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Monday, March 13, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MARCH 13 & 14, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, March 13, 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. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve agenda for March 13 & 14, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to approve Board Minutes for March 6, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to accept the resignation of Wendy Burgart as Integrated Care Manager/General Assistance Director effective April 3, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to acknowledge the termination (M.F.) as Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Assistant effective March 6, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson met with the Board to discuss Cedar Valley Marketing match program. Also present was Tara Hackman. The program is a valuable resource for the community for state funding. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve the claim in the amount of $1275.00 for Cedar Valley Marketing Match (17/18) to be paid from Economic Development Fund (0026). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The City of New Hampton and the Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay the claim every other year and to be paid from Economic Development Fund. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the liquor license for New Hampton Golf & Country Club. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Member from the media present at 9:45 AM. New Hampton Park & Recreation Coordinator Tara Hackman met with the Board to discuss the City of New Hampton Municipal Pool Project. Also present was Pat Brickley and Tammy Robinson. Tara Hackman gave the Board an update of her findings with Northeast Iowa RC & D. Tara Hackman also reviewed with the Board the Splash Pad that will take the place of our current “Kiddie Pool”. The Board tabled the New Hampton Municipal Pool project until next week. A resolution will be prepared, funding options discussed and the resolution will be reviewed by the County Attorney’s Office. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chairman Signature on the Schroeder Preserve tile easement. Roll Call: All Ayes. 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; 3-9-17 7 one ways out at 5:15 AM. to 8:45 AM; 3-13-17 7 one-ways out at 5:20 AM; 3-13-17 9 maintainers out at 5:00 AM; hauling rock in various spots; work zone safety, Waterloo; safety meeting at shop, Chuck Goodman; mixed sand & salt; spot blading, potholes; brushing Boyd road bridge; patching blacktops, potholes; sign repair, several spots; Boyd road bridge preconstruction April 1st or 2nd week; bridge inspection, Calhoun Burns; FY 18 budget approved; ISAC in Des Moines, etc. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve the permit for Butler County REC to place buried cable in the right of way thru 260th Street west of Pembroke Avenue located at 2644 260th Street. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed the resolution petitioning the Governor of Iowa and the State legislature to address the failings of the Master Matrix. Also present was Joanne Tupper. Ms. Tupper addressed her concerns with the Board. After much discussion and concerns from residents, it was the consensus of the Board not to support a resolution petitioning the Governor of Iowa and the State legislature to address the failings of the Master Matrix at this time. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board for a departmental update. Also present were Matt Kuhn, County Attorney Pat Wegman, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and a member from the media. Sheriff Hemann gave an update on the communications services with the City of Nashua. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to discuss the DOT borrow pits North of Highway 63. The property consists of 130.7 acres. Discussion followed. Mr. Moore informed the Board that the property would be a great recreational and wildlife area for the County. Mr. Moore informed the Board that there were no written easements from the property owners. Motion by Geerts to enter into a 28E agreement (Wetland Mitigation Agreement) with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) for the borrow pits North of Highway 63. Motion died for lack of second. Brian Moore asked the Board if the Board would like input from the Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel addressed any concerns from the Board. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts to enter into a 28E agreement (Wetland Mitigation Agreement) with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) for the borrow pits North of Highway 63. Motion died for lack of second. Member from the media left at 11:26 AM. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel and Deputy Assessor Ray Armel met with the Board to discuss the following topics. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to set the public hearing for the vacation of roads, streets, and alleys in John Casey’s Addition to Lawler, Iowa in Section 9-T95N-R11W of the 5th PM on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Discussion on setting the public hearing to vacate First Street lying South of 220th Street, Village of Chickasaw in Section 23-T95N-R14W of the 5th PM. was tabled until next week for the County Attorney’s office to prepare the resolution and public notice. The Board discussed the transfers of road right of way original vacated in 1965. Discussion to transfers Parcels E, F & G in the SE1/4 of Section 21-T95N-R14W. Discussion of the location of private improvements relative to the existing right of way, and the encroachment of the same, at the intersection of 120th Street and Odessa Avenue in Jacksonville Township Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn at 11:50 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 9:30 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. Neil Schrader with Hacker, Nelson, & Co., PC met with the Board to review and discuss the FY 2015-2016 audit. Also present were Cindy Heying, Brian Moore, Doug Welton, Cindy Messersmith, and Sue Breitbach. HR Consultant Paul Greufe via phone conference discussed with the Board Section 3. (3.1) Introductory Period in the Chickasaw County Handbook. Discussion followed. Paul Greufe will make the revisions for the Board approval. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Jendro Sanitation rural recycling collection report for the month of March 2017. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Chickasaw County Conservation Board Annual Report for FY 15-16. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 11:10 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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