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Monday, May 12, 2014 - Thursday, May 15, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MAY 12, 13, & 15, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, May 12, 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 10:10 AM a member from the media was present. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the agenda for May 12, 13, & 15, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of May 5 & 6, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. David Daack, Community Technology Advisor for Connect Iowa, a nonprofit operating to promote broadband access, adoption and use in Iowa, spoke to the Board about Connect Iowa’s Connected Community Engagement program. Also present was City of New Hampton Economic Director Tammy Robinson and City of New Hampton Electrical Utilities General Manager Brian Quirk. Discussion followed the presentation. 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 work; permits, driveways, ditch cleaning; rocked landfill area; 240th street, brushed, west of Beaumont Avenue; hauling rock to the yard; sign repair as needed; road closures as needed; two pickups, in transit; cleaning bridge decks, paved roads; motorgraders, blading when not raining; spot rocking in various areas; snow fence taken down; marking out dust control locations; Usher’s Bridge, decking continues; V48 plans, concept statement; day labor projects, budget review; road foreman interviews, etc. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead power lines with anchors in the county right of way along York Avenue and 175th Street in Section 25, T96N, R11W as per recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to place overhead power lines with anchors in the county right of way along 180th Street, Union Avenue, and 190th Street in Section 33, T96N, R11W as per recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management update. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve Bradford House Liquor License. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve fireworks permit for Kimberly Walter. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Geerts, Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Byrne. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to open bids for the air conditioning unit at the jail building. Chairman Holthaus opened the bids. Bids received from Geerts Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $5,091.11; Phillips Plumbing and Heating in the amount of $4,000.00; Mick Gage Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in the amount of $4,955.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Zoll to accept the bid from Phillips Plumbing and Heating in the amount of $4000.00 for the replacement of an air conditioning unit at the jail building. Motion died to lack of second. Dave Gorman will do more research on the electrical concern and warranty work and update the Board of his findings at the next Board meeting. The Board deferred action until the next meeting. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 28E Law Enforcement Services Contract with the City of Alta Vista, Bassett, Ionia, Lawler and North Washington. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve Library Contract for FY 2014-2015. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Meirick Enterprises-Protivin Site (ID# 58676) in Section 24 of Utica Township located in 1099 York Avenue, Fort Atkinson, IA 52144. The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Donald Chambers (ID# 58948) in Section 8 of Deerfield Township located in 1195 150th Street, Charles City, IA 50616. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:10 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM with the following members present: Andersen, Holthaus, and Byrne. Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board to review the Handbook revisions. Also present was John Murray. Mr. Greufe will make the additional revisions to the Handbook and meet with the Board at a later date. The meeting adjourned at 5:10 PM. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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