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Monday, January 30, 2017 - Friday, February 3, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES JANUARY 30, 31 & FEBRUARY 3, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. with the following members present: Zoll, Tilkes, Carolan, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to approve agenda for January 30, 31 & February 3, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Carolan, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Board Minutes for January 23 & 24, 2017. Ayes: Tilkes, Carolan, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. 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; Mark J. Zaccone with Invenergy met with the Board for an update on alternative energy such as wind power throughout the county. Also present were HR consultant Paul Greufe, Sheriff Marty Hemann and a member from the media. A windmill farm would consist of 100 windmills. Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that there are two (2) met towers (under 200 feet) to collect wind speed data. Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that 13,000 acres are participating acres under leases or committed which is roughly at the halfway point in the Northern portion of the County of the total acres that are needed for the project. Mr. Zaccone informed the Board that the company is starting a new phase of the project. The study will consist of long range studies which include transmission studies (1-2 years), environmental studies, engineering studies, and marketing the property. The office will be closed so that the agents can assistance other counties that are further in the project. Invenergy is contacting landowners of the closing of the office and giving them contact information if needed. The Board would like Mr. Zaccone to continue the process and that Chickasaw County is very interested in alternative energy. Member from the media left at 9:42 AM Paul Greufe and Teamsters Representative Dave Miller met with the Board in exempt strategy session-Iowa Code Section 20; Section 17.3 Union Negotiations. Also present were Sheriff Marty Hemann and Deputy Sheriff Zack Nosbisch. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Steven Wiley-H.P. Wiley (ID #59391) in Section 25 of New Hampton Township located at 2348 Quinlan Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to adjourn at 2:50 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Carolan, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:30 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. Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the EMS grant for Lucas Device Equipment. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to authorize Ken Rasing on behalf of the Board of Supervisors to apply for an EMS Grant for three (3) Lucas Device Equipment. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Tilkes, Carolan, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Budget Worksession. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Verification of County Receipt for Manure Management Plans & Plan Update for Ron Swestka Farm-Home Site (ID #59070) in Section 9 of New Oregon Township located at 19415 Valley Avenue, Cresco, IA 52136. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Richland Ltd-Richland Site (ID #61657) in Section 19 of Richland Township located at 1647 290th Street, Ionia, IA 50645. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:00 AM. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Carolan, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM with the following members present: Carolan, Hackman and Tilkes. Absent: Zoll and Geerts. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to appoint Dan Carolan as pro-tempore Chairman. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Hackman and Carolan. Absent: Zoll and Geerts. Motion Carried. The meeting was called to order by pro-tempore Chairman Carolan. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was a member from the media. Paul Greufe and Teamsters Representative Dave Miller met with the Board in exempt strategy session-Iowa Code Section 20; Section 17.3 Union Negotiations. Also present were Sheriff Marty Hemann and Deputy Sheriff Zack Nosbisch, Treasurer Sue Breitbach. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 1:25 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Hackman, and Carolan. Absent: Geerts and Zoll. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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