Minutes - 7/29/2008

JULY 29, 2008THIRTIETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 29, 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, Loan Hensley, Assistant County Attorney/Board Legal Counsel, 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 Clausen to approve the Board minutes of the July 22, 2008 meeting as submitted Carried 4-0; Boykin abstained. Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of Cody F. Forch, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 08/13/2008. End of temporary work. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Samson Harris, Custodian, Building Services Dept., $11.83/hour, effective 08/14/2008. Per AFSCME Courthouse contract agreement from Grade 1, Step 1 to Grade 1, Step 2. Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of Jeffrey D. Sailer, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 08/15/2008. End of temporary work. Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of Reese A. Sudtelgte, Temporary Engineering Aide, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 08/15/2008. End of temporary work. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Michael T. McDonald, Custodian, Building Services Dept., $13.20/hour, effective 08/17/2008. Per AFSCME Courthouse contract agreement from Grade 1, Step 3 to Grade 1, Step 4. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of David A. Dawson, Assistant County Attorney, County Attorney Dept., $68,208/year, effective 08/19/2008. Per AFSCME Assistant County Attorney contract agreement, from Step 8 to Step 9. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement for Employee Assistance Program Services to Woodbury County, for the period from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to receive the appointment by the Smithland City Council of Kathryn Mack to fill a vacancy on the Council. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to lift tax suspension for Dorothy Schonrock for Parcel #219780, 117 S. Colon Street. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to cancel the direct sale of Parcel #219495, 114 S. Casselman Street. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a resolution to directly sell Parcel #219495, 114 S. Casselman Street, to Paul S. Skelton for $1.00 plus recording fees. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 10,454
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE
Parcel #219495

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

N. 1.6 Ft. S. 9.6 Ft., Lot 6, Highland Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA
(114 S. Casselman St.)

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 12th Day of August, 2008 at 10:16 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 on the 12th Day of August, 2008, immediately following the closing of the public hearing to Paul S. Skelton only per Code of Iowa 331.361 (2).

3. That said Board proposes to sell the said real estate to Paul S. Skelton only for consideration of $1.00 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.

Dated this 29th Day of July, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a resolution repealing old zoning ordinances for unincorporated areas of Woodbury County. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION # 10,455

The Woodbury County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors adopted new comprehensive zoning ordinances establishing zoning regulations for the unincorporated area of Woodbury County, Iowa on the 22nd day of July 2008 to be effective upon the date in which the complete text of the ordinances are published.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, all previous zoning ordinances are repealed upon the effective date of the new zoning ordinances adopted by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors on the 22nd day of July 2008.

SO RESOLVED this 29th day of July, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a resolution repealing old zoning ordinances for new subdivisions in Woodbury County. Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION # 10,456

The Woodbury County, Iowa, Board of Supervisors adopted new subdivision ordinances prescribing minimum requirements for the design and development of new subdivisions and the re subdivision of land in the unincorporated area of Woodbury County, Iowa on the 22nd day of July 2008 to be effective upon the date in which the complete text of the ordinances are published.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, all previous subdivision ordinances are repealed upon the effective date of the new zoning ordinances adopted by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors on the 22nd day of July 2008.

SO RESOLVED this 29th day of July, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. for the sale of parcel #252180 (460 Harris Street). The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to accept the bid from Paul Butler in the amount of $1.00 plus recording fees, for parcel #252180 (460 Harris Street). Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,457

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

By PAUL BUTLER in the sum of ONE & 00/100 ($1.00)----------------------- dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #252180
S. of Lot 2 in Block 2, and Lots 3-6 Incl., Block 2, Hillcrest Addition,
City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA
(460 Harris St.)

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 29th Day of July, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 10:16 a.m. for the sale of parcel #220155 (120 South Casselman Street). The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

Motion by Monson second by Clausen to accept the bid from Paul S. Skelton in the amount of $1.00 plus recording fees, for parcel #220155 (120 South Casselman Street). Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 10,458

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

By PAUL S. SKELTON AND MARY A. SKELTON AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON in the sum of ONE & 00/100 ($1.00)--------------------- dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit:

Parcel #220155
S. 2.4 Ft. Lot 1 of Lot 25, Highland Sub-Division Lots 25 and 26,
City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, IA
(120 S. Casselman St.)

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 29th Day of July, 2008.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a utility accommodation permit by Hi-Tech Electric LLC on behalf of Qwest Communications which allows them to place an underground telephone line in the right-of-way of Lucas Avenue between 170th and 180th Streets, per recommendation of Richard Storm, County Engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

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

There was a discussion on a proposed pit bull ordinance.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until August 5, 2008.


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