Minutes - 6/25/2024

JUNE 25, 2024, TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Ung, Nelson, Taylor (by phone), Radig and Bittinger II (by phone).  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Dennis Butler, Budget and Finance Director, 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.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the agenda for June 25, 2024.  Carried 4-0; Bittinger was absent.  Copy filed.

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

To approve minutes of the June 18, 2024, meeting.  Copy filed.
    
To approve the claims totaling $879,421.88.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes for Claudia Villagrana, parcel #894721479001, 1424 Court St.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,777
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Claudia Villagrana, as titleholder of a property located 1424 Court St., Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:   
     
 Parcel #894721479001

GALBRAITHS W 100 FT LOT 18
         
WHEREAS, Claudia Villagrana 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 25th day of June 2024.  
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

To approve the lifting of tax suspension for petitioners who failed to re-certify their income or income does not qualify for continued tax suspension.  Copy filed.

To approve the 28E Agreement between Woodbury County, Iowa, and the Woodbury Soil and Water Conservation District for funding and management of a watershed inspection and maintenance program in Woodbury County, State of Iowa.  Copy filed.

To approve the underground utility permit for MidAmerican Energy.  Copy filed.

Carried 4-0; Bittinger was absent.

Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve a letter to Iowa’s US Senators seeking support for I-29 Southbridge interchange project.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the contract for gravel production at the Little Sioux Gravel Pit with Bedrock for $406,250.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Doyle Turner, Moville, discussed the LEC Authority 28E agreement with the Board.

Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving a 28E Agreement with the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors granting the authority a forgivable loan for the payment of certain costs and expenses related to the Law Enforcement Center.  Carried 4-1; Taylor was opposed.

RESOLUTION #13,778
RESOLUTION APPROVING A 28E AGREEMENT WITH THE
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
GRANTING THE AUTHORITY A FORGIVABLE LOAN FOR
THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN COSTS AND EXPENSES
RELATED TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER

       
WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center Authority (the “Authority”) was created pursuant to Iowa Code Section 346.27, by its incorporating units, Woodbury County, Iowa (the “County”) and Sioux City, Iowa, for purposes of constructing and owning a new law enforcement center (“Project”); and
WHEREAS, the Authority has been and will be incurring the below-noted expenses relating to the Project that are the subject of this Agreement:
(1) Legal fees, costs and expenses;
(2) Expert fees and expenses;
(3) Project engineering consultant’s fees and expenses; and
(4) Baker Group fees and expenses for construction management services; and
(5) Goldberg Group Architects, PC’s Reimbursable Expenses (as such term is defined under the Agreement between the Authority and such architect); and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors for the County and the Board of Commissioners of the Authority have determined it to be in the best interests of their respective constituencies and incorporating units to cooperate in the granting of a forgivable loan from the County to the Authority for the Project in the amount of $400,000; and

WHEREAS, the parties desire to enter into a contract and loan agreement under Chapter 28E in order to define their respective rights and obligations in connection with said loan.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER AUTHORITY: 

Section 1.  The Board Chairperson and Secretary are hereby authorized and directed to execute the proposed 28E Agreement with the County in substantially the form presented to this meeting, but with such changes therein as the official executing the 28E Agreement shall approve, such approval to be conclusively evidenced by the execution thereof.

Section 2.  Such 28E Agreement shall be filed with the Iowa Secretary of State pursuant to Iowa Code Section 28E.8.
    
PASSED AND APPROVED this 25th  day of June, 2024.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Nelson to approve the 28E Agreement between Woodbury County, Iowa and the Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center Authority.  Carried 4-1; Taylor was opposed.  Copy filed.

Reports on committee meetings were heard.

Doyle Turner, Moville, expressed his appreciation of emergency services during the current flooding. 
    
Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until July 2, 2024.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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