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Monday, July 6, 2015 - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 6 & 7, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 6, 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.  Also present were Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and a member from the media.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for July 6 & 7, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes:  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of June 29 & 30, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for Cathy Knutson.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on Phase III of the Courthouse Painting Project with Smith Renovations, LLC. Supervisor Holthaus informed the Board that this would be the final phase and would consist of the following: marbling in the central area, guilding 7 light fixtures in the Courtroom, guilding Judge’s desk; wood renewing 35 doors and trim, color varnish 2 entry doors and surrounding trim in the amount of $5,805.00 plus the wood renewing on the stair railing in the amount of $830.00 for a total cost of $6,635.00. Mr. Holthaus also informed the Board that Smith Renovations, LLC will be here this week to correct and touch up Phase II of the Courthouse Painting Project and start Phase III.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to accept the quote from Smith Renovations, LLC as presented in the proposal in the amount of $5,805.00 plus the wood renewing on the stair railing in the amount of $830.00 for a total cost of $6,635.00.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Nays: Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the New Hampton Kenwood Avenue Park Inc. liquor license.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

At 10:15 AM a member from the media was present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution appointing mental health advocate for Chickasaw County for Chickasaw County patients who reside in Chickasaw County who are involuntarily committed to mental health treatment.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 7-6-15-30 RESOLUTON APPOINTING MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE FOR CHICKASAW COUNTY FOR CHICKASAW COUNTY PATIENTS WHO RESIDE IN CHICKASAW COUNTY WHO ARE INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT  WHEREAS, Chickasaw County has entered into a 28E Agreement with County Social Services for the reimbursement of all mental health and disability related costs including all cost associated with the provision of a Mental Health Advocate; WHEREAS, legislative changes to Iowa Code 229.9A effective July 1, 2015 require each county to hire a Mental Health Advocate that is an employee of a county who is not an officer or employee of DHS, CSS Region nor of any agency or facility providing care or treatment to person with mental illness; WHEREAS, legislative changes to Iowa Code 229.9A also requires that the Mental Health Advocate serving this role for a county prior to July 1, 2015 be appointed and compensated at a wage no less than prior to July 1, 2015; WHEREAS, Chickasaw County has determined that it is most cost effective to share the employment of a Mental Health Advocate between; Howard County, Winneshiek County and Allamakee County;

WHEREAS, Howard County has appointed Stephanie Kuhn as the Mental Health Advocate for Howard County; WHEREAS, Howard County has agreed to be the employer of record for the Mental Health Advocate and provide for the administrative oversight to the position for Chickasaw County; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that  Chickasaw County hereby appoints Stephanie Kuhn as the Mental Health Advocate to be assigned by the courts to patients who reside in Chickasaw County that are involuntarily committed to mental health treatment;

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 6th day of July, 2015, the vote thereon being as follows:  AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, and Dan Carolan.  NAYS: ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor

 

At 10:15 AM a member from the media was present and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel left.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to approve fireworks permit for Jay Jurrens.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve fireworks permit for April McQuillen.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve fireworks permit for D.M. (Dennis) Heussner.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

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

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the hiring of Deanne Tyler as part-time scheduled nurse as per union contract effective July 1, 2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Dan Scott with the New Hampton Municipal Airport Foundation met with Board for an update on the project.  Also present was Jason Lehman.  Mr. Scott informed the Board of the upcoming events at the New Hampton Municipal Airport.  Mr. Scott also updated the Board on the Bricks 4 buck campaign and the grant application. 

 

A tornado drill at the Courthouse was at 11:15 AM. Ken Rasing conducted the drill.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to discuss the Air Quality Inspection Report at the Jail Building.  Also present were Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Custodian Dave Gorman. 

The Board reviewed the Air Quality Inspection Report by America’s Best, Rochester, Minnesota.

Sheriff Miller also presented to the Board photos of the ventilation system at the Jail building and exhaust fans from a potential vendor.  Mr. Miller also informed the Board that he has spoken to OSHA regarding regulations and guidelines and with the Jail Inspector.  Sheriff Miller also informed the Board that he is looking at push button shower equipment for the shower.  Sheriff Miller also suggested that Modus Engineering take a look at the ventilation system.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman contact America’s Best to get an extension on the quote, the Sheriff’s Office and Davie Gorman contact vendor’s for other option for the ventilation system, and Sheriff Miller contact L & R regarding costs for a stainless steel shower and other vendors for the push button shower equipment and update the Board at a later date.

 

 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 12:12 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 7, 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. 

 

Supervisor Andersen informed the Board that there were nine applicants that applied for the part-time scheduled custodian position.  Supervisor Andersen also informed the Board that Dave Gorman and he interviewed three applicants.  Supervisor Andersen asked the Board to defer action until the next meeting.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel, 220th street, SC1190, Windsor Avenue, Polycoated culvert; dirt work, graded area, flow able underneath; Thursday, opened 220th Street; 4th of July Holiday on Friday; entrance permits, various areas; tile crossing permits, ditch cleaning permits; work orders, x-road pipe, various areas; dirt fill Airport Lake project, end of this week; reviewing inventory; placing signs for seal coat, south of town; mowing gravels; durapatcher out on Gilmore Avenue, contract rock Division IV continued; blading gravels, various areas; SC2380, placed box Thursday, 130th Street, backfilling and rocking, tile repair, 130th Street cleanup; open 130th Street on Wednesday, moving to box culvert on Pembroke, next project; V-48 paving, mainline complete; handwork, side road concrete work; shouldering started, south 3 miles completed; milling asphalt areas; HMA placing this week or next week, etc.

 

At 10:55 AM a member from the media was present

 

Conservation Board Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board elected officers for FY 2015-2016: Ray Armbrecht, Chair; Lori Carey, Vice- Chair; William Raine, Secretary.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that, with respect to the Gilmore Wapsi Access, Brian Finnegan is preparing a new proposal for the tiling to be done by the river.  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Airport Lake Project is moving forward.   Mr. Moore informed the Board that Mehmert Tiling, Inc., will be starting on the septic system and leachate field this week, that there were some change orders on the shower facility (wall hangers, shower valve an additional $2,000.00, and exhaust fans), and that he will contact Dennis Steinlage regarding air bubbles on the poured concrete walls.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that there is no change with respect to the Jenn Timber project of the shower house.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that Mr. Lehmkuhl with Lehmkuhl Forestry of Ridgeway is planning to complete the crop tree release on Wapsi Junction in the near future.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the application for the Chickasaw Park Eagle Scout Project (to be completed by Brian Finnegan son, Josh Finnegan) has been submitted to the Army Corp of Engineers.  Mr. Moore also reported to the Board that Diane Brown has met with the Board regarding the mud run at Chickasaw Park. Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Host Campers at Split Rock are Rachel Havens and Tesha Parcher.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board would like to move the beach at Split Rock from the north side to the south side.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that he is planning to look for grants for new playground equipment at Split Rock next year. Mr. Moore informed the Board that the property across the road from the landfill will be called “Hickory Habitat Area.”  Brian Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board tour of areas will be scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2015 and Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Board of Supervisors tour of Gilmore Wapsi will be scheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 PM.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Paul Hereid has been working at Munson Park and is installing new siding on the shelter house this week.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Department will be re-painting the picnic tables at Munson Park in the near future.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Received a manure management plans and plan updates for Treloar Farms-Roger Treloar (ID# 57710) in Section 28 of Fredericksburg Township located at 3061 300th Avenue, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Received a manure management plans and plan updates for Zeien West-4 Star Hogs LLC (ID# 65458) in Section 32 of Washington Township.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Received a manure management plans and plan updates for Amble Site-Ashwood Creek, LLC (ID# 66837) in Section 22 of Jacksonville Township located at 1048 Odessa Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.  This was re-submitted to correct address only.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 AM.  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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