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Monday, September 24, 2018 - Monday, September 24, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with all the members present: Tilkes, Zoll, Geerts, Carolan, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Jim Allison, Jason Byrne, Terry Johnson, and a member from the media. Supervisor Hackman informed the public that there will be no public comment. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for September 24, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve board minutes for September 17, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Jennifer Schwickerath present at 9:07 AM. The Board discussed the appointment of a lawful custodian under Chapter 22.1. This was discussed at Heartland Employment Seminar. Open discussion. Dusten Rolando and Marty Hemann present at 9:10 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to table the appointment of a lawful custodian under Chapter 22.1 until more research by the County Attorney’s Office. Kathy Babcock, Lisa Welter, and Ray Armel present at 9:11 AM. Mark Huegel present at 9:15 AM. Attorney Valerie Landis and Judy Funk met with the Board via phone conference to discuss claims concerning Chickasaw County enter into closed session permitted under Section 21.5 (1) (c) of Code of Iowa. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to enter into closed session permitted under Section 21.5 (1) (c) Code of Iowa at 9:17 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present were Jennifer Schwickerath, Kathy Babcock, Lisa Welter, and Mark Huegel. Rick Holthaus, Jason Byrne, Jim Allison, Terry Johnson, Dusten Rolando, Marty Hemann, Ray Armel, and a member of the media left at 9:16 AM for the closed session. Attorney Valerie Landis updated the Board. Discussion followed. No Action was taken. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to exit closed session at 9:47 A.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Kathy Babcock, Lisa Welter, and Mark Huegel left at 9:47 AM. Rick Holthaus, Jason Byrne, Jim Allison, Terry Johnson, and Marty Hemann present at 9:48 AM. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the sale of the 2012 Dodge Charger in the Sheriff’s Department. Open discussion. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to advertise the 2012 Dodge Charger in the Sheriff’s Department. Open discussion regarding the minimum bid. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to rescind the motion to advertise the 2012 Dodge Charger in the Sheriff’s Department. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to advertise the 2012 Dodge Charger in the Sheriff’s Department with a minimum bid of $3500.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Mr. Hemann updated the Board on the Jail Inspection held on September 21, 2018. Ray Armel present at 10:00 AM. Mr. Hemann also discussed and updated the Board on the Nashua Law Enforcement Contract and the future of Nashua Law Enforcement Contract. The Nashua Law Enforcement Contract started August 7, 2018 and will end October 31, 2018. Mr. Hemann informed the Board that the Nashua Police Chief had some concerns after the Law Enforcement Contract ends. Mr. Hemann received a telephone call from the City of Nashua Mayor. The City of Nashua Council would like to discuss the continuation of law enforcement services (long term) and address at the next council meeting. Mr. Hemann will attend the council meeting and give the City of Nashua a quote for law enforcement service. The City of Fredericksburg has in place for law enforcement services for the past 32 years. Mr. Hemann will continue to update the Board at a later date. Mike Kennedy present at 10:10 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Mike Kennedy left at 10:25 AM. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, and Recorder Cindy Messersmith met with the Board to discuss the staffing for the Recorder’s Office and the Recorder’s position. Recorder Cindy Messersmith informed the Board that she is retiring effective October 26, 2018. Cindy Messersmith also discussed staffing for the Recorder’s Office. Open discussion. Motion by Geerts to hire temporary staffing starting October 9, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018 in the Recorder’s Office. Motion died for lack of second. More discussion. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to hire temporary staffing starting October 9, 2018 and no ending date for the Recorder’s Office. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, Assistant County Attorney, and Auditor Joan Knoll met with the Board to discuss the staffing for the Auditor’s Office. Open discussion. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the hiring of part-time scheduled (20 hours a week) for the Auditor’s Office and to review after the new recorder takes office. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts and Tilkes. Nays: Zoll, Carolan, and Hackman. Motion failed. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath also discussed with the Board the Easement form the City of New Hampton to Chickasaw County for the purpose of accessing the barrow pits at the recommendation of the Conservation Board. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to authorize the Chairperson to sign the Easement form the City of New Hampton to Chickasaw County for the purpose of accessing the barrow pits at the recommendation of the Conservation Board. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed county vehicles. Supervisor Hackman updated the Board on the 2009 Chevy Impala and the 2011 Chevy Impala. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to sell the 2009 Chevy Impala with 83,010 miles. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling Report for the month of September 2018. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Update for Harold Lantow (ID #59760) located at 2796 260th Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Update for C & N Livestock Farms LLC- Wenthold Site (ID # 66940) located ate 2333 280th Street, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn at 11:35 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ________________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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