Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday August 19, 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 August 12, 2008, regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#247 Webster & #7 Humboldt and D.D.#141.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file salary increase for Deputy Tony Walter to $49,582.98 in accordance with labor agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file resignation of Matt Webb, Correctional Officer effective August 9, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to approve full-time employment of Joshua Egesdal, Correctional Officer at the rate of $10.89 per hour, effective August 9 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve assignment of tax sale PB98358, PB98359, and PB98360 to the City of Fort Dodge and abatement of taxes.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to receive and place on file Manure Management Plans Updates for Alan & Janet Seil in Section 22, Reading Township, Calhoun County and M & K Management in Section 18, Burnside Township.  (Copies on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Cody Peterson, Weed Commissioner updated board on weed complaints/spraying.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to approve contract with B&W Control Specialists for fall spray program for an estimated cost of $33,850; which includes application in the South one-half of the county and the gravel road right of way in the northwest corner of the county.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

Board Member Condon introduced the following Resolution entitled "RESOLUTION DESIGNATING PURPOSES FOR PROPOSED USE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF IMPOSITION OF A LOCAL OPTION SALES AND SERVICES TAX IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS WITHIN WEBSTER COUNTY," and moved that the same be adopted. 
                       
Board Member Dencklau seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called and the vote was,

AYES:  Condon, Dencklau, Motl, Nolting and Lizer. 
NAYS:  None.

Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the following Resolution duly adopted:

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING PURPOSES FOR PROPOSED USE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF IMPOSITION OF A LOCAL OPTION SALES AND SERVICES TAX IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS WITHIN WEBSTER COUNTY

WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 423B, authority is extended to hold elections to propose a local option sales and services taxes; and

WHEREAS, an election on the question of imposition of a local option sales and services tax has been initiated by motion of the governing body of the City of Fort Dodge located within the County, representing at least one-half of the population of Webster County; and

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

Section 1.  It is the request of this Board that the rate of the local option sales and services tax be proposed as one percent (1%), with the tax to become effective beginning on July 1, 2009.

Section 2.  For the purpose of furnishing information to the Commissioner of Elections as required by the Iowa Administrative Code, revenues from the local option sales and services tax allocated to the unincorporated areas of Webster County are to be allocated as follows:

0% Property tax relief.

50% For the construction and improvement of roads and
bridges.

50% For maintaining, constructing and equipping
County-owned property.

PASSED AND APPROVED, this 19th day of  August                        , 2008. 

S/Joel Lizer                                           
Chairperson, Board of Supervisors
ATTEST: S/Carol Messerly                                 
County Auditor

Roll call vote:  Ayes – Condon, Dencklau, Motl, Notling and Lizer.  Nays – none. 

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve purchase of 2001 Freightliner semi-tractor from Decker Truck Line in the amount of $24,000 per recommendation of County Engineer.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to approve and authorize Chair to sign resolution for temporary road closure of the intersection of 140th Street and Samson Avenue to replace two bridges.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Webster County Board of Supervisors is empowered under the authority of Sections 321 .255 and 321 .285 of the Code of Iowa,
determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, that the speed limit of any secondary road is greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing, and may determine and declare a reasonable and proper speed limit, and

WHEREAS, haul roads to a portable hot mix asphalt plant have caused increased heavy truck traffic on five miles of granular surfaced roads along Easter Avenue, and

WHEREAS, an engineering and traffic investigation has been completed by the Webster County Engineer.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that a temporary speed limit be established and appropriate signs be erected as follows:
35 MPH along Easter Avenue from Iowa Highway 7 (a.k.a. 190th Street) north five miles to Route C66 (a.k.a. 140th Street)

This speed limit shall be effective when the traffic control signs are erected and shall remain into effect until the hot mix asphalt project is completed.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 19th of August, 2008.

S/Joel Lizer                                           
Webster County Board of Supervisors
ATTEST: S/ Carol Messerly
Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.  

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

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