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Monday, August 15, 2016 - Thursday, August 18, 2016

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES AUGUST 15, 16 & 18, 2016 The Board convened on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM with all the members present: Holthaus, Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. It was the consensus of the Board to announce the time (using the clock on the wall in the Board Room) at the beginning of the meeting. Mail was opened and distributed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the agenda for August 15, 16 & 18, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Carolan to approve the board minutes of August 8 & 9, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board for the approval of a minor subdivision. Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution 08-15-16-38 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Leola Erion as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 08-15-16-38 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCELS D AND E IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 97 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA. WHEREAS, ON THE 15th DAY of August at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels D and E in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27 Township 97 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels D and E in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 97 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 15th DAY of August 2016. /ss/ John Andersen Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. County Attorney Pat Wegman met with the Board to discuss the scheduling for departmental reorganization meeting. Also present was Staci Schutte and a member from the media. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board that a meeting will be scheduled on Thursday, August 18, 2016 with HR consultant Paul Greufe. Member from the media left at 9:45 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; safety slopes, 100th Street, Union Avenue; safety meeting with Chuck Goodman, Heartland Insurance Risk Pool (HIRP), on Thursday; entrance permits in various areas; driveway work, repairs, Ackley Drive; haul sand this week, Conservation, Airport Lake Park; sign repairs, east half done, still west half; day time sign survey to start; sweeping hard surface intersections; blades out on gravels all week; picked up durapatcher, start this week; cold patch in various locations; hauled rock to the yard; day labor bridge, Ivanhoe Avenue, drive pile pier; Love Quarry rock sample, gradation; Alta Vista Box culvert, HMA wedges, rocked shoulders; borings completed, Cheyenne Avenue bridge; Alta Vista box culvert, dirt work finished this week; annual report, I.D.O.T.; slurry level completed, hard surface, etc. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the fireworks permit for LaVonne and Brett Ohm. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisors Holthaus and Andersen updated the Board on the meeting in Charles City regarding the effectiveness of the Managed Care Organizations (MCOís) rollout so far that was hosted by Senators Mary Jo Wilhelm and Amanda Regan. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM with all the members present: Holthaus, Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to acknowledge the resignation of Katie Steege as Part-time Scheduled Nurse effective August 25, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the resignation of Lisa Jones as Part-time-on-call Homemaker Aide effective August 9, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. At 9:30 AM the Board attended a New Hampton Economic Development meeting regarding the broadband development project. Present were Tammy Robinson, Megan Gleason, Grant Anderson, Jason Speltz, Deb Larsen, Paul Nicolaisen, Jamie Wegner, Diane Diiro, Andy Hugeback, Renae Huinker, Brian Quirk, Doug Schueth, Bruce Diiro, Joanne Heying, Jenny Monteith, Eli (Five Star) Chuck Scholbrock (TriMark), Paul Braithwaite (TriMark), Dan Carolan, Tim Zoll, Rick Holthaus, Steve Geerts, John Andersen, and Joan Knoll. Todd Kiekoph of Kiekoph Advisor Services and Ken Demlow of Netcom Communications discussed the broadband/telecom project that the New Hampton Light Plant is exploring. The project would bring fiber to every residence and business in the City of New Hampton and possibly expand to county wide. A survey will be taken. Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the radio tower project. Also present was Chief Deputy Marty Hemann, Conservation Director Brian Moore and a member from the media. The Board reviewed the request for proposals. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to approve the specifications and notices and authorize the publication of these documents to obtain quotes for the construction of a 300 foot guyed communication (radio) tower. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Treloar Farms (ID #57710) in Section 28 of Fredericksburg Township located at 3061 300th Street, Sumner, IA 50674. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of August 2016. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP short form for annual updates for H & B LLC (ID#64009) in Section 36 of Utica Township located at 3352 120th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Chickasaw County Agricultural Extension District Published Report for FY 2015-2016. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn the meeting at 11:25 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:05 AM with the following members present Zoll, Carolan, Holthaus, and Andersen. Absent: Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed. Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the Board to discuss the department reorganization. Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman, Ken Rasing, Ginger Rasmussen, and Staci Schutte. Discussion followed. Paul Greufe will review the job descriptions and Ken Rasing will schedule a meeting for September 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Community Services Building for the various Boards to review the job descriptions and the advertising of the various positions. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads at 1:01 PM in the Board Room of the Courthouse to discuss HR topics. Department heads and/or department representatives present included Brian Moore, Ray Armel, Pat Wegman, Dave Jacobsen, Bobbi Jo OíDonnell , and Joan Knoll were present along with Supervisors John Andersen Rick Holthaus, Dan Carolan, and Tim Zoll. Sue Breitbach, Staci Schutte and John Murray were present at 1:04 PM. Dusten Rolando was present at 1:25 PM. The department head meeting adjourned at 1:45 PM. Supervisor Andersen asked the Board to enter into exempt strategy session-Iowa code Section 20; Section 17.3 Union Negotiations session at 2:02 PM on August 18, 2016. Present were: Paul Greufe, Rick Holthaus, Dan Carolan, Tim Zoll, John Andersen and Joan Knoll. Discussion followed. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to exit exempt strategy session-Iowa code Section 20; Section 17.3 Union Negotiations session at 2:28 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 2:29 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Holthaus, Zoll, and Andersen. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ John Andersen, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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