Regular Meeting

November 8, 2005

 

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

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve minutes of November 1, 2005 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#3 Webster and #2 Humboldt, D.D.#5, D.D.#5 Laterals 2-4-5, D.D.#48, D.D#50, D.D.#73, and D.D.#115.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve cancellation of November 15, 2005 Regular Meeting, due to Board attending the Iowa State Association of County Officials Fall School of Instruction, Des Moines, Iowa.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file resignation of Becky Wood, Cook in the Jail, effective October 31, 1005.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve and authorize Chair to sign letter of support for Northwoods Living Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project in Fort Dodge.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to adopt the following Resolution setting December 6, 2005, as the date for public hearing on the designation of the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area and the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area Plan:

 

RESOLUTION

Setting date for a public hearing on designation of the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area and on urban renewal plan and project

WHEREAS, it has been proposed that Webster County designate certain property within Webster County as the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 403, Code of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, a proposal has been submitted to the Board of Supervisors under which an area as described in Exhibit A would be designated an urban renewal area; and

WHEREAS, this Board is desirous of obtaining as much information as possible from the residents of the County before making this designation; and

WHEREAS, a proposed urban renewal plan for a project within that proposed designated area has been prepared and it is now necessary that a date be set for a public hearing on the designation of the area and on that plan and project;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1.  This Board will meet at the Webster County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors’ Room, Fort Dodge, Iowa, on the 6th day of December, 2005, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at which time and place it will hold a public hearing on the designation of the proposed Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area described in the preamble hereof and on the proposed urban renewal plan and project for said Area. 

 

Section 2.  The County Auditor shall publish notice of said hearing, the same being in the form attached to this resolution, which publication shall be made in a legal newspaper of general circulation in Webster County, which publication shall be not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) days before the date set for the hearing.

 

Section 3.   Pursuant to Section 403.5 of the Code of Iowa, Steve Hoesel of MIDAS and James Crean of Webster County Development are hereby designated as the County’s representatives in connection with the consultation process which is required under that section of the urban renewal law. 

                               

Section 4.  The proposed urban renewal plan is hereby submitted to the County’s Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendations, as required by Section 403.5, Code of Iowa.

 

Passed and approved November 8, 2005.

 

S/Floyd A. Magnusson

Chairman, Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to the following Resolution setting December 6, 2005, as the date for public hearing on the issuance of Urban Renewal Tax Increment Revenue Bonds not to exceed $2,500,000.

 

RESOLUTION

 

To fix a date of meeting at which it is proposed to take action for the issuance of not to exceed $2,500,000 Urban Renewal Tax Increment Revenue Bonds

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Webster County, Iowa (the “County”), pursuant to and in strict compliance with all laws applicable to the County, and in particular the provisions of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa (the “Code”), has begun a process leading toward the adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan for the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”); and

WHEREAS, the Board will also adopt an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the Urban Renewal Area pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa and establishing the fund referred to in Subsection 2 of Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, which fund and the portion of taxes referred to in that subsection may be irrevocably pledged by the County for the payment of the principal and interest on bonds issued under the authority of Section 403.9 of the Code to finance or refinance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary to make provision for the payment of the costs of a project in the Urban Renewal Area consisting of improvement of County roads and provision of an economic development grant to Frontier Ethanol and to authorize the issuance of bonds in an amount not exceeding $2,500,000 (the “Bonds”), under the authority of Section 403.9(1) of the Code and for payment of which the aforementioned fund and portion of taxes may be irrevocably pledged; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to fix a date of meeting of the Board at which it is proposed to take action to issue the Bonds, and to give notice thereof as required by Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa;

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1.  This Board shall meet on the 6th day of December, 2005, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at the Webster County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors’ Room, Fort Dodge, Iowa, at which time and place proceedings will be instituted and action taken for the issuance of not exceeding $2,500,000 Urban Renewal Tax Increment Revenue Bonds for the purpose of paying the cost to that amount of a project in the Urban Renewal Area and for the irrevocable pledging of the portion of taxes mentioned in Subsection b of Section 3 of the aforementioned ordinance and the fund into which such taxes shall be paid, for the payment of the principal and interest on such bonds.

Section 2.  The County Auditor is hereby directed to give notice of the proposed action for the issuance of such bonds, setting forth the amount and purpose thereof, the time when and place where said meeting will be held, by publication at least once not less than four days and not more than twenty days before said meeting in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County.  Said notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF MEETING FOR ISSUANCE OF URBAN RENEWAL TAX
INCREMENT REVENUE BONDS

The Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, will meet at the Webster County Courthouse, Board of Supervisor’s Room, Fort Dodge, Iowa, on the 6th day of December, at 10:00 o’clock p.m., 2005, at which time and place proceedings will be instituted and action taken for the issuance of not to exceed $2,500,000 Urban Renewal Tax Increment Revenue Bonds (the “Bonds”), authorized by Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa, for the purpose of paying the cost to that amount of a project in the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area, consisting of improvement of County roads and provision of an economic development grant to Frontier Ethanol, and also the payment of capitalized interest related to the Bonds and the payment of costs of issuance of the Bonds.

 

The Bonds will not be general obligations of the County, but will be payable solely and only from incremental property tax revenues generated within the Frontier Ethanol Urban Renewal Area.

At the meeting, the Board will receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County.  Thereafter, the Board may, at the meeting or at an adjournment thereof, take additional action for the issuance of the Bonds or may abandon the proposal to issue the Bonds. 

This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, in accordance with Section 403.9 of the Code of Iowa.

Carol Messerly
County Auditor

 

Section 3.  All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

 

Passed and approved November 8, 2005.

S/Floyd A. Magnusson
Chairperson, Webster County Supervisor

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly
County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Mid American Energy to remove three existing poles and install four new poles along the north side of 170th Street in Section 6, Cooper Township. (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Frontier Communications to bury approximately 2020 feet of new copper telephone cable along the west side of Hayes Avenue in Section 19, Douglas Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to approve and authorize chair to sign permit application from Todd Baker to bore 1” copper line under Old Highway 169 for water service at 22636 Old Highway 169.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign permit application from Travis Wearda to install sub-drain across Union Avenue in Section 28, Colfax Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve Resolution to temporarily close Hayes Avenue from Highway 20 and 240th Street between Section 7 and 8, Elkhorn Township for a tile crossing.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve the following Resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the Webster County Board of Supervisors is empowered under the authority of Sections 321.255 and 321.285 of the Code of Iowa, to determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, that the speed limit of any secondary road is greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing, and may determine and declare a reasonable and proper speed limit, and

 

WHEREAS, such an engineering and traffic investigation has been completed by the Webster County Engineer.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that the speed limit be established and appropriate signs be erected at the location described as follows:

 

·         35 MPH along Landfill Drive beginning at the south city limits of Fort Dodge and continuing south approximately 1.7 miles to where Landfill Drive ends.

 

The speed limit shall be effective when the traffic control signs are erected.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 8th day of November, 2005

 

S/Floyd Magnusson, Chairman

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

 Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file resignation of Alan R. Ekstrom, Class A Equipment Operator in Secondary Road Department, effective December 30, 2005.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize County Engineer to fill vacancy in Secondary Road Department due to resignation of Alan R. Ekstrom.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Gill approve and authorize County Engineer to fill technician vacancy in engineer’s department that has existed since January 2003.  Auditor unsure of vote requested Chair call for roll call vote.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – Nolting, Gill, Lizer, and Condon.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

As recessed on October 25, 2005, a Public Hearing on final consideration to adopt Ordinance 039; Ordinance proposing to combine precincts pursuant to Iowa code Section 49.8(6).  Upon request of County Auditor to deny adoption of Ordinance 039, to allow for further public input, it was moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to deny adoption of Ordinance 039, ordinance proposing to combine precincts pursuant to Iowa Code Section 49.8(6), and reopen public input.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – Nolting, Gill, Lizer and Condon.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.

 

Adjourn.