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Monday, June 16, 2014 - Thursday, June 19, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 16-19, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 16, 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 Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for June 16-19, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of June 10 & 11, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Attorney Nate Schwickerath met with the Board for a corrective deed to GROWMARK, Inc.

The property is located in Section 19-T97N-R13W.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to execute a Quit Claim Deed (QCD) to correct the legal description to the property owned by GROWMARK, Inc. located in Section 19-T97N-R13W.  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; ditch cleaning and permits in various areas; sign survey in various areas; moving signs for V21 patching.  Motorgraders out blading gravels; mowing gravels, hard surfaces; durapatcher out in various areas; marking dust control areas; couple frost boils report in areas; spot rocking in various spots; V21 patching, culverts, one more week; dirt work, Usher’s Bridge, Ray’s excavating; open rails poured, Usher’s Bridge; Mechanic position advertised, applications, etc.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to enter into an agreement with the IDOT and authorize Chairman Signature for resurfacing road (asphalt) fillets along Hwy 18 west of Fredericksburg as per the recommendation of County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board and County Engineer also discussed Flatjord bridge.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve fireworks permit for Robert Galligan.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for Cathy Skoda. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for Randy Leach.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the resignation for Tammy Jordan as

Part-time scheduled homemaker aide effective June 25, 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the cigarette application for Abby Lea’s.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve employees’ salaries and wages for FY 2014-2015 as per union negotiations/contracts, various boards, Board of Supervisors, and compensation board recommendations.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Geerts, Byrne, Andersen, And Holthaus.  Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the damage at Munson Park.  Also present was Conservation Director, Brian Moore, County Engineer Dusten Rolando and County Attorney Pat Wegman. Chairman Holthaus gave an update of June 9, 2014 meeting with the Chickasaw County Historical Society. Also in attendance at the Historical Society meeting were Supervisor Andersen and Conservation Board Member Lori Carey.  Chairman Holthaus reported that Dennis Litterer informed the Historical Society that he and a group of volunteers removed the log cabin from Munson Park the weekend of May 9 and 10, 2014. Mr. Litterer also told the Society that a neighbor who has access to heavy equipment assisted in the project. The roof of the log cabin was taken down in three sections and the walls of the cabin were dismantled.  The debris from the log cabin was placed on the log cabin’s concrete floor. As the result of the removal, damage was done to the property leaving ruts that vary from about 10 inches to 2 feet deep due to the heavy equipment used and the wet conditions near the location of the log cabin and restrooms.  Chairman Holthaus reported that he informed the Historical Society of liability issues relating to the ruts and disconnecting the electrical supply. Chairman Holthaus also provided some photographs to the Society for their review.  Mr. Holthaus reported that Mr. Litterer is getting estimates for the damages at the Munson Park.  The most severely damaged area was fenced off.  In consultation with the Conservation Director Brian Moore, the decision to temporarily close Munson Park.  ”Closed signs” are being posted until the damage is repaired. The Board also discussed the possibility of burying some tree stumps and the concrete platform on which the cabin had been placed as well as removing a rock ledge. The Conservation Department will have to make a decision whether to hire a contractor or have the secondary road department do the work and keep the bills separate. (i.e. the bills for the removal of tree stumps, etc need to be separate from the work associated with repairing the damage to the property).

 

The Board discussed the Munson Park Artifacts. During the removal of the log cabin, various artifacts were taken to the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum for display and storage.  It was the consensus of the Board to go to the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum in order to identify the artifacts, take pictures, and otherwise document the artifacts that had been at Munson Park. The inventory of Munson Park items would be given to the County Attorney Pat Wegman who would construct a loan agreement between the Board of Supervisors (as the owners of the artifacts) and Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum. Conservation Director Brian Moore, Conservation Board member Lori Carey and Supervisors Holthaus and Andersen scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:35PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Byrne, Zoll, Holthaus, and Andersen.   Absent: Geerts.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media.

 

Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with Board to review and approve minor subdivision for David Rings, Elinor Brass, Randy Rings, Sandra Tindell and Jeffery Rings. 

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Resolution for the minor subdivision for David Rings, Elinor Brass, Randy Rings, Sandra Tindell and Jeffery Rings as per recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 06-17-14-23 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCels a, b, c & D in the north Half of Section 4, Township 95 north, range 13 west of the 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, on the 17th Day of June 2014 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels A, B, C & D in the North Half of Section 4, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th p.m., Chickasaw County, Iowa.

WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels A, B, C & D in the North Half of Section 4, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th p.m., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved.  NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 17th DAY of JUNE 2014./ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update of the roofing project at the Community Services Building and the Jail Building.  The roofs at the Community Services are completed except for the flashing.  The roof at the Jail Building will be completed by the end of the week except the flashing.  The new air conditioning unit will be installed in the next three weeks.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave an update of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission at the Crane Valley Cemetery aka Baptist Cemetery aka Yankee Cemetery.  The lawn is mowed, trees are trimmed and restoration on several tombstones has taken place with a number of other tombstones currently being work on.  Volunteers are needed.  The restoration work hours are on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Gary Swestka (ID# 59069) in Section 12 of New Oregon Township located in 19151 York Avenue, Cresco, IA 52136.

 

The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Reicksview Farms-Peachwood Creek, LLC-Koudelka South (ID# New Site) in Section 26 of Jacksonville Township located on Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:25 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

A department head meeting met on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Law and Emergency Management Center (LEMC). In addition Supervisors Holthaus, Geerts, and Andersen, the department heads in attendance  included Kathy Babcock, Todd Miller, Dave Jacobsen, Dave Gorman, Cindy Messersmith, Dusten Rolando, Doug Welton, Staci Schutte, Sheila Kobliska, Pat Wegman, Brian Moore, and Joan Knoll.  A member from the media was also present.

 

The Board convened on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM with all members present:  Andersen, Holthaus, Zoll, and Byrne.  Absent:  Geerts.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

The Board discussed the Chickasaw County handbook revisions. Also present were: Donna Geerts, John Murray, Sue Breitbach, Sheila Kobliska, and Cindy Messersmith.  Discussion followed.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board to review the Handbook revisions.  Also present were:  Donna Geerts, John Murray, Sue Breitbach, Sheila Kobliska and Cindy Messersmith.  Discussion followed.  Mr. Greufe will make the additional revisions to the Handbook for the Board’s approval at a later date.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection for the month of June, 2014.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:58 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads to discuss the hiring process.  Present were: Diane Murphy, Cindy Messersmith, Brian Moore, Sheila Kobliska, Doug Welton, Tim Zoll, John Murray, Donna Geerts, and Rick Holthaus.

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                                               Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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