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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. with all members present: Zoll, Tilkes, Carolan, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Jeremy McGrath, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and a member from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve agenda for September 25, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Board Minutes for September 18, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. EMA/911 Director AJ Seely met with the Board to discuss the following topics: First responders training and funding, security cameras at the Community Services Building, Medical Examiners and Medical Examiners Investigators agreement, and department update. Mr. Seely presented the Board a letter regarding concerns from the Emergency Management Agency and the Board of Supervisors. The Board reviewed the letter as Mr. Seely read the letter outloud. Mr. Seely addressed several concerns, citing lack of communication from the Board, speaking out of jurisdictional authority, and failing to communicate with the Boardís EMA/911 Representative. Mr. Seely also clarified to the Board that the Chickasaw County Emergency Management Commission is established by Iowa Code Chapter 29C and is made up of a Mayor from each City, a single Board Representative and the Sheriff. Mr. Seely informed the Board that they are not authorized to make decisions on behalf of the Emergency Management Commission or 911 Service Board. Supervisor Zoll addressed the 911 Board concern in Nashua. Supervisor Tilkes addressed the first responders funding concern. Dave Gorman entered at 9:15 AM. Mr. Seely discussed with the Board first responders funding and training. Mr. Seely informed the Board that the expenses for the first responders are budgeted through the Emergency Management Agency Budget. The cost for an EMT is approximately $1500.00 and EMR is approximately $1200.00 per person including course fees, books and testing. The difference between an EMT and EMR is that the EMTís can do transportation while EMRís cannot do transportations. Mr. Seely informed the Board that of the FY 18 budget, the appropriated money was already accounted for and any additional training would have been handled by other funding measures. Mr. Seely also referenced the unpredictability from past grant funding that may or may not be available this year. Mr. Seely informed the Board that this was already an issue that he was expecting to address with the Emergency Management Commission. (Letter submitted by the Emergency Management Agency on file in the Auditorís Office and available by request.) AJ Seely discussed the security cameras at the Community Services Building. Mr. Seely informed the Board that an expense in the amount of $140.00 was paid for by the Emergency Management Agency and was coordinated with Custodian Dave Gorman. Supervisors asked Mr. Seely why they were not informed regarding security cameras as the Board is the custodian of the building. Supervisors Zoll and Hackman will contact Mr. Seely if they any other questions or concern regarding the security cameras at the Community Services Building. Mr. Seely presented an agreement to allow for the Emergency Management Agency to order supplies on behalf of the Medical Examiners Investigators. Mr. Seely discussed and informed the Board that the agreement would only work with a single, designated point of contract. The contact person would keep track of the inventory while the EMA/911 Director could order the supplies upon the request of the designee, according to the agreement. Supervisor Carolan is contacting the Medical Examiner Dr. Lucas Brinkman regarding whether the Medical Examiner would order the supplies or the EMA/911 Director. The EMA/911 Board will review the agreement at Tuesdayís meeting. The Board tabled this a future date. Mr. Seely informed the Board that he was not given notice to give a department update and would not be giving one as he was unprepared. The Board discussed the county owned furniture at the MH-DD building. Also present was Todd Rickert and Dave Gorman. Supervisor Hackman informed the Board that County Social Services (CSS) has a tagged the furniture with a pink slip that indicates that County Social Services (CSS) would like to keep and store this furniture for possible future use. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to notify all department heads that on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM at the MH-DD building that department heads can view and mark the office furniture not tagged with a pink slip County Social Services (CSS). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried Dave Gorman and Mark Huegel left at 9:40 AM County Social Services Coordinator Todd Rickert met with the Board for County Social Services update. Mr. Rickert informed the Board that he will contact the Public Health Agency regarding the use of internet, phone, fax etc for the office. Mr. Rickert informed the Board that they are in the process of hiring an East Quadrant Service Coordinator which encompasses Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties. The individualís office location will be in Chickasaw County office. Supervisor Hackman also discussed with the Board the signage at the Community Services Building. Received and filed County Social Services (CSS) audit report ending June 30, 2016. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to approve end of fiscal year financial statement of First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services ending June 30, 2016. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included work orders, driveways in various areas; ditch cleaning permits; FEMA, Flood, paperwork, input computer; equipment maintenance & services; moving signs, opening & closing roads, V18 Boyd Road; minimal blading, little rain; edge rutting, east side; new tractor & mower delivered; pulling rock out of ditches FEMA; cleaning & sealing bridge decks; tree, debris removal, floods; Boyd road bridge opened, repaint this week; sand quotes today; V18 Gilmore Avenue opened Friday; INRCOG meeting, Waterloo, District 2 meeting, Kossuth County this week; etc. Jeremy McGrath met with the Board to discuss Ambulance Service. Also present was EMA/911 Director AJ Seely. Mr. McGrath informed the Board that through grant funding the service was able to purchase of new equipment including three (3) Lucas Automated Compression Devices for the ambulance and also informed that the hospital had receive one (1). Mr. McGrath discussed training. Mr. McGrath informed the Board that he would like to move the ambulance frequency to the 911 tower from the current location. Mr. McGrath informed the Board that he is cancelling his current contract with Medicaid effective October 1, 2017. Mr. McGrath will still respond to all ambulance calls. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Verification of County Receipt for Manure Management Plans & Plan Updates for H & B Enterprises in Section 36 of Utica Township. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling Collection Report for the month of September 2017. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for RFB LLC (ID #69094) located at 2520 160th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Fredericksburg Township Summary of Receipts and Disbursements FY 16-17. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:20 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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