Minutes - 9/25/2007

SEPTEMBER 25, 2007THIRTY-NINTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Clausen, Monson, and Walish. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Loan Hensley, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

The meeting was called to order to canvass the Western Iowa Tech Community College Election held on September 11, 2007.

Victoria Ritz, Deputy Commissioner of Elections, presented the canvass as follows:

For the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College Board Member, Director District I 1 Vacancy, there were one-hundred, sixty-one (161) ballots cast as follows:

Norman Lang
received One-hundred, sixty-one (161) votes

Scattered Write-In Votes received One (1) vote

We therefore declare Norman Lang duly elected to the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College Board Member, Director District I, for the term of three (3) years.


For the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College Board Member, Director District III 1 Vacancy, there were seven-hundred, forty-five (745) ballots cast as follows:

Bob Rasmus
received Seven-hundred, forty (740) votes

Scattered Write-In Votes received Five (5) votes

We therefore declare Bob Rasmus duly elected to the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College Board Member, Director District III, for the term of three (3) years.

For the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College Board Member, Director District V 1 Vacancy, there were five-hundred, sixty (560) ballots cast as follows:

Deborah J. Cook
received five-hundred, forty-nine (549) votes

Scattered Write-In Votes received eleven (11) votes

We therefore declare Deborah J. Cook duly elected to the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College Board Member, Director District V, for the term of three (3) years.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to receive and approve the official canvass results of the Western Iowa Tech Community College Election. Carried 5-0.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the Board minutes of the September 18, 2007 meeting as submitted. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Elizabeth A. Schermerhorn, Assistant Director, Juvenile Detention Dept., $45,132/year, effective 09/21/2007. End of probation salary increase. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Ryan M. Hansen, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff Dept., $14.32/hour, effective 09/26/2007. Job vacancy posted 08/08/2007. Entry level salary: $14.32/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Brett R. Balliet., Part-Time Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., $14.99/hour, effective 10/12/2007. Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention contract agreement from Grade 1, Step 2 to Grade 1, Step 3. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Jason C. Kurtz., Full-Time Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., $14.99/hour, effective 10/12/2007. Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention contract agreement from Grade 1, Step 2 to Grade 1, Step 3. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to receive the appointment of Gary L. Walters, 5504 Wild Rose Lane, Sioux City, Iowa, as Woodbury County Soil and Water Conservation Commissioner, to fill a vacancy in the office previously held by Bruce Schmidt, until the 2008 General Election. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to receive the County Recorders Report of Fees Collected for the period of 04/01/2007 through 06/30/2007. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Mark Olsen, Juvenile Detention Director, discussed with the Board his request to deduct $15,000.00 out of the annual State reimbursement fund to help pay for necessary prevention and emergency needs for Centralized Intake.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve deducting $15,000.00 from the annual State reimbursement fund to pay for Centralized Intake emergency and prevention needs. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed the possible lease of County farm bins to Mr. Frank Welte, for $1,000 plus the electricity.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a lease agreement with Mr. Welte subject to clarification of the payment date. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board and County Engineer Richard Storm presented a certificate thanking and commending Nevin Moodie for his 37 years of employment with Secondary Roads.

Bid letting was held at 10:15 a.m. for 112.5 tons of calcium chloride. The bids were as follows:

Harcross Chemical, Incorporated $45,472.50
9000 F Street, Omaha, NE

Scotwood Industries, Incorporated $39,712.50
12980 Metcalf Avenue Suite #240, Overland Park, KS

There were no further bids.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to award the contract to Scotwood Industries, Incorporated. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Bid letting was held at 10:20 a.m. for project #L-CO1(2)73-97. The bids were as follows:

Dixon Construction $115,356.62
409 Driftwood, Correctionville, Iowa

Graves Construction $107,417.50
PO Box 1417, Spencer, Iowa

L. A. Carlson $107,282.50
Merrill, Iowa

There were no further bids.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to award the contract to L.A. Carlson. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Rob Marqusee, Rural Economic Development Director, discussed with the Board the possibility of funding the Organics Tax Rebate program with Infrastructure funds.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve funding the Organics Tax Rebate program from Economic Development and Infrastructure funds. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to obligate $50,000.00 per year of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Fund to fund the Organics Tax Rebate Program. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed legal assistance in regards to the Deferred Comp plan, with Jean Jessen, Deputy/Auditors Office.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve hiring Klass Law Firm for legal consultation on the Deferred Comp plan and to bring a recommendation to the Board for approval. Carried 5-0.

The 2007 Woodbury County United Way Campaign Co-Chairs, Kathy Ludwig and Dianne McTeer, requested the Board to endorse the Campaign, approve the County funding the internal campaign administration costs of $700.00, send a message to department heads and elected officials asking for their support and to consider an in-kind contribution to the prize pool and making a personal pledge.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve the request. Carried 5-0.

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

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until October 2, 2007.


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