Minutes - 8/29/2017

AUGUST 29, 2017, THIRTYTHIRD MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:10 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, Abigail Sills, Assistant County Attorney and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

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

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

The regular meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence. 

There were no citizen concerns.   

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the Agenda for August 29, 2017.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by De Witt second by Taylor to approve the following items by consent:

To approve minutes of the August 22, 2017 meeting.  Copy filed.

To approve the claims totaling $349,822.59.  Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving abatement of taxes for Woodbury County Farm for parcels #884714300001, #884723100001, #884723100002, and #884723100004. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,618

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County, Iowa are the titleholders of real estate Parcels #884714300001, #884723100001, #884723100002 and #884723100004 located in Woodbury County, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #884714300001                                       

Woodbury Township NW SW & SW SW 14-88-47

Parcel #884723100001

Woodbury Township NW NW 23-88-47

Parcel #884723100002

Woodbury Township SW NW 23-88-47

Parcel #884723100004

Woodbury Township SW of RD E ½ NW 23-88-47 

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has an unpaid balance of taxes owing, and the parcel is owned by a political subdivision of the state; and

WHEREAS, the political subdivision, namely the Woodbury County, Iowa, is failing to immediately pay the taxes due; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes and any future taxes that may be levied against this parcel; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcels according to Code of Iowa, 445.63, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 29th day of August, 2017

. WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution approving abatement of taxes for Edward H. Monahan Post 64, parcel #894711256029.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

RESOLUTION #12,619

RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Edward H. Monahan Post 64, The American Legion. is the titleholder of real estate Parcel #894711256029 located in the City of Sioux City, Iowa and legally described as follows: 

Parcel #894711256029

Leeds Lots 26 & 27 Block 59

WHEREAS, the abovestated property has taxes owing for the 2016/2017, tax year and the parcel is owned by Edward H. Monahan Post 64, The American Legion and

WHEREAS, the organization, namely Edward H. Monahan Post 64, The American Legion.  is failing to immediately pay the taxes due; and 

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 for the 2016/2017 tax year and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 29th day of August, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

To approve the lifting of tax suspension for Mary Seiler, 1914 Iowa St, Sioux City, parcel #382395.  Copy filed.

To approve the lifting of tax suspension for Darlene Milbrodt, 305 16th St., Sioux City, parcel #894721353003.  Copy filed.

To approve the reclassification of Gerald Yaremko, Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 8-28-17, $22.99/hour,-1%=-$.30/hour.  Reclass to Equipment Operator.   Copy filed.

To approve the flu shots to Woodbury County Employees. Copy filed.

To approve to employee wellness screenings.  Copy filed.

Carried 5-0.

David Gleiser, Rural Economic Development Director provided an update on the Rural Comprehensive Planning Project.   Copy filed.

Michelle Bostinelos, SIMPCO Executive Director, presented a Fourth Quarter (final) update on the SIMPCO City/County membership dues project.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to direct Mr. Gleiser to bring a new contract proposal from SIMPCO for services in FY 17/18 based on updated information.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to declare an emergency and to approve funding for repair of the Courthouse Sub-Basement Columns identified as the Woodbury County Courthouse Sub-Basement Columns Emergency Repair Project.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.   Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve Raker Rhodes Engineering proposal date August 22nd, 2017 for $3,600.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Information was presented on the Courthouse HVAC Automation project and a possible project scope change.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve Resource Consulting Engineers proposal dated August 16, 2017 for $12,000.00 for Courthouse HVAC Automation project.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve CMBA proposal dated August 23, 2017 for $2,500.00 for Courthouse #201 window & structural repair project.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Ung to approve Siouxland District Health boiler replacement project AIA G701/CMA contract date February 15, 2017 change order #2 for a reduction of $464.00.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed 

Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve contract between Satellite Tracking of People, LLC by Securus Technologies and Woodbury County Sheriff’s office.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Taylor second by Pottebaum to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for a petitioning IDNR, Legislature, and Governor’s Office to act to implement reasonable rules and regulations.  Carried 3-2 on a roll vote; Radig and De Witt were opposed.

RESOLUTION #12,620

Whereas the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors has been presented or made aware of several hog AFOs (animal feeding operations) just under the 500-animal unit threshold requiring further DNR guidelines and regulations; and,

Whereas more than 60 signatures and dozens of citizens petitioned the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors with concerns about a lack of manure management plans and filings, appropriate setbacks, air and water quality, nuisance conditions, transparency, and the lack of neighborhood input; and,

Whereas many citizens believe that several simultaneously constructed facilities just under the 500-threshold capacity by a parent entity such as a corporate, absentee owner, or factory farm circumvents the intent of the Legislature to support small-time or family, homestead farming; and,

Whereas Iowa leads the nation as a pork producer but reasonable rules and regulations can be achieved in a balanced way that does not overregulate and impede economic development of an important industry; and,

Whereas citizens are looking for collaborative, cooperative solutions and seek SAFO/CAFO facility developers to sponsor a neighborhood gathering or meeting followed by a formal public hearing which would place developers and neighbors face to face where issues could be aired resulting in changes in location, construction, and operating practices which could mitigate actual or perceived concerns; and,

Whereas, passage of legislation providing additional DNR review could lead to increased setback requirements, manure management filings, and manure management controls applying to all facilities no matter the size of animal units;

Now, therefore, be it resolved the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors do hereby petition the Governor of Iowa, the State Legislature, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources to address these issues in order to balance the economic development key to our growth as an agricultural state with the protection of air, water, health, “quality of life,” and economic interests of the citizens we were elected to represent.

SO RESOLVED this 29th day of August, 2017.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

The Chairperson reported on the day-to-day activities.

Reports on committee meetings were presented.

There were no citizen concerns.

Board member concerns were presented.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until September 5, 2017.

Meeting sign in sheet.  Copy filed.

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