Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday May 5, 2009

The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with the following members present: Condon, Dencklau, Motl, and Peterson.   Absent:  Singer.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve minutes of the April 28, 2009 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#279, D.D.#185, D.D.#48, D.D.#69, D.D.275, D.D.#5, D.D.#70 Webster & #95 Calhoun, Branch 4, and D.D.#108 Webster  & #117 Hamilton.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve resignation of Adam Schmit, Jailer, effective May 14, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve bond of Carl Marsh, septic/sewer installation.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Renewal Group Agreement with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign Wellness Program Agreement between the Iowa State Association of Counties and Webster County.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve the following department appropriation changes for Fiscal Year 2009:  Decrease Department 002 (Auditor) $18,000.00; increase Department 003 (Treasurer) $6,000.00; and increase Department 052 (MIS) $12,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to approve assignment of Tax Sale Certificate #P060002-District 00470-Parcel #1835176006 to Chad Heggen for the tax amount of $156.00; and approve assignment of Tax Sale Certificate P040553-Parcel #1835129004 to Lori Bloomquist.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file Manure Management Plan for Nursery Finishers in Section 18, Freedom Township, Hamilton County.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

The following proposals to purchase three new Sheriff patrol vehicles in Fiscal Year 2009-2010 were received: 
 


Dealership

Model

Amount

Ft Dodge Ford

2009 Crown Victoria

$22,594.00

Stivers Ford

2009 Crown Victoria

$22,705.00

Kemna

2009 Chevy Impala

$19,846.00

Karl Chevrolet

2009 Chevy Impala

$19,895.00

Shimkat

2009 Dodge Charger

$23,884.00

Stew Hanson Dodge

2009 Dodge Charger

$22,774.00

Ft Dodge Ford

2009 Ford Explorer

$22,197.00

Stivers Ford

2009 Ford Explorer

$23,158.00

Shimkat

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

$22,852.00

Stew Hanson Dodge

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

$23,003.00

Karl Chevrolet

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

$27,898.00

Kemna

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe

$27,997.00

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to approve purchase of the following three Sheriff patrol vehicles in Fiscal Year 2009-2010 (after July 1, 2009):

2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor from Fort Dodge Ford – Cost - $22,594.00
2009 Ford Explorer from Fort Dodge Ford – Cost - $22,197.00
2009 Chevrolet Impala from Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge – Cost - $19,846.00
   
Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION 2009-05-05(1)

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is empowered under the authority of Section 321.255 of the Code of Iowa to place and maintain such traffic control devices upon highways under their jurisdiction as they may deem necessary, and
WHEREAS, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing (Crossbuck) signs and Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Advance Warning signs are currently installed at the approaches to the highway-rail grade crossing on 175th Street approximately 0.2 mile east of the Center of Section 8, T-89N, R-29W, Douglas Township, and
WHEREAS, a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested that STOP AHEAD and STOP signs be installed at said highway-rail grade crossing, and
WHEREAS, present traffic would be better served if the east and west highway approaches were made STOP approaches at said highway-rail grade crossing due to terrain, vegetation and development, which limit sight distance, and
WHEREAS, the basis for this application is cited in Section 8B.08 of the 2003 Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that STOP and STOP AHEAD signs be erected for east and west highway approaches to the highway-rail grade crossing on 175th Street approximately 0.2 mile east of the Center of Section 8, T-89N, R-29W, Douglas Township
This resolution shall be in effect when the traffic control signs are erected.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of May 2009
__s/ Phil Condon________________________
Phil Condon, Chairman
Webster County Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:  _s/Carol Messerly_______________
                 Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor 

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION 2009-05-05(2)

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is empowered under the authority of Section 321.255 of the Code of Iowa to place and maintain such traffic control devices upon highways under their jurisdiction as they may deem necessary, and
WHEREAS, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing (Crossbuck) signs and Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Advance Warning signs are currently installed at the approaches to the highway-rail grade crossing on 185th Street near the Center of Section 17, T-89N, R-29W, Douglas Township, and
WHEREAS, a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested that STOP AHEAD and STOP signs be installed at said highway-rail grade crossing, and
WHEREAS, present traffic would be better served if the east and west highway approaches were made STOP approaches at said highway-rail grade crossing due to terrain, vegetation and development, which limit sight distance, and
WHEREAS, the basis for this application is cited in Section 8B.08 of the 2003 Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways;
 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that STOP and STOP AHEAD signs be erected for east and west highway approaches to the highway-rail grade crossing on 185th Street near the Center of Section 17, T-89N, R-29W, Douglas Township

This resolution shall be in effect when the traffic control signs are erected.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of May 2009

_s/ Phil Condon___________________
Phil Condon, Chairman
Webster County Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:  _s/Carol Messerly_______________
                 Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

 Motion carried unanimously. 

The following vendor proposals to furnish and install security systems at the County Maintenance Facility, 2096 240th Street; Fort Dodge, Iowa were received: 

Modern Sound Engineering, Fort Dodge, Iowa $2,505.86
Per Mar Security Services, Des Moines, Iowa $2,800.00
Uneek Security, Badger, Iowa $2,380.00

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve vendor proposal to furnish and install security systems at the County Maintenance Facility, submitted by Uneek Security for the amount of $2,380.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION #2009-05-05(3)
Tile Crossing Policy for Webster County, Iowa

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa, to adopt the following tile crossing policy for Webster County, Iowa.
WHEREAS, Chapter 318 of the Code of Iowa and Webster County Ordinance No. 028 require any person working within the right of way of a public road to obtain a permit from the highway authority having jurisdiction of the public road or highway, and
WHEREAS, Chapter 468 of the Code of Iowa prescribes a method for landowners to improve drainage by construction of field tile though road right of ways, and
WHEREAS, The Webster County Board of Supervisors desired to adopt a drainage policy that includes an option which will expedite procedures relating to projecting a tile line across a public highway to a suitable outlet.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of Supervisors, Webster County, Iowa, do adopt the following policy concerning the placement of drainage tile within the secondary road right-of-way.

  1. Upon receipt of proper permit application for drainage construction in public road right-of-way, proof of contractor payment, and completion per Webster County's specifications, Webster County agrees to pay 50% of the cost of materials and installation to cross the road right of way, up to a maximum of $1,500 towards the expense to trench across a granular surfaced road and a maximum of $5,000 towards the expense to bore under a paved surface road.
  2. Private tile shall not be permitted to be placed within the road right-of-way ditch parallel to the road.
  3. Private tile shall not be permitted to be outlet into the road right-of-way ditch.

Provisions of this policy are intended only to fulfill requirement of Iowa Code section 468.600 through 468.22, and shall not be construed to alter said Sections of the Code of Iowa.

Resolution adopted this 5th day of May 2009

Webster County Board of Supervisors                 ATTEST:

s/ Phil Condon_________________                 __s/ Carol Messerly_____________
Phil Condon, Chairman                                        Webster County Auditor

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION 2009-05-05(4)
Temporary Road Closure of Route D20 between Highway 20
and Route D26 and Designating a Detour Route

WHEREAS, Iowa Code Section 306.41 provides for the temporary closing of sections of roadway when necessary because of construction and maintenance, and
WHEREAS, the Webster County Engineer has been authorized by a previous resolution of the Webster County Board of Supervisors to execute the above requirements of Iowa Code Section 306.41 regarding temporary road closures, and
WHEREAS, Dixon Construction is under contract with the Iowa DOT to construct a bridge on U.S. Highway 20 over Webster County Route D20 east of Moorland; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa DOT has requested a portion of Route D20 between Highway 20 and Route D26 be closed for up to five days to allow their contractor to set bridge beams.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that Route D20 between Highway 20 and Route D26 be closed and the following roads be designated as a detour route:

From the junction of Route D20 and Highway 169; thence South on Highway 169 to the junction of Highway 169 and Highway 20; thence West on Highway 20 to the junction of Highway 20 and Route D20

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the traffic control devices for the aforementioned road closure and detour route were established in the field at 8:00 A.M., Monday, May 4, 2009 and shall continue for the duration of said road construction as determined by the Iowa DOT and Webster County Engineer.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of May 2009

Webster County Board of Supervisors               ATTEST:

_s/ Phil Condon__________________             __s/ Carol Messerly__________________
Phil Condon, Chairman                                      Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve salary increase for Brian Henderson to $49,343.00, effective May 8, 2009, per Engineer’s Office Salary Schedule.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to install utility pole with transformer to provide electric service to new grain bin along the west side of Route P59 in the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 90 North, Range 28 West, Badger Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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