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Monday, April 27, 2015 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 27 & 28, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Geerts, Carolan, Holthaus, and Andersen.  Absent: 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 April 27 & 28, 2015.   Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of April 20 & 21, 2015.   Roll Call: Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the tuckpointing and building repairs at the Community Services Building. Also present was Dave Randall with Dave Randall Construction.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to have Dave Randall Construction do the tuckpointing and building repairs (caulk, sills, expansion joints) at the Community Services Buildings.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel, V-48 patching continues all week; entrance permits; ditch cleaning permits; moved sand/salt back into building; stripping snow equipment and putting away; motorgraders out all week, blading gravels; spot rocking in various areas; spot rocking, dust control areas; should be wrapping up PCC patching today; will reopen after last patches done; preparing info for V-48 project; working on upcoming projects; equipment operator starts May 4th; order last of salt this week; brusher for skid loader delivered.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the hiring of William Joseph Zubrod III                                 as equipment operator effective May 4, 2015 as per union contract and as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to approve the permit for Windstream Communications to place buried cable along 260th St. between Ivanhoe Avenue and Jasper Avenue in Richland Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:   Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Exeter, Ltd, Finisher Farm (ID# 59543) in Section 14 of Bradford Township located at 2751 Exeter Avenue, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Mike Link (ID# 65872) in Section 6 of Chickasaw Township located at 1989 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the liquor license for Bradford House.  Roll Call:   Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:12 AM.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Geerts, Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen. Absent: Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.  

 

Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board to review and approve the 2015 Slough Bill applications for property tax exemption through the Soil Conservation Slough Bill approval process.  Iowa law allows a 10% increase each year with the first year starting at 3,000 acres (in 1986).  The County has 4,509.57 acres as of January 1, 2015 versus an acre count of 4,454.10 as of January 1, 2014.  This is an increase of 55.47 acres.  The present amount of acres that are allowed in the county is 5,314 acres.  Seven applicants did not complete 2015 renewal process and were disallowed the exemption.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the list as presented for 2015 slough bill applications and authorize Chairman Signature to sign notifications to seven property owners not renewing 2015 slough bill applications.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Doug Welton also reviewed with the Board the 2014 Business Property Applications.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the list as presented for 2014 Business Property Tax Credit applications and authorize Chairman Signature to sign notification to one property owner for the disallowance due to the parcel being classified as Agricultural land for the 2014 assessment on  the Business Property Tax Credit application.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Abstain: Geerts.   Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the garage roof at the Heritage Residence. Mr. Rasing presented to the Board a proposal from Culpitt Roofing.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded from Carolan to accept the proposal from Culpitt Roofing, Inc. of West Salem, WI in the amount of $7,975.00 for 26 gauge white metal roofing for the garage roof at the Heritage Residence.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also gave a Courthouse security committee update. The Courthouse security committee met on Tuesday, April 22, 2015.  Ken Rasing will continue to work on an Emergency Action Plan.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Harold & Karen Lantow-Lantow Site 1 (ID# 63592) in Section 12 of Dresden Township located at 2706 260th Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office a short form for annual updates for Steve Boevers-Dresden LLC (ID# 64497) in Section 31 of Dresden Township located at 2275 310th Street, Frederika, IA 50631.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 10:50AM.  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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