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Monday, July 21, 2014 - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 21 & 22, 2014

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present:

Byrne, Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed.   At 10:00 AM a member from the media was present.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for July 21 & 22, 2014.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to approve board minutes of July 7 & 8, 2014.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.   Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; Munson Park; sign barricades removed off  BR 3230, weight limit signs on ½ dozen plus bridges, general sign repair; Division I contract rock will be finished; Division III contract rock starts today; mowing, spraying weeds, spot rocking; Division II and Division IV contract rock to start on Wednesday of this week; Windsor Avenue (culvert) north of 140th opened 7/14/14; Started on building Bridge 3230 (Howard Co. Line); Ushers Bridge grade prep for paving, paving to start today.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the Chickasaw County Employment Contract & Agreement for CPC/TCM/GA Director Sheila Kobliska.  Also present was Sheila Kobliska.   Discussion followed.  After considering her options, Sheila Kobliska will contact the County Attorney’s Office.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the entry roofs at the Community Services Building and the roof at the Jail Building.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Andersen to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (c) at 11:25 A.M.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to exit closed session at 11:45 AM.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to direct the County Attorney’s Office to draft a letter in reference to the roofing issues at the two county buildings.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve Abby Lea’s Liquor License.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the hiring of Ashley Leach as part-time-on-call homemaker aide effective July 15, 2014 as per union contract.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn the meeting at 11:50 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Byrne, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller met with the Board to discuss further options for the Mental Health transports.  Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann.  Mr. Miller presented the Board comparability information from other sheriff’s departments that are similar to our county in terms of population to provide quality law enforcement services.  Sheriff Miller presented one option that would include the hiring a civilian jail administrator.  That person could also do Mental Health transports as well as performing a variety of jail-related duties.  A job description, wage comparison, and other information would have to be compiled before any decisions would be made.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that the Sheriff’s office continues the process of gathering information for the hiring of a civilian jail administrator and to update the Board on the progress of the project.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller also discussed with the Board the process of hiring a deputy sheriff.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that the Sheriff’s office starts the process of establishing a civil service list in order to proceed with the hiring a deputy sheriff pending the retirement of the deputy.

 

Sheriff Miller also informed the Board that the department is considering the purchase of a four wheel drive SUV as the next replacement vehicle.  Sheriff Miller will continue to update the Board.

 

The Board reviewed the Letter of Understanding for services provided by Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC for the FY 2013-2014 audit.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Letter of Understanding for services provided by Hacker, Nelson & Co., PC for FY 2013-2014 audit.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board also discussed the Chickasaw County Handbook.  Supervisor Andersen discussed the language on the overtime.  The Board will contact Paul Greufe regarding the language and also schedule a meeting.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Roger Treloar-Treloar Farms (ID# 57710) in Section 28 of Fredericksburg Township located at 3061 300th Street, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Willow Creek, LLC-Fuss Site (ID# 57719) in Section 11 of Paris Township located at 17177 200th Street, Elma, IA 50628.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for AK Family LLC-Kleiss Site (ID# 66865 ) in Section 17 of Dresden Township located at Mission Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Mike Reicks (ID# 64781 ) in Section 33 of Utica Township located at 3020 180th  Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

The Board received and filed a short form annual updates for Larry Nilges-Evans Site (ID# 68031) in Section 5 of Sumner Township located at Usher Avenue, Sumner, IA  50674.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of July.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:20 PM.  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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