Minutes - 1/10/2006

JANUARY 10, 2006--SECOND MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Clausen, Boykin, Monson, Walish and Batcheller. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Victoria L. Ritz, Deputy Clerk to the Board and Bobbier Johnson, Assistant County Attorney.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Monson second by Walish to approve the Board minutes of January 3, 2006 as submitted. Carried 4-0. Batcheller abstained.

The Board approved the transfer of George W. Boykin, Board Member, Board of Supervisors Dept., $27,693/year effective 01-03-06. From Board Chairman to Board Member. Copy filed.

The Board approved the transfer of Larry D. Clausen, Board Chairman, Board of Supervisors Dept.,
$32,071/year effective 01-03-06. From Board Member to Board Chairman. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Molly M. Haberer, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept.,
@$13.14/hour, effective 01-11-06. Job Vacancy Posted: 11-02-05. Entry Level Salary: $13.14/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Esther L. Osbahr, Motor Vehicle Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., @$11.36/hour, effective 01-11-06. Job Vacancy Posted: 12-13-05. Entry Level Salary: $11.36/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Michael J. Lamoureux Jr., Correctional Officer, County Sheriff Dept., @$14.18/hour, effective 01-16-06. Job Vacancy Posted: 12-01-05. Entry Level Salary: $14.18/hour. Copy filed.

The Board reviewed the responses of all the members of the various Boards/Commissions on consideration of a Reappointment.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve the Reappointments to the various Boards/Commissions as follows:

CONSERVATION BOARD
Christine Zellmer-Zant, 1429 158th Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51108

SIOUXLAND DISTRICT BOARD OF HEALTH
Bruce Kolbe, 1505 Choctaw Court, Sioux City, Ia. 51104
Judy Turner, 4049 Jefferson Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51108
Patrick Driscell, 5430 Lorraine Ave., Sioux City, Ia. 51106

COMMISSION TO ASSESS DAMAGES
Category A-Owner/operators of Agricultural Property:
Leo Jochum, 2498 Caroll Ave., Salix, Ia. 51052-8097
Donald H. Johnson, 2731 Lenox Ave., Oto, Ia. 51044
Elleen Oberreuton, 2775 Taylor Ave., Danbury, Ia. 51019
Wallace Sorenson, 2203 Hwy 20, Lawton, Ia. 51030
Thomas Ullrich, 819 Brown Street, Sloan, Ia. 51055
Ronald Michener, 2575 Ida Ave., Anthon, Ia. 51004

COMMISSION TO ASSESS DAMAGES
Category B-Owners of City Property:
G.R. Batcheller, Jr., PO Box 3311, Sioux City, Ia. 51102
Peter Macfarlane, 17 Deer Haven Dr., Sioux City, Ia. 51104
Wayne B. Ducommun, 2212 South Alice Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51106
Ruth A. Groth, 305 North Cauley Ave., Anthon, Ia. 51004
Kathleen F. Fenceroy, 323 Oakland, Sioux City, Ia. 51103
Susan Feathers, 2820 Jackson Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51104

COMMISSION TO ASSESS DAMAGES
Category C-Licensed Real Estate Salesman or Real Estate Broker:
Colleen R. Baker, 3422 Jackson Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51104
Terry Kroeger, 1824 Glen Ellen Rd., Sioux City, Ia. 51106
Cleo Pottorff, 1647 120th Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51106
Duke OHern, 5611 Meyers Ave., Sioux City, Ia. 51106
Douglas Lehman, 3803 Chippawa Court, Sioux City, Ia. 51104
Anita Small, 4629 46th Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51108
Nancy Henry CPS, PO Box 2484, Sioux City, Ia. 51102

COMMISSION TO ASSESS DAMAGES
Category D-Persons Having Knowledge of Property Values in the County by Reason of their Occupation:
Patrick Curry, 2405 South Olive Street, Sioux City, Ia. 51106
Robert Huisenga, 4507 Lincoln Way, Sioux City, Ia. 51106
Leon Ortner, 2961 Obrien Ave.,Danbury, Ia. 51019
Jon Wilcke, 4567 250th, Danbury, Ia. 51019
Sharon K. Hunwardsen, 901 5th Street, Correctionville, Ia. 51016

Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to set the Public Hearing and Sale of Real Estate Parcel #673275 on January 24th, 2006 at 10:15 a.m. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #9992
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE
PARCEL #673275

WHEREAS Woodbury County, Iowa was the owner under a tax deed of a certain parcel of real estate described as:

North of Hwy East 1 Acre, NW Quarter of NE Quarter, Section 2, Township 86, Range 44,
Anthon Oto-Little Sioux, Woodbury County, Iowa

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa as follows:

1. That a public hearing on the aforesaid proposal shall be held on the 24th Day of January, 2006 at 10:15 oclock a.m. in the meeting room of the Board of Supervisors on the first floor of the Woodbury County Courthouse.

2. That said Board proposes to sell the said parcel of real estate at a public auction to be held on the 24th Day of January, 2006, immediately following the closing of the public hearing.

3. That said Board proposes to sell the said real estate to the highest bidder at or above a total minimum bid of $ 265.00 plus recording fees.

4. That this resolution, preceded by the caption 'Notice of Property Sale' and except for this subparagraph 4 be published as notice of the
aforesaid proposal, hearing and sale.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive from John Priestley the Quarterly Report of the Commission of Veterans Affairs ending December 31, 2005. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to receive from the County Auditor, Patrick F. Gill, the Auditors Quarterly Report ending December 31, 2005. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to receive the Semi-Annual Report of Funds in the hands of the County Treasurer, Bob Knowler, at the close of business on December 31, 2005. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed with Bobbier Ann Johnson, Assistant County Attorney, the County Curfew Ordinance.

Downtown Partners of Sioux City representative Roger Caudron, submitted a resolution for approval to create a Cultural District.

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to approve a resolution to create a Cultural District. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

RESOLUTION #9993
CREATE CULTURAL DISTRICT

WHEREAS: A Cultural District has been designated by Downtown Partners Sioux City to develop public/private partnerships to support the goals and objectives of Downtown Sioux City as a cultural and entertainment center for the community, and

WHEREAS: A public hearing was held on January 9, 2006 at City Hall to discuss the proposed Cultural District, and

WHEREAS: A copy of the application for certification of the Cultural District is attached hereto, and

WHEREAS: Downtown Partners Sioux City has signed a resolution of support for and will provide the basis of funding for the Cultural District, and

WHEREAS: The City of Sioux City has approved a resolution of endorsement of the application at its January 9, 2006 meeting, and

WHEREAS: The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs will be petitioned to certify said Cultural District, and

WHEREAS: The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution endorse and support the creation and administration of said Cultural District for a period of at least three (3) years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF WOODBURY, STATE OF IOWA

That the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors endorses the submission of the application and agrees to participate in the development of said Cultural District, and

That Woodbury County endorses the goals and objectives of said Cultural District, and

That Woodbury County shall appoint a County official to represent the County on the Cultural District Committee of said District.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Rural Economic Development Director, Rob Marqusee, discusses a local food purchase policy.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve a resolution for a local food purchase policy with CBM Food Service. Carried 4-1. Batcheller nay. Copy filed.

RESOLUTION #9995
LOCAL FOOD PURCHASE POLICY

WHEREAS, Woodbury County desires to increase income of its farmers in the county, generate businesses that will add to the local and regional economies, and promote the health of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, Woodbury County desires to support the Organics Conversion Policy (June 28, 2005) and the Woodbury Health Initiative (August 2, 2005) by providing a market for local production of agricultural products; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors supports activities that promote and facilitate economic development within Woodbury County.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County:

a. Woodbury County approves the Local Food Purchase Policy, which is attached and herein incorporated by this reference.

b. The Food Service Contract between Woodbury County and CBM Food Service, as amended on May 13, 2003 (herein referred to as contract), remains in full force and effect, and is not considered modified by the passage of this Resolution, except as shall be directed in c. below.

c. Woodbury County, through the Rural Economic Development Director and County Attorney, shall work with CBM Food Service to make any modifications to the contract to comply with the provisions of the Local Food Purchase Policy.

d. Officers of Woodbury County are hereby authorized to take such further actions as deemed necessary in order to carry into effect the provisions of this Resolution.

e. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Jeff Peters from Williams and Company presented the FY2005 Annual Audit Report.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to receive the audit as presented. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

A presentation of Loess Hills scenic byways was given by Shirley Fredrickson, Loess Hills Alliance, at which time she requested a $7,500 contribution.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to adopt a Resolution to close sections of roads for construction.
Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #9994
CLOSE SECTIONS OF ROADS FOR CONSTRUCTION

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors, duly assembled, pursuant to Section 306.41 of the Code of Iowa, 2005, as amended, that the following section of highway described below and shown on Exhibit B attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof, will become closed for a period of time for construction and thereupon the County Engineer is directed to cause signs and partial or total barricades to be erected in the roadway at each end of said described highway and on said highway where intersected by other highways, reading Road Closed. Said described highway shall become closed effective upon erection of signs and barricades, and shall remain closed until said signs and barricades are removed.

1. 150th Street between Section 28 and 33 Union Township from north junction of Michigan Avenue westerly two (2) miles to the south junction of Michigan Avenue.

2. County Route K-64 AKA Grundy Avenue in Section 6 Arlington Township from County Route D-12 north one mile and east one-half (1/2) mile to the Plymouth County Line.

SO RESOLVED, this 10th Day of January 2006

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to authorize the Chairman to sign Certificate of Completion for Project LB-05(4)73-97. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to authorize the Chairman to sign Proposal from Steffen Engineering to conduct ground water sampling at Sergeant Bluff Maintenance Facility. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Richard Caldwell, Superintendent of Sergeant Bluff Luton School District, and a representative from the City of Sergeant Bluff discussed a proposed high school.

The Board recessed for lunch.
Meeting called to order.

Budget Discussion for FY 2007

COUNTY SHERIFF
General Basic

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the Uniform Patrol budget (1019) reduced $5,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to receive the Investigations budget (1024) reduced $2,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Walish to receive the Jail (LEC) budget (1019) reduced $10,000.00.
Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Jail (LEC) budget (1023) reduced $2,000.00.
Carried 5-0.

Motion by Walish second by Boykin to receive the Jail (LEC) budget (2915) reduced $30,000.00.
Carried 4-1, Clausen opposed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Jail (LEC) budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Walish second by Monson to receive the Jail (Prairie Hills) budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to eliminate funding for a vacant sergeants position in the Jail (Administration) budget. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Jail (Administration) budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Walish to receive the Jail (Civil Division) budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Jail (Crime Prevention) budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Walish second by Monson to receive the Jail (DARE Grant) budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Rural Basic

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the Uniform Patrol budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

General Supplemental

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to receive the Court Security budget (1019) reduced $2,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to receive the Court Security budget (2501) reduced $4,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the Court Security budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

Other Funds

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the Sheriffs Forfeitures budget, the DARE Donations budget, the Sheriffs Reserve budget and the Sheriffs Restricted Donations budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

DISTRICT HEALTH

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to reduce the District Health allocation by $40,000.00. Carried
5-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to receive the District Health Budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

COUNTY ATTORNEY
General Basic

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to receive the County Attorneys Administration budget (4201) reduced $2,000.00. Carried 3-2, Boykin and Walish opposed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to receive the County Attorneys Administration budget (4257) reduced $8,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to receive the County Attorneys Administration budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to receive the County Attorneys Edward Bryne Grant budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the County Attorneys Juvenile budget (4247) reduced $3,000.00. Carried 5-0.

General Supplemental

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the Jury and Witnesses Fees budget (4251) reduced $9,150.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the Jury and Witnesses Fees budget as (4258) reduced $4,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to receive the Jury and Witnesses Fees budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to receive the Medical Examiner budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to receive the Department of Human Services budget (4140) reduced $10,000.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to receive the Department of Human Services budget as amended. Carried 5-0.

GENERAL RELIEF
General Basic

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the General Relief Administration budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Walish to receive the General Relief Assistance budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

VETERANS AFFAIRS
General Basics

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to receive the Veteran Affairs Administation budget (4140) reduced $300.00. Carried 3-2, Boykin and Walish opposed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to receive the Veteran Affairs Administation budget as amended.
Carried 5-0.

Motion by Walish second by Boykin to receive the Veteran Affairs Assistance budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to receive the JAIB Grant budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

NON-COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
General Basic

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Aid Center budget reduced $10,915.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Council on Sexual Assault budget reduced $4,300.00.
Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Meals on Wheels budget as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Senior Aides (CCAAS) budget reduced $4,312.00.
Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Siouxland Regional Transit System budget reduced $8,326.00. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Siouxland Senior Center budget reduced $4,948.00.
Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to receive the Moville Senior Center budget as submitted. Carried 5-0

Motion by Walish second by Boykin to authorize the Chairman to sign a Letter of Support to keep the Mail Handling Office for the Postal System open in Sioux City. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Chairman asked if there were any individual or group wishing to make a presentation of items not on the agenda or Supervisors concerns.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until January 17, 2006.


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