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Monday, October 30, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, October 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. Also present were EMA/911 Director AJ Seely, County Attorney Jennifer L. Schwickerath, and a member from the media. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to approve agenda for October 30 & 31, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Hackman, Carolan, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to approve Board Minutes for October 23, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Hackman, Carolan, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. EMA/911 Director AJ Seely met with the Board to discuss Courthouse Security options. Mr. Seely present a quote from Infrastructure Technology Solutions for cameras. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to authorize the purchase of a new camera recorder in the amount of $12,743.50 from Infrastructure Technology Solutions as per the recommendation of the Courthouse Security Committee. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman. Nays: Carolan, Tilkes, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion failed. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to authorize the purchase of a new camera recorder from Infrastructure Technology Solutions in the amount of $12,743.50 from the General Basic Fund and the balance of $5,510.40 would be coming from the 911 funds as per the recommendation of the Courthouse Security Committee. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Hackman, Tilkes, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. EMA/911 Director AJ Seely left at 9:30 AM. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board for a departmental update. Mr. Hemann informed the Board that the new hire (August 21, 2017) for dispatcher/jailer completed the training and doing dispatcher/jailer on his own now; two investigating cases continues; mobile computer for a sheriff’s vehicle completed; budget for FY 18-19; etc. Mr. Hemann gave an update on the jail inspection report. Also present was Jail Supervisor Keri Stephan. Mr. Hemann informed the Board that the Jail currently houses 7 inmates and 2 are housed in Bremer County. Mr. Hemann also informed the Board that he introduced a texting program for the Prisoners that can be used to replaced writing letters to family members etc and can be done by texting via cell phone. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included work order in various areas; FEMA paperwork continues; service of vehicles; snow equipment, two sanders on; sign survey, daytime; durapatcher out on Gilmore Avenue; mowing last gravel area north; blades out, gravels all week; bridge repair, drive sheeting, 280th street; bridge repair, continues in various areas; R.O.W. Cheyenne Avenue bridge, Hoover; SIIMS, bridge reports, underwater inspection; final plans, V14, FM worksheet, submittals; sign/shop foreman, approved. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the permit for Windstream Communication to place a new pedestal and buried cable in the county right of way along 180th street west of Fayette Avenue as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Tilkes, Carolan, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the right of way contracts for bridge replacement project LFM-086—7X-19 on Cheyenne Avenue as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Tilkes, Carolan, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to acknowledge the resignation of David Bonfig as shop/sign foreman effective December 31, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Hackman, Carolan, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to approve the appointment of Jason Cahoy as Shop/sign foreman effective October 30, 2017 at the hourly rate of $24.19 and after completion of the probationary period, the hourly rate of $24.69 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Carolan, Tilkes, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Supervisor Hackman gave the Board an update on County Social Services (CSS) meeting held on October 25, 2017. Topics included the possible withdrawn of four counties from CSS, but has to be a legislature decision; hiring of services coordinator to be placed in the Chickasaw County office; next meeting to be held in the Decorah in November by the six county quadrant in lieu of the 22 regional meeting. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Poor Richard’s Liquor License. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Tilkes, Hackman, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes to approve quarterly report ending September 30, 2017 for the Veterans Affairs as submitted and subject to audit. Motion died for lack of second. The Board tabled until Tuesday’s meeting. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Heartland Insurance Risk Pool (HIRP) Finance Statement with Independent Auditor’s Report ending June 30, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Tilkes, Carolan and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Attorney Michael Kennedy and David Leichtman met with the Board to discuss the Farm Lease rental on the Flick property. Also present was Conservation Director Brian Moore. Attorney Michael Kennedy informed the Board that the ten years Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was no longer available of which 20.9 acres of the total 65.7 acres. Mr. Kennedy recommended to the Board that since the program was no longer available the farm lease should be terminated and waives the deadline of the Notice of Termination. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to terminate the farm lease rental on the Flick property effective October 30, 2017. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Carolan, Tilkes, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board via phone conference to discuss the job description for the Part-time Data Processing Manager position. Also present was Data Processing Manager Doug Welton. Mr. Greufe reviewed the duties of the position and job descriptions from other counties. Mr. Greufe recommended discussing the position at the next department head meeting. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:15 AM. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Tilkes, Hackman, and Zoll. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:02A.M. with the following members present: Zoll, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan and Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. David Boss met with the Board to discuss the NEICAC Family Development Office space-moving from a cubicle to a locking office at the Chickasaw County Services Building located at 910 East Main in New Hampton, Iowa. The new person is from New Hampton and will be a full time employee. Mr. Boss also gave the Board an update on the Chickasaw County General Assistance/General Relief. Mr. Boss also gave the Board an update on the Veteran’s Affair department including the discussion of The current budget and FY 18-19 budget. The board also discussed a sign on the outside of the building. It was the consensus of the Board to authorize the Veterans Affairs Board Chairman to purchase a Veterans Affairs sign and to place the sign on the outside of the Chickasaw County Services Building. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to approve quarterly report ending September 30, 2017 s for the Veterans Affairs as submitted and subject to audit. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Tilkes, and Zoll. Absent: Carolan and Geerts. Motion Carried. The Board allowed claims. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 10:02 AM. Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Tilkes, and Zoll. Absent: Carolan and Geerts. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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