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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JUNE 29 & 30, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, June 29, 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 Zoll to approve agenda for June 29 & 30, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes:  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of June 22 & 23, 2015.   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, entrance permits in various areas, work orders in various areas; tile repair, several locations, 260th Street; edge rutting; Division IV contract rock started; motorgraders blading roads; durapatcher out on Gilmore Avenue in North Washington; mowing gravel roads; culvert replacement on 220th & Windsor Avenue started today; grinder several bumps; inventory in shop; sign repair as needed; box culvert 2380 on 130th Street; setting box culvert this Thursday; V-48 paving continues, hand work and forms, sideroads, etc.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to approve Windstream Iowa Communications Inc. to place electronic support equipment and buried cable for new Digital Loop carrier in the county right of way along Union Ave. south of 220th St. in Stapleton Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.                

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve Windstream Iowa Communications Inc. to place electronic support equipment and buried cable for new Digital Loop carrier in the county right of way along 210th St. West of Vanderbilt in Stapleton Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.                  

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to approve Windstream Iowa Communications Inc. to place electronic support equipment and buried cable for new Digital Loop carrier in the county right of way along Union Ave. and 180th Street in Utica Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.             

 

Supervisor Andersen reviewed with the Board the Chickasaw County Tourism Agreement. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to enter into a two year Chickasaw County tourism agreement with New Horizons-Chamber as presented effective July 1, 2015 and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Andersen and Holthaus. Nays: Carolan and Zoll   Motion Carried.

 

The Board reviewed the agreement with Employee Benefit Systems (EBS) Third Party Administration Service for FY 2015-2016.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to enter into the agreement with Employee Benefit Systems (EBS) Third Party Administration Service for FY 2015-2016 and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for Virginia Quevedo.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Andersen discussed with the Board the ISAC letter regarding line item veto request-delinquent court debt collection ĖSenate File 510, Sections 89 through 96.  Discussion followed. Supervisor Andersen will draft a letter for the Board to review at the next meeting.

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach and County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss a particular property in Nashua.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board not to take any action and let the County Attorneyís Office and the Treasurerís Office express their concerns and define the process to be used in a letter to the parties involved.

 

The Board discussed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) training that was held on June 16, 2015.

 

The Board recessed at 11:55 AM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.  Supervisor Carolan is absent

 

HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board to discuss the Chickasaw County Handbook overtime language and sick leave language. Also present were County Engineer Dusten Rolando and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Discussion followed.   Paul Greufe will make the revised language changes and forward the revisions to the County Auditor for the Boardís review.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel left at 2:15 PM.

 

Mr. Greufe also reviewed and updated the Board on the HR Audit Priority List.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve fireworks permit for Joyce Hastings.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, and Holthaus.  Absent: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for Karen Utley.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, and Holthaus.  Absent: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve Resolution authorizing an expenditure of $10,000.00 to the New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, and Holthaus.  Absent: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO.  6-30-15-28 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE OF $10,000.00 TO THE NEW HAMPTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FOUNDATION WHEREAS, The New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation has stated its interest to retain a general New Hampton Aviation Airport with long term economic benefits to New Hampton Iowa and the surrounding area, and WHEREAS, the New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation has requested financial assistance in the funding preservations of the New Hampton Aviation Airport, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors believes that there is a need in Chickasaw County for the retention of a general New Hampton Aviation Airport with long term economic benefits to New Hampton Iowa and the surrounding area, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, that the Chickasaw County Auditor be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue a warrant in the amount of $10,000.00 from the County Economic Development Fund to the New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation. Passed and adopted this 30th day of June, 2015.  AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Steve Geerts.  Absent: Dan Carolan and Tim Zoll.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution authorizing an expenditure of $2,000.00 to the Chickasaw County Trails.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, and Holthaus.  Absent: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 6-30-15-29 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE OF $2,000.00 TO CHICKASAW COUNTY TRAILS WHEREAS, Chickasaw County Trails stated an interest and intent to create and maintain a county wide trail system by connecting communities/parks and other trail systems in Chickasaw County, and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County Trails Committee has requested financial assistance in the funding of said county wide trail system, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors believes that there is a need in Chickasaw County for the establishment and creation and maintenance of a county wide trail system connecting communities/parks and other trail systems in Chickasaw County, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, that the Chickasaw County Auditor be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue a warrant in the amount of $2,000.00 for the Chickasaw County Trails Committee from the County Economic Development Fund. Passed and adopted this 30th day of June, 2015.  AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, John Andersen, Steve Geerts.  Absent: Dan Carolan and Tim Zoll.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave the Board an update on the County Social Services meeting held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave the Board an update on the Turkey River Watershed meeting held on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

 

Supervisor Andersen gave the Board update on the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed meeting held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Ionia Pigs, Inc.-Leon Sheets (ID# 60072) in Section 22 of Richland Township located at 1969 290th Street, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Prime Feeders, Inc.  (ID# 64673) in Section 35 of Jacksonville Township located at 2671 190th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Walter Wendland (ID# 63876) in Section 26 of Stapleton Township located at 3269 240 Street, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Hoeger Site (ID# 63926) in Section 6 of Bethel Township located at 24280 Y Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Palmersheim Pork Farm-Bill Palmersheim (ID# 61606) in Section 31 of Jacksonville Township located at 2225 130th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Schulz Farm Partnership-Schulz Farms-Home Farm (ID# 58254) in Section 15 of New Hampton Township located at 2581 220th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Schulz Farm Partnership-Schulz Farms-South Site (ID# 62397) in Section 22 of New Hampton Township located at 2271 Pembroke Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Received a short form for annual updates for Buchheit-Bruce Buchheit (ID# 57704) in Section 21 of Utica Township located at 1090 Stevens Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:26 AM.  Roll Call:

Ayes:  Geerts, Andersen, and Holthaus.  Absent: Carolan and Zoll.  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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