Board of Supervisors

Agendas, Minutes & Claims

Date: November 06, 2017

Agenda   Minutes   Claims




DATE OF MEETING: Monday, November 06, 2017

TIME OF MEETING: 9:00 p.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. Secondary Roads:
    1. Employee Retirement
    2. Road Discussion
  2. Bids for County Farm Ground
  3. Ambulance Director Position Recommendation and Discussion
  4. American Business Phones Service Agreements
  5. Approve Plat(s)
  6. 10:30 a.m. Diane Ercse – Iowa Soybean Association – Watershed Discussion
  7. Manure Management Annual Update:
    1. Matthew Halbur, Section 25, Iowa Township, Crawford County
    2. Woodford Creek Farms LLC, Section 34, Grant Township
  8. Committee Reports

Comments from those in attendance


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, November 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Central Standard 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; Marty Danzer, District 4; and Richard Ruggles, District 5.

Motion by Bock, second by Danzer to approve the agenda as presented. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion by Ruggles, second by Schettler to approve the minutes of the October 30, 2017 meeting as written. On roll call, all voted aye.

Motion by Danzer, second by Schettler to accept with regrets and best wishes the retirement of Secondary Roads employee Joseph Boell effective April 30, 2018. On roll call, all voted aye.

County Engineer Dave Paulson discussed a possible road project on County Road M66 south of Manning. The project would involve widening the shoulders. Paulson is recommending using Potthoff Appraisals to prepare a real estate appraisal for the project. Paulson explained this is common practice for this type of project. Following discussion, motion by Schettler, second by Meiners to authorize Paulson to proceed with the appraisal process and allow Potthoff Appraisals to prepare a Real Estate Appraisal Report. On roll call, all voted aye.

Paulson discussed replacing the Maintenance Superintendent truck. The 2012 Ford F350 has approximately 194,000 miles. Paulson will obtain bids and bring them back for Board review. Paulson updated the Board on the box culvert project.

Board reviewed bids for rental of the county farm ground located in Section 7 of Grant Township. Three bids were received. The bidders and total bids for 98.1 tillable acres and 13.5 permanent pasture acres:

Chad M. Kanne $30,100.00
Collin Wernimont $26,500.00
Jason & John Heuton $25,190.00

Motion by Bock, second by Ruggles to accept the bid from Chad M. Kanne for $30,100.00, for a one-year lease of the county farm ground and to authorize Chairman to sign lease upon Chad M. Kanne acceptance. On roll call, all voted aye.

Meiners updated the Board on the Ambulance Director interviews. Interviews were held with three candidates on November 2, 2017. Meiners and Ruggles represented the Board and Michael Schwabe and Dr. Michael Slattery represented the Ambulance Advisory Board. Meiners and Ruggles discussed the interviews and announced the Committee’s recommendation is Darrell Baker. Following discussion, motion by Ruggles, second by Meiners to offer the position of Ambulance Director to Darrell Baker with an annual salary of $65,000 and a probationary period of six months. On roll call, all voted aye. Baker will receive credit for the two months he served as Interim Director. The Board will prepare an agreement, which will list salary, benefits and an explanation of the probationary period. This will become effective upon Baker’s signature.

The Board reviewed service agreements with American Business Phones for the Courthouse, Community Services, and Engineer’s telephone systems. The agreements would be effective December 1, 2017 thru November 30, 2022. The price of the Courthouse agreement is $8,745. The cost of Community Services and Engineer’s is $1,396.83 each. Motion by Danzer, second by Ruggles to authorize Chair to sign the service agreements with American Business Phones. On roll call, all voted aye.

Motion by Meiners, second by Danzer to approve a plat of survey for Frl. NE1/4 NW1/4 and Frl. NE1/4 Section 6-83-35. On roll call, all voted aye.

Board reviewed manure management annual updates for Matthew Halbur in Section 25 of Iowa Township, Crawford County and Woodford Creek Farms LLC in Section 34 of Grant Township.

Ruggles reported on Wellmark insurance meeting and Ambulance Director Interviews. No upcoming meetings.

Schettler reported on wireless lighting for the Courthouse. Upcoming meeting with Breda Fire regarding Region V Hazmat.

Bock reported on Employee Appreciation Luncheon, AmeriHealth Caritas update, and RSVP/Foster Grandparent signatory card update. Review of Jail Assessment Proposals.

Danzer reported on sign checks at Region XII and Wellmark insurance meeting. Upcoming Region XII Evaluation.

Meiners reported on Jail Committee meeting, Employee Appreciation Luncheon, sign documents at New Opportunities, and Ambulance Director Interviews. Upcoming meetings: CADC, Bomgaars Open House, and Policy Council.

Board took a brief recess at 10:15 a.m., until 10:23 a.m.

Diane Ercse with the Iowa Soybean Association met with the Board to discuss current projects and grants available for Water Quality projects. Ercse discussed the Elkrun Watershed project and North Raccoon River wetlands. Ercse encouraged involvement in watershed projects and water quality.

Motion by Ruggles, second by Bock to adjourn at 10:43 a.m. On roll call, all voted aye.

Kourtney Irlbeck, Auditor, Eugene Meiners, Chairman


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