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Monday, March 30, 2015 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 30 & 31, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Holthaus, Andersen, Carolan, and Zoll.   Absent: Geerts.  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 Carolan to approve agenda for March 30 & 31, 2015.   Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Zoll, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of March 23 & 24, 2015.   Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Zoll, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Emily Smart, representing HR Green, Inc. met with the Board for an update on the landfill.   Discussion followed.  HR Green, Inc. will continue to monitor the landfill and is scheduled to report again after its inspection in the Fall.

 

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; 3-23-15 one ways out at 5:30 AM, motorgraders at 7:00 AM; 3-25-15 one ways out at 5:30 AM; north of county, motorgraders cleaning up snow; entrance permits in various areas; modified subbase rock at 260th street, gravel; removing snow equipment; signing inventory; wings off of motorgraders; getting forms and blankets ready PCC patching; cutting patches on V-48; box culvert plans on Alta Vista road; 2015 construction maps; bridge deck overalls, reviewing; motorgrader bids; IDOT budget and 5 year construction program; MSHA meeting this Wednesday; etc.

 

County Engineer reviewed the bids for the new motorgrader with the Board.  Also present was Jared Bucksa representing Ziegler, Inc.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to purchase a 2015 M140 M 2 series from Ziegler, Inc. in the amount of $288,400.00 less trade in of a (1986 Caterpillar) for $48,600.00 for net price of $239,800.00 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Zoll, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Geerts present at 10:45 AM.

 

Bobbi Jo O’Donnell and Wendy Burgart met with the Board regarding the appointment of the County Coordinator of Disability Services position and the appointment of the County Assistance position.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Bobbi Jo O’Donnell as the County Coordinator of Disability Services for County Social Services (CSS) at the annual salary of $43,000.00 effective April 1, 2015 as per the recommendation of the County Social Services (CSS) Board.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to appoint Wendy Burgart as County Assistance Director effective April 1, 2015.   Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ms. O’Donnell gave the Board a departmental update.

 

Mark Fredericks with Henry M. Adkins & Son, Inc. met with the Board to demonstrate the new voting equipment.  Also present was County Engineer Dusten Rolando.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve a three year contract with no interest with Henry M. Adkins & Son, Inc. for new voting equipment as per the recommendation of the County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections.  Roll Call:   All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss Beaver Creed Watershed Project plans/permitting.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the proposed responsibilities for the USACE (US Army Corp of Engineers) requirements for wetland permits and mitigation as well as the roles identified for the 5-year HUD maintenance agreement and perpetual easements.  Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Geerts, and Holthaus.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 12:30 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all the members present:  Geerts, Holthaus, Carolan, Zoll, and Andersen.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Chickasaw County Child Abuse Prevention Council met with Board.  Members present were Pastor Kevin Frey representing Trinity Lutheran Church and Chairman of the Chickasaw County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Jessica Cook, representing Department of Human Services (DHS), Kristi Vreeman, representing Helping Services for Northeast Iowa, and Brittany Bierle with the New Hampton Tribune. The Council is displaying portrait cutouts, pinwheels in flower pots, blue ribbons around the trees, signs, and a banner on the courthouse grounds during the month of April 2015.  Pastor Frey gave an update to the Board.  The Board signed the proclamation to proclaim April 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Month.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss the purchase of three computers and monitors for the Recorder’s office to replace the three current Microsoft XP computers with Microsoft Windows 7 computers.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the purchase of three computers and monitors for the Recorder’s office to replace the three current Microsoft XP computers with Microsoft Windows 7 computers at $770.40 each unit for a total cost of $2,311.20 from 20/20 FX-Dennis Ungs.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss the Incode X (Version X) Financial presentation from Tyler Technologies held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mr. Welton reviewed with the Board Version X Financial Proposal.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the purchase of Incode X (Version X) Financial software package from Tyler Technologies as recommended by the Data Processing Manager.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office a short form for annual updates for JAGBRADP, LLC-Roger Reicks-Leibold (ID# 65313) in Section 8 of Jacksonville Township located at 2375 150th St.  New Hampton, IA  50675.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office a short form for annual updates for Roger Reicks (ID# 62201) in Section 35 of Jacksonville Township located at 2651 130th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 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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