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Monday, February 11, 2019 - Monday, February 11, 2019

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES FEBRUARY 11, 2019 The Board convened on Monday, February 11, 2019 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, Jeff Bernatz, Terry Johnson, and a member from the media. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve agenda for February 11, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve Board Minutes for February 4 & 5, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Public Comment by Rick Holthaus on the Request for Proposal for the Future Chickasaw County Building. The Board discussed the Medical Examiner Investigation position. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to acknowledge the appointment of Jeff Bernatz as on call Medical Examiner Investigatorís as per the recommendation of Dr. D. Paul McQuillen as Chickasaw County Medical Examiner and subject to the approval of the State Medical Examinerís Office. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board requested that the Auditor to send the appropriate documentation to the State Medical Examinerís Office for approval. Jeff Bernatz will have two years from February 11, 2019 to complete the training. The Board reviewed the Request for Proposal for the Future Chickasaw County Building. Discussion followed. Supervisor Geerts suggested that the committee should meet for more input. Supervisor Hackman will schedule the committee meeting. The Board deferred taking any action at this time until the committee has met. Dusten Rolando and Ray Armel present at 9:25 AM The Board discussed the Courthouse Security Committee Membership. The Current membership ( as per December 16, 2014 Board Minutes) consists of Auditor, Head Custodian, Board of Supervisors Chairman, Data Processing Manager, and Clerk of Court/designee, Sheriff, EMA/911 Director, Attorney, Judge, and City of New Hampton Chief of Police. On April 9, 2018, the Board added three more positions to the Courthouse Security Committee. These positions include the Treasurer, Recorder, and Engineer/designee. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts that the Courthouse Security Committee membership should include the following: Board of Supervisor Chairperson, Auditor, Assessor,Attorney, Clerk of Court/designee, EMA/911 Director/designee, Data Processing Manager, Recorder, Treasurer, Head Custodian, Sheriff/designee, Judge, City of New Hampton Chief of Police, Juvenile Probation Officer/ designee, and Engineer/designee. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed four interior doors in the Courthouse. It was the consensus of the Board to postpone the agenda item until next week to gather more information. Ray Armel left at 9:30 AM. The County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road departmental activities. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve the Union Contract for Secondary Road for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Dusten Rolando left at 9:48 AM Martin Hemann present at 9:58 AM. At 10:00 AM Paul Greufe via phone conference met with the Board for an Exempt Strategy session under Iowa Code Section 20; Section 17.3 Union Negotiations. Rick Holthaus, Jeff Bernatz, Terry Johnson, and a member of the media left at 10:05 AM due to the exempt strategy session. At 10:22 AM. HR Consultant Paul Greufe met with the Board to discuss and review inclement Weather Policy/Handbook. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Terry Johnson, Jeff Bernatz, Ray Armel, Staci Schutte, Shirley Troyna, Diane Schoonover, and a member of the media. Discussion followed. Paul Greufe will draft a Weather Policy/ Handbook for the Board to review. Staci Schutte met with the Board to review the DNR Treatment Agreement and Supplemental User Agreement for Landfill Leachate Acceptance with the City of Fredericksburg. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the DNR Treatment Agreement. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve and authorize Chairman Signature on the Supplemental User Agreement for Landfill Leachate Acceptance with the City of Fredericksburg. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Byrne, Tilkes, and Hackman. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. Staci Schutte gave a Landfill departmental update. The update included repairing a leachate seep, clearing some brush, and the Department of Natural Resources is lowering their future sampling and discussing the postclosure of the landfill. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to accept the resignation of Jason Byrne on the committee assignment representative to Pathways & Cedar Valley Mental Health effective February 11, 2019. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts, Byrne, and Zoll. Nays: Tilkes and Hackman. Motion Carried. Supervisor Byrne informed the Board that he received a call from the Public Health and Home Care Services Assistant Lisa Welter on February 7, 2019 that the office was closing at Noon due to weather conditions. Received and filed in the Auditorís office Jendro Sanitation Rural Recycling report for the month of February 2019. Supervisor Geerts gave an update on the NIRG meeting held on January 3, 2019. Supervisor Zoll gave an update on the First Judicial District Department and Correctional Services meeting held on February 8, 2019. Supervisor Tilkes informed the Board that the Northeast Iowa Community Action January meeting was cancelled. Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the County Social Services meeting held on February 6, 2019. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 10:50 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried.. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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