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Monday, December 8, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 8-10, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 8, 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 Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for December 8-10, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of December 1 & 2, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board via phone conference to discuss the hiring of a Deputy Sheriff due to the retirement of a Deputy Sheriff in the sheriff’s department.  Mr. Miller informed the Board of his credentials. Discussion followed.

 

It was the consensus of the Board to continue the hiring process of a Deputy Sheriff due to the retirement of a Deputy Sheriff in the sheriff’s department as per the recommendation of the Sheriff.

 

Received and filed a letter of retirement/resignation for Dennis Sander effective December 31, 2014.

 

At 9:45 AM the member from the media left.

 

The Board proceeded to canvass the City of Fredericksburg Special Election held on December 2, 2014.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the canvass of City of Fredericksburg Special Election held on December 2, 2014 and authorize Auditor to certify results to the State and record in permanent Election Register.  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; brushing in various areas across the County; entrance permits in various areas; salt delivered; mixing salt/sand; 7 one ways out today at 5:10 AM on 12-8-2014; snow fence all up; quotes on new furnace at the Main shop; replacing faded signs; SIIMS scour analysis; day labor projects; etc.

 

At 10:55 AM a member from the media was present.

 

CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for a departmental update.  Ms. Kobliska informed the Board that the plan has been approved by the State to deliver Targeted Case Management services through County Social Services (CSS) which will save 12 CSS counties under the CSS organizational umbrella. This change will probably take place on February 1, 2015. Hacker, Nelson & Co. P.C. will be doing a procedure audit on Chickasaw-Mitchell sometime in the Spring.   Ms. Kobliska will continue to update the Board on the progress of the project.

 

Supervisor Andersen left at 11:15 AM.

 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution directing the payments from the County Farm rental to the Capital Projects Fund for capital improvements to the Heritage Residence and grounds.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 12-8-14-46 RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE PAYMENTS FROM THE RENTAL OF 66.5 (64.8 tillable; 1.7 grass strips) acres located in Chickasaw County farm ground located in the South one-half (S ½) of the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) of Section 24, and in the North one-half (N ½) of the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) of Section 25, all in Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M. in Chickasaw County, Iowa consisting of 66.50 acres more or less, TO THE CAPITAL PROJECT FUND FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HERITAGE RESIDENCE AND GROUNDS.   WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have determined that it is necessary to set aside funds for capital improvements at the Heritage Residence and grounds, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors desire to set aside funds for capital improvements to the Heritage Residence and grounds, and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County receives payments for rental grounds described herein above, which is adjacent to and part of the Heritage grounds.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, as follows: 1. That the rental payments for the above described property shall be set and directed to the capital project fund for the purpose of improvements to the Heritage Residence and grounds.  2.  The Chickasaw County Auditor is directed to place said payments, when received by the tenant, in the capital project fund.  PASSED, APPROVED, and adopted this 8th day of December, 2014, the vote thereon being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne.  Absent: John Andersen.   NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

The Board recessed at 11:40 AM and reconvened at 1:00 PM with all members present.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to open the public hearing at 1:00 PM on the vacating and abandonment of said streets in the Old Bradford Village. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.   Also present were Assessor Doug Welton and Deputy Assessor Ray Armel.

 

No written or verbal comments from the public. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 1:02 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ray Armel informed the Board that the County Attorney’s office will construct a Resolution approving the proposed vacation of streets in the Old Bradford Village.

 

Supervisor Holthaus informed the Board of the IGHCP meeting held on December 5, 2014.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 1:25 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all the members present:   Holthaus, Byrne, Zoll, Geerts, and Andersen.      The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.   

 

Supervisor Byrne discussed the Conservation Board Member District 5 applications and interview process with the Board.  Supervisor Byrne interviewed two applicants.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Ray Armbrecht to the Conservation Board Member District 5 for a five year term effective January 1, 2015 as per recommendation of Supervisor Byrne.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

ISAC Public Policy Specialist Lucas Beenken met with the Board for a Valuation Process presentation and an ISAC overview. Also present was Doug Welton.  At 10:30 AM also present was Sue Breitbach.

 

At 10:45 AM a member from the media was present.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to present paper bids for 40 cases of paper, as follows:  Office World: $36.75 per case or $38.75 per case  and Riley’s Inc.: $38.25 per case.  Doug Welton informed the Board that Office World gave a bid on two types of paper.  The first was for the same paper we are using, which after we received it we noticed that the brightness was only 95% and not 96% or greater as the bid had asked for.  Mr. Welton put a brightness base in the bid, so that each bidder could submit a bid corresponding to the same specs.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the bid for the purchase of 40 cases of paper from Office World in the amount of $1,530.00 or $38.25 per case.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Doug Welton also reviewed with the Board the Comparisons of Assessed Valuations for Assessment years 2013 vs. 2014.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 PM.    Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 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. 

 

At 10:00AM Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates and Cheryl Arnold with International Union of Operating Engineers met with the Board for the secondary road collective bargaining negotiations contract. Also present was Pat Gleason, Tyler Throndson and Joe Denner.

 

The Board entered into exempt strategy closed as per Iowa Code Section 20; Section 17.3 at 10:20 AM.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Chairman declared adjournment at 1:50 PM

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman   

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
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