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Monday, June 24, 2019 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES JUNE 24 & 25, 2019 The Board convened on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM with all the members present: Byrne, Tilkes, Zoll, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Rick Holthaus, Terry Johnson, Jeff Bernatz, and Leo Dowd. Motion by Zoll, Seconded by Geerts to approve agenda for June 24 & 25, 2019. Roll call: All Ayes. Motion carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve board minutes for June 17, 2019. Roll call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Dusten Rolando and Dave Gorman present at 9:05 AM. Public comment from Terry Johnson and Joan Knoll regarding Liaisons to the Veterans Affairs Commission, Conservation Board, and Local Board of Health. The Board reviewed the Resolution for funding state credits for FY 2019-2020. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to approve Resolution for funding state credits for FY 2019-2020. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 06-24-19-31 FOR FUNDING STATE CREDITS FY 2019-2020 WHEREAS, the State of Iowa has appropriated monies for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, which monies are insufficient to fund various local property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions fully, and WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the state of appropriations, and WHEREAS, The Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentage of funding for the affected property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions as follows: Homestead credit at 100%; Elderly and Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100% and WHEREAS, the Board finds that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments has the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect, and therefore, in the public interest, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/taxpayer exemptions in Chickasaw County for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, shall be funded as follows: Homestead Credit at 100%; Elderly and Disabled Credit at 100% and Military Exemption at 100%. AYES: /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Jason Byrne. NAYS: None. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to approve the Cigarette Permit for L.T. Tap. Roll Call: Aye: Tilkes, Byrne, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. The Board discussed Liaisons to the Veterans Affairs Commission, Conservation Board, and Local Board of Health. The Liaisons have been in place for six months. Mr. Johnson suggested that the Board review at the end of one year and suggested to leave the Board of Health at five members at this time. More discussion. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to leave the liaisons to the Veterans Affairs Commission, Conservation Board, and Local Board of Health in place and revisit at the end of the year. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Custodian Dave Gorman and Sheriff Marty Hemann met with the Board to discuss the part-time custodian position. Dave Gorman and Marty Hemann interviewed the one applicant on June 2, 2019. The applicant has another part time job. Mr. Gorman and Mr. Hemann would like the Board to re-advertise the position as part time cleaning custodian. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to re-advertise the part time cleaning custodian. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Dave Gorman and Leo Dowd left at 9:45 AM. Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull present at 9:45 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board to discuss departmental activities. The Board reviewed the County Engineer’s Employment Contract and Agreement for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Discussion followed. The Board will complete a Performance Evaluation on the County Engineer and discuss the results at a later date. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Geerts to approve the County Engineer’s Employment Contract and Agreement for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Roll Call: Byrne, Geerts, Tilkes, and Hackman. Nays: Zoll. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed the resolution to change bridge postings. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to approve Resolution for bridge posting as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 06-24-19-30 WHEREAS, Chickasaw County completes an inspection of all bridges and structures on the Secondary Road System of Chickasaw County and WHEREAS, part of this inspection involves the recalculation of the safe load capacity of any structure showing remarkable deterioration of the structural components of that structure and WHEREAS, that structural evaluation has resulted in the recommendation to reduce the safe load capacity that can be supported by certain structures, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on this 24th day of June, 2019 as provided in Sections 321.471, 321.472, and 321.473, Code of Iowa to erect and/or maintain weight limit signs in advance of the following bridges located on the Local Secondary Road System as follows: FHWA Bridge No. Location Multiple Posting 111590 N4, T95N, R13W 21,32,32 111680 W24, T95N, R13W “ONE LANE” 111981 W13, T96N, R11W 22,34,38 112220 W11, T96N, R12W “ONE LANE” 112580 T23, T96N, R13W 22,36,37 112661 N28, T96N, R13W 21,36,39 112741 T1, T96N, R14W 22,37,40 113010 W26, T97N, R11W 25,40,40 019680 W19, T95N, R12W 28,40,40 Passed and approved this 24th day of June, 2019. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, Chickasaw County, Iowa /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Tim Zoll, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Jason Byrne. ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Chickasaw County Auditor Engineering Consultant Gary Therkelsen met with the Board to discuss and update the Board on the Communications Project. Also present were Jason Comisky with Ahlers & Cooney and Managing Director Travis Squires with Piper Jaffray via phone conference, Bridget Edson, and Reed Palo. Mr. Therkelsen informed the Board that about a year ago the results of the study was provided and given a design and budgetary estimate of the project. Mr. Therkelsen informed the Board the project was also dependant on a site in the northern part of the county. The potential site of the Dairyland Power Jerico microwave tower. At some point in the summer, the County (911) a request was made about the potential site and concerns were addressed with the owner (Dairyland Power) and possibly build a 300 foot structure tower for the future and when the County wanted to replace the system it would offset the old and new for flexibility and potential rental clients. As of today, the tower could not be modified or reinforced for the additional load and therefore would not meet the County’s needs at this time. In December, other potential sites with Butler-Bremer Telephone Company and other representatives for potential sites in the county were provided. A list of county owned sites was provided for consideration for a county owned tower structure, but none of the sites were suitable due to sensitive environmental reason and no utility companies were close by and would drive the costs up dramatically. Mr. Therkelsen has continually looking at the maps and the best place for the tower is the Dairyland Power Jerico site to the County. Mr. Therkelsen explained to the Board that the costs would go up dramatically for towers and lighting over 330 feet. Dairyland Power tower is now 260 feet. County would build tower on the Dairyland Power site, Mr. Therkelsen recommends to build a tower over 300 foot structure for flexibility for the future- to be parallel in mixing the old and the new. Mr. Therkelsen explained the difference and costs for guyed and non guyed. Supervisor Hackman asked about moving forward with the project-build tower on Dairyland Power or build south and look at Dairyland Power in the future. Mr. Therkelsen informed the Board that some of the things such as paging could be done in the southern part of the county and maybe a different land owner would sell some of the property for the project. Gary Therkeleson, Reed Palo, Bridget Edson, Jeff Bernatz, and Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull left at 11:00 AM. Supervisors Tilkes, Geerts, and Byrne and County Engineer Dusten Rolando gave the Board an update on the Six County Meeting held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Discussion regarding ATV-UTV. Sample Ordinances from Fayette and Allamakee Counties. The Board reviewed the Professional Services Agreement for Chickasaw County Landfill for FY 2019-2020 with HR Green, Inc. Motion by Byrne , Seconded by Geerts to approve the Professional Services Agreement for Chickasaw County Landfill for FY 2019-2020 with HR Green, Inc. and authorize Chairman Signature. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Supervisor Geerts gave the Board an update on the INRCOG meeting held on June 20, 2019 Supervisor Byrne gave the Board an update on the RC & D meeting held on June 20, 2019 Supervisors Geerts and Hackman gave the Board an update on the building committee meeting with Accord Architects on June 10, 2019. Supervisor Hackman gave the Board an update on the emergency meeting with Pathways on June 20, 2019. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for 3G Hogs LLC-Zeien West (ID #65458) in Section 32 of Washington Township located at 1728 180th Street, New Hampton, IA 50659 Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn at 11:40 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Byrne, Tilkes, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Supervisor Zoll present at 9:03 AM. The Board reviewed the claims. Discussion on claims for Northeast Community Action, Zeke Construction (crane service for culvert and Roman Lensing gave an explanation to the Board) and Conservation (mileage claim for volunteers to paint the TPNC). Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to approve claims. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Jon Bjornstad -C & N Farms Site 1 (ID #65992) in Section 1 of Niles Township located at 3360 130th Street, Charles City, IA 50620. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Jon Bjornstad -C & N Farms Site 2 (ID #65993) in Section 35 of Cedar East Township located at 3269 130th Street, Charles City, IA 50616. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Mike Reicks (ID #64781) in Section 33 located at 3052 180th Street, Lawler, IA 52154. Received and filed MMP Short Form for Annual Update for Vanderbilt Avenue (ID #69058) located at 1273 Vanderbilt Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171. Received and filed Verification of County for Manure Management Plans & Plan Updates for Rosewood Creek, LLC (ID#60643) in Section 23 in Jacksonville Township. Received and filed MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Ashwood Creek, LLC (ID# 66837) located in 1048 Odessa Avenue, New Hampton, Iowa 50659. Received and filed MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Bruce Buchheit-Arlene’s Site (ID#67901) located at 1272 Union Avenue, Lawler, IA 52154-9452. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 9:42 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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