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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 2, 2015

 

The Board convened on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:45 A.M. with all members present:  Zoll, Geerts, Andersen, Holthaus, and Carolan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present a member from the media.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for January 2, 2015.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

At 8:50 AM on Friday, January 2, 2015 elected officials from the General Election 2014 were administered their oath by Clerk of Court Damian Baltes.  Officials taking their oath of office were Supervisors Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan; Recorder Cindy Messersmith, County Attorney Patrick Wegman, and Treasurer Sue Breitbach.

 

At 9:25 AM Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Louie and Linda Hugh met with the Board for the closing of the Price Wildlife Habitat Replacement Property. 

 

The Auditor took nominations from the floor for the 2015 Chairperson.

 

Geerts nominated Zoll; Carolan nominated Holthaus; Holthaus nominated Geerts; and Zoll nominated Andersen. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus for nominations to cease. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Motion Carried. 

 

Auditor Knoll took a roll call vote to nominate Zoll as 2015 Chairperson.  Ayes: Geerts and Andersen.  Nays:  Zoll, Carolan, and Holthaus.

 

Auditor Knoll took a roll call vote to nominate Holthaus as 2015 Chairperson.  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Andersen, and Carolan.  Nays: Holthaus.  Holthaus accepted.

 

Chairperson Holthaus took nomination from the floor for the 2015 Vice-Chairperson.

 

Geerts nominated Andersen and Andersen nominated Geerts.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan for nominations to cease.  Discussion followed.  Roll Call: Geerts, Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

Chairperson Holthaus took a roll call vote to nominate Andersen as 2015 Vice Chairman. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll and Carolan.  Nays: Andersen and Holthaus.  Andersen accepted.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2015 Master Matrix Resolution.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION # 01-02-15-01-CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS,  by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS,  the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3).  /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chair, Board of Supervisors. Date: January 2, 2015. ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor, Date: January 2, 2015.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adopt Resolution 01-02-15-2 Prior Payment of Bills.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO.  01-02-14-2: WHEREAS,  at certain times it is necessary to pay bills prior to an official Board of Supervisors meeting in order to allow for the efficient operation of county government.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following list of items can be paid for in advance of an official Board of Supervisors meeting.  Items which would result in the loss of a discount or result in interest payments, utility bills, payroll and payroll benefit checks. Passed and approved this 2nd day of January, 2015.AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, and Dan Carolan. NAYS: None.                                         

ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to designate the official county newspapers as follows:  New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter. Roll Call:  Ayes:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.

 

Supervisor Zoll suggested meeting one day a week after budget process.  It was the consensus of the Board to do some research to see if the session could be changed at a later time frame.

 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen for the Board of Supervisors to meeting in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. Discussion followed   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Discussion of the bounty on gopher paws.  County Engineer stated that in Floyd County voted to eliminate the bounty of gopher paws and Secondary Road Department-there is no damage in the ditches.  Allamakee and Winneshiek County gopher paws bounty is set at $.50 cents per pair of front paws and that Allamakee County also states that the front paws must be in a clear bag with no more ten (10) pair per bag.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to set bounty fees of  Fifty cents ($.50)  for each pair of pocket gopher front paws and must be in a clear bag with no more than ten (10) pairs per bag and this would be effective until June 30, 2015 at which time the bounty on gopher paws would be discontinued.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to set mileage reimbursement at $.40 per mile for 2015. Discussion followed.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan, And Holthaus.  Nays: Geerts.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2015.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to re-appoint Sheila Kobliska, as County Assistance Director for 2015.   Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to re-appoint Dave Jacobsen as Veterans Affairs Director for 2015.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2015 as on file in the Auditor’s Office.    Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to re- appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Andersen asked the Board to reconsider the motion for 2015 Vice Chairperson.  Supervisor Andersen stated that it has been in prior practices that both offices would have the representation from both parties and Supervisor Holthaus stated that the Board would not be political in decisions and make decisions what is best for Chickasaw County.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to rescind the motion for the election of John Andersen as 2015 Vice Chairperson.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Andersen nominated Geerts as 2015 Vice Chairperson. 


Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan for nominations to cease.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chairman Holthaus asked for a roll Call vote for Geerts as 2015 Vice Chairperson.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to appoint Board members to the following committee’s assignments.    Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

E-911 Chairperson: Steve Geerts and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Emergency Management Commission: Steve Geerts and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Chickasaw County Child Abuse and Prevention Council:  Pastor Kevin Frey and

Steve Geerts as Alternate.

 

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association: Jason Speltz and John Andersen as Alternate

 

First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services: Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan as Alternate

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Dr. Rick Moberly, MD as Chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy  Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2015.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Decatoratorization Board: Sheila Kobliska.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw County Landfill: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus                      as Alternate

 

F-M-C Community Empowerment Board: Tim Zoll

 

Governance Board for Chickasaw Wellness Complex:  Dan Carolan  

 

County Social Services: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen as Alternate           

 

Heartland Insurance Risk Pool 28-E Agreement Representative: Rick Holthaus                      and Tim Zoll as Alternate

 

Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan Board (IGHCP) Representative:  Rick Holthaus and Steve Geerts as Alternate

 

INRCOG Regional Transit: Steve Geerts

 

INRCOG TEA 23: Steve Geerts

 

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments: Steve Geerts

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council: John Andersen

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority: John Andersen

 

Juvenile Detention First and Second Judicial District 28-E Agreement:  Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan as Alternate

 

Local Board of Health-3 year term (2015-2018): Dan Carolan

 

Mental Health Advisory Committee: John Andersen

 

Northeast Iowa Community Action Program: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen               as Alternate

 

Pathways & Cedar Valley Mental Health:  John Andersen

 

Regional Hazardous Materials Respond Group: Rick Holthaus and Steve Geerts                  as Alternate

 

Resource Conservation and Development Commission: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Resource Enhancement and Protection: Tim Zoll

 

Turkey River Watershed Project: Dan Carolan and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Cedar River Watershed Project: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Project: John Andersen and Steve Geerts as Alternate

 

Adolph Munson Park Task Force: Rick Holthaus and Dan Carolan

 

Northeast Iowa Resource, Conservation & Development: Dan Carolan

 

Cedar Valley Resource, Conservation & Development: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Workforce Development: John Andersen

 

Courthouse Security Committee:  John Andersen

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at $.57.5 IRS Rate and fee schedule for 2015.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to appoint the following as custodians of the following buildings in compliance with the Code of Iowa:  Courthouse:  Supervisors, Auditor: Community Services Building: Supervisors, Auditor:  Law Enforcement Building: Supervisors. Heritage Residence: Supervisors. Human Services Building: Supervisors. Legal and Emergency Management Center: Supervisors. Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn at 12:10 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman         

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

___________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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