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Monday, February 24, 2014 - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2014 The Courthouse and offices were closed on Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of the Presidentsí Day Holiday. The Board convened on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 with the following members present: Byrne, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen. Absent: Geerts. 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 Zoll to approve agenda for February 17 & 18, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of February 10 & 11, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Ken Rasing met with the Board to present two quotes for the purchase of a new pickup for the Sanitation Department. Quotes received for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with extended cab by Vern Laures Auto Center in the amount of $31,912.00 and Vern Laures Auto Center, Inc. (state bid) in the amount of $31,313.51. Discussion followed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to accept the quote from Vern Laures Auto Center, Inc. (state bid) in the amount of $ 31,313.51 for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with extended cab pickup for the Sanitation Dept as per recommendation of Sanitarian Ken Rasing. 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; 2-10-14-motorgraders out, 3 Oshkosh, blower; 2-11-14 motorgraders out, 3 Oshkosh, blower; 2-12-14 motorgraders out, 7 one ways, 1 Oshkosh; 2-13-14 motorgraders out, 4 one ways, 3 Oshkosh; mix salt/sand on Thursday; 2-14-14 7 one ways out, motorgraders; 2-15-14 7 one ways, Noon until 6:00; 2-16-14 everything out; 2-17-14 7 one ways, 6:00 AM-5:00 PM; 2-17-14 motorgraders 1:00 PM-6:00 PM; 2-18-14 today everything out 5:00 & 5:30; #49 motorgrader down-drive train warranty; fixing mailboxes, as needed; Ushers bridge east pier footing, continues; closing out other projects, last year; county engineers focus group in Ames; snow policy being followed, lot of snow; more snow coming Wednesday and Thursday, winds. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update and to discuss the Wapsi Junction Forest Stewardship Plan developed by Gary Beyer, District Forester of Charles City. The Improvement Part has been completed on the 51 acres. Discussion on the next step-Crop tree release will be discussed at the Conservationís Board next meeting. Brian Moore also updated the Board the status of the geothermal heating problem at the Nature Center. Director Moore reported that four units would have to be repaired or replaced and still getting estimates. Chief Deputy Hemann met with the Board to discuss Jail Intercom System. The first unit was installed in 1996. Discussion followed either to repair the old unit at an estimated cost of $1.000.00 or purchase a new system. It was the consensus of the Board to purchase a new jail intercom system from RC Systems-Radio Communication Company in the amount of $2,506.00 to be funded from the jail building department. Chief Deputy Hemann also gave an update on the status of the hiring process of a full-time dispatcher/jailer. 21 applicants applied for the position and 18 of the 21 took the testing. The interviewing process will begin in the next few weeks. IGHCP Director Denise Ballard met with the Board for IGHCP update. Ms. Ballard gave the Board an IGHCP Insurance Renewal update from January 2014 to June 30, 2015. The total monthly premium for singles is $602.40 and Family is $1430.27. The Board received and filed an Annual Update for Richland Ltd. L.L. C. (ID# 61657) in Section 19 of Richland Township located at 1647 290th Street, Ionia, IA 50645. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 1:14 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. _____________________________ Rick Holthaus,Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
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