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Monday, April 28, 2014 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES APRIL 28 & 29, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. At 10:00 AM also present was a member from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the agenda for April 28 & 29, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of April 21 & 22, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Tom Schuetz with Group Services, Inc met with the Board to discuss Affordable Care Act tracking. Also present was Tom Hemmen. Discussion followed. Mr. Schuetz presented to the Board two technology audits to review our current software program to determine the capability of the technology to provide the necessary data and reporting to maintain and be in compliance with the ACA (Health Care Reform). The Board took under advisement at this time. Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles, maintenance of gravel roads; culvert survey, across county; IDOT weigh office presentation; entrance permits in various areas; sign repair as needed; blades out, spot blading; spot rocking in various locations, patch rock; dust control staking; bridge repair on Odessa Avenue and South of Hwy 24; fixing guard rail; decking Usher’s Bridge; V48 preliminary plant, IDOT; MSHA training on Tuesday, April 29, 2014; etc. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the hiring of Jordan Heit, Kory Klingman, and Evan Rausch as summer help for the secondary road department at the rate of $8.00 per hour and upon the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska and Megan Taets met with the Board for a case management update. Sheila Kobliska and Megan Taets discussed with the Board the consolidation of 9 counties (Chickasaw-Mitchell, Tama, Wright, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, Allamakee, and Humboldt) for Targeted Case Management. A draft of the 28E agreement will be sent to the Board and County Attorney for review. Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on the 2014 Iowa Employment Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference on April 23 & 24, 2014 in Altoona. Auditor Joan E. Knoll also attended the conference. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at Noon. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all the members present: Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Andersen, and Byrne. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Jon Scharf and Emily Smart, representing Howard R. Green Company, met with the Board for an update on the landfill. Also present was Ken Rasing. Discussion followed. Howard R. Green Company will continue to monitor the landfill and update the Board at the fall inspection. Kari Shaffer representing Paradigm Benefits, LLC met with the Board to discuss the Chickasaw County, Iowa Deferred Compensation Plan. Received and filed Deferred Compensation Plan Allocation for calendar year 2013. Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board to review and approve the 2014 Slough Bill applications for property tax exemption through the Soil Conservation Slough Bill approval process. Iowa law allows a 10% increase each year with the first year starting at 3,000 acres (in 1986). The County has 4,398.47 acres as of January 1, 2014 versus an acre count of 4,366.11 as of January 1, 2013. This is an increase of 32.36 acres. The present amount of acres that are allowed in the county is 5,314 acres. Four applicants did not complete 2014 renewal process and were disallowed the exemption. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the list as presented for 2014 slough bill applications and authorize Chairman Signature to sign notifications to 4 property owners not renewing 2014 slough bill applications. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Greg Jochims and Todd Smith with Mediacom met with the Board to discuss the phone system and internet services in the Courthouse. Also present were Doug Welton and Cindy Heying. The Board reviewed their proposal. Discussion followed. The Board took the matter under advisement. Supervisors Andersen and Geerts and Assessor Welton will meet to review the information submitted by Mediacom and make a recommendation to the Board at a later date. The Board received and filed an Annual Update for Westchester LLC-Rausch Waucoma (ID# 65878) in Section 12 of Stapleton Township located at 3331 210th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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