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2022-02-08 Board of Supervisors Meeting

FEBRUARY 8, 2022, SIXTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 3:15 p.m.  Board members present were Taylor, Ung, Radig, Wright, and De Witt.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Dennis Butler, Budget Tax/Analyst, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, Melissa Thomas, Human Services Director, and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j).  Carried 5-0 on roll-call vote.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j).  Carried 5-0 on roll-call vote.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to follow the recommendation of the consultant regarding the sale of county property.  Carried 5-0

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

A public hearing was held at 4:05 p.m. to amend the text in Sub-Section 2.01.4 and 2.01.5 of the Woodbury County Zoning Ordinance.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to close the public hearing.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to approve the ordinance to amend Sub-Sections 2.01.4 and 2.01.5 in the County Zoning Ordinance with the removal of term limits included in the proposed language.  Carried 3-2; Radig and Wright opposed.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to conduct the first reading of the ordinance.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the Rules of Procedure of the Woodbury County Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Woodbury County employees Mike Simoni, Todd Harlow, Tom Handke, Chuck Jorgensen, Randy Uhl, Kenny Schmitz, Nate Sands, Sage Lewis, Blake Stahlecker, Jorma Schwedler, Terry Boyle, Dan Young, Charles Clark, and Kyle Sanderson; Corey Davis, Secondary Roads bargaining unit representative; Jen Pellant, Western Iowa Labor Federation; William Burrows, Sioux City; and Maria Rundquist, Sioux City, addressed the Board asking for wage reopeners for existing collective bargaining agreements.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the agenda for February 8, 2022. Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

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

To approve minutes of the February 1, 2022 meeting.  Copy filed

To approve the claims totaling $745,611.23.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving abatement of taxes for Ronald Butler & Deborah Butler, parcel #894432131918, 30 S 5th St., Lot 12, Moville, IA.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #13,391

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Ronald Butler & Deborah Butler are the titleholders of property parcel  #894432131918 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows:  

Parcel #894432131918

B/LL LOC ON P#622995 UNPLATTED LANDS 689’ E & W X 230’ N & S S OF BLK 3 HALLS ADDITION 32-89-44 LOT 12

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has a penalty of $45.00 owing and the parcel is owned by Ronald Butler & Deborah Butler and

WHEREAS, A clerical error was discovered on the above building on leased land parcel; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 427.3 for the penalty of $45.00 owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 8th day of February, 2022.

WOODURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERRVISORS

Copy filed.

To approve the appointment of Gene Hacker, P/T Courthouse Safety & Security Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 02-09-22, $22.80/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 01-26-22.  Entry Level Salary:  $17.78-$19.53/hour.; the appointment of Eric Robley, Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 02-09-22, $24.55/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 11-23-21.  Entry Level Salary:  $24.55/hour.; the appointment of Kenneth Meyers, Jr., Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 02-14-22, $21.02/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 12-08-21.   Entry Level Salary:  $21.02/hour.; the separation of Minh Trinh, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 02-19-22.  Resignation.; and the reclassification of Randi Uhl, Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., effective 02-21-22, $19.53/hour, 5%=$.93/hour.  Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 3/Step 2 to Grade 3/Step 3.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept.  CWA:  $21.02/hour.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to approve the revised auction agreement with Stalcup Ag Service.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to re-affirm the Rolling Hills Community Services Region employees’ employment, that Woodbury County is record of employer for purposes of all costs related to employee, is reimbursed by the Region.  Carried 5-0.  

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the certificate of completion for project #L-B(M66)—73-97 with Godberson Smith Construction, Ida Grove, IA, for $261,771.85.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Information was presented by Mark Nahra, County Engineer, on gravel mining and land development in county gravel pits north of Little Sioux Park.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to reduce the Board Administration budget by another $14,000.00.  Carried 5-0.

The Board heard reports on committee meetings.

There were no citizen concerns.

Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 15, 2022.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed