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Monday, December 18, 2017 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES DECEMBER 18, 19, & 20, 2017 The Board convened on Monday, December 18, 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, Kathy Babcock, Doug Welton, Ray Armel, Mark Huegel and a member from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve agenda for December 18-20, 2017 with the deletion to discuss the claim for decorating the Courthouse. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to approve Board Minutes for December 11 & 12, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to discuss the appointment of a Data Processing Manager. Also present was Deputy Assessor Ray Armel. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Tilkes to appoint Ray Armel as Data Processing Manager effective January 12, 2017 at 4:31 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Data Processing Manager Doug Welton met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 budget. Also present were Ray Armel and Kathy Babcock. Assessor Doug Welton met with the Board for review and approval of 2017 Family Farm Credit Applications. Individuals are eligible to receive the credit if the appropriate designated person is actively engage in farming of an eligible tract of land during the fiscal year in which the application is filed, with the 2001 Iowa legislature having changed the filing of this credit to a one-time filing. The eligibility requirements for the Family Farm Tax Credit are listed in Iowa Administrative Code Section 701-80.11. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to approve and authorize chairman signature for the Twelve (12) 2017 Family Farm Credit Applications as per the recommendation of the County Assessor. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Doug Welton and Ray Armel left at 10:05 AM. Public Health & Home Care Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board to review the Tobacco Substance Abuse Policy. Also present were John Murray, Mark Huegel, Rick Holthaus and member from the media. The Board reviewed and discussed the two options of the policy that was presented by Kathy Babcock. Kathy informed the Board that the first policy was the strongest policy of the two. Supervisor Carolan addressed a concern regarding smoking in the county parks in the County. Mr. Huegel and Mrs. Babcock asked the Board to e-mail questions to the County Attorney’s Office and Public Health Agency. The Attorney’s Office and Public Health Agency will continue to gather more information from other counties and update the Board at a later date. Kathy Babcock presented to the Board a year-to-date report of the Public Health Agency for their review. Motion by Carolan , Seconded by Tilkes to acknowledge the change of status for Diana Nath from Part-time scheduled homemaker aide to full time homemaker aide effective December 12, 2017. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Kathy Babcock left at 10:15 AM. Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road department activities. Topics included 7 one way out on December 11, 2017 from 10:30 – 2:30; 6 one ways out on December 15, 3017 at 8:30-2:00; 2 one ways out on December 12, 2017; brushing, entrances; safety meeting on December 13, 2017; service and repair, set up of new cat maintainers; boom mower out on hard surface roads; maintainers out pulling in rock from edge of roads; sign survey continues; bridge on Cheyenne Avenue, brushing (North of 170th); office design day labor projects, final plans, signatures etc on Cheyenne Avenue North of 170th; check bridge on Colwell Road for settlement (bridge 2400) etc. John Murray left at 10:20 AM. Supervisor Geerts discussed the fire alarms for the Courthouse. AJ Seely and Supervisor Geerts walked through the Courthouse regarding the number of fire alarms needed to complete the project. Mr. Geerts informed the Board that the Courthouse needed an additional 9 fire alarms for a total of 29 fire alarms to complete the project. It was the consensus of the Board to purchase the additional fire alarms. Council on Aging –Bus Representative Louann Schaufenbuel and Council on Aging Representative Mike Carlin met with the Board to present FY 2018-19 budget funding requests. Discussion followed. The request of $3,000.00 for Council on Aging-Bus was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2018-19 county budget and the request of $5,000.00 for Council on Aging was received and placed on file for consideration within the total context of the FY 2018-19 county budget. The Board reviewed the employee’s written request for vacation carryover. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve Anita Eschweiler’s written request for 8 hours of vacation carryover, Kathy Babcock’s written request for 11 hours of vacation carry over, and Michelle Rosonke written request for 1.87 hours of vacation carryover, Shirley Troyna’s written request for 28 hours (4days) of vacation carryover and the vacation carryover must be used by January 31, 2018. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to amend the above motion to remove Shirley Troyna’s written request for 28 hours (4 days) of vacation carryover and the vacation carryover must be used by January 31, 2018 from the list above. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve Shirley Troyna’s written request for 28 hours (4 days) of vacation carryover due to the extenuating circumstances in the Recorder’s office and the vacation carryover must be used by April 30, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Member from the media left at 10:58 AM. Supervisor Hackman informed the Board that there was only one application for Conservation Board Member District 3. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Geerts to re-appoint Lori Carey as the Conservation Board Member District 3 for a five year term ending December 31, 2022 (January 1, 2018-December 31, 2022). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Conservation Director Brian Moore met with the Board to review the 2017 Weed Commissioner’s Report. Motion by Hackman, Seconded by Carolan to approve the 2017 Weed Commissioner’s Report and authorize Chairman’s Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Budget Worksession Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:57 A M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. with all the members present: Zoll, Tilkes, Geerts, Carolan, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Rick Holthaus. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 budget. Budget worksession Chickasaw County Tourism Director Jason Speltz met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 budget. Also present was Teresa Rasmussen. Supervisor Tilkes left at 11:50 AM. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:05 PM. Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board for the approval of a minor subdivision. Motion by Carolan , Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution 12-19-17-48 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Terrance L. Balk & Sharon K. Balk as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Geerts, Hackman and Zoll. Absent: Tilkes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-19-17-48 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCELS B AND C IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 95 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA. WHEREAS, ON THE 19th DAY of December at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels B and C in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 95 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels B and C in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 95 North, Range 11 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 19th DAY of DECEMBER 2017. /ss/ Tim Zoll Chairman, Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Hackman to approve Resolution 12-19-17-49 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Flinis & Donna Brandenburg, LLC as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Hackman, Carolan and Zoll. Absent: Tilkes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-19-17-49 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCELS E IN THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND PARCEL F IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 94 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA. WHEREAS, ON THE 19th DAY of December at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel E in the North Half of the Southeast Quarter and Parcel F in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 94 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat Parcel E in the North Half of the Southeast Quarter and Parcel F in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 94 North, Range 13 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 19th DAY of DECEMBER 2017. /ss/ Tim Zoll Chairman, Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to approve Resolution 12-19-17-49 and authorize Chairman Signature for the minor subdivision for Matthew J. Bruening & Vicki L. Bruening as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Geerts, Carolan and Zoll. Absent: Tilkes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 12-19-17-50 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCEL K IN PARCEL E IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 96 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA.WHEREAS, ON THE 19th DAY of December at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcel K in Parcel E in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 96 North, Range 12 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat Parcel K in Parcel E in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 96 North, Range 12 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa has been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 19th DAY of DECEMBER 2017. /ss/ Tim Zoll Chairman, Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. Land Use Administrator and Environmental Health Director Staci Schutte met with the Board to review FY 2018-19 budgets. Budget Worksession. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Casper Nursery (ID#68368) in Section 5 of Douglas Township located at 1747 110th Street, Plainfield, IA 50666. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Troy Finisher (ID#68369) in Section 19 of Richland Township located at 2846 Fayette Avenue, Nashua, IA 50658. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Dietrich Site (ID #57708) located at 251 260th Street, Ionia, IA 50645. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Hackman to adjourn at 1:29 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. with all the members present: Zoll, Tilkes, Geerts, Carolan, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Zoll. Mail was opened and distributed. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board to discuss the state re-audit report. Also present were Deb Larsen, Rick Holthaus, Mike Kennedy, Mark Huegel, Ray Armel, Terry Johnson, Donna Geerts, Leann Vorwald, Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith, Patti Rosauer, Karen Utley, Jennifer Schwickerath, Jeremy McGrath, Staci Schutte, Dave Gorman, and a member of the media. Many questions and concerns from the public regarding the state re-audit report. No action was taken on Paul Greufe’s proposal. County Attorney’s office will continue with their investigation and have a report on or before February 1, 2018 for the Boards’ review. At 10:30 AM. The Board entered into negotiating session or strategy meetings of public employer, which is exempt from the open meeting provision of Iowa Chapter 20.17 (3). Also present were County Auditor Joan Knoll, Teamsters Union representative Dan McDonald, Commissioner of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Jim Tuecke, and HR Consultant Paul Greufe. Discussion followed. Supervisor Carolan left the meeting at 10:50 AM. The exempt strategy meeting ended at Noon. The Board recessed at Noon and reconvened at 1:00 PM. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Department Heads and the Board to discuss Human Resources topics and possible BOS agenda/attachments/deadline process in the New Year. Present were Supervisors Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, Jacob Hackman, and David Tilkes, Rick Holthaus, Brian Moore, John Murray, Ray Armel, Kayleen Dunt, Lisa Welter, Kathy Babcock, Staci Schutte, Marty Hemann, Jennifer Schwickerath, Sue Breitbach and AJ Seely. Topics discussed were as follows: Discussion of a new BOS agenda/attachment/deadline process; Exempt vs. non-exempt employees and OT/Come Time; process for documentation on the timesheets; and to discuss the process to notify BOS of personnel changes. HR Consultant Paul Greufe and the County Attorney’s Office will continue to work with the department heads. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 2:36 PM. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Tilkes, Hackman and Zoll. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. ____________________________________ Tim Zoll, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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