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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MAY 2 & 3, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 2, 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 Zoll to approve the agenda for May 2 & 3, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the board minutes of April 25, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the liquor license for Town & Country Club.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the signs at the DHS building.  The Board deferred any action until the next meeting.

 

Supervisor Holthaus updated the Board on the CSS meeting held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

 

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 on 280th and 260th street; entrance permits in various locations; ditch cleaning permits in various areas; continue with work orders in various areas; serviced conservation vehicles; stripping snow equipment; sign repairs as needed weight limits; spot rocking in various areas; motorgraders blading gravels; rocking for dust control areas; start marking for dust control areas; bridge repair in various areas; structural culvert, day labor; SIIMS info, computer work, bridges, culvert design on Ivanhoe Court; bridge design continues on Cheyenne; soil borings, Boyd road bridge; Corp of Engineers permits, IDNR permits, bridges; skidloader quotes, authorization today, review of FY 16 budget.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan to approve permit for Hawkeye REC to place electrical underground service in the county right of way thru Stanley Avenue for services to 1075 Stanley Avenue as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

County Engineer reviewed the quotes with the Board.  Discussion followed.  Supervisor Carolan suggested that the Secondary Road Department look at buying used equipment in the future.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to authorize the County Engineer to purchase a Bobcat track skid loader from Mitko in the amount of $76,435.22 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.  Roll Call: Ayes: Holthaus, Geerts, and Andersen.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll. Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to enter into a joint engineering services contract with Floyd County for the County Engineer in the amount of  $118,399.76 which is a three percent increase of which Chickasaw County (50% share) is responsible for $59,199.88 for FY 17.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Holthaus, Geerts, and Andersen.  Nays: Carolan and Zoll.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:13 AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM with the following members present:  Geerts, Carolan, Zoll, and Andersen. Absent: Holthaus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed. 

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to open the public hearing at 9:31AM for IDNR Construction permit application for Nathan Lantow and Caleb Kasemeier-Dayton 34.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan and Andersen.  Absent: Holthaus.  Also present were Ken Rasing, Staci Schutte, Harold Lantow, Nathan Lantow, Kent Krause and Larry Hilgendorf.

 

No written comments from the public.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to close the public hearing at 10:08 AM.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan and Andersen.  Absent:  Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve the issuance of the IDNR construction permit application for Nathan Lantow and Caleb Kasemeier-Dayton 34.  Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, and Andersen.  Absent:  Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

A member from the media present at 10:27 AM.

 

Ken Rasing met with the Board to appoint a Chief Medical Examiner.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to appoint  Dr. Lucas Brinkman MD as Chief Medical Examiner to replace Dr. Rick Moberly, MD.    Roll Call:  Ayes:  Geerts, Carolan, Zoll and Andersen.  Absent:  Holthaus.   Motion Carried.

 

Ken Rasing also discussed with the Board the County Farm Lease Agreement for the radio tower project.  Discussion followed.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve Main Site 300 ft. Guyed Tower Layout B dated 4-29-2016 page 10 of 10 as submitted by RC Systems Radio Communications.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Carolan, Zoll and Andersen.  Absent:  Holthaus.  Motion Carried.

 

Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board for a departmental update.  Mr. Moore informed the Board on the following topics: Chickasaw Park Canoe Launch-permits obtained from the IDNR for the canoe launch and the project will start in July or August 2016. Playground bids: 3 vendors’ submitted bids for playground equipment, Board will review the bids, and will make a decision after May 12, 2016. Schroeder Preserve tile easement: Tile completed, but an agreement has not been prepared yet from the County Attorney’s office.  The Conservation Board is waiting for location number from Doug Kleiss. Rowe Area: HRS Surveying completed the survey and the information given to the County Attorney’s office to prepare documents. Split Rock Park Beach:  No action taken at this time.  Sale of Ford F350: Two bids received and the Board of Supervisor will open the sealed bids on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM. Host Campers for Airport Lake Park and Split Rock Park:  Host Campers applications received and interview completed for Airport Lake Park.  A couple was hired for the summer at the Airport Lake Park and three applications received and the interview process in complete for Split Rock Park. A decision will be made the week of May 2, 2016. Land Acquisition: Still in process. Internet Upgrade: Mr. Moore will contact current provider.  Solar Power for Twin Ponds Nature Center: Mr. Moore has not contacted any of the companies for a proposal yet.  No decision will be made until the Board can prepare funding option in the future budgets. Split Rock Park Shower House:  Three bids received from Geerts Plumbing and Heating in the amount of $5,066.29; Mick Gage Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $2,985.00 and Mic Shekleton Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $3,201.36.  The Conservation Board accepted the bid from Mic Shekleton Plumbing and Heating in the amount of $3,201.36 for new countertops, new sinks and faucets, and grab bars to the Split Rock Park Shower house.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the liquor license for Bradford House.  Roll Call:  Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan and Andersen.  Absent: Holthaus.   Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:40 AM.  Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan and Andersen.  Absent:  Holthaus.    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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