October 17, 2000
The Board of Supervisor met in Session on the above date with the following members present: O’Farrell, Magnusson, Kirkberg, Peterson and Chairperson Martin. Absent none.
Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by Magnusson to approve minutes of meeting October 10, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs: D.D.# 117 and D.D.#34. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file County Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected by period ending September 30, 2000. Copy on file in Auditor’s Office. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Peterson, seconded by Kirkberg to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract and Quit Claim Deed for sale of Badger Maintenance Shed to the Town of Badger. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit applications as follows: Mid American Energy – to replace line in Northeast Quarter of Section 4, Pleasant Valley Township and in Southwest Quarter of Section 10, Badger Township; Prairie Energy Cooperative – to replace overhead in Section 17, Washington Township and in Sections 17 and 20 Washington Township. (Copies on file in Engineer’s office). Motion carried unanimously.
Charlie Miller, Webster County Conservation Director reported that the new shelter house project is underway and completion is expected on or before December 31, 2000, weather permitting.
Tom Barnett, Chairman of Emergency Management Commission introduced Tony Jorgensen as the newly appointed Emergency Management Commissioner.
At 10:45 a.m. public letting was held for bridge replacement project #L-90-1505—73-94 on Dakota Avenue over south branch of Lizard Creek. The following bids were received:
Christensen Bros., Inc $168,917.00
Godbersen-Smith Const. Co. $168,987.82
Merryman Bridge Constr. $145,626.24
Welden Bros. Inc $158,204.88
Herberger Const. Co., Inc $165,623.88
Dixon Const. $164,671.00
Graves Const. Co. Inc $165,000.62
Cunningham-Reiss Co. $199,426.90
Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to award bid to Merryman Bridge Construction in the amount of $145,626.24, subject to Engineer Sperry’s review. Motion carried unanimously.
Jeff and Rhonda Strutzenberg discussed improvements they had made to enhance their property within the road right-of-way and wants a special exception to allow this improvement. Engineer Sperry stated that federal safety standards requires a six to one slope on paved roads and a 2 to one slope on gravel. Future liability for allowing such improvements within the road right of way should be a major concern and therefore Engineer Sperry recommended no exception.
An agreement with the City of Fort Dodge and Webster concerning the radio communication tower was present and tentatively approve. Further action will be on next week’s agenda.
Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to temporarily appoint Irene Blair as the Alternate Resource person for workplace issues. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.