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Monday, August 18, 2014 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 18 & 19, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 18, 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.   

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for August 18 & 19, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of August 11 & 12, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to review quote for carpet cleaning at the Community Service Building.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to accept the resignation of Joan Straw as part-time scheduled custodian effective August 9, 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to accept the resignation of Zachary Prouty as part-time-on call custodian effective August 15, 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman discussed the hiring process for a part-time scheduled custodian.  Dave and his staff have absorbed some of the hours in the department.  The position would be up to 10 hours a week including weekends for the Courthouse and Community Services Building.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Custodian Dave Gorman to start the hiring processing for a part-time scheduled custodian.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, And Holthaus.  Nays:  Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman updated the Board for the carpet cleaning of the two south offices, hallway and the conference room at the Community Services Building.  The carpet cleaning would not begin until after the installation of the carpet for the Public Health and Home Care Services Department and vinyl flooring for the 2 entry ways. 

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the roof for shop at the Heritage Residence.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to remove from the table the discussion and take action for the roof for the shop at the Heritage Residence.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to refuse all bids for the roof for the shop at the Heritage Residence.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 19, 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.

 

Supervisor Andersen discussed with the Board the loan agreement with Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum.  The Chickasaw County Historical Society had a few concerns with the agreement.  Supervisor Holthaus addressed the general liability insurance concerns.  The Board addressed the concerns and Supervisor Andersen will contact the County Attorney’s Office to make the revisions to the agreement.   The Chickasaw County Historical Society will review the loan agreement at its next meeting. 

 

The Board discussed the mileage rate reimbursement.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to increase the mileage rate reimbursement from $.42 per mile to $.50 per mile effective September 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Byrne and Holthaus.  NAYS:  Geerts and Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the driveway entrances claims and Munson Park claims.

Supervisor Holthaus gave an explanation on the labor and equipment disbursement on each claim.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to pay the Munson Park-Rut repair claim in the amount of $673.77 from the Chickasaw County Property Improvements Fund and not charge the Old Bradford Pioneer Village Museum aka Chickasaw County Historical Society and the Conservation Department.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, And Zoll.  Nays:  Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to pay the Munson Park-clean-up claim in the amount of $3,148.26 from the Chickasaw County Property Improvements Fund and not charge the Conservation Department.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board does not wish its use of the County property improvement fund in the present circumstance to be viewed as precedent-setting as a way to pay for the regular maintenance and/or improvement of County parks.  The Board’s action to use the County property improvements fund is intended only to resolve the specific issues that arose when the removal of a log cabin located in the Adolph Munson Park by a non-profit organization, which received no compensation for its work, resulted in some damage to park property.  In order to make the most efficient use of resources, various actions were taken to repair the damage as well as make several other needed improvements.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to pay for the widening of the driveway for Haus Park and the installation of a new driveway for Gilmore Wapsi Access (Troyna Property) for a total claim in the amount of $2,269.34 to be paid from the Rural Road Infrastructure Fund.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss a litigation matter.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 11:45 AM as per recommendation of the County Attorney. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to exit closed session at 12:04 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed Washington Township Annual Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursement Report for FY 2013-2014.

 

Received and filed Richland Township Annual Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursement Report for FY 2013-2014.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Don Kurtenbach-Section 23             (ID # 64997) in Section 23 of Utica Township located at 1685 Victoria Way, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Mike Reicks (ID # 64781) in Section 33 of Utica Township located at 3052 180th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for North Lawler Farms, LLC-Lynch Finishers (ID # 63965) in Section 15 of Utica Township located at 1548 Union Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Dale Reicks-Home Sow Unit (ID # 60643) in Section 23 of Jacksonville Township located at 1020 Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Chickasaw Farms, LLC (ID # 62444) in Section 22 of Dayton Township located at 2241 Jasper Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 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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