Regular Meeting

October 25, 2005

 

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

 

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

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#135, D.D.#9 Webster and #3 Humboldt, D.D. #3 Webster and #2 Humboldt, and D.D.#197.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file termination of Vincent Jennings, effective October 19, 2005 and Shane Simonsen, effective October 14, 2005.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file County Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected for period ending September 30, 2005.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file Report of Veteran Affairs Commission for period ending September 30, 2005.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s Office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to abandon primary cable in back slope and install new primary cable at bottom of west road ditch next to Lot 7 of Breen-Dawson Subdivision along Orchard Drive in Section 6, Cooper Township. (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Lizer to approve Resolution to temporarily close Route D14 (170th Street) between Route P56 (Nelson Avenue) and extension of North 7th Street to repair pavement at intersection of Route D14 and route P56 in Section 5, Cooper Township.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing on final consideration to adopt Ordinance 039; Ordinance proposing to combine precincts pursuant to Iowa code Section 49.8(6) was held.  Scott Engquist filed a Petition stating “We citizens of Webster County in the State of Iowa want access to voting booths for all elections in the communities in which we live.  We believe that Lost Grove voters need to be able to vote in Harcourt, Iowa.”  Said Petition was signed by approximately 112 citizens of Lost Grove Precinct.  Mr. Engquist and approximately ten other persons from Harcourt objected to combining their precinct because it would discourage voter turnout, and disenfranchise voters in rural communities. Steve Barrett from Moorland also stated that it would disenfranchise voters if they had to drive ten miles to vote.  Comments and concerns were presented by few others relating to absentee voting ,and if annexation would occur.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to recess this public hearing until 10:00a.m. on November 8, 2005.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.