Minutes - 6/4/2024

JUNE 04, 2024, TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, June 04, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.  Board members present were Nelson, Ung (by phone at regular meeting only) , Bittinger II (by phone), Taylor, and Radig (chair to meeting due to remote call in of chair and vice chair).  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Dennis Butler, Budget and Finance Director (closed session only), and Michelle Skaff, Deputy Auditor/Clerk to the Board. 

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Carried 4-0 on roll call vote. 

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Carried 4-0 on roll call vote.

Ung and Bittinger called in by phone at 4:30pm.

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 Taylor to approve the agenda for June 04, 2024.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

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

To approve minutes of the May 28, 2024, meeting.  Copy filed.
    
To approve the claims totaling $259,995.48.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a resolution for abatement of taxes for the State of Iowa, parcel #884703100001.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,752  
RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, the State of Iowa is the titleholder of real estate Parcel #884703100001 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows:

Parcel#884703100001

A tct lying 78.10' S of NW corner NW ¼ & pt of beg: thee E 273.6 8' ft thee S 150.44 ft thee SWly 174.36 ft thee NWly 242.47 ft thee N along W line NW 1///4 304.71 to the pt of NW NW 3-88-47

WHEREAS, the above-stated property has an unpaid balance of taxes owing, and the parcel is owned by a political subdivision of the state; and

WHEREAS, the political subdivision, namely the State of Iowa, is failing to immediately pay the taxes due; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and any future taxes that may be levied against this parcel; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 427.3, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 4th day of June, 2024.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS    
Copy filed.

To approve property tax refund request for Adair Asset Management, parcel #894721457019 in the amount of $783.00.  Copy filed.

To approve property tax refund request for Anna Sengchan, parcel #894825132002 in the amount of $255.00.  Copy filed.

To approve property tax refund request for ACC Holdings, parcel #864426462003 in the amount of $421.00.  Copy filed.

To approve property tax refund request for Schmit Properties LC, parcel #894711256004 in the amount of $1,881.00.  Copy filed.

To approve the appointment of Keith Jackson, PO Box 102, 401 Ferry Ave, Cushing, to the City Council of Cushing, previously held by Alex Rabbass, until the next regular/general election.  Copy filed.

To approve the reclassification of Michael Simoni, Master Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 6-10-24, $38.30/hour, 10%=$3.46/hr. Per CWA: From Senior to Master Deputy. Anniversary Date 06/21/24.; the reclassification of Sterling Tronson, Civilian Jailer 1st Class, County Sheriff Dept., effective 06-10-24, $25.95/hour, 4%=$1.00/hr. Per CWA: From 2nd Class to 1st Class. Anniversary Date 06/10/24.; the reclassification of Jessica Tank, Civilian Jailer 2nd Class, County Sheriff Dept., effective 6-10-24, $24.95/hour, 4%=$0.98/hr. Per CWA: From 3rd Class to 2nd Class. Anniversary Date 6/14/24.; the appointment of Rosario Resendiz Perea, PT Youth Worker – Female, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 6-5-24, $21.41/hour. Job Vacancy Posted on 4/11/2024. Entry Level Salary: $21.41/hour.; and the appointment of Lillian Moravek, Legal Secretary III, County Attorney Dept., effective 6-5-24, $22.63/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted on 5/6/24.  Entry Level Salary $22.63/hour.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

A public hearing was held at 4:35 p.m. for the sale of parcel #894726127004 & #894726127005, 3314 14th Street & 3315 13th Street.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
    
Motion by Taylor second by Nelson to close the public hearing.  Carried 5-0.
    
Motion by Taylor second by Nelson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a resolution for the sale of parcel #894726127004 & #894726127005, 3314 14th Street & 3315 13th Street, to Jaclyn Lawrey, 3300 14th St., Sioux City, for $100.00 plus recording fees. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,753  

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

By Jaclyn M. Lawrey  in the sum of  One Hundred and 00/100 ($100.00)------------------------ ------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #894726127004
Lot One (1) Block Three (3) of Long View Addition to Sioux City and Woodbury County Iowa
(3314 14th Street)

Parcel #894726127005
Lot Twelve (12) Block Three (3) of Long View Addition to Sioux City and Woodbury County Iowa
(3315 13th 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 4th Day of June, 2024.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS    
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 4:35pm for the sale of parcel #894726126007 & #894726126004, 3273 13th Street & 3274 14th Street. The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
    
Motion by Radig second by Nelson to close the public hearing.  Carried 5-0.
    
Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a resolution for the sale of parcel #894726126007 & #894726126004, 3273 13th Street & 3274 14th Street, to Johanna Sosa, 3270 14th St., Sioux City, for $4,100.00 plus recording fees. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,754 

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

By Johanna Sosa in the sum of  Four Thousand One Hundred and 00/100 ($4,100.00)------------------------ ------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #894726126007
Lot Twelve (12) & the West Twenty-five (25) feet vacated Paxton Street Abutting Block Four (4) in Long View Addition to Sioux City and Woodbury County Iowa
(3273 13th Street)

Parcel #894726126004
Lot One (1) & the West Twenty-five (25) feet vacated Paxton Street Abutting Block Four (4) in Long View Addition to Sioux City and Woodbury County Iowa
(3274 14th 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 4th Day of June, 2024.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS    
Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to receive the final report and the Zoning Commission’s recommendation from their 5/29/24 meeting to approve the final plat of Thompson Farm Addition, a minor subdivision to Woodbury County.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution accepting Thompson Farm Addition, a minor subdivision to Woodbury County. Carried 5-0.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RESOLUTION #13,755 
ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THOMPSON FARM ADDITION 
A MINOR SUBDIVISION
WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, THE OWNERS AND PROPRIETORS DID ON THE 29TH DAY OF MAY, 2024, FILE WITH THE WOODBURY COUNTY ZONING COMMISSION A CERTAIN PLAT DESIGNATED AS THOMPSON FARM ADDITION, WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA; AND

WHEREAS, IT APPEARS THAT SAID PLAT CONFORMS WITH ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF THE STATE OF IOWA AND ORDINANCES OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA, WITH REFERENCE TO THE FILING OF SAME; AND

WHEREAS, THE ZONING COMMISSION OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA HAS RECOMMENDED THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL OF SAID PLAT; AND

WHEREAS, THE COUNTY ENGINEER OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA HAS RECOMMENDED THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL OF SAID PLAT.

NOW THEREFORE, BE, AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, WOODBURY COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA, THAT THE PLAT OF THOMPSON FARM ADDITION, WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA BE, AND THE SAME IS HEREBY ACCEPTED AND APPROVED, AND THE CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, WOODBURY COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA, ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO FURNISH TO THE OWNERS AND PROPRIETORS A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 4TH DAY OF JUNE, 2024.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

John Malloy, WCICC-IT, presented an update on the upcoming county employee portal.  Copy filed.
    
Motion by Taylor second by Radig to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Farm to Market Review Board Application.  Carried 5-0.  

Dean Brown, Sioux City, questioned the impact on businesses regards to this application. 

FARM TO MARKET REVIEW BOARD APPLICATION RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION #13,756

WHEREAS, a county may apply for modifications to its farm to market system to add or subtract mileage from its system, to accept or delete highways gained or lost through jurisdictional transfers, or to change the classification of roads within its system, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County has consulted with its County Engineer and desires to modify its farm to market road system to provide continuity of intra-county and inter-county routes, to meet the needs of existing or potential traffic, to better meet land use needs, or to provide a more suitable location for a farm to market route, and

WHEREAS, application for modifications to any county's farm to market system must be made to the Farm to Market Review Board per the requirements of Code of Iowa Section 306.6, 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY that this county is formally requesting that the Farm to Market Review Board approve the following modifications to its farm to market system:

Road segments within city corporate limits as farm to market extensions:

1) From the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Front Street, thence north and west to the intersection of Front Street and 4th Street/110th Street measuring approximately 4985 feet, or 0.927 miles.

Total Mileage added to Farm to Market Extension System:   0.927 miles.

Road segments proposed for deletion from the farm to market system:

2) On 110th Street, from the intersection of Hanes Street in Pierson, east to Minnesota Avenue in rural Woodbury County, measuring approximately 1293 feet, one half county-on half city.

Total Mileage deleted from the Farm to Market System:   0.122 miles.

Road segments proposed for deletion from the farm to market extension system:

3)  On 110th Street, from the intersection of Hanes Street in Pierson, east to Minnesota Avenue in rural Woodbury County, measuring approximately 1293 feet, or 0.122 miles, being one half county-on half city.

4) On 110th Street/4th Street from the intersection of Front Street east approximately 2483 feet 
east to the intersection of Hanes Street, measuring approximately 2483 feet, or 0.470 miles.  

Total Mileage deleted from the farm to market extension system:  0.592 miles.

The board of supervisors of Woodbury County, in lawful session this 4th day of June 2024 hereby adopts this farm to market modification resolution.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve the plans for project # L-B(J178)—73-97. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Radig to authorize the chairman to sign a letter of support for Westland Property Management Development LLC application for the Iowa Workforce Housing Tax Credits.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Reports on committee meetings were heard.

Dean Brown, Sioux City, expressed concerns about Supervisor Radig running for Auditor.

Pat Gill, Woodbury County Auditor, expressed concerns about Supervisor Taylor’s pay raises and donations.
Doyle Turner, 2738 210th St, Moville, expressed concerns regarding the ethics of Auditor Gill approaching him and Deb Main after the May 21st board meeting with inaccurate information about a donation to Michelle Skaff’s campaign for Auditor. 
    
Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until June 11, 2024.
    
Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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