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Monday, February 23, 2004 - Tuesday, February 24, 2004

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2004

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Roger Nosbisch met with the Board to request approval for repair of pull-down ladder to attic storage at Community Services Building. Board asked for vendor proposals to be considered.

 

A meeting was held to discuss Public Health Nursing Agency issues.  Those in attendance included Board of Health members; Dr. Richard Reams, MD, Lucille Lane, Shelley Horak, Doris Ries; Public Nursing Staff; Jennifer Bouillon, RN, Jeanne Heit, RN, Cathy Shatek;, Homemaker Staff; Bernette Njus, Director, Alice Eschweiler; Karen Heinselman, representing Waterloo Courier; and interested public, Denny Bouillon, Gerald Heit, Randy Bouillon.  Note: Supervisor John Huegel is also a Board of Health Member.

 

Dr. Reams expressed doctor confidence in nursing agency by reason of their past experience, trust and paperwork and patient dependence on nursing agency. Boge expressed budget concerns on behalf of the county, and human resources person had recommended a $3.00 hourly increase in the nurse salary scale. Chairperson Lucille Lane stated Board of Health members are all volunteers and it may be difficult to find replacements. BOH member Huegel stated the BOH would need to define their responsibilities for the short term and the future. BOH member Horak stated that while there were budget concerns, she felt the BOH was ready for changes and up to the challenge and greater responsibilities of management. Board of Supervisors stated the final budget responsibility rested with them. Past management practices of hiring and resignations had rested with the Board of Supervisors. The letter from Lou Herrera of HR-OneSource was referred to tracking the time line of recent events pertaining to the nurse situation and the salary comparables study. The Board of Supervisors stated the BOH should take advantage of Lou Herrera’s services in determining the appropriate salary range.  Pickar stated he would rescind his motion accepting the resignation, while Boge stated the BOH should make the request for the resignation to be rescinded. restaff all vacancies and go forward into the future. 

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to rescind motion for resignation of Jennifer Bouillon and return resignations to the Board of Health, while retaining the recommendation for salary increases within the current budget year of present salary scale by  $3.00 per hour, to become effective March 15, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes, Pickar, Mattke. Nays: Schueth, Huegel, Boge. Motion fails. The recommendation for $3.00 per hour salary adjustment remains in effect to support the Board of Health decision.

 

Huegel met with Board of Health members to present upcoming issues which will be discussed at the next meeting on Monday, March 1, 2004.

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

Chairman signed contract for $6950.00 with Matt Construction for Nashua Shop roof replacement. An addendum of $1300.00 has been added to provide for fiberglass insulation under the roof replacement.

 

As an update to the railroad crossing meeting, indicated tentative cost participation as follows: 60% State, 20% Railroad and 20% by Governmental entity where crossing is located.  Board questioned if county participation fund could be allocated from the $260M grant recently appropriated to railroads for infrastructure repair and update.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of February 17 & 18, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes, Pickar, Schueth, Huegel, Boge. Nays, Mattke. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Employees’ proposed wellness clinic health insurance reserve funding was reviewed and discussed.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to set county participation funding of $35.00 for all full and part-time employees from health reserve fund, for upcoming stroke and vascular disease testing. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to adjourn at 12:25 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel,

Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Carolyn Martin-Shaw, CEO Mercy Medical Center, met with the Board for review and discussion of current Heritage inventory. Ken Rasing was also present. Various aspects of Case Management cost per unit of services were discussed.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board recessed at 12:15PM for lunch and reconvened at 1:15 PM for a review of upcoming budget presentation.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR correspondence as follows: Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plan for Whitetail Nursery #7174 (ID#61488, located in Section 19 of Chickasaw Township and Willow Creek (ID#61668) owned by Dale Reicks, located in Section 30, Jacksonville Township.  Verification of County Receipt of Manure Management Plans were received and placed on file for Harrington, LTD (ID# 59742 & 58790) located at 1464 290th St., Nashua, located in Section 26 of Bradford Township; Richland, LTD (ID#61657) located at 1647 20th St., Nashua, located in Section 19 of Richland Township and Don Shatek, located in Section 18, Paris Township, Howard County at 13126 200th St., Elma. 

 

Adjournment was declared at 2:15 PM.

 

The Board convened on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 1:30 PM to meet with Farm Bureau members to present and discuss the FY 2004-05 proposed budget. Local Farm Bureau members attending were Tom Sabelka; Richard Schuchhardt; Shannon Maloy; Marlo Steege; Richard Mattke and Tim Johnson from

the West Des Moines Office.  Board members present were Boge, Huegel, and Schueth. Adjournment was declared at 4:00 PM.

 

 

                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

  

 

  

   

 
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