Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday July 21, 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 July 14, 2009 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in Joint Drainage District #248 Webster County #204 Hamilton County.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve 40-hour unpaid leave for Kari Crooks, per recommendation of Jail Administrator.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve salary increases to $45,553.36 for Deputy April Murray and Deputy Joe Paullin, effective July 9, 2009 and Deputy Daren Robinson, effective July 16, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to approve salary increase for Cody Peterson, Vegetation Specialist to $35,822.00, effective July 26, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file corrected fiscal year 2010 salaries for Correctional Officers and Conservation Department. 

Correctional Officers  Hourly Rate
Thomas Steck $13.49
Melissa Nelson  $13.49
Joshua Egesdal $13.76
Douglas Darrah $13.76
Laura Montgomery $13.76
Renee Ryan $13.76
John Reedy  $14.58


Conservation Department

 

 

07/01/2009

 

01/01/2010

Step to

Date

Matt Cosgrove -Director

$47,872.00

 

$48,351.00

$49,337.00

03/18/2010

Darren Herzog - Park Ranger

$34,381.00

 

$34,725.00

$36,181.00

05/14/2010

Dave Scherff - Park Ranger

$40,707.00

 

$41,114.00

 

 

Pat Shehan - Park Ranger

$40,707.00

 

$41,114.00

 

 

Karen Hansen - Naturalist

$39,078.00

 

$39,470.00

 

 

Erin Ford - Naturalist

$29,553.00

 

$29,849.00

 

 

Cindy Knickerbocker - Secretary

$10.89 per hr

 

$11.00 per hr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management - Rural Basic

 

 

 

 

07/01/2009

 

01/01/2010

$35,822.00

07/26/2009

Cody Peterson - Veg. Specialist

$34,193.00

 

$36,180.00

 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file Semi-Annual Report of Webster County Treasurer for period January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009.

Semi Annual Report of Janice. F Horton Webster County Treasurer

For the Period JAN 2009-JUNE 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

Total

 

Balance

Outstanding

Fund

 

01/01/2009

 Receipts

 

 Disbursements

06/30/2009

Warrants

1

General Basic

2,418,641.76

8,424,949.33

 

9,546,768.90

1,758,438.58

104,407.88

2

Gen Supplemental

1,081,317.46

2,321,645.94

 

2,135,270.07

1,094,513.53

18,837.85

10

MH-DD Services Fund

1,841,165.11

4,677,811.65

 

4,954,317.81

1,808,317.84

41,136.99

11

Rural Services -Basic

1,324,239.40

2,007,607.98

 

2,151,911.69

237,529.16

8,020.80

14

Drainage

695,786.79

318,374.49

 

203,307.61

796,093.87

442,623.63

20

Secondary Road

1,004,599.46

8,277,373.03

 

9,977,505.92

3,036,696.22

13,618.35

21

Revenue Sharing Fund

0.00

 

 

 

0.00

 

23

Public Health Fund

1,051,248.57

1,705,830.75

 

1,573,869.80

1,038,725.92

62,274.48

28

Ag Land Credit

0.00

351,975.27

 

351,975.27

0.00

 

29

Family Farm Credit

0.00

102,445.64

 

102,445.64

0.00

 

30

Capital Projects

59,801.59

78,840.00

 

174,336.10

20,695.49

0.00

31

Military Service

0.00

34,222.57

 

34,222.57

0.00

 

33

Advance Tax and Trust

3,429.00

0.00

 

0.00

3,429.00

0.00

34

Agriculture Extension

2,725.51

215,441.44

 

214,968.86

3,597.61

0.00

35

Ia Cent Comm College

16,884.07

1,334,621.67

 

1,324,833.57

22,286.80

0.00

36

Auto Fund

780,056.20

5,144,182.10

 

5,030,624.50

481,320.60

0.00

37

Special Districts

1,266.85

81,778.82

 

64,086.64

23,945.73

 

38

Corporation

102,585.17

11,747,737.34

 

11,702,856.35

256,154.88

 

40

Debt Service

-0.01

-0.01

 

2,334.03

0.03

 

41

Schools

243,605.44

19,434,073.06

 

19,380,257.83

330,457.27

 

42

Delinquent Tax

0.00

45,148.92

 

45,148.92

0.00

 

43

Interest

0.00

211,515.50

 

211,515.50

0.00

 

46

Mobile Home & MH Reimb

2,150.00

61,045.00

 

61,045.00

0.00

 

48

State General

792.11

9,168.00

 

9,032.00

928.11

 

50

Townships

5,702.31

338,252.11

 

337,988.67

4,198.38

 

51

Use Tax

174,560.20

2,953,306.22

 

3,001,664.52

222,871.13

 

52

Utility Excise Tax

0.00

2,353,971.00

 

2,353,971.00

0.00

 

53

Utility Special Tax

0.00

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

54

Machine & Equip Reimb

0.00

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

55

Homestead Credit

0.00

1,311,746.32

 

1,311,746.32

0.00

 

56

Current Tax

0.00

40,148,250.50

 

40,148,250.50

0.00

 

57

DSC Credit

0.00

80,371.00

 

80,371.00

0.00

 

59

Recrder Elec Trnsfr Agency

497.37

666.21

 

594.24

666.42

 

60

Redemption Trust

21,151.44

47,483.55

 

19,348.80

39,071.51

 

62

Property Tax Agency

5,856.29

75.17

 

1,676.29

6,251.56

 

68

Conservation Trust

88,287.27

0.00

 

0.00

79,074.18

 

71

Special Appraisers

75,159.73

1,073.86

 

0.00

74,974.92

 

72

County Assessor

130,610.61

5,325.51

 

27,881.59

112,522.54

9,169.28

73

Medical Insurance

79,720.34

132,837.24

 

134,853.30

211,987.01

122,679.30

74

REAP

122,828.08

563.78

 

0.00

130,024.86

 

75

E911 Services

94,626.95

7,228.63

 

72,712.31

84,711.88

 

76

Long-Short Fund

245.95

0.00

 

0.00

246.95

 

77

Recorders Management Fund

10,908.48

48.47

 

0.00

14,457.95

 

78

E911 Services

0.00

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

79

Emergency Mgmt Fund

54,512.01

15,025.94

 

4,248.95

46,649.23

 

80

Conservation Trust

6,382.10

0.00

 

3,594.71

1,149.89

 

81

Co Atty Confiscated Prop Monies

16,820.76

0.00

 

0.00

16,916.16

 

82

Public Health Resource

0.00

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

84

Supplemental Environmentl Proj

812.09

2.96

 

0.00

815.05

 

85

D.A.R.E. Fund

4,018.53

0.00

 

663.18

3,013.72

 

86

Canine Fund

2,046.50

0.00

 

178.88

1,460.67

220.00

87

Recrder  Elec Trnsfr Fund

0.00

0.00

 

0.00

0.00

 

94

 Future Property Tx Collectn

6,006.43

17,018.00

 

0.00

43,289.32

 

95

Anatomical Gift Fund

0.00

36.00

 

32.77

27.89

 

201

Frntr Ethnl Urban Renwl Tif Fund

150,965.41

0.00

 

0.00

108,383.87

 

 

                        TOTAL

11,682,013.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         I, JANICE F HORTON TREASURER OF WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE REPORT GIVEN

 

 

        ABOVE  IS A CORRECT SUMMARY OF THE BUSINESS TRANSACTED BY ME AS SAID TREASURER DURING THE

 

 

        PERIOD THEREIN SPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s/ Janice F. Horton

 

 

 

WEBSTER COUNTY TREASURER

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Local Public Health Services State Appropriation Grant for fiscal year 2009-2010.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign MH/DD provider contract with Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, Iowa.  (Copy on file in CPC’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign Contract with Blaine Hepp for Animal Control Services.

AGREEMENT

This Agreement entered into this 21st day of  July, 2009 by and between Webster County, Iowa, hereinafter referred to as the County, and hereinafter referred to as contractor.

WHEREAS, the County is desirous of obtaining animal control services on a contractual basis; and
WHEREAS, the contractor is desirous of providing said services on a contractual basis;
NOW AND THEREFORE and in consideration hereof, the parties agree as follows:

  1. The  animal control warden or his designee will provide to Webster County  on a twenty-four (24) hour per day, seven (7) day per week, fifty-two (52) week per year, animal control services as required by Webster County in the unincorporated areas and within the corporate limits of the City of Fort Dodge as set out at Appendix A, attached here to.
  2. Respond to all animal control calls which include, but are not limited to: Chapter 6 of the Fort Dodge Municipal Code, all applicable County laws, but not to include nuisance complaints caused by wild animals engaged in normal living activities whether within the unincorporated areas of Webster County or the corporate limits of the City of Fort Dodge or to recover or capture livestock. 
  3. Animal control warden will provide all vehicles, fuel, equipment and apparatus necessary to provide said services in a professional manner in compliance with the applicable laws of the State of Iowa.
  4. Animal control warden will provide certificates of insurance to the County covering both Webster County and the City of Fort Dodge as follows: public liability $1,000,000, professional liability $2,000,000, worker’s compensation insurance (if applicable).
  5. Animal control warden will be responsible for picking up, bagging deceased animals and providing cold storage for them until they can be disposed of at the Regional Landfill.  All fees for the disposal of deceased animals will be the responsibility of the animal control warden.
  6. Animal control warden, acting as a private professional service provider, may respond to calls for request for services not outlined within this contract agreement and shall be allowed to separately charge for the performance of services outside of those services defined within this agreement and as described within the RFP document. If the service provider is planning to provide services not outlined within this document, a separate rate sheet for services must be provided outlining those services and the cost for those services that the provider intends to provide and charge for.
  7. Animal control warden will qualify and maintain a status as a special deputy with the County and will cause any employees or subcontractors to be approved by the County and deputized as above referenced.
  8. Animal control warden must submit and pass a criminal background check and possess a clear driving record for the past three years.
  9. The County will pay the contractor for the services above referenced in twenty-six (26) equal installments.
  10.  The Contractor shall provide to the County a written intent to continue with this agreement and any costs amendments to this agreement a minimum of 75 days prior to the expiration of this agreement.

The term of this contract shall be from the date hereof to and including the 1st day of August, 2009, and that upon mutual agreement of the parties, this contract and any amendment thereto may be renewed on annual basis thereafter.

This contract will be for a one year period with a start date to be determined after proposal is awarded. This contract and any amendments may be renewed on an annual basis thereafter. Either party may terminate this Agreement upon 60 days written notice to the other parties for breach of the terms hereof.

WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
s/ Phil Condon, Chairperson

ATTEST:  s/Carol Messerly, County Auditor

s/ Blaine Hepp, CONTRACTOR

 Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Peterson to table until July 28, 2009, the adopt Resolution approving the application of Brushy Creek Area Chapter American Red Cross for the purpose of receiving Community Betterment Grant Award from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign Iowa Department of Transportation Agreement #2009-C-285, which sets forth terms for Webster County to accept ownership and maintenance responsibilities for county road modifications on proposed improvements for Project NHSX-169-6(72)—3H-94 along U.S. Highway 169 in Webster County.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

At 10:30 a.m. a Public Hearing was held on the final consideration to adopt Webster County Ordinance  No. 046:  Zoning Ordinance establishing Zoning regulations for unincorporated portions of Webster County, Iowa. Margo Knippel stated she does not favor a second Agricultural Park in the area and it should be left in as Agricultural Conservation.  Don Zahrobsky, Joe Gilbert and Mike Fitzgerald also voiced their opposition of an additional Agricultural Park in their area.  John Kramer, representing Economic Development spoke in favor of the ag park area for economic future of Webster County and the regional area.  Casey Johnson, representing Deerwood Subdivision Association voiced concerns of the lights, sound, smell and traffic with the current Agricultural Area.

Bill Thatcher, landowner in Section 30, Badger Township, an area currently zoned R-3, questioned the need for changing to a ten acre minimum from the current two acre minimum, stating that a two acre parcel for residential development is more salable than requiring ten acres.  This requirement would limit the market that could afford to build in the rural area.

No further comments being heard, Supervisor Motl moved and Peterson seconded that this hearing recess until 10:30a.m. July 28, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl the meeting adjourned.