Regular Meeting

November 30, 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 November 23, 2004 meeting.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:D.D.#4-272 (Hamilton County), D.D.#16-31 (Calhoun County), D.D.#70-95 (Calhoun), and D.D.#348.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve employment of Shane Simonsen, Part-time Jailer at the rate of $9.75 per hour, effective November 18, 2004.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded Gill to approve salary increase for Steve Blazek, Partime Jailer to $10.60 per hour, effective October 26, 2004.Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file resignation of Stephan A. Heid, Secondary Road Department employee, effective November 20, 2004.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Peterson to approve employment of Ronald Fisher, Parts Manager/Purchasing Agent, at the rate of $13.51 per hour, effective December 13, 2004.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign 2003 weed Commissionerís Report.(Copy on file in Auditorís office).Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file Manure Management Plan Update for RSH Farms, Inc. in Section 6, Badger Township.(Copy on file in Auditorís office).Motion carried unanimously.

 

Doug Seltz, Chairperson Webster County Soil and Water District and Kristina Taliga, District Conservationist requested funding in the amount of $5,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2006 to assist with a buffer strip program in the Brushy Creek area and throughout the county.No action taken.

 

At 10:30a.m. a Public Hearing was held to discuss submittal of a Community Development Block Grant Application for updating the facilities at Iowa Central Industries.The need for new facility was addressed due to the poor physical condition of the existing building and the lack of available space for programs.The bathrooms in the building were not handicapped accessible.ICI has spent $189,000 remodeling some of the bathrooms to make them accessible and remodeling the lunchroom so it could accommodate more people.

 

The proposed activities will be funded with CDBG Grant and bank loan.Application for funding in the amount of $464,500 in CDBG funds will be submitted December 8, 2004, and 91.7% of the funds will benefit low and moderate income persons.The purpose project will be conducted on the campus of Iowa Central Industries located at 127 Avenue M, Fort Dodge, Iowa.No displacement of persons or businesses will occur.

 

The nature of the proposed activities will be demolition of two temporary buildings at the south end of the main building, replaced by a permanent addition to the main building.Remodeling the present kitchen and boardroom making them into multipurpose rooms to be used for classes, meetings, etc.Renovation of the east wall of the building will include repairing and replacing concrete block as needed, adding insulation to the outside face of the wall and attaching metal panel to the exterior.Renovation to the north wall of the building will include repairing the mortar joints and continue the metal paneling added to the east wall renovations.A new, safer driveway to drop off clients will also be included in the project.

 

Person authorized to receive and respond to citizens proposals, questions and complaints concerning the proposed funded activities will be the County Auditor and MIDAS Council of Governments will provide technical assistance to groups representative of low and moderate-income persons in preparing and presenting their proposals for the request and use of federal funds.

 

The Community Development and Housing Needs Assessment was reviewed and updated.(Copy on file in Auditorís office).

 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Community Development Block Grant Application as summarized above.Motion carried unanimously.

 

John Torbert, representing the Iowa Drainage District Association updated the Board on water quality control and Clean Water Act.

 

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

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.