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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 19, 20, & 21, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM with the following members present:  Geerts, Carolan, Andersen, and Zoll.  Absent:  Holthaus-death in the family. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Geerts.   Mail was opened and distributed.   At 9:00 AM two members from the media were also present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve agenda for January 19, 20, & 21, 2015.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board tabled the January 12 & 13, 2015 Board minutes until the next meeting.

 

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; 1-12-15 blades out at 7:00 AM 2 one-ways out; mixing salt and sand on 1-12-15 and 1-13-15; 1-13-15 motorgraders out cleaning up; brushing across the County on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; spot blading as we can on gravels; repaired conservation truck brake line; sign repair as needed; fix mailbox as needed; delivered salt today; HMA certification, Boone, Roman; day labor projects; quotes on box culverts; design work B22 box culvert; budget review FY 16; bridge foreman approval, Ryan Roberson; advertising mechanic; etc

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the appointment of Ryan Roberson as bridge foreman  at the hourly rate of $22.29 and a $.50 increase after the probationary period effective January 19, 2015 as per the recommendation of County Engineer.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan, and Geerts.  Absent: Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

David Boss, Director, Community Outreach & Development of the NEIA Community Action and Mary Ann Humpal, CCAP, Executive Director of the NEIA Community Action Agency, met with the Board to present FY 2015-16 budget request in the amount of $ 18,679.00.  The request was received and place on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget.

 

Wally Boehmer, President of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission, met with Board to present an overview of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission’s work.  Also present was Treasurer Julie Eckenrod.  Mr. Boehmer presented to the Board FY 2015-2016 budget request. The budget request in the amount of $4,000.00 was received and place on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget.  Wally Boehmer informed the Board that there were 8 volunteers of which included 2 volunteers from Waterloo area.   The volunteers complete a timesheet for work schedules and in the past year 409 hours of volunteer cemetery work was completed.. Mr. Boehmer also informed the Board that there are 14 Pioneer cemeteries in the County.  Wally Boehmer also informed the Board the Commissions’ 2015 activities is to renovate the Lawler Cemetery aka Utica Township Cemetery north of Lawler on Ridgeway Blvd.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, and Andersen.  Absent: Carolan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.   Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of January 12 & 13, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Dan Scott with the New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation met with the board to present FY 2015-2016 budget request.  The budget request in the amount of $10,000.00 was received and place on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget.  Also present was Jason Lahmann and Dave Gorman. Mr. Scott informed the Board that their mission was “To retain a general New Hampton Aviation Airport with long term economic benefits to New Hampton, Iowa and the surrounding area.”  Mr. Scott also gave the Board a brief history of the New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation.  Mr. Scott also informed the Board the goals of the New Hampton Airport included the needed repairs to the runway, taxiway and hanger apron for a total project in the amount of $600,000 of which $180,000 is the goal to be raised by the foundation.

 

Member from media left.

 

At 10:15 AM Supervisor Carolan was present at the meeting.

 

Council on Aging –Bus Representative Louann Schaufenbuel and Council on Aging Representative Mike Carlin met with the Board to present FY 2015-16 budget funding requests.  Discussion followed.  The request of $3,000.00 for Council on Aging-Bus was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2015-16 county budget and the request of $5,000.00 for Council on Aging was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2015-6 county budget.

 

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

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve vacation carryover for Brenda Schnoebelen as per recommendation of the County Treasurer and the vacation carryover is to be used by January 31, 2015.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Andersen and Geerts.  Nays: Zoll, Carolan and Holthaus.  Motion Denied.

 

The appointment with the Nashua Welcome Center was cancelled due to the resignation of the Nashua Welcome Center Director effective January 6, 2015.  Nashua City Clerk informed the Auditor that the position has not been filled as of the above date.

 

The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss vacation carryover. Also present were Kathy Babcock and Diane Murphy.  Discussion followed.  The Board deferred action until the next meeting.

 

Campus Coordinator Alicia Smiley with the Riverview Center presented their FY 2015-2016 budget request in the amount of $2,500.00 which was received and place on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock and Assistant Administrator Diane Murphy met with the Board to discuss vacation carryover for an employee in her department.  Discussion followed and the Board deferred action until the next meeting.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock and Assistant Administrator Diane Murphy met with the Board to review FY 2015-2016 budget.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to suspend the property taxes for county client as per the recommendation of Megan Taets.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Auditor Joan E. Knoll met with the Board to review FY 2015/2016 budget for Auditor/Election and Misc. Budgets.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, January 21, 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.

 

Bryan O’Day and Fredericksburg City Administrator Cindy Lantow representing Chickasaw County Trails met with the Board to present a request for FY 15-16 budget request for the bicycle trail to Split Rock Park.  The budget request of $5,000.00 start up funds to support the construction of a bicycle trail to Split Rock Park was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2015-16 county budget. Mr. O’Day informed the Board that the organization’s mission is to create a county-wide trail system by connecting communities/parks and other trails systems in Chickasaw County.  By doing this, the trail systems will create a destination for the users of the parks and trails.

 

Member from the media left.

 

Dave Gorman met with the Board to review FY 2015-16 budget for the General Services (Courthouse).

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss a litigation matter. Mr. Wegman reviewed with the Board FY 2015-2016 budget.

 

The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Nancy Hilleshiem representing Big Four Fair and Chickasaw County Youth Coordinator Cala Westergard met with the Board to present FY 2015-2016 budget request for $7,000.00 for the 4-H achievement show and $18,000.00 for the Big Four Fair.  The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. Discussion followed.

 

At 1:00 PM a member from the media was present and left at 1:30 PM

 

Dave Gorman met with the Board to review FY 2015-16 budget for the General Services (Courthouse). Discussion followed.

 

The Board discussed vacation carryover for Matt Crayne, Diane Murphy and Marty Hemann.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to review and discuss vacation carryover earlier in the year.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to disallow vacation carryover for Matt Crayne.  Roll Call:

All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to disallow vacation carryover for Diane Murphy.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to disallow vacation carryover for Marty Hemann.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

Supervisor Andersen discussed and reviewed with the Board some points about strategic budget planning.

 

Supervisor Carolan left at 3:00 PM.

 

The Board reviewed the Tourism budget, Clerk of Court budget, and Board of Supervisors budget for FY 2015-2016.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. 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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