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Monday, February 29, 2016 - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

FEBRUARY 29 & MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Carolan, Holthaus, Geerts, Andersen, and Zoll.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen.   Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve agenda for February 29 & March 1, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of February 22 & 23, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board for a departmental update. Dave Gorman informed the Board that the roof at the Community Services Building lost a few shingles from the heavy winds and the repairs were made on Friday, February 26, 2016. Mr. Gorman is checking the sidewalks for repairs at all the buildings.  Mr. Gorman informed the Board that there are no complaints regarding the showers at the Jail Facility.

 

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; spot blading in several locations all week; hauling some spot rocking all week; brushing in various locations; patching HMA in various locations; work zone safety, several workers in Waterloo; sign repairs as needed; sign order put together; Boyd road bridge design; bridge refresher course in Ames; etc.

 

Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss the sidewalk, parking lot and curb project at the Jail Facility located at 116 N. Chestnut.  Discussion followed. 

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to advertise and receive bids for street/entrance sidewalk replacement, curb and gutter replacement, parking lot slab and entrance slab replacement at 116 N. Chestnut Avenue (Jail Facility).  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on the County Social Services (CSS) meeting held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and also on the Six County Meeting held on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM with all members present:  Geerts, Holthaus, Carolan, Zoll, and Andersen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present a member from the media.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann informed the Board that the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has prepared a law enforcement proposal for the City of Fredericksburg with various options.  The proposal has been reviewed by the County Attorney’s Office and will be submitted to the City of Fredericksburg by March 1, 2016.  Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.

 

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the sale of a 2009 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle in the Sheriff’s Department. Marty Hemann informed the Board that the 2009 Dodge Charger has 192,000 miles and all the equipment has been removed. Discussion followed.  It was the consensus of the Board that the Sheriff’s Department advertises the 2009 Dodge Charger.

 

Member from the media left at 10:00 AM.

 

IGHCP representative Denise Ballard via phone conference met with the Board to discuss the IGHCP health insurance.  Also present was Deputy Assessor Ray Armel.  Ms. Ballard gave the Board an overview on the health insurance renewal for FY 16-17.  Discussion followed.

 

The Board discussed the Health-Flex Insurance Fund Account.   The discussion was how much of a reserve in the account. Supervisor Holthaus $1,500,000-$2,000,000; Supervisor Zoll $650,000; Supervisor Andersen $1,250,000 and Supervisor Geerts $1,000,000.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to establish a cap on the Health-Flex Insurance Fund Account at $800,000.00.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Zoll and Carolan. Nays: Holthaus, Geerts, and Andersen.  Motion failed.

 

Motion by Zoll to establish a cap on the Health-Flex Insurance Fund account at $1,000,000.  Motion failed for lack of second.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve and place on file the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Services Commission Independent Auditor’s Reports Financial Statement and other information Schedule of Findings June 30, 2015.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP short form for annual updates for Don Kurtenbach-Don Kurtenbach Site 2 (ID #62176) in Section 19 of Stapleton Township located at 2279 Roanoke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP short form for annual updates for Don Kurtenbach-Don Kurtenbach Site 1 (ID #59339) in Section 17 of Stapleton Township located at 2980 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office original manure management plan for Mangowood 19 T97 R12 in Section 19 of Jacksonville Township.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 AM.  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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