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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Carolan, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen.  Absent:  Geerts.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present were Sherry Mattke, Susan Steege, Dick Miller, Cindy Lantow, Ken Steege, Josh Schwiesow and a member from the media.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for September 28 & 29, 2015.   Roll Call:  Ayes: Carolan, Andersen, Zoll and Holthaus. Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of September 21 & 22, 2015. Roll Call:  Ayes:  Carolan, Andersen, Zoll and Holthaus. Absent:  Geerts.    Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to review the quote from West Union Trenching, LLC to run a pipe between the Sheriff’s Office and the Courthouse.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen to accept the quote from West Union Trenching, LLC to run a three inch pipe (197 feet at $11.00 per foot) between the Sheriff’s Office and the Courthouse in the amount $2,167.00.  Motion died for lack of second.  The Board deferred taking any action until Ken Rasing did some more research.

 

The Board also reviewed the quote from Robinson Telecommunications in the amount of $760.00          for the Courthouse telephone system battery backup and five biscuit jacks for the County offices. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to accept the quote from Robinson Telecommunications in the amount of $760.00 for the Courthouse telephone system battery backup and five biscuit jacks for the County offices.   Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Andersen, Zoll and Holthaus. Absent:  Geerts. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also discussed with the Board hiring Auctioneer Reggie Humpal for $150.00 to sell the obsolete county equipment at the Old Vets Building on October 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  The County will cover the costs of the publication.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to authorize Ken Rasing to hire auctioneer Reggie Humpal for $150.00 to sell the obsolete county equipment on October 15, 2015 and to advertise in all three local newspapers plus the New Hampton Advertiser.  Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Andersen, Zoll and Holthaus. Absent:  Geerts. Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also informed the Board that the spraying of weeds/ trees at the landfill has been completed.

 

Ken Rasing also introduced to the Board Paramedic specialist Josh Schwiesow.

 

Josh Schwiesow left at 10:00 AM.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel; entrance, D.C., culverts; Clean shop, clean furnace reflectors (Radiant Heat Main Shop); closing roads, sign repair, mailboxes reset on V-48; mowing side road, mowing hard surface; blades out; trimming weeds around bridges, sprayed weeds/trees at the landfill; fill cracks on north side Courthouse; SC0380 pile repair; channel X sections, Bridge 3090 grinding along curbs; survey V-48 ROW;

Alta Vista box on 110th Street, check plans/ROW; Annual Harassment training; bids today for end loader; etc.

 

Two sealed bids were received for a new front endloader.  Chairman Holthaus opened the sealed bids. Bid from Murphy Tractor & Equipment in the amount of $168,000.00 and Ziegler Inc. in the amount of $174,500.00.  Also present were Ziegler, Inc representative Jared Bucksa and Murphy Tractor & Equipment representative Patrick Messmore. The County Engineer will review the two bids and will make his recommendation on Monday, October 5, 2015.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications Inc. to place buried cable in the county right of way along Pembroke Ave. south of 260th Street in Dresden Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the permit for Alliant Energy to place buried cable through Gilmore Ave. approximately .05 miles north of Hwy 18 in Dayton Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board also discussed V-48 right of way property. Several people were present for discussion of the stockpile of dirt located on the V48 right of way just south of the City of Fredericksburg. 

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando spoke about how useful the pile of dirt is for projects when dry dirt is needed and that the location works well for this southeast section of the county.  Several people expressed their concern about the presence of tall weeds in the stockpile area and that there were some old tires as well and that this create and eyesore when one comes into the City of Fredericksburg. Dusten Rolando said that the County can monitor the area and can spray and knockdown the weeds and it can follow its current procedure for disposing of tires.  

 

There was also talk about placement of a parking area or picnic area in this stockpile area.  Dusten Rolando stated that the value of having the stockpile of dirt in this location outweighed the possible value of having a parking lot or picnic area since there are other areas along the bike trail that could be used.  The county will continue to use this right of way area for the stockpiling of dirt and they will maintain it more effectively with respect to its appearance.

 

Sherry Mattke, Susan Steege, Dick Miller, Cindy Lantow, Ken Steege left at 10:50 AM.

 

The Board opened two bids for the 2016 county farm rental property.  Those present included:  Gordon Davis Jr., and County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Initial bids were opened and read as follows:  Pat Rosonke $242.00 per acre and Gordon Davis Jr. $250.00 per acre.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to accept the bid of $250.00 per acre by Gordon F. Davis Jr. for a three year lease of 66.5 acres county farm rental and authorize Chairman signature on the lease agreement.  Roll Call: Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the revised estimate from West Union Trenching, LLC.

 

Motion by Andersen to accept the quote from West Union Trenching, LLC to run a three inch pipe (197 feet at $11.00 per foot) between the Sheriff’s Office and the Courthouse in the amount $2,167.00.   Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM. Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Carolan.  Absent: Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.  

 

The Joint 28 E Chickasaw-Mitchell Targeted Case Management Board meeting convened at 9:35 AM via conference call:  Present at Chickasaw County was Supervisors: John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Rick Holthaus, and Dan Carolan, Regional Coordinator of Disability Services for County Social Services (CSS) Sheila Kobliska, and Auditor Joan E. Knoll.  Also present was member from the media and two visitors.  Present at Mitchell County were Supervisors Joel Voaklander and Stan Walk, Shannon Paulus, Auditor Lowell Tesch and members from the media and the public.

 

Sheila Kobliska reviewed the Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Final Cost Report for FY 15.

 

Motion by Voaklander, Seconded by Andersen to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 15 Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Cost Report.  Roll Call:  Chickasaw County:   Ayes.  Andersen, Zoll, Carolan, and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Mitchell County:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Chairman Paulus adjourned the meeting at 9:45 AM.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to acknowledge the letter of Retirement for Linda Alexander effective October 31, 2015.  Roll Call: Ayes: Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus. Absent: Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to acknowledge the change of status for Tammy Flick from part-time scheduled homecare aide to full time homecare aide effective September 21, 2015.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the change of status for Tammy Gardner from part-time-on-call homecare aide to part-time scheduled homecare aide effective September 21, 2015.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts:  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Andersen reviewed the County Facilities Use Policy.  Discussion followed. The Board deferred action.  Supervisor Andersen will consult with the County Attorney and make some revisions to the policy for the Board’s consideration.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for annual updates for Gerald Lynch (ID # 58597) in Section 27 of Utica Township located at 1779 Vanderbilt Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:03 AM. Roll Call: Ayes:  Zoll, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus.  Absent:  Geerts:  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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