Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday December 30, 2008

The Board of Supervisors 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 December 23, 2008 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to accept resignation of Jenna Wohlers, Part-time Jailer, effective December 25, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Nolting to approve employment of Jeanne Miller, Part-time Jailer at the rate of $10.61 per hour, effective December 24, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Nolting, seconded by Condon to approve employment of Melissa Eisenbarth as Office Manager for Webster County Sheriff’s Office, effective January 7, 2009, per recommendation of Sheriff Mickelson.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file Manure Management Update Plan for Berquest Farms, Section 23, Hardin Township.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign letter to Iowa Department of Natural Resources in support of the Lizard Creek Water Trails. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

The following bids were received for the purchase of one new all wheel drive motor grader with snowplow:

Murphy Tractor & Equipment $245,000.00
Less Trade-in   $ 31,000.00
  $214,000.00
   
Ziegler Cat $267,520.00
Less Trade-in  $ 38,000.00
  $229,500.00

The recommendation of County Engineer Randy Will noted that the decision on which brand to purchase should be made on the basis of not only initial cost, but also the differences in operating cost and any differences in retained or trade-in values.  When analyzing the total lifetime costs of the machine, we utilized equipment cost records as well as actual auction cost obtained from the Internet.  Our average usage of 750 hours per year, a machine life of fifteen years, and an interest rate of three percent were used in his calculations.  Therefore, he recommended the purchase of new 140M AWD Caterpillar motor grader from Ziegler less trade-in of 1993 John Deere 772BH Motor grader for net cost of $229,520.00.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve the purchase of  new 140M AWD Caterpillar motor grader from Ziegler less trade-in of 1993 John Deere 772BH Motor grader for net cost of $229,520.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

Justin Jones, representing Upper Des Moines Opportunity discussed Fiscal Year 2010 Funding.  No action taken.

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