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Monday, November 16, 2015 - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 16 & 17, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, November 16, 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 16 & 17, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes of November 9 & 10, 2015. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss county rental property

payments from the Gilmore Wapsi Access Troyna 2016-2019.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution 11-16-15-41 to set aside the rental payments from the Gilmore Wapsi Access Troyna 2016-2019 rental ground in the Capital Projects fund.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION NO. 11-16-15-41 The East Half (E) of the Northwest Quarter (NW) and the West Half (W) of the Northeast Quarter (NE), except Parcel B in the East Half (E) of the Northwest Quarter (NW) and the West Half (W) of the Northeast Quarter (NE) and further excepting the North 70 feet of the East 503.38 feet of the Northeast Quarter (NE) of the Northwest Quarter (NW), of Section Eighteen (18), Township Ninety-five (95) North, Range Thirteen (13), West of the 5th P.M., in Chickasaw County, Iowa AND All that part of the Northwest Quarter (NW) of the Southeast Quarter (SE) lying East of the river and the East Half (E) of the Southeast Quarter (SE) of Section Eighteen (18), Township Ninety-five (95) North, Range Thirteen (13), West of the 5th P.M., in Chickasaw County, Iowa, except a tract described as commencing 336.2 feet South of the Northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter (SE) of Section Eighteen (18), thence South 405.2 feet; thence West 248 feet; thence North 405.2 feet; thence East 248 feet, and further excepting Parcel A and further excepting Parcel C of the survey of the Northeast Quarter (NE) of the Southeast Quarter (SE)  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors desire to set aside funds for capital improvements, and WHEREAS, Chickasaw County receives payments for rental grounds described herein above, which is adjacent to and part of the Gilmore Wapsi Access Troyna 16-19 Rental grounds. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, as follows: 1. That the rental payments for the above described property shall be set and directed to the capital project fund.  PASSED, APPROVED, and adopted this 16th day of November, 2015, the vote thereon being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen, and Dan Carolan.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on the showers at the jail facility. The work will begin either the week of November 30, 2015 or December 7, 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, entrance work; entrance permits in various areas; chloride delivered to county home; sign repair as need in various areas; put up weight limits on bridges; snow fence posts in various areas; edge rutting in various areas; blades out all week; bridge repair, white plank on bridges; rock gradation, Nelson Quarry; survey work, bridge on Cheyenne Ave.; bridge repair list in various areas; working on day labor projects; better concrete conference in Ames; ISAC this week Wednesday-Friday; mechanic applications due this Friday, November 20, 2015; etc.

 

Executive Director Ben Brustkern and Casey Reints with Cedar Valley Friends of the Family met with the Board for an update on the programs and services over the year.

 

County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss a law enforcement investigation matter. Also present were Sheriff Todd Miller, Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (g) at 11:34 A.M.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to exit closed session at 12:11 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board recessed at 12:15 PM and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Mark J. Zaccone with Invenergy met with the Board to discuss alternative energy such as wind power throughout the county. Also present were Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson and Megan Gleason.  Mr. Zaccone gave a presentation to the Board about the possible project in Chickasaw County. A windmill farm would consist of 100 windmills.   The Board would like Mr. Zaccone continue the process and that Chickasaw County is very interested in alternative energy.

 

Supervisors Geerts and Carolan left at 1:42 PM.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 1:45 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, November 17, 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.  

 

Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board for the approval of two minor subdivisions.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve Resolution 11-17-15-42 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Lawrence Earl Springer Estate.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 11-17-15-42 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcel P in the Northwest quarter of Section 16, Township 94 NORTH, Range 14 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, ON THE 17th DAY of November at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel P in the Northwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 94 North, Range 14 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented.  WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcel P in the Northwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 94 North, Range 14 West in 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 17th DAY of November 2015. /ss/ Rick Holthaus Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution 11-17-15-43 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Stanley B. Laures and Virginia L. Laures  Revocable Trust as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 11-17-15-43 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF Parcels C and D in the Northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 2, Township 95 NORTH, Range 13 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, ON THE 17th DAY of November at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel C and D in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcel C and D in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 95 North, Range 13 West in 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 17th DAY of November 2015. /ss/ Rick Holthaus Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  ATTEST:  Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

Budget Worksession on the FY 2015-2016 County Budget Amendment.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to set the public hearing for December 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Boardroom for FY 2015-2016 County Budget Amendment.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 11:08 AM.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________

Rick Holthaus, Chairman   

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 
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