Regular Meeting

May 7, 2002

 

The Board of Supervisor met in Session on the above date with the following members present: O’Farrell, Peterson, Condon, Kirkberg and Chairperson Magnusson.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to approve minutes of April 30, 2002 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D. #2, D.D.124, and Joint D.D.#221 Webster-#110 Green.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Kirkberg to accept resignation of Dawn Nemechek, part-time jailer, effective April 29, 2002; and Greg Bortnem, Webster County Case Manager, effective May 31, 2002. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by O’Farrell to approve employment of Emily Hamilton, Case Manager, at a salary of $29,000, effective April 29, 2002.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to approve salary increase for Steve Allard to $7.50 per hour, effective April 29, 2002, per recommendation of Charlie Miller. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve rate increases of 3.5% for various MH/MR/DD services provided by Iowa Central Industries, Northwoods Living and Lutheran Family Services for fiscal year 2003. (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Comments were heard on an appeal from Kenneth Rossing and Susan Bethius regarding Zoning Administrator’s decision that several nuisances be abated June 1, 2002 on certain properties in Lanyon.  Zoning Administrator, Jessy Willadson explained the situation and stated that the June 1, 2002 is already an extension and Mr. Rossing has failed to offer a plan or timetable for cleaning up the properties.  Moved by Peterson, seconded Condon to reaffirm the Zoning Administrator’s decision to have the nuisances abated June 1, 2002.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by O’Farrell to receive and place on file Planning and Zoning Commission’s report and set May 28, 2002 at 10:15a.m for public hearing on the first consideration to amend Webster County Zoning Ordinance 024 as requested by Brad Klug representing Rabiner Treatment Center to permit use by special exception in an A-2 Agricultural District for state licensed facilities.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION

 

                RESOLUTION to initiate vacation of part of the road known as the “Webster and Calhoun County Line Road” (aka as Adams Avenue), being 33.0 feet in width, established September 6, 1883 and situated along the West line of the Northwest Quarter of Section 7, Township 86 North, Range 30 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Webster County, Iowa.

Said Proposed vacation to be in conjunction with and approval of vacation of the adjoining portion of said road situated within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Farnhamville, Calhoun County, Iowa.

 

                WHEREAS the Farmer’s Cooperative of Farnhamville, Iowa, to better facilitate loading grain into grain shuttle trains of the Union Pacific Railroad, has, by letter, requested the above mentioned portion of road be considered for closing and vacation, and

 

                WHEREAS vacation of said portion of road would relieve an economic burden to said cooperatives and its members, and

 

                WHEREAS there is alternate access to the street system of the Town of Farnhamville, Iowa and will not create a transportation burden to the citizens of the area, and

 

                WHEREAS vacating said parcels would return same to the county tax roll thereby benefiting the general public,

 

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Webster County Board of Supervisors hereby propose the vacation of the following described parcel of road easement, to wit: Commencing at the West Quarter Corner of Section 7, Township 86 North, Range 30 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Webster County, Iowa; thence North 00°51’40” East along the west line of the Northwest Quarter to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing North 00°51’40” East 339.43 feet; thence North 88°49’10” East 33.02 feet along the North Right of Way Line of the Union Pacific Railroad; thence South 00°51’40” West 340.39 feet along the Easterly Right of Way Line of the Existing County roadway; thence North 89°30’30” West 33.00 feet to the point of beginning.  Said parcel contains 0.26 Acres.

 

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a joint public hearing, by and between the City Council of Farnhamville and the Webster County Board of Supervisors, on the proposed vacation of said parcels of road easement be set for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10th, 2002 in the Community Room at the Farmers Cooperative Company, 105 Garfield Avenue, Farnhamville, Iowa 50538, and that the County Engineer send notice to adjacent Webster County landowners explaining proposed vacation and requesting their comments or claims.

 

Attest:  S/Carol Messerly                                                             S/Floyd Magnusson, Chairperson

             Webster County Auditor                                                    Board of Supervisors

 

Date  5/7/02

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign permit application from David Johnson to connect drainage tile in the Southeast Quarter of Section 7, Gowrie Township. (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Kirkberg to adopt resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

                Motion by Condon, Seconded by Kirkberg to authorize temporary closure of the following Secondary Road:

 

140th Street between Taylor and Vincent Avenue Starting April 29, 2002 for Railroad Crossing Replacement.

 

Motion Carried:

 

s/Floyd A. Magnusson                                                                                         Date:  5/7/02

Chair, Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly, Auditor

Webster County, Iowa

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by O’Farrell to adopt resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

                Motion by Kirkberg, Seconded by O’Farrell to authorize temporary closure of the following Secondary Road:

 

150th Street between Taylor and Union Avenue Starting April 29th, 2002 for Railroad Crossing Repair.

 

Motion Carried

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson                                                                                               Date:  5/7/02

Chair, Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

S/Carol Messerly, Auditor

Webster County, Iowa

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Gayle Pierson appeared before the Board to address some drainage concerns.  No action taken.

 

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

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.