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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MAY 22, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. with all the members present: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, Carolan, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve agenda for May 22, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve Board Minutes for May 15 & 17, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. EMA/911 Director AJ Seely met with the Board to discuss the fence for the radio communications tower project. Mr. Seely informed the Board that the running total for the project so far is $221,060.45 of which $100,000.00 was paid from Capital Projects. The Board reviewed the request for proposals for fencing enclosure submitted by Mr. Seely. Discussion followed. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to authorize the EMA/911 director to send out the request for proposals for sealed quotes for fencing for the radio communication tower project. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The sealed quotes are due before 4:00 PM on June 9th, 2017 at the Chickasaw County Auditorís Office. AJ Seely also gave a departmental update. Topics included EMA minutes to be submitted to the Auditorís Office for public inspection; 911 text postponed until June 20, 2017; and other departmental updates. Custodian Dave Gorman and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel present at 9:25 AM. The Board discussed the Old Vets Building. Mr. Gorman informed the Board that Brian Moudry, AJ Seely and himself cleaned the Old Vets Buildings. Mr. Gorman took the scrap metal of approximately a pickup load to the Secondary Road scrap metal dumpster. Supervisor Geerts would like a committee established to discuss the future of the Old Vets Building and be a member of the committee. The Board will discuss the Old Vets Building at a later date. Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss the air conditioning repairs at the Courthouse. Two compressors are in need of repairs. The Board discussed whether to repair the two compressors and/or whole complete new unit since the unit was installed in 2001. Supervisor Tilkes stated to get a quote to repair the two compressors and a quote for a complete new unit. It was the consensuses of the Board to have Dave Gorman get quotes to repair the two compressors and a quote for a complete new unit and update the Board of his findings at a later date. Custodian Dave Gorman gave the Board an update of the air conditioning units at the jail building. Two of the units are at least 25 years of age. Discussion followed. Dave Gorman will research the project and update the Board of his findings at a later date. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to acknowledge the hiring of Troy McCumber as part time summer help for the Conservation Department at $10.00 per hour effective May 22, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to acknowledge the hiring of Jane Collins as full time staff nurse for the Public Health and Home Care Services Department as per union contract effective May 22, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel discussed with the Board possibility of a 28E agreement regarding the Floyd County Veterans Affairs office for serving Chickasaw County Veterans. Discussion followed. Since Chickasaw County does not have a Veteranís Affair Director/Administrator who would work an average of 20 hour per week at this time, the grant money cannot be used for the expenditures to the Floyd County Veterans Affairs office. Mr. Huegel informed the Board that it was not possible to do a 28E Agreement due to Floyd County Veterans Affairs director works 37.5 hours per week to serve Floyd County Veterans and the Floyd County Veterans Affairs works less than 20 hours per week to serve Chickasaw County Veterans therefore the expenditures would not qualify to use the grant money. The Board approved the claim to Floyd County Veteran Affairs office in the amount of $3,059.12. Mr. Huegel will continue to be in contact with the Floyd County Veteran Affairs Director and continue to update the Board until the Veterans Affairs Commission appoints a Veterans Affairs Director/Administrator. Supervisor Zoll will contact Veterans Affairs Secretary Wayne Moetsch regarding the claim. The Board reviewed the Cost Allocation Plan for FY 2016. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Certification of FY2016 Cost Allocation Plan. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed wage adjustment for custodian department and the clerical at the County Social Services (CSS) due to the possible changes in the Chickasaw County Handbook effective July 1, 2017. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to make a wage adjustment of $1.00 per hour increase for Brian Moudry, Nancy Benson, Bill Fliger, Shannon Kellogg and Janet Larsen due the possible changes in the Chickasaw County Handbook effective July 1, 2017. Discussion followed. Carolan withdrew his motion. The Board tabled until the next Board meeting. 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; driveway work; work orders; entrance permits, ditch cleaning permits; work orders continue in various areas; cutting trees, storm, winds, pushing trees off; hauling spot rock; blading between rains; mowing hard surface roads; box culvert 115th street, open this week; Boyd road bridge, west abutment, poured; RIP RAP east abutment, west abutment; sub-structure complete; beams end of week; equipment operator applications; motorgrader quotes, act on today; etc. County Engineer presented the Board motorgrader information. Discussion followed. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the purchase of two 2017 CAT 12M3 motorgraders from Ziegler, Inc. in the total amount of $449,500 including a trade-in of 1989 CAT 140G and 1995 CAT 140H as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motions by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to acknowledge the hiring of Trevor Ambrose at the rate of $10.50 per hour (1st Year) as summer help employee for the secondary road department and upon the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications to move buried cable in the county right of way along 260th Street east of Odessa Avenue for our bridge #0360 project as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way the south side of 180th Street west of Gilmore Avenue as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way along Ivanhoe Court in Section 15 & 22 of Dayton Township as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way along Windsor Avenue south of 100th Street as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way along Quinlan Avenue from 200th Street going north to 190th Street then West Pembroke Avenue as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to approve the permit for Windstream Iowa Communications to place buried cable in the county right of way from New Hampton City limits along Mission Avenue north to 190th Street then East to Pembroke then north to 100th Street west to Odessa Avenue then south approx ľ mile as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Home Site (ID#63770) in Section 8 of Bethel Township located at 23689 X Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Jeff Pleggenkuhle-Hoeger Site (ID #63926) in Section 6 of Bethel Township located at 24280 Y Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Walter Wendland (ID#63876) in Section 26 of Stapleton Township located at 3269 240th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Schwickerath-Diemer Veterinary PC (ID#65984) in Section 15 of Washington Township located at 1984 150th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to adjourn at 11:39 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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