Minutes - 10/27/2009

OCTOBER 27, 2009—FORTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Boykin, Clausen,
Monson, Smith, and Walish. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Loan Hensley, Assistant County Attorney, and 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 Monson second by Walish to approve the Board minutes of the 10/20/2009 meeting as submitted. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Caroline Tompkins, Human Resources, addressed the Board concerning the purchase of five sets of Automatic External Defibrillator replacement pads, in the amount of $1,695.00.

Motion by Walish second by Boykin to approve the use of Riverboat funds to purchase five sets of Automatic External Defibrillator pads. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution setting designating snowmobile trails, per recommendation of County Engineer Mark Nahra. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION # 10,619
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, 2009 through March 31, 2010:

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 27th day of October, 2009.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. regarding the sale of property parcel #599250 (aka 303 Elm Street, Correctionville). The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to accept the bid from Heather Langschwager in the amount of $210.00, plus recording fees, for property parcel #599250 (aka 303 Elm Street, Correctionville). Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,620

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

By HEATHER LANGSCHWAGER _______________________________________in the sum of TWO HUNDRED TEN & 00/100 ($210.00)-----------------------------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #599250
The South Fifty(50) Feet of Tax Lot Nineteen(19), except the West Sixty-Five(65) Feet thereof in Auditor’s Subdivision of Government Lot Two(2), in Section six(6), Township Eighty-Eight(88) North of Range Forty-Two(42), City of Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa
(303 Elm Street)

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 27th Day of October, 2009.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Fran Sadden, Siouxland District Health Dept., discussed Woodbury County’s plan and updates regarding H1N1.

James Thompson, Iowa Department of Human Services, addressed the Board concerning not leasing the ICN Room at Trosper Hoyt.

The Board discussed a proposed water storage facility construction near 155th Street and Buchanan Avenue by the City of Sioux City, with John Pylelo, Planning and Zoning Administrator.

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

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until November 3, 2009.


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