Minutes - 2/13/2007

FEBRUARY 13, 2007SEVENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Clausen, Monson, and Walish. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Bobbier Johnson, Assistant County Attorney, and Diane Swoboda Peterson, Deputy/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve the Board minutes of the February 6, 2007 meeting as submitted. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board approved a job title change for Clinton S. Meadows, Coordinator/Analyst 3, Homeland Security Dept., effective 02/06/2007. Title change/grant requirement. Board approval on 02/06/2007. Copy filed.

The Board approved a job title change for Kevin D. Larsen, Specialist/Analyst 2, Homeland Security Dept., effective 02/06/2007. Title change/grant requirement. Board approval on 02/06/2007. Copy filed.

The Board approved a job title change for Eugene D. Nitzschke, Information Technology Support Worker/Analyst 1, Homeland Security Dept., effective 02/06/2007. Title change/grant requirement. Board approval on 02/06/2007. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Samson Harris, Custodian, Building Services Dept., $10.45/hour, effective 02/14/2007. Job vacancy posted 01/09/2007. Entry level salary: $10.45/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Ronald D. Albers, Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., $16.05/hour, effective 02/20/2007. Job vacancy posted 01/05/2007. Entry level salary: $16.05/hour. Copy filed.

The Board postponed discussion of the Countys health and dental insurance.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve the reappointment of Jim OKane to the Siouxland District Board of Health. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin for discussion of the Countys telephone system. Carried 5-0

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to table any action on the telephone conversion and have WCICC give a presentation regarding the system. Carried 5-0.

A public hearing and sale was held at 10:15 a.m. for real estate parcel #662685.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to close the meeting.

The Chairman called for bids.

Tony Treiber bid $200.00.

There were no other bids.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to accept the bid of $200.00, plus recording fees, from Tony Treiber. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #10,133

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

By VIRGIL L. TREIBER ESTATE in the sum of TWO HUNDRED & 00/100 ($200.00)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #662685
The W. 20 Ft. of the W. of the NE Quarter of Section 36, Township 86, Range 42,
Woodbury County, Iowa
(Liston Township-Maple Valley)

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 13th Day of February, 2007.

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve payment of dues for renewing membership for the US 20 Corridor Association. Carried 5-0.

Bid letting was held at 10:20 a.m. for Maintenance Culvert Pipe Project #CP-2007. The bids were as follows:

Metal Culverts, Incorporated
Jefferson City, MO - $73,807.92

Northern Iowa Construction Products
Cedar Falls, IA - $66,657.86

There were no other bids.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to award the bid to Northern Iowa Construction Products. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a contract with Hallett Materials for 2007 maintenance gravel, per recommendation of the County Engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution setting a public hearing for vacation of road right-of-way. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO.10,134
A RESOLUTION SETTING DATE FOR PUBLIC
HEARING FOR VACATING ROAD

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in accordance with Section 306.11, (Code of Iowa 2006), as amended, seeks to set a date for public hearing to vacate a road legally described as follows:

Vacate all that portion of county road right-of-way, more commonly known as 150th Street established as Road No. 216 and described as;

All that portion lying between the N Section 36, T89N, R45W proceeding easterly to the NE corner of the NWNE, of Section 36, T89N, R45W, of
the 5th P.M..

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 10:30a.m. CST the County will hold a public hearing to vacate the above described roads.

SO RESOLVED this 13th day of February 2007.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

The Board discussed approval of funding for Loess Hills National Scenic Byway.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to pay three payments of $2,500.00 over three years, for Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, and pay it from Riverboat funds. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed preliminary plat of Kucera Addition Subdivision, Parcel GIS #884733100010, submitted by Terry and Kathleen Kucera.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve preliminary plats for Kucera Addition Subdivision, parcel #884733100010, and refer the final plat to the Zoning Commission for review and recommendation. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed preliminary plat of Mc Kenna Addition Subdivision, Parcel GIS #864703100001 and #864703100006, submitted by James and Priscilla Mc Kenna.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve preliminary plats for Mc Kenna Addition Subdivision, parcel #864703100001 and #864703100006, refer the final plat to the Zoning Commission for review and recommendation, and have the Engineer expand his comments regarding drainage of land. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed preliminary plat of Eveleth Addition Subdivision, Parcel GIS #864712200003 submitted by Kenneth Eveleth.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve preliminary plats for Eveleth Addition Subdivision, parcel #864712200003, and refer them to the Zoning Commission for review and recommendation. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed preliminary plat of Sandhill Estates Second Addition Subdivision, Parcel GIS #864713300002, submitted by Bert Ullrich Jr., as Trustee for the Engelbert Francis Ullrich Testamentary Trust.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve preliminary plats for Sandhill Estates Second Addition Subdivision, parcel #864713300002, and refer them to the Zoning Commission for review and recommendation. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed possible action on the Courthouse freight elevator, with Mark Elgert, Building Superintendent.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to award the bid to Holtze Construction in the amount of $235,865.00 for replacement of the elevator. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to pay the remaining balance of $105,865.00 of the freight elevator contract from Riverboat funds. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to pay the balance of the architectural invoice from Local Option Sales Tax funds. Carried 5-0.

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

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to go into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c). Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to go out of Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1) (c). Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to accept the recommendation of Counsel in the Closed Session. Carried 5-0.

The Board held discussion on the fiscal year 2008 budget.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to pay the $15,312.00 remainder of the 2006-2007 budget for the womens portion of the Phoenix Project out of Riverboat funds. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the fiscal year 2007-2008 budget for the Phoenix Project for $209,000.00, of which $34,000.00 will come from Riverboat funds, and $175,000.00 from General Supplemental funds, as budgeted, and allow Jackson Recovery to have the option to use either a local firm or Iowa Consortium for their reports. Carried 4-1, Clausen opposed.

Mr. Clausen excused himself at 11:07 a.m.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the fiscal year 2008 budget and publication. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to set the public hearing date of the fiscal year 2008 budget on at 10:45 a.m. on March 13, 2007. Carried 4-0.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 20, 2007.


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