Board Meetings

2021-07-27 Board of Supervisors Minutes

JULY 27, 2021, THIRTIETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.  Board members present were Monson, Radig, Ung,  Wright, and De Witt.  Staff members present were Heather Satterwhite, Public Bidder, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Dennis Butler, 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.

There were no citizen concerns.

Motion by De Witt second by Radig to approve the agenda for July 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 July 20, 2021 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $523,191.34.  Copy filed.

To receive the appointment of Vance Choquette, 304 Tipton St, Salix, to the City of Salix Council.  Copy filed.

To approve the reclassification of Michael Simoni, Sheriff Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 06-14-21, $31.99/hour, 6.5%=$1.96/hour.  Per CWA Deputy Sheriff Contract agreement, from Class 1 to Senior Class due to 4 years of employment and 10 years of military service.; the appointment of Marcello Greco, P/T Courthouse Safety & Security Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 07-28-21, $18.60/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 5-26-21.  Entry Level Salary:  $17.78-$19.53/hour.; the appointment of Michael Murray, P/T Courthouse Safety & Security Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 07-28-21, $18.60/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 5-26-21.  Entry Level Salary:  $17.78-$19.53/hour.; the reclassification of Brandon Chapple, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 08-09-21, $22.76/hour, 4%=$.88/hour.  Per CWA Civilian Officers Contract agreement, from Class 2 to Class 1.; and the reclassification of Robert Grimm, P/T Courthouse Safety & Security Officer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 08-09-21, $20.60/hour, 5.4%=$1.07/hour.  Per Wage Plan comparability with AFSCME Courthouse Contract, from Grade3/Step 3 to Grade 3/Step 4.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Director, Emergency Services Dept.  Wage Plan:  $65,000-$75,000/year.  Copy filed.

To receive the Juvenile Detention’s June population report.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

Motion by De Witt second by Monson to approve the 2021 Inter-Local Agreement between the City of Sioux City, Iowa, and Woodbury County, Iowa, for the Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program award.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by De Witt second by Ung to receive documents relating to the Bond Purchase Agreement for General Obligation Urban Renewal County Road Improvements Bonds, Series 2021.   Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Radig to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving Bond Purchase Agreement for General Obligation Urban Renewal County Road Improvements Bonds, Series 2021.   Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #13,215

RESOLUTION APPROVING BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION URBAN

RENEWAL COUNTY ROAD IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SERIES 2021

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Woodbury County, Iowa (the “County”), has proposed to enter into a general obligation loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”), pursuant to the provisions of Section 331.402 of the Code of Iowa, for the purpose of paying the cost of making improvements to county roads, and has published notice and held a hearing on the proposal; and

WHEREAS, it has been proposed that the County enter into the Loan Agreement with D.A. Davidson & Co. (the “Underwriter”) and issue General Obligation Urban Renewal County Road Improvement Bonds, Series 2021 (the “Bonds”) in evidence of its obligations under the Loan Agreement; and

WHEREAS, a certain Bond Purchase Agreement (the “Bond Purchase Agreement”) has been prepared setting forth the terms of the Bonds and the understanding between the County and the Underwriter, and it is now necessary to make provision for the approval of the Bond Purchase Agreement;

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1.              The Bond Purchase Agreement is hereby approved in substantially the form as presented to this Board.  The Chairperson and County Auditor are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver the Bond Purchase Agreement to the Underwriter.

Section 2.              All resolutions and orders or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this resolution, to the extent of such conflict, are hereby repealed.

Passed and approved July 27, 2021.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 4:40 p.m. to receive public comments on the proposed road closure and vacation of right of way on Garner Avenue between 130th Street and 140th Street.  The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

Jeff Barto, Moville, Don Lee, Moville, Dennis Ragan, Moville, Kathy Davies, Lawton, Mark Davies, Lawton and Norm Thoreson, Lawton participated in the public hearing.

Motion by De Witt second by Radig to receive a letter from Donald and Carla Lee regarding the closure and vacation of a portion of Garner Ave.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by De Witt second by Ung to receive a letter from Schlesser Farms LLC. regarding the closure and vacation of a portion of Garner Ave.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

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

Motion by De Witt second by Wright to set a time of 4:40 pm., August 3, 2021 for action on the road closure and vacation of right of way on Garner Avenue.  Carried 4-1, Radig opposed.   Copy filed.

Motion by De Witt second by Monson to award the bid for the 28th Street Development Project (LEC Off-Site Improvements) to Sioux City Engineering Company.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by De Witt to defer action to approve project expenditures described under financial impact as necessary.  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 August 3, 2021.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.