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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

MAY 16 & 17, 2016

 

The Board convened on Monday, May 16, 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 16 & 17, 2016 with the deletion of the 1:00 PM appointment.   Roll Call: All Ayes.    Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the board minutes of May 9, 2016.   Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to approve the fireworks permit for Dennis Heussner.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Judy Funk, representing Heartland Insurance  Risk Pool met with the Board for a liability insurance review and overview of the countyís insured schedules for property and equipment, with discussion following.

 

Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman signature on the FY 2016-17 liability insurance renewal with Heartland Insurance Risk Pool.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

A member from the media was present at 9:55 AM.

 

Rick Kramer with the City of New Hampton Park and Recreation, Brian Quirk with the City of New Hampton Light Plant and Megan Gleason with the City of New Hampton Economic Development met with the Board to discuss the City of New Hampton bike trail.  Rick Kramer informed the Board that it is in the preliminary stages.  Mr. Kramer informed the Board that the various landowners have been contacted and are very receptive to the idea.  The trail will START from Mikkleson Park to the Chickasaw Wellness Center. It will be approximately 9 miles round trip.  The timeline to complete the project is the summer of 2017.  The City of New Hampton will be the responsible entity for all maintenance and operations of the bike trail.  The City of New Hampton will be applying for grants. 

 

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 orders in various areas, safety meetings at the shop; changed signs, weight limits; repair or replace signs; Division IV contract rock started; spot rocking in various areas; spot blading in various areas; bridge repair, repair list; bridge design on Cheyenne Avenue; box culvert Alta Vista road; Ionia shop roof, estimate; budget review FY 16; INRCOG on Thursday this week; continue working on the tandem truck specs, etc.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan, to approve the following resolution pertaining to the policy for the acquisition of right of way as per the recommendation of the County Engineer.

Vote: Ayes: Geerts, Carolan, Holthaus, Zoll and Andersen.  Nays: None.  RESOLUTION

05-16-16-16 WHEREAS, it is necessary from time to time to acquire right of way for road and bridge construction, and WHEREAS, it is within the powers of the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County to acquire such necessary right of way, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has determined that property values are 4.25 times the assessed valuation, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the following schedule shall constitute the policy by which Chickasaw County shall acquire right of way land, improvements thereon, and fill dirt. 1. Right of way land acquired by easement or deed shall be purchased for an amount 4.25 times the assessed valuation. 2.  Fence removal/replacement costs shall be paid according to the following schedule: Removal by owner---$ 4.00/rod, barbed--$ 5.00/rod, woven

Placement of fence @ new right of way line-----$ 13.50/rod, barbed-- $ 18.00/rod, woven

Placement and removal of temporary electric fence------$ 6.50/rod--(for temporary construction easements and borrow areas)

Corner/Brace posts used in fence placement-------------$ 25.00/each

Placement of permanent fence shall be completed within one year after the project is completed in order to receive compensation.

1.  The County shall pay all recording costs and mortgage release fees.  2. The acquisition, replacement, or relocation of buildings, shrubs, or other improvements shall be negotiated by the County and the Owner.  The acquisition of fill dirt shall be negotiated on the basis of a cost per cubic yard. Date: 5-16-2016. /ss/ John Andersen, Chairman Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/

Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor

 

Member from the media left at 10:45 AM.

 

Kari Shaffer with Paradigm Benefits LLC met with the Board for an update on deferred compensation.

 

A member from the media was present at 11:30 AM.

 

Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board for a departmental update. Chief Deputy Marty Hemann informed the Board that there were 26 applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff, testing was held the weekend of May 14 & 15, 2016 by 2 of the 3 civil services commissioners at the Community Services Building.   Chief Deputy Marty Hemann will start the interview process of the nine applicants of which 6 are certified deputies.  Mr. Hemann also informed the Board that the Sheriffís deputies attended defensive tactics, driving instructor, and new jailerís school.

 

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP short form for annual updates for Bassett Pork (ID # 65315) in Section 30 of Deerfield Township located at 1748 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 11:54AM.  Roll Call: All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM with all the members present:  Geerts, Carolan, Zoll, Holthaus, and Andersen.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed.  Also present was a member from the media.

 

Diane Diiro and Wendy Mihm-Herold with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) met with the Board to sign a proclamation to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Northeast Iowa Community College.

 

Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to authorize Chairman Signature on the Proclamation for the 50 year anniversary of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Holthaus to acknowledge the Change of Status for Lisa M. Jones from fulltime status to part-time-on call status as Homemaker Health Aide effective May 20, 2016.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the resignation of Diane Murphy as Public Health & Home Care Services Assistant Administrator effective June 10, 2016.  Roll Call:  All Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

The Board discussed the signs at the DHS building. Discussion followed.  The Board intends to obtain another DHS building sign proposal.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Diemer Veterinary PC-Schwickerath Site (ID# 65984)

in Section 15 of Washington Township located at 1984 150th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling Collections report for the month of May, 2016.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Schulz Farm Partnership-Schulz Farms-Home Farm (ID #58254) in Section 15 of New Hampton Township located at 2581 220th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Schulz Farm Partnership-Schulz Farms-South Site (ID#62397) in Section 22 of New Hampton Township located at 2271 Pembroke Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659.

 

Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 10:25 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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