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Monday, April 16, 2018 - Monday, April 16, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES APRIL 16, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with all the members present: Geerts, Tilkes, Carolan, Zoll, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Mail was opened and distributed. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Ken Rasing, Jim Rasing, Pat Wegman, Sue Breitbach, Ray Armel, and a member from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to approve agenda for April 16, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Jennifer Schwickerath present at 9:18 AM. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Board Minutes for April 9, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Ken Rasing met with the Board to discuss the investigation. Ken Rasing asked a few questions and also addressed his concerns. Discussion followed. Ken Rasing and Pat Wegman left at 9:35 AM. The Board met with the Department Heads to review the written proposal for the requests for proposal (RFP) including human resources criteria and/or union negotiations for collective bargaining and non-collective bargaining contracts. Also present were Brian Moore and Dusten Rolando. Discussion followed. The County Attorney’s office will draft the written proposal for the Department Heads and Board to review before the next Board meeting. Jim Rasing left at 9:49 AM. Brian Moore, Sue Breitbach, and Ray Armel left at 10:00 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Topics included: 4-9-18 one ways out at 5:40 AM only; permits to work in R.O.W.; spot brushing several locations; bridge repair, various locations; 4-14-18 one ways out at 1:15 to 3:50 PM; 4-15-18 one way out at 5:30 AM to 1:30 PM; 4-16-18 one ways out 5:00 A.M.; maintenance of vehicles, service of vehicles; hauled rock and setting up permanent closures, 190th Bridge; spot blading gravels; mixed salt & sand; brooming some intersections; start taking wings off motorgraders; getting ready for day labor projects, survey points; letting Boyd road box culvert today; V56 preliminary plans, information; six county meeting in Elgin; equipment operator, offered to Ryan Flugum, accepted. Chairman Hackman received and opened two bids for project L-FY-19-01—73-19 at 10:00 AM. Vendors present included Shane Fountain, representing Blazek Corporation. One bid from Blazek Corporation in the amount of $191,260.00 and one bid from Petersen Contractors Inc. in the amount of $215,900.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to accept the low bid from Blazek Corporation in the amount of $191,260.00 as per the recommendation of the County Engineer and authorize Chairman Signature for the project L-FY-19-01—73-19. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Mike Kennedy present at 10:09 AM. Shane Fountain and Dusten Rolando left at 10:14 AM. Rick Holthaus, Mike Kennedy, Joan Knoll, and a member from the media left at 10:15 AM. The Board met with Carl Salmons via phone conference. Also present were Donna Geerts and Jennifer Schwickerath. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to enter into closed session at 10:17 A.M. under Chapter 21.5 (1) (a) (c). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to exit closed session at 10:45 A.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to hire Attorney Joseph Gamble for the purpose of conducting an investigation to the alleged harassment complaint. Roll Call: Ayes: Carolan, Zoll, Tilkes, and Hackman. Nays: Geerts. Motion Carried. Rick Holthaus, Sue Breitbach, Joan Knoll and a member from the media present at 10:46 AM. Sue Breitbach, Treasurer met with the Board to review and seek approval of quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending March 31, 2018, with discussion following. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve Treasurer’s Quarterly report of bank balances for quarter ending March 31, 2018, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Sue Breitbach left at 11:00 AM. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve Quarterly reports for Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff ending March 31, 2018, subject to audit. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve wine permit for Old Bradford Pioneer Village Gift Shop. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Betty Franzen met with the Board to discuss collection container for Soles 4 Souls on the first floor of the Courthouse. Betty Franzen informed the Board that Sarah Smith, a student from S-F High School is doing a shoe drive for her Eclipse project. Sarah Smith is looking for new or used shoes, boots or any kind of footwear for her project. Ms. Smith goal is 25,000 pairs. This is for a non-profit organization. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Carolan to allow a collection container for Soles 4 Souls on the first floor of the Courthouse. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board allowed claims. Supervisors Tilkes, Hackman, Geerts, and Zoll gave an update on the six county meeting held on April 12, 2018. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the purchase of vehicle from Fayette County for use by the Chickasaw County Service Coordinator. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on Pathways meeting held on April 11, 2018. Supervisor Tilkes gave an update on the Iowa Workforce Development meeting. Supervisor Zoll gave an update on the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Landfill meeting held on April 10, 2018. Supervisor Carolan gave an update on the North Iowa Juvenile meeting held on April 13, 2018. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office 2018 MMP Short Form for Annual Update for Calvin Poppe, Poppe Farms (ID #57707) located at 1630 250th Street, Ionia, IA 50635. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn at 11:30 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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