Minutes - 2/10/2015

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 — SIXTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Ung, Monson, Smith, and Taylor.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Dennis Butler, Finance/Operations Controller, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The meeting was called to order – Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag – Moment of Silence.

Citizen concerns.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the Agenda for February 10, 2015.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Smith to approve the minutes as amended during discussion of the minutes 02/3/2015 Board meeting.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to defer for one week action to approve the county’s claims totaling $755,575.26.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Ung to approve the reclassification of Shane Severeide, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/25/15, $22.96/hour, 11%=$2.38/hr. Per CWA Civilian Officers Contract agreement, from Senior Class to Master Class.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign an “Authorization to Initiate Hiring Process” for Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Services Dept., Wage Plan:  $43,000-$45,000/year and for District Foreman, Secondary Roads Dept., Wage Plan:  $56,029-$63,756/year.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Taylor to approve the Secondary Roads Foreman and Wage Matrix to change the salary increase to six months, one year, two years, three years, four years, five years, and six years.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Action to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for Certificate of Substantial Completion for Contractors was previously settled.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending Steven Thomas for his years of services to Woodbury County.  Carried 5-0. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,132

A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING

STEVEN THOMAS

FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Steven Thomas has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Secondary Roads   for 36 years from July 3, 1979 to February 27, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Steven Thomas 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 Steven Thomas  for his  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, Steven Thomas.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 10th day of February 2015.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Ung to approve the lifting of tax suspension for Virginia Schmidt, 1907 W. 6th St., Sioux City, Parcel #894730231014.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to receive Veteran Affairs Quarterly Report.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive the appointment of David Dorale, 220 Royal Street, Oto, Iowa, as Trustee of Oto Township.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

A public hearing and third reading was held for an amendment to change the Woodbury County Flood Plain Management Ordinance, to rescind as an Official Flood Plain Zoning Map Panel #19193C0037D dated 09/29/2011, Map Panel 19193C0037E dated 03/02/2015, and Map Panel 19193CV000B dated 03/02/2015.  Copy filed.

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

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to approve reading for the third time an amendment of Section 5.03:2.B of Woodbury County Floodplain Management Ordinance.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.   Motion by Clausen second by Ung to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution supporting Surface Transportation Program for improvements to Port Neal Road south of 235th Street, per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.

COMMITMENT OF FUNDS AND PROJECT MAINTENANCE

RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION #12,134  

WHEREAS: The Board of Supervisors is submitting application to the SIMPCO MPO Surface Transportation Program for the following project in FY 2019, and

County Hwy K25 – Port Neal Road PCC Pavement Replacement and Shoulder Widening Project

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that County Engineer is directed to submit application for the above captioned project, that the Board of Supervisors will dedicate the local match funding for the project, and that Woodbury County will maintain the completed project for its intended public use for a minimum of 20 years following project completion.

Passed and approved this 10th day of February, 2015.

Woodbury County Board of Supervisors

Copy Filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the Iowa DOT Budget Amendment #1 for the secondary roads department county budget.  Carried 5-0.

The chairman opened the floor to the public for input on the Gang Outreach Program funding for the current fiscal year.  George Sayavong, Sioux City, Brad Lego, Sioux City, Kristy Swatter, Hinton, Robert Walker, Sioux City, Dick Owens, Sioux City, Jerry Hernandez, Sioux City, Julie Elbert, Sioux City, and Jim Rixner, Sioux City Spoke in support of the funding.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to approve the development of a contract with the Sanford Center to provide services of up to $78,000 for the Gang Outreach Program for the current fiscal year ending 06/30/2015.  Carried 3-2 on a roll call vote; Taylor and Ung were opposed.

The chairman opened the floor to the public for input on the Gang Outreach Program funding for the 2015-2016 from General Supplemental Funds.  Trent Wright, Sioux City, spoke in opposition.  Dick Owens, Sioux City, George Sayavong, Sioux City, Daniel Ford, Sioux City, Jim France, Sioux City, and Jim Rixner, Sioux City spoke in favor.  Mr. Sayavong presented petitions to the Board in support of the Sanford Center’s Gang Outreach Program funding.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve funding for the Gang Outreach Program for the fiscal year 2015-2016 for $186,925 from General Supplemental funds.  Failed 2-3 on a roll call vote; Ung, Taylor and Monson were opposed.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to reconsider the motion to defer action to approve the county’s claims totaling $755,575.26.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve the county’s claims totaling $755,575.26.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve funding for the Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund, for $15,000 from LOST funds.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program, for $10,474 from LOST funds.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve funding for the Siouxland Regional Transit System, for $33,320 from gaming revenues.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve funding for Meals on Wheels, for $12,760 from gaming revenues.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Smith second by Monson to approve funding for the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, for $5,586 from gaming revenues.  Carried 3-2; Tayler and Ung were opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve funding for the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, for $10,474.  Failed 2-3; Monson, Ung and Taylor were opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve funding for the Moville Senior Center, for $2,000.  Failed 2-3 on a roll call vote; Monson, Ung and Taylor were opposed.

Susan McGuire, The Center for Siouxland and Amanda Diorio, Disability Resource Center of Siouxland asked for the clarification of the agenda.  

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to amend the agenda to consider all items that were to be considered through an application process for unused tax dollars be considered for funding from gaming revenues.  Carried 5-0.

Harold Mettenbrink, Sioux City, spoke against funding charitable organizations with tax dollars.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to consider all requests made through the application process for funding from gaming revenues as one item.  Carried 3-2; Smith and Clausen were opposed.

Rocky Welker, Big Brothers and Sisters of Siouxland and Susan McGuire, The Center for Siouxland spoke in favor the funding requests.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to deny funding from county revenues for requests made by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Siouxland, for $10,000, the Boys Club of Sioux City, for $15,000, the Buy Fresh, Buy Local (Farmers Market), for $3,000, the Center for Siouxland, for $10,000, the Crittenton Center, for $33,076.00, the Disability Resource Center of Siouxland, for $12,229, the Foodbank of Siouxland, for $10,000, the Goodwill of the Great Plains, for $10,600, Opportunities Unlimited, for $20,000 and the Siouxland Human Investment Partnership, for $8,000.  Carried 3-2; Clausen and Smith were opposed.

An update and discussion to be held regarding Finish Line Fleet and quantity purchasing, with Dennis Butler was postponed until next week.

An update on Emergency Management Commission and their budget, which is due 02/28/2015, was provided by Supervisor Ung.

Reports on committee meetings were deferred until next week.

Citizen’s concerns.

Patty Erickson Puttmann, Mental Services Director, addressed the Board with concerns about employment conditions.

Board concerns and comments.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to place on the agenda for next week to approve funding for the Gang Outreach Program for the fiscal year 2015-2016 for $186,925 from Gaming Revenues.  Carried 3-2 on a roll call vote; Monson and Ung were opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to ask the budget analyst to review budget line items that have not been spent below 50% in the general basic fund currently and contact departments for their review and recommendation.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to fund the budget request for the County Fair and the expense incurred by Secondary Roads on behalf of the County Fair from LOST funds.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor Supervisor Ung suggested to fund the Rural Economic Development Department and the Planning and Zoning Department from LOST funds.  Carried 5-0

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to appoint Jon Winkel, Mayor, Sergeant Bluff, as an advisor to the board to meet with Gary Brown, Emergency Services Director, and bring a budget proposal back for line items dealing with an expenditure of $20,000 from CIP funds and an expenditure of $70,000 from gaming funds.  Carried 3-2; Smith and Clausen were opposed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to postpone for one week action to receive the Emergency Services Allocation (General Supplemental) budget as submitted.  Carried 4-1; Ung was opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Emergency Management Allocation (General Supplemental) budget as submitted.  Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to receive the Starcom Allocation (General Supplemental) budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to receive the EMS Training (Non-Tax) budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to receive the EMS Loans (Non-Tax) budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to receive the Animal Control (Rural Basic) budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to receive the County Health Services (Mental Health) – County Services (MH) Case Management (Non-Tax) budgets as submitted.  Carried 4-1; Taylor opposed.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to fund the third year of a matrix for wage plan employees.  Carried 5-0.

Action on the County CIP budget was deferred until next week.

 Motion by Smith second by Clausen to receive the Phoenix Program (General Supplemental) budget as submitted.  Failed 2-3 on a roll call vote; Taylor, Monson and Ung opposed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to move $52,500 of Emergency Services reserve funds to the Emergency Management fund.  Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed.

Consideration of the Equipment Replacement (Gaming Revenues) budget, the Gaming Revenues Fund budget and the Local Option Sales Tax Fund budget was deferred until next week.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to receive the Siouxland Paramedics (General Supplemental) budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.  

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 17, 2015.

Meeting Sign In Sheet.  Copy filed.

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