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Monday, October 5, 2015 - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 5 & 6, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 5, 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. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for October 5 & 6, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to approve board minutes of September 28 & 29, 2015. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Sheriff Todd Miller and Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the disposition of the 2007 Dodge Charger.  Marty Hemann informed the Board that the 2007 Dodge Charger has 179,000 miles and all the equipment has been removed. Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to place the 2007 Dodge Charger at the Auction on October 15, 2015.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel; work orders, x-road pipe work in various locations; permits, entrances, ditch cleaning in various areas; installed edge rutter; mowed outside shop lawns, main shop; sign repairs in various areas; spot rocking in various areas; stop blading; started edge rutting today; boom mower V-48; Boyd Road; trimming around bridges; box culver work; bridge repair, various areas; Jasper & 180th Street, ply pipe, start this week; survey work, river cross section; Alta Vista Box culvert, plan revisions; final plans, submittals I.D.O.T; auction, sale items to Ken Rasing, Oct. 15th ; etc.

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando reviewed the two bids on the front endloader.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to accept the bid from Murphy Tractor & Equipment in the amount of $168,000.00 with trade for a John Deere front endloader.  Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, and Andersen. Nays: Carolan and Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve the renewal of the Adopt A Highway permit for 4-H Ionia Rustlers (one mile east and west of the City of Ionia). Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the request for the used of the Chickasaw Park for the Zombie Fun Run for the Nashua-Plainfield Schools Post Prom Committee.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.   Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel expressed his concerns to the Board.  It was the consensus of the Board to deny the Zombie Fun Run for the Nashua Plainfield Schools Post Prom Committee event at the Chickasaw Park.  Supervisor Holthaus will notify Melissa Sheet the decision of the Board.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 AM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, Carolan and Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.  

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss the purchase of computer equipment for the Sheriff’s Department, Public Health Department and the Courthouse. Also present were Custodian Dave Gorman and Sheriff Todd Miller. 

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to authorize the IT Department to purchase computer equipment as described in the request dated October 6, 2015 for the Sheriff’s Department, Public Health Department and the Courthouse in the amount of $51,808.90 as per the recommendation of the Data Processing Manager. Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board also discussed the disposition of the obsolete computer equipment. It was the consensus of the Board that Data Processing Manager Doug Welton and Custodian Dave Gorman include the obsolete computer equipment on the auction bill scheduled for October 15, 2015 at the Old Vets Building.

 

The Board engaged in a phone conference with IGHCP Consultant Denise Ballard to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting. Denise Ballard explained the two options to the Board.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board to approve the Self Service Option in the amount of $250.00 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting and the expenditure will be paid from the Health/Flex Account. 

 

Denise Ballard also gave a departmental update.

 

The Board reviewed the revised Community Use of County Facilities Policy.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Community Use of County Facilities Policy.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, and Holthaus.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 11:08 AM. 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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