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Monday, August 27, 2018 - Monday, August 27, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES AUGUST 27, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with all the members present: Tilkes, Zoll, Carolan, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Jason Byrne, Jim Allison, Mark Huegel, Lynn Throndson, Martin Hemann, and a member from the media. Chairman Hackman informed the public that there was to be no comments from the public. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve agenda for August 27, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve Board Minutes for August 20, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel met with the Board to discuss the county farm rental property. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board to advertise the County Farm Rental Property. Supervisor Geerts gave an update on the asbestos testing at the Old Vets Building. Mr. Geerts contact the Ames office regarding the quote. Mr. Geerts will contact another vendor from Hampton and get a quote from the vendor also. Mr. Geerts will continue to contact the vendors regarding a quote the removal of the asbestos testing at the Old Vets Building and update the Board at a later date. Supervisor Geerts also updated the Board regarding Sewer and Water project. The City of New Hampton is not willing to do anything at this time due to a future development in the City. There was no action at this time just an informational meeting. Supervisor Geerts will do more research on the project and update the Board at a later date. Assessor Ray Armel met with the Board to approve BPTC Applications for 2018. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve Sixteen (16) BPTC application for 2018 as per the recommendations of the County Assessor. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Hackman gave the Board an update of the Radio Communications project. Supervisor Hackman shared with the Board a letter from G. J. Therkelsen dated August 22, 2018. Part of letter dated August 22, 2018 as follows: It would be premature to contract with us prior to ensuring that project funding is fully approved. Supervisor Hackman gave the Board an update on the Law and Emergency Management Center (LEMC) building lease that expires December 31, 2018 with GROWMARK, INC. The Lease addendum would extend the current lease for one year for the LEMC building. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to enter into with GROWMARK, Inc a lease addendum to the current lease that would extend the lease one more year (the lease would expire at midnight on December 31, 2019) and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Sue Breitbach present at 9:16 AM. IGHCP Consultant Denise Ballard met with the Board to discuss Health Insurance. Ms. Ballard informed the Board that the IGHCP fund has approximately $470,356.60 as the end of June, 2018 and to make sure the fund stays healthy. Ms. Ballard gave a general overview of the IGHCP fund. The Board also discussed the 8999 fund balance. Open discussion. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath informed the Board that she had a conversation with State Auditorís Office Deputy Auditor Andy Nielsen and is getting an Attorney Generalís Opinion. Mrs. Schwickerath also informed the Board that she is scheduling a meeting with State Auditorís Office Deputy Auditor Andy Nielsen, County Auditor Joan E. Knoll, and a Hacker, Nelson & Co. PC. Representative to discuss options. Jennifer Schwickerath, Ray Armel, Denise Ballard, Steve Samec, and Sue Breitbach left at 9:39 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando discussed road department activities with the Board. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to review County Engineerís IDOT Annual Report for FY 2018. Mike Kennedy present at 10:00 AM and left at 10:10 AM. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board for a jail update. Marty Hemann informed the Board that the Public Health Agency did a jail inspection with Jail Administrator Jordan Gansen and addressed any concerns. The Jail Inspector is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2018. Mr. Hemann also gave the Board the most recent list of arrests starting with July 19, 2018 through August 21, 2018. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office SFF Finisher (ID# 66932) located at 1772 150th Street Avenue, Alta Vista, IA 50603. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Stapleton Township Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2017-2018. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office New Hampton Township Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2017-2018. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Whitetail Path (ID#68297) in Section 13 of Stapleton Township located at 3348 210th Street, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Emeraldbrook LLC (ID #69570) in Section 23 located at 1064 Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Rosewood Creek LLC (ID #60643) located at 1020 Pembroke Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for High Point Inc. (ID60832) in Section 13 of New Hampton Township located at2798 210th Street, Lawler, IA 52154. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Corrected MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for AK Family LLC-Boyd Site (ID #68292) located at 2508 Odessa Avenue, New Hampton, Iowa 50659. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 10:15 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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