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Monday, November 14, 2016 - Thursday, November 17, 2016

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES NOVEMBER 14, 15, & 17, 2016 The Board convened on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:32 AM with all the members present: Carolan, Holthaus, Andersen, Geerts, and Zoll. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Supervisor- Elect Hackman. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for November 14 & 15, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes of November 7, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Custodian Dave Gorman and Chief Deputy Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the cleaning of the ductwork at the Jail Facility. Discussion followed. The Board asked Dave Gorman to contact other vendors and report to the Board at a later date. The Board discussed Sylvia Mork’s comments regarding the possible use of the Heritage Residence to park an INRCOG transportation vehicle. Supervisor Andersen contacted Sylvia Mork on Friday, November 11, 2016 for additional information. The Board deferred taking any action at this time until the Board receives a written request from INRCOG. The Board reviewed the employee’s written request for vacation carryover. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve Kathy’s Babcock’s written request for forty (40) hours of vacation carryover and the vacation carryover must be used by January 31, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. 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 orders, 120th Street, crossroads; pulling up rock, flood, washes; safety meeting on Thursday with Chuck Goodman, FEMA meeting on Thursday, event 1, review, meeting today; road closures, Beaumont, signing; sign repair in various locations, blades out, gravels; mowing hard surface, edge rutting, various locations; start placing snow fence; BR3420, box culvert, Beaumont continues, structural culvert inspection; PCC patch, Ridgeway Blvd, Kouts completed; cleanup, seal cracks, shoulder work, Kouts; FEMA meeting, event 2, Osage, etc. The Board discussed the possible purchase of property. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to enter closed session as per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (J) at 11:00 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Discussion followed. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to exit closed session at 11:12 A.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to place on the agenda on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM. to discuss the possible purchase of property with possible action. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 11:16 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:30AM with all the members present: Geerts, Holthaus, Zoll, Carolan, and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. Mail was opened and distributed. Alan Powell with Jendro Sanitation met with the Board to review the 2017 rural recycling schedule with Jendro Sanitation. Motion by Holthaus, Seconded by Geerts to approve the 2017 rural recycling schedule as recommended by Jendro Sanitation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board proceeded to canvass the General Election held on November 8, 2016. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Holthaus to approve the canvass of the General Election held on November 8, 2016 and authorize Auditor to certify results to the State and record in permanent Election Register. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed the possible purchase of property. Also present were Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Assessor Doug Welton. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to enter closed session as per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (J) at 11:30AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Discussion followed. Ken Rasing joined the discussion at 11:44 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to exit closed session at 12:08 P.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to scheduled a Board meeting for Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Center (LEMC), 1928 Linn Avenue, New Hampton, Iowa to discuss the purchase of property-closed session with possible action. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board allowed claims. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of November 2016. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Whitetail (ID #61488) in Section 19 of Chickasaw Township located at 1089 230th Street, Nashua, IA 50658. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Paul Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates met with the department heads on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Courthouse in the meeting room (behind the Driver’s License) located on 1st floor of the Courthouse to discuss HR topics. Department heads in attendance included Assistant Engineer John Murray, Assessor Doug Welton, Supervisor John Andersen, Marty Hemann, Dave Jacobsen, Supervisor Rick Holthaus, and County Auditor Joan Knoll. The Board convened on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3:03 PM at the Law and Emergency Management Center (LEMC) with all the members present: Geerts, Holthaus, Zoll, Carolan, and Andersen. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Andersen. The Board discussed the possible purchase of property. Also present was Ken Rasing. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Holthaus to enter closed session as per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (J) at 3:05 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Attorney Pat Wegman present at 3:07 PM. Discussion followed. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to exit closed session at 3:47 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Zoll, Carolan, Geerts, and Andersen. Nays: Holthaus. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Andersen to set the maximum bid to $105,100.00 to purchase the property. Roll Call: Ayes: Andersen, Geerts, And Holthaus. Nays: Carolan and Zoll. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to raise the maximum bid to $106,000.00 to purchase the property. Roll Call: Ayes: Zoll, Geerts, Holthaus, and Andersen. Nays: Carolan. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ John Andersen, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _______________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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