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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MARCH 26, & 29, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. with all the members present: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, Carolan, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus and a member from the media at 9:32 AM. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for March 26 & 29, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve board minutes for March 19 & 20, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Geerts discussed sewer and water at the Heritage Residence. Also present was Terry Johnson. Supervisor Geerts reviewed the proposal from Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. stated that the County would like to connect to the City of New Hampton’s water and sewer systems which ends at the intersection of 225th and South Line Avenue. The proposal would include topographic survey, drafting, design, preparation of plans and specification, and provide Chickasaw County with six (6) complete sets of plans and specifications. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. contacted the City of New Hampton to obtain elevation information for the sanitary sewer. Due to the elevation, it appears that Heritage Residence facility would need a small lift station. The proposal would not exceed fee of $7000.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to accept the proposal from Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. not to exceed $7000.00 which would include topographic survey, drafting, design, preparation of plans and specification, and provide Chickasaw County with six (6) complete sets of plans and specifications to connect to the City of New Hampton’s water and sewer system for the Heritage Residence. Roll Call: Ayes: None. Nays: Tilkes, Geerts, Zoll, Carolan, and Hackman. Motion failed. Supervisor Geerts will contact Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. to see if the proposal would include a cost analysis. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to approve Secondary Road union contract for FY 2018-2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Geerts gave the Board an update on the INRCOG meeting held on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Supervisor Tilkes gave the Board an update on the Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council held on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council serves six counties. Chairman Hackman received and opened bids for limestone surfacing contracts for Divisions I, II, III, and IV at 10:00 AM. Vendors present included Ron Abbas, representing Paul Niemann Construction; Chad Wiltgen and Keith B. Bruening representing Bruening Rock Products, Stephen Rausch, representing Rausch Bros. Trucking, John Murray, Assistant County Engineer, Roman Lensing, Engineer’s Office, Barry Klingman, County Road Foreman, Rick Holthaus, Terry Johnson, and a member from the media. Discussion followed. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the limestone road surfacing bids as per recommendation of the Assistant County Engineer and authorize Chairman Signature on the limestone surfacing contracts with Bruening Rock Products, Decorah, Iowa . for Division 1- Unit Price $11.7599; for Division II- Unit Price $11.7599; for Division III-Unit Price $12.7999; and for Division IV-Unit Price $12.5199 with the tonnage to be determined. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Tilkes, Geerts, Zoll, and Hackman. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed and discussed the closing bridge #110221 on 290th Street just east of Vanderbilt Avenue and bridge #111290 on 190th Street east of Pembroke Avenue. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to close bridge #110221 on 290th Street just east of Vanderbilt Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to close bridge #111290 on 190th Street east of Pembroke Avenue. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Resolution to change bridge postings as per the recommendation of the County Engineer and Calhoun-Burns and Associates (Structural Engineers) and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Resolution No. 03-26-18-16. RESOLUTION 03-26-18-16 WHEREAS, Chickasaw County completes an inspection of all bridges and structures on the Secondary Road System of Chickasaw County and WHEREAS, part of this inspection involves the recalculation of the safe load capacity of any structure showing remarkable deterioration of the structural components of that structure and WHEREAS, that structural evaluation has resulted in the recommendation to reduce the safe load capacity that can be supported by certain structures, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on this 26th day of March, 2018 as provided in Sections 321.471, 321.472, and 321.473, Code of Iowa to erect and/or maintain weight limit signs in advance of the following bridges located on the Local Secondary Road System as follows: Bridge No. Location Multiple Posting (TONS) 110570 E8, T94N, R13W 19,29,31 110890 S4, T94N, R14W 16,27,28 110921 T9, T94N, R14W 18, 30,33 111390 T16, T95N, R12W 6 “ALL VEHICLES” 112400 N7, T96N, R13W ONE TRUCK ONLY Passed and approved this 26th day of March, 2018.BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Dan Carolan ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor Assistant County Engineer reviewed candidates for bridge project. The Board reviewed the deficient bridge notification report from Calhoun-Burns and Associates, Inc. and a map showing the location of the various bridges. Discussion followed. After review, it was the consensus of the Board to place bridge #111390 on Odessa Avenue and bridge #112160 on 180th Street in the 2023 bridge project program. The Assistant County Engineer John Murray met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: brushing, blading, patching paved road, entrances, tile; Tuesday hearing test; removing snow fence off post; Friday, March 23rd preparing for snow storm on the 24th; service and repair vehicles (Sat. hoses-etc); pre season preparation on excavators; minor sign repair (knocked down signs); Saturday 5-5:30 AM one ways and south ½ maintainers done at 3:30-5:00 PM; Sunday 5:00-3:00 maintainers 2 one-ways out south ½ (mostly); bridge 1500 redesign (ROW), day labor, Bremer County Line bridge ROW, office; etc. Supervisor Zoll gave the Board an update on the Heartland meeting held on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office 2018 MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Jerico Swine & Beef-Jerico Beef & Swine, Diane Reicks (ID # 62201) located at 2651 130th Street, Lawler, IA 52154. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 11:26 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Thursday, March 29, 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. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Department Heads and the Board to discuss Human Resources topics Present were Supervisors Steve Geerts, Tim Zoll, David Tilkes, Dan Carolan, and Jacob Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Brian Moore, John Murray, Ray Armel, Lisa Welter, Kathy Babcock, Staci Schutte, Jennifer Schwickerath, Marty Hemann, Lindsay Zenner, Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith, and Stephanie Schueth. Topics include Payroll discussion, Documentation-Closed Session Meetings, Documentation-Separation-Termination and discuss the Handbook. Supervisor Carolan left at 10:20 AM; Jennifer Schwickerath, Brian Moore, John Murray, Lisa Welter, Kathy Babcock, Marty Hemann, Lindsay Zenner, Sue Breitbach, Cindy Messersmith left at 10:53 AM. Stephanie Schueth, Staci Schutte, John Murray, and Ray Armel left at 11:01 AM. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:15 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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