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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 2-4, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 2, 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 Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for March 2-4, 2015.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of February 23 & 24, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss a claim from RC Systems, Inc.  Ken Rasing informed the Board that a mechanical box was an additional charge and not part of the original estimate.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to authorize payment in the amount of $694.29 for the mechanical box that was installed by RC Systems, Inc.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss Courthouse Security. Also present was Dave Gorman.  Ken Rasing reviewed with the Board the report from Phil Pitzen and Ken Rasing for the Courthouse and some of the recommendations.  The Courthouse Security Committee reviewed the report at a meeting that was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  Ken Rasing and Dave Gorman will get quotes for some of the recommendations and report to the Board at a later date.

 

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; motorgraders out cleaning up, drifts; brushing in various areas across county; 2-25-15 one ways out, fluffy snow until 5:30 PM; 2-26-15 one ways, motorgraders out at 5:30 AM; mix salt/sand; 2-27-15 plowing snow, cleaning up, pushing back; locating signs, GPS; cold patch V-48; contract administration class, Roman in Ames; box culvert, concept statement, B22, IDOT; hired for the mechanic position; motorgrader letting March 23rd; etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the hiring of Kody Waddell as a mechanic for the Secondary Road department effective March 23, 2015 as per union contract and as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 11:02 AM for the FY 2015-2016 county budget. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.  Also present from the public were Conservation Board Member Tom Soenen, Conservation Director Brian Moore, County Engineer Dusten Rolando, and Brittany Bierle, a member from the media.

 

No written or oral comments from the public. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to close the public hearing at 11:05 AM.              

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution for Adoption of FY 2015-2016 County Budget.  Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Andersen and Holthaus. Nays: Zoll and Carolan.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION  NO. 03-02-15-11 APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2015-2016 COUNTY BUDGET.  The Board of Supervisors does hereby approve and adopt the FY 2015-2016 County Budget, after the public hearing on March 2, 2015.  PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 2nd day of March 2015. The Vote hereof being as follows:   AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, John Andersen, and Steve Geerts.  NAYS: /ss/ Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the Resolution for jobs incentive funding at Milkhouse Creamery, Inc.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  03-02-15-10 A RESOLUTION FOR JOBS INCENTIVE FUNDING AT MILKHOUSE CREAMERY, INC.  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County desires to promote and expand economic development and enhance quality of life for residents within the County; and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that Chickasaw County will derive economic benefit from the expansion of Milkhouse Creamery, Inc. facility located in the City of New Hampton through the increased tax base and employment.  As encouragement for Milkhouse Creamery, Inc. to expand in New Hampton, the County desires to participate with the City of New Hampton at $1,000.00 per job with funding of up to $30,000. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors hereby supports and expresses its receptiveness to job incentive participation, partnering with the City of New Hampton to promote county economic development and subsequently enhance quality of life for residents through increased expansion of the Milkhouse Creamery, Inc. industry.  The proposed expenditure will be paid from Economic Development-GB Fund (Fund #0034).  PASSED AND APPROVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of March, 2015.  AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Dan Carolan.  NAYS: None.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on the County Social Services (CSS) meeting held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

 

Supervisor Geerts updated the Board on the E-911 meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:55AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 3, 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.

 

At 9:30 AM Chairman opened the bids for the sale of a 2008 Crown Victoria. Also present was Sheriff Todd Miller, Ken Rasing and Damian Baltes.

 

Bids received from John Lappe-$1,500.00; Ronald Schaufenbuel-$399.00; Cory Throndson-$$1,500.00; David Lawson-$2,626.00; Stephanie Miller-$450.00; Brenda Fulton-$800.00; Joey Slick-$500.00; John Hanson-$450.00; and Brandon Barker-$600.00.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to accept the bid from David Lawson in the amount        

of $2,626.00 for the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board regarding an event that happened in the Clerk of Court office.  Clerk of Court Damian Baltes also discussed with the Board the events that happened in the Clerk of Courtís Office on March 2, 2015 at approximately 12:45 PM.  The Sheriffís Office will investigate the matter. 

 

 

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present were Conservation Board members Bill Raine and Tom Soenen.  Brian Moore reported that five members of the Board were present on March 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Twin Ponds Nature Center.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Josh Finnegan would to construct as an Eagle Scout Project a canoe-kayak landing at the Chickasaw Park. Josh Finnegan would cleanup the west side of the river bank.  Mr. Finnegan will give Brian Moore a set of the plans so that Brian can contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corp of Engineers for their permission to go ahead with the project.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board will continue to meeting at Twin Ponds Nature Center on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Brian Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board met with Ron Nehl and Lori Quirk regarding Friends activities and discussed the lighting for the Airport Lake shower house project.  Mr. Moore filed with the Board the 2014 annual report.  The report will be filed in the Auditorís Office.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board made a motion to give each employee $3750.00 plus the three percent plus the change in FICA and IPERS.  The changes will be in the context of FY2015-16 budget and Mr. Moore will submit the changes to the Auditorís Office.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Host Camper materials for Split Rock is being reviewed by the General Liability Insurance Carrier, but the concrete pad will be poured in late Spring or early Summer.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that a special meeting will be held on March 24, 2015 at Twin Ponds Nature Center to review the specifications for the Airport Lake shower house project.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Pheasants Forever would like a food plot or seed grasses on the West side of the landfill property.  The Board of Supervisors will contact the County Attorneyís office regarding the landfill property.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Pheasants Forever Youth Day at Twin Ponds Nature Center is scheduled for June 20, 2015.

 

Member from the media left at 11:00 AM.

 

The Board discussed County budget amendment for FY 2014-2015.  It was the consensus of the Board that there will not be an amendment to the County Budget for FY 2014-2015 at this time.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:32 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:50 PM with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Also present was Doug Welton

 

IGHCP Director Denise Ballard met with the Board to discuss the Chickasaw County Health Insurance renewal.

 

Denise Ballard also discussed with the Board the Health Insurance Open enrollment.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 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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