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Monday, January 7, 2019 - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES JANUARY 7-9, 2019 The Board convened on Monday, January 7, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with all members present: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, Byrne, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Martin Hemann, and a member from the media. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve agenda for January 7- 9, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Shirley Troyna and Sue Breitbach present at 9:02 Am. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Hackman to approve Board Minutes for December 31, 2018 and January 1 & 2, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed Public Comment on the agenda. Open Discussion. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to allow public comment on any topic when the agenda item is being discussed and limited to three (3) minutes per person. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Byrne, and Hackman. Nays: Tilkes and Zoll. Motion Carried Terry Johnson present at 9:12 AM. The Board discussed appointment and application process for the autonomous Boards. The Board discussed a Liaison member(s) versus Board member(s) on all autonomous boards. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts to appoint Terry Johnson to a three year term. Motion failed for lack of second. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Tilkes to rescind the motion dated January 2, 2019 as follows: Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to appoint James Cook and Terry Johnson for a three year term beginning January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to appoint Terry Johnson for three year term beginning January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Byrne, and Hackman. Nays: Zoll and Tilkes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to appoint James Cook for an unexpired two year term ending December 31, 2021. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Discussion to appoint a Liaison to the Conservation Board and the Veterans Affairs Commission. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Tilkes to appoint Jacob Hackman and Steve Geerts as Alternate to the Conservation Board. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to appoint Steve Geerts and David Tilkes as Alternate to the Veterans Affairs Commission. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed the resolution to set the compensation for elected officials for FY 2018-2019. Sue Breitbach met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Sue Breitbach left at 9:40 AM Brian Moore met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Also present were Tom Soenen and JoAnne Myrsiades. Jennifer Schwickerath and Ray Armel present at 9:46 AM. Brian Moore, Tom Soenen, and JoAnne Myrsiades left at 9:50 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to appoint David Boss as County Assistance Director for 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed the Medical Examiner Investigator Advertisement. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to advertise in the official newspapers for the Medical Examiner Investigator position. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Jennifer Schwickerath met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 County Attorney’s budget and the Clerk of Court budget. Jennifer Schwickerath and Ray Armel left at 10:15 AM. Jeff Bernatz present at 10:19 AM. Shirley Troyna met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Shirley Troyna left at 10:30 AM. Staci Schutte and Ray Armel present at 10:22 AM. Piper Jaffrey representative Travis Squires met with the Board to review the draft financing timeline. The timeline will be adjusted according to the expected timing for finalizing the project budget. Additionally, the Board discussed repayment options for the radio communications project. Repayment options of 5,7, and 10 years were considered. The Board decided to set the first year’s payment in FY2020 based on the 7 year option, but will retain flexibility in considering the final repayment options once final financing proposals are received later this Spring. Travis Squires left at 11:12 AM. The Board reviewed the resolution to set the compensation for elected officials for FY 2018-2019. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the resolution to set the compensation for elected officials for FY 2019-2020 as presented: Roll Call: Ayes: Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 01-07-19-04 WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Compensation Board meets annually to recommend a compensation schedule for elected officials for the fiscal year immediately following, in accordance with Iowa Code Chapters 331.905 and 331.907, and WHEREAS, the Chickasaw County Compensation Board met on November 28, 2018 and made the following salary recommendations for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 20¬¬19: Elected Official Current Salary Proposed Increase Recommended Salary Auditor $58,981.40 $10,000.00 $68,981.40 County Attorney $101,163.20 $10,000.00 $111,163.20 Recorder $58,973.00 $10,000.00 $68,973.00 Sheriff $76,884.80 $10,000.00 $86,884.80 Supervisors $28,028.00 $0 $28,028.00 Treasurer $58,973.00 $10,000.00 $68,973.00 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approves the following salary adjustments for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019: Elected Official Current Salary Approved Increase Approved Salary Auditor $58,981.40 $1,500.00 $60,481.40 County Attorney $101,163.20 $1,500.00 $102,663.20 Recorder $58,973.00 $1,500.00 $60,473.00 Sheriff $76,884.80 $1,500.00 $78,384.80 Supervisors $28,028.00 $0 $28,028.00 Treasurer $58,973.00 $1,500.00 $60,473.00 Approved this 7th day of January, 2019. AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Chairperson, Tim Zoll, Vice Chair and David Tilkes, Supervisor. .Nays: Jason Byrne, Supervisor and Steve Geerts, Supervisor. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Staci Schutte met with the Board to discuss the Land Use budget. The Land Use budget is levied under the Rural Services Basic Fund. Discussion followed regarding the amount of time spent between the Land Use and Environmental Health (Sanitation). The Environment Health budget is under the jurisdiction of Local Board of Health. The Board of Health scheduled their budget worksession for January 8, 2019 at 7:00 AM. Staci Schutte will prepare her Land Use budget after the Board of Health meeting and meet with the Board on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to recess at 11:55 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reconvened at 1:00 PM. Dusten Rolando met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Land Use Administrator Staci Schutte met with the Board to discuss the Land Use Budget. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to adjourn at 2:23 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. with all members present: Zoll, Geerts, Tilkes, Byrne, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present was Rick Holthaus. Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to review and discuss FY 2019-20 budget. Staci Schutte met with the Board to discuss the Land Use Budget. Also present was Ray Armel. Staci Schutte informed the Board that the Board of Health will increase the Environmental Health budget (Salary & Benefits from 50%t to 90%) and the Land Use Budget (Salary & Benefits from 50 % to 10%). Ms. Schutte will prepare the Land Use budget for the Board to review on Wednesday. Staci Schutte left at 11:00 AM. Terry Johnson present at 11:13 AM. Ray Armel met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Also discussed guidelines, and Procedures. It was the consensus of the Board to have Ray Armel draft guideline and procedures for Data Processing for the Board to approve at a later date. The Board reviewed the claims. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to approve claims. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Byrne to recess until 1:00 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reconvened at 1:00 PM. Joan E. Knoll met the with Board to review FY 2019-20 various budgets which included the Board of Supervisors, Courthouse, Community Services Building, Care Facility, Chickasaw County Services Building, Auditor/Elections, and the Future Chickasaw County Building. Received and filed in the Auditor Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for FO93-Christensen Farms (ID#61484) located at 3375 120th Street, Charles City, IA 50616. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 2:37 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Geerts, Zoll, Tilkes, Byrne, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present was Rick Holthaus. Staci Schutte met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 Environmental Health and Land Use budgets. Staci Schutte left at 9:15 AM. Chickasaw County Tourism Director Jason Speltz met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Also present was Theresa Rasmussen. Jason Speltz and Theresa Rasmussen left at 9:43 AM. EMA/911 Director Jeff Bernatz met with the Board to review Emergency Management Commission and 911 budgets for FY 2019. Supervisor Geerts update the Board on the Ambulance meeting held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Jeremy McGrath notified the Ambulance Council the termination of the Ambulance Contract will terminate on June 30, 2019. Prichard’s Law Office in Charles City representing the Ambulance Council will prepare a request for proposal for the Ambulance Council to review and mail to contractors. Supervisor Geerts will continue to update the Board. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Tilkes to recess at 12:10 PM. The Board reconvened at 1:00 PM. Rick Holthaus and Terry Johnson present at 1:00 PM, Supervisor Geerts present at 1:03 PM. Budget worksession. Kathy Babcock met with the Board to review FY 2019-20 budget. Budget worksession. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 2:38 PM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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