Regular Meeting

January 13, 2004

 

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

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve minutes of January 6, 2004 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded the Peterson to table action to receive and place on file Petition by Webster County Citizens for New Jobs requesting an election be held on the proposition to approve or disapprove gambling games on an excursion gambling boat in Webster County, Iowa; per the request of said petitioners. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to receive and place on file amendment to Manure Management Plan for RSH Farms, Inc. in Section 6, Badger Township. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file dissolution of the Home Care Aide Department of Webster County Public Health and terminate the employment of Loretta Nims, Cheryl Arneson, Rhonda Cleveland and Blanche Nahnsen, effective January 16, 2004.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve Job Description for Jail Administrator, per recommendation of Sheriff Mickelson.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract with Calhoun-Burns and Associates for final design services on bridge replacement project on Route P29 in the Southwest Quarter of Section 1, Johnson Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve an authorize Chair to sign 28E Funding Agreement with the City of Fort Dodge for the bridge replacement project on South 22nd Street/Landfill Drive.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following Resolution: 

 

RESOLUTION

 

Motion by Magnusson, Seconded by Gill to authorize temporary closure of the following Secondary Road:

 

                Township:              Jackson

                Section:                   Between 33 and 34

                Address:                  Between 150th and 160th Street

                Closed:                    October 20, 2003

                Time:                       1:00 p.m.

                Reason:                   Bridge replacement

 

MOTION CARRIED:

 

S/Phil Condon                                                                                                                                         Date:  1/13/04

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly, Auditor

Webster County, Iowa

 

Motion carried unanimously.  

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following Resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

Motion by Gill, Seconded by Nolting to authorize temporary closure of the following Secondary Road:

 

                Township:              Johnson

                Section:                   Between 23 and 24

                Address:                  Fairbanks Ave. Between 190th (Hwy. 7) & 200th Streets

                Closed:                    December 30, 2003

                Time:                       8:00 a.m.

                Reason:                   Bridge deck replacement

 

MOTION CARRIED:

 

S/Phil Condon                                                                                                                                      Date:  1/13/04

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly, Auditor

Webster County, Iowa

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Project Development Agreement with Johnson Controls.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Upper Des Moines discussed Fiscal Year 2004-05 funding.  No action taken.

 

At 10:30a.m. a Public Hearing on final consideration to amend Zoning Ordinance 024 to permit home occupation signs in Agricultural district; list signs permitted in all districts; and change violations from misdemeanors to county infractions.  No objections or comments were heard.  Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve final consideration to amend Zoning Ordinance 024 to permit home occupation signs in Agricultural district; list signs permitted in all districts; and change violations from misdemeanors to county infractions.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – Gill, Nolting, Peterson, Magnusson and Condon.  Nays – None.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NUMBER 024

ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE UNINCORPORATED PORTION

OF WEBSTER COUNTY

 

                WHEREAS, The zoning administrator has petitioned the Board of Supervisors to amend the zoning ordinance to: permit home occupation signs in Agricultural districts and list signs permitted in all districts, and

 

                WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission has held a public hearing regarding the pros and cons of the proposed change as they relate to the established policy, goals, and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the procedure outlined in Article 19/Changes and Amendments of Ordinance Number 024 has been followed; and

 

                NOW THEREFOR, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA THAT: the Zoning Ordinance shall be amended as follows:

 

ARTICLE 13.  SIGNS

Section 1.  REQUIREMENTS.

1.1            Agricultural District:

1.1.3       Signs for home occupations are permitted, provided the sign shall not exceed five (5) square feet in area, the bulk regulations are met, and sign is on the premises of the home occupation.

Section 6.  SIGNS PERMITTED IN ALL DISTRICTS.

6.1.  Signs for clubs not to exceed six (6) square feet in area displaying the emblem of the club, and information on the time and locations of meetings.

6.2.  Community recognition signs not to exceed sixty (60) square feet in area.

6.3.  Bulletin boards for public, charitable or religious institutions not to exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area.

6.4.  Memorial signs, tablets, names of buildings and date of erection when cut into masonry surface or when constructed of metal and affixed flat against a surface.

6.5.  Temporary signs or banners when authorized by the Zoning Administrator.

 

         WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                                                                                           S/Phil Condon, Chair

 

                                                                                                                                          S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Board Member

 

                                                                                                                                                     S/Eddie Peterson, Board Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               S/James Gill, Board Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                              _

                                                                                                                                                         S/Greg Nolting, Board Member

 

December 16, 2003

Date of First Hearing

 

Waived

Date of Second Hearing

 

January 13, 2004

Date of Third Hearing

 

January 20, 2004

Date of Publication

I, Carol Messerly, being duly sworn under oath, hereby state that I am the Auditor for Webster County, Iowa and that this is a true and accurate copy of the amendment to Ordinance No. 024 passed by the Webster County Board of Supervisors on January 13, 2004.

 

 

 

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NUMBER 024

ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE UNINCORPORATED PORTION

OF WEBSTER COUNTY

 

                WHEREAS, The zoning administrator has petitioned the Board of Supervisors to amend the zoning ordinance to: change violations from misdemeanors to county infractions, and

 

                WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission has held a public hearing regarding the pros and cons of the proposed change as they relate to the established policy, goals, and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the procedure outlined in Article 19/Changes and Amendments of Ordinance Number 024 has been followed; and

 

                NOW THEREFOR, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA THAT: the Zoning Ordinance shall be amended as follows:

 

Article 17.  VIOLATION AND PENALTY

Section 1. VIOLATION AND PENALTY

            The violation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall constitute a misdemeanor.  Any person, firm, or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this Ordinance, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than one hundred (100) dollars or imprisonment of not more than thirty (30) days for each offense.  Each day that a violation is permitted to exist constitutes a separate offense.

            The violation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall constitute a county infraction pursuant to Iowa Code Section 331.307 (2003).  Any person, firm, or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars for each violation, or if the infraction is a repeat offense, a civil penalty not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars for each repeat offense.  Each day that a violation occurs or is permitted by the defendant to exist, constitutes a separate offense.

        

WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

                                                                                                                                                                           S/Phil Condon, Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                          S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Board Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                     S/Eddie Peterson, Board Member

 

                                                                                                                                                               S/James Gill, Board Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                         S/Greg Nolting, Board Member

 

 December 16, 2003

Date of First Hearing

 

  Waived

Date of Second Hearing

 

January 13, 2004

Date of Third Hearing

 

January 20, 2004

Date of Publication

I, Carol Messerly, being duly sworn under oath, hereby state that I am the Auditor for Webster County, Iowa and that this is a true and accurate copy of the amendment to Ordinance No. 024 passed by the Webster County Board of Supervisors on January 13, 2004.

 

 

 

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

 

 

John Torbert updated the Board on the  Iowa Drainage Association and water quality issues.

 

Jeanette Miller requested Fiscal Year 2004-05 funding for Children and Families of Iowa.  No action taken.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to allow claims.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.