Board of Supervisors

Agendas, Minutes & Claims

Date: February 18, 2015

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DATE OF MEETING: Wednesday, February 18,2015

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. FY16 Budget Work Session

Comments from those in attendance


The Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, Iowa met in unofficial session in the Boardroom of the Courthouse, in Carroll, Iowa, the County seat of said County on Wednesday, February 18, 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 Schettler, second by Bock to approve the agenda as presented. On roll call, all voted aye.

County Treasurer Jean Seidl met with the Board to discuss the FY16 Treasurer’s budget. Discussion centered on recent salary increases with Seidl explaining her reasoning for the increases. Following discussion, with each Board member stating their position, no action taken.

Ambulance Director Pat Gray met with the Board to discuss the FY16 Ambulance budget. Discussion centered on new versus remount ambulance purchase. Gray explained plans to purchase a remount in FY15 and a new ambulance in FY17. Following review and discussion, Gray lowered the overtime budget line item to $55,000 from $60,000. No other changes were made.

County Sheriff Doug Bass met with the Board to discuss the FY16 Sheriff budget. Bass reviewed the data equipment, Tasers, medical health services, and food preparation line items. Following review and discussion, Bass lowered the food preparation budget line item to $22,000 from $25,000. No other changes were made.

County Recorder Marilyn Dopheide met with the Board to discuss the FY16 Recorder budget. Dopheide reviewed the employee health insurance and office supplies line items. Dopheide also reviewed the Records Management fund. Following review and discussion no changes were made.

The Board proceeded to discuss the county contribution to the Sauk Rail Trail paving project. The low bid of $508,568 was received. With additional engineering costs not to exceed $50,000, federal grant of $250,000, donations of approximately $100,000, and county capital contribution of $100,000. Remaining balance of the project is approximately $108,568. Following discussion, with each member stating their position, the Board will propose a $75,000 county contribution and the remaining $33,568 in the form of a loan with minimal interest. The Sauk Rail Trail Fundraising Committee will meet with the Board on Monday, February 23, 2015 to discuss the project and current donations. No formal action taken.

The Supervisors continued to review the FY16 County budget. No official action taken.

Motion by Bock, second by Beardmore to adjourn at 11:57 a.m. On roll call, all voted aye.

Kourtney Irlbeck, Auditor, Marty Danzer, Chairman


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