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Monday, September 8, 2014 - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 8, 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.  At 10:10 AM a member from the media was also present. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for September 8 & 9, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of September 1-3, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Bill Ohrt met with the Board to discuss his property and floodplain concerns. Also present were Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte, Sanitarian Ken Rasing, and County Engineer Dusten Rolando.  Discussion followed.   The County Attorneyís office will review all documentation, the Emergency Management Commission will schedule a meeting to discuss the concerns and possible actions, and the Board will tour the property on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. 

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; ditch cleaning and entrances; FEMA documentation continues; round pipe delivered on September 5, 2014 for V-48; sign repairs and preparing for V-48 detour; blades out, Ed mowing side roads; edge rutting, sweeping intersections; Bridge 0210 (Windsor Avenue) set box on Wednesday, September 3rd; bridge survey, office work Cadd programs, updating map, etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to place underground cable in the county right of way thru Pembroke Avenue between sections 26 & 27 in Jacksonville North as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the permit for Mediacom to place  buried cable in the county right of way along 225th Street east of South Linn Avenue as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the permit for Mediacom to place overhead lines in the county right of way along South Linn Avenue from McCloud Way south to 220th Street as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Dusten Rolando reviewed the County Engineerís FY 2014 annual report

 

Northeast Iowa RC & D Executive Director Lora Friest met with the Board to discuss the Regional Conservation Partnership Program which is being submitted to USDA/NRCS national office.  It is titled Maximizing Conservation in the Driftless Area of the Mississippi River Valley.  Ms. Friest is working with Trout Unlimited to submit this $20 million application for USDA/NRCS funding for the Driftless Area of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin.  The Turkey River Watershed is included ( and is one four priority watersheds) in the project area and thus Chickasaw County has an opportunity to benefit from the project, which would provide funding for projects in the Turkey River Watershed (TRW) portion of Chickasaw County.  County Supervisors and Engineers from other counties in the TRW are committing 25% of the funding needed for On-road structures in their counties plus the engineering oversight (not the engineering) for up to a certain number of structures that they feel they might be able to put into the watershed.

 

Ms. Friest also discussed the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed (WRW) Management Authority.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to enter into a 28E agreement and authorize Chairman Signature on the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed (WRW) Management Authority and appoint a representative and alternate to the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed (WRW) Management Authority Board.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Lora Friest also gave a departmental update.

 

Gordon Davis met with the Board to discuss the County Farm Rental Lease Agreement. Also present was County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Discussion followed. The Board will review the County Farm Rental Lease Agreement January or February 2015.

 

The Board deferred action of the Courthouse landscaping until next week.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 28E Law Enforcement Services Contract with the City of Fredericksburg.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 9, 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 informed the Board that the Conservation Board received one bid from CVT in the amount of $1,450.00 to do a soil test to accommodate a leachate field and dump station at Airport Lake.  Brian Moore informed the Board that Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating gave a total bid in the amount of $23,452.00 for the new water line and water pump at Airport Lake, but does not include any drop pipe extensions beyond 120 feet, electrical work, or additional pressure tanks at Airport Lake.  The Conservation Board approved a claim in the amount of $540.00 for damages to citizenís camper from mowing at the Airport Lake.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board gave permission to Mr. Hanawalt to remove fallen timber at Jenn Timber.

Mr.  Moore informed the Board that the ponds are completed, seeded, and the dike is almost completed. at the Gilmore Wapsi Access Wetland.  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. Brian Moore also informed the Board that the Conservation Department is working on the restrooms at Split Rock Park.   Mr. Moore told the Board that there are also new electrical hook-ups for the campers at Split Rock. Brian Moore also informed the Board that 75-100 people attended the fundraiser at Adolph Munson Park on Sunday, September 7, 2014 and the gathering raised approximately $1560.00.   Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the road rock projects will be reviewed next Spring. Brian Moore informed the Board the Conservation Board agreed to keep Ivanhoe Avenue at Wapsi Junction a Class B road.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller, Data Processing Manager Doug Welton, and Dennis Ungs met with the Board to discuss mobile data computers (MDCís) for 8 patrol units.  The Board reviewed the quote from Keltek, Inc.  Dennis Ungs discussed and explained with the Board Terminal Server and In-Motion Mobile Gateway. Sheriff Miller will contact other agencies that currently use the programs.  Mr. Miller will update the Board of his findings and also have a total cost estimate for the project and a breakdown of the cost per vehicle for the Board to review at the next meeting.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton and Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to discuss the purchase of a printer for the

Public Health and Home Care Services department.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to purchase a printer from Rileyís Inc. in the amount of $1730.00 for the Public Health and Home Care Services department.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ms. Babcock will give a departmental update at the next Boardís meeting.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Jason Speltz met with the Board for a departmental update. Mr. Speltz informed the Board that he and New Horizons/Chamber Assistant Theresa Rasmussen and he have been making contacts in the community during the months of July and August will continue in the Fall and also working in the outline areas of the community.  Jason Speltz informed the Board that they purchased as laptop for the office.  Jason also informed the Board that he is working on a logo for the Chickasaw County Tourism and updating the website daily.  Mr. Speltz also informed the Board that the tourism brochures are widely distributed and continue to promote tourism in Chickasaw County.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed Utica Township summary statement of receipts and disbursements annual report for FY 2013-2014.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 P M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                                               Board of Supervisors

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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