Regular Meeting

June 26, 2007

 

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

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve minutes of June 19, 2007, regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#65.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file resignation of Jack C. Weiderholt, Webster County Veteran Affairs Director, effective June 29, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve Job Description for General Assistant, per recommendation of Irene Blair, Community Services Administrator.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve employment status change for Katie Kalkwarf from full time to part time, effective June 11, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve employment of Carolyn Clark, Motor Vehicle Clerk, at the rate of $10.78 per hour, effective July 1, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve bond of Al Price Trucking for sewer installation.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve Cigarette and Tobacco Permit for Back to Basics Country Store, effective July 1, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve the following Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Department Appropriation changes:  Department #019 – increase $250;  Department #099 – decrease $250; Department #051 – decrease $3,450; Department #008 – increase $200; Department #055 – increase $3,250; Department 025 – decrease $5,950; and Department # 029 increase $5,950.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize transfer from Rural Basic Fund to Secondary Road Fund, per Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Budget in the amount of $757,347.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize transfer from General Basic Fund to General Supplemental Fund due to Child Support Recovery Unit reimbursement of employee benefits, in the amount of $94,805.61.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve Department Appropriations for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007.

 

Board of Supervisors

 

229,112

Auditor

 

507,367

Treasurer

 

620,256

Attorney

 

739,322

Sheriff

 

2,935,238

Recorder

 

298,398

Law Enforcement Center

 

356,726

Fair & 4-H

 

44,100

Drainage Officer

 

8,000

County Engineer

 

9,000,000

Veterans Affairs

 

54,496

Conservation Board

 

901,143

Health Board

 

1,852,127

Social Services

 

336,458

Medical Examiner

 

85,000

Homemakers

 

110,000

District Court

 

472,500

County Libraries

 

179,077

Child Support Recovery

 

475,729

Planning & Zoning

 

78,695

General Services

 

262,361

MIS

 

379,806

GIS

 

26,902

Other County Buildings

 

59,067

330 1st Ave N - SS Building

 

137,894

 MH/DD Administration

 

4,642,479

Risk Management

 

7,000

Nondepartmental

 

1,618,034

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

26,417,287

 

 

 

 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to adopt Resolution the following resolution:

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 423E, authority is extended to school districts and counties to hold elections to authorize a change in use of revenues from local sales and services taxes for school infrastructure projects; and

 

                WHEREAS, at an election on February 17, 2004 the voters of Calhoun County approved the imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes; and

 

                WHEREAS, at an election on February 17, 2004 the voters of Pocahontas County approved the imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes; and

 

                WHEREAS, at an election on March 16, 1999 the voters of Webster County approved the imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes; and

 

                WHEREAS, an election on the change in use of revenues from the local sales and services tax for school infrastructure may be initiated and proposed by motion of the board of supervisors; and

 

                WHEREAS, this Board of Supervisors has been notified of the adoption of a Motion proposing such an election by the Board of Directors of Manson Northwest Webster Community School District.

 

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

 

                Section 1.  The Commissioner of Elections of Webster County, Iowa, is requested to cause to be submitted to the voters of the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District the question of a change in use of the revenue from the Calhoun, Pocahontas, and Webster Counties local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes.

 

                Section 2.  Moneys received from the local sales and services tax, shall be spent for school infrastructure, as set forth in the ballot proposition set forth in Section 3 of this Resolution, and the Commissioner of Elections of Webster County is requested to so provide in the ballot measure, in the manner required by law and the regulations of the State Commissioner of Elections.

 

                Section 3.  The form of ballot is approved by this Board of Supervisors as follows:

 

SAMPLE BALLOT

 

                SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED:                Yes               

                                                                                                                                                No                

 

Summary:  To authorize a change in the use of the local option sales and services tax for school infrastructure for Manson Northwest Webster Community School District.

 

In the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District, the use of the local option sales and services tax for school infrastructure shall be changed.

 

PROPOSED USES OF THE TAX:

 

If the change is approved, revenues from the sales and services tax shall be allocated as follows:

 

The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure, including purchasing, building, furnishing, reconstructing, repairing, demolishing, improving, expanding, or remodeling of a schoolhouse or schoolhouses and additions thereto, gymnasium, athletic facilities, field house, or school bus garage, purchasing and improving grounds, opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings, the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings or equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, procuring or acquiring libraries, expenditures for energy conservation measures, the rental of facilities under Chapter 28E, for public educational and recreational activities, the payment or retirement of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness issued for school infrastructure purposes or the payment or retirement of bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5, for debt reduction or property tax relief, or for any one or more of such purposes, or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law.

 

CURRENT USES OF THE TAX:

 

Revenues from the tax are currently allocated as follows:

                                                                                               

CALHOUN COUNTY

 

A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Calhoun at the rate of one percent.  The tax will begin on July 1, 2004.  The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2014.  The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure and needs of school districts in Calhoun County, including construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, field houses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites, the making of site improvements, and those activities for which revenues under the Iowa Code sections 298.3 or 300.2 may be spent.  Additionally, “school infrastructure” includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, and the payment or retirement of new bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes issued under Iowa Code Section 422E.4 (2003 Code of Iowa).

 

POCAHONTAS COUNTY

 

A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Pocahontas at the rate of one percent.  The tax will begin on July 1, 2004.  The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2014.  The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure and needs of school districts in Greene County, including construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, field houses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites, the making of site improvements as authorized now or hereafter by the Code of Iowa, and those equipment, transportation equipment, and public recreation and other activities for which revenues under Iowa Code sections 298.3 or 300.2 may be spent as authorized now or hereafter by the Code of Iowa.  Additionally, “school infrastructure” includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, and the payment or retirement of new bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes issued under Iowa Code Section 422E.4 (2003 Code of Iowa).

 

WEBSTER COUNTY

 

A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Webster at the rate of one-half of one percent (˝%).  The tax will begin on July 1, 1999.  The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2009.  The money received from the tax is spent as follows: For school infrastructure as defined by Iowa Code Section 422E.1.  “School infrastructure” is defined by law to include purchasing, building, furnishing, reconstructing, repairing, improving, or remodeling a schoolhouse or schoolhouses or additions thereto, gymnasiums, stadiums fieldhouses or school bus garages, procuring a site or sites therefor and the making of site improvements, purchasing land to add to a site already owned, procuring and improving a site for an athletic field, improving a site already owned for an athletic field, the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, the payment or retirement of bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 422E.4, or any one or more of such purposes.

 

                Section 4.  This motion representing the action of the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District is directed to be submitted to the County Commissioner of Elections for action as required by law.

 

                Section 5.  Subject to the compliance with all necessary requirements of law, it is requested that the special election be held on September 11, 2007.

 

                PASSED AND APPROVED, this 26th day of                  June        , 2007.

 

 

s/Greg Nolting

Chairperson

                                                                                                                                                                                               

ATTEST:

 

 

s/Carol Messerly

Auditor

 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to adopt the following Resolution:             

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 423E, authority is extended to school districts and counties to hold elections to authorize a change in use of revenues from local sales and services taxes for school infrastructure projects; and

 

                WHEREAS, at an election on February 17, 2004 the voters of Calhoun County approved the imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes; and

 

                WHEREAS, at an election on February 10, 2004 the voters of Greene County approved the imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes; and

 

                WHEREAS, at an election on March 16, 1999 the voters of Webster County approved the imposition of a local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes; and

 

                WHEREAS, an election on the change in use of revenues from the local sales and services tax for school infrastructure may be initiated and proposed by motion of the board of supervisors; and

 

                WHEREAS, this Board of Supervisors has been notified of the adoption of a Motion proposing such an election by the Board of Directors of Prairie Valley Community School District.

 

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

 

                Section 1.  The Commissioner of Elections of Webster County, Iowa, is requested to cause to be submitted to the voters of the Prairie Valley Community School District the question of a change in use of the revenue from the Calhoun, Greene, and Webster Counties local sales and services tax for school infrastructure purposes.

 

                Section 2.  Moneys received from the local sales and services tax, shall be spent for school infrastructure, as set forth in the ballot proposition set forth in Section 3 of this Resolution, and the Commissioner of Elections of Webster County is requested to so provide in the ballot measure, in the manner required by law and the regulations of the State Commissioner of Elections.

 

                Section 3.  The form of ballot is approved by this Board of Supervisors as follows:

 

SAMPLE BALLOT

 

                SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED:                Yes               

                                                                                                                                                No                

 

Summary:  To authorize a change in the use of the local option sales and services tax for school infrastructure for Prairie Valley Community School District.

 

In the Prairie Valley Community School District, the use of the local option sales and services tax for school infrastructure shall be changed.

 

PROPOSED USES OF THE TAX:

 

If the change is approved, revenues from the sales and services tax shall be allocated as follows:

 

The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure, including purchasing, building, furnishing, reconstructing, repairing, demolishing, improving, expanding, or remodeling of a schoolhouse or schoolhouses and additions thereto, gymnasium, athletic facilities, field house, or school bus garage, purchasing and improving grounds, opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings, the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings or equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, procuring or acquiring libraries, expenditures for energy conservation measures, the rental of facilities under Chapter 28E, for public educational and recreational activities, the payment or retirement of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness issued for school infrastructure purposes or the payment or retirement of bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5, for debt reduction or property tax relief, or for any one or more of such purposes, or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law.

 

CURRENT USES OF THE TAX:

 

Revenues from the tax are currently allocated as follows:

                                                                                               

CALHOUN COUNTY

 

A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Calhoun at the rate of one percent.  The tax will begin on July 1, 2004.  The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2014.  The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure and needs of school districts in Calhoun County, including construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, field houses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites, the making of site improvements, and those activities for which revenues under the Iowa Code sections 298.3 or 300.2 may be spent.  Additionally, “school infrastructure” includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, and the payment or retirement of new bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes issued under Iowa Code Section 422E.4 (2003 Code of Iowa).

 

GREENE COUNTY

 

A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Greene at the rate of one percent.  The tax will begin on July 1, 2004.  The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2014.  The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure and needs of school districts in Greene County, including construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, field houses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites, the making of site improvements as authorized now or hereafter by the Code of Iowa, and those equipment, transportation equipment, and public recreation and other activities for which revenues under Iowa Code sections 298.3 or 300.2 may be spent as authorized now or hereafter by the Code of Iowa.  Additionally, “school infrastructure” includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, and the payment or retirement of new bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes issued under Iowa Code Section 422E.4 (2003 Code of Iowa).

 

WEBSTER COUNTY

 

A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Webster at the rate of one-half of one percent (˝%).  The tax will begin on July 1, 1999.  The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2009.  The money received from the tax is spent as follows: For school infrastructure as defined by Iowa Code Section 422E.1.  “School infrastructure” is defined by law to include purchasing, building, furnishing, reconstructing, repairing, improving, or remodeling a schoolhouse or schoolhouses or additions thereto, gymnasiums, stadiums fieldhouses or school bus garages, procuring a site or sites therefor and the making of site improvements, purchasing land to add to a site already owned, procuring and improving a site for an athletic field, improving a site already owned for an athletic field, the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, the payment or retirement of bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 422E.4, or any one or more of such purposes.

 

                Section 4.  This motion representing the action of the Prairie Valley Community School District is directed to be submitted to the County Commissioner of Elections for action as required by law.

 

                Section 5.  Subject to the compliance with all necessary requirements of law, it is requested that the special election be held on September 11, 2007.

 

                PASSED AND APPROVED, this 26th day of                  June        , 2007.

 

s/Greg Nolting

Chairperson

                                                                                                                                                                                               

ATTEST:

 

 

s/Carol Messerly

Auditor

                                                                                                 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve appointment of the following to the Webster County MH/DD Planning Committee Members:  Brian Schmidt, Beth Stuhr, Richard Scisco, Janet McBride, Diana Johnson, Jim Burr, Martha Miller, Linda Smith, Rhonda Utley, Teresa Naughton, Kim Motl, Deb Delp, Joyce Hay and Blake Parker.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign the following MH/DD Provider Contracts:  Seasons Center, Mary Greeley Medical Center, and Story County Community Life.  (Copies on file in CPC’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

A Public Hearing was held on final consideration to adopt Webster County Ordinance No. 042:  Code of Ordinances, an ordinance readopting the existing County Code and repealing certain portions therein.  No written or oral comments were heard.  Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve final consideration and  adopt Webster County Ordinance No. 042:  Code of Ordinances, an ordinance readopting the existing County Code and repealing certain portions therein.  Roll call vote:  Ayes:  Nolting, Condon and Motl.  Nays: None.  Motion carried.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign resolution that temporarily closes 160th Street between Route P56 (a.k.a. Nelson Avenue) and Oates Avenue on Friday afternoon and evening, June 29th for Shellabration concert at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign resolution that temporarily closes Route C56 (a.k.a. First Street) between Marshall Street and Brewster Street in Vincent on Friday evening, June 29th for street dance.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file 18-month wage adjustment for Dale Iles, Welder/Fabricator,to $18.99 per hour effective July 16, 2007 per labor agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign Development Agreement with Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Prairie Energy to replace single-phase overhead electric line with new multiphase distribution overhead electric line along the south side of 210th Street in Section 35, Colfax Township. (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Prairie Energy to replace existing overhead electric line with new overhead electric line along the north side of 190th Street in Sections 15 & 16, Colfax Township and along the east side of Union Street in Section 21, Colfax Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Public Bids for project RC-CO(65)9A-94, grading and paving of new road beginning 0.4 mile west of Hayes Avenue and continuing 0.5 mile south from Iowa Highway 7 in Section 19, Douglas Township were received as follows: 

           

            Fort Dodge Asphalt Company                              $710,852.94

            Knife River Midwest, LLC                                     $895,573.25

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to accept low bid submitted by Fort Dodge Asphalt in the amount of $710,852.95; and authorize Chair to sign contract documents at the appropriate time, all subject to Engineer Randy Will’s review.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Condon to allow claims.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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