig Kurtenbach (ID# 67040) in Section 16 of Stapleton Township located at 3028 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 1:25 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne and Andersen. . The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. David Boss, Director, Community Outreach & Development of the NEIA Community Action and Mary Ann Humpal, CCAP, Executive Director of the NEIA Community Action Agency, met with the Board to present FY 2013-14 budget request in the amount of $ 21,390.00. The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. County Engineer Dusten Roland met with the Board to review FY 2014-15 budget. The Board recessed at 12:10 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM The Board reviewed the Compensation Board recommendation for county officials. The Compensation Board had recommended a proposed 5 percent increase for the Sheriff, Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, County Attorney and the Board of Supervisors. Discussion followed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to accept the Compensation Boardís recommendation to increase salaries by five percent with respect to the offices of Auditor, County Attorney, Recorder, Treasurer, and Sheriff, and as allowed by Iowa law, to modify the Compensation Boardís recommendation by reducing the salary increase to 2.5 percent for members of the Board of Supervisors for fiscal year 2015. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to amend the motion to replace the five percent with four percent increase for the offices of Auditor, County Attorney, Recorder, Treasurer, and Sheriff, and as allowed by Iowa law, to modify the Compensation Boardís recommendation by reducing the salary increase to 2.5 percent for members of the Board of Supervisors for fiscal year 2015. Discussion followed. Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, and Holthaus. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. The amendment was approved and action was taken on the main motion as revised to reduce the percent increase as recommended by the Compensation Board from five percent to four percent with respect to the offices of Auditor, County Attorney, Recorder, Treasurer, and Sheriff, and as allowed by Iowa law, to modify the Compensation Boardís recommendation by reducing the salary increase to 2.5 percent for members of the Board of Supervisors for fiscal year 2015. Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, And Holthaus. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. Chickasaw County Historical Society Representative Dennis Litterer met with the Board to present FY 2014-15 budget request in the amount of $5,000.00. The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. Also present was Leitha Springer and Ruth Rosauer. Supervisor Andersen left at 1:45 PM to attend another meeting. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 2:10 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne and Andersen. . The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. The Board reviewed the Miscellaneous Requests for FY 2014-15. The requests will be considered within the context of the total county budget. Auditor Joan Knoll met with the Board to review FY 2014-15 budget. Supervisor Andersen left at 10:55 AM to attend another meeting. The Board recessed at 12:25 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Nashua Welcome Center Director Marleen Wiegand met with the Board to present FY 14-15 budget request in the amount of $930.50. The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. Ms. Wiegand also gave an update on the Nashua Welcome Center. Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board Board to review FY 2014-15 budget. Chairman Holthaus reported to the Board that the Auditorís Office and the Clerk of Courtís Office received an informal request from a political party to use the Courtroom on March 8, 2014 at no cost. Discussion followed. Based on liability issues, security issues, public perception, and a recommendation from the County Attorney, it was the consensus of the Board to decline the request. Chairman Holthaus said he will contact the party to let them know what the decision was. Received and filed Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services 2012-13 Annual Report. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 3:45 P.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________________ Rick Holthaus,?Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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