Regular Meeting

July 8, 2003

 

The Board of Supervisor met in Session on the above date with the following members present:  Magnusson, Peterson, Condon, Gill, and Nolting.   

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Condon to approve minutes of July 1, 2003 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#129.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

Whereas, the Sate of Iowa has appropriated moneys for fiscal year July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004, 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 state 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) 85%, Low-income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 40%, Military Exemption 98%,

 

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 $185,000 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 $185,000 per year,

 

And, whereas we find that fully funding military exemptions 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 passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits and Elderly Disabled 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, 2003 through June 30, 2004 shall be funded as follows:

 

                Homestead Credit                                                85%

                Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit              40%

                Military Exemption                                               100%

 

Dated at Fort Dodge, Iowa, this 8th day of July, 2003

 

S/Eddie Peterson, Chairman

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/Phil Condon

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/James Gill

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/Greg Nolting

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Magnusson to approve re-appointment of Darlene Winninger as the rural board member to the Duncombe Public Library Board as approved by Robert Taylor, Mayor.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Condon to approve Fiscal Year 2003-2004 pay increases for longevity, per Contract for the following Deputy Sheriff’s:  Kevin Kruse to $51,226.83; Curt Ruby to $50,031.27; Rod Strait to $47,053.48; and Brett Knippel to $46,753.48.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file Family and Medical Leave application of Linda Kay Kearney, Child Support Recovery Unit.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to adopt  the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE IMPOSITION OF A LOCAL SALES AND

SERVICE TAX IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

 

WHEREAS Chapter 422B of the Code of Iowa permits the imposition of certain local option taxes not to exceed one percent (1%) after an election in which a majority of the electors vote in the affirmative. 

 

WHEREAS Section 422B.1(4)(b) of the Code of Iowa provides that the question of the imposition of a local sales and services tax be submitted to the registered voters of the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county upon receipt by the County Commissioner of Elections of the motion or motions, requesting such submission, adopted by the governing body or bodies of the city or cities located within the county or of the county, for the unincorporated areas of the county, representing at least one half of the population of the county.

 

WHEREAS the City of Fort Dodge is the governing body representing at least one half of the population of Webster County.

 

WHEREAS the City of Fort Dodge has adopted and submitted to the Webster County Board of Supervisors and the Webster County Commissioner of Elections a Resolution Calling for a Public Referendum to Authorize the Imposition of a Local Sales and Service Tax in the City of Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa at a Rate of One-Half Percent (1/2%) .

 

WHEREAS the Board of Supervisors has provided that the above tax, if adopted, expire June 30, 2009.

 

WHEREAS the Webster County Board of Supervisors FINDS that it is in the interest of the people of Webster County that there be a Public Referendum to Authorize the Imposition of a Local Sales and Service Tax, Webster County, Iowa at a Rate of One-Half Percent (1/2%) and that such a tax, if adopted, also applied to the unincorporated portions of Webster County.

 

WHEREAS the Webster County Board of Supervisors FINDS that the revenues of such a tax, if adopted in the unincorporated portions of Webster County, should be applied as follows:

 

§         One Hundred percent (100%) property tax relief.

 

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS as follows:

 

1.        That the Webster County Commissioner of Elections submit to the voters of the unincorporated portions of Webster County the question of the imposition of a local Public Referendum to Authorize the Imposition of a Local Sales and Service Tax in Webster County, Iowa at a Rate of One-Half Percent (1/2%) pursuant to Chapter 422B of the Code of Iowa.

 

2.        That the election be held and the tax, if adopted, be effective as provided for in Chapter 422B of the Code of Iowa and 721 I.A.C. Chapter 21.

 

3.        That the tax, if adopted, expires June 30, 2009.

 

4.        That a tax, if adopted in the unincorporated portions of Webster County, should be applied as follows:

 

§         One Hundred percent (100%) property tax relief.

 

The foregoing Resolution was adopted by a vote of   5    to     0    by the Webster County Board of Supervisors on the    8th   day of      July    , 2003.

 

 

S/Eddie Peterson, Chair

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Supervisor

 

S/Phil Condon, Supervisor

 

S/James Gill, Supervisor

 

S/Greg Nolting, Supervisor

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly,

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Company to bury approximately one-half mile of telecommunication cable along the east side of Dakota Avenue in Section 27, Jackson Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Condon to approve 6-month Class B Beer permit application for American Woodlands, L.L.C.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Treasurer Jan Horton informed the Board that she will be closing to the public the Motor Vehicle Department on Wednesdays starting July 16, 2003, until her staff is caught up with a backlog of work.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.