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Monday, June 8, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 8, 9, & 10, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 8, 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. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for June 8-10, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes:  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of May 25 &26, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss a litigation matter. Also present was Attorney Jon Swanson via phone conference.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 9:34 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 10:04 AM.  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, work orders in various areas; entrance permits in various areas; ditch cleaning permits; drug and alcohol seminar; opening and closing roads; sign repair as needed; cones and signs to Alta Vista; spot rocking in various areas; safety meetings; blades out, gravel roads; mowed hard surfaces; bridge repair, SC0420; V-48, longitudinal subdrains, continues; HMA,V-48 start today; bridge deck overlay letting today; etc.

 

Chairman Holthaus opened two sealed bids for three bridge deck overlays and associated work.  Also present was Gavin Wicks with Wicks Construction.

 

Two bids were: Wicks Construction, Decorah, IA in the amount of $280,594.20 and Cramer & Associates, Grimes, IA in the amount of $222,493.00. The County Engineer Dusten Rolando will review the bids.  The County Engineer Dusten Rolando informed the Board that the project will be using the ten cents gas tax.  Dusten Rolando informed the Board that the project will be starting approximately August 17, 2015 and have approximately 40 days to complete the project.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to accept the bid from Cramer & Associates, Grimes, IA in the amount of $222,493.00 for three bridge deck overlays and associated work as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel also reviewed with the Board the Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Supervisors and Chickasaw County Conservation Board regarding the property described as follows: The Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) of Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) of Section 32, Township Ninety-Five (95) North, Range Thirteen (13), West of the 5th P.M. containing 40 acres, more or less.  The Memorandum of Understanding also includes a Management Plan.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman signature on the Memorandum of Understanding as per the recommendation of the Assistant County Attorney. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Regional Coordinator of Disability Services Sheila Kobliska and County Coordinator of Disability Services Bobbi Jo O’Donnell met with the Board to discuss the integrated mental heath counseling in schools contract between Chickasaw County and Department of Human Services (DHS).  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the addendum to the integrated mental health counseling in schools contract with Department of Human Services (DHS).

Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on the County Social Services (CSS) meeting.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to accept the retirement letter from Joanne Lampe as a Part-time scheduled custodian effective June 30, 2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the fireworks permit for Grant Pacovsky.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the fireworks permit for John Gorman.

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to approve the fireworks permit for Fredericksburg Dairy Days Committee.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:40AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, June 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.  

 

The Board met with the Floyd County Board of Supervisors at 9:30 AM via phone conference.  Present at Chickasaw County were Supervisors John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Dan Carolan, Rick Holthaus, and Steve Geerts. and Auditor Joan E. Knoll.  Present at Floyd County were Supervisors Doug Kamm, Mark Kuhn, Roy Schwickerath, Auditor Gloria Carr and County Engineer Dusten Rolando.

 

Discussion followed regarding the Engineers Contract for FY 2015-16.  Floyd County will make the changes to the contract and send a copy of the revised contract.

 

The Board also reviewed the letters/easements to property owners on the Beaver Creek Watershed.  Chris Diggins met with the Floyd County Board of Supervisors on Monday, June 8, 2015 to discuss the letters/easements to the property owners and the letters/easements to the property owners were sent out on Monday, June 8, 2015.  Monday, June 15, 2015 Floyd County will be meeting with the respective landowners and the Floyd County Board of Supervisors will take action at the next meeting scheduled June 23, 2015.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:20 AM.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on the held on Wednesday, June 3 & Thursday, June 4, 2015. The Seminars were well attended by Chickasaw County Employees.   Comments were shared by the Board and Supervisor Holthaus will share the comments at the next Heartland Insurance Meeting.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes.   Motion carried.

 

A department head meeting was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Community Services Building. In addition to Supervisors Holthaus, Geerts, and Andersen, the department heads in attendance included Kathy Babcock, Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith, Staci Schutte, Ken Rasing, Ray Armel, Wendy Burgart, Dave Gorman, Dusty Rolando, Joan Knoll, and a member from the media. 

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman    

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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