Minutes - 1/31/2017

JANUARY 31, 2017, FIFTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ung, De Witt, Pottebaum, Radig, and Taylor.  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 Michelle Skaff, Deputy Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

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

Citizen concerns.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the Agenda for January 31, 2017.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2017 Board meeting.  Carried 4-0; Taylor abstained.  Copy filed.  

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the claims totaling $313,617.34.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, updated the Board on the FY 2018 tax rate as a result of previous budget reviews.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the appointment of Devan Amick, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; appointment  of Christopher Avery, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Samantha Barnes, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.;  the appointment of Michael Byrne, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Fernando Claren, Jr., Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Steven Cunningham, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of John DenBeste, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Geoffry Fay, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Quincy Kolker, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Rosa Meza, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the appointment of Kyle Plendl, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; the  appointment of Amanda Timmer, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.; and appointment of Richard Vandentop, Sheriff Reserve Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 01-19-17, $1.00/year.  Per Iowa Code 80D.11.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for City of Sioux City, erroneously assessed, taxed and are unpaid, parcel #894710380012, taxes for 2014-15 through 2016-17, total for $2,931.00 plus interest.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,481

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, City of Sioux City was the titleholder of real estate Parcel #894710380012 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #894710380012

LL-SC COMM 89-47 PT SE SW 1/4 & PT SW SE 1/4 COM SE COR SW   

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has an unpaid balance of taxes for the years payable 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, and the parcel was owned by the City of Sioux

WHEREAS, these taxes were erroneously assessed, taxed and are unpaid.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.63 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.  

SO RESOLVED this 31st day of January, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for Virasack Phonphiboun, building on leased land for mobile home that has been removed and junked, parcel #884730301923, taxes for 2015-16 and 2016-17, total for $74.00 plus interest.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,482

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Virasack Phonphiboun  is the titleholder of a building on leased land Parcel #884730301923 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #884730301923

SERGEANT BLUFF CITY B/LL LOT 246 LOC 0N P 641374  RAIL ADDN   

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable including special assessments and the parcel is owned by Virasack Phonphiboun

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.  

SO RESOLVED this 31st day of January, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing date and sale date of parcel #652425, 117 E. State St., Smithland.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,483

NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

WHEREAS Woodbury County, Iowa was the owner under a tax deed of a certain parcel of real estate described as:

The West 75 feet of Lot numbered 5 in the Auditor’s Subdivision of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 26, Township 86 North, Range 44, west of the 5th P.M. in the City of Smithland, Woodbury County, Iowa

(117 E. State Street)

NOW THEREFORE,  

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa as follows:

1.  That a public hearing on the aforesaid proposal shall be held on The 14th Day of February, 2017 at 4:35 o’clock p.m. in the basement of the Woodbury County Courthouse.      

2.  That said Board proposes to sell the said parcel of real estate on the 14th Day of February, 2017, immediately following the closing of the public hearing to the City of Smithland only per Code of Iowa 331.361(2).           

3.  That said Board proposes to sell the said real estate to the City of Smithland only for consideration of $191.00 plus recording fees.  

Dated this 31st Day of January, 2017

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to receive the County Recorders report on fees collected for the period of 10/01/2016 through 12/31/2016.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the ESO Solutions agreement.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to award the bid for project #L-(M208)—73-97 to Midwest Contracting, Marshall, MN, for $127,336.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Information on Sioux Rivers Reserve Level over 25%.  Copy filed.

Information on Region reduction of mental health levy and consequences for budgeting purposes.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve energy reduction items using CAP data.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to obligate $300,000 of Gaming Revenue to reduce the tax burden equally between incorporated and unincorporated levies (through the General Supplemental levy) and to approve a moratorium on equipment replacement items (line 6000 and above) pending department head input at the 2-14-2017 Board Meeting.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

The Chairperson reported on the day to day activities. Copy filed. 

The Board members reported on their committee meetings.

Citizen concerns.

Board members presented their concerns and comments.

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

Motion by Pottebaum second by Ung to receive the County Attorney HIDTA Grant budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor  to receive the County Attorney Edward Bryne Grant budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Pottebaum second by  Ung to receive the County Attorney Juvenile Division budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the County Attorney Collections budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the County Attorney HIDTA Grant budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Pottebaum second by Ung to receive the County Attorney Jury & Witness Fees budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the County Attorney Forfeiture budget as submitted.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to receive the wage plan salaries to include a 2.75% increase in wages.  Carried 4-1; Radig opposed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to receive the  Infrastructure/Economic Development Woodbury County Fair budget set at $25,000.00.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the Soil Conservation budget as submitted to be funded from local option sales tax.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to amend the Jail revenue with an increase of $45,000.00 from reimbursements of medical prescriptions.  Carried 5-0. 

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 7, 2017.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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