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Monday, September 15, 2014 - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 15, 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.  A member from the media was also present. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for September 15 & 16, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Sheriff Todd Miller and Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss mobile data computers (MDCís) for 8 patrol units. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Mr. Miller updated the Board of his findings.  Doug Welton presented the Board with a written cost of project proposal.  The Board reviewed the proposal.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the purchase of 8 fully rugged mobile data computers (MDCís) from Keltek, Inc. in the amount of $ 101,205.03 as per the recommendation of the Sheriff and the expenditure will be disbursed from the Data Processing Budget.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Geerts, Byrne and Holthaus.  Nays: Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Administrator Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review the Targeted Case Management (TCM) actual cost report for FY 14.

 

Ms. Kobliska also discussed with the Board the part-time scheduled secretarial position.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Jolene Dungey as part-time scheduled secretary effective October 2, 2014 at the rate of $12.00 per hour at the Chickasaw County Social Services Office as per the recommendation of TCM/CPC/GA Administrator.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the Courthouse landscaping.  It was the consensus of the Board to leave the Courthouse landscaping as it is.

 

The Board recessed at 12:15 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Board members proceeded to canvass the New Hampton School Special Election held on September 9, 2014.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the canvass of the New Hampton School Special Election and authorize Commissioner of Elections to certify results to school and record in Permanent Election Register.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board held a strategic planning session regarding law enforcement and related areas at Law & Emergency Management Center.  Present were Supervisors Andersen, Byrne, Zoll, Geerts and Holthaus, Auditor Joan E. Knoll, Sheriff Todd Miller, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Ken Rasing.  Discussion followed.  Supervisor Holthaus left at 2:30 PM.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 3:30PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 16, 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. 

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to review the master matrix for Bill and Tod Elliott Farm.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to open the public hearing at 9:30 AM regarding the DNR Construction Permit Application and Master Matrix for the Bill and Tod Elliott Farm located in Section 20 of Fredericksburg Township.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Present for the hearing were Ken Rasing and Staci Schutte on behalf of the County and Tod Elliott.  No written or oral comments had been received from the public.

 

Ken Rasing reviewed the master matrix and points assigned, along with site review by the DNR and affirmed a total matrix score of 475 points.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to close the public hearing at 9:36 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve the master matrix scoring and recommend the approval of the DNR Construction Permit Application for the Bill and Tod Elliott Farm as per  the recommendation of Ken Rasing.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

 

At 9:55 AM a member from the media was present.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for an update on the flu shot certification process. Ms. Babcock informed the Board that the agency is in Stage 2 of a 3 step process for certification with WellMark.  Kathy Babcock will continue to update the Board on the progress on or before October 1, 2014.   

 

Ms. Babcock also reviewed with the Board the County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant report ending FY 2014.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman signature on the

County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant report ending FY 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Kathy Babcock also gave a departmental update.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; culverts, FEMA, ditch cleaning entrances; stop sign down at 150th and Union Avenue (on call foreman) portable places; sign repair, preparing for V-48 closure; edge rutting, mowing side roads, blades out; box culver on Windsor South of 280th Completed and opened; epoxy treated bridge decks, NW ľ  County (Paved System); sawed concrete V-48 for box culvert replacements; staked/surveyed culverts V-48-replacements; preparing for structural culvert inspections; office work, finagling out BRS-C)19(78), plans for paving V-48 2015 construction, etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to accept the resignation of Curt Carey from the Secondary Road Department effective September 18, 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board by consensus gave the County Engineer permission to start the hiring process to fill the position.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Hawkeye REC to place buried cable thru Falcon Trail at 1215 Falcon Trail as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Chairman Signature on Letter of Support/Commitment to participate in the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) proposal being submitted by Trout Unlimited to USDA/NRCS for project cost share funds from Chickasaw County to be expended on projects in Chickasaw County.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board toured Bill Ohrtís property. Also present were Supervisors Andersen, Byrne, Holthaus, Geerts, and Zoll, Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte, Sanitarian Ken Rasing, County Engineer Dusten Rolando and Bill Ohrt. 

 

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

 

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

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Zwanziger L.L.C.-Zwanziger L.L.C.-Finisher Farm (ID # 59516) in Section 3 of Bradford Township located at 1351 260th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Larry Nilges (ID # 62496) in Section 4 of Sumner Township located at 1042 Usher Avenue, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

Received and filed Semi-Annual Landfill Inspection Report for the Chickasaw County Closed

Sanitary Landfill from HR Green.

 

The Board declared adjournment at 12:10 PM.

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman     

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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