Minutes - 5/20/2008

MAY 20, 2008TWENTIETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Clausen, Monson; and Walish. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Board of Supervisors meeting was called to order.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve the Board minutes of the May 13, 2008 meeting as submitted. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of LaKim E. Burley, Assistant Director, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 05/13/2008. Separation. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Cory A. Steffen, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept,. $8.50/hour, effective 05/21/2008. Job vacancy posted 03/10/2008. Salary range: $8.00-$10.00, based on experience with Woodbury County. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Jeren E. Steffen, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., $8.00/hour, effective 05/21/2008. Job vacancy posted 03/10/2008. Salary range: $8.00-$10.00, based on experience with Woodbury County. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Kathy E. Heibel, Clerk II, Building Services Dept., $11.88/hour, effective 05/21/2008. Job vacancy posted 01/03/2008. Entry level salary: $11.88/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Aaron M. Tyler, Part-time Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., $13.94/hour, effective 05/21/2008. Job vacancy posted 03/28/2008. Entry level salary: $13.94/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Sheila F. Grasz, Motor Vehicle Clerk II, County Treasurer Dept., $13.23/hour, effective 06/21/2008. Per AFSCME Courthouse contract agreement from Grade 4, Step 2 to Grade 4, Step 3. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Jerry J. Saltzman, Custodian, Building Services Dept., $11.29/hour, effective 06/27/2008. Per AFSCME Courthouse contract agreement from Grade 1, Step 1 to Grade 1, Step 2. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an Authorization to Initiate Hiring Process for an Assistant Director, Juvenile Detention Dept. Entry level: Wage Plan: $46,557/year. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed a change in the current County donated sick leave policy with J. D. Pellersels, Human Resources Director.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to change the policy to read Unused donated sick leave to a recipient, will be returned to the employee having made the donation at a ratio compared to what was donated by the employee(s) if the donating employee has not reached the 640 hour maximum sick leave accrual. Any donated hours reimbursed will not be counted towards sick leave conversion to personal time. Carried 4-1, Clausen opposed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes for Walter C. Dietschy and Gabriele Dietschy, 3100 10th Street, Sioux City. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION # 10,408
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Walter C. Dietschy and Gabriele Dietschy, as titleholder of a property located 3100 10th Street, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel #894726115003

Lots Five, Six, Seven & Eight (5, 6, 7, & 8) Block Twenty-seven ( 27) Booges & Taylor Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

WHEREAS, Walter C. Dietschy and Gabriele Dietschy of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 1997 Iowa Code section 427.9, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes from documents provided that the petitioner is unable to provide to the public revenue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution approving petition for suspension of taxes for Mary Castle, 2020 Nebraska Street, Sioux City. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION # 10,409
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Mary Castle, is the titleholder of property located at 2020 Nebraska Street, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel #894721327002

Irregular Tract East Twenty-four Feet (24) on South Line and East Fourteen Feet (14) on North Line Lot One (1) Block Twenty-seven (27) Higmans 2nd Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

Parcel #894721327003

Lot Two (2) Block Twenty-seven (27) Higmans 2nd Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

WHEREAS, Mary Castle as titleholder of the aforementioned real estate have petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 1997 Iowa Code section 427.9, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes from documents provided that the petitioner is unable to provide to the public revenue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Utility Accommodation Permit submitted by B and B Services, Sloan, Iowa, to jack a 2 waterline under County Route D-54 to provide water service to a residence, per recommendation of Richard Storm, County Engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to receive the recommendation of the County Engineer and award the bid for two truck dump boxes, hoists, and hydraulics to Steffen, Incorporated, in the amount of $41,294.00. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $1,000.00 for the Bennett-McDonald drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,410
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 $1,000 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $500.00 for the Hackley Lateral drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,411
HACKLEY LATERAL 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 Hackley Lateral 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 Hackley Lateral Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $500 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $1,500.00 for the Orton Slough drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,412
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 $1,500 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $1,000.00 for the Smithland drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,413
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 $1,000 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $0.00 for the Smoky Hollow drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,414
SMOKY 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $1,000.00 for the Upper Wolf Creek drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,415
UPPER 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 Upper 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 Upper Wolf Creek Drainage District, that a special tax and/or assessment in the sum of $1,000 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $500.00 for the Weber Creek drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,416
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 $500 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $2,000.00 for the Wolf Creek drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,417
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 $2,000 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $12,000.00 for the Wolf Creek Pump Sub District #2 drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,418
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 $12,000 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution levying special assessment of $3,000.00 for the Wolf Creek Pump Sub District #3 drainage district for FY 2008-2009. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,419
WOLF 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 $3,000 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 20th day of May, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

The Board discussed an OPEB actuarial services contract with Gallagher Benefit Services, Incorporated with Dennis Butler, County Budget/Tax Analyst. The contract would provide actuarial services to the County in order to comply with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement #45, that establishes standards for the measurement, display, and recognition of other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) expenses and liabilities.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with Gallagher Benefit Services, Incorporated. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.


A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. for the sale of excess County right-of-way in section 28, Township 88. The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to close the hearing. Carried 5-0.

There were no bids.

The Board discussed a possible budget increase for already paid professional fees for the Rural Economics Development Dept. with Rob Marqusee, Rural Economic Dept. Director.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve an additional $5,500.00 expenditure from Local Option Sales Tax proceeds for the benefit of the Rural Economic Development Department for previously paid professional fees during the 2008 fiscal year. Carried 5-0.

The Board discussed a Starcomm Motorola radio system upgrade with Gary Brown, Emergency Services Director.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to approve the upgrade of the Starcomm Motorola radio system. 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 May 27, 2008.


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