Minutes - 8/15/2023

AUGUST 15, 2023, THIRTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 3:45 p.m.  Board members present were Nelson, Taylor, Ung, Radig, and Bittinger II.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Dennis Butler, Finance and Budget Director, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Michelle Skaff, Deputy Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

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

The regular meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence.
    
Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the for August 15, 2023.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.
        
Motion by Ung second by Nelson to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the August 8, 2023 meeting.  Copy filed.
    
To approve the claims totaling $400,991.94.  Copy filed.

 To approve to the agreement with the City of Sioux City regarding the use of TIF in the certain urban renewal district for the purpose of engaging in future urban renewal projects.  Copy filed.

To approve the reclassification of Devin Groenhagen, Sheriff Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 03-20-23, $34.84/hour, 6.5%=$2.13/hour. Per CWA Deputy Sheriff Contract agreement, from Class 1 to Senior Class due to 4 years employment and Bachelor’s Degree.; the separation of Susan Turner, Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., effective 08-01-23. Resignation.; the separation of Stephanie Arroyo, Clerk II, County Attorney Dept., effective 08-09-23.  Resignation.; the separation of Cornelia Venable-Ridley, Assistant County Attorney, County Attorney Dept., effective 09-01-23.  Resignation.; the appointment of Greg Ashcraft, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 09-05-23, $23.97/hour.  Job Vacancy posted 6-21-23.  Entry Level Salary:  $23.97/hour.; and the appointment of Collin Baumann, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 09-05-23, $23.97/hour. Job Vacancy posted 6-21-23.  Entry Level Salary:  $23.97/hour. Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Clerk II, County Attorney Dept.  AFSCME Courthouse: $18.68/hour.; Maintenance Technician, Building Services Dept.  AFSCME Courthouse:  $20.53/hour.; and (2) Custodians, Building Services Dept.  AFSCME Courthouse:  $16.79/hour.  Copy filed.

To approve the underground utility permit for Frank Mowry/Metronet.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

A public hearing was held at 4:35 p.m. for the sale of parcel #884705480001, 2636 S. Lyons St.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for the sale of the real estate parcel #884705480001, 2636 S. Lyons St., to Anthony & Yvon Fitch, 2640 S. Lyons St., Sioux City, for $437.00 plus recording fees.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,652

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of:

By  Anthony J. Fitch and Yvon J. Fitch    __in the sum of         Four Hundred Thirty-Seven Dollars and 00/100 ($437.00)------------------------ ------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #884705480001
Lot One (1), Hayworth’s Meadows 1st Filing, an addition to Sioux City in the County of Woodbury and State of Iowa
(2636 S. Lyons 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 15th Day of August, 2023.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 4:37 p.m. for the sale of parcel #894729184020, 1204 W 3rd St.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for the sale of the real estate parcel #894729184020, 1204 W 3rd St., to RFBR Properties LLC, 818 5th St., Sioux City, for $467.00 plus recording fees.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,653

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of:

By  RFBR Properties LLC    __in the sum of         Four Hundred Sixty-Seven Dollars and 00/100 ($467.00)------------------------ ------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #894729184020
Lot Three (3) Block Fourteen (14) of Sioux City Davis Addition to Sioux City in the County of Woodbury and State of Iowa
(1204 W. 3rd 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 15th Day of August, 2023.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve to purchase a work vehicle for Building Services.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Nelson to approve creating new Clerk III position for Sheriff’s Dept.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the quit claim deed for former gravel pit off Mason Avenue.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve a preconstruction addendum agreement with Iowa DOT for grading and paving 158th St. and Benton Avenue.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Bid letting was held for Calcium Chloride 2024.  The bids are as follows:

Jerico Service Inc., Indianola, IA            $64,900.00
Scotwood Industries, Inc., Overland Park, KS        $52,140.00

Motion by Radig second by Ung to receive the bids.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to award the bid for Calcium Chloride 2024 to Scotwood Industries, Inc. for $52,140.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Bid letting was held for Propane FY 2024.  The bids are as follows:

Johnson Propane, Battle Creek, IA            $1.04/Gal
Sapp Bros Petroleum Inc., Sioux City, IA        $1.499/Gal
New Cooperative Inc., Hornick, IA            $1.25/Gal

Motion by Radig second by Ung to receive the bids.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to award the bid for Propane FY 2024 to Johnson Propane for $1.04/Gal.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Bittinger to receive letters of support for new position. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Bittinger to de-authorize Clerk II position at Veteran Affairs and authorize a CVSO position.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve up to $30,000 in 2023 CIP in order to replace/fix window framing and glass in two areas at Tri View building including the one vandalized.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Reports on committee meetings were heard.

Doyle Turner, Moville, addressed the Board with inquiry to rollbacks and how solar panels are taxed.
County Engineer Mark Nahra presented information regarding a bike trail.
Motion by Radig second by Taylor to receive plans for the bike trail from Mr. Nahra. Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until August 22, 2023.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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