Minutes - 11/17/2020
NOVEMBER 17, 2020, FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Board members present were Pottebaum, Radig, Ung, Wright, and De Witt. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, HR Director, Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Joshua Widman, Board Attorney and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.
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 Ung second by De Witt to approve the agenda for November 17, 2020, Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the following items by consent:
To approve minutes of the November 10, 2020 meeting. Copy filed.
To approve the claims totaling $388,898.72. Copy filed.
To approve the appointment of Jeremy Hansen, Temporary Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 11-18-20, $24.01/hour. Not to exceed 120 days.; the reclassification of Alyse Morris, MV Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., effective 11-29-20, $19.01/hour, 5%=$.91/hour. Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 3/Step 2 to Grade 3/Step 3.; and the appointment of Minh Trinh, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 11-30-20, $20.46/hour. Job Vacancy Posted 9-30-20. Entry Level Salary: $20.46/hour. Copy filed.
To approve the PA to increase the PT EMS Paramedic’s annual hours. Copy filed.
To approve the 2021 dental renewal. Copy filed.
To approve the 2021 IBC plan document for renewal. Copy filed.
Motion by Pottebaum second by Radig to approve the contract and bond for project #RCB Outlet Repair G-104-1 & L-162-1 with Peterson Contracting for $135,052.00. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by De Witt second by Ung to approve the contract and bond for project #M-(K264)—73-97 to LA Carlson Contracting for $92,653.95. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Pottebaum second by De Witt to approve additional funding for advertising for new hire deputies. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Pottebaum second by Ung to approve the LEC and 28th Street projects contract amendment. Carried 5-0. Copy field.
A public hearing was held at 4:45 p.m. on the proposal to issue revenue bonds or notes in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,500,000 to Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
Motion by De Witt second by Ung to close the public hearing. Carried 5-0.
Motion by De Witt second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing and providing for the issuance of not to exceed $5,500,000 aggregate principal amount of healthcare facilities revenue refunding bond of Woodbury County, Iowa, for the purpose of lending the proceeds thereof to Jackson Recovery Center, Inc. (the “borrower”); the execution and delivery of a bond and loan agreement among the County, the borrower and BMO Harris Bank N.A., providing for the repayment of the loan of the proceeds of said bond and the securing of said repayment obligation; the sale of said bond; and the execution of other documents related thereto. Carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF
NOT TO EXCEED $5,500,000 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF
HEALTHCARE FACILITIES REVENUE REFUNDING BOND OF
WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF LENDING THE
PROCEEDS THEREOF TO JACKSON RECOVERY CENTERS, INC. (THE
“BORROWER”); THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A BOND AND
LOAN AGREEMENT AMONG THE COUNTY, THE BORROWER AND
BMO HARRIS BANK N.A.; PROVIDING FOR THE REPAYMENT OF THE
LOAN OF THE PROCEEDS OF SAID BOND AND THE SECURING OF
SAID REPAYMENT OBLIGATION; THE SALE OF SAID BOND; AND THE
EXECUTION OF OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED THERETO.
WHEREAS, the County of Woodbury, State of Iowa (the “Issuer”), is a County authorized and empowered by the provisions of Chapter 419 of the Code of Iowa, 2019, as amended (the “Act”), to issue revenue bonds or notes for the purpose of financing the costs of acquiring, by construction or purchase, land, buildings, improvements and equipment, or any interest therein suitable for the use of any facility for an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) which is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code (a “Tax Exempt Organization”) or to retire any existing indebtedness on a facility for a Tax Exempt Organization or to refund any bonds issued pursuant to the Act; and
WHEREAS, the Issuer has been requested by Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. (the “Borrower”), a Tax Exempt Organization, to issue its Healthcare Facilities Revenue Refunding Bond (Rosecrance Jackson Recovery Centers Project), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,500,000 (the “Bond”), in one or more series, pursuant to the Act, and to loan said amount to the Borrower for the purpose of (1) refinancing certain existing indebtedness of the Borrower (the “Refunding”), the proceeds of which were used to refinance the Issuer’s $7,000,000 Healthcare Facilities Revenue Bond (Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. Project), Series 2013 (the “Prior Bond”), the proceeds of which were used to (a) pay a portion of the costs of acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping a new residential substance abuse treatment facility located at 3500 W. 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa (the “Project”), and (b) pay for certain costs of issuing the Prior Bond; and (2) paying for certain costs of issuance of the Bond; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to published notice of intention the Issuer held a hearing on the proposal to issue the Bond on November 17, 2020 and objections or other comments relating to the issuance of the Bond have been heard; and
WHEREAS, it is proposed that the Bond be issued in a principal amount not to exceed $5,500,000 and that the Issuer loan the proceeds of the Bond to the Borrower pursuant to a Bond and Loan Agreement (the “Bond and Loan Agreement”) among the Issuer, the Borrower and BMO Harris Bank N.A. (the “Lender”) pursuant to which loan payments will be made by the Borrower in amounts sufficient to pay the principal of and interest and premium, if any, on the Bond, as and when the same shall be due; and
WHEREAS, the Bond, if issued, shall be a limited obligation of the Issuer, and shall not constitute nor give rise to a pecuniary liability of the Issuer or a charge against its general credit or taxing powers, and the principal of and interest and premium, if any, on the Bond shall be payable solely out of the revenues derived from the aforementioned Bond and Loan Agreement or otherwise as provided therein; and
WHEREAS, the Borrower has arranged for the sale of the Bond to the Lender;
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of the Issuer, as follows:
Section 1. In order to finance a portion of the costs of the Refunding and pay certain costs of issuance associated thereto, the Bond, in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $5,500,000, is hereby authorized and ordered to be issued by the Issuer in substantially the form as has been presented to and considered by this Board and containing substantially the terms and provisions set forth therein. The Bond shall be issued as a single Bond and the Bond will bear interest at an initial rate not to exceed 6% per annum as may be determined by the Borrower and the Lender prior to the issuance thereof and as adjusted from time to time as provided in the Bond and Loan Agreement and the Bond. The execution and delivery of the Bond by the Chairperson and the County Auditor shall constitute approval thereof by the Issuer and the Chairperson and the County Auditor are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Bond and deliver the same to the Lender.
Section 2. The Issuer shall loan to the Borrower the proceeds of the Bond pursuant to the Bond and Loan Agreement and the Bond, each in substantially the form as has been presented to and considered by this Board and containing substantially the terms and provisions set forth therein, and the Chairperson and the County Auditor are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver the Bond and Loan Agreement, the Bond and the Tax Agreement with such changes, modifications, deletions or additions as deemed appropriate by Bond Counsel.
Section 3. The Bond will be a special limited obligation of the Issuer. The Bond shall not be payable from or a charge upon any funds other than the revenues derived from the Bond and Loan Agreement and the debt obligations of the Borrower thereunder pledged to the payment thereof, nor shall the Issuer be subject to any liability thereon. No holder of the Bond shall ever have the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the Issuer to pay the Bond or the interest thereon, nor to enforce payment thereof against any property of the Issuer. The Bond shall not constitute a debt of the Issuer within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision or limitation and shall never constitute nor give rise to a pecuniary liability of the Issuer or a charge against its general credit or taxing powers.
Section 4. The Bond and Loan Agreement and the Bond are hereby made a part of this Resolution as though fully set forth herein and are hereby approved in substantially the forms presented to the Board. The Chairperson and the County Auditor are authorized and directed to execute, acknowledge, and deliver said documents on behalf of the Issuer with such changes, insertions and omissions therein as Bond Counsel may deem appropriate, such execution to be conclusive evidence of approval of such documents in accordance with the terms hereof.
Section 5. The Chairperson and the County Auditor are authorized and directed to execute and deliver all other documents which may be required under the terms of the Bond and Loan Agreement or by Bond Counsel (including, without limitation, the execution and delivery of a tax exemption agreement), and to take any other action as may be required or deemed appropriate for the performance of the duties imposed thereby to carry out the purposes thereof. The Borrower, pursuant to the documents related to the issuance of the Bond, shall agree to comply with certain requirements of the Code regarding use and investment of the proceeds of the Bond and certain other moneys related to the Bond (collectively, the “Continuing Requirements”) and the Borrower shall agree to monitor compliance with the Continuing Requirements and take remedial action with respect to any failure to comply with the Continuing Requirements.
Section 6. In order to qualify the Bond as a “qualified tax exempt obligation” within the meaning of Section 265(b)(3) of the Code, the Issuer hereby makes the following factual statements and representations:
(A) The Issuer hereby designates the Bond as a “qualified tax-exempt obligation” for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Code;
(B) The reasonably anticipated amount of tax-exempt obligations (other than any obligations described in clause (ii) of Section 265(b)(3)(C) of the Code) which will be issued by the Issuer (and all entities whose obligations will be aggregated with those of the Issuer) during this calendar year 2020 will not exceed $10,000,000; and
(C) Not more than $10,000,000 of obligations issued by the Issuer during this calendar year 2020 (including the Bond) have been designated for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Code.
The Issuer shall use its best efforts to comply with any federal procedural requirements which may apply in order to effectuate the designation made by this paragraph.
Section 7. The provisions of this Resolution are hereby declared to be separable and if any action, phrase or provision shall for any reason by declared to be invalid, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the sections, phrases and provisions.
Section 8. All resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are repealed, to the extent of such conflict.
Section 9. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval.
Passed and approved November 17, 2020.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board heard reports on committee meetings.
There were no citizen concerns.
The Board discussed the Governor’s proclamation regarding the pandemic. The consensus was to place a sign on the doors to the Courthouse that the wearing of face masks is strongly recommended.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until November 24, 2020.
Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.