Regular Meeting

August 21, 2007

 

The Board of Supervisor met 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 August 14, 2007, regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#27 and D.D. #300.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file termination of Ned Gibson, Civil Process Server, effective August 6, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to approve part-time employment of Jan Kretlow, Civil Consultant for the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, effective August 20, 2007, at an hourly rate of $13.80 per hour.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement with Allers Associates Architects, P.C. and Webster County to provide design and facilitate the renovation of the second floor of the building at 723 First Avenue South for Webster County Disabilities Alliance.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

David Seil, President of Webster County Farm Bureau discussed current lease agreement with Webster County.  The Board will address their lease at the August 28, 2007 regular meeting.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Aquila to place a 2-inch gas line across 380th Street between Sections 30 and 31, East Dayton 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 Prairie Energy Cooperative to replace overhead power poles and electric line along Taylor Avenue in Sections 8, 17, and 20, Webster Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract documents with Peterson Contractors, Inc. on Bridge Replacement Project BROS-CO94(66)-8J-94 located on Easter Avenue between Sections 14 and 15, Gowrie Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

At l0:30a.m. a Public Hearing was held on proposal to classify a portion of public road in Section 27, Township 89 North, Range 29 West, known as the Breen and Laughlin Consent road, as Area Service “C.”  No written objections were received and several landowners commented regarding the road being gated and access by unauthorized individuals.  Chairman Nolting closed the public hearing.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION CLASSIFYING A PORTION OF PUBLIC ROAD

IN SECTION 27, T-89N, R-29W AS AREA SERVICE “C”

 

WHEREAS, the Webster County Board of Supervisors, after consultation with the County Engineer, has the authority to specify certain roads within the County as Area Service “C” roads pursuant to Iowa Code Section 309.57, and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held at 10:30 A.M. on August 21, 2007 in the Board of Supervisors Room at the Webster County Courthouse in Fort Dodge, Iowa on classifying the following described parcel of road right of way as Area Service “C”:

 

That portion of public right of way described on Pages 224 and 225 of Road Record Book No. 6 as the West Thirty-Three (33) feet on the West Side of the Southeast Quarter of Section Twenty-seven (27), Township Eighty-nine (89) North, Range Twenty-nine (29) West of the 5th P.M., known as the Breen & Laughlin Consent Road. 

 

WHEREAS, proper and legal notice and publication were served and published according to the Code of Iowa, and

 

WHEREAS, there were no claims received, either in writing or by persons present, and

 

WHEREAS, a portion of public right of way starting near the Center of Section 27, Township 89 North, Range 29 West of the 5th P.M., and running due south to the South One Quarter (S1/4) Corner of said Section 27 has been gated and locked for several years and remains unimproved, and

 

WHEREAS, according to the Secondary Road County Engineers Listing, this portion of public road is 0.441 miles, is classified as legal not open, and is the portion of Johnson Avenue south of Parker Drive, and

 

WHEREAS, adjoining landowners commented about the road being gated and locked for several years and expressed concern about access by unauthorized individuals,

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Webster County Board of Supervisors hereby classifies the following described parcel of road right of way as Area Service “C”:

 

That portion of public right of way described on Pages 224 and 225 of Road Record Book No. 6 as the West Thirty-Three (33) feet on the West Side of the Southeast Quarter of Section Twenty-seven (27), Township Eighty-nine (89) North, Range Twenty-nine (29) West of the 5th P.M., known as the Breen & Laughlin Consent Road, being 0.441 miles and that portion of Johnson Avenue south of Parker Drive.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Webster County will be responsible to install and maintain the gate, and that the adjoining landowners will be responsible for promptly unlocking and locking the gate during each ingress and egress and that road will remain unimproved and road maintenance will not be performed on a regular basis.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 21st day of August, 2007.

 

S/Greg Nolting, Chairman Webster County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:

  

S/Carol Messerly        

Webster County Auditor  

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

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