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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, November 2, 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 Andersen to approve agenda for November 2 & 3, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of October 26 & 27, 2015. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board for the approval of a minor subdivision.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution 11-02-15-40 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Harold Glaser Estate as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 11-02-15-40 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcels b, c, d, e, f and g in the east HALF of Section 5, Township 95 NORTH, Range 13 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, ON THE 2nd DAY of November at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels B, C, D, E, F and G in the East Half of Section 5, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented.  WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels B, C, D, E, F and G in the East Half of Section 5, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved.       NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 2nd DAY of NOVEMBER 2015. /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST:  /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Member from the media was present 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 permits in various areas; ditch cleaning in various areas; work orders in various areas; winter service vehicles, dump trucks; placed snow equipment on some trucks; sign repair in various areas; edge rutting in various areas on V-56; spot rocking in several locations; PCC patching on Waucoma road, finish up tomorrow; day labor, box culvert, Ridgeway Blvd.; Nelson Quarry rock sample, gradation; day labor projects, drainage areas; ALICE training this Friday; advertising mechanic this week and next week; posting 6 bridges, weight restrictions; FY 16 budget amendment; etc.

 

Motion  by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to enter into an agreement with the City of Fredericksburg for the concrete and asphalt paving done on the center 22 feet, shoulder, and asphalt approaches outside the center 22 feet on V-48 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve Resolution 11-02-15-39 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 11-02-15-39 WHEREAS, Chickasaw County completes an inspection of all bridges and structures on the Secondary Road System of Chickasaw County and WHEREAS, part of this inspection involves the recalculation of the safe load capacity of any structure showing remarkable deterioration of the structural components of that structure and WHEREAS, that structural evaluation has resulted in the recommendation to reduce the safe load capacity that can be supported by certain structures, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on this 2nd day of November, 2015 as provided in Sections 321.471, 321.472, and 321.473, Code of Iowa to erect and/or maintain weight limit signs in advance of the following bridges located on the Local Secondary Road System as follows:

 

Bridge No.

Location

Multiple Posting

112140

T31,T96N, R11W

17,28,29

112371

E4, T96N, R13W

22,36, 35

112600

E23,T96N,R13W

22,36,36

113420

E29,T97N,R14W

21,34,34

113430

T29,T97N,R14W

20,30,33

113471

W31,T97N,R14W

15,23,25

SC2210

T10,T96N,R12W

15,15,15

Passed and approved this 2nd day of November, 2015. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen and Dan Carolan.

ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the showers at the jail facility.  Dave Gorman presented two quotes for the wall showers fixtures at the jail facility for the Board to review.  Dave Gorman informed the Board that the vendor would have to order two wall shower fixtures for the showers at the jail facility.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to accept the quote from Geerts Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $1968.75 per unit (installed) for a total amount of $3,937.50.  Roll Call: Ayes:  Carolan, Andersen, Zoll and Holthaus.  Abstain:  Geerts.  Motion Carried.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the FY 15-16 Communication billing for the City of Nashua.  Also present were Ken Rasing and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that a meeting be scheduled for all parties after the November 3, 2015 city election.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to review the proposed Syngenta Litigation/Attorney Employment Contract.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.   Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to enter into the Syngenta Litigation/Attorney Employment Contract and authorize Chairman Signature.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the upcoming FY 15-16 County Budget Amendment.

 

Member from the media left at 12:05 PM

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM with all the members present: Holthaus, Andersen, Zoll, Carolan and Geerts.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus.   Mail was opened and distributed.  

 

Brian Quirk met with the Board to request permission to use the lobby and restrooms located on the first floor of the Courthouse on Veteran’s Day.   Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts that the Board authorizes the custodian to open the first floor of the Courthouse from 10:00 AM to approximately 12:00 Noon for the convenience of the public attending the Veterans Day ceremonies on the Courthouse grounds that are scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM. November 11, 2015.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Andersen, Carolan, Geerts and Holthaus.  Nays:  Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Member from the media present.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for an update on the auction held on October 15, 2015 at the Old Vets Building.  The auction totaled sales were $3,176.50 minus the auctioneer fee of $150.00 equals the total income of $3,026.50.  The Sheriff’s department will receive $1777.50; Secondary Road $275.00 and the General fund will receive $974.00.  The advertising and Landfill expenses will be paid out of the General fund.

 

Mr. Rasing also gave an update on the air conditioning unit in the basement of the Jail facility.  Also present were Dennis Ungs, Doug Welton, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.   Ken Rasing informed the Board that the contractor continues to work on the air conditioning unit in the basement in the jail facility.  After the final inspection of the air conditioning unit in the basement of the jail facility, the contractor will submit a bill to the County for payment. 

 

Member from the media left at 10:35 AM.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP short form for Annual Update for James Heffelmeier-Whitetail (ID#61488) in Section 19 of Chickasaw Township located at 1089 230th Street, Nashua, IA 50658.

 

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman  

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

______________________________________

Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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