Regular Meeting

September 21, 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 September 14, 2004 meeting and September 17, 2004 School Canvass.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#4 Webster & #272 Hamilton and D.D. # 5.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve salary increase for Wendy Teske to $14.24 per hour, effective September 14, 2004, per recommendation of Timothy Schott.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file Manure Management Plan annual update for Grettenberg Finisher, Section 9 Dayton Township.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign MH/DD Provider Contract with Judith C. Christensen, LLC.  (Copy on file in CPC’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy Company to install overhead electric line along west side of Hayes Avenue approximately 1200 feet south of Iowa Highway 7 in Section 19, Douglas Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit from Frontier Communications to bury approximately 7000 feet of telecommunications cable and attach to bridge along the north side of Parker Drive in Section 24 and 26 Douglas Township.  (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

 

WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Transportation has adopted Administrative Rule 761- Chapter 164, which created the Traffic Safety Improvement Program.  This program allows for funding to be provided to local jurisdictions for eligible traffic safety improvement projects; and

 

WHEREAS, the Webster County Secondary Road Department regularly monitors the traffic control within its jurisdiction; and

 

WHEREAS, as per Chapter 164.5(312), the purchase of materials for initial installation or replacement of obsolete traffic control signs is an eligible project for Traffic Safety Improvements Program funding; and

 

WHEREAS, the revised Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD), Section 2E.29, specifies a phase-in period to upgrade existing street name identification signing with larger letter series; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of Supervisors endorse said project and will authorize maintenance of the traffic control signing after it is installed; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairperson of the Webster County Board of Supervisors be authorized to sign the said application and direct the County Engineer to submit the same to the Iowa Department of Transportation for Traffic Safety Improvement Funding.

 

S/Phil Condon, Chairman

Webster County Board of Supervisor

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 10:15a.m. a Public Bid Letting was held for  Grading and new HMA paving on Hayes Avenue South of Iowa Highway 7, and construction of turning lanes on Highway 7.  One bid was received and opened and Engineer Randy Will commented that the bid was below the engineer’s estimate, recommending approval.  Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve low bid submitted by Fort Dodge Asphalt in the amount of $552,619.84 for Project #RFM-CO94(58)—54—94 and further to authorize the Chair to sign contract documents at the appropriate time.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Eldon Showers commented that there is a conflict regarding tile on his farm and since the crop will be harvested in the next two weeks he would like to get together with the Board to view  this problem before it goes to a full court case.

 

Randy Will commented that a bridge on Hayes Avenue between 210 and 220 (Douglas Township between Section 31 and 32) did not pass a recent inspection due to extreme wood piling decay and it was closed today.  The bridge is in the 2005 plan for replacement.

 

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

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.