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Monday, December 14, 2015 - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

DECEMBER 14, & 15, 2015

 

The Board convened on Monday, December 14, 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.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for December14, 15, & 17, 2015 with the cancellation of the December 17, 2015 meeting.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of December 7 & 8, 2015. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

Helping Services Director Carson Eggland and Kathleen Davis met with the Board to present the FY 2016-2017 budget request in the amount of $2,000.00. The request will be considered within the context of the total county budget. 

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel; motorgraders out spot blading all week; spot rocking all week; brushing in various areas all week; ditch cleaning on Jasper Avenue; cleaning equipment this week; sign repairs all week; pot holes, asphalt, patching; clearing and grubbing bridge replacement project, Alta Vista road; brushing at landfill, Ken Rasing; day labor design; ICEA conference in Ames; FY 17 budget; cleaning out project files; mechanic interviews this week; department head meeting today; etc.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Donald Dowd to the Pioneer Cemetery Commission for an unexpired 2 year term ending December 31, 2017.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Member from the media left at 10:30 AM.

 

HR Consultant Paul Greufe and County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss a litigation matter.  Also present were Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Public Health and Home Care Administrator Kathy Babcock and Assistant Director Diane Murphy.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 11:35 AM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

 

Discussion followed.

 

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

 

The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads at 1:00 PM at the Courthouse in the Board Room to discuss HR topics. Department heads in attendance included Brian Moore, Marty Hemann, Mark Huegel, Doug Welton, Pat Wegman, Ken Rasing, Dave Jacobsen, Dusten Rolando, Diane Murphy, Sue Breitbach, Rick Holthaus, Dan Carolan, Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, John Andersen and Joan Knoll.

 

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

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to enter into closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c) at 2:25 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to exit closed session at 2:50 PM.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 2:55 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, December 15, 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. 

 

Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to review FY 2016-17 budget. 

 

Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to review FY 2016-17 budget.

 

Member from the media present at 10:30 AM.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Jason Speltz met with Board to review FY 2016-17 budget and a departmental update. Also present was Teresa Rasmussen. Jason Speltz informed the Board that the Fredericksburg Bed and Breakfast will be under new management beginning the January 1, 2016; working with RC & D to develop a new website for the farmers market; new travel guide in the Spring 2016; group TV ads in the Summer of 2016; working on motorcycle guide, etc.

 

County Assistance Director Wendy Burgart met with the Board to review FY 2016-17 budget.

 

The Board recessed at 11:35 AM. and reconvened at 1:00 PM.  The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Geerts. Supervisor Holthaus left at 1:10 PM.

 

Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to review FY 2016-2017 budget.

 

Supervisor Holthaus returned at 1:55 PM.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board discussed the employee vacation carryover from several departments.  Discussion followed.   The Board deferred taking action until next week.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Christensen Farms Midwest LLC (F092)-(ID#58128) in Section 36 of Bedford Township located at 1529 310th Street, Nashua, Iowa 50658.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of December 2015.

  

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Andersen to adjourn the meeting at 3:15 PM. 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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