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2018-02-13 Board of Supervisors Meeting

FEBRUARY 13, 2018, SEVENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ung, De Witt, Radig and Taylor; Pottebaum was absent.  Staff members present were Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

Dennis Butler provided an update on the proposed tax rate.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to not include the improvement request for Emergency Services in the proposed budget.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Siouxland District Health budget reduced by $36,674.00.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the 2019 CIP Program budget as submitted.  Carried 4-0.

Discussion on further budget reviews final.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to fund a request from the Woodbury County Conservation Board of $15,000.00 for a part-time clerk and $50,000.00 for the installation of fiber to Conservation facilities from local option sales tax proceeds.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to approve utilizing $300,000 in gaming revenues for tax relief in order to lower the FY 19 levy.  Carried 4-0.

Sheriff Dave Drew discussed a proposed budget for a security plan.  Duane Hoffmeyer, Chief Judge of the Third Judicial District of Iowa, discussed his administrative order with the Board.  William Burrows, Sioux City, and Kevin Keane, Sioux City discussed the proposed security plan with the Board.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to postpone action until February 20th to provide appropriate security per Iowa District Court, Third Judicial District Administrative Order 2018-01310#1.  Carried 4-0.

The regular meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence.

Supervisor Taylor read a statement from Jon Winkel, Mayor of Sergeant Bluff and discussed concerns raised by Bob Scott, Mayor of Sioux City and the Tax Research Council about proposed funding for paramedic coverage.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to receive the statement by Winkel.  Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Brian Miller, Sioux City and Taylor Goodvin, Tax Research Council added comments.  Brent Nelson, Sioux City, addressed the Board with concerns about courthouse security protocol.       

Motion by Radig second by Ung to receive documents from Mr. Nelson regarding his concerns.  Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to approve the agenda for February 13, 2018.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by De Witt second by Taylor to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the February 6, 2018 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $433,565.79.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing date and sale date of parcel #894729136007, 511 Center St.

RESOLUTION #12,689

NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

WHEREAS Woodbury County, Iowa was the owner under a tax deed of a certain parcel of real estate described as:

Lot 4 in Block 10 Tredways Addition, City of Sioux City and Woodbury County, Iowa

(511 Center Street)

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa as follows:

1.  That a public hearing on the aforesaid proposal shall be held on the 27th Day of February, 2018 at 4:35 o’clock p.m. in the basement of the Woodbury County Courthouse.      

2.  That said Board proposes to sell the said parcel of real estate at a public auction to be held on the 27th Day of February, 2018, immediately following the closing of the public hearing.      

3.  That said Board proposes to sell the said real estate to the highest bidder at or above a total minimum bid of $193.00 plus recording fees.

Dated this 13th Day of February, 2018.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

To receive the County Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected for the period of 10/1/17 through 12/31/17.  Copy filed.  

To approve the appointment of Cory Brown, Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 02-14-18, $22.30/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 11-28-17.  Entry Level Salary:  $22.30/hour.; the promotion of Frank Taylor, Senior Clerk, County Treasurer Dept., effective 2-14-18, $22.20/hour, 8%=$1.64/hr.  Promotion from Clerk II to Senior Clerk.; and the transfer of Molly Burnside, Senior Clerk, County Sheriff Dept., effective 02-19-18, $22.20/hour, -9%=-$2.27/hr.  Position Transfer from Youth Worker to Senior Clerk.  Copy filed.

To approve the de-authorization of Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for F/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., AFSCME Juvenile Detention:  $18.42/hour.  Copy filed.

To approve the permit to work in the right of way for Sioux City Velo. Copy filed.

To authorize the Community & Economic Development Director to apply for the PDI Scholarship for $500.  Copy filed.

To authorize the Community & Economic Development Director to apply for the MidAmerican Energy Local Partners Professional Development Scholarship for $1,000.  Copy filed.

To authorize the Community & Economic Development Director to apply for the MidAmerican Energy Local Partners Strategic Planning & Implementation Grant for $5,000.  Copy filed.

Carried 4-0.

A public hearing was held for third reading for County ordinance allowing the Woodbury County Sheriff’s office to waive residency requirements for Reserve Peace Officers.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to close the public hearing.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve the third reading for County ordinance allowing the Woodbury County Sheriff’s office to waive residency requirements for Reserve Peace Officers and to approve the County Ordinance allowing the Woodbury County Sheriff’s office to waive residency requirements for Reserve Peace Officers.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve rotunda decorative plaster restoration in the amount of $25,800.00.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution committing funds and project maintenance for Port Neal Road improvements.  Carried 4-0.

COMMITMENT OF FUNDS AND PROJECT MAINTENANCE

RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION #12,690

WHEREAS: The Board of Supervisors is submitting application to the SIMPCO MPO Surface Transportation Program for the following project in FY 2022, and

County Hwy K25 – Port Neal Road

PCC Pavement Replacement and Shoulder Widening Project

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that County Engineer is directed to submit application for the above captioned project, that the Board of Supervisors will dedicate the local match funding for the project, and that Woodbury County will maintain the completed project for its intended public use for a minimum of 20 years following project completion.

Passed and approved this 13th day of February, 2018.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Board members gave reports on their committee meetings.

Brent Nelson, Sioux City, continued his comments based on concerns he has with the courthouse security protocol.

Pat Gill, County Auditor & Recorder, discussed with the Board a possible change of administrative software.

Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 20, 2018.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.