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Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MARCH 4 & 5, 2019 The Board convened on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. with all the members present: Byrne, Geerts, Zoll, Tilkes, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Joanne Tupper, Rick Holthaus, Terry Johnson, and a member from the media (radio). . Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for March 4 & 5, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Board Minutes for February 25 & 26, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Public comment request from Rick Holthaus regarding Human Resources contract renewal or request for proposal (RFP). Cassie Hackman, Robert Shatek, Ray Armel, Shirley Troyna, Dusten Rolando, and a member from the media present at 9:10 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to open the public hearing at 9:15 AM for the FY 2019-2020 proposed county budget. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. No Written comments from the public. Verbal comments from Joanne Tupper, Cassie Hackman and Robert Shatek to use some of the Health/Flex Fund-Inactive money to reduce the General Supplemental tax asking /levy. Joanne Tupper also requested the balance be placed towards the radio communication project. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 9:21 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Geerts comments for the Health/Flex Fund-Inactive money be used for the building projects/remodel for the County Attorney’s Office, EMA & Sanitation, and the Water and Sewer project at the Heritage Residence that was in the fall of 2018 with the building committee. More discussion. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve the proposed County Budget as published by the total tax levy rate 9.04146 (6,678,050 tax asking). Roll Call: AYES: Geerts and Byrne. NAYS: Tilkes, Zoll, and Hackman. Motion Failed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve Resolution for Adoption of FY 2019-2020 Proposed County Budget as published for the public hearing. Roll Call: Ayes: Geerts and Byrne. Nays: Zoll, Tilkes, and Hackman Motion Failed. RESOLUTION NO. 03-04-19-11APPROVING ADOPTION OF FY 2019-2020 COUNTY BUDGET The Board of Supervisors does hereby approve and adopt the FY 2019-2020 Proposed County Budget as published for the public hearing on March 4, 2019. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 4th day of March 2019. The Vote hereof being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Steve Geerts and Jason Byrne. NAYS: /ss/Tim Zoll, David Tilkes, and Jacob Hackman, Chairman. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to reduce the General Supplemental tax asking by $250,000 by using the Hlth/Flex Fund-Inactive money therefore the total tax levy would be 8.74575 (6,436,651 tax asking). Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Zoll, and Hackman. Nays: Geerts and Byrne. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve Resolution for Adoption of the revised FY 2019-2020 County Budget. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Zoll, and Hackman. Nays: Geerts and Byrne. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION NO. 03-04-19-12 APPROVING ADOPTION OF THE REVISED FY 2019-2020 COUNTY BUDGET The Board of Supervisors does hereby approve and adopt the FY 2019-2020 Revised County Budget at the public hearing on March 4, 2019. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 4th day of March 2019. The Vote hereof being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Chairman, David Tilkes, and Tim Zoll. NAYS: /ss/ Jason Byrne, Steve Geerts. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor The Board reviewed the Suspended Property Tax Certification List for FY 2019-2020. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Suspended Property Tax Certification List for FY 2019-2020 as per recommendation of the Department of Human Services. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Joanne Tupper, Cassie Hackman, Robert Shatek and a member from the media left at 10:15 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to recess at 10:15 AM and reconvened at 10:30 AM. The Board discussed to either renew Human Resources Contract or send a request for proposals. Paul Greufe compiled a Human Resource Comparison Spreadsheet from the Chickasaw County RFP in 2018. Paul Greufe contract expires June 30, 2019 and is a month to month contract at $1500.00 per month. Supervisor Geerts suggested going out for Request for Proposal. Ray Armel questioned the calculations on the Human Resource Comparison worksheet noting that it appears that the fees for litigation hours were used to compute the general fees for HR services. More discussion. It was the consensus of the Board to review the Chickasaw County Request for Proposal (RFP) for Human Resources compiled by the County Attorney Office in 2018 and make any revisions/ send the request for proposal. The Board deferred taking any action at this time until the 6 County meeting and the employment conference held on April 2 & 3, 2019 Supervisor Hackman gave an update on the Chickasaw County Building committee meeting held on Friday, March 1, 2019. The committee suggested doing a feasibility study countywide. County Attorney will contact Growmark, Inc. to see if would extend their current lease, Supervisor Hackman will continue to contact vendors regarding renting/buying the building, or feasibility study for the County Attorney, Environmental Health, and EMA offices. The committee suggested eliminating the request for proposal at this time. The committee will meet again after the research is completed. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 10:51 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. with the following members present: Byrne, Zoll, Tilkes, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus and Terry Johnson. . The Board reviewed the claims. Geerts present at 9:15 AM. At 9:30 AM. Neil Schrader with Hacker, Nelson, & Co., PC met with the Board to review and discuss the FY 2017-2018 audit. Also present were Lisa Welter, Cindy Heying, Kathy Babcock, Shirley Troyna, Ray Armel, Staci Schutte, and Jim Cook. Mr. Schrader gave an overview of the FY 2016-17 audit and answered any questions. The Board reviewed the Chickasaw County checklist for filing claims. Hacker, Nelson, & Co., PC and County Attorney’s Office also reviewed the Chickasaw County checklist for filing claims. Discussion followed. It was the consensus of the Board to authorize the County Auditor to disburse a copy of the checklist for filing claims to department heads/elected officials. At 10: 30 AM City of Fredericksburg Economic Development Board Member Gerald Lindner gave the Board an update economic development for the City of Fredericksburg. Mr. Lindner presented the Board the job incentive request. The two new businesses were Rick’s Service Center and Farm House Bed & Breakfast & Winery. The Board desires to participate with $1,000.00 per job for funding up to $5,000.00 for Rick’s Service Center and $1,000.00 per job for funding up to $2,000.00 for Farm House Bed & Breakfast & Winery. The funding will be disbursed from the Economic Development-General Basic (0034). The County Attorney’s Office will prepare the Resolutions for Board’s approval and signature at the next Board meeting Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve the claims. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for annual updates for Randy Swestka Farm-Home site (ID #59070) located at 19415 Valley Avenue, Cresco, IA 52136. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual updates for Jones Custom Cattle (ID #65872) located at 1989 Asherton Avenue, Ionia, IA 50645. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 11:31 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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