Minutes - 12/9/2008

DECMBER 9, 2008FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 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/Board Legal Counsel, Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Board of Supervisors meeting was called to order.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to approve the Board minutes of the December 2, 2008 meeting as submitted. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed the purchase of a high speed scanner for the County Election Dept., with Patrick F. Gill, County Auditor/Recorder/Commissioner of Elections.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to approve the purchase of a high speed scanner for the County Election Dept. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve using general supplemental reserves for the purchase of a high speed scanner for the County Election Dept. Carried 5-0.

The Board approved the separation of Robert G. Batcheller, effective 12/31/2008. End of Elected Official term. Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of E. Dean Neal, Deputy Mapping Coordinator, County Auditor/Recorder Dept., effective 12/31/2008. Retirement. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Mark J. Nahra, County Engineer, effective 01/01/2009, $105,000/year. Hired through H. R. OneSource Consultants. Entry salary: $105,000/year. Copy filed.

The Board reviewed fiscal year 2009-2010 Proposal for Workers Compensation Review and Continuity of Operation reports with J. D. Pellersels, Human Resources Director and Caroline Tompkins, Safety and Risk Coordinator.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to direct the safety committee to issue directives for the accumulation of information to develop and implement a continuity of operations plan. Carried 5-0.

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. for the sale of property parcel #398340 (aka 3252 Court Street). The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to close the hearing. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve a directed sale to Lance Webb and Nancy Webb in the amount of $1.00, plus recording fees, for the purchase or property parcel #398340 (aka 3252 Court Street). Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,518

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

By LANCE WEBB AND NANCY WEBB, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON in the sum of ONE & 00/100 ($1.00)------------------------------------------ dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #398340
S. 1 Ft. N. 33 Ft., Lot 30, Block 61, Peirces Addition, City of Sioux City,
Woodbury County, IA
(3252 Court St.)

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 9th Day of December, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 10:16 a.m. for the sale of property parcel #362355 (aka 326 34th Street). The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to close the hearing. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to approve a directed sale to Shawn K. Mansfield and Jenny M. Mansfield in the amount of $1.00, plus recording fees, for the purchase or property parcel #362355 (aka 326 34th Street). Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,519

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

By SHAWN K. MANSFIELD AND JENNY M. MANSFIELD, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON in the sum of ONE & 00/100 ($1.00)-------- dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #362355
NW Part Lot 2, Block 1, North Haven Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA
(326 34th St.)

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 9th Day of December, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

The Board discussed vendor solicitations with J. D. Pellersels, Human Resources Director.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to deny solicitation for insurance services to Woodbury County Employees from any private company as a representative or business partner of Woodbury County without a contractual agreement. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve making the Wage Plan floating Christmas holiday Friday, 12/26/2008, to coincide with AFSCME employees. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to approve retiring employee Richard J. Storm, remain on the County health and dental insurance plans at his own expense, effective 01/01/2009. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve Board member G. Robert Batcheller, remain on the County dental insurance plan at his own expense, after his term ends 12/31/2008. Carried 4-0; Batcheller abstained.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to postpone action to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing and sale date for property parcel #389716 (aka 1321 28th Street) on 12/23/2008 at 10:15 a.m.. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing and sale date for property parcel #440385 (aka 1708 Ingleside Avenue) on 12/23/2008 at 10:16 a.m. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,520

NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE
Parcel #440385

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

Ex. S. 14.3 Ft., Lot 4, Block 3, Riverview Place Addition,
City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA
(1708 Ingleside Ave.)

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 23rd Day of December, 2008 at 10:16 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 23rd Day of December, 2008, 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 $350.00 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 9th Day of December, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve lifting the tax suspension for Ann M. Bishop, 710 Plymouth Street, as she is deceased. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve the appointment of Flora M. Lee, 1608 Casselman Street, Sioux City, IA, to the Civil Service Commission. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve rescinding the approved 2008 issuance of bonds for Sunrise Retirement Community. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement between Woodbury County and Juvenile Court Services for the 3rd Judicial District, designating Woodbury County Juvenile Court Services as supervisor of Juvenile Court Services GPS electronic monitoring bracelet program. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Rob Marqusee, Rural Economic Development Director, announced to the Board that products from Gentle Creek Candy Company will be sold in Hy-Vee Food Markets.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending County employee Leslie Douglas, Equipment Operator, for his years of service to Woodbury County. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO. 10,521

A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING
Leslie R. Douglas

FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Leslie R. Douglas has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Secondary Roads Department for 12 years from January 3rd, 1996 to December 31st of 2008; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Leslie R. Douglas as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by his dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Leslie R. Douglas for his twelve years of service to Woodbury County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Leslie R. Douglas; and

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 9th, day of December 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending County employee Richard J. Storm, County Engineer, for his years of service to Woodbury County. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO. 10,522

A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING
Richard J. Storm

FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Richard J. Storm has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Secondary Roads Department for 14 years from August 1st, 1994 to December 31st of 2008; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Richard J. Storm as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by his dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Richard J. Storm for his fourteen years of service to Woodbury County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Richard J. Storm; and

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 9th, day of December 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

The Board discussed the participation of the Secondary Roads Dept. in the Little Sioux Park parcel purchase.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve Secondary Roads Dept. participation in the Little Sioux Park parcel purchase, for use in recovering sand, by reimbursing the Conservation Dept. with $15,000 initially, with additional reimbursements not to exceed 50% of the original purchase price, plus 3% interest per year, on sand material produced in the future. 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.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until December 16, 2008.
 


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