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Monday, April 13, 2015 - Thursday, April 16, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 13-16, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 13, 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 Zoll to approve agenda for April 13-16, 2015.   Roll Call: Ayes:  Andersen, Carolan, Zoll and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.   Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Geerts present at 9:40 AM. 

 

At 9:50 AM a second member from the media was also present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of April 6 & 7, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board. Also present were Hannah Gerleman, and Chief Dispatcher/Jailer Cathy Knutson.  Mr. Hemann introduced Hannah Gerleman to the Board and provided a brief history of Ms. Gerlemanís background.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to acknowledge the hiring of Hannah Gerleman                        as full time dispatcher/jailer effective April 27, 2015 as per union contract.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann gave a departmental update.  Mr. Hemann informed the Board that the jail now has only four inmates, the lowest number of inmates since the end of July 2014.  Mr. Hemann also informed the Board that Jail Supervisor Stephan is doing some of the mental health transports.  Mr. Hemann informed the Board that all the computers are installed in the 8 patrol vehicles.  More work needs to be completed before the new computers are fully operational. Mr. Hemann informed the Board that Deputy Jordan Gansen will complete the Law Enforcement Academy on April 17, 2015.  Mr. Hemann informed the Board that two jail staff will be attending the cell block survivor training in Waterloo.

 

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; removing snow fence; started patching concrete on V-48 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday); entrances; spot rocking, blades out blading except rain day; removing snow equipment, painting plows, etc; detour placed on V-48; prep work cleaning, power washing sand/salt shed; gradations at Love Quarry and Boice Quarry; Bridge design-deck overlays, Bridge 19880; seal coat letting on South Linn today; preconstruction meeting V-48 at 10:00 AM on April 15, 2015; etc.

 

Chairman opened sealed bids for seal coating project M2015-2 (2.5 miles) on South Linn.

 

Chairman Holthaus opened two sealed bids for Seal Coating Project M2015-2 (2.5 miles on South Linn). The bids were: Heartland Asphalt, Inc. $57,483.65 and Blacktop Service Co. (Mark J. Steffes) $57,291.59.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on seal coating Projects M2015-2 contract with Blacktop Service Co. for $57,291.59 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes:  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Adopt A Highway permit for the North Washington Volunteer Fire Department to remove litter along V18 from 155th Street south to 180th Street.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve FY 2016 IDOT Secondary Road budget and FY 2016 5 Secondary Road 5 Year Construction Program.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Members from the media left at 10:40 AM and 11:20 AM.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve Bradford House liquor license.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Dan Balm with American Renewable Future met with the Board to discuss American Renewable Future. Also present was Sue Breitbach. Discussion followed.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Schulz Farm Partnership-Betten Site (ID# 65319) in Section 14 of Jacksonville Township located at 2616 150th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Terry & Steven Schulz-Dayton Site (ID# 63719) in Section 22 of New Hampton Township located at 1947 230th Street, New Hampton, IA  50675.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Westchester LLC-Rausch Waucoma Site (ID# 65878) in Section 12 of Stapleton Township located at 3331 210th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Bassett Pork (ID# 65315) in Section 30 of Deerfield Township located at 1748 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Four Oaks, L.L.C.-Arens Site (ID#) in Section 9 of Stapleton Township located at Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling for the month of April 2015.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all 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.

 

Rural Outreach Sexual Assault Advocate Laura Christensen with Riverview Center met with the Board for a departmental update in Chickasaw County.  Also present were representatives with Riverview Center Lindsey Wagner and Corah Mabry, and Bob Schott.  Laura Christensen informed the Board that Riverview Center is currently serving 7 clients in Chickasaw County on a continuous basis. Ms. Christensen informed the Board that Riverview Center is currently working with Chickasaw County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Mercy Medical Center, Chickasaw County Sheriffís Department, and New Hampton High School.   Some goals have been set for the future.  Riverview Center is in the hiring process for a rural therapist position, and is continuously providing outreach to the hospital, bars (by providing training in Mentoring and Victim Protection and Bystander Tools), schools, churches, and law enforcement.  Ms Christensen reported that their agency is pleased to be working with the hospital and with Talia Buschman, who has recently been as a certified trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.  Ms. Christensen also reported that the agency intends to increase client referrals through more outreach/awareness.

 

The Board signed the proclamation to proclaim April 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

 

Bob Schott met with the Board to discuss his concerns with the water quality at the trailer park.  Also present were Sheriff Todd Miller and Case Manager Tori Reicherts. The water concern at the trailer park is a City of New Hampton issue and not a county issue.  Bob Schott will contact the City of New Hampton Clerk, Suellen Kolbet to talk to the City of New Hampton Council and also contact Jerry Heying regarding the water at the trailer park.

 

Bob Schott also discussed with the Board item(s) at the Sheriffís Department.  Mr. Schott explained to the Board that he is looking for a toolbox with German and Japanese marking on the toolbox.  The toolbox was stolen at a farm located in Fayette County.  Sheriff Todd Miller informed Mr. Schott that he would have to contact the Fayette County Sheriff Office regarding the toolbox.

 

Sue Breitbach, Treasurer met with the Board to review and seek approval of quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending March 31, 2015, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve quarterly reports ending March 31, 2015 for Auditor, Sheriff, and Recorder, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Member from the media left at 10:30 AM

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve Treasurerís Quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending March 31, 2015, subject to audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office an original manure management plan for KMAX Farms LLC-Haeflinger Site (ID#) in Section 2 of Deerfield Township located 130th Street, Alta Vista, IA  50603.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Courthouse in the meeting room located on the 1st floor of the Courthouse (room behind the Driverís License) to discuss HR topics. Department heads in attendance included Sue Breitbach, Brian Moore, Dave Jacobsen, Dusten Rolando, Rick Holthaus and Joan Knoll.

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman    

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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