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Monday, August 22, 2016 - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES AUGUST 22 & 23, 2016 The Board convened on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9:01 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 Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the agenda for August 22 & 23, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the board minutes of August 15, 16 & 18, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the Farm Lease-Little Wapsie Wildlife area (aka Flick rental property). Also present was Conservation Director Brian Moore and Brad Schwickerath representing Pheasants Forever. The Conservation Department would like to remove approximately 22 acres from the Little Wapsi Wildlife Area rental agreement for farming and establish a food plot and native grass area. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board to authorize the County Attorney’s office and the Conservation Department prepare a proposal of the lease ground and conservation reserve program for the Board to review in a couple of weeks. Regional Coordinator of Disability Services Sheila Kobliska met with the Board for a MH-DD update. Sheila Kobliska will submit a claim for the indirect costs for the year FY 12, 13, & 14 to the County Auditor and the expenditure will be paid from the Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Fund. Mrs. Kobliska is continuing to be the interim coordinator for Winneshiek and Clayton County for case management services. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: maintenance and service of vehicles; maintenance of gravel roads; 260th Street, field entrance repair eat V-56; hauled sand to Airport Lake Park campground; hauled rock to the yard; entrance ditch cleaning permits in various areas; other work orders in various locations; durapatcher, Alta Vista area; rain again; sign repair, west half; sign placement, Alta Vista box culvert; cold patch, deep potholes; boom mower, Nashua area; blade gravels, off and on, rain; day labor bridge Ivanhoe Avenue, pier work; south abutment start this week; Alta Vista box culvert, shoulder, dirt work, seeding; Alta Vista box culvert, paint markings, opened road; Love Quarry, rock sample; survey work, bridges, day labor; Boyd road bridge, check plan, IDOT submitted; Annual report, will submit IDOT; etc. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Holthaus to approve the wage increase for Roman Lensing, assistant to the engineer, from $23.68 to $26.00 per hour effective August 22, 2016 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Engineer Dusten Rolando reviewed IDOT Annual Report for FY 2016. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve the fireworks permit for Kimberly Walter. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. At 11:00 AM a public hearing was held for the gifting, sale and abandonment of personal property and artifacts regarding Adolph Munson Park. Present were Ron and Bev Hattig, Paul Hereid, John Roberson, Matt Crayne, Brian Moore, Merrilyn Knight, Juanita Andersen, Leitha Springer, Mark Huegel and a member from the media. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to open the public hearing at 11:01AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. One written objection was received and filed from the public and Supervisor Andersen read the letter. Everyone present had a chance to give their comment or submitted a written comment. Most of the comments were to remove the paper artifacts and clothing from the existing buildings and display the artifacts in a climate controlled environment; others would like to leave artifacts in the existing buildings at Adolph Munson Park to keep the Jacksonville history alive. The buildings at the Munson Park have been repaired with the help of volunteers and the Friends of Jacksonville. Adolph Munson Park is open once or twice a year for fundraisers, gatherings etc. Juanita Andersen stated in a letter that was submitted and placed on file that a couple of years ago, the Board of Supervisors voted to accept the recommendation of a consultant associated with the State Historical Society of Iowa and to form a task force to recommend a path for following through on the recommendations. Ms. Andersen stated the options for the Board of Supervisors had to consider as they discussed their stewardship of the artifacts and other items at the Adolph Munson Park. Supervisor Holthaus stated that he received a dozen calls regarding the Adolph Munson Park and the rumor that the site was going to be leveled if the artifacts left the site and the existing buildings removed. He wanted to reassure the callers that that was not the intention. A copy of the public hearing on file in the Auditor’s Office Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to close the public hearing at 11:32 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board will discuss the Adolph Munson Park on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:34 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, August 23, 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. Also present were Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and a member from the media. The Board discussed the Adolph Munson Park after the public hearing held on August 22, 2016. Each of the Supervisors made their comments. The Board did agree that the paper and clothing items should be gone through by the task force and be preserved and displayed in a climate controlled environment. The Board also discussed the Jacksonville School Record Book and Supervisor Holthaus will contact Matt Crayne to have that item placed on the Conservation Board agenda along with the intentions of the Conservation Board for the preservation of the buildings. 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 08-23-16-39 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Reicks View Family Farms, LLC as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 08-23-16-39 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCELS C AND D IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 97 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA. WHEREAS, ON THE 23rd DAY of August at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels C and D in the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 97 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels C and D in the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 33, 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 23rd DAY of August 2016. /ss/ John Andersen, Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. The Board allowed claims. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn the meeting at 10:28 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ John Andersen, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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