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Monday, January 9, 2017 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES JANUARY 9-11, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:02 A.M. with the following members present: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve agenda for January 9-11, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Tilkes, Hackman and Zoll. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Board Minutes for January 3-5, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Tilkes, Hackman and Zoll. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. County Attorney Patrick Wegman met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Clerk of Court Damian Baltes met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. The Board reviewed the quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder, and Sheriff. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve quarterly reports ending December 31, 2016 for Auditor, Recorder, and Sheriff, subject to audit. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Tilkes, Hackman and Zoll. Absent: Carolan. 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; 1-3-17 7-one ways out at 5:15 AM; 1-3-17 motorgraders out scraping all day; 1-4-17 2-one ways out at 7:30 AM; 1-4-17 motorgraders out scraping 5:45 AM. all day; 1-5-17 motorgraders out scraping all day; 1-6-17 motorgraders out scraping; several loads of chips, hard freezing up; will continue to scrape everywhere as needed; FEMA paperwork continues on, critical documents submitted; sign repairs as needed; service conservation truck; service rescue squad, air horn repair; GPS purchased; quotes on day labor box culverts; Boyd road bridge letting 1-18-17; bridge design, pile lengths, Cheyenne Bridge; budget FY 18 review Wednesday; new truck, for durapatcher, haul skidloader, dump body etc. Motion by Geerts, to approve the purchase of a 2017 Dodge Ram 5500 truck in the amount of $34,431.00 from Stew Hansen Commercial Fleet Sales (State Bid) as recommended by the County Engineer. Motion failed for lack of a second. It was the consensus of the Board to table until Supervisor Carolan was present. Supervisor Carolan present at 10:17 AM. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the Title VI Nondiscrimination Agreement Policy Statement between IDOT and Chickasaw County and Standard DOT Title VI Assurance. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Engineer discussed the purchase of a truck. County Engineer informed the Board that the purchase was in the current budget. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the purchase of a 2017 Dodge Ram 5500 truck in the amount of $34,431.00 from Stew Hansen Commercial Fleet Sales (State Bid) as recommended by the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Environmental Health Director Ken Rasing met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Also present was Staci Schutte. Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Member from the media present at 11:20 AM. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present were County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and Ken Rasing. Mr. Hemann also discussed with the Board the billing for communications for the City of Nashua for FY 2016-17. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board that the County Attorney’s office sends a letter to the City of Nashua regarding the bill for communications for FY 2016-17 and the County Attorney’s Office will continue to update the Board. The Board recessed at noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Ken Rasing and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the ambulance contract. Also present were Sheriff Marty Hemann, Jim Cook, Doreen Cook, Jeremy McGrath, Nathaniel Schwickerath, and a member from the media. The Board reviewed the revised draft ambulance agreement. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board to fund the Ambulance at $50,000 per year beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022. The County Attorney’s office will continue to work on the verbiage in the agreement. Ken Rasing also gave the Board an update on the radio communication tower project. Ken Rasing also discussed with the Board the committee assignments for EMA, 911 and the Ambulance Council. It was the consensus of the Board to keep the representatives and alternates on the committee assignment for EMA, 911 and the Ambulance Council as appointed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 2:15 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:01 AM with all the members present: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, Hackman and Tilkes. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Veteran Affairs Director Dave Jacobsen met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Mr. Jacobsen submitted his letter of resignation to the Board. Kathleen Davis, representing Helping Services for Youth Family, met with the Board to present FY 2017-18 budget request in the amount of $2,000.00. The request was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget. Wally Boehmer, representing the Pioneer Cemetery Commission, met with the Board to present an overview of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission’s work. Also present was Secretary Judy Liddle and Vice-President Dale Liddle. Mr. Boehmer presented to the Board FY 2017-18 budget request. The budget request in the amount of $4,500.00 was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget. Auditor Joan Knoll met with the Board to review Misc. budgets for FY 2017-18. The Board recessed at 11:05 AM. to attend the New Hampton Industrial Development Corporation annual meeting luncheon at Big Ed’s Firehouse and reconvened at 1:30 PM. with the following members present: Geerts, Tilkes and Zoll. Absent: Hackman and Carolan. Carolan attending another meeting. Also present was a member from the medial. Kirby Fosse and Bob Havner representing Ionia Fire Department met with the Board to present FY 2017-18 budget request in the amount of $30,000.00. The request was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the county budget. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Also present were Conservation Board Members Tom Soenen and JoAnn Myrsiades. Member from the media left at 2:40 PM. Supervisor Hackman present at 3:00 PM. Auditor Joan Knoll met with the Board to review Misc. budgets for FY 2017-18. The Board allowed claims. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 3:55 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:03 AM. with all the members present: Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, Hackman and Tilkes. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Public Health and Home Care Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss Medical Examiners and to review FY 2017-18 budget. Mr. Rasing will present a proposal for the Board to review. Ken Rasing also met with the Board to discuss the County Landfill and to review FY 2017-18 budget. Mr. Rasing will present a proposal for the Board to review. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to reconsider the motion dated January 3, 2017 for the appointment of Chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy Medical Examiners for 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to appoint Lucas Brinkman MD as Chief Medical Examiner and all other physicians as Deputy Medical Examiners for 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget. Auditor Joan Knoll met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 budget for Misc. budgets, budget request, and Auditor/Elections. Custodian Dave Gorman met with the Board to review FY 2017-18 for Heritage Residence,Department of Human Services, Courthouse, Jail facility, and Community Services building. Supervisor Zoll and Carolan left at 3:30 PM. Received and filed in the Auditor’s office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Terry & Steven Schulz-Schulz Farm-Mihm (ID# 67059) in Section 35 of Jackson Township located on 110th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed in the Auditor’s office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Terry & Steven Schulz-Hillcrest (ID# 59146) in Section 12 of Union Township located on 7646 Golden Road, Elgin, IA 52141. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 3:40 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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