Regular Meeting

January 2, 2001

 

The Board of Supervisor met in Session on the above date with the following members present: O’Farrell, Magnusson, Kirkberg, Peterson and Condon.  Absent none.

 

Honorable Judge Mark Cady conducted the swearing into office of the following elected officials to take office January 1, 2001: Jill Kirkberg, County Supervisor, Eddie Peterson, County Supervisor, Phil Condon, County Supervisor, Charles Griggs, Sheriff, and Carol Messerly, County Auditor.

 

Auditor called to order the re-organizational meeting of the Board of Supervisors entertaining a motion to  appoint a temporary Chairperson. Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to appoint Jill Kirkberg as temporary Chairperson.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to appoint Jill Kirkberg as Chairperson for 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to appoint Floyd Magnusson, Vice-Chairperson for 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve minutes of December 26, 2000. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to authorize Auditor to issue warrants for 2001 when Board of Supervisors is not in session for the following purpose: freight, express, postage, utilities, salaries and payroll when such compensation shall have been previously fixed by the Board upon certificate of the office or when such compensation shall have been earned.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to approve the following appointments and salaries of the County Sheriff, and County Auditor:

 

            Appointments and salaries for the County Auditor’s Office, effective January 1, 2001

 

Alan Wooters, Chief Deputy                                                 $33,305.60

Cheryl Barber, Deputy                                                           $31,130.25

Kris Rial, Deputy                                                                   $31,130.25

Brenda Angstrom, Clerk                                                         $26,503.68

Tina Guthrie, Clerk                                                                 $21,534.24

 

            Appointments and salaries for the County Sheriff’s Office, effective January 1, 2001

 

                                                James Stubbs, Chief Deputy                                                  $47,209.70

                                                Michael Nottger, Lt.                                                               $46,964.88

                                                Ralph Wilson, Lt.                                                                   $46,964.88

                                                Jayson Heesch, Sgt                                                                 $44,485.60

                                                Kevin Kruse, Sgt.                                                                    $44,485.60

                                                Brian Michelson, Patrol                                                          $43,695.96

                                                Michael Richardson, Patrol                                                    $43,385.96

                                                Christopher O’Brien, Sgt.                                                       $43,095.96

                                                Luke Fleener, Detective                                                          $42,795.96

                                                Thomas Hofbauer, Patrol                                                       $42,795.96

                                                Rod Strait, Patrol                                                                    $42,795.96

                                                Curtis Ruby, Patrol                                                                $42,795.96

                                                Michael Boekelman, Detective                                               $42,485.96

                                                Jason Bahr, Patrol                                                                   $40,861.50

                                                James O’Brien, Patrol                                                             $42,496.96

                                                Brett Knipple, Patrol                                                              $42,495.96

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to appoint The Messenger, Dayton Review and Gowrie News as official newspapers of Webster County, for 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve appointment of Howard Hamilton as Drainage Attorney for year 2001. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve appointment of Dr. Daniel J. Cole, Medical Examiner for a two- year term.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve the following appointments to the Safety Commission:  Phil Condon, Dan Van Ornum, John Moeller, Judy Cosgrove, Vicki Gill, Richard Holst, Tony Jorgenson, Charles, Miller, Galen Friedrich, Roger Taylor, Mike Passow and Jim Stubbs.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve the following appointments: Shawn Roberts, Human Rights Commission, two-year term; Dave Cramer, Conservation Commission Board, 5 year term; Dr. Ed DeHaan, Steve Beeghley and Kristi Ott, Board of Health, three-year terms; and Joe Condon and LeRoy Schwendemann, Board of Adjustment, five-year terms.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve the following appointments to the Condemnation Jury for year 2001:

 

CONDEMNATION JURY - Minimum 29 Members  (SEC.472.4 Code of Iowa) Jan 2001

 

 

 

OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY

Laurin Stanek

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Bill Secor

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Thomas Gillespie

 

Clare, IA   50524

Lyle Heatherington

 

Otho, IA 50569

Terry Condon

 

Clare, IA   50524

John Ludgate

 

Gowrie, IA  50543

Clara Krog

 

Vincent, IA   50594

Jim Wiley

 

Gowrie, IA   50543

 

 

 

CITY & TOWN PROPERTY

 

 

Donna Gutknecht

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Walter Petersen

 

Callender, IA   50523

Dennis Barnum

 

Gowrie, IA  50543

Jim Bice

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Robert Lane

 

Callender, IA   50523

Al Conkling

 

Badger, IA   50516

Mike Doyle

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

 

 

 

LICENSED BROKERS

 

 

Francis Prendergast

 

Callender,IA 50523-7501

Marvin Freund

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Robert Gordon

 

Gowrie, IA   50543

Sidney Sandholm

 

Dayton, IA   50530

Jack McHenry

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Karene Egemo

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Dave Jones

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

 

 

 

BANKER, AUCTIONEERS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS

 

Glen Anderson

 

Gowrie, IA   50543-0164

James Donnelly

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Keith Dencklau

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Dave Flattery

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Richard Chinburg

 

Dayton, IA 50530

Leroy Lemberg

 

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

Gary Sandholm

 

Dayton, IA   50530

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to approve appointment of the following Board Members to various other Boards:

           

Central Iowa Juvenile Detention

Floyd Magnusson

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

 

Conference Board

Jill Kirkberg

 

 

County Farm

Eddie Peterson

 

Phil Condon

 

 

Court House/LEC/SS Building

Jill Kirkberg, Chairperson

 

 

Diversity

Jill Kirkberg

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

DNR Animal Feeding Operation Contact

Phil Condon

 

Eddie Peterson, Alternate

 

 

Drainage

Phil Condon

 

Eddie Peterson

 

Dennis O'Farrell

 

 

E 911 - Service Board

Eddie Peterson

 

 

Emergency Management

Jill Kirkberg

 

 

Finance

Dennis O'Farrell

 

Jill Kirkberg

Foster Grandparents

Phil Condon

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

Haz/Mat Response Committee

Elmer Pliner

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

Highway 20 West Project

Floyd Magnusson

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

 

Insurance Committee

Bob Sperry

 

Judy Cosgrove

 

Jan Horton

 

Carol  Messerly

 

Eddie Peterson

 

Floyd Magnusson

 

 

Iowa Central Industries

Eddie Peterson

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

ISTECA

Robert Sperry

 

Jamie Johll, Alternate

 

 

Workforce

Dennis O'Farrell

 

Jill Kirkberg, Alternate

 

 

Mental Health Center

Jill Kirkberg

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

Community & Family Resource Behavioral Center (NCARF)

Jill Kirkberg

 

Dennis O'Farrell

 

 

North Central Home Care

Dennis O'Farrell

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

 

REAP Board

Dennis O'Farrell

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

 

Second Judicial

Floyd Magnusson

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

 

Solid Waste Commission

Phil Condon  

 

Dennis O'Farrell Alternate

 

 

Telecommunications

Eddie Peterson

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

Tourism

Eddie Peterson

 

Dennis O'Farrell, Alternate

 

 

Upper Des Moines

Floyd Magnusson

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

 

Webster County Economic Development

Jill Kirkberg

 

Floyd Magnusson, Alternate

 

 

YOUR Inc./Headstart

Floyd Magnusson

 

Phil Condon, Alternate

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve appointment of Township Trustees, four-year terms, as follows: Gowrie Township – Chris Fevold; Johnson Township – Gene Ruebel; Otho Township – Larry Reeves; and Washington Township – Lee Welsh.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve Webster County’s Policy for Inclement Weather as follows:

 

Webster County’s Policy for Inclement Weather

 

Webster County serves the citizens of the county.  The Webster County offices will always remain open.  However, in case of a severe snowstorm (blizzard conditions as determined by the National Weather Service) the following policy will be in effect:

 

1.      If an employee is unable to get to work, he/she will be allowed to charge such an absence to vacation, compensatory time, or personal time provided he/she has the time accumulated.  If no paid time is available, the employee may choose to take the time off without pay.

 

2.      In the event a severe storm should occur the day before or on the day after one of the observed holidays, holiday pay would be paid to all eligible employees whether or not they worked the day before or the day after the holiday.

 

3.      An employee may request to leave work early because of blizzard conditions.  If the request is approved, the employee may use a accumulated comp time, vacation, personal time.  If no paid time is available, the employee may choose to take the time off without pay.

 

4.      Benefit accumulation and eligibility will not be affected if an employee chooses to take the time off without pay.

 

5.      Employee in departments that serve the public during severe weather (including departments that provide snow removal, resident care, and law enforcement services) are expected to report to work during severe weather conditions.

 

6.      In extreme circumstances, the Board of Supervisors may determine that it is  necessary to close the courthouse or other county offices/facilities.  In this case the employee will be paid.  If possible, weather related announcements will be made by the Board of Supervisors over radio station KWMT and KVFD so citizens and employees can be notified.  Employees who must work (in the critical areas noted in 5 above) will be paid at one and one half of their normal rate for the hours the courthouse is closed.

 

Webster County Board of Supervisors:

 

S/Jill Kirkberg, Chairman

 

S/Floyd Magnusson

 

S/Dennis O’Farrell

 

S/Eddie Peterson

 

S/ Phil Condon

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Webster County Compensation Board presented to the Board fiscal year 2002 salary recommendations. Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to receive and place the following Webster County Compensation Board Fiscal Year 2002 salary recommendations:

 

                                    Supervisor                                                        $28,500.00

                                    Supervisor, Chairperson                                   $29,250.00

                                    Sheriff                                                              $59,000.00

                                    Treasurer                                                          $45,000.00

                                    Auditor                                                             $46,500.00

                                    Recorder                                                          $45,750.00

                                    Attorney                                                           $67,017.00

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Iowa Department of Corrections Jail Inspection Report.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 10:30a.m. a Public Hearing was held to consider amending Zoning Ordinance 024 and the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map to rezone 9.31 acres from A-1 to A-2 to place a non-farm home on a tract of land in the Southeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 87 North, Range 28 West of the 5th P.M., Webster County, Iowa.  No objections or comments were heard.  Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve first consideration of said amendment; to waive second consideration and to set 10:30a.m. on January 30, 2001as the time and date for final consideration.  Roll call vote: Ayes – Magnusson, O’Farrell, Peterson, Condon and Chairperson Kirkberg.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 10:45a.m.a Public Hearing was held to consider amending Zoning Ordinance 024 to rezone 10.27 acres from A-2 to C-1 for the purpose of operating a mechanic shop on a tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 89 North, Range 29 West of the 5th P.M., Webster County, Iowa. No objections or comments were heard.  Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve first consideration of said amendment with the condition that the property shall not be used as a junk yard for open air storage of junk vehicles, and set 10:450a.m. on January 9, 2001, as the time and date for second consideration.  Roll call vote: Ayes – Magnusson, O’Farrell, Peterson, Condon and Chairperson Kirkberg.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 11:00a.m. a  Public Hearing was held on final consideration of amending Zoning Ordinance 024 and the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map to enact height restrictions on building structures on property under airport imaginary surfaces. No objections or comments were heard.  Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve final consideration of said amendment.  Roll call vote: Ayes – Magnusson, O’Farrell, Peterson, Condon and Chairperson Kirkberg.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded Peterson to allow claims. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.