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Monday, May 05, 2014 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MAY 5 & 6, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:15 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 9:30 AM also present was a member from the media. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve the agenda for May 5 & 6, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of April 28 & 29, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on a Release of All Claims and Indemnifying Agreement. Also present was County Engineer Dusten Rolando. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Release of All Claims and Indemnifying Agreement as per recommendation of County Attorney Pat Wegman. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. President Wally Boehmer of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission met with the Board for an update. Also present were Treasurer Julie Eckenrod, Vice-President Merrily Knight, Secretary Thelma Allen, Volunteers Philomena Boehmer, Fred Reisner, Priscilla Reisner, and Diane Murphy. Wally Boehmer informed the Board that the Commission has met with 3 other organizations (Carnegie Culture Center, Historical Society, and Genealogical Society) to discuss the need to preserve the rich heritage of our ancestors in Chickasaw County. Mr. Boehmer reported that the Commission meets every first Wednesday of the month at the New Hampton Public Library. He reported also that the Commission has met with township clerk and trustees to discuss the maintenance and improvements of pioneer cemeteries and to encourage people to get involved in the preservation of Chickasaw County Pioneer Cemeteries. The Commission works to restore headstones and their bases and seeks to encourage the placing of signs or markers identifying all pioneer cemeteries by names. The Commission is working on Crane Valley cemetery aka Baptist cemetery aka Yankee cemetery in Jacksonville township in FY 14-15. Next year, FY 15-16, the Commissionís project is Utica Township-Lawler cemetery. Mr. Boehmer also reported that the Commission plans to attend a workshop in Decorah on May 10 & 11, 2014 for different techniques and use of cleaning agents for the graves; etc. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to authorize Chairman Signature on the Proclamation for the month of May, 2014 as Cemetery Appreciation Month in Iowa. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles, maintenance of gravel roads; entrance permits in various areas; MSHA Class on Tuesday; 4-30-14, motorgraders out for snow; ditch cleaning permits in various areas, township culvert survey; driveway work in various areas starting; remove snow equipment; fixing signs, repairs; daytime sign survey; motorgraders, touching up gravels; staking dust control; patch rock in various areas; V21, cutting pavement, culverts; crane inspection on Wednesday; preparing for day labor projects; decking on Usherís Bridge, continues; V48, preliminary project submittals; 13 applications for road foreman; remove snow fence this week; etc. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the East View Orchard Liquor License. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Town & Country Club Liquor License. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for a departmental update and to discuss the pop machine. Dave Gorman informed the Board that a used pop machine ran about $500.00 to $1000.00 plus mileage. The pop machine is used by customers and courthouse employees. It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman and Supervisor Byrne contact the vendors and purchase a pop machine for the Courthouse. Dave Gorman is waiting for a few more bids from vendors for the air conditioning unit at the jail building, brick edging around the Courthouse flower beds are near completion, carpet for the steps, hallway and interview room is completed, and the Veterans Memorial sidewalk is also completed. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the resignation of Kaymie Lang as Part-Time On-Call Homemaker Aide effective April 30, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Shelly Bast as Full Time Homemaker Aide as per union contract effective May 1, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Lisa Jones and Joyce Bearman as Part-Time-On-Call Homemaker Aides as per union contract effective May 1, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on the Northeast Iowa Response Group (NERG) meeting held in Waterloo on May 1, 2014. NERG is in the process of reviewing the 28E agreement. Mr. Holthaus also reported that Supervisor Byrne, Randy Anderson, and Dusten Rolando reviewed a hog confinement site north and east of Jerico with concern citizens in that area. Supervisor Byrne gave the Board an update on the Iowa Workforce Development LEO meeting. CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska informed the Board that the 28E agreement with the nine counties for case management is no longer on the table. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Geerts, Holthaus, Andersen, and Byrne. Absent: Zoll. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update. Mr. Moore reported that the Board will obtain 15 signs for the shelter areas for Alcohol Prevention Awareness. He reported also that five bids were recently received regarding the crop tree release at Wapsie Junction. The bids were as follows: Triple S Prairie Seeding, Clarksville, IA-$4,991.00; Miles Schulte, Spring Grove, MN-$7,130.00; Dave Lehmkuhl, Ridgeway, IA-$3,588.00; Mark Webb, Decorah, IA-$4,540.00 and Jamie Amling, Colesburg, IA-$6,394.00. The Board accepted the low bid, $3,588.00 for approximately 46 acres project. The project will start sometime this summer and has to be completed by March, 2015. Mr. Moore also reported that the Board is looking at replacing the water line and pump at the Airport Lake Park. The Board has received only one bid, from Mick Gage Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $23,452.00. Mr. Moore reported that West Union Trenching will bore the water line. The Conservation Department is considering using the money from the motor vehicle expense line item in the amount of $30,000 for FY 14-15 to offset the cost of the replacement of water line and pump. Also, Mr. Moore reported, the Board is looking at different designs for the shower house. He reported also that the parks will open on May 24, 2014. Mr. Moore reported that the Haus Park project is on hold due to high water. The Conservation Board has hired Taylor Walk for summer help and is starting May 19, 2014. Dennis Steinlage is doing the concrete work at the Nature Center north entrance. Director Moore also updated the Board of Supervisors on the infestation at the Nature Center and how it is being treated. He reported also that a trail committee has been organized in Fredericksburg with the hope to have a trail connect to Split Rock Park, Lawler and New Hampton-following the Plum Creek river bottom, railroad right of way, and in the process of checking with landowners to give an easement on the properties involved. The committee is meeting once a month. The next meeting is scheduled May 28, 2014. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the Chickasaw County Conservation Board Annual Report for FY 2012-13. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board allowed claims. The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Diemer Veterinary PC-Schwickerath site (ID# 65984) in Section 15 of Washington Township located in 1948 150th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisors Holthaus, Andersen, Byrne and Geerts and Auditor Knoll attended an INRCOG meeting at 5:30 PM. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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