Regular Meeting

January 25, 2005

 

The Board of Supervisor met in Session on the above date with the following members present: Magnusson, Condon, Gill, Nolting and Lizer. 

 

At 8:30a.m. the Board of Supervisors meet to Canvass DD #96 election held January 15, 2005.  Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve the following as the official canvass of the January 15, 2005 election to elect Drainage District No. 96 Trustee:  Thomas Laufersweiler      4 votes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Nolting to approve minutes of January 18, 2005 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file Sheriff’s Report of Fees Collected, period ending December 31, 2004.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file Bond for William F. Kahl, DBA Kahl Construction for water, sewer, and septic tank installation.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve salary increase for Tony Walter to $35,405.90 per year, effective January 26, 2005, per recommendation of the Sheriff.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file Treasurer’s Semi Annual Report for the period July 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to authorize Chair to sign final CDBG Grant Funding Report for Rabiner Treatment Center.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office). Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following Resolution

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING WEBSTER COUNTY’S

PARTICIPATION IN A RISE 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 procedures for submitting application for the RISE program; and

 

WHEREAS, Webster County has actively pursed industrial businesses to establish operations at the intersection of 320th Street and the Union Pacific Railroad north of Gowrie, Iowa, and has received a location proposal from developer Broin Companies dba Frontier Ethanol; and

 

WHEREAS, the developer has indicated a desire to construct a new industrial plant on an approximate 60 acre site that will create new job opportunities for the Webster County area; and

 

WHEREAS, the initial improvements to facilitate the Frontier Ethanol facility will also provide access for an additional industrial area; 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 it s 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 320th Street, 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 Association of Business and Industry 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 and/or Tax Increment Financing Funds, if approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 25th day of January, 2005.

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson, Chair

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to table until February 8, 2005, approval of salary increase for Jamie Johll to $61,619 per year, effective January 24, 2005 per recommendation of the Engineer.  Ayes:  Magnusson, Nolting, Lizer and Condon.  Nay: Gill. Motion carried.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve Myron Groat as the Board of Supervisor’s representative for the Comp Board, term expires June 30, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to approve amendment to Webster County Handbook.

 

2.3        Complaint Procedure

 

Any person who feels he/she has been discriminated against because of any of the factors listed above may take his/her complaint to either:

 

  1. The Iowa Civil Rights Commission within 180 days of the last date of the alleged violation of discrimination, c/o Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50319-1004, 515-281-4121, 1-800-457-4416, Fax 515-242-5840.
  2. The Equal Opportunity Commission within 300 days of the last date of the alleged violation of discrimination.  c/o EEOC, 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-2292, (414) 219-1111.

 

All employees shall be protected from coercion, intimidation, retaliation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint under this policy, participation in an investigation, or filing a complaint with a state or federal agency.

 

Penalties for violation of discrimination policy will remain the same.

 

This procedure for filing a discrimination complaint should in no way be interpreted to deny a person the right to file a complaint directly with:

 

a)       The Iowa Civil Rights Commission within 180 days of the last date of the alleged violation of discrimination, c/o Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 211 East Maple Street, 2nd Floor, Des Moines, Iowa  50319 (515) 281-4121 or 1-800-457-4416.

 

b)          Equal Opportunity Commission within 300 days of the last date of the alleged violation of discrimination; EEOC, 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203-2292.  (414) 219-1111.

 

All employees shall be protected from coercion, intimidation, retaliation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint under this policy, participating in an investigation, or filing a complaint with a state or federal agency.

 

Penalties for violation of discrimination policy:

 

Where an incident of discriminatory practice is found, the discriminator who is an employee will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination, demotion, suspension, and/or reassignment in addition to any remedy imposed upon the discriminator by the investigating authority or judicial system. 

 

However, false accusations of discrimination and/or sexual harassment by an employee will subject the false accuser to discipline up to and including termination.  Employees acting in good faith who file complaints under this policy are to be commended and will be protected from retaliation.

 

Where it is found that any employee, supervisor, or Appointed Department Head knew or had reason to know about a discriminatory practice and failed to report it, that person will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.

 

A discriminator who is not a County employee shall be informed of the County’s policy and shall be subject to further action as the Board of Supervisors deems appropriate.

 

Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve appointment of Dr. Matthew J. Maggio to the Webster County Board of Health for a three year term.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At 10:30a.m. a Public Hearing on First Consideration to Adopt Ordinance #038 was held. Comments were heard, but no objections.  Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve first consideration of Ordinance declaring that any product containing Pseudoephedrine or ephedrine be controlled substance precursors and further to waiver second consideration and set February 15, 2005 at 10:30a.m. as the date of hearing on third consideration of said Ordinance.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – all.  Nays – None.  Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to allow claims.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.