Regular Meeting

May 4, 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 April 27, 2004 meeting.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:D.D.#5, D.D.#218, D.D.#140, D.D.#69, D.D.#219 and D.D.#52.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve bond of William F. Kahl, d/b/a Kahl Construction for sewer/septic tank installation.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to approve temporary full time employment of spray crew effective May 6, 2004 as follows:Myron Groat and John Spillman at the rate of $7.25 per hour; andJill Zabel and Thomas Wood at the rate of $8.50 per hour.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign lease agreement with Xerox for copier in Recorderís office.(Copy on file in Auditorís office).Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve letter of support for Fort Dodgeís Community Health Center.(Copy on file in Auditorís office).Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to adopt Resolution Approving Webster Countyís participating in a Rise Immediate Opportunity Funding Program.

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING WEBSTER COUNTYíS

PARTICIPATION IN A RISE IMMEDIATE

OPPORTUNITY FUNDING PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, the Code of Iowa authorizes the RISE Program as a mechanism to assist the location of industries within Iowa by providing incentives to local governments to assist in funding road improvements when such is required as part of the industrial location criteria; and

 

WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Transportation has established program guidelines and has provided an open window of opportunity for submitting applications for the RISE Program; and

 

WHEREAS, Webster County is actively pursuing industrial businesses to establish operations in the area of Hayes Avenue west of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and

 

WHEREAS, a developer has indicated a desire to construct a new industrial plant on an approximate 320 acre site near the former community of Tara, which will create new job opportunities for the Webster County; and

 

WHEREAS, a key ingredient in the selection of the site is access to major highways, and more specifically, the construction of a paved access to the proposed plant location, with such action representing an immediate non-speculative opportunity for Webster County; and

 

WHEREAS, the roadway will remain dedicated to public use and under the jurisdiction of Webster County, who will be responsible for its maintenance.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that:

 

The Webster County Board of Supervisors fully endorses the improvement of Hayes Avenue, and authorizes the Chair to sign all necessary application documents and to submit the same to the Iowa Department of Transportation; and that

 

The Webster County Board of Supervisors will solicit the services of the MIDAS Council of Governments and the Webster County Development to assist in application preparation; and that

 

The Webster County Board of Supervisors will assure the required local match is provided to the RISE funds through the use of Webster County Road Funds, if approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of May, 2004.

 

S/Phil Condon, Chair

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to table for two weeks (until May 18, 2004) consideration of assignment of Tax Sale Certificate and compromise of taxes on the following described property: Lots 15 and 16 in County Auditorís Taxation Plat of Lots One through Eight of Cheneyís subdivision of Government Lots Five and Six and the thirty-three foot road lying adjacent to the North end of said Lots 15 and 16, all in Section 32, Township 89 North, Range 28 West of the Fifth P.M., Webster County, Iowa.Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.