Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday May 20, 2008

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 Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve minutes of May 13, 2008, regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#122 D.D.#224, D.D.#3 Webster & #2 Humboldt, and D.D.#192.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to approve salary increase of Cathy Guthrie, Case Manager to $17.45 per hour effective May 27, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file resignation of Brenda Angstrom, Clerk in County Auditor’s office, effective May 30, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve temporary full time employment of Shane Allen, Park Ranger Intern at the rate of $8.25 per hour effective May 12, 2008; and Taylor Clausen and Matt Thrams, Park Ranger Interns at the rate of $8.25 per hour effective May 27, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve Liquor License Application for Webster County Agricultural Association.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign Lease Agreement for copiers at Department of Human Services.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to approve Engineering Services Agreement with Tometich Engineering, Inc. for repairs at Law Enforcement Center.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve rates for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 for Iowa Central Industries.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve recommendation of Irene Blair, CPC Administrator for purchase of two 2008 Ford Fusion cars; as bid by Fort Dodge Ford on May 13, 2008 for the total amount of $29,958.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to approve request from Webster/Humboldt County Habitat for Humanity to waive all related fees pertaining to the 2008 Habitat for Humanity home to be built in Coalville at 23662 Nelson Avenue.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to adopt the following 2008 Weed Resolution: 

2008 Weed Resolution

WHEREAS noxious weeds, if not controlled, would be a major problem in Webster County.
WHEREAS section 317.13 of the Code of Iowa grants the Board of Supervisors the authority, upon the recommendation of the County Weed Commissioner, to yearly set out by resolution a program of weed control for that year.
WHEREAS pursuant to section 317.14, notice of the program must be published.

WHEREAS the Webster County Weed Commissioner has recommended the following program for weed control in conformance with and to the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors for Webster County, Iowa: That pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 317, 1997 Code of Iowa, It is hereby ordered:

  1. That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land in Webster County shall control on that land all noxious weeds as defined below at such time and such manner as shall prevent said weeds from blooming or coming to maturity. Noxious weeds shall be cut, burned, or otherwise destroyed as often as necessary to prevent seed production. Furthermore each owner and each person in possession or control of any land in Webster County shall keep that land free from the growth of any type of weed, which would render the streets or highways adjoining said land unsafe for public travel. Such Weeds shall be cut or otherwise controlled as often as necessary to keep the streets or highways adjoining said land safe for public travel.

PRIMARY NOXIOUS WEEDS: Quack Grass, Perennial Sow Thistle, Canada Thistle, Bull Thistle, Field Bindweed, Horse Nettle, Leafy Spurge, Hoary Cress(Perennial Pepper-grass), Russian Knapweed, Tall Thistle, Musk Thistle, Buckthorn, and Purple Loosestrife.
SECONDARY NOXIOUS WEEDS: Wild Mustard, Velvetleaf (Butterprint), Cocklebur, Wild Carrot, Shattercane, Buckhorn Plantain, Red (sheep) Sorrel, Curly Dock, Smooth Dock, Poison Hemlock, Multiflora Rose, Teasel, Puncture Vine.

  1. That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any lands in Webster County infested with primary noxious weeds shall adopt a program of Weed control as prescribed by the Weed Commissioner, which shall be designed to immediately control and keep under control such infections of noxious weeds.
  2. That if owners or persons in control of any lands in Webster County shall fail to comply with the foregoing orders, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of such work, including the costs of serving notice and other costs, if any shall be assessed against the real estate upon which weeds were controlled.
  3. That the county auditor be and hereby is directed to cause notice of the making and entering of the foregoing Order to be published by one publication in each of the official newspapers of the county.

Adopted by the Webster County Board of Supervisors at Fort Dodge, Iowa  this 20th day of May, 2008.
Attest:                                                                    WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

S/Carol Messerly                                                                              S/Joel Lizer
County Auditor                                                                                Joel Lizer, Chairman

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file Manure Management Annual Update Plans for Litchfield Realty #1 through # 7 in Section 35 Burnside Township, Section 33 Hardin Township, and Sections 27, 31, 33 and 35 Yell Township.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Engineer Randy Will reviewed bid submitted on May 13, 2008 and noted for the record that a mathematical error in the bid received from King Construction.  The total base bid should read $567,800.00, which is still the highest bid received.  Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign Notice of Award and contract documents with Jensen Builders for construction of Lehigh Maintenance Facility.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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