Regular Meeting

December 20, 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 December 13, 2005 meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#4 Webster & #272, Lateral One.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve employment of Ned Gibson, Civil Process Server, effective December 14, 2005, per recommendation of Sheriff Mickelson.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file appointments of Mel Schroeder to represent Board of Supervisors and Dennis Milefechik to represent the Recorder on the Webster County Compensation Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to receive and place on file Manure Management Updates for D. Craig Gascho, Section 10, Badger Township and RGT Carlson Inc., Section 26, Gowrie Township.  (Copies on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to approve and authorize Chair to sign Addendum to North Central Iowa Mental Health Center Contract setting the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) rates effective January 1, 2006 through June 20, 2006.  (Copy on file in CPC’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign provider contract with Duncan Heights for MH/DD services.  (Copy on file in CPC’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign Certificate of Cost Allocation Plan for indirect cost recoveries for fiscal years 2006 and 2007.  (Copies on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve and authorize Chair to sign 2005 Voting System Funding Allocation Agreement covering the voting system purchase plan for Webster County.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Lizer to approve and authorize Chair to sign Certificate of Completion and Final Acceptance of Work on Project RFM-CO94(58)—54-94, consisting of grading and paving of public road to Verasun Ethanol Plant.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The County Engineer received the following proposals to purchase two new mower tractors, less trade-ins:  Murphy Tractor - $143,000.00;  Rexco Equipment - $156,512.00; and Ziegler CAT - $141,000.00.  Engineer, Randy Will noted that the proposal from Ziegler CAT does not provide a full-frame tractor and have not been market-test for performance and resale; therefore it is his recommendation that even though Murphy’s proposal is $1,400.00 higher for two units, the John Deere tractors have and continue to set the standard for industry and maintain a much higher resale value.  Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve the purchase of two mower tractors from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company, trading in units #191 and #292 for a net cost of $143,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Engineer, Randy Will reviewed the following two proposals for the purchase of a new sign truck:  Holcomb Trucks - $110,295.60 and Truck Country - $110,333.00.  It was his recommendation to approve the proposal submitted by Holcomb Trucks.  Moved by Condon, seconded by Nolting to approve purchase of new sign truck from Holcomb Trucks for the amount of $110,295.60.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jim Patton and Steve Julius, representing Webster County Extension updated the board on county shared cost saving programs and the Stakeholders report. 

 

Lahoma Counts, representing Elderbridge Agency on Aging to discussed fiscal year 2007 funding request.  No action taken.

 

At 10:30a.m. a Public Hearing was held on the final consideration to amend the Comprehensive and Future Land Use Plan and to amend Zoning Ordinance 024, rezoning a tract of land in the East one-half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 6, Cooper Township from I-1 (Industrial) to A2 (Agricultural).  Sheilah Schroder, Zoning Administrator shared a letter she received today from Rhonda Chambers, Director of Aviation at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, stating that residential housing is considered an incompatible use around an airport.  She also requested that if allowed language be included in the rezone that would not allow these residents to object to airport development and annexation by the City of Fort Dodge.

 

Mark Crimmins, representing the applicants for the rezone stated that in the 1997 Zoning Ordinance the property was zoned as Industrial even though it was used as residential.  The area zoned as A2 would allow for only one or two additional homes not a heavy residential development.  Mr. Johnson stated that he had received an offer to purchase his property, but the offer fell through because it is zoned Industrial, which he was unaware of since having owned the property since 1965.  His only interest in the rezone is to be able to sell his property for the use it was intended, a residential dwelling. 

 

No further objections or comments being heard, Chairperson Magnusson closed the public hearing.  Moved by Nolting, seconded by Gill to approve final consideration and amend the Comprehensive and Future Land Use Plan and to amend Zoning Ordinance 024, rezoning a tract of land in the East one-half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 6, Cooper Township from I-1 (Industrial) to A2 (Agricultural), as originally presented without any attachments.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – Magnusson, Nolting, Gill, Lizer and Condon.  Nays – None.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Joyce DeHaan, representing Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center to discussed fiscal year 2007 funding.  No action taken.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.