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Monday, December 1, 2014 - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00 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 9:30 AM Dan Carolan was present as an observer. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for December 1 & 2, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of November 24 & 25, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Tom Schuetz with Group Services, Inc. met with the Board to review the Compliance Technology Assessment Overview for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) report. Also present was Scott Wilkins and Doug Welton.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that Group Services, Inc. contact our current technology vendor to review and evaluate Version X Financial Accounting software capability to be ACA compliant efficiently and effectively and update the Board at a later date.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to give a departmental update on the K-9 and to discuss the K-9 budget.  Also present was Deputy Ryan Shawver and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann.  Discussion followed.

 

Sheriff Miller 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; 11-24-14 one ways out at 5:15 AM to 2:45 PM.; 11-14-14 motorgraders out normal time; 11-25-14 everything out at 7:00 AM; 11-26-14 motorgraders out, cleaning up, normal time; 11-27-14 one ways at 6:15 AM-8:30 AM; mixing salt and sand this week; brushing in various locations; finishing up mounting snow equipment; fixing mailboxes; replace with standard ones; fixing several downed signs; finishing up putting snow fence; roads annual report, working on; SIIMS bridge information, etc; final plans pavement markings, final submittals; final plans V48 paving, final submittals; etc.

 

Dan Carolan left at 10:45 AM.

 

At 11:00 AM a member from the media was present.

 

The Board discussed the county farm rental lease agreement. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Discussion followed.  It was the consensuses of the Board to have the County Attorneyís Office construct a resolution to deposit the county farm rental payments in the Capital Projects fund for future projects at the Heritage Residence and grounds.  Also it was the consensus of the Board not to modify the existing lease agreement and to have the County Attorneyís Office send a courtesy letter to the current renter informing him of the Boardís decision.

 

The Board reviewed the lease agreement with Shane Bohlmann for the Chickasaw County Mental Health Department.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to enter into the lease agreement with Shane Bohlmann for the Chickasaw County Mental Health Department and authorize Chairman Signature as per the recommendation of Sheila Kobliska.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Rod Hinz (ID # 57706) in Section 18 of Deerfield Township located at 1054 155th Street Charles City, IA 50616.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:32 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:   Holthaus, Byrne, Zoll, and Andersen.   Absent:  Geerts.   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 were students Keaton Geerts and Jordan Drewelow

 

Moore informed the Board that the Gilmore Wapsi Access project is completed.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the electric hookups are completed at Split Rock Park.  The Conservation Board is looking at the possibility of using a host camper at Split Rock and is researching the selection processes, job descriptions, and contracts for host campers used by other counties.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board discussed the rate increase at Split Rock Park and Airport Lake Park.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Engineer Tom Madden of Short Elliott Hendrickson in Mason City was hired in the amount of $3750.00 to design the leach field at Airport Lake Park.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the County Attorneyís office and Sanitarian Ken Rasing were reviewing the contract.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that the Conservation Board would like to hire Mr. Madden to oversee the project.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the closing of the Louie Hugh property is scheduled for January 2, 2015.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss courthouse security.  Also present were Security Technician Dave Burger with RC Systems-Radio Communications and Sheriff Todd Miller.  Mr. Burger reviewed the proposal with the Board.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to accept the proposal from RC Systems-Radio Communications not to exceed the amount of $25,271.13 to purchase security cameras and replace the current digital video recorder with a network video recorder as per the recommendation of EMA Coordinator Ken Rasing.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Christensen Farms Midwest LLC-F092 (ID # 52128) in Section 36 of Bradford Township located at 1529 310th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 PM.  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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