Minutes - 3/28/2017

MARCH 28, 2017, THIRTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ung, De Witt, Radig, Taylor, and Pottebaum.  Staff members present were Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Ed Gilliland, Human Resources Director, Abigail Sills, Assistant County Attorney and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

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 Ung second by Taylor to approve the Agenda for March 28, 2017 with a combination of the compensation board recommendation to be considered during the public hearing for the budget.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

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

To approve minutes of the March 21, 2017 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $342,689.79.  Copy filed.

To reappoint Kevin Grieme and Sally Hartley to the Community Action Agency Board of Directors for a three year term.  Copy filed.

To approve the appointment of Patricia Raymond, Motor Vehicle Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., effective 04-3-17, $15.64/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 02-8-17.  Entry Level Salary: $15.64/hour.; reclassification of Dustin DeGroot, Sheriff Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 04-11-17, $27.73/hour, 6%=$1.69/hr.  Per CWA Deputy Sheriff Contract agreement, from Class 1 to Senior Class.; the reclassification of Jason Elliott, Motor Vehicle Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., effective 04-11-17, $20.06/hour, 10%=$1.94/hour.  Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 3/Step 4 to Grade 3/Step 5.; the reclassification of Larry Iddings, P/T Courthouse Safety & Security Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 04-15-17, $20.06/hour, 10%=$1.94/hour.  Per Wage Comparability with AFSCME Courthouse Contract, from Grade 3/Step 4 to Grade 3/Step 5.; and the reclassification of Gregory Shinkunas, P/T Courthouse Safety & Security Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 04-15-17, $20.06/hour, 10%=$1.94/hour.  Per Wage Comparability with AFSCME Courthouse Contract, from Grade 3/Step 4 to Grade 3/Step 5.  Copy filed.

To authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for Notice of Property Lease fixing date for public hearing for an agreement for Motorola Solutions, Inc. to lease space within the West Tower site for their operations. 

RESOLUTION #12,512

NOTICE OF PROPERTY LEASE

WHEREAS Woodbury County, Iowa is the deed holder to certain radio communications tower sites on the Siouxland Tri-State Radio Communications System (hereinafter referred to as “STARCOMM”); and

WHEREAS Motorola Solutions Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Motorola”) desires to enter a lease with Woodbury County, Iowa, City of Sioux City and Starcomm to use the Starcomm West Tower Site located at 3430 West 23rd St. for the purposes of a public safety radio communications system:

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  April 11th, 2017 at 4:45 pm in the basement of the Woodbury County Courthouse.      

2.   That said Board proposes to lease space on the Starcomm system to Motorola for an initial term of thirteen (13) years with the possibility of four (4) additional five (5) year renewal terms.      

3.   That said Board proposes to lease the real estate as a partnership with Motorola to connect the Starcomm radio system to the State of Iowa’s Statewide Radio system with equipment installed in the Starcomm West Tower site located at 3430 West 23rd St, Sioux City, Iowa.

4.  That this resolution, preceded by the caption "Notice of Property Lease" and except for this subparagraph 4 be published as notice of the aforesaid proposal, hearing and sale.  

Dated this 28th Day of March, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed

To authorize the Chairperson to approve the resolution to set the date for a public hearing to amend the Grow Woodbury County Urban Renewal Area.

RESOLUTION #12,513

SETTING DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON 2017 AMENDEMENT TO THE GROW WOODBURY

COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AREA AND PLAN

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa (the “County”) has created the Grow Woodbury County Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”) and has approved an urban renewal plan for the Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa requires that, before a county approves any new urban renewal project or adds new property to an urban renewal area, a county must amend the existing urban renewal plan to describe the new property and to include that new project; and

WHEREAS, an amendment to the urban renewal plan for the Urban Renewal Area has been prepared which proposes to add new property and describes a new urban renewal project consisting of a development agreement with GELITA USA, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary that a date be set for a public hearing on this proposal;

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, as follows:

This Board will meet at the Woodbury County Courthouse, Sioux City, Iowa, on the 9th day of May, 2017, at 4:40 o’clock p.m., at which time and place it will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2017 amendment to the Urban Renewal Area and plan

Notice of the hearing shall be published, the same being in the form attached to this resolution, which publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation in Woodbury County, which publication shall be not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) days before the date set for the hearing.

The proposed 2017 Amendment is hereby referred to the County Planning and Zoning Commission for its review. Pursuant to Section 403.5 of the Code of Iowa, Dennis Butler and David Gleiser are hereby designated as the County’s representatives in connection with the consultation process which is required under that section of the urban renewal law.

Passed and approved March 28, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed

To authorize the Chairperson to approve the resolution to set the date for a public hearing to sign the GELITA Development Agreement.

RESOLUTION #12,514

SETTING DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH GELITA USA,

INC., INCLUDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX INCREMENT PAYMENTS IN AN AMOUNT NOT

TO EXCEED $499,612

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa (the “County”), pursuant to and in strict compliance with all laws applicable to the County, and in particular the provisions of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, has initiated procedures leading to the approval of the 2017 Amendment to the Urban Renewal Plan for the Grow Woodbury County Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”); and

WHEREAS, this Board will adopt an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property included in the 2017 Amendment to the Urban Renewal Area pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa and establishing the fund referred to in Subsection 2 of Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, which fund and the portion of taxes referred to in that subsection may be irrevocably pledged by the County for the payment of the principal and interest on indebtedness incurred under the authority of Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa to finance or refinance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, the County proposes to enter into an agreement (the “Development Agreement”) with GELITA USA, Inc. (the “Company”) in connection with the construction of  a collagen peptide processing facility in the Urban Renewal Area (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, the Development Agreement would provide  incentives to the Company in the form of economic development tax increment payments for a period of five years, in a total amount not to exceed $499,612, under the authority of Section 403.9(1) of the Code of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to set a date for a public hearing on the Development Agreement, pursuant to Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1. This Board shall meet on the 9th day of May, 2017, at 4:50 o’clock p.m., at the Woodbury County Courthouse, at which time and place a public hearing will be held on the Development Agreement.

Section 2. The County Auditor is hereby directed to give notice of the proposed hearing, the time when and place where the meeting will be held, by publication at least once not less than four days and not more than twenty days before the meeting in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County.  The notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH GELITA USA, INC.

The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, will meet at the Woodbury County Courthouse, on the 9th day of May, 2017, at 4:50 o’clock p.m., at which time and place a public hearing will be held on a Development Agreement between the County and GELITA USA, Inc., related to the construction of a collagen peptide processing facility, which provides for certain incentives in the form of economic development tax increment payments in a total amount not exceeding $499,612, as authorized by Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa.

The Agreement to make economic development tax increment payments will not be a general obligation of the County, but will be payable from incremental property tax revenues generated from property located within the 2017 Amendment to the Grow Woodbury County Urban Renewal Area.

At the meeting, the Board will receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County.  Thereafter, the Board may, at the meeting or at an adjournment thereof, take additional action to approve the Development Agreement.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, in accordance with Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa.

Patrick Gill County Auditor

Section 3. All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Passed and approved March 28, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed

Carried 5-0.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to contact the City of Sioux City to gain their support for funding the cost of a Workers Compensation Policy for Siouxland Dive Team and to fund a portion of the premium.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Bid Letting was held at 4:40 pm for supplying corrugated metal pipe culverts for 2017. The bids are as follows:

Metal Culverts, Jefferson City, MO  $138,149.25

Contech Engineered Solutions, Ankeny, IA $143,317.04

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to receive the bids and refer them to the County Engineer for his recommendation.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed

A public hearing was held at 4:50 for the levy General Basic property tax rates which exceed statutory minimum. 

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

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to levy General Basic property tax rates that exceed the statutory minimum.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

A public hearing was held for the Fiscal Year 2018 proposed Woodbury County Budget. 

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

Motion by Ung second by Radig to receive for signatures a Resolution adopting the compensation schedule for elected officials for fiscal year 2018 reduced by 70%.  Failed 2-3 on a roll call vote; De Witt, Pottebaum and Taylor opposed.

Motion by Taylor second by Pottebaum to receive for signatures a Resolution adopting the compensation schedule for elected officials for fiscal year 2018 reduced by 50%.  Carried 4-1 on a roll call vote; De Witt was opposed.

RESOLUTION #12,515

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Compensation Board meets annually to recommend a compensation schedule for elected officials for the fiscal year immediately following, in accordance with Iowa Code Chapters 331.905 and 331.907, and

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Compensation Board met on February 20, 2017, and made the following salary recommendations for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017:

   Elected Official                             Current Salary                   Proposed Increase                 Recommended Salary

Auditor/Recorder                              $ 84,624                                4 %                                       $  88,089  

County Attorney                                $ 120,805                             4%                                        $125,637

Sheriff                                               $ 100,033                              5%                                       $105,035

Treasurer                                          $ 82,115                                5%                                       $  86,221  

Supervisors                                      $ 33,150                                 0%                                       $  33,150

Chairperson                                      $ 39,469                                 0%                                      $  39,469

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors approves the following salary adjustments for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017:

Elected Official                                        Approved Salary                         Approved Increase     

Auditor/Recorder                                        $  86,316                                          2%  

County Attorney                                         $123,221                                          2% 

Sheriff                                                        $102,534                                         2 1/2%  

Treasurer                                                   $  84,168                                         2 1/2% 

Supervisors                                               $  33,150                                            0% 

Chairperson                                              $  39,469                                            0%

Approved this 28th day of March, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a resolution for Approval of FY 2017/2018 Budget and Certification of Taxes.  Carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION #12,516

APPROVAL OF FY 2017/2018 BUDGET AND CERTIFICATION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors has considered the proposed FY 2017/2018 county budget and certification of taxes, and

WHEREAS, a public hearing concerning the proposed county budget was held on March 28, 2017,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County that the county budget and certificate of taxes for FY 2017/2018, as set forth in the budget summary, is hereby adopted and that the Woodbury County Finance Director is directed to file said budget and to establish accounting records in accordance with the attached schedules with the Woodbury County Auditor,

BE IT FURTHER RESOVED that the Chairperson and the County Auditor be and are hereby authorized to sign the approved FY 2017/2018 county budget.

Signed and dated this 28th day of March 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.       

Information was presented on LaunchPAD Children’s Museum. Copy filed 

Information was shared SIMPCO’s Housing Trust Fund progress report.  Copy filed.

Information was shared by Board liaisons to Juvenile Detention about the operations of that department. Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve up to $30,000 from the Health Insurance Fund for the purchase of Sit-Stand Stations/mats and to direct Human Resources and Building Services to arrange for the acquisition and installation of the units. Carried 4-1; Radig opposed.  Copy filed.  

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to approve Mercy Business Health screenings for families including children ages 12-26 carried under County Health Insurance and to approve up to $17,850 for 30 individuals to engage in Naturally Slim program.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Information was shared on Sioux Rivers Region meeting. Copy filed.

There was a discussion of listing for sale the Prairie Hills County Home. 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 April 4, 2017.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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