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2020-09-29 Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 29, 2020, FORTIETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Pottebaum, Radig, De Witt, Ung, and Wright.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, HR Director, Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The regular meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence.
      
Chief Judge Duane Hoffmeyer updated the Board on the needs of the Judiciary as services resume.

Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve the agenda for September 29, 2020, Carried 5-0.  Copy Filed.
 
Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the September 22, 2020 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $749,960.68.  Copy filed.

To approve the separation of Dan Harstad, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 11-17-20.  Resignation.; the reclassification of Austin Svendsen, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 10-11-20, $21.29/hour, 4%=$.83/hour.  Per CWA Civilian Officers Contract agreement, from Class 3 to Class 2.; and the reclassification of Jason Kurtz, Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 10-12-20, $28.07/hour, 6.5%=$1.72/hr.  Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 5 to Grade 1/Step 6.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Custodian, Building Services Dept.  AFSCME Courthouse:  $15.55/hour.; for Custodian, County Sheriff Dept.  AFSCME Courthouse:  $15.55/hour.; and for Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept.  CWA:  $20.46/hour.  Copy filed.

To approve the transfer of the appropriate funds remaining for FY 20/21 of one full time custodian from Building Services to the Sheriff’s Office.  Copy filed.

To approve the utility permit for MidAmerican Energy on 170th and Union Avenue in Rock Township south of Cushing.  Copy filed.

To approve the underground utility permit for Western Iowa Telephone for fiber optic cable in Grant Township.  Copy filed.

To approve the underground utility permit for Western Iowa Telephone for fiber optic cable in Wolf Creek Township along D38 and Jasper Avenue.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to direct the Community & Economic Development Director to work with SIMPCO and develop an agreement between the County and SIMPCO which state the project scope, expected deliverables, and cost/payment details.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Pottebaum second by Radig to authorize the Chairperson to sign Center for Tech and Civic Life grant for the public purpose “Planning and Operationalizing Safe and Secure Elections in Woodbury County” for the 2020 general election in the amount of $156,112.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

The Board heard reports on committee meetings.

There were no citizen concerns.

Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until October 6, 2020.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.