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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES MAY 6, 2019 The Board convened on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. with all the members present: Byrne, Zoll, Tilkes, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Kendra Leibold, and Terry A. Johnson. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve agenda for May 6, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve Board Minutes for April 23, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Board Minutes for April 29, & 30, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. No Public comment. Dusten Rolando present at 9:06 AM. Motion by Geerts Seconded by Tilkes to open the public hearing at 9:16 AM for FY 18-19 county budget amendment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. No written or verbal comments from the public. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to close the public hearing at 9:17 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to adopt and authorize Chairman Signature on the FY 2018-2019 County Budget Amendment and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Ray Armel present at 9:40 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve the Resolution to Amend Departmental Appropriations. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION TO AMEND DEPARTMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION NO. 05-06-19-19 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors approved a Departmental Appropriations on June 11, 2018 for all departments of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa, and WHEREAS, the appropriations approved on June 11, 2018 are hereby amended in accordance with the attached sheet for the following reasons: Ambulance: $1500.00 for legal fees and publications; Conservation $2,500.00 Bypass Basin Refuge Trail; Secondary Road: Rock $150,000, Snow Removal $80,000; Equipment $40,000 with no increase in current fiscal year taxes. PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THIS 6th day of May, 2019. AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Jason Byrne. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor DEPARTMENT BEFORE INCREASE/ AFTER AMENDMENT DECREASE AMENDMENT Conservation $ 470,000.00 $ 2,500.00 $ 472,500.00 Ambulance $ 50,000.00 $ 1,500.00 $ 51,500.00 Secondary Road $ 7,477,500.00 $ 270,000.00 $ 7,747,500.00 SERVICE AREA: Public Safety & Legal Serv. $ 2,357,565.00 $ 1,500.00 $2,359,065.00 Co. Environment & $ 722,038.00 $ 2,500.00 $ 724,538.00 Education Roads & Transportation $ 6,176,546.00 $ 270,000.00 $6,446,546.00 Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Resolution for Interfund Operating Transfers. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 05-06-19-20 RESOLUTION FOR INTERFUND OPERATING TRANSFERS WHEREAS, it is desired to authorize the County Auditor to periodically transfer funds from the General Basic Fund to the Ambulance Fund during the FY 2018-2019 budget year, and WHEREAS, said transfers must be in accordance with Section 331.432, Code of Iowa, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Chickasaw County, Iowa, as follows: 1. The total maximum transfers from the General Basic Fund to the Ambulance Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 shall not exceed $1,500. 2. The amount of any transfer shall not exceed available fund balances in the transferring fund. 3. The Auditor is directed to correct her books when said operating transfers are made and notify the Treasurer of the amounts of said transfers. PASSED, APPROVED, and adopted this 6th day of May, 2019 the vote thereon being as follows: AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Jason Byrne. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss road department activities. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Geerts to approve the FY 2018-19 IDOT Secondary Road Budget Amendment. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Dusten Rolando, Terry Johnson, and Ray Armel left at 9:55 AM. The Board received and opened Five (5) Requests for Human Resources Services: Ahlers & Cooney P.C. –Flat rate is $1,250.00 per month plus mileage (IRS rate), $.15 (fifteen cents) per page, and any filing fees or lodging (if needed). Hourly rate is as follows: Michael Galloway $275.00 per hour; Ann Smisek $225.00 per hour; Aaron Hilligas $225.00 per hour plus mileage (IRS rate), $.15 (fifteen cents) per page, and any filing fees or lodging (if needed). Lynch Dallas, P.C.-Hourly rate is as follows: Shareholder/Senior Associate Attorney $165.00 per hour; Junior Associate Attorney $145.00 per hour; Legal Assistant $100.00 per hour plus mileage (IRS rate), any filing fees, Online legal research (Westlaw) $40.00/search, Black and White Copies $.15 (fifteen cents) per page, and Color copies $.60 (sixty cents). Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. Hourly rate is as follows: Shareholder attorney $250.00 per hour, Associate Attorney $220.00; Paralegal $90.00 per hour plus mileage (IRS rate), fees for court filings, fees for expert witnesses, subpoena fees, bulk photocopying by an outside vendor, and express mail and delivery services. PJ Greufe & Associates, LLC- Flat rate is $1,750.00 per month including one onsite visit and additional onsite trips to be billed at $.545 per mile. (Beyond the one per month). Hourly rate is $100.00 per hour. Jon K. Swanson-Attorney at Law –Hourly rate is $150.00 per hour plus mileage (IRS rate), photocopying costs, expert witness retention or similar matters, and transcription costs. The Board deferred discussing the Request for Proposal until the regularly scheduled meeting on May 13, 2019. The Auditor will contact the following vendors for presentations to the Board on May 13, 2019 Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. PJ Greufe & Associates, LLC and Jon K. Swanson. The Board received no request for proposal for doors for offices in the Courthouse. Ray Armel will contact and mail request for proposal to the vendors. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to approve liquor license for the Chickasaw County Firefighter Association. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Zoll, Byrne, and Hackman. Nays: None. Abstain. Geerts. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to approve liquor license for Bradford House. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve the fireworks permit for Richard Stochl. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office Verification of County Receipt for Manure Management Plans and Updates for Ron Swestka Farm-North Site (ID #59071) located at 18649 Valley Avenue, Cresco, IA 50659. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 10:28 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: _____________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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