Minutes - 4/17/2018
APRIL 17, 2018, SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Board members present were Ung, De Witt, Taylor, Pottebaum, and Radig. Staff members present were Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.
Motion by De Witt second by Taylor to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Carried 5-0 on roll-call vote.
Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Carried 5-0 on roll-call vote.
Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to direct legal counsel to proceed with actions recommended in the previous executive session. Carried 5-0.
The regular 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 De Witt to approve the agenda for April 17, 2018. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to approve the following items by consent:
To approve minutes of the April 10, 2018 meeting. Copy filed.
To approve the claims totaling $464,148.30. Copy filed.
To approve the separation of Ajay Alexander, Attorney – HIDTA Grant, County Attorney Dept., effective 04-13-18. Resignation.; the promotion of Susan Ahlquist, Clerk III Cashier, County Treasurer Dept., effective 04-18-18, $21.95/hour, 6.7%=$1.39/hr. Promotion from Clerk II to Clerk III Cashier.; the transfer of Tonia Abell, Clerk III, Human Resources Dept., effective 04-18-18, $20.88/hour, 3.8%=$.78/hour. Position Transfer from Senior Clerk to Clerk III.; the reclassification of Diane Smith, Asst. County Attorney, County Attorney Dept., effective 04-30-18, $89,973/year, 3.5%=$3,026/year. Per AFSCME Asst. County Attorney Contract agreement, from Step 10 to Step 11.; the end of probation of Jeremiah Casson, Motor Grader Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 04-30-18, $23.29/hour, 3%=$.69/hour. Per CWA Secondary Roads Contract agreement, End of Probation Salary Increase.; the promotion of Christopher Jansen, Deputy Sergeant, County Sheriff Dept., effective 05-07-18, $33.66/hour, 7%=$2.26/hour. Promotion from Master Deputy to Deputy Sergeant.; and the promotion of Nathan Sands, Deputy Sergeant, County Sheriff Dept., effective 05-07-18, $33.66/hour, 7%=$2.26/hr. Promotion from Master Deputy to Deputy Sergeant. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept. AFSCME Courthouse: $16.03/hour. Copy filed.
To approve request of Mona Scaletta to remain on County Health Insurance. Copy filed.
To receive the Auditor’s Quarterly Report for the Quarter ending March 31, 2018. Copy filed.
To approve the 28E agreement between Woodbury County, IA and Woodbury Soil and Water Conservation District for funding and management of a watershed inspection and maintenance program in Woodbury County, State of Iowa. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes through the redemption for Donna Stabile, parcel #894734432035, 1217 S. Irene St., Sioux City.
WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION
OF TAXES THROUGH THE REDEPTION PROCESS
WHEREAS, Donna Stabile and as joint titleholder of property located at 1217 S. Irene St., Sioux City, Iowa, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:
Parcel # 8947 34 432 035
WEST MORNINGSIDE LOT 11 & LOT 12 BLK 4
WHEREAS, Donna Stabile, as joint titleholder of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 2017 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 #894734432035 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 17th day of April, 2018.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
To approve the lifting of tax suspension for petitioners who failed to re-certify their income or income does not qualify for continues tax suspension. Copy filed.
To approve the CEDCORP’s request to re-amortize the principal balance of $66,741.15 for an additional 5 years with the original interest rate. Copy filed.
A public hearing was held at 4:35 p.m. for the sale of parcel #894728115009, 1015 Pierce St. The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to close the public hearing. Carried 5-0.
Motion by De Witt second by Taylor to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for the sale of real estate parcel #894728115009, 1015 Pierce St., to Kathleen F. Miller Revocable Trust of 2010, 507 7th St., Ste 100, Sioux City, IA, for $2,500.00 plus recording fees. Carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of:
By Kathleen F. Miller Revocable Trust of 2010__in the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars & 00/100 ($2,500.00)-----------------------------------------------------dollars.
For the following described real estate, To Wit:
Lot 11 Block 57 Sioux City East Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
(1015 Pierce Street)
Now and included in and forming a part of the City of Sioux City, Iowa, the same is hereby accepted: said
Amount being a sum LESS than the amount of the general taxes, interests, costs and penalties against the said Real Estate.
BE IT RESOLVED that payment is due by close of business on the day of passage of this resolution or this sale is null and void and this resolution shall be rescinded.
BE IT RESOLVED that per Code of Iowa Section 569.8(3 & 4), a parcel the County holds by tax deed shall not be assessed or taxed until transferred and upon transfer of a parcel so acquired gives the purchaser free title as to previously levied or set taxes. Therefore, the County Treasurer is requested to abate any taxes previously levied or set on this parcel(s).
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of this Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute a Quit Claim Deed for the said premises to the said purchaser.
SO DATED this 17th Day of April, 2018.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A Certificate for 4 hours of Paid Time Off was awarded to Lisa Robinson. Copy filed.
A public hearing was held at 4:45 p.m. for the Final Reading to amend the text in the Land Use Summary Table of Allowed Uses (Section 3.03-4) in the Woodbury County Zoning Ordinance (2008). The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
Motion by Taylor second by Radig to close the public hearing. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the Final Reading to amend the text of the Woodbury County Zoning Ordinance (2008) to add the sale of Fireworks as a Principal Allowed Use in the General Commercial Zoning District in the Land Use Summary Table of Allowed Uses in Section 3.03-4, under the Retail sales, service and rentals of consumer, home and business goods and to adopt ordinance #47. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by Pottebaum to approve Memorandum of Understanding and policy language update to the Employee Handbook. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by De Witt to receive for signature the Grant Monitoring Policy/Procedure and implement immediately. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Pottebaum second by Radig to approve the salary increases of 3% for the certification level of Advanced Emergency Technicians and 6% for the certification of Paramedic in the Operations Officer positions. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the revised job description for the position of Operations Officers to reflect the minimum educational requirements as an Iowa Paramedic. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Pottebaum to authorize the creation of two (2) Full-time and one (1) ¼ Part-time Operations Officer-Paramedic positions. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for (2) F/T Operations Officers and (1) P/T ¼ Operations Officer (2.25 FTE), Emergency Services Dept. Wage Plan: $17.31-$18.35/hour. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by De Witt second by Ung to approve repairs and upgrades in the amount of $115,700.00 for Trosper Hoyt HVAC systems. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Information on possible changes to county dust remediation policy was presented by County Engineer Mark Nahra. Copy filed.
Board members gave reports on their committee meetings.
Dick Owens, Sioux City, discussed the mental health funding with the Board.
There were no Board concerns.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until April 24, 2018.
Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.