Special  Meeting

August 20, 2001

 

The Board of Supervisor, acting as Temporary Redistricting Commission met on the above date with the following members present: O’Farrell, Magnusson, Condon, Peterson and Chairperson Kirkberg. Absent none.

 

 

Jake Hansen submitted proposed redistricting plans. Webster County’s total population is 40,235, and equal population within each district would be 8,047.  Plan 4 was the most equal in population and would not require any variance because all five supervisor districts where less than one percent deviation as required by law.  Plan 2 has a deviation percentage of –2.50 in district 2 and l.96 in district 4.  Plan 3a has a 1.01 deviation percentage in district 1 and –1.43 in district 5.  Plan 3b has a deviation percentage of 1.43 in district 5, but also split the combined precinct of Clay-Roland in two separate precincts.

 

Plan 4 appears to be the most equal in population and would have one supervisor district entirely within the City of Fort Dodge and one supervisor district entirely outside of Fort Dodge.  Also four out of five of the supervisor districts would have at least some rural area.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by O’Farrell to approve the following proposed plan four with the amendment that all of South Cooper Precinct be included in proposed Supervisor District No. Two, and further to set 11:00a.m. on August 28, 2001, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Webster County Courthouse, Fort Dodge, Iowa as the time and place for public hearing on the proposed Supervisor Redistricting/reprecincting Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Webster County Proposed Redistricting Plan

 

A.         VOTING PRECINCTS. The County shall be divided into precincts as required by Chapter 49 of the Code of Iowa in the following manner:

 

1.      Deer Creek/Jackson precinct shall consist of all of Deer Creek and Jackson Townships, including the City of Clare.

 

2.      Badger precinct shall consist of all of Badger Township, including the City of Badger.

 

3.      Newark precinct shall consist of all of Newark Township, including the City of Vincent.

 

4.      Johnson precinct shall consist of all of Johnson Township, including the City of Barnum.

 

5.      Northeast Douglas precinct shall consist of all land in Douglas Township lying north of Iowa Highway 7 and east of County Road P41.

 

6.      Douglas precinct shall consist of all land in Douglas Township not included in Northeast Douglas precinct except that portion of the City of Fort Dodge located in Douglas Township.

 

7.      North Cooper precinct shall consist of all land in Cooper Township lying north of County Road D20 except that portion of the City of Fort Dodge located in North Cooper Township.

 

8.      South Cooper precinct shall consist of all land in Cooper Township lying south of County Road D20 except that portion of the City of Fort Dodge located in South Cooper Township.

 

9.      Colfax/Duncombe precinct shall consist of all of Colfax Township and the City of Duncombe.

 

10.  Fulton precinct shall consist of all of Fulton Township, including the City of Moorland.

 

11.  Elkhorn precinct shall consist of all of Elkhorn Township.

 

12.  Otho precinct shall consist of all of Otho Township, including the City of Otho.

 

13.  Pleasant Valley precinct shall consist of all of Pleasant Valley Township.

 

14.  Washington precinct shall consist of all of Washington Township except for the City of Duncombe.

 

15.  Clay-Roland precinct shall consist of all of Clay and Roland Townships, including the City of Callender.

 

16.  Burnside precinct shall consist of all of Burnside Township.

 

17.  Sumner-Webster-Yell precinct shall consist of all of Sumner, Webster, and Yell Townships, including the City of Lehigh.

 

18.  Gowrie precinct shall consist of all of Gowrie Township and the City of Gowrie.

 

19.  Lost Grove precinct shall consist of all of Lost Grove Township, including the City of Harcourt, except for that portion of the City of Gowrie located in Lost Grove Township.

 

20.  Dayton precinct shall consist of all of Dayton Township, including the City of Dayton.

 

21.  Hardin precinct shall consist of all of Hardin Township and that portion of the City of Stratford located in Webster County.

 

 

B.         SUPERVISOR DISTRICTS. . The County shall be divided into precincts as required by Chapter 49 of the Code of Iowa in the following manner:

 

1.      The first Supervisor District in Webster County shall consist of Deer Creek/Jackson, Badger, Newark, North Cooper, and Colfax/Duncombe precincts as well as precincts 1 and 11 in the City of Fort Dodge.

 

2.      The second Supervisor District in Webster County shall consist of South Cooper, Fulton, Pleasant Valley, Otho, Washington, Clay-Roland, Burnside, Sumner-Webster-Yell, Gowrie, Lost Grove, Dayton, and Hardin precincts.

 

3.      The third Supervisor District in Webster County shall consist of precincts 8, 9, 10, and 12 in the City of Fort Dodge.

 

4.      The fourth Supervisor District in Webster County shall consist of Northeast Douglas precinct as well as precincts 2, 3, 4, and 7 in the City of Fort Dodge.

 

5.      The fifth Supervisor District in Webster County shall consist of Johnson, Douglas, and Elkhorn precincts as well as precincts 5 and 6 in the City of Fort Dodge.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Condon to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.