Minutes - 5/26/2015

MAY 26, 2015 — TWENTY SECOND MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Monson, Taylor, Smith, and Ung.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Dennis Butler, Finance/Operations Controller, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, Ed Gilliland, Human Resources Director, Gloria Mollet, Assistant Human Resources Director, Jean Jessen, Deputy County auditor, and Patrick 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 Clausen to approve the Agenda for May 26, 2015 with the order of items changed as needed.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive for signatures a Resolution congratulation and thanking City of Sioux City.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,184

Whereas,  the City of Sioux City recently landed the largest economic development project in Sioux City history with two major pork producers, Seaboard Food and Triumph Foods, pledging to invest $264 million in a new plant that initially will employ 1,100 workers, and generating a significant amount of revenue within Woodbury County, and

Whereas,  the City of Sioux City is the largest city in Woodbury County with over 82,000 of Woodbury County’s 102,271 residents and such a project will have tremendous benefit on the opportunities including the real potential to enhance the quality of life, and

Whereas, the City of Sioux City has recently been designated a Home Base Iowa Community in support of hiring job-seeking veterans and is only the second Iowa city to receive such designation, and

Whereas,  the City of Sioux City and Woodbury County have recently through a spirit of mutual cooperation collaboratively met on joint volume purchases, service contracts for elevators, a roof replacement program, bidding lists, emergency services,

Now be it resolved that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors congratulates and thanks with sincere appreciation the City Council of Sioux City for its economic development and military services efforts and looks forward to the spirit of cooperation and collaborative effort in order to improve the quality of life in our community.

SO RESOLVED this 26th day of November, 2015. 

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 4:35 p.m. for the sale of property parcel #790740.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.   

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

Motion by Clausen second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for the sale of this parcel to Ronald and Denise Cockburn, 4021 180th St., Correctionville, IA for real estate parcel #790740 for $109.00 plus recording fees.  Carried 5-0.  

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,185

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

By   Ronald Cockburn and Denise Cockburn in the sum of One Hundred Nine Dollars & 00/100 ($109.00)-----------------------------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:  

Parcel #790740

East ½ acre NW NW Section 14, Township 88, Range 43, Eastwood Comm, Kedron Township, Woodbury County, Iowa           

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 26th Day of May, 2015.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 4:40 p.m. for amendment of current County budget. The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.   

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

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve the amendment of current County budget.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the minutes of the May 19, 2015 Board meeting.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.  

Motion by Clausen second by Ung to approve the county’s claims totaling $1,151,327.70.   Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Bid letting was held at 4:45 p.m. to replace bridge project L-B(P260)—73-97, Grundy Ave between 260th St. and 270th St.  The bids are as follows:

Christensen Bros. Inc, Cherokee, IA   $403,874.75

Dixon Construction, Correctionville, IA  $355,355.00

Graves Construction, Spencer, IA   $341,966.06

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive the bids and direct the county engineer to evaluate the bids and return with a recommendation for award.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Jim Liske, Senior, CF Industries, discussed the routing of employees for the C.F. Industries project and public safety concerns.

Motion by Clausen second by Ung to award the bid for Trosper-Hoyt upgrade to HCI Construction Company, South Sioux City, NE for $11,450.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the separation of Justin Renner, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 5-21-15.  Resignation.; the appointment of Shane Funk, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Depts., effective 5-27-15, $9.00/hour.  Not to exceed 120 days.; the appointment of Dillon Hinrickson, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 5-27-15, $9.00.hour.  Not to exceed 120 days.; the appointment of Reed Mitchell, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 05-27-15, $9.50/hour.  Not to exceed 120 days.;  the reclassification of Benjamin Kusler, Asst. to the Engineer, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 6-03-15, $79,441/year, 5.6%=$4,261/year.  Per Wage Plan Matrix, 6 year Salary Increase.; the reclassification of Todd Caster, Custodian, Building Services Dept., effective 6-11-15, $14.09/hour., 4.8%=$.65/hour.  Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 1 to Grade 1/Step 2.; and the reclassification of Danielle Schager, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 6-11-15, $22.83/hour, 5.5%=$1.21/hour.  Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 4 to Grade 1/Step 5.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign and “Authorization to Initiate Hiring Process” Lieutenant (New position-jail division), County Sheriff Dept., Wage Plan:  $62,937/year (FY 14/15); Sergeant, County Sheriff Dept., CWA: $25.40/hour; and Civilian Jailer (2 positions), County Sheriff Dept., CWA:  $17.14/hour.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve the Sioux River Employment Contract.  Carried 3-2; Taylor and Ung opposed.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to approve the Sioux Rivers Job Description.  Carried 3-2; Taylor and Ung opposed.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to postpone action to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for tax suspension for Bonnie Bentley, 3341 Dearborn Blvd., Sioux City, parcel #894716154010.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for tax suspension for Karen Jensen, 301 S. Hickory., Smithland, parcel #864426460014.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,186

RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS Karen R. Jensen, as titleholder of a property located 301 S. Hickory, Smithland, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:       

 Parcel #     8644 26 460 014

SMITHLAND CITY OF PUBLIC SQUARE SUB DI V SW SE 26-86-44 N 5            

WHEREAS, Karen R. Jensen of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 2009 Iowa Code section 427.9, and                                                             

 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes from documents provided that the petitioner is unable to provide to the public revenue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 26th day of May, 2015. 

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Ung to approve the permit to work in the Highway Right of Way and a permit for buried utilities for Gaylyn Beckner.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Ung to approve the permit to work in the Highway Right of Way for Wilson Farms. Ltd.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

P. J. Jennings, Woodbury County Attorney and Loan Hesley, Assistant County Attorney provided the Board with an update on the County Attorney Payment Plan.

Motion by Ung second by Monson to pay for services by McClure Engineering per Contract #1 and Contract #2 from L.O.S.T. Funds.  Carried 4-1 on a roll call vote; Clausen opposed.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the revised closing document for Sergeant Bluff Eye Care as presented.  Carried 4-0; Taylor abstained due to a declared conflict of interest.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Taylor to postpone indefinitely action to approve the new Vision Statement for Woodbury County.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

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.

The Board reported on committee meetings they have attended.

Citizen’s concerns.

Board concerns and comments.  

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until June 2, 2015.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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