Regular Meeting

August 24, 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 August 17, 2004 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#197.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to receive and place on file the following Manure management Plans:  Steve Grettenberg, Section 4, Dayton Township;  Carl Sandgren, Section 23, Roland Township and West Roland Pork, Section 9, Roland Township.  (Copies on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Human Rights Commission to discussed continued funding of position with the board.  They advised the Board that the current executive director will be retiring on December 31, 2004 and they would appreciate continued support.  No action taken.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign resolution of support for a method of Secondary road and Farm-to-Market road Use Tax allocation as proposed by the Secondary Road Fund Distribution Advisory Committee.

 

Resolution of support

for a method of Secondary Road and Farm-to-Market Road Use Tax allocation

as proposed by the Secondary Road Fund Distribution Advisory Committee

per Section 312.3C of the Code of Iowa

 

Whereas, the former method of determining inter-county allocations of Secondary Roads and Farm-to-Market Road Use Tax revenues, known as the Quadrennial Needs Study, was discontinued by SF 2192, 2002 Iowa Acts, and,

 

Whereas, the Secondary Road Fund Distribution Advisory Committee, pursuant to the mandate of Iowa Code Section 312.3C, has developed and recommended a new method known as the “Factor Breakdown Method”, and,

 

Whereas, after due study, Webster County has determined that the proposed method will provide a base level of funding for all counties, and will allow for the allocation of funds to shift as population, system size, and traffic change, and,

 

Whereas, the proposed method has been endorsed by the Executive Boards of the Iowa County Engineers Association and the Iowa State Association of County Supervisors,

 

Now Therefore, Be it Resolved that Webster County, Iowa hereby endorses the adoption of the Factor Breakdown Method by the Legislature as presented by the Secondary Road Fund Distribution Advisory Committee, to become effective in FY 2007 and be phased in over a five-year period.

 

Recommended:

 

S/Randall J. Will                      Date: 8-24-04

County Engineer

 

Approved:

 

S/Phil Condon                         Date:  8-24-04

County Supervisor

 

S/James Gill                            Date:  8-24-04

County Supervisor

 

S/Greg Nolting                        Date:  8-24-04

County Supervisor

 

S/Eddie Peterson                     Date:  8-24-04

County Supervisor

 

S/Floyd Magnusson                Date:  8-24-04

County Supervisor

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly                    Date:  8-24-04

County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign resolution to participate in the IDOT Traffic Safety Improvement Funding Program with a project on P59 south of Badger.

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING WEBSTER COUNTY’S PARTICIPATION IN

THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRAFFIC SAFETY

IMPROVEMENT FUNDING PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, the Office of Traffic and Safety administers the Iowa Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Improvement Program, which is funded by one-half of 1 percent off the top from the Road Use Tax Fund, and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Traffic Safety Improvement Program is to provide funding for traffic safety improvements that include road construction projects to correct deficiencies at high accident locations with acceptable benefit-to-cost ratios, and

 

WHEREAS, Webster County desires to submit a Site Specific Traffic Safety Improvement Fund Application that involves the improvement of 5400 feet of horizontal and vertical realignment of curves on Paragon Avenue (Route P59), located approximately 1.5 miles south of the corporate limits of Badger, at the intersection of 140th Street, and

 

WHEREAS, the total estimated cost of the proposed project is $600,00 and the safety funds requested for the project is $500,000.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of Supervisors fully endorses this proposed project and authorizes the Chair and County Engineer to sign all necessary application documents and to submit the same to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of Supervisors will assure the required local match is provided through the use of Webster County Road Funds, if the application is approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 24th day of August, 2004.

 

S/Phil Condon

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 10:15a.m. a Public Bid Letting for furnishing liquid propane to county shops was held.  Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to award low bid submitted by W & H Cooperative Oil Company at eighty-nine cents per gallon.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.