Minutes - 1/2/2007

JANUARY 2, 2007FIRST MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Monson and Walish; Clausen was absent. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Bobbier Johnson, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Meeting called to order.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official George Boykin, Board of Supervisors, by District Court Judge John Ackerman. Copy filed.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Douglas Walish, Board of Supervisors, by District Court Judge John Ackerman. Copy filed.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Bob Knowler, County Treasurer, by District Court Judge John Ackerman. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve the appointment of Douglas Walish as the Chairman for the 2007 session. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the Board minutes of the December 19, 2006 meeting as submitted. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve the appointment of Richard Storm as County Engineer. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve the appointment of Dr. Thomas Carroll as County Medical Examiner. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve the appointment of Mark Monson as Representative to the Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve the appointment of Kerby G. Weber as County Weed Commissioner. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the appointment of Sioux City Journal, Moville Record, and The Sergeant Bluff Advocate, as the official County newspapers for legal publications. Carried 4-0.

The Board discussed approval of Supervisor appointments to various committees for 2007.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to appoint George Boykin and Patty Erickson-Puttmann to the Service Area Advisory Board, Mark Monson to the Citizens Advisory Board-Cherokee MHI, Larry Clausen to County Case Management Services, Bob Batcheller to the County Farm, Doug Walish to the Regional Planning Affiliation, Doug Walish, Mark Monson as Alternate, to SIMPCO, Mark Monson to the Siouxland Economic Development Corporation, Karen James to the Siouxland Regional Housing Authority, Doug Walish to the Siouxland Initiative, Mark Monson to the Siouxland Regional Transit System, Larry Clausen to the Trosper-Hoyt Building Committee, George Boykin to Juvenile Detention, Bob Batcheller, Doug Walish, and Mark Monson to the Landfill, Doug Walish and Chief Elected Officials to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Doug Walish to the Courthouse Advisory Council, Doug Walish and Larry Clausen to the Courthouse and Building Committee, George Boykin to District Health, Mark Monson and Doug Walish to the Economic Development Department, Mark Monson to the Northwest Iowa Mental Health Consortium, Larry Clausen, Bob Batcheller as Alternate, to Hazardous Materials Committee, Doug Walish to Human Resources Committee, Richard Storm, County Engineer, and Bob Batcheller to Hungry Canyons, Bob Batcheller and George Boykin to WCICC-IT, Doug Walish to Zoning, Mark Monson to Highway 20, Mark Monson to the Loess Hills Alliance, George Boykin to the Siouxland Human Investment Partnership, Bob Batcheller, George Boykin, Larry Clausen, Mark Monson, and Doug Walish to the Sioux City Conference Board, Bob Knowler to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland, Larry Clausen to the DECAT Board, Mark Monson to the RC and D Committee, Bob Batcheller , George Boykin, Larry Clausen, Mark Monson, and Doug Walish to the Woodbury County Conference Board, Doug Walish to E911. Carried 4-0.

The Board approved the appointment of William E. Adkins, Temporary Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., $16.05/hour, effective 12/26/2006. Adjusted hire date to 12/26/2006. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reinstatement of Vincent T. Dvorak, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff Dept., $14.87/hour, effective 01/01/2007. Reinstatement for 30 calendar days due to military duty: 22 paid days for 01/01/2007 through 01/30/2007. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Christopher P. Jansen, Senior Deputy Sheriff, County Sheriff Dept., $22.55/hour, effective 01/03/2007. Per DSA contract agreement, from Class 1 to Senior Class, due to 6 years of employment, plus 2 year Associates Degree. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Seth M. Schwier, Sheriffs Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., $1.00/year, effective 01/03/2007. Per Iowa Code 80D.11. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Michael J. Lamoureux, Jr., Correctional Officer, County Sheriff Dept., $14.87/hour, effective 01/16/2007. Per DSA contract agreement, from Class 4 to Class 3. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Lisa M. Hudson, Claims/Payroll Clerk II, County Auditor/Recorder Dept., $12.05/hour, effective 01/20/2007. Per AFSCME Courthouse contract agreement, from Grade 3, Step 1 to Grade 3, Step 2. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an Authorization To Initiate Hiring Process for two Assistant Directors, Juvenile Detention Dept. Entry level: Wage Plan $42,500/year. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Request to De-authorize a County Position for two Night Shift Managers, Juvenile Detention Dept. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution approving suspension of taxes, via the right of redemption process, for Arthur F. LaCroix, 505 W. 26th Street, Sioux City. Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #10,119
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION
OF TAXES THROUGH THE REDEMPTION PROCESS

WHEREAS, Arthur F. LaCroix as joint titleholder of a real estate located at 505 W. 26th Street, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel #894720207007

Lot Fifteen (15) Block Nine (9) Crescent Park Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
WHEREAS, Arthur F. LaCroix, as joint titleholder of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 1999 Iowa Code Section 447.9(3) and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes from documents provided that the petitioner is unable to provide to the public revenue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby directs the County Auditor to redeem Parcel #894720207007 owned by the petitioner from the holder of a certificate of purchase of the amount necessary to redeem under section 447.1, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this parcel.

SO RESOLVED this 2nd day of January, 2007.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a proposal from Certified Testing Services, Incorporated, Sioux City, to provide subsurface exploration services, per recommendation by the County Engineer. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

A Resolution was presented to Daniel Meister, thanking and commending him for his years of service to Woodbury County.

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. for the sale of real estate parcel #554895 (aka 3512 Floyd Blvd.).

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to close the hearing. Carried 4-0.

The Chairman called for bids.

Bruce Hanson bid $53.00.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to accept the bid from Bruce Hanson for the minimum bid of $53.00, plus recording fees. Carried 4-0.


RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,120

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of:

By BRUCE AND GLORIA HANSEN, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH FULL RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON in the sum of FIFTY-THREE & 00/100 ($53.00)-- dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #554895
Auditors Plat of vacated and unplatted parts of 11-89-47, vacated alley adjacent southwesterly 53 ft. vacated street between Tax Lots 6 and 7, Woodbury County, Iowa (3512 Floyd Blvd.)

Now and included in and forming a part of the City of Sioux City, Iowa, the same is hereby accepted:
said Amount being a sum LESS than the amount of the general taxes, interests, costs and penalties against the said Real Estate.

BE IT RESOLVED that payment is due by close of business on the day of passage of this resolution or this sale is null and void and this resolution shall be rescinded.

BE IT RESOLVED that per Code of Iowa Section 569.8(3 & 4), a parcel the County holds by tax deed shall not be assessed or taxed until transferred and upon transfer of a parcel so acquired gives the purchaser free title as to previously levied or set taxes. Therefore, the County Treasurer is requested to abate any taxes previously levied or set on this parcel(s).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of this Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute a Quit Claim Deed for the said premises to the said purchaser.

SO DATED this 2nd Day of January, 2007
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

The Board reviewed Woodbury County Courthouse Cafeteria improvements with Patty Erickson-Puttmann, Social Service Director.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a contract with Holtze Construction, in the amount of $27,364, from the infrastructure fund, for improvements to the Cafeteria, with the Iowa Department of the Blind to reimburse Woodbury County for 50% of the contract amount. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Jeff Peters with Williams and Company, presented the Board with the County Audit.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to receive the Countys 2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Carried 4-0.

Dennis Butler, County Budget/Tax Analyst, discussed the fiscal year 2008 budget with the Board.

The Chairman asked if there were any individuals or groups wishing to make a presentation of items not on the agenda or Supervisors concerns.

A performance evaluation for a County employee was postponed until the next meeting.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until January 9, 2007.


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