Regular Meeting

June 20, 2006

 

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

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Condon to approve minutes of June 13, 2006 regular meeting.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve employment of Cori Kuhn, Assistant Webster County Attorney, at the starting salary of $42,231.00, effective July 3, 2006.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Lizer to accept resignation of Jim Kersten, Webster County Conservation Board Member and approve appointment of Kirk Seltz to fill remainder of term.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve assignment of Tax Sale Certificate Number P040554, to the City of Vincent; and further to abate the taxes.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Lizer to approve Fiscal Year 2007salary increases for the following offices:County Engineer, County, Treasurer, County Auditor, County Recorder, County Conservation, and MIS/GIS Dept.

 

County Engineer

 

Office Staff

 

 

 

Maintenance Staff

 

 

Pam Conkling

 

$14.76 per hour

Mike Passow

 

$19.04 per hour

Jamie Johll

 

$63,860.00

 

Richard Vinson

 

$19.04 per hour

John Lennon

 

$51,000.00

 

Jerald Zabel

 

$19.04 per hour

John Moeller

 

$18.04 per hour

 

 

 

Brian Henderson

 

$36,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

County Treasurer

 

Tax Department

 

 

 

 

Judy Davis

 

$39,456.00

 

 

Diana Condon

 

$36,990.00

 

 

Kim Andrews

 

$16.05 per hour

 

Deanne Olson

 

$14.23 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

††† Motor Vehicle Department

 

 

Jan Messerly

 

$39,456.00

 

 

Kathleen Hay

 

$16.05 per hour

 

Caroline Steinberg

 

$16.05 per hour

 

Nancy Herzberg

 

$16.05 per hour

 

Lynette Peterson

 

$15.65 per hour

$15.90 per hour effective 8/1/05

Tracy Hawley

 

$10.44 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Auditor

 

Alan Wooters

 

$39,932.00

Kris Rial

 

$37,436.25

Tina Eldal

 

$37,436.25

Brenda Angstrom

 

$15.90 per hour

Carolyn Clark

 

$ 9.49 per hour

 

County Recorder

 

Shelly Hearn

 

$39,542.40

 

 

Julie Minikis

 

$37,071.00

 

 

Earline Jones

 

$15.42 per hour

$15.65 per hour effective July 20, 2006

Colleen Nahnsen

 

$10.44 per hour

 

County Conservation

 

Matt Cosgrove

 

$40,981.00

Dave Scherff

 

$35,370.00

Pat Shehan

 

$33,013.00

Andy Hokenson

 

$30,655.00

Karen Hansen

 

$34,428.00

Cindy Knickerbocker

 

$9.37 per hour

Erin Meehan

 

$9.27 per hour

 

MIS/GIS Department

 

Andy McGill

 

$54,065.05

Allison Post

 

$48,658.54

Karen Schoon

 

$37,845.53

Sheilah Schroder

 

$36,050.00

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Gill to the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

 

Whereas, the State of Iowa has appropriated moneys for fiscal year July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, which moneys are insufficient to fully fund the various local property tax credits/exemptions,

 

And, whereas, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the sate appropriation,

 

And, whereas the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/exemptions as follows:Homestead credit (including Disabled Veteranís Homestead Credit) 77%, Low-income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 94%, Military Exemption 100%,

 

And, whereas the option of fully funding property tax credits/exemptions will cause a funding shortfall to local governments in the County, this fiscal year,

 

And, whereas the option of passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the credits will increase the amount of net taxes in the County,

 

And, whereas we find that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments to the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect and, therefore, in the public interest,

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/exemptions in Webster County for fiscal year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 shall be funded as follows:

 

Homestead Credit††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 77%

Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† 94%

Military Exemption†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 100%

 

Dated at Fort Dodge, Iowa, this 20 day of July, 2006.

 

S/Greg Nolting †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Joel Lizer

Webster County Board of Supervisors††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/James Gill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Floyd A. Magnusson

Webster County Board of Supervisors††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

S/Phil Condon

Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

Attest:

 

S/Carol Messerly

Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Gill, seconded by Condon to a approve and authorize refund of taxes for erroneous assessment in the amount of $3,208.80, per recommendation of County Assessor.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Magnusson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Iowa Department of Transportation Agreement for Transfer of Public Road Jurisdiction of that portion of existing U.S. Highway 20 from Calhoun County line east approximately 6.5 miles to the north corporation limits of Moorland.Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Magnusson, seconded by Lizer to approve Labor Agreement with Webster County Road Workers for period commencing July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009.(Copy on file in Auditorís office).Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved and seconded the meeting adjourned.