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Monday, July 07, 2014 - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 7 & 8, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 7, 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 Geerts to approve agenda for July 7 & 8, 2014 with the additional item for 10:45 AM on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of June 30 & July 1, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman reported that the County had received the settlement check from the individual who had damaged the bridge on 165th Street between Kenwood and Jasper Avenues and so that matter was now closed.  Also present was Assistant County Engineer John Murray.

 

Pat Wegman also discussed with the Board the Chickasaw County Employment Contract & Agreement for CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to reschedule next week.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the LexisNexis Legal Research Renewal program contract. The contract is for one year in the amount of $109.00 per month and the contract will be paid out of the county attorney’s budget.

 

County Engineer Assistant John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; rock to flood damaged roads, pulling rock out of ditches; F-1 flood June 14th-June 23rd and F-2 Flood June 29th-? (FEMA designations); mowing side roads; sign repair, vandalism in Stapleton township; finished box on Pembroke Avenue, north of 110th Street; no work at Ushers (220th) (last week wet-high water); office-Ushers Bridge documentation; etc.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve the fireworks permit for Angela Mangrich.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve the fireworks permit for Ben Scholl.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve the fireworks permit for Michelle Winter.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on the Price Wildlife Habitat Replacement Property.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen.  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.  Brian Moore reported that the Conservation Board elected the following officers for FY 15: Ray Armbrecht, Chair; Bill Raine, Vice Chair; and Lori Carey, Treasurer.  Mr. Moore reported that the new driveway has been completed on the Gilmore Wapsie Access but that the Wetland Restoration Project to be done by IDNR is on hold due to the weather conditions and that there may be a need to file for an extension due to the wet conditions.  The project is expected to be completed by December 21, 2014.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Haus Park Project has not been started due to high waters and possibly the Conservation Board will also file for an extension due to high waters.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Split Rock Project is almost completed. He reported also that Terry Meier will replace the 20 AMP breakers with 40 AMP breakers and that a new pump for the shower house in the amount of $1500.00 has been installed.  Mr. Moore reported also that there has been some discussion about using a host camper for weekends at Split Rock.  Mr. Moore also reported that the IDNR will restock blue gill in the fall of 2014 and bass and catfish in the spring of 2015.  Brian Moore reported that the Price Wildlife Habitat Replacement Property has been acquired from Louie and Linda Hugh, the deeds and survey for parcel D & E has been recorded, and remainder of the property will be surveyed today.  Brian Moore informed that he will contact Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating to install a new water line at the Airport Lake.  Also, Director Brian Moore will contact Ken Rasing regarding leachate field requirements, he will contact the IDNR for a permit, and that he is applying for a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Black Hawk gambling toward the Airport Lake shower house project.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Adolph Munson Park has been fenced off because of some damage to the property that occurred in the process of removing the log cabin, and that an inventory of the log cabin artifacts that are now housed at the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum and with Leatha Springer was completed on June 18, 2014, and that the agreement for the artifacts is being reviewed by the Historical Society.  Brian Moore, conservation board members, Randy Andersen, secondary road superintendent, Paul Hereid and a member(s) of the Board of Supervisors will schedule a meeting at the Adolph Munson Park to establish a plan for the repairs to the park.  Mr. Moore also updated the Board regarding Twin Ponds Nature Center.  He reported that the north entrance is completed and the landscaping almost completed, he is reviewing the status of the replacement of the seven wall units, the moth issue of the exhibits, and the Alexis Ensign (a sixth grader) donation to the county for flowers in front of the Nature Center.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that Hanawalt sawmill will be removing six oak trees on the east side and seven oak trees on the west side at the Nature Center.

 

Peggy Murray with Iowa Workforce Development met with the Board and gave a presentation on Skilled Iowa Incentive.  This is an initiative that the Governor started two years ago to help upskill Iowans to meet the needs of our businesses and the shortage of middle-skill workers in Iowa. Iowa Workforce Development is working to build Skilled Iowa Communities throughout the state. One component of the initiative is the use of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and another component are Skilled Iowa internships.  Currently, we have over 10,500 businesses, cities, counties, schools and economic development groups that signed the letter of support.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chairman Signature Letter of Support for Skilled Iowa Incentive.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution for funding state credits for FY 2014-2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 07-08-14-25

FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2014-2015 WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions fully, and

WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriations, and WHEREAS, The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentage of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 100%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100% and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit at 100%; Low-income Elderly Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%. AYES:  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, John Andersen, Jason Byrne, Tim Zoll.  NAYS: None.  ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Harrington, Ltd. (ID# 58790) in Section 26 of Bradford Township located in 1646 290th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Leon Sheets-Ionia Pigs, Inc. (ID# 60072) in Section 22 of Richland Township located in 1969 290th Street, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

The Board received and filed an annual update management plan for Bruce Buchheit (ID# 57704 in Section 21 of Utica Township located in 1090 Stevens Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:23 P M.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                                               Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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