Minutes - 3/21/2017

MARCH 21, 2017, TWELVETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:10 p.m.  Board members present were Ung, De Witt, Radig, Taylor, and Pottebaum.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Ed Gilliland, Human Resources Director, Abigail Sills, Assistant County Attorney and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.  

Motion by Ung second by Pottebaum to grant the request of assistance discussed in the previous executive session.  Carried 5-0.

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

There were no citizen concerns.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the Agenda for March 21, 2017.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the March 14, 2017 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $579,156.16.  Copy filed.

To receive the appointment of Kurt Heinse, 4467 250th St., Danbury, Iowa, for a Trustee for Morgan Township, until the next regular election.  Copy filed.

To receive the appointment of Roger Wilson, 1610 Jasper Ave., Moville, Iowa, as Trustee for Wolf Creek Township, until the next regular election.  Copy filed.

To approve an application for an 12-month, Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service and Sunday sales for the Anthon Golf Course, effective 04/01/17 through 03/31/18.  Copy filed.

To approve an application for an 8-month, Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Service and Sunday sales for the Foot Wedge Lounge, effective 03/15/17 through 11/15/17.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for petition for suspension of taxes through the redemption process for John Potash, 3700 28th St. #460, Sioux City, vin #4710974400. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,510

RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION

OF TAXES THROUGH THE REDEMPTION PROCESS

WHEREAS, John Potash as joint titleholders of a mobile home located at 3700 – 28th  St. #460, Sioux City, Iowa, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

VIN # 4710974400

Year 1981 Make: ATL Model:  48*24 Color: GLD/BRO Sq. Ft. 1152.0

WHEREAS, John Potash, 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 VIN #4710974400 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 21st day of March, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

To lift the tax suspension for Joseph and Gloria Fazio, 2007 Iowa St., Sioux City, parcel #894721426010.  Copy filed.

To approve the reclassification of Benjamin Brown, Sheriff Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 04-01-17, $27.73/hour, 6%=$1.69/hr.  Per CWA Deputy Sheriff Contract agreement, from Class 1 to Senior Class due to 4 years employment and Bachelor’s Degree.; and the reclassification of Andrew Britton, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 04-09-17, $22.60/hour, 17%=$3.28/hour.  Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 3 to Grade 1/Step 4.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Motor Vehicle Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., AFSCME Courthouse:  $15.64/hour.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to postpone an update on LaunchPAD Children’s Museum from Bob Fitch.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Pottebaum to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution “Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails”.  Carried 5-0. 

RESOLUTION #12,511

“STEPPING UP TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES IN JAILS”

WHEREAS, counties routinely provide treatment services to the estimated 2 million people with serious mental illnesses booked into jail each year; and

WHEREAS, prevalence rates of serious mental illnesses in jails are three to six times higher than for the general public; and

WHEREAS, almost three-quarters of adults with serious mental illnesses in jails have co-occurring substance use disorders; and

WHEREAS, adults with mental illnesses tend to stay longer in jail and, upon release, are at a higher risk of recidivism than people without these disorders; and

WHEREAS, county jails spend two to three times more on adults with mental illnesses that require interventions compared to those without these treatment needs; and

WHEREAS, without the appropriate treatment and services, people with mental illnesses continue to cycle through the criminal justice system, often resulting in tragic outcomes for these individuals and their families; and

WHEREAS, Woodbury County, Iowa and all counties take pride in their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare, and safety of its residents in efficient and cost-effective ways; and

WHEREAS, Woodbury County has developed as part of the Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disabilities Services the Assessment and Stabilization Center to assist persons with mental health needs to remain out of the hospitals and jails by providing treatment alternatives thereby preventing hospitalization through involuntary commitments and/or jails stays; and

WHEREAS, through Stepping Up, the National Association of Counties, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation are encouraging public, private, and nonprofit partners to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.

NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, THAT I, Matthew Ung, Chairman of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors, do hereby sign on to the Call to Action to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in our county jail, commit to sharing lessons learned with other counties in my state and across the country to support a national initiative and encourage all county officials, employees, and residents to participate in Stepping Up. We resolve to utilize the comprehensive resources available through Stepping Up to:

* Convene or draw on a diverse team of leaders and decision makers from multiple agencies committed to safely reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails;

* Collect and review prevalence numbers and assess individuals’ needs to better identify adults entering jails with mental illnesses and their recidivism risk, and use that baseline information to guide decision making at the system, program, and case levels;

* Examine treatment and service capacity to determine which programs and services are available in the county for people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders, and identify state and local policy and funding barriers to minimizing contact with the justice system and providing treatment and supports in the community;

* Develop a plan with measurable outcomes that draws on the jail assessment and prevalence data and the examination of available treatment and service capacity, while considering identified barriers;

* Implement research-based approaches that advance the plan; and

* Create a process to track progress using data and information systems, and to report on successes.

SO RESOLVED this 21st day of March, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to suspend the bylaws to consider an amendment to the bylaws.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to adopt a proposed amendment to the Board of Supervisors bylaws as submitted.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Information was presented on the sale and development of County Owned parcels.  Copy filed.

Information was shared on research on sale of County owned parcels.  Copy filed.

The Chairperson reported on the day-to-day activities.

The Board members reported on their committee meetings.

There were no citizen concerns.

Board members presented their concerns and comments.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until March 28, 2017.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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