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Monday, June 02, 2014 - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES JUNE 2 & 3, 2014 The Board convened on Monday, June 2, 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. Also present was a member from the media. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for June 2 & 3, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of May 26 & 27, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review Chickasaw-Mitchell liability insurance for FY 15. The Board deferred action until Tuesday’s meeting. Sheila Kobliska also discussed with the Board the CPC/TCM/GA director’s contract. The contract also may include the HIPAA compliance officer title at no extra stipend. The contract will be reviewed by the County’s Attorney office. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; work orders in various locations; permits in various areas; summer held started; mowing outside shops; sign repairs in various areas; sign survey, New Hampton shop; putting up detour signs for V21 project; blades out all week; spot rock in various areas; rock retriever B57; dust control, staked, getting ready; durapatcher in Alta Vista; getting concrete equipment ready for V21; I-beams, getting ready for bridge; starting V21 patches today; Usher’s bridge, deck pour completed; grade work started, Usher’s bridge; 6 county meeting in Fredericksburg; mechanic position advertised, applications by June 18th; District 2 meeting Thursday, Decorah, etc. At 10:45 AM County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss investigation information. Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Deputy Reed Palo. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to enter into closed session under IA Code Section 21.5 (1) (g) at 10:45 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Discussion followed. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to exit the closed session at 11:15 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed and discussed the Chickasaw County Handbook revisions. Also present was County Attorney Pat Wegman and County Engineer Dusten Rolando. The Board will discuss the revision with HR Consultant Paul Greufe on June 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for Marlene Havlik. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:35 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM with the following members present: Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, and Andersen. Absent: Byrne The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. The Joint 28 E Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management Board meeting convened at 9:25 AM via conference call: Present at Chickasaw County was Supervisors: John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, and Auditor Joan E. Knoll. Also present was member from the media and two visitors. Present at Mitchell County were Supervisors Joel Voaklander and Stan Walk, Shannon Paulus, Auditor Lowell Tesch, CPC/TCM Director Sheila Kobliska and members from the media. Sheila Kobliska reviewed the annual renewal for the general liability insurance. Motion by Walk, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2014-15 liability insurance renewal contract with Heartland Insurance Risk Pool. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Paulus to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 AM. Roll Call: Chickasaw County: All Ayes. Mitchell County: All Ayes. Motion Carried. City of New Hampton Electrical Utilities General Manager Brian Quirk met with the Board as a follow-up to the Connect Iowa presentation on May 12, 2014. Also present was City of New Hampton Economic Director Tammy Robinson. Discussion followed. Mr. Quirk reviewed a recent meeting he had attended regarding a coalition that has formed over the past several months among several cities in the surrounding including Cedar Falls, Independence, Decorah, New Hampton, Osage, Charles City, and Waverly. The intent of the coalition is to determine the feasibility of providing an array of broadband services through a fiber optic network that would be put in place. If such services were provided, Mr. Quirk noted, New Hampton and these other cities in region would become better positioned to attract new business enterprises to the area. The coalition is in the process of hiring a consultant to evaluate the financial feasibility of such effort. Depending on the results of feasibility study, the overall project could be completed within a year and one-half. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present was Conservation Board member Tom Soenen. Brian Moore reported the following: Airport Lake Park Shower House: Conservation looked at various floor plans and decide to do the same as Split Rock Park; looked at using poured walls versus concrete block walls; determine estimated preliminary costs before the next meeting; determined that Tom Soenen will talk to the Lions Club and Bill Raines will talk to the Pheasants Forever for donations or in-kind contributions; Ray Armbrecht will contact vendors for LED lighting and Mike Caswell will contact vendors for estimates for a tin roof. Meanwhile, the Conservation Department is waiting approval from the IDNR for a construction permit to repair leaking pipe, septic system; hauling rock and black dirt for damage to south side of park. Haus Park: Currently, there is high water on north side of bank; plans call for cutting down trees in two weeks; recent rains have apparently affected the west side of dam water is penetrating through and eating away from the bank. The Conservation Department will fence off area as soon as possible. Director Moore also reported that Denise Straw went over to Floyd Quarry to obtain rock to be used at Haus Park. Mr. Moore also reported that the Conservation Department has made arrangements to widen driveway to give enough access for the equipment. Adolph Munson Park: log cabin has been removed from property, some debris from log cabin needs to be removed; some damage occurred to the property during the removal of log cabin. Rick Holthaus contacted President Leatha Springer of the Historical Society to set up a meeting to discuss the damage to the property during the log cabin removal and property that belongs to Chickasaw County. Director Moore also reported that the Hugh Property needs one survey to be completed and then the parties involved will be able to start the process of closing. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel will contact owner of the property to set up a meeting with surveyors, the Conservation Department, a representative from the county attorney’s office, and representative of the Board of Supervisors. Director Moore also reported that the Fall conference will be held on September 25-27, 2014 at Sioux City. $195.00 for the three days and spouse package is $125.00. Mr. Moore also reported that Naturalist Matt Crayne attended the High Adventure Science Expedition in Wyoming. Mr. Moore reported that some of the oak trees are dying at the Nature Center, and that he is looking at options to remove the trees. Nature Center north entrance project continues. Regarding the Split Rock Park-Geerts Plumbing & Heating is in the process of completing the chlorination system project. IDNR needs to do an inspection on the chlorination system. Mr. Moore reported that the IDNR shocked for fish at Split Rock Park and found no fish in the water due to winter kill (thick ice) and fish could not breathe to lack of oxygen. Restocking process will begin in the fall with blue gill, bass, and catfish. The Board allowed claims. The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Bill Palmersheim-Palmersheim Pork Farm (ID# 61606) in Section 31 of Jacksonville Township located in 2225 130th St, New Hampton, IA 50659. Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ____________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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