Regular Meeting

July 23, 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 July 16, 2002 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#193.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Kirkberg to approve employment of Christina Ralston, Victim/Witness Coordinator at the salary of $23,700, effective August 6, 2002.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by O’Farrell to receive and place County Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected for period ending June 30, 2002. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION

 

Whereas, the State of Iowa has appropriated moneys for fiscal year July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003, which moneys are insufficient to fully fund the various local property tax credits/exemptions,

 

And, whereas, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the sate appropriation,

 

And, whereas the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/exemptions as follows:  Homestead credit (including Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Credit) 90%, Low-income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 80%, Military Exemption 97%,

 

And, whereas the option of fully funding property tax credits/exemptions will cause a funding shortfall to local governments in the County of more than $180,00 this fiscal year,

 

And, whereas the option of passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the credits will increase the amount of net taxes in the County by more than $180,000 per year,

 

And, whereas w4e find that fully funding military exemptions and the disabled veteran’s homestead credits to those persons who have served honorably in this Country’s military is of minimal fiscal impact to the local governments and in the general public interest,

 

And, whereas we find that fully funding the low-income, elderly, and disabled credits to those persons who have qualified for those credits is of minimal fiscal impact to the local governments and in the general public interest,

 

And, whereas we find that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments to the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect and, therefore, in the public interest,

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/exemptions in Webster County for fiscal year July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 shall be funded as follows:

 

Homestead Credit                                                                  90%

Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Credit                              100%

Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit                              100%

Military Exemption                                                               100%

 

Dated at Fort Dodge, Iowa, this 23rd day of July, 2002.

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Chairperson

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve procurement of Allers Associates Architects for Rabiner Treatment Center project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Kirkberg to adopt the following Resolution and authorize Chair to sign Grant Application at the appropriate time.

 

RESOLUTION TO REQUEST MIDAS

ASSISSTANCE FOR GRANT WRITING

 

                WHEREAS, Webster County has agreed to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement creating the Mid Iowa Development Association Council of Governments (hereinafter called MIDAS) and is a member in good standing; and

 

                WHEREAS, Webster County wishes to engage MIDAS to provide certain technical and professional services in connection with the following grant project(s):

 

§         CDBG Water/Sewer Pre-application - $200 (There is not charge if the applicant is not asked by IDED to submit a full application.)

 

And, if the Applicant is invited to submit a full application

 

§         CDBG Water/Sewer Full Application - $275 (There is not charge if the applicant is not funded by IDED)

 

                WHEREAS, Article III.C of the Intergovernmental Agreement gives MIDAS the responsibilities outlined in Chapter 28E, Code of Iowa;

 

                NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by Webster County that MIDAS be requested to provide staff assistance in the above mentioned project; and

 

                THAT, the County understands and will comply with MIDAS Executive Committee guidelines regarding the assessments of costs of MIDAS staff assistance, currently billed according to the amount following the technical assistance application services specified above.

 

Passed, approved and adopted this 23rd day of July, 2002.

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Chairperson

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Kirkberg, seconded by O’Farrell to approve and authorize Chair to sign Utility Permit Application from Midland Power Cooperative to replace overhead electric line with underground line, boring under Paragon Avenue, Section 21, Burnside Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by O’Farrell, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Utility Permit Application from Midland Power Cooperative to install approximately one and one-quarter miles overhead electric power line to replace existing line in private right-of-way in Section 6, Dayton Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  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:

 

Township:                             Gowrie

 

Section:                                  7 and 8

 

Address:                                                Between 350 & 360 Street, Highway P29

 

Closed:                                   July 18, 2002 for approximately 1 week

 

Time:                                      8 a.m.

 

Reason:                                  Railroad repair

 

Motion Carried

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Chairperson                                                                              Date:  7/23/2002

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.  

At 10:30a.m.a Public Hearing was held to vacate alley in Block 7 of Original Town of Lanyon, Webster County, Iowa.  Don Reed representing a utility company had concerns regarding an easement, but it was noted that the landowners were not opposed to facilitating the utility easement and would formalize the same.  No further comments or objection were heard.  Moved by Condon, seconded by Kirkberg to adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION TO VACATE ALLEY

 

A hearing on the proposed resolution to vacate the following described alley located in the unincorporated Town of Lanyon, Webster County, Iowa, to wit:

 

The North-South alley lying betweens Lots 1 through 10 on the west line and Lots 11 through 14 on the east line of said alley all in Block 7 of the unincorporated Town of Lanyon, Webster County, Iowa.

 

WHEREAS, On the 25th day of June 2002 a resolution to initiate vacation of the above described alley was passed by the Webster County Board of Supervisors and in accordance with Chapter 306 of the 2001 Code of Iowa, a date was set for hearing before the Webster County Board of Supervisors and legal notice was served on all interested parties and said notice did state the hearing time and date was set for 10:30 A.M. today, Tuesday, July 23, 2002, in the Supervisor’s Room of the Webster County Courthouse, Fort Dodge, Iowa and

 

WHEREAS, said hearing is being held on the above mentioned date and all objections or comments, either oral or written will be presented on or before this date set for hearing.

 

NOW THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, having received all objections and comments on or before this date, hereby sets 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at its regular scheduled meeting place, as noted above, as the date for final action on the proposed vacation of the above described alley located in said unincorporated Town of Lanyon, Webster County, Iowa.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.