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Monday, December 10, 2018 - Monday, December 10, 2018

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES DECEMBER 10, 2018 The Board convened on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:30 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, Terry Johnson, Jeff Bernatz, Mark Huegel, Marty Hemann, Jeremy McGrath, Teresa Dane, Lacey Jorgensen, and two members from the media. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to approve agenda for December 10, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve minutes for December 3, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Dusten Rolando present at 9:35 AM. No Public Comment. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Tilkes to acknowledge the resignation of Cindy Mullins as Homemaker Aide effective October 23, 2018. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Teresa Dane and Lacy Jorgensen left at 9:40 AM. Supervisor Hackman update the Board on the County Social Services meeting held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The levy rate for FY 2019-2020 for MH-DD is $35.18 per capita. Mr. Hackman informed the Board that Kossuth County paid their first request of property taxes allocation for FY 2018-19. Sue Breitbach and Mike Kennedy present at 9:46 AM. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the 3 year dispatching services contract with the City of Nashua. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the 3 year dispatching services contract with an increase of three (3) percent for FY 2019-20; three and one-half (3.5) percent for FY 2020-21; and four (4) percent for FY 2021-22. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Reed Palo present at 9:55 AM and Mark Huegel left at 9:55 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road department activities. The Board discussed the New Hampton Tribune Article dated Friday, November 30, 2018 regarding the compensation Board recommendation. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Geerts to accept the resignation of Dr. Lucas Brinkman as Medical Examiner effective immediately. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to accept the resignation of Jeremy McGrath as Medical Examiner Investigator effective immediately. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed the chief medical examiner opening. Supervisor Hackman referenced to Iowa Code Section 331.805 and the January 1 & 2, 2018 Board Minutes. Discussion followed. Supervisors Hackman and Zoll will contact Mercy Medical Center Administrator Aaron Flugum regarding the chief medical examiner opening and update the Board at a later date. Sue Breitbach, Dusten Rolando, Jeremy McGrath, and Marty Hemann left at 10:15 AM. The Board recessed at 10:15 AM and reconvened at 10:30 AM. The Board was given an update and discussed the radio communication project. Also present was Piper Jaffray consultant Travis Squires via phone conference. Travis Squires informed the Board of two options regarding financing of the project: Option 1: Proceed with borrowing now-County will have known debt payments for FY 2020 budget; County will use preliminary budget to establish borrowing amount; Piper Jaffray will seek financing proposals in January/February for desired options for repayment term (5 year, 7 year, 10 year payoff) County receives project funds early March 2019. Option 2: Wait to Borrow Until Construction Costs are known-County will utilized estimated debt payment for FY 2020 budget; County will be required to adopt a pre-levy resolution to certified FY 202 debt payment in February 2019, the resolution will be amended once final payments are known (March/April); County will use a more fine-tuned project budget to establish borrowing amount (available late January?); Piper Jaffrey will seek financing proposals in February/March for desired options for repayment term( 5 year, 7 year, 10 year payoff); County receives project funds April 2019. Input need to establish financing budget-Final project budget (estimated to be known around the end of January?); Other resources available for project costs (potential to lower borrowing amount). EMA director Jeff Bernatz and Reed Palo updated the Board of the meeting with Gary Therkelsen on December 4, 2018 regard the radio communications project. Mr. Therkelsen is still contacting various vendors/landowners regarding the towers. Jeff Bernatz and Reed Palo left at 10:53 AM. The Board approved the claims except two claims that did not have the employee signature on the claims and returned to the department. Motion by Carolan, Seconded by Zoll to approve the claims except two claims that did not have the employee signature on the claims and returned to the department. . Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office County Social Services Mental Health & Disability Services Region FY 2018 Annual Report. Received and filed MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Walter LLC-Walter Site (ID #69207) located at 3321 280th Street, Sumner, Iowa 50674. Received and filed MMP Short Form For Annual Updates for Lawrence Seamans-Seamans Farms Inc. (ID#57708) located at 1751 260th Street, Ionia, IA 50645. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Carolan to adjourn at 11:21 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ________________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: ___________________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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