Regular Meeting

February 17, 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 February 10, 2004 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, is considering an expansion project in Webster County; and

 

WHEREAS, this project would provide the retention of at least 625 quality jobs in Webster County and 375 quality jobs in Floyd County; and

 

WHEREAS, this project would provide at least $30,000,000 in capital investment by Fort Dodge Animal Health in Webster County over a three year period; and

 

WHEREAS, the development of this project will provide state of the art technology and a state of the art HUB Distribution Facility in Webster County; and

 

WHEREAS, Fort Dodge Animal Health has been and continues to be one of the highest quality employers in Webster County and the State of Iowa and is an international leader in animal pharmaceutical development and production; and

 

WHEREAS, this project will allow the Webster County site along with the Global Research and Development Headquarters located in Webster County to remain competitive and continue to be a leader in their industry; and

 

WHEREAS, Fort Dodge Animal Health is desirous of applying to the Iowa Values Fund for funds to offset the costs of this project; and

 

WHEREAS, without funds from the Iowa Values Fund, this project is not cost-effective in the State of Iowa; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Webster County Board of Supervisors, to approve the submission of the attached Iowa Values Fund application requesting $6,000,000 on behalf of Fort Dodge Animal Health.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED on this 17th day of February 2004.

 

S/Phil Condon

Chairman of the Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve salary increase for Pam Hickey to $8.83 per hour, effective February 4, 2004, per recommendation of Building Maintenance.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to approve employment of Steve Elifrits, Jail Administrator at an annual salary of $40,000, effective March l, 2004.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file the Planning and Zoning Commission's report and set March 16, 2004 at 10:15a.m. as the time and date for public hearing on the first consideration to amend the Zoning Ordinance 024 to rezone property from Agriculture (A-1) to Commercial (C-1) in the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 13, T88N, R29W.  Daniel Hofbauer intends to construct a mini storage building.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to authorize transfer of $3,845.25 from General Fund to Conservation Trust Fund.  Motion carried unanimously.

Donna Dornath addressed the Board requesting to include her property in Daniel Hofbauer’s request for amendment to Land Use Plan.  She was informed to make her application to the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

 

Mark Crimmins, representing the Heart of Iowa Foundation presented some proposed revenue information in regard to the gambling issue.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.