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.
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.
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 of permanent fence shall be
completed within one year after the project is completed in order to receive
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 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.
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.
John Andersen, Chairman
Board of Supervisors
Joan E. Knoll, Auditor