Minutes - 4/4/2017


The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 4, 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 Radig second by Ung to approve the Agenda for April 4, 2017. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

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

To approve minutes of the March 28, 2017 meeting. Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $422,644.31. Copy filed.

To approve the separation of Rebecca Naveau, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 03-29-17. Resignation.; the reclassification of Craig Steig, Maintenance Technician, Building Services Dept., effective 04-19-17, $18.62/hour, 3.7%=$.68/hr. Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 4/Step 2 to Grade 4/Step3.; and the appointment of Colin Ryan, Civil Engineer Intern, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 04-19-17, $55,435/year. Job Vacancy Posted 9-21-16. Entry Level Salary: $55,435/year. Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., CWA: $18.00/hour. Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for Weed Destruction Order.


WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of each of Iowa County’s Board of Supervisors to enforce the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa as amended with regard to the destruction of weeds, and

WHEREAS, under Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa as amended each county Board of Supervisors must prescribe and order a program of weed destruction to be followed by landowners, tenants, and other persons in possession or control of land, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that a program of weed destruction for the year 2017 is necessary,


BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa that each landowner, tenant or other person in possession or control of private land shall on or before the dates stated below, destroy the below-listed noxious weeds on their land by spraying them with a suitable herbicide in a strength sufficient to kill such weeds.

1. May 15, 2017 - for musk, thistle, sow thistle, bull thistle, leafy spurge, perennial pepper grass, sour dock perennial, smooth dock perennial, and sheep sorrel perennial.

2. June 5, 2017 - for Canada thistle, Russian knapweed, buckhorn perennial, wild mustard annual, horse nettle, and teasel biennial.

3. June 12, 2017 - for field bindweed, wild carrot biennial, and quack grass.

4. June 19, 2017 - for butterprint annual, puncture vine annual, and cocklebur annual.

5. July 3, 2017 - for wild sunflower annual and poison hemlock.

6. October 2, 2017 - all thistles in the rosette stage.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND ORDERED that any person using county road Right-of-Way for haying or grazing are responsible for following the labeled restrictions listed on the following products used by Woodbury County Weed Commissioner: Grazon P&D, Streamline, and Perspective.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND ORDERED that all weeds on county trunk and local roads and between the fence lines of such roads, whether they be noxious weeds or other weeds, shall be cut or otherwise destroyed, to prevent seed production, by the owner of the land adjoining the road on or before June 16, 2017.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that weeds that are not destroyed in compliance with the above order may be destroyed by the Weed Commissioner, and the costs of destruction by the Weed Commissioner, including the cost of serving notice, plus a penalty of twenty-five percent of total costs shall be assessed against the property upon which the weeds were destroyed, in the case of private lands, or against the adjoining land, in the case of weeds on county roads. Landowners are to contact Weed Commissioner and notify him if there are areas that should not be sprayed with herbicides.

SO RESOLVED this 4th day of April, 2017
Copy filed.

To approve the project amendment for the IJR project with MEC. Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

Kenny Schmitz, building services director, provided information on Courthouse Courtroom #209 exterior window restoration. Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to award the bid for corrugated metal culverts for 2017 to Metal Culverts, Inc. for $138,149.25. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the FY 2018 Woodbury County Secondary Roads Dept. budget to be submitted to the Iowa DOT. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the FY 2018 Woodbury County Secondary Roads Dept. five year construction program. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

There was no action taken to list for sale the County Home Building located at Prairie Hills.

Copy filed.


Motion by Ung second by Taylor to retain the land usage of the county’s 23.99 acre parcel located at Prairie Hills for the Sheriff’s office and to direct the Building Services director to supply a rough sketch and statement of probable cost on a building to be used as a training center for regional law enforcement. Carried 4-1; Radig opposed. Copy filed.


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

The Board members reported on their committee meetings.

Citizen concerns.

Board members presented their concerns and comments.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until April 11, 2017.

Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.


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