Minutes - 2/16/2016

FEBRUARY 16, 2016 — SEVENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Board members present were Monson, Ung, Smith, Clausen, and Taylor. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Dennis Butler, Finance/Operations Controller, Ed Gilliland, Human Resources Director and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

Dennis Butler provided an update on the proposed county tax rate.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Clausen to approve the request from the Conservation Board to add a new full-time resource technician at Little Sioux Park and eliminate a season/temp summer ranger. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to deny the request from the Conservation Board for new part-time maintenance position for Nature Center. Carried 3-2; Clausen and Smith opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Monson to approve the request of the Board of Supervisors to make the public bidder position full-time in the Board Administration office. Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to increase revenue from farm rent by $13,500.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the use of $250,000.00 of gaming revenues for equipment replacement. Carried 3-2; Clausen and Smith opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to reduce the proposed increase to the general basic health insurance fund by $61,908. Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve moving the funding for one uniform patrol deputy from the general basic fund to the rural basic fund. Carried 3-2; Clausen and Smith opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to reduce the proposed increase to the general supplemental health insurance fund by $15,466. Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Monson to reduce the proposed increase to the general supplemental liability insurance allocation by $100,000.00. Carried 3-2; Clausen and Smith opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to approve funding the Soil Conservation allocation from local option sales tax proceeds. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to approve funding the Bridge Replacement program from local option sales tax proceeds. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Monson to receive the report of the county compensation board. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

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

Matt Salvatore, Sioux City Parks and Recreation Director, updated the Board on the progress of the Cone Park Project.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve the Agenda as submitted for February 16, 2016. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion ­by Ung second by Monson to approve the minutes of the February 9, 2016 Board meeting. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to approve the claims totaling $751,658.33.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Smith to separate the item dealing with the Secretary from Social Services from the other items appearing on the memorandum of personnel transactions in order for a separate vote to be taken. Carried 5-0.

 

Motion by Taylor second by Monson to approve the appointment of Constance Alderson, Motor Vehicle Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., effective 2-22-16, $15.26/hour. Job Vacancy Posted: 1-11-16. Entry Level Salary: $15.26/hour.; and the reclassification of Tonia Abell, Clerk II, Human Resources Dept., effective 3-3-16, $15.96/hour, 4.5%=$.70/hour per Wage Plan Comparability with AFSCME Courthouse Contract, from Grade 3/Step 1 to Grade 3/Step 2. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

 

Motion by Taylor second by Ung postpone indefinitely action to approve moving the position of Lisa Wilson, Secretary, Social Services Dept. from part time to fulltime effective 2-17-16, $22.78/hour. Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for (1) F/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., AFSCME Juvenile Detention: $17.53/hour. Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the request of Darnell Green to remain on County Health Insurance Plan. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to approve the lifting of tax suspension for Raymond Anderson. Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving tax suspension for Maya Lias, 521 S. Rustin St., Sioux City, parcel #894734278013. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,334
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION

OF TAXES THROUGH THE REDEMPTION PROCESS

WHEREAS, Maya Lias as joint titleholders of a property located at 521 S. Rustin St., Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel # 8947 34 278 013  

CB RUSTIN & CO GUARANTY TITLE & REA LTY COS SUB DIV BLK 28 LOT 6 BLK 28    

WHEREAS, Maya Lias, as joint titleholders of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 1999 Iowa Code Section 447.9(3) 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 directs the County Auditor to redeem this property Parcel #894734278013 owned by the petitioner from the holder of a certificate of purchase of the amount necessary to redeem under section 447.9, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this parcel.

SO RESOLVED this 16th day of February, 2016.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Dave Drew, County Sheriff, presented information on the possibility of contracting for correction healthcare with Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. Copy filed.

 Motion by Ung second by Clausen to receive Woodbury County Certified Annual Financial Report for FY 2015. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution designating certain employees required to commute with County owned vehicles. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,335

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING CERTAIN COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO COMMUTE WITH COUNTY

OWNED VEHICLES

 

WHEREAS, the County is required by the Internal Revenue Service to meet certain criteria in order for the use of employer provided vehicles to comply with the commuting valuation rule, and

WHEREAS, in certain instances a bona fide County purpose exists for an employee to be assigned a County owned vehicle to perform services for the County and to commute between work and the employee’s residence, and

WHEREAS, personal use of County owned vehicles is prohibited with the exception of County employees required by the Board of Supervisors to commute in County owned vehicles, and

WHEREAS, Woodbury County reasonably believes County employees do not use County owned vehicles for personal purposes other than required commuting and de minimis personal use,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors, Woodbury County, Iowa, hereby requires the Building Services Director, the Emergency Services Director, the Planning and Zoning Director, the Rural Economic Development Director, certain employees designated by the Woodbury County Conservation Board, certain employees designated by the County Engineer, certain employees designated by the Siouxland District Health Board, certain employees designated by the Woodbury County Emergency Management Commission and certain employees designated by the County Sheriff to commute in County owned vehicles.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certain County employees required to commute in County owned vehicles that are not commuting in qualified nonpersonal use vehicles, clearly marked police, fire or public safety officer vehicles, or unmarked law enforcement vehicles used by a fulltime law enforcement officer authorized to carry firearms, execute warrants and make arrests will be subject to the Internal Revenue Service fringe benefit commuting rule and reported as such by the County Auditor to the Internal Revenue Service.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all other County employees unless authorized by the county on an infrequent basis are prohibited from using a County owned vehicle for a commuting trip.

SO RESOLVED this 16th day of February, 2016

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve the allocation of $110,000 from Local Option Sales Tax to pay for the Comprehensive Planning. Carried 4-1; Clausen opposed. Copy filed.

 

Motion by Monson second by Taylor to approve the use of a model resolution developed by the Rural Economic Development Director for presentations to rural city councils for comprehensive planning requests. Carried 4-1. Copy filed.

 

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve the contract and bond for project #L-B(W153)—73-97 with Dixon Construction for $483,766.00. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

 

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to reapprove the construction plans for project #L-B(X14)—73-97, replacement of existing bridge on 280th St. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

 

Motion by Monson second by Smith to reapprove the construction plans for project #FEMA 9 and FEMA 14—73-97. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

 

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve the certificate of completion for Schmillen Construction. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

 

The Board recessed for a meeting of the Orton Slough Drainage District.

 

The supervisor meeting was called back to order.

 

Chairman Taylor reported on the Courthouse Security keys to fobs, Trosper-hoyt, identification cards, active shooter training, and incidents, the RFQ Architect LEC expansion, the Rural Economic Development rescheduling and the Rural Woodbury County Meeting discussion.

Board members reported on committee meetings.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 23, 2016.

Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.

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