The Board convened on Monday, June 14, 2004 at with a quorum present: Boge, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. Huegel was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.
Ken Rasing met with the Board to present his recommendation for well tester summer help.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Amanda Drewelow as well-tester, effective June 14, 2004 at $7.25 per hour. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
CountyEngineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road department activities.
County line bridge has been opened. Transfer of jurisdiction from cities with lesser populations was discussed. The County will receive IDOT cities’ funding; however, since county only wishes to maintain center 22 feet, the County plans to reimburse cities under a proposed 28E Agreement for funds received on behalf of cities.
Discussion followed for the proposal to move road antenna from courthouse roof to communications tower at the jail building. Antenna on Courthouse roof needs repair and ice falling from antenna has caused roofing damages which will soon be repaired. Proposal of $3885.25 for purchase of a new antenna and associated equipment, and removal of old antenna was reviewed.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Schueth, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign acceptance of proposal of $3885.25 from Radio Communications Systems for purchase of antenna, equipment and removal of old equipment from Courthouse roof. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board allowed claims.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Fireworks permits for Sherry Mattke, William Ipsen and Gregory & Dawn Bray. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Pickar, to approve Board Minutes of June 7 & 8, 2004. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Jack Lipovac, representing HR OneSource, updated the Board of pending arbitration meeting and clarified employer’s intent of union contract language.
Supervisor Pickar was absent at .
The Board canvassed the Primary Election held June 8, 2004, with results as follows: U.S.SENATOR: Arthur Small-D 235; Chuck Grassley-R 224; U.S.REPRESENTATIVE (4): Paul W. Johnson-D 260; Tom Latham-R 215; W.I.-R 1; STATE SENATOR (8): John Beard-D 227; Mark Zieman-R 212; STATE REPRESENTATIVE (15): Brian Quirk-D 308; Arnie Boge-R 195; W.I.-R 4; CO. SUPERVISOR DIST.1: John L. Huegel-D 63; Tony Jirak-D W.I. 28; W.I.-R 2; CO. SUPERVISOR DIST.3; W.I.-D 6; James J. Schueth-R 46; CO.SUPERVISOR DIST.4: Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.-D 76; W.I.-D 1; W.I.-R 1; CO.AUDITOR: Judy A. Babcock-D 300; Karen Mulford-R 193; W.I.-R 3; CO.SHERIFF: Marty Larsen-D 308; W.I.-R 11; BRADFORD TWP. TRUSTEES: Wendel Muller-R 8; Dean Hammond-R 6; CHICKASAW TWP.TRUSTEES: W.I.-D 2; Gerald W. Slessor-R 10; W.I.-R 1; DAYTON TWP.TRUSTEE: Margaret Koenigsfeld-R 5; DEERFIELD TWP.TRUSTEES: Ben Cordes-D 14; George Huegel-D 12; DRESDEN TWP.TRUSTEE: Terry Hirsch-D 3; FREDERICKSBURG TWP.TRUSTEE: Brad Kerr-R 2; JACKSONVILLE TWP.TRUSTEES: Lauren J. Brannon-D 20; Richard Schuchhardt-D 13; W.I. –D 1; Dan Speicher-R 6; W.I.-R 3; NEW HAMPTON TWP.TRUSTEES: No filed or write-in candidates; RICHLAND TWP. TRUSTEES: Edwin J. Copper-D 1; Gary Kalvig-D 4; STAPLETON TWP.TRUSTEES: Donald F. Arens-D 2; UTICA TWP.TRUSTEES: Jack Sabelka-D 19; Jim Reicks-R 8; WASHINGTON TWP.TRUSTEES: Joe Glaser-R 3.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Primary Election held June 8, 2004 canvass and authorize Auditor to certify results to Secretary of State and record in Permanent Election Register. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.
Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to adjourn at Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.
The Board convened on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at with a quorum present: Boge, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. Huegel was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.
Sheila Kobliska, CPC, met with the Board to discuss organization of the county mental health department beginning July 1, 2004. The CPC one year employment contract was reviewed, along with requested expenditures for office equipment, and approval for a service provider contract.
Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and authorize Chairman to sign contract with Dr. Lorne Johnson, as psychotherapy provider at $98.00 per hour effective June 15, 2004. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Renae Macintosh, representing Child Support Recovery Unit, updated the Board of caseload and collections including 4-fiscal years of history within the six-county area included in the Decorah CSRU.
The Board received and filed Homemaker Home Health Agency Report of May 2004 and Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Reicks View Farms, (Owner Dale Reicks), Facility located at 1020 Pembroke Ave., Lawler, Section 23 Jacksonville Township.
The Board allowed claims.
Motion by Mattke, Seconded by Boge, to approve fireworks permit for Don Blazek. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.
Chairman declared adjournment at 12:10 PM. Roll Call: Four Ayes. Motion Carried.