Minutes - 3/21/2023
MARCH 21, 2023, TWELFTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Board members present were Bittinger II, Nelson, Taylor, Ung, and Radig. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Assistant, Dennis Butler, Budget and Finance Director, Loan Hensley, Assistant County Attorney, Melissa Thomas, Human Resources Director, and Michelle Skaff, Deputy Auditor/Clerk to the Board.
The regular meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a Moment of Silence.
Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the agenda for March 21, 2023. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by Radig to approve the following items by consent:
To approve the items to be auctioned per Personal Property Disposition Policy. Copy filed.
To appoint a drainage attorney, Brian Yung, to assist the establishment of the Salix Drainage District. Copy filed.
To approve to clarify Rule #7 of the Board’s rules for public participation with the following language: “Public comment by electronic or telephonic means is prohibited except for a particular agenda item when approved by the Chair 24 hours before a meeting or by a majority of the board during a meeting for a subsequent meeting.”
To approve the separation of Madison Rowe, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 03-25-23. Resignation.; the appointment of Nicholas Bauerly, Sheriff Deputy, County Sheriff Dept., effective 03-27-23, $36.13/hour. Appointment by County Sheriff.; and the reclassification of Kathryn Jones, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 04-03-23, $22.47/hour, 3.5%=$.75/hr. Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention Contract agreement, from Grade 1/Step 2 to Grade 1/Step 3. Copy filed.
To approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Authorization to initiate the hiring process for P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept. AFSCME Juvenile Detention: $20.89/hour. Copy filed.
To approve the underground utility permit for Long Lines. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve letter of support for Siouxland Mental Health Services. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Ung second by Taylor to approve the collective bargaining agreement with CWA Deputy Sheriffs for 2023-2026. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by Bittinger to approve the Purchase Agreement with SpecPro Inc to complete the maintenance updates to the two skylights within the building located at 1014 Nebraska with the removal of the performance bond, total approved amount of $74,235.00. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Nelson to approve the certification of completion of project #L-B(O102)—73-97 with Dixon Construction for $335,988.40. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by Radig to appoint Thomas Fennell to the Veteran Affairs Commission. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Radig second by Ung to set a public roundtable meeting in the basement boardroom of the Woodbury County Courthouse for April 7 at 3:30 p.m. and invite Iowa’s area legislators to attend the roundtable hosted by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury, Plymouth, and Monona counties. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Deborah Main shared information regarding concerns about CO2 pipelines and would like Woodbury County to study and adopt an ordinance governing the siting and safety of hazardous CO2 pipelines. Copy filed.
Motion by Taylor second by Radig to receive the Iowa Utilities Board Schedule of Hearings from Deborah Main. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Vicki Hulse, Moville, and Doyle Turner, Moville, addressed the board regarding CO2 pipelines concerns.
Reports on committee meetings were heard.
Sheriff Sheehan addressed the board regarding the law enforcement center.
Trevor Brass, Vice President of AFSCME Union, addressed the board regarding AFSCME union wages.
Christine Murphy and Pam Jensen, Woodbury County Recorder’s Office, addressed the Board requesting to be on the agenda for 3-28-23 to request a 4% wage increase effective immediately for the AFSCME group.
Board concerns were heard.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until March 28, 2023.
Meeting sign in sheet. Copy filed.