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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 5, 6 & 8, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Carolan, Holthaus, Andersen, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for January 5 & 6, 2015 with the addition of the January 8, 2015 agenda item.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of January 2, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to review FY 2015-2016 budget.

 

The 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; motorgraders out today, hitting drift areas; 1-3-15 7 one ways out at 5:30 AM until 10:00,10:30 AM; 1-4-15 7 one ways out at 6:15 AM until 9:30 AM just plowing; gearing up for storm coming in today, tomorrow; mixing salt/sand this week; HMA certification; rock maps, getting ready; horizontal curve spreadsheet submitted to IDOT; Alta Vista road box culvert preliminary work; budget review FY 16; bridge foreman, 4 candidates, this week; next couple weeks, advertising for positions; etc

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adopt the Resolution for county vehicles as recommendation of County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 01-05-15-03 WHEREAS, unforeseen weather conditions do frequently damage the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, thereby creating situations that are hazardous to the traveling public, and WHEREAS, damages arising from accidents and other actions by others, create hazardous conditions on the Secondary Roads that can result in damage or injury to the traveling public, and WHEREAS, the above actions may occur anytime, day or night, it is therefore, determined to be in the best interests of the COUNTY and the traveling public that certain individuals be given the responsibility of being available on a 24 hour basis so that immediate response can be made to accomplish temporary repair or installation of warning devices as to inform the traveling public of the conditions.  Persons so designated shall be authorized to take vehicles, communications, and other equipment to their residences during times other than normal working hours.  Vehicles and other equipment are to be used for official purposes only. Motion carried and Resolution adopted this 5th day of January, 2015. Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, John Andersen, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll Chickasaw County Auditor

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to review FY 2015-2016 budget.

 

It was the consensus of the Board to appoint John Andersen to Workforce Development.

 

The Board recessed at 12:16 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to review FY 2015-2016 budget.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 1:52 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to review FY 2015-16 budgets for the Jail Building, Courthouse, Vets Building, and Community Services Building.

 

Mary Litterer with the Foster Grandparents Program met with the Board to present the FY 2015-2016 budget request in the amount of $1,000.00. The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. 

 

Chickasaw Ambulance Service represented by Jeremy McGrath met with the Board for an ambulance update and to discuss FY 2015-16 Ambulance budget.  Also present were Sheriff Todd Miller and Ken Rasing.  At 12:08 PM County Attorney Pat Wegman was also present.    Mr. McGrath informed the Board that in 2014-892 calls; 2013-830 calls; and 2012- 901 calls.  Jeremy McGrath informed the Board that in 2014 the bad debt which includes unpaid bills and Medicare/Medicaid reduction was in the amount of $287,078.11.   Mr. McGrath informed the Board that he would like to hire a full paramedic in May or June 2015 due to not enough volunteers.  Mr. McGrath would like to increase FY 2015-2016 funding request in the amount of $10,000.00 from $25,000.00 to $35,000.00 per year.

 

The Board recessed at 12:25 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to review FY 2015-2016 budget. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 3:10 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to review FY 2015-2016 MH-DD and County Assistance budget. 

 

Supervisor Holthaus left at Noon to attend another meeting.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting 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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