MAY 18, 1999 FORTY FOURTH MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 9:00 A.M. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Clausen, Walish, and Welte. Staff members present were Nancy Hodge, Board Administrative Coordinator, Patrick F. Gill, County Auditor/Clerk to the Board, and John Rusch, Board Legal Counsel.
Boykin was acting Chairman.
The Claims were approved as presented.
There was open discussion period held by the Board.
Meeting called to order.
Motion by Welte second by Walish to approve the Board minutes of May 11, 1999 as submitted. Carried 3-0. Boykin abstained.
The Board approved a correction of effective date for salary change, from Class 2 to Class 1. $124.80 retro pay, per DSA Contract agreement, for Dennis A. Alioth, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, effective 3/22/99. Copy filed.
The Board approved the appointment of Valerie A. Hunter, Temporary Engineering Aide, Secondary Roads, @$7.00/hr., effective 5/13/99. Not to exceed 120 days. Copy filed
The Board approved the appointment of Aaron J. Bahnsen, Temporary MV Clerk, County Treasurer, @$8.76/hr., effective 5/17/99. Not to exceed 120 days. Copy filed.
The Board approved the appointment of Jeana R. Arnold, Clerk (Civil/Warrants), County Sheriff @$8.22/hr. effective 5/19/99. Job Vacancy Posted: 4/22/99. Entry Level Salary: $8.22/hr. Copy filed.
The Board approved the separation of Joseph A. Roepke, Temporary MV Clerk, County Treasurer, effective 5/10/99. Copy filed.
The Board approved the correction of salary increase date, per DSA Contract agreement for Gregory J. Stallman, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, @$12.40/hr. effective 5/3/99. Copy filed.
The Board approved the correction of salary increase date, per DSA Contract agreement for George G. Nuncio, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, @$12.40/hr. effective 5/3/99. Copy filed.
There was discussion of Woodbury County Health Insurance Preferred Provider Organization.
Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to defer action on the Preferred Provider Organization approval, Segal asked company consulting service fee and agreement and the approval of Wellmark Administrators third party administrators fee and agreement. Carried 4-0.
Bob Knowler, County Treasurer asked to remove discussion of a grade change for an employee and to delay discussion of office equipment needs for the Motor Vehicle office.
Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to appoint Douglas Walish to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Elected Officials Regional Board. Carried 4-0.
Clausen arrived at 10:20 A.M. after an appearance for jury duty.
Motion by Welte second by Walish to approve renewal application for Iowa Retail Cigarette Permit for Shop-N-Go in Sloan, IA. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
The Public Hearing was held at 10:30 A.M. for the FY 1998-99 Budget Amendment #3.
Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to close the public hearing for Budget Amendment #3. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Clausen second by Welte to approve Budget Amendment #3. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Welte second by Clausen to approve and authorize Chairman to sign Utility Accommodation Permits submitted by Woodbury REC for four locations. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Welte second by Walish to approve and authorize Chairman to sign Amendment to 1998-99 Bridge Inspection Contract with HGM Associates Inc. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Richard Storm, County Engineer discussed retaining wall adjacent to 2425 and 2427 Mohawk Drive, Sioux City. The consensus was to have further discussions with the property owners.
There was discussion of possible policy change for WCICC-Communications Centers Service to City of Sergeant Bluff.
Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to approve a policy change for W.C.I.C.C. recommended by Glen Sedivy, Communications Center Director, to bill Sergeant Bluff for calls to the communications center. Carried 4-1, Welte nay.
Tom Ullrich, Mayor of Sloan and Jeff Sar, City Attorney, discussed a possible Urban Renewal Plan for Sloan.
Motion by Clausen second by Welte to authorize Chairman to sign a resolution approving and consenting to Sloan Urban Renewal Plan. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO. 9196
RESOLUTION APPROVING AND CONSENTING TO
SLOAN URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AND SLOAN URBAN
RENEWAL DISTRICT (SW1/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF SECTION
29, T86N, R46W, IN WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA)
WHEREAS, the City of Sloan has filed with the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors
an Urban Renewal Plan which provides for the creation of an Urban Renewal District legally described as:
Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of
Section Twenty-Nine (29), Township Eighty-Six (86) North,
Range Forty-Six (46) West, in Woodbury County, Iowa;
WHEREAS, the aforesaid Sloan Urban Renewal District is adjacent to and within two (2)
miles of the city limits of the City of Sloan; and
WHEREAS, Section 403.17(3) of the Code of Iowa authorizes the formation of an Urban
Renewal District if it is within two (2) miles of the city limits;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors:
1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 403.17(3) of the Code of Iowa, Woodbury County
hereby authorizes and consents to the formation of the proposed Sloan Urban Renewal District which is an
area within two (2) miles of the city limits of Sloan, Iowa.
Dated this 18th day of May, 1999
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Motion by Welte second by Walish to authorize Chairman to sign Emergency Medical Services Loan Funds for Cushing Ambulance Service. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Welte second by Walish to approve lifting a tax suspension for R.K. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Clausen second by Walish to approve lifting a tax suspension for R.W. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
The bids were opened for Audit Services for Woodbury County for FYs 1998-99; 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
Motion by Welte second by Batcheller allow the Board Administration office and Woodbury County Auditors office to review the bids and bring recommendation to the Board at the June 8, 1999 Board of Supervisors Meeting. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Welte second by Clausen to authorize Chairman to sign certificates regarding the $8,000,000 City of Salix, Iowa Pollution Control Refunding Bonds and $3,135,000 City of Salix, Iowa Variable/Fixed Rates Demand Pollution Control Refunding Revenue Bonds. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
There was discussion of invoice for repair of water line at the Siouxland District Health Building.
There was discussion of resolution opposing proposed amendments to Iowa Constitution.
Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve and to authorize Chairman to sign resolution opposing proposed Amendments to Iowa Constitution. Carried 5-0.
WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROPOSED
WHEREAS, Iowas voters will vote on two proposed amendments to the Iowa Constitution on June 29, 1999; and
WHEREAS the first amendment, which would prohibit the State of Iowa from spending more than 99% of its revenues, is a bad idea because spending restrictions have been part of Iowa law since 1992 and have worked well without having to tie the hands of our elected representatives by placing these restrictions in the state constitution; and
WHEREAS, the second amendment, which would require a 60% supermajority in the General Assembly to enact a tax increase, is a bad idea because it would allow a minority of legislators to control Iowas public policy, rather than allowing majority rule to work, and because it will cause the State of Iowa to put more unfunded mandates on counties which will mean increases in property taxes; and
WHEREAS, the two amendments are more than 2,000 words long, and are complicated and confusing, so no one really knows for sure what their impact will be;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors goes on record as opposing the passage of these proposed constitutional amendments and urges voters to oppose these shortsighted and dangerous constitutional amendments as well.
APPROVED by the Board of Supervisors on this 18th day of May, 1999
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board made a selection, by drawing, of insurance agency to bid for Insurance Company for Woodbury Countys Real Estate/Property Coverage; Faithful Performance Coverage and Boiler/Machinery Coverage.
The Executive Session scheduled was canceled by the requestor.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until May 25, 1999.