Minutes - 4/10/2018
APRIL 10, 2018, FIFTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Board members present were Ung, De Witt, Taylor, Pottebaum, and Radig. Staff members present were Dennis Butler, Budget/Tax Analyst, Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.
Motion by De Witt second by Pottebaum to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Carried 5-0 on roll-call vote.
Motion by De Witt second by Taylor to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Carried 5-0 on 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 Pottebaum second by Ung to approve the agenda for April 10, 2018. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Ung to approve the following items by consent:
To approve minutes of the April 3, 2018 meeting. Copy filed.
To approve the claims totaling $778,566.75. Copy filed.
To approve the reclassification of the Human Resources Senior Clerk to Clerk III. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for Clerk III, Human Resources Dept. Wage Plan: $19.41/hour. Copy filed.
To approve the de-authorization of Senior Clerk, Human Resources Dept. Copy filed.
To approve local match for the Iowa Small Business Development Center’s Iowa Board of Regents Innovation Fund Grant Application. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution for Weed Destruction Order.
WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
WEED DESTRUCTION ORDER
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of each of Iowa County’s Board of Supervisors to enforce the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa as amended with regard to the destruction of weeds, and
WHEREAS, under Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa as amended each county Board of Supervisors must prescribe and order a program of weed destruction to be followed by landowners, tenants, and other persons in possession or control of land, and
WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that a program of weed destruction for the year 2018 is necessary,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa that each landowner, tenant or other person in possession or control of private land shall on or before the dates stated below, destroy the below-listed noxious weeds on their land by spraying them with a suitable herbicide in a strength sufficient to kill such weeds.
1. May 14, 2018 - for musk, thistle, sow thistle, bull thistle, leafy spurge, perennial pepper grass, sour dock perennial, smooth dock perennial, and sheep sorrel perennial.
2. June 4, 2018 - for Canada thistle, Russian knapweed, buckhorn perennial, wild mustard annual, horse nettle, and teasel biennial.
3. June 11, 2018 - for field bindweed, wild carrot biennial, and quack grass.
4. June 18, 2018 - for butterprint annual, puncture vine annual, and cocklebur annual.
5. July 2, 2018 - for wild sunflower annual and poison hemlock.
6. October 1, 2018 - all thistles in the rosette stage.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND ORDERED that any person using county road Right-of-Way for haying or grazing are responsible for following the labeled restrictions listed on the following products used by Woodbury County Weed Commissioner: Grazon P&D, Streamline, Perspective, Method 240SL, and MSN 60.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND ORDERED that all weeds on county trunk and local roads and between the fence lines of such roads, whether they be noxious weeds or other weeds, shall be eradicated or otherwise destroyed, to prevent seed production, by the owner of the land adjoining the road on or before June 15, 2018.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that weeds that are not destroyed in compliance with the above order may be destroyed by the Weed Commissioner, and the costs of destruction by the Weed Commissioner, including the cost of serving notice, plus a penalty of twenty-five percent of total costs shall be assessed against the property upon which the weeds were destroyed, in the case of private lands, or against the adjoining land, in the case of weeds on county roads. Landowners are to contact Weed Commissioner and notify him if there are areas that should not be sprayed with herbicides.
SO RESOLVED this 10th day of April, 2018
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the FY 2019 Woodbury County Secondary Roads Department Budget to be submitted to the Iowa DOT. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Taylor to approve the FY 2019 Woodbury County Secondary Roads Department Five Year Construction Program to be submitted to the Iowa DOT. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
A public hearing was held at 4:45 p.m. for the Second Reading to amend the text in the Land Use Summary Table of Allowed Uses (Section 3.03-4) in the Woodbury County Zoning Ordinance (2008). The Chairperson called on anyone wishing to be heard.
Motion by Taylor second by Radig to close the public hearing. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Taylor second by Radig to approve the Second Reading to amend the text of the Woodbury County Zoning Ordinance (2008) to add the sale of Fireworks as a Principal Allowed Use in the General Commercial Zoning District in the Land Use Summary Table of Allowed Uses in Section 3.03-4, under the Retail sales, service and rentals of consumer, home and business goods. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Pottebaum to approve the Transport Agreement with Siouxland Paramedics for the transport of bodies from locations with Woodbury County, IA, per the guidelines included in the agreement Woodbury County will pay $12,000.00 annually, payable in 12 monthly installments of $1,000.00 due the first of each month. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Board members gave reports on their committee meetings.
There were citizen concerns.
Board concerns were heard.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until April 17, 2018.
Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.