Regular Meeting

April 17, 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.

 

The Webster County Historical Society discussed plans for an open house this fall following the completion of the courthouse restoration.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve minutes of meeting April 10, 2001. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file employment status change for Amber Graves from full time to as needed, per Public Health Department.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve temporary full time seasonal employment as follows:  Sarah Magennis, Park Ranger Intern at the rate of $6.50 per hour, effective May 1, 2001;  Matthew Fox, Park Ranger Intern at the rate of $6.75 per hour, effective May 1, 200l;  Sara Law, Natural Resource Aid, at the rate of $6.50 per hour, effective May 1, 200l;  Tom Ackerson, Natural Resource Aid, at the rate of $6.50 per hour, effective April 23, 2001; and Sara Thurston, Conservation Aid at the rate of $6.75 per hour, effective April 23, 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve temporary part time employment for Vegetation Technicians as follows:  Chris Wendell at the rate of $6.00 per hour, effective April 10, 2001 and Dean Rydman, at the rate of $6.00 per hour, effective April 12, 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to receive and place on file resignation of Kim Burke, MH/MR/DD case manager.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign MH/MR/DD Services Agreement with Generations Incorporated.  (Copy on file in CPC’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve bond of Ingraham Construction, Inc. for septic/sewer installation.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Interim Assistance Reimbursement Agreement with Iowa Department of Human Services for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) reimbursement program. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office). Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to adopt the following 2001 Weed Resolution:

 

2001 WEED RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS  noxious weeds, if not controlled, would be a major problem in Webster County.

 

WHEREAS section 317.13 of the Code of Iowa grants the Board of Supervisors the authority, upon the recommendation of the County Weed Commissioner, to yearly set out by resolution a program of weed control for that year.

 

WHEREAS pursuant to Section 317.14, notice of the program must be published.

 

WHERAS the Webster County Weed Commissioner has recommended the following program for weed control in conformance with and to the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa.

 

BE IT HERE BY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors for Webster County, Iowa:  That pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 317, 1996 Code of Iowa, It is hereby ordered:

 

1.       That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land in Webster County shall control on that land all noxious weeds as defined below at such time and such manner as shall prevent said weeds from blooming or coming to maturity.  Noxious weeds shall be cut, burned, or otherwise destroyed as often as necessary to prevent seed production.  Furthermore each owner and each person in possession or control of any land in Webster County shall keep that land free from the growth of any type of weed, which would render the streets or highways adjoining said land unsafe for public travel.  Such Weeds shall be cut or otherwise controlled as often as necessary to keep the streets or highways adjoining said land safe for public travel.

 

PRIMARY NOXIOUS WEEDS:  Quack Grass, Perennial Sow Thistle, Canada Thistle, Bull Thistle, Field Bindweed, Horse Nettle, Leafy Spurge, Hoary Cress (perennial Pepper-grass), Russian Knapweed, Tall Thistle, Musk Thistle, Buckthorn, and Purple Loosestrife.

 

SECONDARY NOXIOUS WEEDS:  Wild Mustard, Velvetleaf (Butterprint), Cocklebur, Wild Carrot, Shattercane, Buckthorn Plantain, Red (sheep) Sorrel, Curly Dock, Smooth Dock, Poison Hemlock, Multiflora Rose, Teasel, Puncture Vine.

 

2.       That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any lands in Webster County infested with primary noxious weeds shall adopt a program of Weed control as prescribed by the Weed Commissioner, which shall be designed to immediately control and keep under control such infections of noxious weeds.

 

3.       That if owners or persons in control of any lands in Webster County shall fail to comply with the foregoing orders, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of such work, including the costs of serving notice and other costs, if any shall be assessed against the real estate upon which weeds were controlled.

 

4.       That the county auditor be and hereby is directed to cause notice of the making and entering of the foregoing Order to be published by one publication in each of the official newspapers of the County.


This resolution was passed and approved this 17th day of April, 2001.

 

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/Jill Kirkberg, Chairman                                                                      S/Floyd A. Magnusson

 

S/Dennis R. O’Farrell                                                                           S/Eddie Peterson

 

S/Phil Condon

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to adopt the following Resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

Accepting Final Plat of the

Parkridge 2nd Addition

 

WHEREAS, William Becker of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has filed for approval a Final Plat of Parkridge 2nd Addition, a subdivision of real estate described as follows:

 

Parkridge 2nd Addition to Webster County, Iowa which is more particularly described in the Surveyor’s Certificate accompanying the plat; and

 

WHEREAS, said plat is accompanied by a certificate acknowledging that said subdivision is by, and with the free consent of the proprietor; and

 

WHEREAS, the subdivision lies within the boundaries of Webster County, Iowa and within two miles of the City of Fort Dodge and has been examined and approved by the City of Fort Dodge in accordance with Section 354.9 of the Code of Iowa; and

 

WHEREAS, the Webster County Planning and Zoning Commission has waived their right to review preliminary and final plats within two miles of the City of Fort Dodge; and

 

WHEREAS, said plat and attachment thereto have been examined by the Webster County Board of Supervisors and appears to conform to the requirements of the Webster County Comprehensive Plan, Webster County Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations of Webster County; and the requirements of other ordinances and State law governing such plats.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA THAT said plat is hereby approved.

 

WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

S/Jill Kirkberg, Chair

 

S/Floyd Magnusson

 

S/Dennis O’Farrell

 

S/Eddie Peterson

 

S/Phil Condon

 

Date:  April 17, 2001

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION

 

Motion by Peterson, Seconded by Condon to authorize temporary closure of the following Secondary Road due to water over the road:

 

a)         Elkhorn Township, the South River Road from the Fort Dodge City Limits, South to the East Ľ Corner of Section 2.

 

b)         Dolliver Park Road – from P59 to Highway 50.

 

c)         Sumner Township – 290th Street East to Racine Avenue.

 

d)         Webster Township, Section 25, Xavier Avenue West of Boone River Bridge.

 

MOTION CARRIED:

 

S/Jill Kirkberg, Chair                                                                                                Date:  April 17, 2001

Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly, Auditor

Webster County, Iowa

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve equipment bids as follows:  snow blower unit as submitted by Mid Country Machinery in the amount of $25,320.00 and utility trailer as submitted by RMS in the amount of $8,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to table approval of Utility Permit for placement of water line in right-of-way by Xenia Rural Water District in Yell Township until May 8, 2001.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Haila Engineering provided the Board with an update on the various projects within the courthouse and Social Service Building.  No action taken.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.