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Monday, September 7, 2015 - Friday, September 11, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 7, 8 & 11, 2015

 

 

The Courthouse and offices were closed-Labor Day Holiday.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Carolan, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.   Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for September 7, 8, & 11, 2015.   Roll Call:   All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of August 31 and September 1, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that there were 35 campers at Split Rock and 18 campers at Airport Lake during the Labor Day weekend.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Pheasants Forever committee would like a food plot (about 20 acres) on the Flick Farm rental property.  The Conservation Board took this request under advisement at this time due to the Flick Farm rental property has one more year on the lease.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the tile is working on the Gilmore Wapsi access and the County has not received the reimbursement from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for the tile repair.  Brian Moore updated the Conservation Board of the sale of the F150 pickup.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that no action had been taken regarding the beach moving at Split Rock Park.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Rod Hanawalt plans to complete the tree removal project by September 18, 2015 at Jenn Timber.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that Dave Lehmkuhl will also complete the project by September 18, 2015 at the Wapsi Junction.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation Board took no action at this time to purchase a new mower until the quotes are received for the additional work at the Airport Lake Shower House, but that he is contacting vendors for quotes for a new mower.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that a prospective seller would like to discuss the sale of Wapsipinicon River bottom property to the County and there was no action taken at this time.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that there was discussion about the history of Howard’s Woods.  Mr.  Moore informed the Board that the Howard’s Woods was purchased in 1959 and was the second or third area purchased property in Chickasaw County.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that he is continuing to research Howard’s Woods history.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Airport Lake Shower house opened this weekend and the dump station also.  Mr. Moore informed the Board that the Conservation dept. will install a sign with the protocol if an alarm goes off.  Mr. Moore also informed the Board that there will be a host camper at the Airport Lake by next summer as well as Split Rock.

 

The Board also discussed the Gilmore Wapsie Farm lease aka the Troyna Property.  It was the consensuses of the Board to have the County Attorney’s Office begin the process of advertisement for the Gilmore Wapsie Farm lease. 

 

Support Staff Representative Kay Clark with Henry M. Adkins & Son, Inc. introduced herself to the Board.  Ms. Clark is assisting with the New Hampton School election regarding the new voting equipment.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism/Coordinator Director Jason Speltz met with the Board for a departmental update.  Also present was Teresa Rasmussen.  Mr. Speltz informed the Board that he been busy contacting vendors throughout the County.  Mr. Speltz informed the Board that he has been working with the Northeast IA Tourism Association (NEITA) to update the tourism booklet and the production work will begin in January when they meet with the designers. The finished product is distributed to the locations by mid March or April of next year.  Mr. Speltz is also working on a grant to submit to the Community Foundation regarding the Mennonite greenhouses in Chickasaw County.  There is an intention to provide more information about the greenhouses, produce a physical map as well as an electronic map so that tourists and others will be able to more easily find the greenhouses. Mr. Speltz is also working with the vendors to create specific listings of their product(s), to continue to establishing one on one relationships with each of the tourism vendors, as well as continuing to keep open lines of communication.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel; ditch cleaning, entrances; spot spraying, cutting brush, sign truck; closed 180th west of Ivanhoe (started box removal); opened 120th just west of Stevens Avenue (Saude Bridge); cleaning up yard; moving R. R. signs; blades out, mowing pavements, spot rock; box culver repair; bridge channel X sections; Saude bridge repair, shoulders, painted opened; material audit STP-S-L019(84) (P.C.C. Paving V-48) etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adopt Resolution to revise Chickasaw County 2016 Five Year Road Program.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  Resolution to Revise Chickasaw County 2016 Five Year Road Program 09-08-15-37  Resolution No. 0.1  Unforeseen circumstances have arisen since the adoption of the approved Secondary Road Construction Program, and previous revisions, requiring changes to the sequence, funding and timing of the proposed work plan.  The Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, in accordance with Iowa Code section 309.22, initiates and recommends modification of the following projects(s) in the accomplishment year (State Fiscal Year 2016), for approval by the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), per Iowa Code 309.23 and Iowa DOT Instructional Memorandum 2.050.  The following approved Priority Year projects shall be ADDED to the Program’s Accomplishment year:

 

 

 

Project Number

Local ID

TPMS #

Project Location

Description of work

 

AADT

Length

NBIS #

Type Work

Fund basis

 

Accomplishment Year

($1000''s of dollars)

 

New
amount

 

LFM-FY16-01--7X-19

On 170th Street (B33), Over small tributary, at NLINE S25 T96 R13

20

Box Culverts

 

 

$80

 

Double Run 14'' X 6'' X 36'' Reinforced Box Culvert

0

LOCAL

TPMS ID: 34255

Day Labor project Replace Bridge 2630 with 2 runs of 14'' X 6'' X 36'' Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert.

112621

LFM-FY16-02--7X-19

On Pembroke Avenue(V46), Over small tributary, along WLINE S2 T96 R12

140

Box Culverts

 

 

$80

 

Day Labor Project Single Cell 14'' X 5'' X 60 RCB

0

LOCAL

TPMS ID: 34256

Day Labor Project SC2180, Replace with 14'' X 5'' X 60'' Single Cell Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert.

 

Totals

 

$160

 

 

The following PRE-EXISTING Accomplishment Year projects shall be MODIFIED as follows:

 

Project Number

Local ID

TPMS #

Project Location

Description of work

 

AADT

Length

NBIS #

Type Work

Fund basis

Modification(s)
applied

Accomplishment Year

($1000''s of dollars)

Previous
Amount

New
amount

Net
change

L-FY15-01--73-19

On 100TH ST, Over ELK CREEK, on NLINE S20 T97 R13

50

Bridges

Removed from program

$80

$0

$-80

L-FY15-01

0

LOCAL

TPMS ID: 29250

60'' X 24'' 2-span I-Beam Bridge with Stub Abutments.

113230

L-FY15-02--73-19

On V62, Windsor Avenue, Over SPRING CREEK, on WLINE S24 T94 R11

60

Bridges

Removed from program

$80

$0

$-80

L-FY15-02

0

LOCAL

TPMS ID: 29251

Double Cell 12'' X 8'' X 30'' Concrete Box Culvert

110210

Totals

$160

$0

$-160

 

Fund ID

Accomplishment year

($1000''s of dollars)

 

Previous Amount

New Amount

Net Change

Local Funds

$160

$160

$0

Farm to Market Funds

$120

$120

$0

Special Funds

$0

$0

$0

Federal Aid Funds

$480

$480

$0

Total construction cost (All funds)

$760

$760

$0

 

 

 

 

Local 020 Construction cost totals
(Local Funds + BROS-8J FA funds)

$160

$160

$0

Recommended: Date 9-8-15 /ss/Dusten Rolando, County Engineer Approved: Date 9-8-15 /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chair Board of Supervisors Attested:  I, Joan E. Knoll, Auditor in and for Chickasaw County, Iowa, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true and exact copy of a resolution passed and approved by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, at its meeting held on the 8th of September, 2015. /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen  to approve the permit for Interstate Power & Light to place buried cable in the county right of way thru Union Avenue south of 220th Street as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communication Inc. to place electronic support equipment and buried cable for a new digital loop carrier in the county right of way along Gilmore Avenue north of 190th Street and along 190th west of Gilmore Avenue and bore thru Gilmore Avenue at the intersection of 190th Street as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan     to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications Inc. to place electronic support equipment and buried cable for anew digital loop carrier in the county right of way along Durham Avenue north of 230th Street and along 230th west of Durham Avenue as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to discuss an Iowa Medicaid contract (Home Care Services) for agency service area.  Also present was Assistant Administrator Diane Murphy.  This contract would include Fayette, Chickasaw, Howard, Floyd and Bremer County within a 30 mile radius of the City of New Hampton.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve fireworks permit for Donald (DJ) Busta.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the request from the Veterans’ Memorial Committee regarding the Courthouse sidewalk. Also present was Custodian Dave Gorman.  It was the consensus of the Board to approve the request from the Veterans Memorial Committee to repair the sidewalk on the South side of the Courthouse in front of the circle sidewalk and the Veterans Memorial Committee will cover all the costs. 

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s office a MMP short form for annual updates for Gerald Lynch (ID” 67964) in Section 9 of Bethel Township located at 23200 W. Avenue, Hawkeye, IA 52147.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s office a MMP short form for annual updates for Don Kurtenbach (ID”60832) in Section 13 of New Hampton Township located at 2798 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s office the Jail Inspection Report from the Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s office Chickasaw Township Summary of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2014-2015.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 12:40 PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened in special session on Friday, September 11, 2015 to canvass

the school elections as required by Iowa Code Section 277.20 with the following members present: Holthaus, Geerts, Carolan.  Absent: Andersen and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.  Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Board members proceeded to canvass the school election held on September 8, 2015.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the canvass of the school election and authorize Commissioner of Elections to certify results to school and record in Permanent Election Register.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Andersen and Zoll.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 AM.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Geerts, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent: Zoll and Andersen.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 ____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman                                                                                                                                               Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

_______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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