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Monday, March 19, 2018 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MARCH 19 & 20, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with the following members present: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus and two members from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for March 19 & 20, 2018. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Tilkes and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes for March 12, 2018. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Zoll, Geerts, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss and review quotes for the purchase of a sheriff’s vehicle. Quotes received from Vern Laures Auto Center with the State bid of Stew Hansen Dodge City Jeep in Urbandale, Iowa as follows: 2018 Charger-Police AWD $23, 881.00; 2018 Durango Special Service AWD $26,291.00; and 2018 Durango Special Service AWD-Hemi Engine $28,881.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to accept the quote from Vern Laures Auto Center with the State bid of Stew Hansen Dodge City Jeep in Urbandale, Iowa for the purchase of 2018 Charger Police AWD in the amount of $ 23,881.00 with payment after July, 1, 2018 for the sheriff’s department and as per the recommendation of the County Sheriff. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Tilkes, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. Sheriff Marty Hemann also gave a departmental update. Sheriff Hemann informed the Board that on March 8, 2018, Sheriff’s department (radios) switching over to digital from analog is completed; Nashua communications March 1, 2018) is going very well; dispatcher center-would like to pay for the materials but the project won’t start until August or September of this year; Jail average from November, December and January was 11 inmates and have other inmates in other counties. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve New Hampton Golf & Country Club Liquor License. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Tilkes, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. Data Processing Manager Ray Armel met with the Board to discuss data processing procedures and policy. Also present were Lisa Welter and Kathy Babcock. Mr. Armel indicated to the Board that he would like the software (if office specific) be purchased from the department’s budget and not be purchased from the Data Processing budget effective FY 2019-2020. That department would also sign the corresponding contract. Data Processing would still continue to purchase the computer, printer, and office supplies. The Board and Data Processing manager would establish a policy and have the County Attorney’s office review the policy. Lisa Welter and Kathy Babcock left at 10:15 AM. The Board also reviewed Heartland Insurance Risk Pool Property Schedule. This item was tabled at this time. Heartland Insurance Risk Pool meets on Thursday, March 22, 2018 to discuss the Property Schedule. Ray Armel also gave the Board a departmental update. Each department is working on the website. Mr. Armel informed the Board of future purchases of equipment for various departments. The Board reviewed the resignation for Public Information Officer (PIO). Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to accept the resignation of Cindy Messersmith as Public Information Officer (PIO) effective July 1, 2018. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. IGHCP Consultant Denise Ballard met with the Board to review and discuss the FY 18-19 Health Insurance Renewal. Ms. Ballard reviewed the renewal with the Board and gave an overview of the renewal process. Ms. Ballard updated the Board regarding the Insurer Fe. This reduction is scheduled to take place on January 1, 2019. The Wellmark rates beginning July 1, 2018 included the Insurer Fee. The number was roughly 3.4 percent of the Wellmark premium and is blended in the Wellmark premium. Wellmark had intended to remove this 3.4 percent on January 1, 2019. Wellmark has decided to reduce the renewal rates (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) by 1.7 percent. Wellmark is re-rating all of IGHCP clients and will have those rates out to Denise Ballard by mid-April. Ms. Ballard will send an updated renewal for the Board to review and approve. Supervisor Hackman, Geerts and Tilkes gave an update on the Spring ISAC meeting held on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, 2018. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the Pathways meeting held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 11:52 AM. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Zoll, Tilkes and Hackman. Absent: Carolan. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM with all the members present: Geerts, Zoll, Hackman, Carolan, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Neil Schrader with Hacker, Nelson, & Co., PC met with the Board to review and discuss the FY 2016-2017 audit. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Marty Hemann, Ray Armel, John Murray, Sue Breitbach, member from the media, and Lynn Schwickerath. Mr. Schrader gave an overview of the FY 2016-17 audit and answered any questions. Lynn Schwickerath left at 10:10 AM. Sue Breitbach, Ray Armel, Marty Hemann, John Murray, Neil Schrader, and the member from the media left at 10:14 AM The Board allowed claims. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 10:19 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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