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Monday, October 26, 2015 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, October 26, 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 Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for October 26 & 27, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of October 19 & 20, 2015. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve and authorize Chairman Signature for the 2016 Flexible Spending Account renewal contract with Employee Benefit Systems (Third Party Administration) and to allow the rollover provision up to a $500 maximum.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave the Board an update on the Heartland meeting held on Thursday, October 22, 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 in various areas; entrance permits in various areas; spray training class at the extension office; ditch cleaning permits in various areas; stop sign repair on LaSalle and 160th Street; night time survey complete, East half; crack filling, Jerico Road; edge rutting , V-56; boom mower, Alta Vista area; spot blading, need rain; Waucoma pavement patching continues; survey work day labor, Ridgeway Blvd.; AutoCAD work, day labor projects; reviewed Bassett bridge; Alta Vista Bridge replacement, west of 63, I.D.O.T. etc.

 

The Board opened two bids for the 2016 Gilmore Wapsi (Troyna) farm rental property.  Those present included Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Dale Rosonke.  Initial bids were opened and read as follows:  Dale and Linda Rosonke: Total bid of $2,580.00 per year; Mike Bucknell: 59.49 acres (13.45 acres grass hay and 46.04 acres row crop) at $215.00 per acres for a total bid of $12,790.35 per year.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Carolan , Seconded by Geerts to accept the bid from Mike Bucknell in the amount of $215.00 per acre for a three year lease of 46.04 acres more or less, crop ground, and 13.45 acres more or less hay ground only and authorize Chairman Signature on the lease agreement.  Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Andersen, Carolan and Holthaus. Nays: Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board on litigation matter. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 11:39 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to exit closed session at 12:30 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 12:31 P M. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, and Geerts. Absent: Carolan.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. 

 

Chickasaw County Extension Office Manager Sarah E. Merrifield met with the Board to introduce herself.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve the liquor license for Poor Richards.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Andersen and Holthaus. Absent:  Carolan.   Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Andersen updated the Board on the position at the Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Sarah Dungey as one of Chickasaw County representatives to the Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council.  Roll Call:   Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Andersen and Holthaus.   Absent: Carolan.   Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on the Northeast Iowa Community Action meeting held on October 26, 2015.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for an update on the auction that was held at the Old Vets Building on October 15, 2015.  Mr. Gorman informed the Board that overall the auction was a success. 

 

Dave Gorman also gave a departmental update on the showers at the jail facility.  Mr. Gorman is working with a vendor for wall shower fixtures.  Mr. Gorman will continue to update the Board.  The Board looked at the new air conditioning unit in the jail facility basement.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the Syngenta Litigation/Attorney Employment Contract.  The Board deferred action until the County Attorney reviews the contract.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Reports for Don Kurtenbach-Kurppy LTD (ID#61912) in Section 20 of Stapleton Township located at 2228 Stanley Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:38 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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