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 November 18, 2003 meeting.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Condon, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#135.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to reappoint Mike Donahue to the Human Rights Commission, for another term expiring December 31, 2005.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Nolting, seconded by Magnusson to reappoint Mary Brown to the Human Rights Commission, for another term expiring December 31, 2005.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Condon to approve application for Family Medical Leave of Absence for Mary Condon, Sheriffís Department.† (Copy on file in Auditorís office).† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Condon, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file resignation from James J. Lentsch, Class C Equipment Operator, in the Secondary Road Department, effective December 31, 2003.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to table approval of permit application from Gayle Pierson to connect and outlet a new 6-inch agricultural drainage tile from the Southeast Quarter of Section 5, Cooper Township to an existing tile crossing under Nelson Avenue (Route P56) until County Engineer investigates and submits his recommendation to the Board.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Nolting, seconded by Magnusson to direct Sheriff Stubbs to obtain bids from other companies for video conferencing services and submit his recommendation for approval within this sixty day grace period with Enlighten Technologies, Inc.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Condon to table extension with A.E. Staley Company until further notice James Creane, Economic Development Director.
Moved by Condon, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file updated Manure Management Plan for GT Agri-Pork LC, in Section 31 Colfax Township.† (Copy on file in Auditorís office).† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file the Planning and Zoning Commissionís report to amend Webster County Zoning Ordinance #24 to permit non-farm single family dwellings in Agricultural (A-1) districts on two acres of land if parcelís average Corn Suitability Rating is 65% or less; permit home occupation signs in Agricultural districts; list signs permitted in all districts; and change violations from misdemeanors to county infractions and further to set December 16, 2003 at 10:30a.m., as the time and date for public hearing on the same.† Motion carried unanimously.
At 10:30a.m. a Public Hearing was held to discuss the submittal of the Community Development Block Grant Application to request funding for providing rural water in portions of Webster County, Iowa.† Shirley Helgevold, representing Midas Council of Governments review the application and proposed project and discussed the following items:† 1) the need for the activities were many wells in rural Webster County have strong odor and bad taste due to high levels of sulfur in the water due to the limestone and sandstone in the area and some areas near the town of Otho have shallow wells which have caused problems with wells running dry. 2) The total project costs is estimated at $4,393,981, with $600,000 requested in CDBG grant funds, $3,085,000 from USDA loan/grant and $708,981 local funds (Xenia Water District).† 3) Application to be submitted December 4, 2003. 4) Requested amount of federal funds is $600,000 CDBG funds and $3,085,000 USDA loan/grant.† 5) Estimated portion of federal funds that will benefit low and moderate income persons is 5l.67 percent based on telephone income survey. 6) Proposed project will be conducted within Burnside, Dayton, Otho, Sumner and Yell Townships in Webster County. 7) No displacement of persons or businesses will occur as a result of funded activity. 8) No assistance is needed for displacement of persons or businesses.† 9) Providing rural water to Burnside, Dayton, Otho, Sumner and Yell townships in Webster County by installing The nature of the proposed activities would be 605,150 LF of PVC pipe, as well as necessary valves, boxes, meters, crossing, etc and related construction work. 10) Authorized person to receive and respond to citizen proposals, questions and complaints and funding activities would be Shirley Helgevold, MIDAS Council of Governments, 602 First Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa 5050l (515) 576-7183 ext. 212. 11) Technical assistance will be available and provided by the above named as well.
Public comment was heard by a few relating to how far this would extend and cost of services and hook ups. Following public comment the Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment was reviewed.† Moved by Nolting, seconded by Magnusson to update said Needs Assessment as follows:† Community Development and Housing Needs of LMI Persons adding #3. Safe and viable water systems in Webster County; and Planned or Potential Activities to Address Housing and Community Needs adding #5. Apply for CDBG.USDA funds for providing Rural Water in Webster County.† Motion carried unanimously.
Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.