Welcome to Chickasaw County, Iowa
Home :: Board of Supervisors :: Meeting Minutes January 19, 2018
 
Monday, December 15, 2014 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 15 & 16, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll. Absent: Holthaus.  The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Zoll.  Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was member from the media. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for December 15 & 16, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of December 8-10, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Robert Havner and Don Dixon met with the Board to discuss “Operation LZ-Welcome Home”.   Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  “Operation LZ-Welcome Home” is

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran Event to be held August 26-30, 2015 in Forest City, Iowa. 

A budget request for FY 15-16 in the amount of $3,280.00. ($10.00 per Vietnam Veteran) was made as a “Thank You” to 328 Vietnam Veterans who served and live within Chickasaw County). The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. 

 

Supervisor Holthaus present at 9:50 AM.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Resolution vacating and abandoning certain streets that were part of Bradford Corporation aka Old Bradford Village.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 12-15-14-48 RESOLUTION VACATING AND ABANDONING CERTAIN STREETS THAT WERE PART OF BRADFORD CORPORATION A/K/A OLD BRADFORD VILLAGE DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A”, SAID EXHIBIT “A” IS INCORPORATED HEREIN AS THOUGH SET FORTH VERBATIM     WHEREAS, there are streets in the former Bradford Corporation, a/k/a Old Bradford Village, that are no longer utilized or maintained, and      WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa held a public hearing on December 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and received no written or verbal complaints or objections from the public with regard to the proposed abandonment and vacation of said streets, and             WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa had determined that it is in the best interests of the citizens of Chickasaw County, Iowa to vacate and abandon said streets, and         WHEREAS, the streets as set forth in Exhibit “A” were never developed nor utilized by the public, and WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and the Chickasaw County Auditor shall be authorized to sign Quit Claim Deeds to the property as set forth in Exhibit “A” transferring the property to the appropriate adjacent property owners. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the streets that were part of Bradford Corporation a/k/a Old Bradford Village are hereby abandoned and vacated and the Chairman of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and the Auditor are authorized to sign Quit Claim Deeds transferring any interest the County may have had in said streets to the appropriate adjacent property owners.

Board of Supervisors Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor EXHIBIT “A”

SCOTT STREET: From the West ROW line of Dundass Street East to the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.); DUNDASS STREET: From the South ROW line of Scott Street to the North line of the South one-half of Block 76, Union Plat of Bradford, Chickasaw County; and From the South line of the North one-half of Block 82, Union Plat of Bradford, North to the South line of Mulberry Street; and From the North ROW line of Mulberry Street North to Lot 10, Block 5, Andrews Addition to Bradford, Chickasaw County; WATER STREET: From the South line of the North one-half of Block 82, Union Plat of Bradford, North to the North line of Block 7, Samples Addition to Bradford, Chickasaw County; CEDAR ST, AKA CHURCH CT: All ROW lying between Blocks 4 & 5, Andrews Addition to Bradford, Chickasaw County;

 WASHINGTON STREET: From a point 160 feet South of the centerline of Franklin Street North to the South ROW line of State Highway 346; and From the South line of Blocks 17 & 18 of the Original Plat of Bradford North to the North ROW line of Cass Street; and From the South ROW line of Juniper Street (aka Jumper Street) North to the South ROW Line of Avenue C; and From the North ROW line of Avenue C North to the North line of Blocks 3 & 4 of Andrews Addition to Bradford, Chickasaw County; STATE STREET: From the South ROW line of Lynn Street North to the South ROW line of State Highway 346; SPRUCE STREET: From a point 160 feet South of the centerline of Franklin Street North to the North ROW line of Bridge Street; and From the North  ROW line of State Highway  North to the North ROW line of Cass Street;

PINE STREET: From the South line of Block 34 Union Plat to Bradford North to the North ROW line of Flood Street; FRANKLIN STREET: From the West ROW line of Water Street East to the West ROW line of State Highway 346 (aka Cheyenne Avenue); and From the East ROW line of State Highway 346 (aka Cheyenne Avenue)  East to the East ROW line of Washington Street; LYNN STREET: From the West ROW line of Water Street East to the West ROW line of State Highway 346 (aka Cheyenne Avenue); and From the East Row line of State Highway 346 East to the East ROW line of Pine Street; FLOOD STREET: From the centerline of Floyd Street East to the West ROW line of State Highway 346 (aka Cheyenne Avenue); and From the East ROW line of State Highway 346 (aka Cheyenne Avenue) East to the East ROW line of Pine Street; BRIDGE STREET: From the centerline of Floyd Street East to the West ROW line of State Highway 346 and/or the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.); and From the East ROW line of State Highway 346 East to the East Row line of Spruce Street; UNION STREET: From the centerline of Floyd Street East to the West ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.); and From the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) East to the West ROW of State Highway 346; and From the East ROW line of State Highway 346 East to the East ROW line of State Street; MULBERRY STREET: From the West ROW line of Water Street East to the centerline of Dundass Street; and From the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) East to the West ROW line of Cheyenne Avenue (aka State Street); and From the East ROW line of Cheyenne Avenue (aka State Street) to the East ROW line of Spruce Street; CASS STREET From the West ROW line of Water Street East to the West ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.); and From the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) East to the West ROW line of Cheyenne Avenue (aka State Street); and From the East ROW line of Cheyenne Avenue (aka State Street) to the East ROW line of Spruce Street; JUNIPER STREET aka JUMPER STREET: From the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) East to the West ROW line of Cheyenne Avenue (aka State Street); CHICKASAW STREET: From the West ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) West as extended through the NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of 9-94-14; and From the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) East to the West ROW line of Cheyenne Avenue (aka State Street); FILMORE STREET: From the West ROW line of Water Street East to the West ROW line of Cedar St. (aka Church Ct.); and From the East ROW line of Cedar Street (aka Church Ct.) East to the West ROW line of State Street; AVENUE C: From the West ROW line of Dundass Street East to the West ROW line of Cedar St. (aka Church Ct.);

ADDITIONAL ROW located on the North side of Block 5, Union Plat to Bradford extending from the centerline of Oak Street East to the East Row line of Water Street.  All of the streets and portions of streets included as part of Parcel “A” in NW1/4 of Section 16-94-14 as shown on the survey and plat located in book 100 pages 123 - 125, (Except those streets and parts of streets located in Parcel “O” in N1/2 of NW1/4 as shown on the survey and plat identified as document 2013 – 1889).

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; 12-8-12 7 one ways out at 5:10 AM.; brushing various areas across the county all week; 12-12-14 7 one ways, icy, at 7:00 AM; pushing up salt; fixing signs in various areas; put up bridge weight limits on two bridges; scraping icy spots in various areas; I.C.E.A Engineers conference in Ames; will start budget number for FY 16; Union negotiations on Wednesday, tentative agreement; furnace quotes for the Main Shop, etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve Resolution for bridge postings.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 12-15-14-47 WHEREAS, Chickasaw County completes an inspection of all bridges and structures on the Secondary Road System of Chickasaw County and WHEREAS, part of this inspection involves the recalculation of the safe load capacity of any structure showing remarkable deterioration of the structural components of that structure and WHEREAS, that structural evaluation has resulted in the recommendation to reduce the safe load capacity that can be supported by certain structures, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on this 15th day of December, 2014 as provided in Sections 321.471, 321.472, and 321.47l3, Code of Iowa to erect and/or maintain weight limit signs in advance of the following bridges located on the Local Secondary Road System as follows:

 

Bridge No.

Location               Multiple Postings

110890

111121

N9,T94N,R14W           20,35,37

T14,T95,R11W             22,35,38

 

Passed and approved this 15th day of December, 2014.  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve J. Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor.

  

City of New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson met with the Board to discuss the possibility of the Board of Supervisors helping to support Business Entrepreneurial Program Partnership with the City of New Hampton offered through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).  The program would begin in the Winter (February) of 2015.  The program would consists of four to five (1 ˝ to 2 hour) sessions.  The sessions will be led by NICC/SBDC and will include local speakers proficient in topic areas.  The total cost of the program is $1000.00 of which the City of New Hampton and Chickasaw County would share the expense.  It was the consensus of the Board that a resolution be adopted at the next meeting of the expenditure and to be paid out of the County Economic Development Fund in the amount of $500.00.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to contribute $500.00 towards the existing Business Entrepreneurial Program Partnership.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Director/Coordinator Jason Speltz met with the Board for a tourism update. Mr. Speltz informed the Board that the Community Foundation Grant cycle ends December 31, 2014.  Mr. Speltz also informed the Board that he is working with Northeast Iowa Tourism Association (NEITA) regarding regional advertising or individual advertising.  Jason Speltz informed the Board that he updating the Visit Iowa and Chickasaw County Tourism website with IROC web design and updates the brochures.  Mr. Speltz also informed the Board that he promotes Farmers Market locally and regionally with additional photography and advertising funded by a NEITA grant.  Mr. Speltz also informed the Board that the arrangement between Chickasaw County and New Hampton Horizons/Chamber is working great.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:56 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present:   Holthaus, Byrne, Zoll, Geerts, and Andersen.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.    Also present was a member from the media and Dan Carolan as an observer. 

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to discuss the ILEA training for the newly hired Deputy Sheriff. Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Jordan Gansen.  Mr. Gansen introduced himself to the Board.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the hiring of Jordan Gansen as Deputy Sheriff effective January 2, 2015 per union contract as per the recommendation of the Sheriff.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Byrne and Holthaus.  Nays: Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve the ILEA training (January 12th through April 17, 2015) for Jordan Gansen in the amount of $7,452.28 which includes tuition meals, clothing taser certification and Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) training as per recommendation of the Sheriff and with the stipulation that Jordan Gansen agrees to reimburse Chickasaw County per the contractual agreement as constructed by the County Attorney’s Office and the completion of ILEA training if he leaves for another job before he satisfies the contract..  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller also gave the Board a departmental update. Sheriff Miller informed the Board that two patrol cars will need the sirens and light boxes replaced.  Mr. Miller also informed the Board that there was a dispatch meeting for paging the ambulance and establishing the protocol.  Also in attendance at the meeting were Ken Rasing and Jeremy McGrath.  Todd Miller informed the Board that he applied for a grant for body camera’s for his department.  Mr. Miller also discussed with the Board the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). 

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss vacation carryover for an employee in her department.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve vacation carryover for Donna Ambrose as per recommendation of the County Treasurer and the vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2015.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve vacation carryover for Kathy Babcock and the vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the appointment of a Courthouse Security Committee after the incident in Jackson County.  Ken Rasing informed the Board he will contact the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management to do an inspection of the Courthouse sometime in January 2015.  The Board discussed the positions for the Committee.  

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to establish a Courthouse Security Committee consisting of the IT person, Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Head Custodian, member of the Board of Supervisor, Judge, Emergency Management Coordinator, Auditor and the City of New Hampton Chief of Police and the Courthouse Security Committee should at least meet on a quarterly basis.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Byrne, Zoll, and Holthaus.  Nays: Geerts and Andersen.

 

Ken Rasing also gave a Heritage Residence update.  The new north entrance doors are installed at the Heritage Residence.  Mr. Rasing informed the Board that two panels will be replaced on the machine shed.  Mr. Rasing also informed the Board that the sheetrock will be replaced due to roof leak.  Ken Rasing also gave a progress report on the aviary at the Heritage Residence.                   

 

Ken Rasing also gave the Board an E-911 update. Mr. Rasing informed the Board that the legislature is looking at changing the wireless allocation for grant money and other options for expenditures.  Mr. Rasing also informed the Board that he is meeting with Nashua city officials to discuss ambulance services issues.  Mr. Rasing discussed with the Board communications and concerns with the radios since narrow banding. 

 

The Board discussed the Magistrate Committee.  The Board is to appoint 3 laypersons to the committee.  Currently serving are Scott McGregor, Grace Nelson, and Donald Flick.  The term is as six year term.   The Board deferred taking action until the next Board meeting.

 

The Board discussed the Health Insurance.  It was the consensus of the Board to continue the process to increase the ending fund balance in the Health/Flex Spending account until the end of June 2015 and the Board will review the fund at a later date.

 

The Board allowed claims

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for D & D. Farms, Inc. (ID # 61930) in Section 28 of New Hampton Township located at 2306 Odessa Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

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

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:04 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman  

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

___________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 
  Board of Supervisors Links
 
  Board of Supervisors Home  
  Meeting Agendas  
  Meeting Minutes  
  Committees  
  Duties  
  Contact Info  
  Directory Info  
   Website designed and maintained by The Schneider Corporation.