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Monday, July 26, 2004 - Tuesday, July 27, 2004

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

JULY 26 & 27, 2004

 

The Board convened on Monday, July 26, 2004 at 9:30 AM with a quorum present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth.  Pickar and Mattke were absent. Supervisor Huegel was absent from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM to attend a Board of Health meeting. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

Roger Nosbisch met with the Board to discuss the Evan Boos Eagle Scout Project for a flagpole at the Jail Building funding, with the County also donating a flag.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve $250.00 for the Evan Boos Eagle Scout Flagpole Project at the Jail Building. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried. 

 

County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities.

 

The Board opened sealed bids for motor grader bids as follows: Ziegler, Inc.; 2004 Caterpillar 140H: $194,400.00 less trade $46,000.00 net price $148,400.00; 2003 Caterpillar 140H with 350 hours: $157,830.00 less trade $46,000.00 net price $111,830.00. Murphy Tractor & Equipment; 2004 John Deere Model 670H (meets specifications by utilization of variable horsepower) $154,318.00 less trade $25,000.00 net price $129,318.00; Model 770H $164,950.00 less trade $25,000.00 net price $139,950.00. Trade is a 1982 Caterpillar. Bill Fisher, representing Ziegler, Inc., and Rick Noah, representing Murphy Tractor & Equipment, were present for the bids opening. Action was deferred until next week pending Engineer recommendation and specifications concurrence by Roads Foremen.

 

Remedial repair for the flood damaged bridge on V56 were discussed, with the Engineer considering 5 boxes with seven-foot openings or 3 boxes with twelve-foot openings of pre-cast concrete for the 35-foot span. 

 

Loren Kiel, Rock Touchek and Keri Dotzler, representing Midwest Benefits, Inc. met with the Board to review 2nd Quarter health insurance statistics. As claims numbers and costs of health insurance continue to increase, options were reviewed to stabilize the increase. Midwest reviewed Health Savings Accounts, which became IRS sanctioned January 1, 2004. Midwest will develop an informational exhibit and return. 

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Schueth, to approve Board Minutes of July 19 & 20, 2004. Roll Call: Three Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board received and filed Richland and Fredericksburg Township Reports of Receipts & Disbursements for FY 2003-04.

 

Chairman declared adjournment at 12:22 PM.

 

The Board convened on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 9:30 AM with all members present: Boge, Huegel, Schueth, Pickar, Mattke. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Boge. Mail was opened and distributed.

 

The Board opened sealed bids received for DHS Building roofing project, as follows: Rochford Construction $7490.00; Randy Brummond Construction $6847.63; Kruse Kustom Wood Works $6939.00; Country Carpentry $7079.85; Aaron Schmidt Construction $6875.00; Roberson Home Improvement $6500.00. Bidders present included Willie Glaser, Bob Roberson, Marv Hackman and Roger Nosbisch. Review and discussion followed regarding liability insurance and possible costs for fixing soft spots on existing roof deck.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Huegel, to accept bid proposal of $6500.00, plus additional repairs of soft spots by Roberson Home Improvement. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

The Board allowed claims.

 

The Board received and filed IDNR correspondence granting Administrative Approval of Manure Management Plans for Larry Bruening (ID#57703) located in Section 28, Jacksonville Township and Grow Pork, Inc. (ID#60444) located in Section 10, Jacksonville Township.

 

The Board spoke with Mitchell County Board of Supervisors via phone for a Joint Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management 28E Board Entity Board meeting, with presiding Chairman Arnie Boge, calling the session to order at 10:44 AM.  Present from Mitchell County were Stan Walk and Cheryl Jahnel representing a quorum. Supervisor John Huegel reviewed the difference in the liability insurance limitations for Chickasaw and Mitchell Counties, with both counties having reached consensus that both counties would share insurance liability limitation equally for the 28E Case Management Services.

 

Motion by Jahnel, Seconded by Schueth, to set liability insurance limitation to $6M for the Joint Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management 28E Entity. Roll Call: Mitchell County: Two Ayes. Chickasaw County: Five Ayes.  Motion Carried.

 

Chairman Boge requested if there was any old, new or other business, which there was not. One concern was expressed that departmental billings remain current to maintain revenue to the new department.

 

Motion by Huegel, Seconded by Jahnel, to adjourn the meeting at 10:48 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.  

 

Motion by  Huegel, Seconded by Pickar, to adopt Resolution for Amended Departmental Appropriations for FY 2004-05. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Amend Departmental Appropriations Resolution No. 07-27-04-25. WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved an Appropriations Resolution on June 29, 2004, for all departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004 in accordance with Section 331.434, subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and  WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 29, 2004 for fiscal year 2004-2005 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet hereof, and for the following reasons: Mental Health Building: Increase from 0 to $8,000.00 and decrease MH-DD Services $8,000.00.  This is a new department and part of the MH-DD Services Fund.  Unemployment: Increase from 0 to $600.00 for conservation unemployment claim and decrease General Services by $600.00. Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Management Fund:  Increase from 0 to $247,281.00. This is a Trust and Agency Fund and is not part of the County Budget.  No increase in tax dollar asking.  PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 27th day of July 2004. The Vote Thereon Being As Follows: Yes:  /ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; John L. Huegel; James J. Schueth; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. Nays: None.  Attest: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, County Auditor

2004-2005 Amended Appropriations For Departments

Department:                                 Proposed Exp.                 Decrease/Increase                    To:

Mental Health Bldg                       $                 .00                       +       8,000.00                $        8,000.00

County Mental Hlth-0010              $ 1,100,720.00                       -        8,000.00               $  1,092,720.00

Gen Services-Courthouse               $    443,314.00                       -           600.00              $      442,774.00

Unemployment                               $                .00                       +           600.00              $            600.00

Chick-Mitchell Case Mgt               $                .00                        +    247,281.00              $     247,281.00       

Service Area:

MH-DD Services                            $1,100,720.00                        +               .00                $  1,100,720.00

Administration                                $   889,889.00                        +               .00                $     889,889.00

 

Motion by Schueth, Seconded by Mattke, to approve and adopt Resolution for Funding State Credits FY 2004-05. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 07-27-04-26.  FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2004-05. WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriation, and WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: 81% of the value of the Homestead tax credit; 100% of the value of the Low-income, Elderly Disabled Credit, including mobile homes, special assessment and property credits and 100% of the value of Military Service Property Exemption, 100% of the value of the Disabled Veterans Homestead Credit Exemption, and WHEREAS, the Board finds that fully funding disabled veteran’s military/homestead to those persons who have serve honorable in this Country’s military is of minimal fiscal impact to local governments. WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, shall be funded as follows: 81% of the Homestead Credit; 100% of the Disabled Veteran''s Homestead Credit; 100% of the Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit, including mobile home, special assessment and property credit; and 100% of the Military Service Property Tax Exemption. AYES:/ss/ Arnie J. Boge, Chairman; John L. Huegel, Vice-Chairman; James J. Schueth; Virgil M. Pickar, Jr.; Sherry Mattke. Nays: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

Sheriff Marty Larsen met with the Board for a departmental update.  Discussion followed as to salary review and discussion for the Civil Clerk/Secretary position currently held by Karen McGrath. Current salary will be reviewed with comparables used in salary discussions when union negotiations are underway early in 2005. Thirteen-year old mobile radios are having LED frequency readout failure.  As technology has become obsolete, repair parts are no longer available.  Sheriff Larsen plans acquisition of three radios through a Homeland Security Grant; however, there is a need for seven radios.  Two concerns were expressed: 1.Bids for the radio installation are mandated to be solicited from entire USA, taking from 3 to 5 months. 2. Radios received through the grant have an additional $1000.00 package of mandated technology that is unnecessary and is never expected to be utilized.  Sheriff Larsen will redirect budget line item of $4200.00 for purchase of one radio for $3912.00, along with three radios from the Homeland Security Grant; hopes that replaced radios will be salvage parts for the remaining older radios in use. Sheriff Larsen expects to raise the matching county funds to the grant from donations.  In other business, Sheriff Larsen expects to donate a minimum of $200.00 to the Evan Boos’ Eagle Scout flagpole project at the Jail Building.

 

Motion by Pickar, Seconded by Boge, to adjourn at 12:32 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.

 

 

 

                                                                                                _________________________

                                                                                                Arnie J. Boge, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

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Judy A. Babcock, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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