Minutes - 8/19/2014

AUGUST 19, 2014 — THIRTY FOURTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Smith, Boykin, Monson, and Tripp.   Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Dennis Butler, Finance/Operations Controller, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The meeting was called to order.  

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to approve the minutes of the 08/12/2014 Board meeting.  Carried 4-0; Tripp abstained.  Copy filed.  

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve the County’s claims totaling $617,501.55.  Carried 4-0; Boykin abstained.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Tripp to approve the reclassification of Cornelia Venable-Ridley, Asst. County Attorney, County Attorney Dept., effective 08/26/14, $55,714/year, 5%=$2,677/year. Per AFSCME Asst. Co. Attorney Contract agreement, from Step 1 to Step 2.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Presentation and discussion of bids for Courthouse Safety and Security Cameras for awarding of bid.  The bids are as follows:

Electronic Engineering failed to follow the instruction in the RFQ

TSI    $32,991

Quality    $16,028.50 w/3 year warranty

Electric Innovations  $11,542.08 w/3 year warranty

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to award the contract to Electronic Innovations for $11,542.08.  Carried 5-0. 

Motion by Tripp second by Clausen to approve the additional years of warranty coverage for the 4th and 5th year for $2,300.00.  Carried 5-0. 

The Board discussed the staffing of nurses in the jail with Sheriff Dave Drew and representatives of Mercy Medical Business Services.  Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. for the sale of property parcel #004755 (117 Sioux St., Unit A).

Then the Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

There were no bids offered for the purchase of this parcel.

A public hearing was held at 10:17 a.m. for the sale of property parcel #004740 (117 Sioux St., Unit B).

Then the Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.

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

There were no bids offered for the purchase of this parcel.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing and sale date for parcel #623925, 108 4th Ave, Sioux City.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,046

NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

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

Lot 4 in Block 16 Day’s First Addition to the City of Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

(108 4th Ave)

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 2nd Day of September, 2014 at 10:15 o’clock 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 2nd Day of September, 2014,  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 $217.00 plus recording fees.

Dated this 19th  Day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing and sale date for parcel #624945, Oto.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,047

NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

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

Aud 1st Plat N ½ of S ½ of Lot 17, City of Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

(see legal description)

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 2nd Day of September, 2014 at 10:17 o’clock 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 2nd Day of September, 2014,  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 $187.00 plus recording fees.

Dated this 19th  Day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending Kevin West for his years of services to Woodbury County.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,048

RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING

KEVIN WEST

FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Kevin West has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department  for 26 years from May 17, 1988 to August 29, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Kevin West as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by his dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Kevin West  for his  years of service to Woodbury County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Kevin West.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Tripp to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending Ronald Uhl for his years of services to Woodbury County.  Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #12,049

RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING

RONALD UHL

FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Ronald Uhl has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Secondary Roads Department  for 25 years from August 1, 1989 to September 5, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Ronald Uhl as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by his dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Ronald Uhl for his years of service to Woodbury County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Ronald Uhl.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for Julie Ann Sandau, for mobile home that was destroyed by fire, parcel #894432131918, taxes for 2014-15, total $10.00.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,050

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Julie Ann Sandau  is the titleholder of a mobile home on leased land Parcel #894432131918 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #894432131918                     

MOVILLE CITY OF B/LL LOC ON P#622995 UNPLATTED LANDS 689 ' E & W X 230' N & S S OF BLK 3 HALLS A DDN 32-89-44       

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by Julie Ann Sandau, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for United States of America, Drainage ditch tax on lease land parcel #874721100001, Drainage taxes for 2014-15, total $60.68.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,051

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, United States of America is the titleholder of a drainage ditch tax on leased land Parcel #874721100001 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #874721100001

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP IRREG STRIP ON NW NE NW 21-87-47 AND IRR EG STRI P ON NORTH N W NW 21-87 – 47

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by United States of America, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for Nome Chandy, for mobile home that is no longer being assessed, parcel #884730301902, taxes for 2014-15, total $20.00.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,052

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Nome Chandy  is the titleholder of a mobile home on leased land Parcel #884730301902, located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #884730301902

Sergeant Bluff City B/LL Lot 205 Loc. On P 641374 Rail Addn. Lots 2 & 3 Estates West MH Park

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by Nome Chandy, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for Jerry Davenport, for mobile home that has been removed, parcel #864529431913, taxes for 2014-15, total $4.00.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,053

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Jerry Davenport is the titleholder of real estate #864529431913, located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #864529431913

Aud Plat 28 & 29-86 MH Lot 7 Of Lot 6 Of The Replat Of Outlot 5

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by Jerry Davenport, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for Kelvin Arthur & Jana Marie Martens, mobile home removed to Harrison County, parcel #894407200902, taxes for 2014-15, total $152.00.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,054

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Kelvin Arthur & Jana Marie Martens  is the titleholder of a mobile home on leased land Parcel #894407200902, located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #894407200902

Arlington Township NE NE 7-89-44 Mobile Home B/LL      

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by Kelvin Arthur & Jana Marie Martens, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for 3M National Advance Co., billboard that is no longer assessed, parcel #894634400901, taxes for 2013-14 and 2014-15, total $74.00 plus interest.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,055

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, 3M National Adv. Co. B/LL  is the titleholder of a billboard on leased land Parcel #894634400901, located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #894634400901

Concord Township B/LL Billboards  

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by 3M National Adv. Co. B/LL, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution authorizing tax abatement for Wayne Hamman, grain bin that has been removed and no longer assessed, parcel #864231200901, taxes for 2014-15, total $32.00.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,056

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Wayne Hamman  is the titleholder of a grain bin on leased land Parcel #864231200901, located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #864231200901

Liston Township NW NE 31-86-42 B/LL   

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes payable Including special assessments and the parcel is owned by Wayne Hamman, and

WHEREAS, these taxes are uncollectable or impractical to pursue collection through personal judgment or tax sale

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to Code of Iowa, 445.16 for the taxes owed and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 19th day of August, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to refer prices on fire alarms to the Building Services Director for review and recommendation.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution accepting Re-Plat of Lot 2 of Koch Addition (A Minor Subdivision) GIS Parcel #874704200003 into Woodbury County. Carried 5-0.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION #12,057

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING RE-PLAT OF LOT 2 OF

KOCH ADDITION (A MINOR SUBDIVITION) TO

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

WHERAS, THE OWNERS AND PROPRIETORS DID ON THE 24TH DAY OF JUNE, 2014, FILE WITH THE WOODBURY ZONING COMMISSION A CERTAIN MINOR SUBDIVISION PLAT DESIGNATED AS A RE-PLAT OF LOT 2 OF KOCH ADDITION, TRACTS 2A AND 2B, A MINOR SUBDIVISION, AN ADDITION TO WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA; AND

WHERAS, IT APPEARS THAT SAID PLAY CONFORMS WITH ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF THE STATE OF IOWA AND ORDINANCES OF WOODBURY COUNT, IOWA, WITH REFERENCE TO THE FILING OF SAME; AND

WHERAS, THE ZONING COMMISION OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA HAS RECOMMENDED THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL OF SAID PLAT; AND

NOW THEREFRE, BE, AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, WOODBURY COUNTRY, STATE OF IOWA, THAT THE FINAL PLAT OF A RE-PLAT OF LOT 2 OF KOCH ADDITION, TRACTS 2A AND 2B, A MINOR SUBDIVISION, WOODBURY COUNTRY, IOWA, BE, AND THE SAME IS HEREBY ACCEPTED AND APPROVED, AND THE CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA, ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO FURNISH TO THE OWNER AND PROPRIETOR A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 19TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2014.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Tripp to receive for consideration the final platting for Fauth Addition, A Minor Subdivision, GIS Parcel #894534400006, and to refer to the Zoning Commission for public hearing and recommendation.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign an Underground Utility Permit for Schaller Telephone Company.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

The Chairperson 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 of overtime expenses with the Sheriff for high profile murder courses.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Clausen second by Tripp to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until August 26, 2014.


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