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Monday, March 03, 2014 - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MARCH 3 &4, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, March 3, 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 media. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for March 3 & 4, 2014 with the deletion of the 10:30 AM appointment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of February 24 & 25, 2014. 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; 2-24-14 7:00 AM-3:30 PM removing snow 10 blades, 2 Oshkoshs, one one way and blower out; 2-25-14 7:00 AM-3:30 PM removing snow 10 blades, 3 Oshkoshs, 1 blower; fixing signs and mailboxes; 2-26-14 7:00-3:30 PM removing snow 11 blades, 3 Oshkoshs; 1 blower; 4 one ways; 2-27-14 removing snow 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 10 blades, 3 Oshkoshs, 4 one ways (6:00 AM-3:30 PM) mixing sand and salt; 2-28-14 7:00 AM-3:30 PM removing snow 11 blades, 3 Oshkoshs, 1 blower, several breakdowns, 1 maintainer, 1 Oshkosh; 3-1-14 5:30 AM-4:00 PM removing snow, 6-7 one ways; 3-2-14 5:00-5:30 AM to 5:30 PM removing snow 10 blades, 3 Oshkoshs, 6 one ways, blower, #53 newer Oshkosh out (57 broke down) blower 3-4 hours at near Kenwood RR crossing; no calls for the on call foreman this weekend; Bridge on 220th should finish driving pile in east on pier today; pour east pier footing sometime this week, office work construction projects, etc. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to set summer help wages for 2014 the same wages for 2013 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve employee vacation carryover for John Murray to be used by April 30, 2014 due to extenuating circumstance as per recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead power line with anchors in the county right of way in the Little Turkey area and 190th Street and Ridgeway Blvd. north of Lawler as recommended by the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 10:30 AM for the FY 2014-2015 county budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present from the public were Nancy Josephson, Timothy G. Nosbisch, David M. Snyder, Kathy Babcock, Diane Murphy, Brian Moore, Doug Welton, Dusten Rolando, Todd Miller, Terry Denner, Sue Breitbach, Ken Rasing and Brittany Bierle, a member from the media. Verbal comments were expressed from the public. Supervisor Zoll read written comments from Arnie Boge. Supervisors addressed the questions from Mr. Boge. Written comments from the public to be included in the public hearing and placed on file in the Auditor’s Office. Discussion followed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to close the public hearing at 11:28 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, March 4, 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. Sheriff Todd Miller, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Chief Dispatcher/Jailer Cathy Knutson met with the Board for a dispatch department update. Sheriff Miller informed the Board that he interviewed 9 applicants. Sheriff Miller is in the process of hiring a full time dispatcher and also would like to hire a part-time on call dispatcher. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to support the Sheriff’s Department and to continue the hiring process to fill the position of a full time dispatcher/jailer and to hire a part time on call dispatcher/jailer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a department update from the Conservation meeting held March 3, 2014. Topics discussed included the Forest Stewardship Plan for Wapsi Junction-Timber Stand Improvement (Crop Tree Release) of 51 acres at the estimated cost of $6400.00; Gilmore Wapsi Access-Brian Moore will contact Mel Pacovsky to get copies of the contracts and update on the progress of the project; Split Rock Park Chlorination-Mr. Moore will send out the bids to the vendors by April of 2014 and completion date of April 30, 2104; FY 2013 Annual Report-deferred action until the next meeting; FY 2015 salaries-Brian Moore budgeted 3 percent but Conservation Board made a motion as follows: Director 2.5 percent and staff 3 percent-vote was 3 to 1; LWCF Grant Application for Airport Lake Park-INRCOG and City of New Hampton are in the process of preparing documents for a grant in the amount of $65,000 with a 50/50 match with a deadline of March 15, 2014; IACCB Spring Workshop-Workshop is April 5, 2014 in Ames, Iowa for Board members; Nature Center Wall Units-separate bids to 3 vendors for 3 wall units and 4 wall units, replaced 1 of 2 circulating pump in the amount of $3,700.00; Running monthly articles in newspapers on the various parks in Chickasaw County; Adolph Munson Park-received 4 bids: Old Bradford Pioneer Village-$1.00, Bill Prouty $21.75, Mike Blazek $25.00, Marv Johnson $250.00. Conservation Board’s decision went to Old Bradford Pioneer Village; Hire of Summer Help-Application on the website until April 15th and the position would be May through August; etc Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to suspend the property taxes for county client for FY 2013-2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed the FY 2014-2015 General Liability Insurance. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2014-2015 General Liability Insurance with Heartland Insurance Risk Pool. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Received and filed Cedar Valley Friends of the Family Inc. financial statement ending June 30, 2013 and 2012. IGHCP Director Denise Ballard via phone conference to discuss the Chickasaw County Health Insurance. The Board discussed the FY 2014-15 County Budget. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution for Adoption of FY 2014-2015 County Budget. Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Geerts and Holthaus. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 03-04-14-10 APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2014-2015 COUNTY BUDGET. The Board of Supervisors does hereby approve and adopt the FY 2014-2015 County Budget, after the public hearing on March 3, 2014. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 4th day of March 2014. The Vote hereof being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, John Andersen, Jason Byrne and Steve Geerts. NAYS: /ss/ Tim Zoll. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor The Board received and filed an Annual Update for Poppe Farms (ID# 57707) in Section 6 of Richland Township located at 1630 250th Street, Ionia, IA 50645. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 2:25 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ____________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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