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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 14 & 15, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 14, 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 Holthaus, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for March 14 & 15, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve board minutes of March 7 & 8, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

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; brushing in various locations; hauled rock to the yard; removal of snow at the Sheriff’s office; blading gravel roads, spot blading; spot rocking in various locations; picked up B16 rock V48, tiling and paving; hooking up retriever, motorgrader; rocking detour, shape up before project; pushing under, cleaning guardrail; will start bridge repair, maintenance; bridge design, Cheyenne; preconstruction Alta Vista box culvert; District 2 meeting in Clear Lake; box culvert letting on Beaumont Avenue today; ISAC meeting in Des Moines; etc.

 

Four sealed bids were received for project L-FY17-02-73-19 (bridge replacement on Beaumont Avenue north of 115th street with a twin 12’x8’x48’ box culvert. Also present were County Engineer Dusten Rolando, Assistant County Engineer John Murray, and Skyline Construction Inc. representative Dennis Kleve. Chairman Andersen opened the sealed bids.  Bids from Reilly Construction Co. Inc. in the amount of $146,600.00; Skyline Construction Inc. in the amount of $117,581.92; Peterson Contractors Inc. in the amount of $109,480.00; and Taylor Construction Inc. in the amount of $140,992.00.  The County Engineer reviewed the bids.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to accept the bid from Peterson Contractors Inc. in the amount of $109,480.00 for project L-FY17-02-73-19 (bridge replacement on Beaumont Avenue north of 115th street with a twin 12’x8’x48’ box culvert) as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Brittany Bierle met with the Board to discuss the use of the Courthouse grounds for the Relay for Life.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to grant permission to Relay for Life to use the Courthouse grounds the week of June 5-9, 2016.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to enter into a 15 month contract (April 1, 2016- June 30, 2017) for Human Resources Consulting Services with Paul Greufe of PJ Greufe & Associates at $1,500.00 per month for a total cost of $22,500.00.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to approve New Hampton Golf & Country Club Liquor License.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the Flex/Health Insurance Fund Account.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the Fredericksburg Law Enforcement Proposal.  Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel.  Marty Hemann informed the Board that the City of Fredericksburg reviewed the original proposal and made a counterproposal to the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department.  The Board reviewed the City of Fredericksburg’s proposal.  Discussion followed.  The proposal offered by the City of Fredericksburg was accepted.  The County Attorney’s office will make appropriate revisions in the law enforcement agreement to reflect the modifications proposed by the City of Fredericksburg.

 

Marty Hemann discussed with the Board the need to activate the Civil Service Commission.   The terms of two of the three member Civil Service Commission have expired and so the Board will appoint (or re-appoint) members as required by the Code of Iowa.  One of the positions will be re-appointed by the County Attorney.  The other position will be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The third member’s term expires in January 2017.  Discussion followed. 

 

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

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 15, 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. 

 

The Board reviewed the FY 2016-2017 General Liability Insurance renewal coverage.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2016-2017 General Liability Insurance renewal coverage with Heartland Insurance Risk Pool.  Roll Call:  All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

Hacker, Nelson & Co. PC representative Neil Schrader met with the Board to answers any accounting questions regarding the Flex/Health Insurance Fund.  Discussion followed.

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection routes for the month of March 2016.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 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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