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COUNTY BOARD MINUTES SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2019 The Courthouse and offices were closed-Labor Day Holiday. The Board convened on Tuesday, September 3, 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, Penny Andorf, Kathy Babcock, Jeff Bernatz, Ray Armel, and Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve agenda for September 2-4, 2019. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Zoll to suspend the board minutes for August 26, 2019 until the next Board meeting of the name of the tower location . Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Public comment from Jeff Bernatz regarding the Rescue Squad Rise N Shine Breakfast on Sunday, September 8, 2019 and Terry Johnson regarding the Board of Health. Land Use Administrator Ray Armel met with the Board to approve a minor subdivision for Patrick E. McCabe and Jessica L. McCabe. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to approve resolution for a minor subdivision for Patrick E. McCabe and Jessica L. McCabe as per the recommendation of Land Use Administrator. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. RESOLUTION 09-03-19-45A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT OF: PARCELS 2019-31 AND 2019-32 IN THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 97 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA WHEREAS, ON THE 3rd DAY of SEPTEMBER, 2019 at a regular meeting by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa a minor subdivision plat of PARCELS 2019-31 AND 2019-32 IN THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 97 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA WHEREAS, the minor subdivision plat of PARCELS 2019-31 AND 2019-32 IN THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 97 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., CHICKASAW COUNTY, IOWA Has now been considered and should be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Supervisors, Chickasaw County, Iowa that said Minor Subdivision Plat be approved, accepted and the Chairman is hereby directed to certify this Resolution of Approval. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 3rd DAY of SEPTEMBER, 2019. /ss/ Jacob Hackman, Chairman, Board of Supervisors ATTEST: /ss/ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor Kathy Babcock met with the Board for a departmental update and to introduce the Environmental Health Director Penny Andorf. Kathy Babcock and Penny Andorf left at 9:19 AM. Rick Holthaus, Jeff Bernatz, Terry Johnson, and Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull left at 9:19 AM. Mark Huegel present at 9:19 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to enter closed session at 9:21 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Also present were Assessor Ray Armel and Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel. Discussion followed. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Zoll to exit the closed session at 9:39 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Rick Holthaus, Jeff Bernatz, Terry Johnson, and Kellan Heavican-KCZE/The Bull present at 9:40 AM. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes, to authorize the County Attorney’s Office to extend an Offer to Purchase the real estate discussed in closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (j) on or before October 15, 2019 and take Possession and Closing on or before November 15, 2019 and to contact the Party. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Mark Huegel left at 9:40 AM. Dave Gorman present at 9:45 AM. Mr. Armel informed the Board that he received a quote from Dan Sumner Construction in the amount of $4,700.00 (material and installation for 4-3 panel solid oak doors, framing, and hardware). The Board reviewed and discussed the quote from Dan Sumner Construction. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to accept the quote from Dan Sumner Construction in the amount of $4,700.00 (material and installation for 4-3 panel solid oak doors, framing, and hardware.). Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board reviewed claims. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to approve claims with one deletion. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board discussed the budget process for FY 2020-2021. Discussion followed. The Board will send out a letter to all elected officials and departments heads in October 2019. IGHCP Consultant Cindy Allen via phone conference met with the Board to discuss the Flexible Spending process and to address any questions. Discussion of open enrollment would be same time as the Health Insurance in May. Flexible spending would be on a six month (January-June 2020 and then in May if would be done on fiscal year basis. It is the consensus of the Board to IGHCP to start the process for a six month (January-June 2020) open enrollment for Flexible Spending account. Dave Gorman met with the Board to discuss quotes for a fire alarm system at the Jail Building. There were two quotes received: Hawkeye Alarm & Signal Company in the amount of $7,118.00 and Custom Communications, Inc. in the amount of $9,950.00. Discussion followed. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Tilkes to accept the quote from Hawkeye Alarm & Signal Company, Waterloo, IA 50704 in the amount of $7,118.00. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Sheila Kobliska and Jennifer Monteith present at 11:00 AM. Sheila Kobliska and Jennifer Monteith met with the Board for the September 2019 National Suicide Awareness Month Proclamation. Motion by Geerts, Seconded by Byrne to authorize Chairman Signature on the September 2019 National Suicide Awareness Month Proclamation. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. Sheila Kobliska and Jennifer Monteith left at 11:10 AM. Supervisor Hackman updated the Board on the Pathways meeting held on August 26, 2019. Supervisor Geerts informed the Board on the NIRG meeting to be held on September 5, 2019. Supervisor Zoll informed the Board on the Cedar River Watershed meeting to be held on September 5, 2019 Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office MMP Short Form for Annual Update for Don Kurtenbach-High Point Inc. (ID #60832) located at 2798 2100th Street, Lawler, IA 52154. Received and filed in the Auditor’s Office New Hampton Township Summary Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for FY 2018-2019. Motion by Byrne, Seconded by Tilkes to adjourn at 11:52 AM. Roll Call: All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Board convened on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 10:00 AM in the Courtroom located on the third floor of the Courthouse with all the members present: Tilkes, Zoll, Byrne, Geerts, and Hackman. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hackman. Also present were Attorney Carlton Salmons, Martin Hemann, Ray Armel, Reed Palo, Jennifer Schwickerath, and Mark Huegel. Attorney Carlton Salmons requested to enter closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c). Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to enter closed session at 10:05 AM. as per Iowa Code Section 21.5(5 (1)(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. Present were Supervisors Jacob Hackman, Steve Geerts, David Tilkes, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, Sheriff Marty Hemann, Chief Deputy Reed Palo, Assessor Ray Armel, County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Attorney Carlton Salmons, and Auditor Joan E. Knoll. Discussion regarding a conflict of interest between the Board of Supervisor member Steve Geerts and Steve Geerts position as Chairman on the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council due to apparent and actual conflict Steve Geerts excused himself from the closed session. Sheriff Marty Hemann and Chief Deputy Reed Palo left at 10:09 AM. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Zoll to enter into closed session at 10:09AM as per Iowa Code Section 21.5(5 (1)(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Zoll, Byrne, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Present were Supervisors Jacob Hackman, David Tilkes, Tim Zoll, Jason Byrne, Assessor Ray Armel, County Attorney Jennifer Schwickerath, Assistant County Attorney Mark Huegel, Attorney Carlton Salmons, and Auditor Joan E. Knoll. Discussion followed. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to exit closed session at 10:59 AM. Roll Call: Tilkes, Byrne, Zoll, and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. Steve Geerts present at 11:00 AM. Motion by Tilkes, Seconded by Byrne to adjourn at 11:01 AM. Roll Call: Ayes: Tilkes, Byrne, Zoll and Hackman. Absent: Geerts. Motion Carried. ___________________________ Jacob Hackman, Chairman Board of Supervisors ATTEST: __________________________ Joan E. Knoll, Auditor
 
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