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Monday, April 19, 2004 - Tuesday, April 20, 2004

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 19 & 20, 2004

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 9:30AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

The Board received and filed 3rd Quarter Reports of FY 2003-04 of Emergency Management; Sanitarian; and Homemaker Home Health Agency. Also received and filed February and March 2004 Homemaker Home Health Agency Reports.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss various topics. Sheriff Marty Larsen and Deputy Dennis Sander were present for the discussion regarding the State Fire Marshall rejected variance for a 2nd floor fire escape exit. The County requested the variance because of deficit budgets, cost of construction and daytime only use of the 2nd floor offices; however, the request was rejected by the State. Before any construction plans may be considered an approval from the State will be required to deviate from their current fire exit standards.

 

Planned Heritage renovations were reviewed, in preparation for new provider services beginning July 1, 2004. 

 

Proposed Landfill reimbursement to deliver brochures to all unincorporated areas was reviewed. Proposed reimbursement is 25 cents, while past years has been 50 – 75 cents per brochure.   

 

Doug Welton, Assessor, reviewed the 2004 slough bill land owner applications.  Currently 4191.14 acres has been designated slough, decreasing 640 acres from last year’s certifications.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve 2004 slough bill applications and authorize Chairman Signature letters to property owners.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Sheila Kobliska, CPC, Carla Janssen, and Jeanine Matt met with the Board to present their recommendation for service provider for the Heritage Residence beginning July 1, 2004. Discussion followed with submitted proposals rated 1-2-3.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Bids for dust control vendor were received as follows: D&L Dust Control $.36 per linear foot; Farmers Feed & Grain $.25 per linear foot; House-Loebig Enterprises $.34 per linear foot; Niemeyer Dust Control $.31per linear foot, Div.1&2, $.30 per linear foot, Div 3&4,$.30 per linear foot. Engineer Rolando stated tests and specifications would be checked to insure quality of contract work.

 

Motion Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to accept low bid with Engineer’s recommendation of Farmers Feed and Grain bid of $.25 per linear foot for dust control vendor on all county projects.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman’s signature for North Washington Volunteer Fire Department to renew their Adopt A Highway Permit for litter control along V18 (Gilmore Avenue) between 155th and 180th Streets. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Benning, Dr. Joe Peraud, Gerald Lindner, and Hugh MacIntosh met with the Board for a facts and figures follow up presentation showing estimated costs for the proposed building plans and a projection for future real estate taxes for the Fredericksburg Development Corporation’s funding request funding for a new Family Health Clinic building.   Consideration and possible action will be taken on their pending request on Monday, April 26th.

 

Marv Hackman met with the Board to request approval for locating to move in a storage building on his commercial zoned lot at the corner of E. Court and N. Water, satisfying a requirement by the City that all landowners within 200feet mandates written approval before a building permit is issued. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve request and authorize signature of Chairman on neighborhood approval to located storage building on Marv Hackman commercial zoned property. Roll Call: Ayes, Pickar, Mattke, Huegel, Boge.  Nay,  Schueth.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of April 12 & 13, 2004. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR correspondence as follows: Manure Management and Pollution Prevention Plan for Mapes Finisher Farm, located in Floyd County with manure site application in Section 31, Deerfield Township; Annual Manure Management update for Meirick Enterprises, (ID#58676) located in Section 24, Utica Township; Exeter LTD, (ID#59543) Owner, Kevin Zwanziger, located  at 2751 Exeter Avenue, Nashua located in Section 14 Bradford Township.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12:22 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Mark Huegel, Assistant County Attorney, met with the Board to request approval signature on Covenant

Agreement to refrain from litigation resulting from an accident with a Secondary Road truck occurring on February 25, 2004 on County Road V22 near Jerico.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Huegel, to authorize Mark E. Huegel, sign on behalf of Chickasaw County said Covenant refraining from litigation. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Quarterly Reports of Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff, subject to audit.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve liquor license permit for Bradford House.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Pickar, to approve fireworks permit for Brett Ohm. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Nashua City Officials, including Becky Neal, City Clerk; Barbara Jensen, Council person and Glenn Hatzky, former council person, met with the Board to present their funding request for the Northeast Iowa-Nashua Welcome Center. Becky Neal acted as spokesperson, defining the project’s concepts combining welcome center, rest stop and storm center, cost and mission of promoting tourism within northeast Iowa.   The request will be considered with possible action on Monday, April 26th.

 

Lucille Lane and Shelley Horak, Local of Board of Health members, met with the Board to present the Nursing Agency FY 2003-04 Budget Amendment request of $27,406. The request will be considered within other pending departmental amendments.  The FY 2004-05 projected nursing agency budget, including the increased salaries and benefits was reviewed and discussed.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to adjourn at 12:12 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

                                                                                                ___________________________

                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairperson

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 
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