Regular Meeting

May 15, 2007

 

The Board of Supervisor will meet in Session on the above date with the following members present: Condon, Dencklau, Lizer, Motl and Nolting.   Absent:  None.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve minutes of May 7, 2007 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  Joint D.D.#247 Webster & #7 Humboldt; D.d.#117, D.D.#69, D.D.#61, D.D.#34, D.D.#43, and D.D.#59.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to adopt the following resolution:

 

RESOLUTION FIXING DATE FOR A MEETING ON THE AUTHORIZATION OF A LOAN AGREEMENT AND THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $220,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2007, OF WEBSTER COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA, AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE THEREOF

 

 

                WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and advisable that the County of Webster, State of Iowa, should provide for the authorization of a Loan Agreement and the issuance of General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2007, to the amount of not to exceed $220,000, as authorized by Section 331.402, 331.441 and 331.443, Code of Iowa, as amended, for the purpose of providing funds to pay costs of carrying out an essential county purpose project as hereinafter described; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Loan Agreement and Notes shall be payable from the General Fund: and

 

                WHEREAS, before a Loan Agreement may be authorized and General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2007, issued to evidence the obligation of the County thereunder, it is necessary to comply with the provisions of the Code of Iowa, as amended, and to publish a notice of the proposal and of the time and place of the meeting at which the Board proposes to take action for the authorization of the Loan Agreement and Notes and to receive oral and/or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County to such action;

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WEBSTER COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA:

 

                Section 1.  That this Board meet in the Board Room, County Courthouse, 701 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa, at   10:00  o’clock A.M., on the   29th   day of    May  , 2007, for the purpose of taking action on the matter of the authorization of a Loan Agreement and the issuance of not to exceed $220,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2007, to evidence the obligations of the County thereunder for an essential county purpose, the proceeds of which will be used to pay costs of improvements and equipment for County buildings, including the acquisition and installation of equipment for emergency telecommunications and E-911 response services.

 

                Section 2.  The Auditor is authorized and directed to proceed on behalf of the County with the negotiation of terms of a Loan Agreement and the issuance of General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2007, evidencing the County’s obligations to a principal amount of not to exceed $220,000, to select a date for the final approval thereof, to cause to be prepared such notice and sale information as may appear appropriate, to publish and distribute the same on behalf of the County and this Board and otherwise to take all action necessary to permit the completion of a loan on a basis favorable to the County and acceptable to the Board.

 

                Section 3.  That the Auditor is hereby directed to cause at least one publication to be made of a notice of the meeting, in a legal newspaper, printed wholly in the English language, published at least once weekly, and having general circulation in the County, the publication to be not less than four clear days nor more than twenty days before the date of the public meeting on the issuance of Notes.

 

                Section 4.  The notice of the proposed action shall be in substantially the following form:

 

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WEBSTER COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED AUTHORIZATION OF LOAN AGREEMENT AND THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $220,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION CAPITAL LOAN NOTES, SERIES 2007 (FOR AN ESSENTIAL COUNTY PURPOSE) AND THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AUTHORIZATION AND ISSUANCE THEREOF

 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the 29nd day of May, 2007, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., in the Board Room, County Courthouse, 701 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa, at which meeting the Board proposes to take additional action for the authorization of a Loan Agreement payable from the general fund and the issuance of not exceed $220,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2007, for an essential county purpose, in order to pay costs of improvements and equipment for County buildings, including the acquisition and installation of equipment for emergency telecommunications and E-911 response services. Principal and interest due from the general fund of the County on the proposed Loan Agreement and all other loan agreements in force on the date of authorization will not exceed ten (10) percent of the last certified general fund budget amount.

                At the above meeting the Board shall receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County, to the above action.  After all objections have been received and considered, the Board will at this meeting or at any adjournment thereof, take additional action for the authorization of a Loan Agreement and the issuance of Notes to evidence the obligation of the County thereunder or will abandon the proposal.

 

This Notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, State of Iowa, as provided by Sections 331.402, 331.441 and 331.443 of the Code of Iowa, as amended.

           

Dated this 15th day of May, 2007.

 

s/Carol Messerly

County Auditor of Webster County, State of Iowa

 

            PASSED AND APPROVED  this   15th  day of   May  , 2007

 

s/ Greg Nolting

Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

 

s/Carol Messerly

County Auditor

 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file appointment of David C. Carlon, Clay Township Trustee.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following agreement:

 

CITY/COUNTY AGREEMENT

WEBSTER COUNTY AND CITY OF BARNUM

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, counties have certain urban renewal powers; and

 

                WHEREAS, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Section 403.17 of the Code of Iowa, a county may exercise urban renewal powers with respect to property which is located within two miles of a city on if the county and city have entered into a joint agreement with respect to such exercise of powers; and

 

                WHEREAS, some of the property within the proposed Webster County Ag-Industrial Center Urban Renewal Area, the description of which is shown as Exhibit A in the Urban Renewal Plan, is within two miles of the city limits of the City of Barnum, Iowa (the “City”); and

 

                WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the County has requested that the City enter into an agreement in order to enable the County to exercise urban renewal powers within the proposed Webster County Ag-Industrial Center Urban Renewal Area;

 

                NOW THEREFORE, it is agreed by the County and the City as follows:

 

                Section 1.  The County may exercise urban renewal powers pursuant to Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa with respect to property included within the proposed Webster County Ag-Industrial Center Urban Renewal Area.

 

                Section 2.  This Agreement shall be deemed to meet the statutory requirements of paragraph 4 of Section 403.17 of the Code of Iowa and shall be effective following approval by the governing bodies and execution by the appropriate officials of the County and the City.

 

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the County has caused this Agreement to be executed by the Chairperson of its Board of Supervisors and attested by its County Auditor, and the City has caused this Agreement to be executed by its Mayor and attested by its City Clerk, as of the dates shown opposite their respective signatures below.

 

 

WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

 

s/Greg Nolting

Chairperson, Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

 

s/Carol Messerly                                                  Date:     May 15, 2007  

 

 

 

 

CITY OF BARNUM, IOWA

 

s/ Denny Dunbar

Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

s/Kay Collins                                                        Date:   May 15, 2007

 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve salary increase for Tracy Hawley, Clerk to $11.39 per hour, effective May 1, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve employment of Darren Herazog, Park Ranger, annual salary of $32,188, effective May 14, 2007, per recommendation of Matt Cosgrove.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to approve temporary employment of Ryan Schulte, Park Ranger Intern at the rate of $8.00 per hour, effective May 7, 2007; and Tyler Stubbs and Shane Allen, Park Ranger Interns at the rate of $8.00 per hour, effective May 14, 2007, per recommendation of Matt Cosgrove.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve Real Estate Tax Suspension on Parcel #0729131015 Taxing District 01000, per Notice of Decision from Department of Human Services; and further to direct the County Treasurer to send a certified letter to owners of the property advising them that this suspension only allows future taxes to be suspended and that any delinquent taxes must be paid.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign Three-year Renewal Lease Agreement between State of Iowa Department of Human Services, Bureau of Quality Control and Webster County, Iowa, effective July 1, 2007.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign various FY07 building repair and improvement projects. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following MH/DD Provider Contracts: Children & Family of Iowa, Wesco Industries, Iowa Central Industries, Kay Grossnickle, ARNP, Calhoun County Department of Health and Hope Haven.  (Copies on file in CPC’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign resolution that temporarily closes 170th Street east of Xavier Avenue between Sections 1 and 12, Colfax Township for a bridge replacement project.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to install 161kV overhead electric transmission line from their Hayes Avenue substation in Section 20, Douglas Township to their existing 161kV transmission line in Section 32, Douglas Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize chair to sign utility permit application from Webster-Calhoun Telephone to install buried fiber optic cable to upgrade their Gowrie and Farnhamville exchanges.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Mot, seconded by Lizer to allow claims.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.