Minutes - 10/30/2007

OCTOBER 30, 2007FORTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Clausen, Monson, and Walish. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Loan Hensley, Assistant County Attorney and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to go into closed session per Iowa Code 20.17 (3). Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to go out of closed session per Iowa Code 20.17 (3). Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the Board minutes of the October 23, 2007 meeting as submitted. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed a correction of $183,000 for the Sergeant Bluff Community School Districts fiscal year 2007 tax collections with Dennis Butler, County Budget/Tax Analyst.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to direct the County Treasurer to withhold $183,000 from Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School Districts April 2008 apportionment. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to direct the County Treasurer to release $183,000 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District after July 15, 2008. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing and sale date of parcel #032865 (1201 Iowa Street, Sioux City, Iowa). Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,210
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE
Parcel #032865

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

E. 100 Ft. Lot 7 Block 103, Sioux City East Addition, City of Sioux City,
Woodbury County, Iowa
(1201 Iowa St.)

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 13th Day of November, 2007 at 10:25 oclock a.m. in the meeting
room of the Board of Supervisors on the first floor 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 13th Day of November, 2007, 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 $ 1,000.00 plus recording fees.

4. That this resolution, preceded by the caption 'Notice of Property Sale'
and except for this subparagraph 4 be published as notice of the
aforesaid proposal, hearing and sale.

Dated this 30th Day of October, 2007.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to receive from the County Engineer, a request from Jon and Deb Wilcke, Danbury, Iowa, concerning installation of a stop sign at the intersection of County Routes D-22 and L21. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a federal-aid agreement for project #BROS-CO97(89)8J-97, per recommendation of the County Engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a proposal from Certified Testing Services, Incorporated, Sioux City, Iowa, to provide subsurface exploration services for project #BROS-CO97(85)60-97, per recommendation of the County Engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a certificate of completion for the Danbury Maintenance Facility, per recommendation of the County Engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution designating a snow mobile route, per recommendation of the County Engineer. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,211
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

WHEREAS, POWDER PLAYERS, INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB, has requested that the WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, designate the following portions of Woodbury County roadway to be used as snowmobile trails; L-14 from the Plymouth County Line to D-12 and D-12 from Highway 140 East to the West city limits of Pierson, Iowa, AND;

WHEREAS, Chapter 321G of the Code of Iowa allows the WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS to designate portions of roadway for snowmobile trail use for a specified period of time, AND;

WHEREAS, in accordance with Chapter 321G.9 of the Code of Iowa, the WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS has evaluated the traffic patterns of the roadways requested to be designated as snowmobile trails and has determined that a designated snowmobile trail on portions of said roadways will not unduly interfere with traffic or constitute a traffic hazard, AND;

WHEREAS, Section 321G.28 of the Code of Iowa does not require approval from the Iowa Department of Transportation for merely designating a portion of a county roadway as a snowmobile trail, AND;

WHEREAS, the WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS has agreed to designate the requested portions of Woodbury County roadways as snowmobile trails, AND;

WHEREAS, the POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB agrees to sponsor said snowmobile trails, AND;

WHEREAS, the POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB agrees to provide all designations and signs to be erected along said trails for the use of the club members, AND;

WHEREAS, the POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB agrees to place and maintain any signs necessary to warn traffic of the operation of snowmobiles along said trails and roadways, AND;

WHEREAS, POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB agrees that all members and any guest or associates using said designated trail shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 321G of the Code of Iowa and further agree that any violations of said Code Chapter shall be considered grounds for terminating the designation of said snowmobile trail, AND;

WHEREAS, POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB agrees to hold and save WOODBURY COUNTY harmless from any and all liability resulting from injuries, loss or damages, including damages to equipment, of any kind to club members, guests or other persons using said snowmobile trail, or those whose injuries or damages are a result of the use of said trails by members, guests, or other persons using said snowmobile trail, AND;

WHEREAS, POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB shall submit proof of insurance coverage, covering all persons participating in any club activities on or along the designated snowmobile trails to the Woodbury County Auditor within fifteen days of the passage of this resolution and agrees that failure to do so shall constitute grounds for the Board of Supervisors revoking this resolution.

WHEREAS, WOODBURY COUNTY does not warrant the condition of the county road right-of-way which will be designated as a snowmobile trail to be fit for any particular purpose nor, does it warrant against any hazards that may exist as a result of snow plowing or other necessary road work on the public road along side said trail.

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

1. The following roadway is hereby designated as a snowmobile trail for the
POWDER PLAYERS INC. SNOWMOBILE CLUB and may be used for
snowmobile operation from December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008:

a. L-14 from Plymouth County Line to D-12, and
b. D-12 from Highway 140 East to the West City limits of Pierson, Iowa.

SO RESOLVED this 30th day of October, 2007.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

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

Dave Blutt, 1900 Decatur Ave., Sioux City, Iowa made a request to vacate a road. He was directed to the county engineer.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until November 6, 2007.


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