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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MARCH 28 & 29, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, March 28, 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 Holthaus to approve agenda for March 28 & 29, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board deferred taking action on the March 21-23, 2016 Board Minutes until Tuesday’s meeting.

 

Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board the approval of a minor subdivision.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to approve Resolution 03-28-16-12 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Michael Rosonke as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.  RESOLUTION 03-28-16-12 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF parcels E and F in the Southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 4, Township 95 NORTH, Range 13 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa.  WHEREAS, ON THE 28th DAY of March at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of

Parcels E and F in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented.  WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels E and F in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 95 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval.  PASSED AND APPROVED on this 28th DAY of March 2016. /ss/ John Andersen, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  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; brushing in various areas; entrance permits in various locations; ditch cleaning permits; snow Wednesday night; CMP delivered today; work orders, start working on various spots; one ways Thursday 3-24-16 5:20 AM to 1:20 PM; motorgraders scraping hard surface scraping 7:30 AM; repairing signs; cutting up trees, down from freezing rain, Thursday; spot rock in various locations; bridge repair, repair list; bridge design, Boyd road, Cheyenne Avenue; CMAT program, crash analysis, loaded on computers; department head meeting; rock letting on April 4th; IDOT budget FY 17 & 5 year program; etc.

 

 

INRCOG representative Brian Schoon met with the Board to discuss supporting the resolution to support the Professional Administration proposal being submitted to the Howard County Board of Supervisors.  Also present was Lora Friest.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to approve resolution of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors supporting a professional administration proposal being submitted to the Howard County Board of Supervisors.   Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Holthaus and Andersen.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 03-28-16-13  A RESOLUTION OF THE CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SUPPORTING A PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL BEING SUBMITTED TO THE HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors (hereinafter referred to as the County) has agreed to the Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement creating the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (hereinafter referred to as INRCOG) and is a member in good standing; WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement gives INRCOG the responsibility outlined in Chapter 28E, Code of Iowa; WHEREAS, the County is also a member in the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Management Authority (UWRWMA) 28E Agreement; WHEREAS, the UWRWMA was a participant in the State of Iowa’s request to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Resiliency (NDR) Grant Program; WHEREAS, the UWRWMA was awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the NDR Program, which is to be overseen by Howard County, Iowa; WHEREAS, INRCOG has successfully administered dozens of CDBG projects for our member governments since our inception, including those for: natural disasters, water and sewer projects, housing assistance, community facilities, and business development; WHEREAS, INRCOG is uniquely qualified to provide professional CDBG administrative services under the NDR Grant for our members; and NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors that it supports INRCOG’s proposal, either singly or as a partner with the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, for administering the CDBG funds awarded to projects under the NDR Grant, as may be authorized by Howard County, Iowa. Passed, approved and adopted this 28th day of March, 2016. /ss/ John Andersen, Chair Chickasaw County, Iowa Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor Chickasaw County, Iowa

 

Northeast Iowa RC& D representative Lora Friest met with the Board for an update. Also present was Brian Schoon.  Discussion followed.

 

The Board discussed the Flex/Health Insurance Fund Account. Discussion followed.  The Flex/Health Insurance Fund process will continue for FY 16-17 as budgeted and the Board will review the Flex/Health Insurance Fund Account in the fall during the budget process.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 12:10PM.  Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, March 29, 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 was a member from the media.

 

The Chickasaw County Child Abuse Prevention Council met with Board.  Members present were Pastor Kevin Frey representing Trinity Lutheran Church, Jessica Cook, representing DHS, Carol Hopp, representing Pathways Behavioral Services/Chickasaw Connections, Kathy Babcock, representing Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services, and Brittany Bierle with the New Hampton Tribune. The Council is displaying portrait cutouts on the courthouse grounds during the month of April 2016.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to authorize Chairman Signature on the April 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of March 21-23, 2016.   Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Holthaus, Carolan, and Andersen.  Abstain:  Zoll.    Motion Carried.

 

Chickasaw County Tourism Coordinator/Director Jason Speltz met with Board to provide a departmental update. Also present was Teresa Rasmussen. Jason Speltz informed the Board that the Chickasaw Tourist Office, recognizing that the tourism season is fast approaching, has been contacting tourism entities and vendors; distributing table tents to various vendors; setting up ad campaign in visitor guides; updating the website listings; attending monthly meetings with NEITA; identifying points of interest in brochures, visitor guides, etc.; and is recognizing growing interest in bike trails around the County.

 

Gerald Lindner with Fredericksburg Community Development Corporation met with the Board to discuss Telepharmacies.  Also present was Charles Stone.  Mr. Lindner informed the Board that Telepharmacies help lower the operating costs for small-town pharmacies by sharing the expense of an off-site pharmacist, while also freeing up the pharmacist’s time actually consult with patients, rather than trying to run the store, creating jobs and creating a new store front.  Fredericksburg Economic Development Corporation is hoping to raise $50,000 (their share of the startup costs for the project) to bring Telepharmacies to the City of Fredericksburg.  Mr. Lindner informed the Board there would be on site pharmacy technician who takes the patient’s prescription counts the pills and fills the bottle.  Then the technician takes photo of the prescription label, the actual prescription, and the number and type of the pills inside the bottle.  The photos are electronically sent to the off-site pharmacist who confirms the dosage is correct and give the technician permission to dispense the drug. Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to give a verbal commitment of $10,000 to the Fredericksburg Economic Development Corporation for Tellapharm pharmacy provided the approval of the project.  Discussion followed.  Supervisor Holthaus asked for more details.

 

Motion by Zoll to call the question for the discussion to cease and vote on the motion as presented.  Motion was defeated.

 

Discussion continued.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to give $10,000 to Fredericksburg Economic Development Corporation for startup costs for a new Tellapharm pharmacy in the City of Fredericksburg (as part of the $50,000 total project raised by the Fredericksburg Economic Development) if permitted by Iowa law.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss a quote for a mobile video camera.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chief Deputy Marty Hemann to purchase DVM-800 Lite Complete Kit (mobile video camera) from Digital-Ally in the amount of $2,525.00.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Andersen reviewed with the Board the two applications for the Civil Service Commission and the two vacancies on the Board as per Iowa Code Section 341A.2.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to appoint Tom Bernatz to the Civil Service Commission for the unfinished six year term that began January 1, 2015 and that expires January 1, 2021 as per Iowa Code Section 341A.2 and per the recommendation of the County Attorney.   Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to appoint Diane Brown to the Civil Service Commission for the unfinished six year term that began January 1, 2013 and that expires January 1, 2019 as per Iowa Code Section 341A.2 and per the recommendation of the County Board of Supervisors.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP short form for annual updates for Poppe Farms (ID #57707) in Section 6 of Richland Township located at 1630 250th Street, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:44 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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