Minutes - 9/11/2009 - Special Meeting

SEPTEMBER 11, 2009-SPECIAL MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Friday, September 11, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were Clausen, Smith, Monson, and Walish. Staff members present were Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board and Victoria L. Ritz, Deputy Commissioner of Elections.

The meeting was called to order to canvass the Annual School Board Election held in Woodbury County on September 8, 2009.

Victoria Ritz, Deputy Commissioner of Elections, announced there was one (1) provisional ballot and three (3) after-election ballots which were accepted and added to the tally. Official Canvass results were as follows:


For the office of Anthon-Oto Community School District 1 Board Director, one (1) vacancy, there were two-hundred, one (201) ballots cast as follows:

Eric O'Connell Received one hundred six (106) votes
Tony Ashley Write-in Received ninety (90) votes
Pat Maguire Write-in Received two (2) votes
Christine Sturgeon Write-in Received three (3) votes
Candidate Total Two hundred one (201) votes
Scattering Zero (0) votes
TOTAL Two hundred one (201) votes

We therefore declare Eric O'Connell duly elected to the office of Anthon-Oto School District 1 Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Anthon-Oto Community School District 4 Board Director, one (1) vacancy, there were one-hundred, seventy-five (175) ballots cast as follows:

Brice Bollin Write-in Received one (1) vote
Dan Brant Write-in Received four (4) votes
Jason Hamann Write-in Received seventy-one (71) votes
Lance Hamann Write-in Received six (6) votes
Jason Kalin Write-in Received one (1) vote
Pat Maguire Write-in Received ninety-two (92) votes
Candidate Total One hundred seventy-five (175) votes
Scattering Zero (0) votes
TOTAL One hundred seventy-five (175) votes

We therefore declare Pat Maguire duly elected to the office of Anthon-Oto School District 4 Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Anthon-Oto Community School District 5 Board Director, one (1) vacancy, there were one-hundred, forty-six (146) ballots cast as follows:

Kirk Feddersen Write-in Received eight (8) votes
Jason Hamann Write-in Received one (1) vote
Pat Maguire Write-in Received one (1) vote
Joe O'Connell Write-in Received one (1) vote
Chris Putzier Write-in Received one (1) vote
Troy Putzier Write-in Received eighty-three (83) votes
Christine Sturgeon Write-in Received fifty (50) votes
Elizabeth Sturgeon Write-in Received one (1) vote
Scattering Zero (0) votes
TOTAL One hundred forty-six (146) votes

We therefore declare Troy Putzier duly elected to the office of Anthon-Oto School District 5 Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Lawton-Bronson Community School District 3 Board Director, one (1) vacancy, there were forty-one (41) ballots cast as follows:

Steve Olson Received thirty-seven (37) votes
Candidate Total Thirty-seven (37) votes
Scattering Four (4) votes
TOTAL Forty-one (41) votes

We therefore declare Steve Olson duly elected to the office of Lawton-Bronson School District 3 Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Lawton-Bronson Community School District 5 Board Director, one (1) vacancy, there were fifty-one (51) ballots cast as follows:

Machele Dunning Received forty-five (45) votes
Candidate Total Forty-five (45) votes
Scattering Six (6) votes
TOTAL Fifty-one (51) votes

We therefore declare Machele Dunning duly elected to the office of Lawton-Bronson School Board Director District 5 for the term of 4 years.


For the office of River Valley Community School District 1 Board Director, one (1) vacancy at-large, there were fifty-six (56) ballots cast as follows:

David Scott Carnes Write-in Received forty (40) votes
Margaret Crow Write-in Received one (1) vote
Jack Foley Write-in Received three (3) votes
Robert Jeffrey Write-in Received one (1) vote
Scott Knaack Write-in Received one (1) vote
Marty Lau Write-in Received three (3) votes
Nancy Parrott Write-in Received one (1) vote
Dave Simmon Write-in Received one (1) vote
Kevin Tapper Write-in Received two (2) votes
Greta Todd Write-in Received two (2) votes
Candidate Total Fifty-five (55) votes
Scattering One (1) vote
TOTAL Fifty-six (56) votes

We therefore declare David Scott Carnes duly elected to the office of River Valley School District 1 Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of River Valley Community School District 4 Board Director, one (1) vacancy, there were seventy-nine (79) ballots cast as follows:

Dawn E. McCrea Received seventy-nine (79) votes
Candidate Total Seventy-nine (79) votes
Scattering Zero (0) votes
TOTAL Seventy-nine (79) votes

We therefore declare Dawn McCrea duly elected to the office of River Valley School Board Director District 4 for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District Board Member, two (2) vacancies, there were seven-hundred, sixty-four (764) ballots cast as follows:

David L. Schaar Received three hundred seventy-six (376) votes
Jenna Wilson Received three hundred twenty-four (324) votes
Candidate Total Seven hundred (700) votes
Scattering Sixty-four (64) votes
TOTAL Seven hundred sixty-four (764) votes

We therefore declare David L. Schaar and Jenna Wilson duly elected to the office of Sergeant Bluff-Luton School District Board for the term of 4 years.


For the special proposition, upon the public measure in the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District, Question A:

To adopt the revenue purpose statement to authorize the expenditure of revenues from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund received by the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District.

In the Sergeant Bluff Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of the sales, services and use tax funds from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales, services and use tax for schools) shall be adopted: To provide funds for property tax relief.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.
To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings or equipment (including transportation, technology and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities, procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds for emergency repairs to respond to natural disasters, such as fire, wind damage, flood; unanticipated mechanical, plumbing, structural, roof, electrical system failures; environmental remediation; or to respond to changes in demographics that require construction of additions or improvements to school buildings or new school buildings.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes; and other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code section 423E.5.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the secure an advanced vision for education fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District.

For the question, there were: Three hundred eleven (311) votes
Against the question, there were: Two hundred forty-four (244) votes
TOTAL Five hundred fifty-five (555) votes

We therefore declare the public measure Question A be adopted.


For the special proposition, upon the public measure in the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District, Question B:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District in the County of Woodbury, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings and the purchase of equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed one dollar thirty-four cents ($1.34) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011?

For the question, there were: Two hundred twenty-nine (229) votes
Against the question, there were: Three hundred thirty-five (335) votes
TOTAL Five hundred sixty-four (564) votes

We therefore declare the public measure Question B not to be adopted.


For the office of Sioux City Community School District Board Member, three (3) vacancies, there were seven-thousand, seven-hundred, eleven (7,711) ballots cast as follows:

Douglas K. Batcheller Received two thousand five (2005) votes
David Grimesey Received three hundred fifty-nine (359) votes
Nancy Mounts Received one thousand eight hundred forty-three (1843) votes
Joseph R. Swick Received one thousand two hundred thirty-nine (1239) votes
Molly M. Williams Received two thousand two hundred thirty-nine (2239) votes
Candidate Total Seven thousand six hundred eighty-five (7685) votes
Scattering Twenty-six (26) votes
TOTAL Seven thousand seven hundred eleven (7711) votes

We therefore declare Douglas K. Batcheller, Nancy Mounts, and Molly M. Williams duly elected to the office of Sioux City School Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Westwood Community School District Board Member, two (2) vacancies, there were six-hundred, forty-seven (647) ballots cast as follows:

Martin Choquette Received one hundred ninety-nine (199) votes
Dennis Gallagher Received one hundred seventy-five (175) votes
JoAnn Beckelman Write-in Received one (1) vote
Larry Bunton Write-in Received one (1) vote
Karen Haveman Write-in Received one (1) vote
Robert Jones Write-in Received one (1) vote
Jim Mendenhall Write-in Received two (2) votes
Diana Nordstrom Write-in Received two hundred sixty-five (265) votes
Kirk Wiggs Write-in Received one (1) vote
WorGuard Write-in Received one (1) vote
Candidate Total Six hundred forty-seven (647) votes
Scattering Zero (0) votes
TOTAL Six hundred forty-seven (647) votes
We therefore declare Martin Choquette and Diana Nordstrom duly elected to the office of Westwood School Board Director for the term of 4 years.


For the office of Woodbury Central Community School District Board Member, three (3) vacancies, there were seven-hundred, thirty (730) ballots cast as follows:

Tom Conolly Received one hundred seventy-two (172) votes
Chad C. Hayes Received one hundred sixty-nine (169) votes
Joyce Kizzier Received sixty-seven (67) votes
Steve Steffen Received one hundred eighty-one (181) votes
Mona Yanacheak Received one hundred thirty-eight (138) votes
Candidate Total Seven hundred twenty-seven (727) votes
Scattering Three (3) votes
TOTAL Seven hundred thirty (730) votes
We therefore declare Tom Conolly, Chad C. Hayes, and Steve Steffen duly elected to the office of Woodbury Central School Board Director for the term of 4 years.


Motion by Monson second by Walish to approve and accept the Official Canvass results. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

The Board adjourned the meeting.


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