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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

AUGUST 17 & 18, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Carolan, Holthaus, Geerts, Zoll, and Andersen.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.   At 9:55 AM a member from the media was also present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for August 17 & 18, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of August 10 & 11, 2015. Roll Call:   All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman, Sheriff Todd Miller and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the

Board to review the quotes for the showers at the Jail Building.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that Dave Gorman contact Diversity, Inc. and schedule an appointment with the Board for additional information on the quote for showers at the Jail Building.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel; finished up on shoulder work on V-48; entrance permits, various areas; spraying various areas, willow areas, ragweed; ditch cleaning permits, various areas; new trailer picked up from Mason City; opening and closing roads; sign survey continues; closed Cobb’s bridge; Division III rock finished up on Wednesday; spot rock, various areas; blades out grading roads will continue; 170th Street, box culver, opened up; Cheyenne Avenue, box culvert, day labor; Bassett bridge, concrete work wrapped up; Nelson Quarry rock sample; HMA south half completed, north half this week; Cobb’s bridge, started, milled; pavement markings, seal coats, next week; Beaver Creek project, preconstruction meeting; etc.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the permit for Windstream Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way along B57 (220th St.) from Ionia corporate limits at Main Street east to Ivanhoe Court as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 11:00 AM on the abandonment and sale of property in the SE ¼ SW ¼ in Section 9-T94-R14. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.  Also present were Leitha Springer, Jackie Wilken, Sherry Wilken, and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

No written or oral comments from the public. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to close the public hearing at 11:03 AM.             

Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel conducted the bidding procedure by the auction process.  The opening bid was $500.00 and Jackie Wilken accepted the bid. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve resolution accepting the offer to buy real estate and acceptance and selling a strip of land sixty-six (66) feet by three hundred thirty (330) feet legally described as: west four (4) rods, east Twenty eight (28) rods, south twenty (20) rods, of the SE ¼ of SW ¼, Section 9-T94-R14.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 8-17-15-35 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE OFFER TO BUY REAL ESTATE AND ACCEPTANCE AND SELLING A STRIP OF LAND SIXTY SIX (66) FEET BY THREE HUNDRED THIRTY (330) FEET LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS:  WEST FOUR (4) RODS, EAST TWENTY EIGHT (28) RODS, SOUTH TWENTY (20) RODS, OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHWEST, SECTION NINE (9), TOWNSHIP NINETY-FOUR (94), RANGE FOURTEEN (14). WHEREAS, Chickasaw County owns a strip of land sixty six (66) feet by three hundred thirty (330) feet, legally described as:  West Four (4) Rods, East Twenty Eight (28) Rods, South Twenty (20) Rods, of the Southeast of the Southwest, Section Nine (9), Township Ninety-Four (94), Range Fourteen (14), and WHEREAS, the said property described herein above is landlocked and there is no easement for ingress or egress. WHEREAS, this property is adjacent to and abuts up against property owned by Judy Mae McCormick/Regina Ruth Gustafson, Jackie and Sherry Wilken, and the Lawrence Springer Estate, and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on August 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and no objections to the sale and abandonment of said property were noted, and WHEREAS, after said public hearing an auction was held for the sale of the above described property and Jackie R. Wilken and Sherry L Wilken tendered a bid in the amount of $500.00 representing the highest bid between the adjacent property owners herein identified above, and WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of Chickasaw County, Iowa, to accept the bid from Jackie R. Wilken and Sherry L. Wilken for the sale of said property legally described herein above. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa: 1.  The best interests of Chickasaw County, Iowa, and the citizens thereof require that formal action be taken for the abandonment and sale of a strip of land sixty six (66) feet by three hundred thirty (330) feet in width, legally described as:  West Four (4) Rods, East Twenty Eight (28) Rods, South Twenty (20) Rods, of the Southeast of the Southwest, Section Nine (9), Township Ninety-Four (94), Range Fourteen (14). 2.  That the sale of said property described in paragraph 1 above, be to Jackie R. Wilken and Sherry L. Wilken for the price of $500.00 and other valuable consideration. 3.  That at the public hearing held on the 17th day of August, 2015 at 11:00 o’clock a.m., there were no written objections filed nor any oral objections filed or registered with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors for the sale and abandonment of said property. 4. That at a meeting before the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, on the 17th day of August, 2015 at 11:15 o’clock a.m., the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors does hereby accept the Offer from Jackie R. Wilken and Sherry L. Wilken as evidenced by their bid on said property in the amount of $500.00 and other valuable consideration.  5.  That the Chickasaw County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and the Chickasaw County Auditor are hereby directed to sign all of the appropriate documents to transfer said real restate pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein above.  DONE THIS 17th DAY OF AUGUST, 2015, BY THE CHICKASAW COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, NEW HAMPTON, CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA, AT A MEETING HELD AT 11:30 O’CLOCK A.M. ON SAID DATE.AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman Board of Supervisors, John Andersen, Dan Carolan, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts  NAYS:  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor      

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the hiring of Joshua Schwiesow as Emergency Medical Services Coordinator at the salary of $38,500.00 effective August 31, 2015 as per the recommendation of the Emergency Management Board. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Certification of Abstract of Taxes and Tax list for 2014 assessment collectible FY 2015-2016 as recommended by the County Auditor and County Treasurer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Sheriff Todd Miller, and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss Law Enforcement Safety/Security. 

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (g, h, and/or k) at 11:38 AM as per recommendation of the County Attorney. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 1:08 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office a MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Larry Nilges-Larry Nilges Home Site (ID# 62496) in Section 4 of Sumner Township located at 1042 Usher Avenue, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 1:20 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all the members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, Carolan and Zoll.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.  

 

County Assistance Director Wendy Burgart met with the Board to discuss a property tax suspension for a county client.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to suspend the property taxes for county client as per the recommendation of the County Assistance Director.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the county farm rental property.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to advertise the County Farm Rental Property.

 

HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board for an update on HR topics. Mr. Greufe is in the process of updating the Employment Application and Performance Appraisals.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Utica Township summary statement of receipts and disbursements for FY 2014-2015.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Washington Township summary statement of receipts and disbursements for FY 2014-2015.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Deerfield Township summary statement of receipts and disbursements for FY 2014-2015.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Richland Township summary statement of receipts and

disbursements for FY 2014-2015.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads at 1:00 PM at the Courthouse in the meeting room located on the 1st floor of the Courthouse (room behind the Driver’s License) to discuss HR topics. Department heads and/or department representatives present included Sue Breitbach, Brian Moore, Ray Armel, Cindy Messersmith, Mark Huegel, John Murray, and Joan Knoll were present along with Supervisors John Andersen and Rick Holthaus.

 

 

 

 

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Rick Holthaus, Chairman

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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