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Monday, October 20, 2014 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 20, 21, & 22, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 20, 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 Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for October 20, 21 & 22, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of October 13 & 14, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for an update on the mental health services.

 

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, entrances, ditch cleaning; sexual harassment and distractive driving classes on Thursday; chloride delivered today; signing repair and mowing roads. Closures around for V-48 project; edge rutting, blades out, spray meeting on Wednesday; V-48 removing and relaying culverts on V-48; no calls for on call foreman; bridge inspection, survey on Ivanhoe Bridge 1600; final plans completed on V-48, check plans on pavement markings; Audit Usher’s bridge, etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve permit for Butler County REC to place overhead line, poles, and guy wire in the county right of way along S Linn Avenue approximately 1.25 miles south of New Hampton as per the recommendation of County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for the 2015 Flexible Spending Account renewal contract with Employee Benefit Systems (Third Party Administration)and to allow the rollover provision up to a $500 maximum.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2014-2015 county budget amendment.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to set public hearing for the FY 2014-2015 county budget amendment for November 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM. in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed and reviewed the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Management Authority 28E agreement.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne  to enter into a 28E agreement and authorize Chairman Signature on the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed (WRW) Management Authority as presented to the Secretary of State’s office on September 17, 2014.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Don Kurtenbach-Kurppy Ltd (ID # 61912) in Section 20 of Stapleton Township located at 2145 Stanley Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 21, 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.   

 

Mark Kipp with Jerico Construction and Ken Rasing via phone conference on behalf of the County met with the Board to discuss Dewdrop Farms, LLC-Weber Site Construction Site.

Mark Kipp informed the Board that Dewdrop Farms requests the Board waive the county’s right to appeal the issuance of the final construction permit for the construction of confined animal feeding operation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  He also informed the Board that he would like to pour the concrete before the change in temperature.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to waive the County’s right to appeal the issuance of the final construction permit by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for Dewdrop Farms, LLC for the construction of the confined animal feeding operation  as requested by Dewdrop Farms, LLC and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the resolution to waive the County’s right to appeal the issuance of the final construction permit by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for Dewdrop Farms, LLC for the construction of the confined animal feeding operation as requested by Dewdrop Farms, LLC and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 10-21-14-34 CHICKASAW COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OCTOBER 21, 2014 APPROVAL OF WAIVER OF DEWDROP FARMS, LLC COUNTY’S RIGHT TO APPEAL ISSUANCE OF FINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CONFINED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION BY THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.  BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors as follows: Section 1.  The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has received notice from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that Dewdrop Farms, LLC has been issued a draft permit for the construction of a confined animal feeding operation building(s) in Section 25-T97N-R13W, Washington Township, in unincorporated Chickasaw County.  Section 2.  The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors reviewed the construction permit application and the manure management plan and determined that both appeared to be in compliance with the requirements of the Master Matrix, Iowa Code Section 459 and Iowa DNR rules and recommended approval of said application on September 22, 2014.  Section 3.  The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby waives its right to appeal the issuance of the final permit within the fourteen (14) day limit form the time of receipt of notice of the issuance of the draft permit.   Section 4.  The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors encourages the Iowa DNR to issue the Final Permit immediately upon notification of this waiver.  Section 5.  The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors authorizes the Board Chairman to notify the Iowa DNR of this waiver.  Section 6.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST:  Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of October 2014.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 10:25 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM with the following members present:  Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll.  Absent:  Holthaus.  Supervisor Holthaus attending another meeting.  The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Zoll.  Mail was opened and distributed.

 

International Union of Operating Engineers representative Cheryl Arnold met with the Board to present the initial proposal for Secondary Road union negotiations. Also present was County Engineer Dusten Rolando. The Board received the initial proposal from the union.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 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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