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2021-04-27 Board of Supervisors Meeting

APRIL 27, 2021, SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Radig, Ung (by phone), Monson, De Witt, and Wright.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, HR Director, Joshua Widman, Board Attorney, Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, 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.
      
There were no citizen concerns.

Motion by De Witt second by Radig to approve the agenda for April 27, 2021. Carried 5-0.  Copy Filed.
 
Motion by De Witt second by Radig to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the April 20, 2021 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $430,478.89.  Copy filed.

To approve the separation of Dustin Carrell, Motor Grader Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 04-16-21.  Separation.; the appointment of Jonah Kessel, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 05-10-21, $20.46/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 3-3-21.  Entry Level Salary:  $20.46/hour.; and separation of Gary Brown, Director, Emergency Services Dept., effective 07-06-21.  Retirement.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Motor Grader Operator, Secondary Roads Dept.  CWA:  $24.31/hour.  Copy filed.

To approve the request of Gary Brown and family to remain on the county health, dental, and vision insurances.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution setting the interest rates for drainage district warrants during the fiscal year 2022.  Carried 5-0. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,159
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE INTEREST RATE PAID ON DRAINAGE WARRANTS

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors has the authority to establish the interest rate on drainage warrants pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 468.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that the interest rate for Drainage Warrants is hereby set at 5% APR for Fiscal Year 2022.

DATED this 27th  day of April, ,2021
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Orton Slough Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,160
ORTON SLOUGH DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Orton Slough Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Orton Slough Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $  0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April,2021
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Smokey Hollow Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,161
SMOKEY HOLLOW DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Smoky Hollow Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Smoky Hollow Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $  0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Weber Creek Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,162
WEBER CREEK DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Weber Creek Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Weber Creek Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $     0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Wolf Creek Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,163
WOLF CREEK DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Wolf Creek Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Wolf Creek Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $  20,000.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Bennett-McDonald Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,164
BENNETT-MCDONALD DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Bennett-McDonald Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and
 
WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Bennett-McDonald Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $  0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Radig to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Smithland Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,165
SMITHLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Smithland Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies, and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Smithland Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $    0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies, and public highways within said Drainage District and same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Wolf Creek Pumping District #2 Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,166
WOLF CREEK PUMPING DISTRICT #2
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Wolf Creek Pumping District #2 of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies, and public highways within the boundaries of the said Pumping District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Wolf Creek Pumping District #2, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $       0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies, and public highways within said Pumping District and same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Wolf Creek Pumping District #3 Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,170
WOLD CREEK PUMPING DISTRICT #3
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Wolf Creek Pumping District #3 of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies, and public highways within the boundaries of the said Pumping District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Wolf Creek Pumping District #3, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $    0.00   be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies, and public highways within said Pumping District and same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Anthon Central Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,169
ANTHON CENTRAL DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Anthon Central Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Anthon Central Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $  100.00      be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by De Witt to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution Maple River Drainage District Levying Special Assessment and Certificate to the County Auditor of Woodbury County, Iowa.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,167
MAPLE RIVER DRAINAGE DISTRICT
RESOLUTION LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATE
TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the Maple River Drainage District of Woodbury County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, said Board, as Trustees, has determined that it is necessary to levy a special tax and/or assessment on all tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within the boundaries of the said Drainage District.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors as the governing body of the Maple River Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $    0.00      be levied against all the tracts of land, lots, railroad companies and public highways within said Drainage District, same to be in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore established, adopted and confirmed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said levy and/or assessment be and the same is hereby certified to the Woodbury County Auditor who is hereby directed to effect said levy and/or assessment against all of the said lands, etc., in the same ratio and upon the same classification as heretofore adopted, established and confirmed and enter same upon the tax list of Woodbury County for collection with the first half of the current year real estate taxes.

DATED this 27th day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.
 
The Board recessed for a meeting of the Wolf Creek Drainage District.

The Supervisors meeting was called back to order.

A public hearing was held at 4:35 p.m. for the sale of parcel #894720382013, 1510 Myrtle St.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

Motion by Monson second by De Witt to close the public hearing.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by De Witt second by Radig to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for the sale of real estate parcel #894720382013, 1510 Myrtle St., to Elias Reyes Rodriquez, 1512 Myrtle St., Sioux City, IA, for $232.00 plus recording fees.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #13,168

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

By Elias Reyes Rodriguez in the sum of Two Hundred Thirty-Two Dollars & 00/100 ($232.00)-----------------------------------------------------dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:
 
Parcel #894720382013
All that part of the west one-half (W ½) of the vacated east/west alley as it abuts Lot Ten (10), Block Thirty-Three (33), North Sioux City Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
(1510 Myrtle 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 27th Day of April, 2021.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 
Copy filed.

Motion by Radig second by Wright to approve Woodbury County Non-Profit Funding Request for Siouxland Mental Health.  Carried 4-0; Monson abstained and declared a conflict of interest.  Copy filed.

Motion by De Witt second by Wright to set the number of members of the temporary county redistricting commission at three for the year 2021.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

The Board heard reports on committee meetings.

There were no citizen concerns.
 
Board concerns were heard.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until May 4, 2021.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.