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Monday, September 29, 2014 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 29 & 30, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 29, 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 Zoll to approve agenda for September 29 & 30, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of September 22 & 23, 2014.   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; entrance permits in various areas; ditch cleaning permits; V-48 culvert work continues, 3 weeks left; night time sign survey continues; motorgraders, gravels, all week; mowing gravels roads; mowing hard surface roads; spot rock on LaSalle Avenue; edge rutting in various areas; box-culverts, V-48 continues; structural culvert reviews; survey work, GPS; preliminary plans, check plans; pavement marking plans; post equipment operator, paper this coming week; taking application through October 10; FEMA paperwork, wrapping up; etc.

 

Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board for approval of minor subdivisions.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Resolution for the minor subdivision for Lois K. Myers as per recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 09-29-14-30. A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcel H in the West HALF of the NORTHEAST Quarter of Section 13, Township 95 NORTH, Range 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa. WHEREAS, ON THE 29th DAY of SEPTEMBER 2014 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel H in the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 95 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of  Parcel H in the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 95 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 29th DAY of SEPTEMBER 2014. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Resolution for the minor subdivision for John A. Floden as per recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 09-29-14-31.  A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF ParcelS B and C in the North HALF of the NORTHEAST Quarter of Section 36, Township 94 NORTH, Range 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa. WHEREAS, ON THE 29th DAY of SEPTEMBER 2014 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels B and C  in the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 94 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels B and C  in the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 94 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 29th DAY of SEPTEMBER 2014. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss Ohrt’s property and floodplain concerns.  The Board toured Ohrt’s property on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Also present was County Engineer, Dusten Rolando, Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Also a member from the media.  Discussion followed.  The Emergency Management Commission scheduled a meeting for Oct. 7, 2014 to discuss the matter.  The Board deferred action until the Emergency Management Commission made a decision. 

 

Ken Rasing also discussed Courthouse security phase II.  Discussion followed.  Ken Rasing will compile additional data and costs for cameras and training and report to the Board at a later date.

 

Member from the media left at 11:30 AM.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss roof litigation letter.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 11:46AM as per recommendation of the County Attorney. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to exit closed session at 11:59 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Katie Steege as part-time-on-call nurse effective September 24, 2014 at the rate of $20.00 per hour.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the change of status for Lisa Jones from part-time scheduled homemaker aide to full time homemaker aide effective September 22, 2014 as per union contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the change of status for Tammy Flick as part-time-on-call homemaker aide to part-time scheduled homemaker aide effective September 22, 2014 as per union contract.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Fireworks Permit for Bill Banwell.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

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, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Ken Rasing and a member from the media.  Discussion followed. 

 

Chairman Holthaus declared adjournment at 2:30 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 30, 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. 

 

Dave Gorman met with the Board to approve the hiring of part-time scheduled custodian position.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the hiring of Shannon Kellogg as part-time scheduled custodian effective October 3, 2014 at the rate of $10.50 per hour.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Mr. Gorman gave the Board an update on the carpet installation at the Community Services Building for the Public Health and Home Care Services Department and vinyl installation at the two entry ways.   Mr. Gorman also discussed with the Board his desire to purchase a power washer for the Courthouse and other county buildings. Since the cost of the power washer was within the budget limits, Mr. Gorman had the discretion to make the purchase.

 

The Board discussed the seasonal flu vaccine for county employees and spouses for the fall of 2014. The Public Health and Home Care Services agency continues to seek certification with WellMark.  Since the process for certification is taking longer then expected, the Board has contacted IGHCP Trust (Chickasaw County Health Insurance Provider) and  Employee Benefit Services (EBS) to provide Chickasaw County Employees and Spouse the annual flu vaccine on-site for 2014.  Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Waverly will be providing the on-site flu shot services this year.  The annual flu vaccine on-site will be held on Monday, October 20th from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM and on Wednesday, October 22nd from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the Community Services Building Conference Room. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to allow IGHCP Trust (Chickasaw County Health Insurance Provider) and Employee Benefit Services (EBS) and have Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Waverly to provide the county employees and families on-site flu shots for the fall of 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services Combined Balanced Sheet ending June 30, 2014.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 AM.  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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