Board of Supervisors

Agendas, Minutes & Claims

Date: April 29, 2019

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DATE OF MEETING: Monday, April 29, 2019

TIME OF MEETING: 9:00 a.m. D.S.T.


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above-mentioned body will meet at the date, time, and place above set out. The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows:

Pledge of Allegiance
Call to order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes
Old Business/New Business

  1. Julie Gore-Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault Office Space Discussion
  2. Loren Danner – Discussion regarding County Insurance Company
  3. Secondary Roads:
    1. Drains
  4. Conservation – Capital Project Funding
  5. Approve Plat(s)
  6. Set Public Hearing for FY19 Budget Amendment
  7. ISICS System Consultant Discussion
  8. Manure Management Annual Updates:
    1. John Opperman North, M & I Dehy Inc., Section 8, Ewoldt Township
  9. Committee Reports

Comments from those in attendance (comments will be limited to five minutes)


The Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, Iowa met in regular adjourned session in the Boardroom of the Courthouse, in Carroll, Iowa, the County seat of said County on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Daylight Saving Time pursuant to law, the rules of said Board and to the adjournment with all members present: Neil Bock, District 1; Dean Schettler, District 2; Eugene Meiners, District 3; Stephanie Hausman, District 4; and Richard Ruggles, District 5.

Motion by Meiners, second by Ruggles to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of County Farm discussion. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion by Schettler, second by Hausman to approve the minutes of the April 22, 2019 meeting as written. On roll call, all voted aye.

Julie Gore, Victim Advocate and Jackie Kieho, Executive Director with Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault met with the Board to request use of the vacant office space in the lower lever of the Fricke Building. They are requesting that the County rent the space at a no or minimal cost. Following discussion, Gore and Kieho will tour the space and contact the Board with the exact office spaces they wish to utilize. No formal decision made; the Board will discuss the request at a later date.

Loren Danner met with the Board to voice his disappointment in the negotiations with the County insurance company and his attorney. Danner feels the Insurance Company is dragging their feet. County Attorney John Werden was in attendance and stated that the matter is in hands of the Insurance company’s legal counsel and the Board has no control over the issue at this point.

Conservation Director Jason Christensen met with the Board to discuss funding of the proposed Eastside Shelter House. Christensen is requesting a County contribution of $150,000 from the Local Option Sales Tax Fund in FY21. Christensen explained that the contribution would be contingent upon grant money and fundraising. Bock reviewed the Local Option Sales Tax fund’s revenues, expenses, and projected balance. Following discussion, motion by Schettler, second my Hausman to approve the $150,000 contribution for the Eastside Shelter House, contingent upon grants and fundraising for the balance of the project cost. On roll call, Bock, aye; Ruggles, nay; Schettler, aye; Hausman, aye; and Meiners, aye. Motion carried.

County Engineer Dave Paulson discussed Drain 29 in Section 25 Grant Township and Drain 74 in Section 10 Grant Township. The drains are in need of repair and the work will be done by the Secondary Road Department. Motion by Schettler, second by Ruggles to approve work on Drain 29 and Drain 74. On roll call, all voted aye.

Motion by Meiners, second by Ruggles to approve a plat of survey for the North Line of the SE1/4 NE1/4 Section 7-82-35. On roll call, all voted aye.

The Board discussed the public safety communications consultants that presented to the Board on April 15, 2019. Each member stated their positions on the firms. Motion by Ruggles, second by Meiners to hire Rey Freeman with Communications Consulting for Phase 1 of the proposal at a cost of $6,000. On roll call, all voted aye. Jason Hoffman stated that the E911 Board will pay for Phase 1 of the project.

The Auditor presented detailed information on the proposed May 28, 2019 budget amendment. The Auditor explained expenses and revenues. Motion by Meiners, second by Ruggles to set May 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. for the Public Hearing on the Proposed FY19 County Budget Amendment. On roll call, all voted aye.

The Board discussed the County Farm. The current tenant has expressed concerns regarding trees that were removed from the fence line and left on the County property by the adjacent landowner. Following discussion, Bock will reach out to the adjacent landowner and work out a solution to remove the trees.

Board reviewed a manure management annual update for John Opperman North, M&I Dehy, Inc. in Section 8 of Ewoldt Township.

Ruggles no official meetings. No upcoming meetings.

Schettler reported on telephone calls regarding roads and radio interview. Upcoming City/County Roundtable.

Hausman no official meetings. Upcoming City/County Roundtable.

Meiners reported on CADC Board meeting, St. Anthony ground breaking, meeting with City of Carroll regarding Jail, ISAC Board meeting, and New Opportunities Board meeting. Upcoming meetings include: City/County Roundtable, Supervisor Retreat, and radio interview.

Bock reported on Carroll Rotary meeting, meeting with City of Carroll regarding Jail, and Rolling Hills Community Services Board meeting. No upcoming meetings.

Motion by Schettler, second by Meiners to adjourn at 11:26 a.m. On roll call, all voted aye.

Kourtney Irlbeck, Auditor, Neil Bock, Chairman


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