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Monday, April 18, 2016 - Thursday, April 21, 2016

                                                             

 

 

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

APRIL 18 & 19, & 21, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, April 18, 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 Geerts to approve the agenda for April 18, 19 & 21, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve the board minutes of April 11& 12, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the overhead door at the Old Vets Building.  Discussion followed.  Dave Gorman will contact two to three vendors and update the Board at a later date of his findings.

 

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; work order, started various areas; ditch cleaning permits in various areas; driveway permits in various areas; MSHA training on Thursday; hearing tests on Friday; cracks, joints on Gilmore Avenue; brushing in various areas; prepared detour A.V. road, signing; changed bridge weight limits; repaired/replaced signs; all snow equipment off; hauled rock in various areas; blading gravel roads; bridge design continues; survey work; IDOT review, FHWA, bridges on-site; calibrated scales lab; dust control detour; soil borings, soon, Boyd road bridge; IDOT FY 17 budget & 5 yr program submitted; automated permit system, IDOT meeting in AMES; working on skid loader quotes; tandem truck specs, etc.

 

The Board reviewed the job description for the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to approve the revised job description for the Facilities Maintenance Supervisors as presented.  Roll Call:   All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Holthaus gave an update on the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Professional Development Conference held on April 13-15, 2016 in Cedar Rapids.

 

Supervisors Carolan and Zoll left at 10:50 AM.

 

Mark Zaccone with Invenergy met with the Board for an update on the wind turbine project. The Board would like Mr. Zaccone to continue the process and advised him that Chickasaw County is very interested in alternative energy. Also present were Randy Breitbach, Staci Schutte and a member from the media.  Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that the project is well received.  It was slow at first but is gaining momentum.  Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that 9,000 acres are under leases, 2,300 acres are committed, and another 3,000 acres are under consideration by the landowners which is approximately one-third of the way.  Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that the next step would be to erect two 200-220 foot towers this summer in the County to collect wind speed data.  Mr. Zaccone is sending a 30 page decommissioning report and will continue to update the Board on the progress of the project.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to adjourn the meeting at Noon.  Roll Call: All Ayes: Holthaus, Geerts and Andersen.  Absent:  Zoll and Carolan.   Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, April 19, 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.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for an update on the radio tower project.  Also present were Chief Deputy Marty Hemann and Dave Burger with RC Systems.   Ken Rasing began the discussion by updating the Board on the action Governor Branstad took on E911 funds that will take away the Countyís opportunity to use E 911 grant funds on the radio tower project.  Ken Rasing will meet with the Board next week for an update on the radio tower project.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board for an update on the roof at the Heritage Residence. Ken Rasing is meeting with a vendor later today and will update the Board at the next Boardís meeting.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the liquor license for Old Bradford Pioneer Village Gift Shop.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collections for the month of April 2016.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Manure Management Plan for Larry Nilges (ID# 62496 and 68031) in Section 4 of Sumner Township located at 1042 Usher Avenue, Sumner, IA 50674.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short form for Annual Updates for Dresden LLC (ID# 64497) in Section 31 of Dresden Township located at 2275 310th Street, Fredericka, IA 50631.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short form for Annual Updates for Lantow

Site-1 (ID # 63592) in Section 12 of Dresden Township located at 2706 260th Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Verification of County Receipt for Manure Management Plans & Plan Updates for Denner Site-Tim Denner in Section 21 of Stapleton Township.

 

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

 

Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Courthouse in the meeting room located on the 1st floor of the Courthouse (room behind the Driverís License) to discuss HR topics. Department heads in attendance included Brian Moore, John Murray, Diane Murphy, Marty Hemann, Staci Schutte, Ken Rasing Doug Welton, John Andersen, Pat Wegman, Sue Breitbach, Rick Holthaus, Kathy Babcock and Joan Knoll.

 

 

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John Andersen, Chairman        

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

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Joan E. Knoll, Auditor

 
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