Welcome to Chickasaw County, Iowa
Home :: Board of Supervisors :: Meeting Minutes April 22, 2018
 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 9 & 10, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 9, 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 were two members from the media. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for March 9 & 10, 2015.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of March 2-4, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for a departmental update.  Kathy Babcock informed the Board that the Board of Health approved 12 policies including Inclement Weather Policy and Employee Incidental Report.

 

Kathy Babcock reviewed with the Board the Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services annual report for FY 2013-2014.  Kathy Babcock also reviewed with the Board the County Substance Abuse Report. Kathy Babcock informed the Board that the Star Mentoring Program is down by 4 participants and the mentoring program needs more males to serve as mentors.  Kathy Babcock also informed the Board that the Life skill for the 5-8th grades in the New Hampton Elementary School with JoAnn Wickman is helping 62 students make a better choice in their lives.  Ms. Babcock also informed the Board that the Strengthening Families program this Spring has enrolled 10 Hispanic families in the New Hampton area and 5 families in the Sumner-Fredericksburg area.  These families meet once every week for six weeks.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to acknowledge the voluntary resignation of Nicole Engelhart as part-time-on-call aide effective February 25, 2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Regional Coordinator of Disability Services Sheila Kobliska met with the Board to discuss CSS resolution for sharing staff. Sheila Kobliska asked the Board to table the resolution at this time.

 

Motion by  Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the job description as submitted for the Chickasaw County Coordinator of Disability Services for County Social Services (CSS).  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the amended integrated school counseling contract for Chickasaw County Schools. 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; blades out cleaning up, icy areas, protected areas; 3-2-15 light rain/freeze, 7 one ways out at 5:30 AM; brushing all week (170th, Stevens, 120th, 240th); snow removal-sheriff’s parking lot, and county shop; box culvert repair; sign repair and GPS signs locations; 3-8-15 4 one ways out at 8:00-11:00 AM ½ inch-1 inch snow south Hwy 18 & 24; water over road 140th between LaSalle and Kenwood (Sunday) Pembroke Ave. South of 220th (Monday, early AM); cold patch HMA, pot holes; box design 110th west of McCloud Ave., set up field books V-48 paving; IDOT certified the lab trailer, etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to set summer help wages for 2015 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the Dust Control Policy.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve the Dust Control Policy as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

CHICKASAW COUNTY DUST CONTROL POLICY Whereas Chickasaw County does not provide dust control services on any county road, citizens and landowners are, however, allowed to apply dust control materials by permit from the Chickasaw County Engineer’s Office on any road at their own expense. The only materials approved for use on the roads are calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, crude glycerin and lignin sulfonate.  All products must be approved dust control suppressants with appropriate documentation.  USED MOTOR OIL IS NOT AN APPROVED MATERIAL and shall not be applied to county road surfaces. Upon receipt of a dust control permit the county will blade and shape the indicated site prior to dust control placement-to provide for a smooth road surface.  After the dust control material has been applied, the county will refrain from blading/graveling the treated area unless, IN THE OPINION OF THE COUNTY ENGINEER, it has become rough as to constitute a hazard to traffic.  The owner shall maintain the treated area and repair any roughness that may develop.  The county shall not be liable for the cost of any new application made necessary by such blading. Whereas the county needs to maintain gravels across Chickasaw County, any traffic as a result of normal spot rock and frost boil patchwork is considered normal operations during the course of the year.  Whereas the county places contract rock once a year on various gravel roads across Chickasaw County.  Contract rock is considered to be extra ordinary travel on Chickasaw County Roads.  The contractor placing contract rock will be responsible for maintaining fugitive dust at locations considered to be the main traveled haul roads from the quarry as designated by Chickasaw County Engineer during the time of contract rock.  The contractor may utilize any of the approved materials listed above or water trucks may be used during hauling times.  These designated main haul roads may vary from year to year.  Once contract rock is completed the landowner is again permitted to apply dust control materials on any road at their own expense.

Whereas the landowner wanting to place dust control prior to contract rock hauling does so at the landowners own risk.  Any costs associated with re-application of dust control materials after contract hauling is done, shall be at the landowner’s expense. This policy is valid for the time period of May 1 to October 15.  Before or after this time period the county will routinely maintain the rock surface by blading. This policy adopted on this 9th day of March, 2015. Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, Dan Carolan. Attest:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the contract for project STP-S-C019 (84)-5E-19 (V-48) (paving by Croell & Subsidiary) in the amount of $2,242,081.42 as per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call.  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the contract for project FM-C019 (85)-55-19 (county wide pavement markings by Vogel Traffic Services) in the amount of $93,660.76 and as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the agreement with IDOT for project BRS-C019 (82)-60-19 (bridge #19880 replacement on B-22 West of Hwy 63) and authorize Chairman Signature as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

At 11:00 AM the Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting with Floyd County Supervisors to discuss the Beaver Creek watershed project. Present were Floyd County Supervisors Doug Kamm, Mark Kuhn, and Roy Schwickerath, County Floyd County Auditor Gloria Carr and Floyd County Conservation Director Adam Sears.  Present for Chickasaw County were Supervisors Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, and Dan Carolan,  and Auditor Joan Knoll.  Other attendees included County Engineer Dusten Rolando, Assistant County Engineer John Murray, Conservation Director Brian Moore, NRCS representative Dennis Sande, North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) representatives Chris Diggins. Discussion followed. Mr. Diggins addressed the concerns that the County Engineer presented. Mr. Diggins informed the Board of the urgency of taking action in the near future to meet the timeline requirements on which HUD is operating.  Mr. Diggins will send out the revised documents for the Board of Supervisors and County Attorneys to review. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve Jerico Jo’s liquor license.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve Old Bradford Pioneer Village Gift Shop Liquor License.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2015-2016 General Liability Insurance renewal coverage.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2015-2016 General Liability Insurance renewal coverage with Heartland Insurance Risk Pool.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 12:36 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM with following members present:  Geerts,  Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen.  Absent:  Zoll.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  

 

Supervisor Zoll present at 9:05 AM

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman    

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
  Board of Supervisors Links
 
  Board of Supervisors Home  
  Meeting Agendas  
  Meeting Minutes  
  Committees  
  Contact Info  
  Directory Info  
   Website designed and maintained by The Schneider Corporation.