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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 4 & 5, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. with all members present:  Zoll, Geerts, Andersen, Holthaus, and Carolan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holthaus. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to approve agenda for January 4 & 5, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Andersen, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of December 28, 29, & 30, 2015.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

At 9:25 AM a member from the media was present.

 

The Auditor took nominations from the floor for the 2016 Chairman.

 

Carolan nominated Zoll and Geerts nominated Andersen. 

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts for nominations to cease. Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried. 

 

Auditor Knoll took a roll call vote to elect Zoll as 2016 Chairman.  Ayes: Carolan and Zoll.  Nays:  Holthaus, Geerts and Andersen. Motion failed.

 

Auditor Knoll took a roll call vote to elect Andersen as 2016 Chairman.  Ayes: Geerts, Holthaus and Andersen.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried.  Andersen accepted.

 

Chairman Andersen took nominations from the floor for the 2016 Vice-Chairman.

 

Holthaus nominated Geerts and Zoll nominated Zoll.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan for nominations to cease.  Discussion followed.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chairperson Andersen took a roll call vote to elect Geerts as 2016 Vice Chairman. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Holthaus, and Andersen.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll. Motion Carried. Geerts accepted.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the 2016 Master Matrix Resolution.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION # 01-04-16-01-CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and WHEREAS,  by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and WHEREAS,  the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3).  /ss/ John Andersen, Chair, Board of Supervisors. Date: January 4, 2016. ATTEST: Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor, Date: January 4, 2016.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to adopt Resolution 01-04-16-2 Prior Payment of Bills.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO.  01-04-16-2: WHEREAS,  at certain times it is necessary to pay bills prior to an official Board of Supervisors meeting in order to allow for the efficient operation of county government. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following list of items can be paid for in advance of an official Board of Supervisors meeting.  Items which would result in the loss of a discount or result in interest payments, utility bills, payroll and payroll benefit checks. Passed and approved this 4th day of January, 2016.AYES: /ss/ John Andersen, Rick Holthaus, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, and Dan Carolan. NAYS: None.                                         

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

 

The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.  Topics included:  maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; 12-28-15  one ways out at 10:30 AM; 12-29-15 everything out at 5:00 AM; 12-30-15 motorgraders out cleaning up, pushing back; mixing sand/salt; New Year’s Holiday; put chains on motorgraders; one way out Saturday, 12 PM. to 2:30 PM; bridge design work, day labor; bridge design, Boyd Road, contract; FY 17 budget, FY 16 budget amendment; etc.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Holthaus to adopt the Resolution for county vehicles as recommended by the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-04-16-03 WHEREAS, unforeseen weather conditions do frequently damage the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, thereby creating situations that are hazardous to the traveling public, and  WHEREAS, damages arising from accidents and other actions by others, create hazardous conditions on the Secondary Roads that can result in damage or injury to the traveling public, and WHEREAS, the above actions may occur anytime, day or night, it is therefore, determined to be in the best interests of the COUNTY and the traveling public that certain individuals be given the responsibility of being available on a 24 hour basis so that immediate response can be made to accomplish temporary repair or installation of warning devices as to inform the traveling public of the conditions.  Persons so designated shall be authorized to take vehicles, communications, and other equipment to their residences during times other than normal working hours.  Vehicles and other equipment are to be used for official purposes only.  Motion carried and Resolution adopted this 4th day of January, 2016. Ayes: /ss/ John Andersen, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, Rick Holthaus and Dan Carolan. Nays:  None.   ATTEST:  Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to designate the official county newspapers as follows:  New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter. Roll Call:  Ayes:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  Official board minutes are available on the Chickasaw County website and the Code of Iowa Section 349.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus for the Board of Supervisors to meet in regular session every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 AM.  The original motion was amended by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll for the Board of Supervisors to meet in regular session every Monday and Tuesday from June 1st to August 31st at 9:00 AM.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan and Andersen.  Nays:  Holthaus.  Amendment passed.  The original motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus for the Board of Supervisors to meet in regular session every Monday and Tuesday from January 1st to May 31st and September 1st to December 31st  at 9:30 AM and meet every Monday and Tuesday from June 1st  to August 31st at 9:00 AM. Discussion followed   Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, and Andersen.  Nays: Holthaus. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to set mileage reimbursement at $.40 per mile for 2016. Discussion followed.  Roll Call:   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00.   The original motion was amended by Zoll to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $20.00.  Motion failed for lack of second.  The original motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan to set per diem meal reimbursement rate not to exceed $25.00.  Roll Call:   Ayes:  Geerts, Carolan, Holthaus and Andersen.  Nays:  Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to re-appoint Dusten Rolando as County Engineer for 2016.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to re-appoint Wendy Burgart, as County Assistance Director for 2016.   Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to re-appoint Dave Jacobsen as Veterans Affairs Director for 2016.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to re-appoint all current members of Eminent Domain Commission for 2016 as on file in the Auditor’s Office.    Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to re- appoint Brian Moore as weed commissioner for 2016.   Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan to appoint Board members to the following committee’s assignments.    Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

E-911 Chairperson: Steve Geerts and John Andersen as Alternate

 

Emergency Management Commission: Steve Geerts and John Andersen as Alternate

 

Chickasaw County Child Abuse and Prevention Council:  Pastor Kevin Frey and

Steve Geerts as Alternate.

 

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association: Jason Speltz and John Andersen as Alternate

 

First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services: Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan as Alternate

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to appoint Dr. Rick Moberly, MD as Chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy  Medical Examiners and Ken Rasing as Medical Examiner Investigator for 2016.    Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Decatoratorization Board: Sheila Kobliska.

 

Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw County Landfill: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

F-M-C Community Empowerment Board: Tim Zoll

 

Governance Board for Chickasaw Wellness Complex:  Dan Carolan  

 

County Social Services: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen as Alternate           

 

Heartland Insurance Risk Pool 28-E Agreement Representative: Rick Holthaus  and Tim Zoll as Alternate

 

Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan Board (IGHCP) Representative:  Rick Holthaus and Steve Geerts as Alternate

 

INRCOG Regional Transit: Steve Geerts

 

INRCOG TEA 23: Steve Geerts

 

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments: Steve Geerts

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council: John Andersen

 

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority: John Andersen

 

Juvenile Detention First and Second Judicial District 28-E Agreement:  Tim Zoll and Dan Carolan as Alternate

 

Local Board of Health-3 year term (2015-2018): Dan Carolan

 

Mental Health Advisory Committee: John Andersen

 

Northeast Iowa Community Action Program: Rick Holthaus and John Andersen as Alternate

 

Pathways & Cedar Valley Mental Health:  John Andersen

 

Regional Hazardous Materials Respond Group: Rick Holthaus and Steve Geerts  as Alternate

 

Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP): Tim Zoll

 

Turkey River Watershed Project: Dan Carolan and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Cedar River Watershed Project: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Project: John Andersen and Steve Geerts as Alternate

 

Adolph Munson Park Task Force: Rick Holthaus and Dan Carolan

 

Northeast Iowa Resource, Conservation & Development: Dan Carolan

 

Cedar Valley Resource, Conservation & Development: Tim Zoll and Rick Holthaus as Alternate

 

Workforce Development: John Andersen

 

Courthouse Security Committee:  John Andersen

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to set mileage rate for service of civil papers at $.54 IRS Rate and fee schedule for 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to appoint the following as custodians of the following buildings in compliance with the Code of Iowa:  Courthouse:  Supervisors, Auditor; Community Services Building: Supervisors, Auditor;  Law Enforcement Building: Supervisors; Heritage Residence: Supervisors; Human Services Building: Supervisors; Legal and Emergency Management Center: Supervisors. Roll Call:   All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 10:50 AM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Zoll, Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Mark J. Zaccone with Invenergy met with the Board for an update on alternative energy such as wind power throughout the county. Also present were Randy Breitbach, Staci Schutte, and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. A windmill farm would consist of 100 windmills. Mr. Zaccone encourages the Board to contact some of the following counties regarding windmills: Carroll County, Ida County and O’Brien County.  Also Palo Alto and Iowa Counties are in the beginning stages of the project as Chickasaw.  Mr. Zaccone also stated that there is no cost to the county or the landowners.   The Board would like Mr. Zaccone continue the process and that Chickasaw County is very interested in alternative energy.

 

Budget Worksession.

 

Public Health & Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to review FY 2016-17 budget.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 12:20 PM. Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

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John Andersen Chairman                                                                                                                                               Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 

 

 

 
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