Minutes - 2/10/2009

FEBRUARY 10, 2009SEVENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Boykin, Clausen, Monson and Smith; Walish was absent. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Loan Hensley, Assistant County Attorney/Board Legal Counsel, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

The Board canvassed the Lawton-Bronson School District Special Election held on 02/03/2009, presented by Victoria L. Ritz, Deputy Commissioner of Elections. There were no provisional or after-election ballots to be counted.

Upon the public measure: Shall the Board of Directors of the Lawton-Bronson Community School District in the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of five (5) years to levy and impose an instructional support tax in an amount (after taking into consideration instructional support state aid) of not exceeding five percent (5%) of the total of regular program district cost for the budget year and moneys received under Iowa Code section 257.14 as a budget adjustment in the budget year, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the Board, to levy a combination of an instructional support property tax upon all the taxable property within the School District which shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the total amount collected, commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and to impose an instructional support income surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the School District on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with calendar year 2009, or each year thereafter, which shall not exceed seventy percent (70%) of the total amount collected, the percent of income surtax to be determined by the Board for each fiscal year, to be used for any general fund purpose, excluding salaries and benefits?

There were three hundred and forty-nine (349) ballots cast as follows:

For the question there were one hundred ninety (190) votes

Against the question, there were one hundred fifty-nine (159) votes

We therefore declare the measure to be adopted.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Lawton-Bronson School District Special Election canvass. Carried 4-0.

Board of Supervisors meeting was called to order.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the Board minutes of the February 3, 2009 meeting as submitted. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

The Board approved the transfer of Christine A. Murphy, Real Estate Clerk II, County Auditor/Recorder Dept., $16.11/hour, effective 02/11/2009. In-house job posting 01/21/2009. Transfer from Recorder Clerk II to Real Estate Clerk II. Copy filed

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an Authorization To Initiate Hiring Process for:

Recorder Clerk II (In-house), County Auditor/Recorder Dept. Entry level: AFSCME Courthouse Grade 3, $12.56/hour or per contract language.

Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the revised Safety Policy Handbook as submitted. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Amendment #1 to the Siouxland District Health Departments fiscal year 2009 Local Public Health Services contract (LPHS) and Amendment #1 to the Chore Services sub-contract, per recommendation of Linda Drey, Siouxland District Health. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the Siouxland District Health Departments fiscal year 2009 Local Public Health Services (LPHS) Contract Performance Measure, per recommendation of Linda Drey, Siouxland District Health. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the quote submitted by Midwest Contracting, LLC, Marshall, MN and award them the contract for project #BROS-CO97(91)8J-97 (Lucas Avenue RCB culvert replacement), per recommendation of County Engineer Mark Nahra. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Utility Accommodation Permit submitted by Woodbury County REC, Moville, IA for electrical distribution lines within Concord Township and Liberty Township, per recommendation of the County Engineer. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed Time-21 legislation.

Building Services Director Mark Elgert gave the Board an update on capital improvement projects (CIP).

County Sheriff

The Board discussed the Prairie Hills Facility operation with the members of the Woodbury County Sheriffs Department and other concerned parties.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to reduce the CIP budget for Prairie Hills Facility by $255,000. Carried 4-0.

The Board discussed the general budget.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to reduce the WCICC budget by $61,700. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to reduce the LEC jail budget by the equivalent of five jailers. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to fund the Rural Economic Development Department from local option sales tax fund. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to borrow $500,000 for capital improvement projects. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to reduce the Board Administration budget by $20,285. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to fund the debt service payment from cash reserves. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to commit $208,000 of Riverboat funds for sheriff vehicles and conservation equipment. Carried 4-0.

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 February 17, 2009.


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