Regular Meeting

January 22, 2001

 

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

 

Elmer Pliner met with the Board to discuss the possibility of acquiring the former bridge yard property on South 22nd Street.  No action taken.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve minutes of meeting January 16, 2001. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to accept resignation of Stephanie Swanberg, part time Jailer, effective January 11, 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve Medical Leave of Absence for Kelli Gerard and Franklin Grady.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve bond for R & R Well Company, Inc. in favor of the Environmental Health Department. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to receive and place on file County Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected for period ending December 31, 2000. (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office). Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Semi Annual Report of Webster County Treasurer for period July 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office). Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve Secondary Road Transfers in the amount of $108,629.72 from General Basic and in the amount of $916,068.82 from Rural Basic Funds per Fiscal Year 2001 Budget.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to adopt the following Resolution: 

 

RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS, The Webster County Board of Supervisors fully supports the existing Bottle and Can Redemption Law which has been in place since 1978;

 

            WHEREAS, The Bottle and Can Redemption Law has greatly reduced roadside litter throughout the State of Iowa;

 

            WHEREAS, The Bottle and Can Redemption Law is self-funding and relies on no taxes to local government;

 

            WHEREAS, The Bottle and Can Redemption Law created more than 140 redemption centers in Iowa which provides jobs in the private sector and also has employed people with disabilities at sheltered workshops;

 

            WHEREAS, An independent survey by the University of Northern Iowa shows that 85 percent of Iowans support the Bottle and Can Redemption Law,

 

            WHEREAS, The Webster County Board of Supervisors also supports expansion of the existing Bottle and Can Redemption Law that would include the following:

 

1.        Increase the handling fee per container paid to grocery stores and Redemption Centers.

 

2.        Expand redemptions to include bottles and cans used for tea, water, fruit and vegetable juices and drinks, sports drinks, and other non-carbonated beverages excluding milk.

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors requests the Governor and Legislatures of Iowa for their continual support and consideration of expansion on the Iowa Bottle and Can Redemption Law.

 

S/Jill Kirkberg, Chairperson

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTES:            S/Carol Messerly

                        Webster County Auditor

 

Date:  January 22, 2001

 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve and authorize Chair to sign Certificate of Substantial Completion for Phase Five Courthouse Restoration project. (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.