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Monday, October 22, 2018 - Monday, October 22, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES OCTOBER 22, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, October 22, 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, Jason Byrne, Jeff Bernatz, Jim Allison, Terry Johnson, Kathy Babcock, and member from the media. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for October 22, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to approve minutes for October 15, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Stephen Johnson, Marty Hemann, Dusten Rolando present at 9:04 AM. Public Health and Home Care Services Administrator Kathy Babcock met with the Board for a departmental update. Kathy Babcock left at 9:14 AM. Jennifer Schwickerath present at 9:19 AM. Public comment from Rick Holthaus regarding discussion on agenda items. Terry Johnson met with the Board to discuss the agenda items for public comment. Mr. Johnson would like the Board to reconsider the discussion of the agenda items at the time of the time when the agenda item is being discussed and allow the public to comment on the item being discussed with a time limit of five minutes per person. The Board will take this under advisement at this time. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board for a departmental update. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to acknowledge the hiring of Stephen Johnson as deputy sheriff as per union contract effective October 22, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed and reviewed the addendum to an agreement for law enforcement services with the City of Nashua. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to enter into the addendum (one month extension)agreement for law enforcement services with the City of Nashua to expire on November 30, 2018 at midnight and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Marty Hemann informed the Board that the City of Nashua is looking at the future Law Enforcement Services for the City of Nashua. Marty Hemann informed the Board that the City of Nashua is looking at various options (1) hire additional staff for the City of Nashua Police Department or (2). The City of Nashua is looking at a contract of services with Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department for 160 hours per month for law enforcement. Mr. Hemann informed the Board that if the City of Nashua is looking at one contract would be from December 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 and then another contract would be for multiple years to justify Chickasaw County sheriff’s department hiring additional deputy sheriff and to accommodate the request. The Board asked Mr. Hemann to further research the hiring of a deputy sheriff (costs) and report to the Board at a later date. The Board opened the sealed bids for the 2012 Dodge Charger. There were no sealed bids for the 2012 Dodge Charger. The Board discussed other options. Open discussion. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to readvertise the 2012 Dodge Charger with a minimum bid of $1200.00. Roll Call: Ayes: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, and Hackman. Nays: Carolan. Motion Carried. Stephen Johnson and Marty Hemann left at 9:55 AM. County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath met with the Board for a departmental update. The Board discussed the Hlth/Flex Fund (8999) remainder of the balance distribution. The Board tabled this topic and requested the County Attorney’s Office to get an Attorney General’s Opinion regarding the clarification of Section 331.441. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss department activities. Open discussion. The credit card would be for Chickasaw County Engineer. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to approve the application through First Citizens Bank for the Secondary Road Department to acquire a county credit card. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board opened sealed bids for the 2009 Chevy Impala. There were six sealed bids. Bids received from Reese Ball in the amount of $1,616.16; Donald Knutson in the amount of $3,169.99; Donna Geerts in the amount of $3,151.00; Gail Pontenberg in the amount of $659.00; Gary Gorman in the amount of $4,150.00; and William J. Klassen in the amount of $1,256.00. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to accept the bid from Gary Gorman in the amount of $4,150.00 for the 2009 Chevy Impala. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to acknowledge the hiring of Jeff Bernatz as the EMA/911 Coordinator effective October 31, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the Old Vets Building. Supervisor Hackman contacted three vendors for the removal of the asbestos and received a quote from two vendors. Custodian Dave Gorman disposed of the office equipment either by scraping the material or junking the material. Jeff Bernatz is relocating the appliances. Open discussion, Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Carolan to readvertise the demolition and disposal of the Old Vets Building. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed the 2019 Holiday Schedule. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the 2019 Holiday Schedule. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Zoll gave an update on the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Landfill meeting held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and Heartland Insurance Risk Pool meeting held on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Supervisor Geerts gave an update on the Emergency Management Commission and Joint 911 meeting held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The Board discussed Cobra and Flex Administration Fees. The Cobra Administration fee of $1.10 per month per employee is a separate charge beyond the Health Insurance Premium and Flexible Spending Administration fees of $4.50 per month per employee. The Auditor called the third party administration Employee Benefits System to see if it was possible to take this amount out of the partial self funding account. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to authorize Employee Benefit System to deduct the Cobra and Flex Administration Fees to be paid out of the Partial Self Funding Account and have a separate line item for Cobra and a separate line item shown on the monthly report from Employee Benefit Systems effective December 1, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 11:09 A.M. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ________________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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