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Monday, February 23, 2015 - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 23, 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.  

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for February 23 & 24, 2015.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of February 16 & 17, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Regional Coordinator of Disability Services Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Policy and Procedures Manual.  Also present was Doug Welton.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll  to approve the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Policy and Procedures Manual for Chickasaw County as per the recommendation of the HIPAA committee.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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; 2-20-15 one ways out at 5:30 AM; brushing in various areas across the country; motorgraders out today, drift areas; signing, GPS, locating signs, computer input; spraying brush areas; cleaning trucks, shop; floor drains, Lawler shop; scraping icy spots, gravels; 1-oneway out Sunday couple hours Alta Vista and Jerico; MSHA training for Roman; box culvert design on B-22; Bridge inspection refresher, John; mechanic interviews; INRCOG meeting; pavement markings letting $93,000.00; V48 whitetopping letting $2.24 million; etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan  to approve the permit for Butler County REC to place buried cable thru 300th street at 1659 300th Street in Section 30 of Richland Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Member from the media present at 10:20 AM.

 

City of New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson met with the Board to request and seek approval for Milkhouse Creamery, Inc. (candles) jobs incentive funding. Also present were Ryan Horgen, Nick Sparrow, Eric Sparrow and Janet Sparrow.  Eric Sparrow gave an overview of the history of the Milkhouse Creamery, Inc.  Mr. Sparrow also presented to the Board his goals for the next three to five years.  Tammy Robinson gave a brief overview of the history of the Soy Basics and how Mr. Paul Rottinghaus is utilizing the building by leasing part of the building to Milkhouse Creamery, Inc. and the other part for his business.  Tammy Robinson informed the board that the request is $1,000.00 per job for 30 jobs for a total amount of $30,000.  Tammy Robinson informed the Board that Milkhouse Creamery will move into the building beginning March 1, 2015.  The Board will approve a resolution at the next Board meeting

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to start the process to approve the request of $1,000.00 per job for 30 jobs ($30,000.00) for Milkhouse Creamery, Inc.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on the IGHCP annual meeting held on February 19 & 20, 2015 and health insurance.  Discussion followed.

 

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

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board for a departmental update.  Mr. Wegman informed the Board that the County Attorneyís Office hired Michelle Rosonke as Legal Secretary to fill the vacancy. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to enter closed session at 1:15 PM as per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c & g).  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 2:11 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 2:55 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:00 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.  

 

The Board met with the Board of Health and Paul Greufe, HR Consultant, to discuss pending issues.  Members of the Board of Health present were Sue Soenen, Ruth Schemmel and Dan Carolan. Also present were Pat Wegman, Kathy Babcock and Diane Murphy.  Mr. Greufe also discussed with the Boards how to best make use of his services when dealing with HR-related matters.

 

HR Consultant Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates and the department heads met with the Board to discuss HR topics. The department heads in attendance included Ken Rasing, Brian Moore, Cindy Messersmith, Sue Breitbach, Doug Welton, Cindy Heying, Diane Murphy, Kathy Babcock and Todd Miller. Topics discussed were the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), updated job descriptions (deadline April 15, 2015), employee performance evaluations; etc.  Discussion followed. Dusty Rolando arrived at the department head meeting at 9:45 AM. And Cindy Heying left the department head meeting at 9:45AM.

 

HR Consultant Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board to discuss human resources.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling for the month of

February 2015.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for the approval of a minor subdivision for Alex Reicks

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Resolution for the minor subdivision for Alex Reicks as per recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.    RESOLUTION 2-24-15-09 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcels D and E in the SOUTH HALF of the Fractional northeast quarter of Section 4, Township 96 NORTH, Range 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.         WHEREAS, ON THE 24th DAY of February at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels D and E the South Half of the Fractional Northeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 96 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels D and E the South Half of the Fractional Northeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 96 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 24th DAY of FEBRUARY 2015. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor.

 

Neil Schrader with Hacker, Nelson & Co. PC met with the Board to review and discuss the FY 2013-2014 Audit.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form annual updates for Don Kurtenbach-Site 2 (ID # 62176) in Section 19 of Stapleton Township located at 2279 Roanoke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form annual updates for Don Kurtenbach-Site 1 (ID # 59339) in Section 17 of Stapleton Township located at 2980 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form annual updates for Willow Creek-Weber Site (ID # 66596) in Section 25 of Washington Township located at 2165 120th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form annual updates for Northwood Creek LLC (ID # 64407) in Section 14 of Paris Township located at 20526 Quail Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 12:06 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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