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Monday, December 29, 2014 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 29 & 30, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Byrne, Andersen, Geerts, Holthaus, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was member from the media. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for December 29 & 30, 2014. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of December 22 & 23, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to discuss the transfer of the Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. Flex/Hlth Ins. balance into the new WellMark/IGHCP/EBS Flex/Hlth Ins. Balance.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to transfer the Midwest Group Benefits, Inc. Flex/Hlth Ins. balance into the new Wellmark/IGHCP/EBS Flex/Hlth Ins. Balance effective January 1, 2015 as per the recommendation of the County Treasurer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the Compensation Board recommendation for county officials for FY 2015-2016.  The Compensation Board had recommended the following increases for each of the county officers: Board of Supervisors: 8.7 % or $2,166.00; Sheriff: 5.5% or $3,668.00; Auditor: 4.6% or $2,338.00; Treasurer: 4.7% or $2,375.00; Recorder: 4.7% or $2,375.00; Attorney: 2% or $1,844.00.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve reduction of 25 percent (25%) of the Compensation Board’s recommendation for elected officials salaries and set salaries for FY 2015-2016 for Elected Officials Salaries: Board of Supervisors: 6.525% or $1,624.50; Sheriff: 4.125% or $2,751.00; Auditor: 3.45% or $1,753.50; Recorder: 3.525% or $1,781.25; Treasurer: 3.525% or $1,781.25; Attorney: 1.5% or $1,383.00.  Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Byrne, Geerts, and Holthaus.  Nays: Zoll.  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 across county in various areas; Christmas Holiday; working in townships culvert maps; 12-27-14 2 trucks, 5:30 AM, 2 trucks 7:30 Am done at 10:30 AM; replacing signs, repairs in various areas; 12-23-14 one ways out at 5:20 AM done at 1:30 PM; cross sections, bridges, SIMS program; Alta Vista box culvert preliminary information. Budget FY 16, working.

 

County Engineer reviewed the Resolution for County-On-Road Structure Policy with the Board. 

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the policy for Chickasaw County On-Road Structure as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the bounty of gopher paws.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve Resolution to amend department appropriations for FY 2014-2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO.  12-29-14-50 WHEREAS,  the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations on June 9, 2014 for all departments of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 9, 2014 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet for the following reasons:  Animal Bounties: Increase in the amount of $4,000.00 and Nondepartmental (Budget Requests): Decrease in the amount of $4,000.00 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes.  PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THIS 29th day of December, 2014.  AYES:  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Jason Byrne.  NAYS:  None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

DEPARTMENT                       BEFORE                     INCREASE/                         AFTER

                                              AMENDMENT              DECREASE                   AMENDMENT

Animal Bounties                    $    1,000.00                    $ 4,000.00                        $   5,000.00

Nondepartmental                   $123,000.00                     $-4,000.00                       $119,000.00

 (Budget Requests)

SERVICE AREA:

Co. Environment &                $764,842.00                   $            .00                        $764,842.00

   Education

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:08 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution designating the Flex/Hlth Ins. Fund (8999) as a Restricted Fund.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Absent:  Zoll.    Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 12-30-14-51  RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE 8999 FLEX/HLTH FUND AS A RESTRICTED FUND  WHEREAS, Chickasaw County maintains a fund entitled 8999 Flex/Hlth Fund, and  WHEREAS, the 8999 Flex/Hlth Fund is a restricted fund used for flexible spending, dependent care, health insurance premium and health insurance related costs, audit compliance reports, fees and other related insurance costs, and WHEREAS, the 8999 Flex/Hlth Fund is funded from all Funds for health insurance premiums, audit compliance reports and fees from Chickasaw County and Chickasaw County Employee Contributions for flex spending and dependent care, and  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have determined that the 8999 Flex/Hlth Fund should be officially designated as a restricted fund for the purposes set forth herein above. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the 8999 Flex/Hlth Fund is hereby designated as a restricted fund to be utilized only for flexible spending, dependent care, health insurance premium and health insurance related costs, audit compliance reports, fees and other related insurance costs. Board of Supervisors Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor. 

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 10:42 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes.   Absent: Zoll.   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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