Minutes - 12/5/2023

DECEMBER 5, 2023, FORTY-NINETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.  Board members present were Nelson, Ung, Bittinger II, Radig, and Taylor.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Dennis Butler, Finance and Budget Director, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, and Michelle Skaff, Deputy Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to go into Joint Closed Session with LEC Authority per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c).  Carried 4-0 on roll-call vote.
 
Supervisor Taylor entered the meeting at 3:08pm.

Motion by Ung second by Nelson to go out of Joint Closed Session with LEC Authority 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 Ung second by Taylor to approve the agenda for December 5, 2023.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Doyle Turner,  2738 200th St, objected items 8, 9 ,10b, and 11.
        
Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the November 28, 2023 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $587,529.46.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes through the redemption process for Dennis Trizila, 3520 Parkview Blvd., parcel #894723385011.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,684
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION
OF TAXES THROUGH THE REDEMPTION PROCESS

WHEREAS, Dennis Trizila is a titleholder of property located at 3520 Parkview Blvd., Sioux City, Iowa, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel #894723385011

KELLY PARK LOTS 13 & 14 BLOCK 23

WHEREAS, Dennis Trizila, is a 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 #894721479001 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 5th day of December 2023.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

To approve the separation of Greg Ashcraft, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 11-28-23. Resignation.; and the separation of Dylan Ryder, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 12-09-23.  Resignation. Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for (2) Civilian Jailers, County Sheriff Dept.  CWA:  $23.97/hour.  Copy filed.

To approve property tax refund for ACC LLC, for parcel #894715351003, 3100 Norman Dr., in the amount of $2,371.00.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving abatement of taxes for Lake Forest MHC LLC, vin #0581123406, 1988 Champion.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,685
RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Lake Forest MHC LLC is the titleholder of a mobile home 

VIN #0581123406 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows:
    
VIN #0581123406 Year/Model 1988 Champion

WHEREAS, the above-stated mobile home has taxes payable including special assessments and the mobile home is owned by Lake Forest MHC LLC.

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgement or tax sale.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above mobile home according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 5th day of December, 2023.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving abatement of taxes for Yes Communities, vin #8379, 1981 Sharlo.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,686
RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Yes Communities is the titleholder of a mobile home 

VIN #8379 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows:
    
VIN #8379 Year/Model 1981 Sharlo

WHEREAS, the above-stated mobile home has taxes payable including special assessments and the mobile home is owned by Yes Communities.

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgement or tax sale.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above mobile home according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 5th day of December, 2023.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving abatement of taxes for Vanessa Roman, vin #NEB99B01379, 1999 Belaire.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,687
RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Vanessa Roman is the titleholder of a mobile home 

VIN #NEB99B01379 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows:
    
VIN #NEB99B01379 Year/Model 1999 Belaire

WHEREAS, the above-stated mobile home has taxes payable including special assessments and the mobile home is owned by Vanessa Roman.

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgement or tax sale.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above mobile home according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 5th day of December, 2023.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.  

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the selection of HNTB for grant preparation work and direct County Engineer to negotiate a contract with the consultant.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

On behalf of CWA Local 7177, Deputy Sage Lewis read a statement regarding Supervisor Taylor. 

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to receive the statement from Deputy Sage. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Western Iowa Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Craig Levine, shared public comments from its members concerning Supervisor Taylor.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Bittinger to accept the resignation of Jeremy Taylor as Vice-Chairperson for the remainder of the 2023 session.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to appoint Mark Nelson as Vice-Chairperson replacement for the remainder of the 2023 session.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Public response to the resolution submitted to the board by the County Auditor during citizen concerns of the November 28th meeting was solicited by the board.  Copy filed.

Pat Gill, Woodbury County Auditor, addressed the board regarding the resolution.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve to set a roundtable meeting in the basement of the Woodbury County Courthouse for December 15th at 3:30 p.m., and invite Iowa’s area legislators and supervisors to attend the roundtable hosted by the Woodbury County board of Supervisors.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.
    
Doyle Turner, 2738 200th St, addressed the board in support of the roundtable meeting. 

Reports on committee meetings were heard.

There were no citizen concerns.

Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until December 12, 2023.
    
Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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