Minutes - 2/17/2015

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 — EIGHTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Ung, Monson, and Taylor; Smith was absent.  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 appeal hearing for T.B. was postponed.

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

Citizen concerns.

Susan McGuire, Sioux City, discussed the Gaming Revenue Grant Program process. 

Don Dew, Disabilities Resource Center, presented a letter signed by himself, Jonette Spurlock, Center for Siouxland and Marion Burnett, Critterdon Center asking for further explanation of the Gaming Revenue Grant Program process.

Motion by Taylor second by Clausen to receive the letter from Mr. Dew.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Harold Metterbrink, Sioux City, discussed the need for providing county dollars to non-profit entities with the board.

Larry Williams, Sioux City, spoke in support of funding gang prevention services.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the Agenda for February 17, 2015.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Ung to approve, as corrected and submitted, the minutes of the 02/10/2015 Board meeting.  Carried 4-0. Copy filed.  

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the county’s claims totaling $542,025.76 with the exception of three claims payable to Shopko in the amounts of $20.93,  $75.61, and $145.30.   Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the appointment of Amanda Brooks, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year. Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Rocky Dewitt, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Timothy Grover, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year. Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Jonathan Murad, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Jerome Pierson, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Edgardo Rodriquez, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Amanda Timmer, Sheriff Reserve Volunteer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/10/15, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the reclassification of Marie Thomas, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 2/28/15, $20.58/hour, 15%=$2.75/hr.  Per CWA Civilian Officers Contract agreement, from Class 2 to Senior Class due to 4 years employment and Bachelor’s Degree.; the reclassification of Ryan Chytka, Custodian, Building Services Dept., effective 3/5/15, $17.02/hour, 8%=$1.29/hr.  Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract Agreement, from Grade 1/Step 4 to Grade 1/Step 5.; and the reclassification of David Lacy, custodian, Building Service Dept., effective 3/5/15, $14.80/hour, 5%=$.71/hr.  Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 2 to Grade 1/Step 3.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve a policy regarding access to the Courthouse for hourly employees.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve an application for a 12-month, Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial), with Outdoor Service and Sunday Sales privileges for Anthon Golf Course, Anthon, IA, effective 04/01/15 through 03/31/16.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to rescind the Organic Conversions Policy resolution and re-allocate the remaining balance of $12,261 to the Investing in Woodbury County Loan Program for General Secured Business Loans and Unsecured Micro Loans.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to rescind the Local Food Purchase Policy resolution.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Monson to amend the Investing in Woodbury County Loan Program resolution by striking language referring to a $500,000 pool and all reference to the Secured Expo-Services Loans.  Carried 4-0.   Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to defer action to fund the Investing in Woodbury County Loan Program for General Secured Business Loans and Unsecured Micro Loans in the amount of $666,666 from Local Option Sales Tax.  Carried 4-0. 

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve the purchase from The Transit Works a Topcon Robotic Total Station with optional equipment for $29,976.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to approve the permit for use of County road/highway right of way for overhead/or buried utilities accommodation for Century Link.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to refer a rezoning application and zoning ordinance amendment application to the Zoning Commission for public hearing and recommendation for GIS parcel #884633200008.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to accept the Sheriff’s proposal to provide courthouse security.  Carried 3-1; Clausen was opposed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to reduce the general basic training budget by $43,400 and increase the general supplemental budget by $34,230 to facilitate the implementation of the Sheriff’s proposal to provide courthouse security.  Carried 3-1; Clausen was opposed.

The Board of Supervisors Meeting was recessed for an Orton Slough Drainage District Meeting.

The Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called back to order.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to place for bids the purchase of a lawn mower and related equipment to be used for maintenance of county owned property to be maintained by the Building Services Department.  Carried 3-1; Clausen was opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve the use of Finish Line Fleet and Quantity purchasing of gas and diesel products for county departments.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Reports on committee meetings, Citizen’s concerns, and Board concerns and comment were deferred until after the budget discussions.

Supervisor Taylor gave a presentation on the tax structure and the budget process.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Equipment Replacement Fund budget as submitted and use $179,250 of gaming revenues to fund it.  Carried 3-1; Clausen was opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to fund all line items involving office equipment, motor vehicles and furniture currently proposed in General Basic Fund budgets with $185,775 of gaming revenues.  Carried 3-1; Clausen opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the gaming revenues expenditures budget as submitted.  Carried 3-1; Clausen opposed.

Jim Rixner, Sioux City, Reverend Ryan Dowell Baum, Sioux City, Dr. Richard Owens, Sioux City, Fitzgerald Grant, Sioux City and Patrick Jennings, Woodbury County Attorney spoke in support of funding support for Gang Prevention Services using gaming revenues.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to fund Gang Prevention Services using gaming revenues.  Failed 1-3; Ung, Monson and Taylor were opposed.  

Motion by Ung second by Monson to direct the finance director to change from an allotment process to actual reimbursement to fund expenditures from the Emergency Services budget beginning July 1st.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Ung second by Monson to direct the finance director to use $60,000 of the Emergency Services cash reserve to fund the FY 15-16 Emergency Services budget.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to fund $20,000 from line item 6105 of the proposed Emergency Services Budget for energy efficiency improvements to the Climbing Hills Facility, which are subject to board approval, from the CIP budget.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor that line item 6350 and line item 6365 for a total of $77,125, in the proposed Emergency Services budget, be funded with gaming revenues and those funds be spent on two defibrillator monitors subject to board approval.  Carried 4-0.

Mr. Clausen excused himself.

Motion by Ung second by Monson that truck 206 be put up for bid.  Carried 3-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive the Emergency Services Budget with the previous changes and further reduced by $13,240.  Carried 3-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Emergency Services Allocation – General Supplemental fund at $443,215.  Carried 3-0.

Mr. Clausen rejoined the meeting.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to receive the County Capital Improvement budget at $1,228,500.  Carried 3-1; Clausen was opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Local Option Sales Tax Fund.  Carried 4-0.

Jack Burright, rural Woodbury County spoke in opposition to a proposal to move the expenditure for a uniform patrol deputy from the general basic fund to the rural basic fund.

Motion by Taylor second by Monson to move an expenditure of $86,747 for one uniform patrol deputy from the general basic fund to the rural basic fund.  Carried 3-1; Clausen was opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to transfer $133,771 of the Siouxland District Health cash reserve to the general basic fund.  Carried 4-0.

Motion by Ung and second by Taylor to reduce by $127,097 various line items from proposed general basic budgets that currently have not been spent down below 50%.  Carried 4-0

There were some reports on committee meetings.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor to go into an executive session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (a) for a general relief appeal hearing.  Carried 4-0 on a roll call vote.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to go out of executive session.  Carried 4-0 on a roll call vote.

Motion by Clausen second by Taylor find for the appellant in the previous executive session.  Carried 4-0.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 24, 2015.

Meeting Sign In Sheet.  Copy filed.

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