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Monday, February 5, 2018 - Thursday, February 8, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES FEBRUARY 5, 6 & 8, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. with the following members present: Geerts, Carolan, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Zoll until 9:35 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Marty Hemann, Jennifer Schwickerath, Mark Huegel, and A. J. Seely. Member from the media present at 9:32 AM. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for February 5 & 6, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve Board Minutes for January 29 & 30, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. EMA/911 Director AJ Seely met with the Board to discuss Project 25 Radio funding 28E agreement. The Board reviewed the 28E agreement. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to enter into the Project 25 Radio funding 28E agreement between Chickasaw County Joint 911 Service Board, Chickasaw County, Iowa and the Chickasaw County Sheriff. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Sheriff Marty Hemann left at 9:40 AM. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath met with the Board to discuss the lease agreement for the Law & Emergency Management Center (LEMC) which expires December 31, 2018. Also present was Dusten Rolando. Jennifer Schwickerath informed the Board that GROWMARK, Inc. would like to increase the rent to $1000.00 per month from the current $700.00 per month. Ms. Schwickerath also informed the Board that there was an energy audit completed and Jennifer Schwickerath shared the finding of the energy audit with GROWMARK, Inc. The County Attorney’s Office and the Board will continue negotiating the lease agreement with GROWMARK, Inc. and update the Board. The Board reviewed the resolution to amend department appropriation for FY 2017-2018. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approved Resolution to amend departmental appropriations. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 02-05-18-10 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations on June 12, 2017 for all departments of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 12, 2017 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet for the following reasons: Unemployment: Increase Unemployment in the amount of $3,000.00; General Services: Decrease in the amount of $3,000.00 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THIS 5th day of February, 2018. AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Dan Carolan. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, County Auditor DEPARTMENT BEFORE INCREASE/ AFTER AMENDMENT DECREASE AMENDMENT General Services $ 682,537.00 $-3,000.00 $ 679,537.00 Unemployment 5,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $ 8,000.00 SERVICE AREA: Administration $1,603,604.00 $ .00 $1,603,604.00 County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: brushing in various areas all week; patching Gilmore Avenue, joints, cold patch; maintenance of vehicles, service vehicles; sign repairs, sign survey, data entry; one-ways out Sunday 2-4-2018 at 5:30 AM-9:30 AM; day labor quotes, box culverts; Heartland Insurance Risk Pool meeting; claims; V14 detour, I.D.O.T. approved; motorgrader quote today; union negotiations, this Thursday; department head meeting; this Thursday; equipment operator, advertising next week; etc. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the Drug and Alcohol Policy Amendment as per the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve the purchase of a 2018 Cat motorgrader (replacement for the 1999 Cat Motorgrader) as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the contract for Project FM-C019 (88) P.C.C. paving V-14 from Hwy 346 south four miles to Bremer County line and authorize Chairman ‘s signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Tilkes gave an update on the Workforce meeting held in Elkader, Iowa on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and the Northeast Community Action meeting held on Monday, January 29, 2018. Supervisor Geerts and Hackman gave an update on the Statewide Supervisor’s meeting held in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, February 1, 2018. A topic discussed with the Governor was Mental Health funding concerns. Budget Worksession was tabled until Tuesday’s meeting. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 10:50 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM with all the members present: Geerts, Zoll, Hackman, Tilkes, and Carolan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present was Rick Holthaus. Budget worksession. The Board allowed claims. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for D & G Evergreen Stock Farm, LLC (New Site) in Section 10 of New Oregon Township located at 200th Street, Cresco, IA 52136. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Make-N-Bacon, LLC-Bill and Tod Elliot Farm (ID#58726) in Section 20 of Fredericksburg Township located at 2969 290th Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office County Verification Receipt of DNR Construction Permit Application for Manure Management Plan for Palladiumbrook, LLC (ID #68587) in Section 3 of Sumner Township located at 3131 105 Street, Sumner, IA 50674. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:40 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with the following members present: Tilkes, Carolan, and Hackman. Absent: Zoll and Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Jennifer Schwickerath, Mark E. Huegel, Ray Armel, Staci Schutte, Brian Moore, Cindy Messersmith, Sue Breitbach, Donna Geerts, John Murray, and Dusten Rolando. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the February 8, 2018 additional agenda item. Roll Call: Carolan, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Zoll and Geerts. Motion Carried. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board to discuss the Chickasaw County Handbook. Chairman Hackman asked Paul Greufe to discuss Section 3.5 of the Chickasaw County Handbook. Discussion followed. The County Attorney’s Office will further research the concern and update the Board at a later date. Supervisor Hackman update the Department heads regarding Health Insurance. John Murray asked the Board about Health Insurance. Supervisor Zoll present at 9:20 AM, Supervisor Geerts present at 9:25 AM; Kathy Lechtenberg present at 9:15 AM and Patti Rosauer present at 9:17 AM. Kathy Lechtenberg left at 9:25 AM. At 9:30 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 Supervisors Hackman, Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, and Carolan, County Auditor Joan Knoll, and HR Consultant Paul Greufe. Discussion followed. At 10:00 AM the Board entered into public employer and employee organization to present its initial bargaining positions under Iowa Code Section 21. Present were Supervisors Hackman, Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, and Carolan, County Auditor Joan Knoll, HR Consultant Paul Greufe, International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 234 Brian Vaske, Tyler Throndson, Joe Denner, Andrew Duff and Rick Holthaus. The Board entered into negotiating session or strategy meetings under Iowa Chapter 201.17(3). Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 11:34 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Department Heads and the Board to discuss Human Resources topics and drug testing in the meeting room behind the driver’s license located on first floor of the Courthouse at 1:30 PM. Present were Supervisors Steve Geerts and Jacob Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Brian Moore, John Murray, Ray Armel, Lisa Welter, Kathy Babcock, Staci Schutte, Jennifer Schwickerath, Mark Huegel. Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith, Lindsay Zenner, Stephanie Schueth, Dave Gorman, Reed Palo, Brian Moore, and Dusten Rolando. Topics discussed were as follows: Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy, FMLA and Health Insurance Supervisor Hackman left at 2:50 PM. Meeting ended at 3:30 PM. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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