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Monday, August 4, 2014 - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 4 & 5, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, and Geerts.  Absent:  Zoll The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed.   

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for August 4 & 5, 2014.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of July 28 & 29, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board to review the Handbook.  Also present was John Murray, Doug Welton, Sue Breitbach and Dusten Rolando. Mr. Greufe informed the Board that the handbook is a living document.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve the Chickasaw County Handbook as amended as per recommendation of the Chickasaw County HR consultant Paul Greufe.  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; work orders in various areas, entrance permits, ditch cleaning permits; dirt work, shaping V-21 shoulders, pipe; FEMA meeting in West Union; cleaned shop; put on edge rutting equipment; work on snowblower; Division  IV contract rock completed; edge rutting V-14; BR3220 all week, erosion control; setting beams, west span; east abutment started setting grade; Ushers bridge continues; dirt shaping, rock graduations at Boice, Jackson; Usher’s bridge seeding, pavement markings; V-48 preliminary plans; Farm to Market account balance, reviewing, etc.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss the contract with Wheaton Franciscan Health Center.  The contract with Wheaton Franciscan Health Center increased 3 percent from last year.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into a contract with Wheaton Franciscan Health Center (Covenant Medical Center) for substance abuse services.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheila Kobliska also discussed with the Board the hiring of a part-time secretary for County Social Services (CSS). Also present was Pat Wegman and Kathy Babcock.  Kathy Babcock informed the Board that CPC/TCM/GA and Public Health and Home Care Services department shared a secretary to cover 4 hours Thursday and Fridays mornings at the CPC/TCM/GA department and that the Public Health and Home Care Services is becoming more busy and therefore the Public Health and Home Care Services needs the secretary services for their department.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that Sheila Kobliska starts the hiring process of a part-time secretary for her department.

 

The contract with Mercy Medical Center for substance abuse services was deferred until next week to gather more information.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for a departmental update.  Ken Rasing informed the Board that there is a shortage of EMS personnel.

 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the hiring of Kim Witcraft as EMS Coordinator effective August 4, 2014 at the salary of $35,000 as established by the Emergency Management Commission.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 5, 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.

 

David Boss with Northeast Iowa Community Action met with the Board to discuss the office space at the Department of Human Services Building. Also present was Kathy Babcock.   Mr. Boss informed the Board that he would like office space at the building that would accommodate a Family Development self sufficiency specialist (FaDSS).  Discussion followed. Kathy Babcock will contact Pam Schrock and Pastor Frey to reorganize the existing space and update the Board of the progress.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with Board for an update on Flu Shots Certification.  The agency has not received confirmation as of this date but expects to have confirmation by September 1, 2014.  It was the consensus of the Board to defer action until September 1, 2014.  Ms. Babcock will continue to update the Board on the certification process.

 

Kathy Babcock also informed the Board that the Board of Health met on August 4, 2014 to discuss mileage rate reimburse.  Motion by Soenen, Seconded by Byrne to increase mileage rate to $.50 per mile for agency staff retro effective August 1, 2014.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the hiring of Tammy Flick as part-time-on-call homemaker aide effective July 28, 2014 as per union contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the boring of the new water lines have been completed at Airport Lake. Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board will be taking bids to do a soil test to accommodate a leachate field and dump station at Airport Lake.  Brian Moore informed the Board that there was no change at the Gilmore Wapsi Access Wetland.  Mr. Moore will contact the project manager Mel Pacovsky for an update on the project.  Mr. Moore also contacted the tenant regarding hay ground issues.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the Haus Park project is completed.  Brian Moore also told the Board that the hydrants at Split Rock are completed.  Mr. Moore told the Board that there are also new electrical hook-ups form campers at Split Rock. Brian Moore also informed the Board that electrical rewiring is completed, tree trimming, and the property has been reseeded at Adolph Munson Park.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that all the wall units have been installed with digital thermostats for energy efficiency at the Twin Ponds Nature Center.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chairman Signature on the plan document and summary plan description for Chickasaw County Partial Self-Funding Health Plan with Employee Benefit System (EBS).  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to authorize Chairman Signature on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) with Employee Benefit System (EBS).  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Mike Klassen (ID# 59679) in Section 13 of Chickasaw Township located at 2130 Exeter Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:50 PM.  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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