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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES APRIL 2, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with the following members present: Geerts, Tilkes, Carolan, and Hackman. Absent: Zoll. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus and Staci Schutte. Member from the media present at 9:03 AM Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve agenda for April 2, 2018 with the deletion of the additional agenda item to hire an independent investigator for Harassment complaint. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Carolan, Tilkes and Hackman. Absent: Zoll. Motion Carried. Supervisor Zoll present at 9:08 AM. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to approve Board Minutes for March 26 & 29, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board for the approval of a minor subdivision for Finis and Donna Brandenburg. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve the minor subdivision for Finis and Donna Brandenburg as per the recommendation of the Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 04-02-18-18 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARCELS 2018-19, 2018-20, 2018-21 AND 2018-22 IN THE FRACTIONAL SOUTHWEST QUARTER IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 94 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA WHEREAS, ON THE 2nd DAY of April 2018 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of Parcels 2018-19, 2018-20, 2018-21 and 2018-22 in the Fractional Southwest Quarter in Section 31, Township 94 North, Range 12 West of the 5th P.M., Chickasaw County, Iowa was presented. WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of Parcels 2018-19, 2018-20, 2018-21 and 2018-22 in the Fractional Southwest Quarter in Section 31, Township 94 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 2nd DAY of April 2018. /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to open the public hearing at 9:30 AM for FY 17-18 county budget amendment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. No written or verbal comments from the public. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to close the public hearing at 9:31AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2017-2018 County Budget Amendment and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Resolution for the FY 2017-2018 County Budget Amendment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 04-02-18-17WHEREAS, 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: Conservation-Nature Center: Increase for the Twin Ponds Nature Center-Roof-building repairs-Maint in the amount of $29,442.00; Conservation-Flick property: Increase of $10,000 for seed for the Flick property; Conservation: Increase in the amount of $1,131.00 for rock due to floods; Unemployment: Increase in the amount of $3,000.00; General Services: Increase in the amount of $3,000.00; Attorney: Increase in the amount of $10,000.00 for special attorney fees; Secondary Road: Increase in the amount of $265,000.00 for Flood maintenance materials; Secondary Road: Increase in the amount of $155,000.00 for rock due to floods; Secondary Road: Increase in the amount of $110,000.00 for flood maintenance-salary; Community Services Building: Increase in the amount of $5,000.00 for building repairs and maintenance; Dare: Increase in the amount of $550.00 for supplies for students participation and adding an additional school to the program with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THIS 2nd day of April, 2018. AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Dan Carolan. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor DEPARTMENT BEFORE INCREASE/ AFTER AMENDMENT DECREASE AMENDMENT General Services $ 679,537.00 $ 3,000.00 $ 682,537.00 Unemployment $ 8,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $ 11,000.00 Attorney $ 293,414.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 303,414.00 Comm. Serv. Bldg. $ 101,091.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 106,091.00 Dare $ 450.00 $ 550.00 $ 1,000.00 Conservation $ 450,655.00 $ 40,573.00 $ 491.228.00 Secondary Road $ 6,393.794.00 $ 530,000.00 $6,923,794.00 SERVICE AREA: Public Safety & Legal Serv. $2,179,077.00 $ 10,550.00 $2,189,627.00 Physical Hlth & Social $1,571,070.00 $ 5,000.00 $1,576,070.00 Services Co. Environment & Educ. $ 734,444.00 $ 1,131.00 $ 735,575.00 Roads & Transportation $5,542,849.00 $530,000.00 $6,072,849.00 Administration $1,603,604.00 $ 6,000.00 $1,609,604.00 Capital Projects $1,160.945.00 $ 39,442.00 $1,200,387.00 Terry Johnson present at 9:39 AM. The Board discussed the Public Information Officer position. Supervisor Geerts suggested that the Sheriff or designee should be the Public Information Officer. Discussion followed. Supervisor Hackman will contact the Sheriff and place the item on the agenda next week. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the FY 18-19 Chickasaw County Health Insurance renewal as presented by IGHCP with a Zero percent (0%) increase in premiums. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Geerts will be attending the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed meeting this week and asked Supervisor Carolan to contact Lori Friest (Northeast Iowa to see if there were any grants available for the sewer and water project at the Heritage Residence. Supervisor Tilkes gave an update on the Northeast Iowa Community Action meeting held on Monday, March 26, 2018. Supervisor Zoll gave an update on the Cedar River Watershed held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the Pathways meeting held on March 26, 2018. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: 3-26-18 blades out, cleaning up snow one-ways; safety meeting, Chuck Goodman, Wednesday; brushing operations in various areas; spot blading in various locations; Good Friday Holiday, P.M.; SDA sheets, updating; service & maintenance of vehicles; replacing bridge weight limit signs, closures; cold patch on Gilmore Avenue, joints; rock letting Bruening; R.O.W. easement, Boyd Road, Bremer County line Bridge; preconstruction meeting V14 Friday; budget amendment FY 18, County and IDOT; equipment operator interviews this week; etc. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve FY 2017-2018 IDOT (State) Secondary Road Budget Amendment and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve right of way (R.O.W.) contract for bridge project L-FY19-01--73-19 as per the recommendation of County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Rachel Sharkey representing Riverview Center representatives met with the Board. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Tilkes to authorize Chairman Signature on the April 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Ms. Sharkey left at 10:40 AM The Chickasaw County Child Abuse Council met with the Board. Members present were Renee Bullerman representing Chickasaw County Child Abuse, Reed Palo, and Kathy Babcock. Pastor Kevin Frey representing Trinity Lutheran Church was present at 11:10 AM. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to authorize Chairman Signature on the April 2018 Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed the claims. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the County Social Services (CSS) meeting held on March 28, 2018. The Board discussed whether to explore options for Human Resources Consulting Services and to consider the proposal for Human Resources Consulting Services with PJ Greufe & Associates for FY 18-19. Present were Terry Johnson, Attorney Mike Kennedy, Ray Armel, Cindy Messersmith, John Murray, A.J. Seely, Sue Breitbach, Martin Hemann, and a member from the media. Reed Palo was present at 11:35 AM. Discussion followed. Supervisor Geerts suggested going out for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and majority of the department heads agreed with that suggestion. Supervisor Carolan suggested that Human Resources topic be placed on the agenda for the six county meeting to be held on April 12, 2018. Request for Proposals for Human Resources and/or union negotiations (collective bargaining and non-collective bargaining contracts) were taken in 2013. Chairman Hackman and Vice Chairman Zoll will draft a written proposal for the request for proposal (RFP) including human resources criteria and/or union negotiations for collective bargaining and non-collective bargaining contracts for the Board and the Department Heads to review. The Board did not renew the proposal for Human Resources Consulting Services with PJ Greufe & Associates for FY 18-19 at this time. Cindy Messersmith left at 11:45 AM. Reed Palo left at 11:52 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn at 11:58 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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