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Monday, October 6, 2014 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 6, 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 Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for October 6 & 7, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of September 29 & 30, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Resolution for the minor subdivision for Carmen Conklin as per recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 10-6-14-32.  A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF parcel f in the south HALF of the NORTHEAST Quarter of Section 31, Township 95 NORTH, Range 14 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa. WHEREAS, ON THE 6th DAY of OCTOBER 2014 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel F in the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 95 North, Range 14 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented.

WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcel F in the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 95 North, Range 14 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 6th DAY of OCTOBER 2014. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST:  Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

At 10:00 AM a member from the media was present.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; V-48 crossroad pipes continues; entrance permits in various areas; FEMA close out paperwork; night time sign survey finished up; mowing hard surfaces; motorgraders out all week; start crack filling this week on various roads; V-48 plans, final plans; survey work, culverts; structural culvert inspection; taking applications for equipment operator until October 10, 2014; safety meeting in Waverly on Friday, etc.

 

Supervisor Zoll discussed the Conservation Board Member District 2 applications and interview process with the Board.  Supervisor Zoll interviewed two applicants.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to appoint Bridget Edson to the Conservation Board Member District 2 to fill vacancy for an unexpired term of 2 Ĺ  years effective October 6, 2014 as per recommendation of Supervisor Zoll.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Zoll and Geerts.   Abstain:  Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

 Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board. Also present was County Attorney Pat Wegman.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the resignation/retirement of Kirby Fosse as dispatcher/jailer effective October 2, 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the change of status of Krista Kobliska from part-time-on call dispatcher/jailer to full time dispatcher/jailer effective October 2, 2014 as per union contract. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann reviews with the Board the Jail Inspection Report and gave a departmental update.

 

Paradigm Benefits LLC Manager Kari Schaffer met with the Board to review the Plan Custodian/Recordkeeper for the 457 Plan as a change has to be made on the plan due to a buyout of current Custodian/Recordkeeper.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve John Hancock Retirement Plan Services as the custodian/Recordkeeper for the Chickasaw County 457 deferred compensation plan as per the recommendation of Paradigm Benefits LLC Manager Kari Shaffer.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 7, 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.    A member from the media was also present. 

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Moore informed the Board that the ponds are completed, seeded, and the dike is completed at the Gilmore Wapsi Access Wetland.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that new signs will be installed by the end of the month.   Brian Moore would like to put a new driveway in and fence around the tillable area by mid Summer of 2015.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the conservation department will be compiling a map for the trails in Chickasaw County.  CVT will be doing the soil test this week to accommodate a leachate field and dump station at Airport Lake.  Brian Moore informed the Board that Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating will be installing the new water line and water pump at Airport Lake.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board gave permission to Mr. Hanawalt to remove fallen timber at Jenn Timber and will be working with the County Attorneyís office to develop an agreement regarding general liability coverage. Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the new wall units are installed at the Nature Center and that Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating will be doing an annual inspection on the wall units.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Alex Ensignís donation of $140.00 for native flowers for the Nature Center has been or will be invested in planting native plants around the flag pole and the garden in front of the Nature Center and by next Spring will have pictures for a news article.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Denise Straw applied for two grants from the living roadway trust funds (LRTF).  One grant in the amount of $250.00 will be used for lights for the hydro seeder and the other grant in the amount of $824.50 will be used for burning equipment, drip torches, holders and a high visibility jacket.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board Member District 5 position expires December 31, 2014.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that 3 volunteers and the conservation department did some siding repair work at the Adolph Munson Park.

 

Supervisor Andersen reviewed with the Board the Adolph Munson Park Report from the Iowa

State Historical Association Technical Assistance Network (TAN) consultant Christina Kastell.  Ms. Kastell was hired by the Board to evaluate the artifacts and objects housed in the Adolph Munson Park structures (including those of the log cabin) as a starting point for determining how to dispose of these objects and artifacts or otherwise deal with them. The report included Ms. Kastellís findings and several recommendations. The Board will review the material and consider possible action at the next Board meeting.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss the FY 2014-15 budget amendment for the MH-DD building.  The budget amendment is due to several reallocations from the Case Management to the Mental Health Fund. Sheila Kobliska also informed the Board that the MH-DD building lease(s) are in the process of being updated due to change in the Landlord.  Ms. Kobliska also informed the Board that she contacted Turkey Valley Community School regarding the integrated school counseling program and will also be presenting a program to the New Hampton Community School Board of Education at its next meeting.  Ms. Kobliska also informed the Board that Chickasaw-Mitchell County Case Management will join ten other counties to provide Case Management services under the organizational umbrella of County Social Services (CSS).  The 12 counties are: Chickasaw, Mitchell, Floyd, Howard, Humboldt, Wright, Webster, Grundy, Tama, Allamakee, Fayette and Butler.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Wesley, Ltd-Rings Site (ID # 66112) in Section 35 of Cedar East Township located at 1203 Windfall Avenue, Charles City, IA 50616.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at Noon.  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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