Minutes - 7/11/2017
JULY 11, 2017, TWENTYSIXTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Board members present were De Witt, Pottebaum, Radig, Ung, and Taylor. Staff members present were Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Ed Gilliland, Human Resources Director, P.J. Jennings, County Attorney and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.
A general relief hearing was not held due to the lack of presence of the appellant.
The regular meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence.
During citizen concerns, Randy Riediger, 35781 320th. St. Hinton, IA presented a letter to the Board. Motion by Ung second by Taylor to receive the letter. Motion carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve the Agenda for July 11, 2017. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
A public hearing was held at 4:35 p.m. for the sale of parcel #894729101019, 703 Ross St. The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
Motion by Taylor second by Ung to close the public hearing. Carried 5-0.
There were no bids submitted.
Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the following items by consent:
To approve minutes of the June 27, 2017 meeting. Copy filed.
To approve the claims totaling $663,939.74. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution setting the public hearing date and sale date of parcel #894727286011, 2711 7th St., Sioux City.
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 “N” and the W ½ of Lot “O” and the E ½ of the vacated S ½ of the North/South alley abutting Lot “N” all in Block 26 Hornick and Skinner’s Subdivision of lots in Cole’s Addition to Sioux City, in the County of Woodbury and State of Iowa
(2711 7th Street)
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 25th Day of July, 2017 at 4:35 o’clock p.m. in the basement 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 25th Day of July, 2017, 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 $157.00 plus recording fees.
Dated this 11th Day of July, 2017.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
To receive the appointment of David Colbert, 411 Liston St., Danbury, IA, as mayor of Danbury. The appointment was made on June 13, 2017, to fill the position previously held by Thomas McBride, until the next regular election.
To receive the appointment of Kathy Scholl, 126 1st St., Danbury, IA, as a Danbury City Council member. The appointment was made on June 13, 2017, to fill the position previously held by David Colbert, until the next regular election.
To approve the reclassification of Erica Tuttle, % Deputy, County Treasurer Dept., effective 7-01-17, $50,506.56/year, 5%=$4,208.88/year. Per County Treasurer, from 55% Deputy to 60% Deputy and change to Exempt.; the promotion of Janet Trimpe, % Deputy, County Treasure Dept., effective 7-17-17, $58,924.32/year, 29%=$13,268.32/year. Promotion from Clerk III to 70% Deputy.; the reclassification of Melissa Thomas, Admin. Assistant, Human Resources Dept., effective 7-23-17, $50,627/year, 3.7%=$1,851/year. Per Wage Plan Matrix, 3 year Salary increase.; the reclassification of Joshua Widman, Asst. County Attorney, County Attorney Dept., effective 7-26-17, $83,917/year, 3.7%=$3,027/year. Per AFSCME Asst. County Attorney Contract agreement, from Step 8 to Step 9.; and the reclassification of Matthew Verzani, Asst. County Attorney, County Attorney Dept., effective 7-27-17, $77,864/year, 8%=$5,759/year. Per AFSCME Asst. County Attorney Contract agreement, from Step 6 to Step 7. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Clerk III, County Treasurer Dept., AFSCME Courthouse: $19.41/hour.; for % Deputy-Tax, County Treasurer Dept., 70% Deputy: $58,924.32/year.; and for Equipment Operator or Motor Grader Operator – (3 Positions), Secondary Roads Dept., CWA: $22.30/hour or $22.60/hour. Copy filed.
To rescind the following policies: Policy regarding termination of employment, the reemployment policy, and the fire and emergency rescue service policy. Copy filed.
To receive the 2017 Tax Sale Report from County Treasurer. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve a change in the employee handbook to work rule #24. Carried 3-1, Pottebaum opposed; De Witt declared a conflict of interest and abstained from voting. Copy filed.
Motion by Pottebaum to approve the Sheriff’s request for legal representation died for lack of a second. Motion by Taylor second by Pottebaum to approve the legal representation for Sheriff Drew concerning the impasse with the Board of Supervisors on weapons ban in County buildings with a cap of $10,000.00. Carried 4-1 on a roll-call vote; Radig was opposed. Copy filed.
Information was presented and discussed on Sioux Rivers funding of the Sanford Center services in regard to mental health funding. Copy filed.
Motion by De Witt second by Pottebaum to approve the contract and bond for project #HMA Rout and Seal 2017 with Sioux Commercial Sweeping Company, Sioux Center, IA, for $59,230.00. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by De Witt second by Ung to approve the contract and bond for project #L-B(W107)—73-97 with Graves Construction, Spencer, IA, for $437,110.28. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by De Witt to approve Director Gleiser to secure (1) Chamber Member table for $900 and pay for it out of the Economic Development Dept. budget. Carried 4-1; Taylor opposed. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by De Witt to approve the transfer of funds from the General Basic Fund in the amount of $24,482.85 to cover the administrative costs relating to the Flex Plan Fund covering the last six months of FY 2014 and FY’ 15, 16 and 17. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
The Chairperson reported on the day-to-day activities.
Reports on committee meetings were presented.
Board member concerns were presented.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until July 18, 2017.
Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.
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