Welcome to Chickasaw County, Iowa
Home :: Board of Supervisors :: Meeting Minutes December 13, 2018
 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. with all members present: Zoll, Tilkes, Carolan, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus and member from the media at 9:33 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve agenda for December 11 & 12, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to approve Board Minutes for December 4 & 5, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Veterans Affairs Director Lindsay Zenner met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 budget. Also present was Veterans Affairs Commission Chairman David Boss. Lindsay Zenner left at 9:55 AM. David Boss met with the Board to review FY 2018-2019 General Assistance budget. David Boss left at 10:12 AM. Supervisor Hackman gave a County Social Services Update. The meeting was held in Howard County. County Social Services is requesting an additional request for FY 2018 Allocation of funding from the MH-DD fund from two annual requests to three. Mr. Hackman also informed the Board that the per capita for FY 19 will be $35. 18 from $33.18. The Board discussed the FY 2018-19 Compensation Board Recommendations for Elected Officials. The Compensation Board recommend the following compensation for the County Elected Officials for FY 2018-19 as follows: Supervisors $35,000; Sheriff $83,000; Auditor $65,000; Treasurer $65,000; Recorder $65,000; and Attorney $107,000. Also present were Sheriff Martin Hemann, EMA/911 Director AJ Seely, County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, Assessor Doug Welton, New Hampton Chamber members Bobby Schwickerath and Theresa Rasmussen, Attorney Mike Kennedy, Treasurer Sue Breitbach, and Randy Breitbach Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts to reduce the Compensation Board recommendations for the Sheriff, Auditor, Recorder, Treasurer, Supervisors and County Attorney by fifty percent (50%). Motion Failed for lack of Second. Discussion followed. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to reduce the Compensation Board recommendations for the Supervisors by 100 percent (100%). Roll Call: Ayes: Hackman, Carolan and Tilkes. Nays: Geerts and Zoll. Motion Carried. Discussion followed. Motion by Geertsto reduce the Compensation Board recommendations for the Sheriff, Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, and County Attorney by fifty percent (50%). Motion Failed for lack of Second. Discussion followed. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to reduce the Compensation Board recommendations for the Sheriff, Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, and County Attorney by sixty percent (60%). Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Hackman and Zoll. Nays: Geerts and Tilkes. Motion Carried. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 County Attorney’s budget and Court budget. Also present were Rick Holthaus, AJ Seely and a member from the media Motion by Geerts Seconded by Tilkes to acknowledge the resignation of Dayna Dahl as part-time scheduled homemaker aide effective November 17, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed the employee’s written request for vacation carryover. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Wendy Peter’s written request for 25.15 hours of vacation carryover, Tammy Flick’s written request for 15.19 hours of vacation carry over, and Janet Hauser’s written request for 5.06 hours of vacation carryover and the vacation carryover must be used by January 31, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board recessed at 11:55 AM and reconvened at 1:00 PM. Iowa Governmental Heath Insurance Care Plan (IGHCP) Consultant Denise Ballard met with the Board via phone conference to discuss the Health Insurance Insurer Fee. Also present were John Murray, Ray Armel and Rick Holthaus. Ms. Ballard informed the Board that the insurer fee is an annual fee imposed on the insurance industry to help fund reforms made pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA); the fee was implemented on January 1, 2014; the fee is the equivalent to approximately three percent (3%) of the premium; the Government has made a non-scheduled suspension of the fee for one year (January 2017 through December 2017); on January 1, 2017 Wellmark reduced their premium by three percent (3%); ON January 1, 2018 the Insurer Fee is being brought back to all fully insured plans; Wellmark is adding the Insurer Fee back to the Iowa Governmental Heath Insurance Care Plan (IGHCP) groups at a flat $28.29 per contract. This reflects 3.4 percent (3.4%) of your total monthly premium. The Board also was given two options for the payment. (1) Employee Benefits System (EBS) to pull the Insurer Fee from the Partial Self Fund claims account of the IGHCP trust and the accounting would show on the monthly receipts and disbursement report. (2) Employee Benefits System (EBS) would remit a bill on a monthly basis or through ACH based on current payment procedure. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to authorize Employee Benefits System (EBS) to pull the Insurer Fee from the Partial Self Fund claims account in the amount not to exceed $14,258.16 from the IGHCP trust and the accounting would show on the monthly receipts and disbursement report. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to adjourn at 1:18 P M. Roll Call: Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Budget worksession after adjournment and attended by all five supervisors. Also present was Rick Holthaus. The Board adjourned at 2:45 PM. The Board convened on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. with the following members present: Zoll, Tilkes, Geerts, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Supervisor Carolan was attending a Public Health meeting at 7:00 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Rick Holthaus. A joint meeting with the Conservation Board and Conservation Director to review the FY 2018-19 budget. Conservation Board members present were JoAnne Myrsiades, Jim Allison, and Tom Soenen. Conservation Board member JoAnne Myrsiades called the meeting to order at 9:31AM. Also present was Conservation Director Brian Moore. Brian Moore also requested the Board to set aside approximately $50,000 for three years in the Capital Project Fund to build a new shed to store the equipment and also asked the Board to consider giving a percentage of the camping fees collected at Split Rock and Airport Lake parks and put that into Capital Project Funds for improvements and projects of the parks. The Board took under advisement and the requests consideration within the total context of the FY 2018-19 county budget. Mr. Moore also gave a departmental update. Topics included the following: Airport Lake Park Camping Loop project has been completed except for a water hookup for campers; Cameras are set up in the parks and at Twin Ponds Nature Center and final set up and installations of the programs on the office computers needs to be done yet. This system will also provide internet for the offices; FY 2019 budget proposal, minus salaries and benefits; Little Wapsi Wildlife area will be taken out of production and convert the area to wildlife habitat with the possibility of including a food plot; DOT ground final plat is at the Engineer’s and Brian Moore is still in touch with the New Hampton City Clerk’s department but no more information available at this time; etc. Treasurer Sue Breitbach met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 budget. The Board allowed claims. Budget worksession for the County Buildings, Supervisors, Auditor/Elections and misc. budgets. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Walter, LLC-Walter Site (ID#69207) in Section 13 of Fredericksburg Township located at 3321 280th Street, Sumner, IA 50674. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for None-D & D Farms, Inc. (ID# 61930) located at 2306 Odessa Avenue, New Hampton, IA 50659. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling Report for the month of December 2017. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to adjourn at 12:35 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Hackman, Geerts and Zoll. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
  Board of Supervisors Links
 
  Board of Supervisors Home  
  Meeting Agendas  
  Meeting Minutes  
  Committees  
  Contact Info  
  Directory Info  
   Website designed and maintained by The Schneider Corporation.