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Monday, August 26, 2019 - Monday, August 26, 2019

COUNTY BOARD MINUTES AUGUST 26, 2019 The Board convened on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 9:00 AM with all members present Byrne, Tilkes, Zoll, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Jeff Bernatz, Rick Holthaus, Terry Johnson, and Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to approve agenda for August 26, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve board minutes for August19 & 20, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. No Public comment. Dusten Rolando present at 9:05 AM. County Engineer Dusten Rolando met with the Board for a departmental update. The Board reviewed the IDOT Annual Report for FY 2019. Dusten Rolando presented to the Board three quotes for the sale of the crane. Quotes received from Taylor Construction, Inc. in the amount of $6,000.00; Reinbeck Motor Co. in the amount of $5,240.00; Jerry Heckman in the amount of $1,775.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to accept the quote from Taylor Construction, Inc.in the amount of $6,000.00 for the sale of the crane as per the recommendation of the County Engineer. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Marty Hemann present at 9:21 AM. Jeff Bernatz gave the Board an update on the Radio Communication Project. Gary Therkelsen provided the 911 office with three draft letters sent to Dairyland Power, City of Fredericksburg, and Butler-Bremer Communications for use of land or infrastructure in our radio project. Butler-Bremer Communications upon receipt advised they want to be a part of this project and look forward to working with Chickasaw County. Chief Deputy Reed Palo attended a Fredericksburg City Council meeting where they expressed great willingness to partner in this project. Dairyland Power called the 911 office and advised us that they had a Board of Directors meeting scheduled on July 24, 2019. On Friday, August 23, 2019 the 911 Office received a call from Kurt Baumgarten advising that Dairyland Power would like to be part of the project and gave permission to use their land to erect a tower if it did not interfere with their existing tower. Unofficially, in the future Dairyland Power will decommission their tower and move their equipment to ours. Gary Therkelsen will begin the regulatory process for a 300-foot self-supporting tower at the Dairyland Power site at 1165 Jasper Avenue. Dairyland Power has been working with some of the local communications providers in reference to equipment replacement and locations. Butler-Bremer sites doe does not have equipment buildings on site. They advised that Chickasaw County put a cabinet at these locations, but 911 Service Board are concerned about Iowa weather and our sensitive equipment. The water tower sites would need an equipment building as well as but donít want the equipment inside with all the water and chemicals. This week Gary Therkelsen and Associates will be mailing the terms and conditions of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to the 911 office. Now with a North tower site secured, an RFP with the whole project will be created. As soon as the specs and RFP are finalized it will be let out for bidding. 911 Office has already received interest from RACOM Corporation of Marshalltown and Radio Communications of Waterloo. Supervisor Hackman will contact Travis R. Squires with Piper Jaffray & Co. Piper Jaffray will meet with the Board of Supervisor later and review the timeline for project bids and tentative schedule for placement. Terry Johnson, Marty Hemann, and Dusten Rolando left at 9:56 AM. Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull left at 10:00 AM. Update on Medical Examiner Budget and Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner is currently experiencing an increase in case volume due to the Mason City is no longer performing autopsies and performing autopsies for several counties that were previously autopsied at the University of Iowa Decent Care Center. Jeff Bernatz left at 10:15 AM. Supervisor Hackman gave the Board an update on the ISAC Conference held on August 21-23, 2019. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for C & H Livestock Farms LLC-Seamans North (*D#66437) located at 2846 Mission Avenue, Fredericksburg, IA 50630. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Dresden Township Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2018-2019. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office MMP Short Form for Annual Updates for Mike Reicks (ID # 64781) located at 3052 180th Street, Lawler, IA 52154. Received and filed in the Auditorís Office Deerfield Township Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2018-2019. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to adjourn at 10:17 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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