Minutes - 4/9/2024

APRIL 9, 2024, FIFTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.  Board members present were Nelson, Ung, Bittinger II, Radig, and Taylor.  Staff members present were Heather Satterwhite, Executive Secretary/  Public Bidder, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Dennis Butler, Budget and Finance Director, and Michelle Skaff, Deputy Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

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

Motion by Ung second by Radig 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.

Nelson was absent from regular meeting due to LEC Authority meeting. 
    
Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the agenda for April 9, 2024.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

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

To approve minutes of the April 2, 2024 meeting.  Copy filed.
    
To approve the claims totaling $391,353.63.  Copy filed.

To approve the property tax refund for Skinner Holdings, parcel #874624300008, in the amount of $56.00.  Copy filed.

To receive the Auditor’s Quarterly Report from January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024.  Copy filed.

To lift tax suspension for Suzanne Jaynes-Hall, parcel #894730407006, 224 So. Leonard St.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes for Jonathan Neuhardt, 3642 Grandview Blvd., parcel #894716103002.  

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,709
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION
OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Jonathan Neuhardt as titleholder of property located at 3642 Grandview Blvd., Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:   
     
Parcel # 894716103002

HATFIELD N IRREG PT 48.3 FT ON THE W LOT 7 BLK 4 EX TRI IN SW COR LOT 8 BLK 4
                                                                                            
WHEREAS, Jonathan Neuhardt as titleholders of the aforementioned real estate has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 1997 Iowa Code section 427.9, 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 grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 9th day of April, 2024.  
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes for Tessie Goodwin, 206 S. Helmer St., parcel #894730436001. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,710
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Tessie Goodwin, as titleholder of a property located 206 S. Helmer St., Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:   
     
Parcel #894730436001  

Riverview 2nd Lots 7 & 8 Block 20
         
WHEREAS, Tessie Goodwin of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 2017 Iowa Code section 427.9, 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 grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 9th day of April 2024.  
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed..

To receive for signatures a Resolution Thanking and Commending Julie Conolly for her years of service with Woodbury County.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,711
A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING
JULIE CONOLLY
FOR HER SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Julie Conolly has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the County Assessor’s office for 31 years from January 1, 1993 to May 31, 2024.

WHEREAS, the service given by Julie Conolly as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by her dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Julie Conolly for her years of service to Woodbury County; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Julie Conolly.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 9th day of April 2024.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.


To approve the reappointment of Mark Monson and Kevin Kay to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland Board of Directors.  Copy filed.

To set the public hearing for the FY25 proposed budget for April 30th, 2024 at 4:45 p.m.  Copy filed.

To approve the separation of Todd Hayes, FT Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 03-29-24.  Separation.; the separation of Terry Spencer, FT Paramedic, Emergency Service Dept., effective 04-01-24.  Resignation.; and the separation of Tyler Palmer, Sheriff Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 4-1-24.  Resignation. Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Deputy Sheriff, County Sheriff Dept.  CWA Deputy Sheriff:  $28.14/hour.; Paramedic (FT), Emergency Services Dept.  $26.06/hour.; Youth Worker (FT), Juvenile Detention Dept.  AFSCME Juvenile Detention:  $21.41/hour.; and Youth Worker (PT), Juvenile Detention Dept.  AFSCME Juvenile Detention:  $21.41/hour.   Copy filed.

Carried 4-0.

Jean Logan, Community Action Agency of Siouxland, presented a gift of artwork created by the children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start program.  

Motion by Radig second by Bittinger to receive artwork. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Weed Destruction Order.  Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,712
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 2024 is necessary,

NOW THEREFORE,

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 1, 2024 – for Palmer amaranth annual.

2.    May 6, 2024 - for musk, thistle, sow thistle, bull thistle, leafy spurge, perennial pepper grass, sour dock perennial, smooth dock perennial, and sheep sorrel perennial.

3.    June 3, 2024 - for Canada thistle, Russian knapweed, buckhorn perennial, wild mustard annual, horse nettle, and teasel biennial.

4.    June 10, 2024 - for field bindweed, wild carrot biennial, and quack grass.

5.    June 17, 2024 - for butterprint annual, puncture vine annual, and cocklebur annual.

6.    July 1, 2024 - for wild sunflower annual and poison hemlock.

7.    October 1, 2024 - 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, Perspective, Method 240SL, Milestone, and MSN 60. 

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 eradicated or otherwise destroyed, to prevent seed production, by the owner of the land adjoining the road on or before June 7, 2024.

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  9th day of April, 2024
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to award quote for culvert to replace bridge located on Hancock Ave. at the intersection of 290th St. to Oldcastle Infrastructure.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the FY 2025 Woodbury County Secondary Road Department Budget.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the FY 2025 Woodbury County Secondary Road Department Five Year Construction Program.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Reports on committee meetings were heard.

There were no citizen concerns.
    
Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until April 16, 2024.
    
Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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