Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday July 28, 2009

The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with the following members present: Condon, Dencklau, Motl, Singer and Peterson.   Absent:  None.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve minutes of the July 21, 2009 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs for D.D.#26.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve employment of David D. James as Assistant County Attorney, salary of $50,000.00, effective August 10, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file the following Dayton Library Board appointments:  Diane Esperson and Karen Swanson to City six year terms and Lori Oeltjenbruns Rural six year term.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve Five-day Class B Beer Permit Application with outdoor and Sunday sales privileges for Des Moines Skydivers, Inc., effective September 3, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to approve Class B Native Wine Permit Application for Community Orchard.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to a approve Five-day Special Class C Liquor License with outdoor privileges, for Shellabration, Inc., effective August 3, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Webster County, IOWA
RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION OF WEBSTER County, IOWA APPROVING THE APPLICATION(S) FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING COMMUNITY BETTERMENT GRANT AWARDS FROM PRAIRIE MEADOWS RACETRACK AND CASINO, INC.:

WHERAS, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc. has Community Betterment grant funds available that target Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education and Human Services, and

WHEREAS, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc. has a Community Betterment grant application cycle that ends August 15, 2009 and
WHEREAS, Webster County is supportive of these targets for improvements to the community and County, and

WHEREAS, one or more applications from Webster County and/or from organizations with projects that will take place on city property, will be submitted to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc. by the August 15, 2009 deadline,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Webster County, Iowa that the county of Webster authorizes the following grant applications to be submitted to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Inc. for the August 15, 2009 application cycle:
1.  Webster County Conservation Board
2. Brushy Creek Area Chapter American Red Cross

Passed and adopted this 28th day of July, 2009.

s/ Phil Condon
County Supervisors Chair

ATTEST: 
s/Carol Messerly
Secretary

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file Manure Management Annual Update Plan for Carl Sandgren, Section 23, Roland Township.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Black Hills Energy to replace approximately 235 feet of one inch natural gas line from meter to house at 3106 200th Street, Duncombe, along the south side of Route D-20 in Section 27, Township 89 North, Range 27 West, Colfax Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Webster-Calhoun Telephone to replace lightening damaged fiber optic cable along north side of 390th Street from Adams Avenue to 1091 390th Street in Section 30, Township 86 North, Range 30 West, Gowrie Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.
 
Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign permit application from Donald Royster to construct private field tile across 230th Street between Sections 4 and 9, Township 88 North, Range 27 West, Washington Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

At 10:30 a.m. Chairman Condon called to order the recessed Public Hearing on the final consideration to adopt Webster County Ordinance  No. 046:  Zoning Ordinance establishing Zoning regulations for unincorporated portions of Webster County, Iowa.  Public comment was heard on excluding certain properties from the Ag-1 Industrial Ag district and removing reserve from the conditional uses in that area.  Rhonda Chambers, representing the Fort Dodge Airport explained the need for the preservation of the air space in the County Zoning Ordinance.  Roger Williams spoke in favor of his client’s property being included in the Ag Industrial district.  Don Zahrobsky voiced his concern regarding water runoff from further development in the area.

Following public comment, Chairman Condon closed the public hearing.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to amend section 4.05 changing the minimum lost size in the TA-1 (A-2) Transitional Agriculture district to two acres.  Roll call vote:  Ayes –Dencklau, Motl, Singer, Peterson and Condon.  Nays none.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to remove the properties owned by Margaret Ann Knippel, Don Zahrobsky, Richard Zahrobsky, and Michael Fitzgerald, from the Ag-1 Industrial Ag district, as identified in Section 4.11.  Roll call vote:  Ayes –Dencklau, Motl, Singer, Peterson and Condon.  Nays none.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to remove the word “reserve” as it applies to conditional uses in Section 4.11.  Roll call vote:  Ayes –Dencklau, Motl, Singer, Peterson and Condon.  Nays none.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve final consideration and adopt Webster County Ordinance  No. 046:  Zoning Ordinance establishing Zoning regulations for unincorporated portions of Webster County, Iowa, as amended. Roll call vote:  Ayes –Dencklau, Motl, Singer, Peterson and Condon.  Nays none.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to set August 11, 2009 at 10:30a.m. as the time and date for hearing on an amendment to the Webster County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl the meeting adjourned.