Regular Meeting

November 20, 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 November 13, 2007, regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs: D.D.#9 Webster & #3 Humboldt; D.D.#55; D.D.#219; D.D.#3 Webster & #2 Humboldt; D.D.#102 Webster & #5 Humboldt; D.D.#93; D.D.#90 Webster & #49 Wright; D.D.#59, D.D.#5, D. D.#70  Webster & #95 Calhoun; D.D.#27; D.D.#339; and D.D.#69.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file resignation of Sheriff Deputy Andy Suchan, effective November 22, 2007.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to approve transfer of Katie Kalkwarf to the position of Office Administrator for Webster County Sheriff’s office at a salary of $29,447.34, effective upon board approval.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to approve part-time employment of Justin Murray, Correctional Officer, effective November 21, 2007, at the rate of $10.30 per hour.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve salary increase for Michelle Lara, Correctional Officer, effective November 24, 2007 to $12.52 per hour.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to cancel December 25, 2007 Board of Supervisors’ Regular Meeting, and approve extending this year’s Christmas Holiday to include the morning of Monday, December 24th.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer to receive and place on file appointment of Raenette Heggen, as Rural Representative to the Harcourt Public Library Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Lizer, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file Manure Management Update Plan for Answer Farm #59935, Section 18, Fremont Township, Hamilton County.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign 2007 Weed Commissioner’s Report.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve the following Policy: 

 

WEBSTER COUNTY POLICY

ROAD CROSSINGS FOR MANURE APPLICATION USING HOSES OR PIPELINE

November 20, 2007

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide a guideline for response to requests to cross the Webster County Secondary Road System (County) with hoses or pipelines for application of liquid manure from livestock facilities.

 

This policy is intended only for hoses and pipelines directly crossing County roads. It is not to be interpreted to allow the placement of hoses or pipelines in County road right-of-way in lieu of easements on private property.

 

The Applicant must meet the following conditions:

           

1.        Applicant shall complete a Webster County Manure Application Road Crossing Permit Application form and submit it to the Webster County Engineer’s Office. Attachments to said Permit Application shall include a map showing the requested location and a spill prevention and control plan. The spill prevention and control plan should specify which drainage facilities will be protected from a potential liquid manure spill and how they will be protected.

 

2.        The Webster County Engineer (Engineer) will review the Permit Application and visit the proposed site to determine if existing drainage facilities may be utilized for the crossing. If existing drainage facilities are not appropriate for the crossing, the Engineer will then determine if a new road crossing is appropriate. If existing drainage facilities and a new road crossing are not appropriate, the Permit Application will be denied. If the Engineer determines that an existing drainage facility can be utilized for the crossing but a new crossing is a better option, the crossing shall be made through a new crossing.

 

3.        New crossings shall be constructed with corrugated metal pipe- minimum 15” diameter. 

 

4.        Webster County Secondary Roads Department (Secondary Roads) will furnish and install the culvert for a new crossing. Applicant shall reimburse Secondary Roads for all costs of the culvert and installation.

 

5.        Secondary Roads will maintain the culvert for a new crossing. Applicant shall reimburse Secondary Roads for all costs of the maintenance.

 

6.        Applicant is responsible for all costs in connection with any manure spills.

 

7.        Crossings of non-paved roads may be open cut, but crossing of paved roads shall be bored.

 

8.        Notification shall be made to the Webster County Engineer’s Office not less than 48 hours prior to any time that Applicant plans to use County road right-of-way for manure application. Applicant shall have a valid certificate of insurance in the amount of $750,000 on file with the Webster County Engineer’s Office before manure application may be started.

 

9.        Applicant shall remove hoses or pipelines form the crossing culvert and County road right-of-way with 48 hours following each use of the hose or pipeline for application.

 

10.     Applicant’s failure to comply with any of the conditions above or their spill prevention and control plan will result in the revocation of their permit.

 

11.     The above policy will continue in effect until modified or revised by further Webster County Board of Supervisors action.

 

APPROVED this 20th day of November, 2007.

 

WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

S/B Greg Nolting,                                                                 Attest S/B Carol Messerly

Greg Nolting, Chairman                                                                       Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

 

Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Moved by Motl, seconded by Lizer the meeting adjourned.  Motion carried unanimously.