Board of Supervisors
Agendas, Minutes & Claims
Date: February 02, 2015
NOTICE AND CALL OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DATE OF MEETING: Monday, February 2,2015
TIME OF MEETING: 9:00 a.m. D.S.T.
PLACE OF MEETING: SUPERVISORS MEETING ROOM-COURTHOUSE
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
- Wellmark FY16 Initial Rates
- Secondary Roads:
- FY16 Engineer Budget Review
- Crushed Concrete Discussion
- Freedom Rock FY16 Funding Request
- FY16 Enviromental Health Budget Review
- FY16 Home Care Aides Budget Review
- FY16 Auditor Budget Review
- Approve Plat
- County Mileage Reimbursement Rate
- County Employee FY16 Salaries
- FY16 Non-Profit Funding
- Manure Management Annual Updates:
- Ivan Halbur, Section 15, Washington Township
- Jody Meiners, Harold, Section 3, Viola Township, Audubon County
- Alan Friedman, Section 27, Eden Township
- Brian Klocke, Section 5, Viola Township, Audubon County
- 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, February 2, 2015 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 Mark Beardmore, District 5.
Motion by Beardmore, second by Schettler to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of Verizon Tower discussion and FY16 Sheriff Budget review and the deletion of Wellmark FY16 Initial Rates. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion by Bock, second by Meiners to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2015 meeting as written. On roll call, all voted aye.
Beardmore discussed recent meeting with Brent Macke from Holmes Murphy. Holmes Murphy could represent the County in negotiating rates with the County health insurance provider. Following a brief discussion the Board took no action and will continue to look into health insurance cost savings ideas. Beardmore presented the top three ideas that came from the County Insurance Committee meetings; shop rates with or without the use of a broker, look into Health Savings Accounts, and provide a more structured wellness program.
County Engineer Dave Paulson reviewed FY16 Secondary Roads budget. Paulson informed the Board the City of Carroll will give the county approximately 2,500 tons of concrete. The County will need to cover the cost of crushing.
Alan Muhlbauer and Russ Stribe with the Freedom Rock in Manning met with the Board to request funding for FY16. They presented history, expense and revenue detail, and pictures of progress. They are approximately $10,000 short of finishing the project. Following presentation, no action taken.
County Sheriff Doug Bass reviewed FY16 Sheriff, Jail, and Communications Center budgets.
Environmental Health director Carey Kersey reviewed FY16 Environmental Health budget.
Home Health Care Aides director Megan Owen reviewed FY16 Home Health Care Aides budget.
County Auditor Kourtney Irlbeck reviewed FY16 Auditor budget.
Motion by Meiners, second by Bock to approve the plat of survey for Lot 1 SE1/4 NE1/4 Section 23-82-35. On roll call, all voted aye.
The Board participated in a conference call with Jacqueline Zirbes with Buell Consulting, Inc. Zirbes represents Verizon Wireless, who lease the tower located on the courthouse property. They are requesting to make antenna modifications. The plan is to remove 3 panel antennas, add six panel antennas, four distribution boxes, one collar mount, and 2 hybrid cables. The modification would require the Board of Supervisors approval. Motion by Meiners, second by Bock to approve the initial drawing of the proposed antenna modification. On roll call, all voted aye. The county will receive the draft proposal amendment in the near future.
Board members proceeded to discuss the county mileage rate. Bock provided detailed information on ISAC mileage survey and comments. Following discussion; Motion by Bock, second by Meiners effective March 1, 2015 county mileage rate would be 80% of the federal rate for all county employees. On roll call, Bock and Meiners voted aye; Schettler, Beardmore, Danzer voted nay. Motion failed. Motion by Bock, second by Meiners effective July 1, 2015 county mileage rate would be 80% of the federal rate for all county employees. On roll call, Bock and Meiners voted aye; Schettler, Beardmore, Danzer voted nay. Motion failed. Motion by Beardmore, second by Bock effective July 1, 2015 county mileage rate would be 87% of the federal rate for all county employees. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried.
Board discussed FY16 wage increases for department heads, non-union and non-deputy employees. Various options were reviewed. Following discussion, motion by Meiners, second by Beardmore to approve a 2.5% composite wage increase for non-union and non-deputy employees in each department, to be allocated by the department heads at their discretion, based on performance and merit, and not to exceed a 2.5% wage increase for non-elected department heads. On roll call, all voted aye.
The Board proceeded to discuss FY16 non-profit funding with each member stating their position on the suggested amounts. Following are the amounts approved for FY16 funding; New Opportunities $13,000; New Opportunities Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment $22,609; Region XII Transit $16,092; Region XII Local Housing Trust $3,000; Region XII Membership fee $17,277; Carroll County Wellness Coalition $1,000; Carroll Area Development Corporation $64,549; RSVP $9,000; Foster Grandparents $1,000; Elderbridge $13,552; Family Crisis Center $5,000; Family Resource Center $5,000; Carroll County Fair $12,750; Historical Society $4,000; Community of Concern $3,000; Breda Day Care $6,000; Carroll Area Day Care $11,000; Manning Day Care $8,500; Manning Main Street $2,500; Carroll County Soil & Water $5,000; Carroll Library $37,745; Coon Rapids, Manning, and Glidden Libraries $12,714 each.
Board reviewed manure management annual updates for Ivan Halbur, Section 15, Washington Township; Jody Meiners, Harold, Section 3, Viola Township, Audubon County; Alan Friedman, Section 27, Eden Township; Brian Klocke, Section 5, Viola Township, Audubon County.
Bock reported on Safety Committee meeting, Foster Grandparent meeting, RSVP meeting, budget reviews, and Legislative forum.
Meiners reported on CADC meeting, transportation day at State Capital, New Opportunities meeting, budget reviews, and Legislative forum. Meiners updated board on RC& D money, it will go to Carroll County Conservation Foundation.
Schettler reported on transportation day at State Capital.
Beardmore reported on Emergency Management & E911 meetings, budget reviews, Alert Iowa statewide code red system, and Legislative forum.
Danzer reported on transportation day at State Capital, sign checks at Region XII, and calls regarding Verizon tower modifications.
Motion by Meiners, second by Bock to add, approve resolution to increase road use tax to the agenda. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion by Meiners, second by Bock to approve resolution supporting the increase in road use tax. On roll call, Danzer, aye; Beardmore, aye; Schettler, aye; Meiners, aye; Bock, aye. Motion carried. (Resolution on file in Auditor’s office)
Motion by Beardmore, second by Bock to adjourn at 1:00 p.m. On roll call, all voted aye.
Kourtney Irlbeck, Auditor, Marty Danzer, Chairman