Minutes - 1/3/2017

JANUARY 3, 2017, FIRST MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Board members present were Ung, Taylor, De Witt, Pottebaum, and Radig.  Staff members present were Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Ed Gilliland, Human Resources Director, Abigail Sills, Assistant County Attorney and Patrick Gill, Auditor /Clerk to the Board.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Rocky De Witt, Board of Supervisors, by Chief District Court Judge John Ackerman.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Marty Pottebaum, Board of Supervisors, by Chief District Court Judge John Ackerman.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Keith Radig, Board of Supervisors, by Chief District Court Judge John Ackerman.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Patrick Gill, County Auditor, by Chief District Court Judge  John Ackerman.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Dave Drew, County Sheriff, by Chief District Court Judge John Ackerman.

The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence. 

Motion by Pottebaum second by Ung to approve the adoption of current Board of Supervisors Bylaws.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve Taylor as temporary Chairperson to preside over Election of Chairperson.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to approve Supervisor Ung as Chairperson.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve Supervisor Taylor as Vice-Chairperson.  Carried 5-0.

There were no citizen concerns. 

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to approve the Agenda for January 3, 2017.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the minutes of the December 20, 2016 Board meeting.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.  

Motion by Ung second by Pottebaum to approve the claims totaling $723,446.62.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

End of 2016 Board Chairperson’s report- Jeremy Taylor. Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Pottebaum to receive for signatures Resolution of proclamation for “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month”.  Carried 5-0.

 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,472

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,    the United States was founded upon the principle that all people are created with the unalienable right to freedom, and  added the 13th amendment to the Constitution making slavery illegal; and  

WHEREAS,    slavery within the United States today is most often found in the form of forced labor and sex trafficking, which weakens our social fabric,  increases violence and organized crime, and debases our humanity; and  

WHEREAS, this problem is found even within our community; and  

WHEREAS,    every business, community organization, faith community, family and individual can make a difference by choosing products that are not made by forced labor; by working to protect our young people from sexual exploitation; by addressing the problems of internet sex trafficking and pornography; and by becoming more aware of the problem and possible solutions; and  

NOW, THEREFORE, Woodbury County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the month of January, 2017 as  

“SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION

AND AWARENESS MONTH”

in Woodbury County, Iowa and urge all citizens to become more familiar with

the problem and to work towards solutions.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the appointment of County Engineer, Mark Nahra.  Carried 5-0. 

Motion by Ung second by Pottebaum to approve the appointment of County Medical Examiner, Dr. Thomas Carroll.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Pottebaum to approve the appointment of Jered Jepsen as County Weed Commissioner.  Carried 5-0. 

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve to select The Sioux City Journal, The Sergeant Bluff Advocate, and The Moville Record as the County’s official newspapers.   Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the appointment of Supervisor Pottebaum to the Third Judicial Department of Correctional Services.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve the appointment of Suzan Boden, a full five year term to the Woodbury Conservation Board.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Pottebaum to approve the appointment of Shauna LaFleur and George Boykin to the Siouxland District Board of Health.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the appointment of Leo Jochum, Thomas Ullrich, and Debbie DeForrest to the Commission to Assess Damages Category A – Owner/Operators of Agricultural Property, Bob Batcheller, Peter Macfarlane, Ruth Groth, and Kathleen Fenceroy to the Commission to Assess Damages Category B – Owners of City Property, Colleen Baker, Anita Small, Nancy Henry, and Tori Jackson to the Commission to Assess Damages Category C – Licensed Real Estate Salesman of Real Estate Broker and Patrick Curry, Leon Ortner, Linda Mathison, and Doug Lehman to the Commission to Assess Damages Category D – Persons Having Knowledge of Property Values in the County by Reason of their Occupation.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve the separation of Sharon Hefty, Clerk II, Auditor/Recorder Dept., effective 11-22-16.  Resignation.; the appointment of Rocky De Witt, Board Member, Board of Supervisors Dept., effective 01-01-17, $33,151/year.  Elected Official.; the appointment of Martin Pottebaum, Board Member, Board of Supervisors Dept., effective 01-01-17, $33,151/year.  Elected Official.; the appointment of Keith Radig, Board Member, Board of Supervisors Dept., effective 01-01-17, $33,151/year.  Elected Official.; the appointment of Arthur Doakes, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-04-17, $18.00/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 11-9-16.  Entry Level Salary:  $18.00/hour.; the reclassification of Angelique Kelly, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 01-13-17, $18.68/hour, 4%=$.71/hour.  Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 1 to Grade 1/Step 2.; and the reclassification of Theodore Karrer, Maintenance Worker-Grounds Keeper, Building Services Dept., effective 01-15-17, $16.36/hour, 4.5%=$.72/hour.  Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 3/Step 1 to Grade 3/Step 2.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes for Kathryn Watterson, 1445 Burton St., Sioux City.  Carried 5-0. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,473

RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Kathryn Watterson, is the titleholder of property located at 1445 Burton St, Sioux City, IA,  Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:          

Parcel# 8948 24 453 007     

HIGHLAND PARK LOTS 20 & 21 BLK 47                                    

  WHEREAS, Kathryn Watterson, is the titleholder of the aforementioned properties have 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 3rd  day of January, 2017. 

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes through the redemption process for Teresa Andrews-Stowe, 2311 W 4th St., Sioux City.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,474

RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION

OF TAXES THROUGH THE REDEMPTION PROCESS

WHEREAS, Teresa Andrews-Stowe as joint titleholders of a property located at 2311 W. 4th St., Sioux City, Iowa, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel #  894730251011

HORNICKS 2ND LOT 14 BLK 7 

WHEREAS, Teresa Andrews-Stowe, 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 #894730251011 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 3rd day of January, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the refund in the amount to $2,430.00 to A L S.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing the County Engineer to close any secondary road for the purpose of construction, routine maintenance, or emergencies during 2017.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,475

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ENGINEER TO CLOSE ANY

SECONDARY ROAD FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTION, ROUTINE

MAINTENANCE, OR EMERGENCIES DURING 2017

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is concerned about traffic safety involved during construction and maintenance work or during natural or traffic emergencies on the secondary road system, and

WHEREAS, they are further interested in making appropriate traffic accommodations for the traveling public, adjacent landowners and related users during construction and maintenance operations, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors under section 306.41 of the Code of Iowa can delegate the authority to temporarily closure of roads to the County Engineer,

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors give Mark J. Nahra, Woodbury County Engineer the authority to temporarily close sections of highway in Woodbury County’s road system when necessary because of construction, maintenance, or natural disaster.

DATED this 3rd day of January, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Pottebaum second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing the County Engineer to execute certification of completion of work on federal aid, state aid, and farm to market construction during 2016.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,476

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ENGINEER TO EXECUTE

CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION OF WORK ON FEDERAL AID, STATE AID, AND

FARM TO MARKET CONSTRUCTION DURING 2017

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that Mark J. Nahra, the County Engineer of Woodbury County, Iowa, be and is hereby designated, authorized, and empowered on behalf of the Board of Supervisors of said County to execute the certification of completion of work and final acceptance thereof in accordance with plans and specifications in connection with all Farm-to-Market and federal or state aid construction projects in this county.

Dated at Sioux City, Iowa, this 3rd day of January, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Information about revising the current Woodbury County/BIA contract by reducing the daily bed rate from $150.00 per day to $100.00.  Copy filed.

Information on conducting hearing for Courthouse Courtroom window renovation on 1/10/2017 at Board of Supervisors meeting.  Copy filed.

Information on authorizing CMBA Architects & the County Auditor of representative to accept and open bids January 5th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  

The Board members reported on their committee meetings.

There were no citizen concerns.

Board members presented their concerns and comments.

State of the Budget presentation by Dennis Butler.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to receive the Motor Vehicle budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

  Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive the Tax Department budget with expenses reduced by $1,250.00 and revenues increased by $15,000.00.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Conservation Administration budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive the Conservation Parks budget reduced by $165,326.00.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Conservation Naturalist budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to receive the Conservation Nature Center budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to receive REAP as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to receive the Conservation Reserve budgets as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to receive the General Relief administration budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to receive the General Relief assistance budget reduced by $12,000.00.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to receive the County Library budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until January 10, 2017.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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