Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday August 4, 2009

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

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

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#5.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign Final Report of State Reimbursement for Counties for Substance Abuse Funding in Fiscal Year 2009. (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to adopt the following Resolution:

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS Webster County intends to apply for IJOBS funding to rehabilitate the County Law Enforcement Center;

WHEREAS Webster County recognizes that IJOBS funding for local infrastructure funds up to 50 percent of the project; and,

THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED THAT Webster County agrees to provide $1,750,000 of local funds to meet the minimum 50 percent local match.

PASSED THIS 4th DAY OF August, 2009.

Signed:    s/ Phil Condon
                    Chairperson

Attest:   s/Carol Messerly
                 Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Minority Impact Statement for I-Jobs Grant Application and Acknowledgement and Certification.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT OF THE WEBSTER COUNTY TRAIL PLAN AND VISION IOWA APPLICATION

WHEREAS, the Webster County Board of Supervisors supports pedestrian trails and expanding the current trail system in Webster County; and

WHEREAS, the Webster County Board of Supervisors has chosen the trail extension from the Fort Dodge Nature Trail to Kennedy Park as the highest priority for trail development in Webster County; and

WHEREAS, the Conservation Board is working in partnership with the City of Fort Dodge and the Webster County Trail Task Force to expand the existing trail system for the social, economic, and health betterment of Webster County and the region;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of Supervisors endorses this trail project and the Vision Iowa Application submitted by Fort Dodge and Webster County;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Webster County Board of Supervisors has committed $400,000 toward this project in 2010 and 2011.

Passed and approved this 4th day of August 2009.

s/Keith Dencklau Vice Chair                                        s/ Carol Messerly
Phil Condon, Chairman                                                 Attest: Carol Messerly
Webster County Board of Supervisors                     Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize Chair to sign Professional Services Proposal with Vin Sickle, Allen and Associates for Phase I Services for the Master Planning Concept Design of Webster County Regional Ag-Industrial Center.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WEBSTER COUNTY’S PARTICIPATION
IN AN IDOT RAIL REVOLVING LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Code of Iowa authorizes the IDOT Rail Revolving Loan and Grant Program as a mechanism to assist in the location and/or acquisition of industries by providing incentives to local governments to assist in funding rail improvements when such is required as part of the industrial location criteria; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Transportation has established program guidelines and has provided a process for the submittal of applications for the Rail Revolving Loan and Grant program; and

WHEREAS, Webster County as secured two industries to locate within the Webster County Regional Ag-Industrial Center and has been working with several prospects for future locations with the Park; and

WHEREAS, a key ingredient in the selection of the site by a potential client involves the need to develop two rail switches and construction of feeder lines to serve a proposed rail car repair facility; and

WHEREAS, the proposed rail improvements will be dedicated to public use and will be under the jurisdiction of Webster County, Webster County will assure long-term maintenance of IDOT funded improvements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Webster County that:

The Supervisors fully endorse the contents of an application for Rail Revolving Loan and Grant funds, and authorizes the Chairperson to sign all necessary application documents to submit an application to the Iowa Department of Transportation; and that

The Supervisors will assure the required local match is provided to the IDOT funds through the use of County Funds, if grant funds are approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The amount of the County match will depend upon the acquisition of a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. With or without the Dept. of Commerce grant the County will assure the use of legally applicable tax funds to provide the required match, including, but not limited to regular budget tax asking, tax increment financing, industrial revenue bonds, and general obligation bonds.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 4th day of August, 2009

s/ Keith Dencklau Vice Chair
Phil Condon, Chairperson

ATTEST:  s/Carol Messerly
Carol Messerly, Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Motl to approve application for Webster County Comprehensive Rail Servicing Project Iowa Department of Transportation Rail Revolving Loan and Grant Program.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to adopt the following Resolution: 

RESOLUTION

TO ADOPT WEBSTER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING FEE SCHEDULE

WHEREAS, Webster County has adopted Webster County Zoning Ordinance #46 in accordance with Chapter 355, Iowa Code.

WHEREAS, Webster County Zoning Ordinance #46 provides that the county Board of Supervisors may prescribe and charge fees for compliance permits.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THAT, the following fees shall be applicable for the issuance of permits and other services by the Zoning Administrator effective upon approval of this resolution.


Main Structure – Includes new houses, replacing houses, moving a manufactured house onto site, moving a modular house onto a site, etc.  Square footage is the footprint of the building.
Less than 1500 sq. ft
$350
 
1500 to 2499 sq. ft
$750
 
2500 sq. ft. or more
$1000
 
     
Alterations and Accessory Structures – Includes garages, sheds, additions, etc.  Free standing or attached to house.
Less than 200 sq. ft.
$50
 
200 to 2499 sq. ft
$200
 
2500 sq. ft. or more
$300
 
     
Board of Adjustment Fees
Conditional  Use Permit Application
$400
 
Variance Application
$300
 
Board of Adjustment Appeal
$300
 
     
Planning & Zoning Fees    
Petition to Amend Ordinance
$500
 
Rezone Application
$500
 
     
Signs - Includes roof sign, wall sign, free standing sign, post sign, billboard, ground sign, etc.  Does not include temporary real estate "for sale" signs or political signs.
5 sq. ft. or less
$50
 
More than 5 sq. ft. Home Business
$100
 
Commercial
$200
 
Billboards
$500
 
     
Change of Use (No Construction)
$100
 
- Includes changing the use of any land or building that does not involve construction.  Examples include starting a home-based business, converting a house to a restaurant, converting a storefront to a residential duplex, starting a camping area out of farmed land.
     
Mineral Extraction Fees    
Extraction Permit
$500
 
     
Tower Fees    
Cellular Tower
$500
 
Co-Locates
$500
 
Temporary Meteorological
$300
 
Commercial WECs
$500
 
Residential WECs
$300
 
     
Miscellaneous Fees    
Copy of Zoning Ordinance
$70 .50/Page
 
Copy of Land Use Plan
$80 .50/Page
 
     
Applying for a Permit After Starting Fee is tripled.  
- "Starting" includes beginning construction of a building or structure other than normal grading of soil.  Starting also includes changing how the land or building is used.
     
Government is exempt from fees.    
     

WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Absent
Phil Condon, Chair

s/Keith Dencklau
Keith Dencklau

s/Kim Motl
Kim Motl

s/Bob Singer
Bob Singer
                                              
s/Eddie Peterson
Eddie Peterson

August 4, 2009
Date of Resolution

                I, Carol Messerly, being duly sworn under oath, hereby state that I am the Auditor for Webster County, Iowa and that this is a true and accurate copy of the Resolution passed by the Webster County Board of Supervisors on August 4, 2009.

s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Prairie Energy Cooperative to trench underground electric cable across 255th Street to grain bins at 2608 255th Street in Section 23, Township 88 North, Range 28 West, Washington Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION FOR TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF ROUTE C-66 BETWEEN ROUTES P-19 AND P-29 TO THROUGH TRAFFFIC 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, Bridge Deck Replacement Project ESFM-CO94(82)—60-94 over North Lizard Creek requires Route C-66 between Route P-19 in Pocahontas County and Route P-29 in Webster County to be closed to through traffic and a detour route to be established.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that the above-described road be closed and the following roads be designated as a detour route:

From the junction of Routes C-66 and P-19 in Pocahontas County; thence South five miles on Route P-19 in Pocahontas and Calhoun Counties to the junction of Iowa Highway 7; thence East six miles on Iowa Highway 7 to the junction of Route P-29; thence North five miles on Route P-29 to the junction of Route C-66 in Clare

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the traffic control devices for the aforementioned road closure and detour route will be established and maintained by Webster County for the duration of said project as determined by the Webster County Engineer.

PASSED AND APPROVED on August 4, 2009.

Webster County Board of Supervisors               ATTEST:
s/ Keith Dencklau                                                s/Carol Messerly                                                                    
Keith Dencklau, Chairman Pro-Tem                  Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to adopt the following resolution;

RESOLUTION FOR TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF ROUTE P-59 BETWEEN ROUTES D-33 AND D-43 TO THROUGH TRAFFFIC 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, Bridge Replacement Project BRS-CO94(47)--60-94 over Prairie Creek requires Route P-59 between Routes D-33 and D-43 to be closed to through traffic and a detour route to be established.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that the above-described road be closed and the following roads be designated as a detour route:

From the junction of Routes P-59 and D-43; thence West two miles on Route D-43 to the junction of U.S. Highway 169; thence North four miles on U.S. Highway 169 to the junction of Route D-33; thence East three miles on Route D-33 through Otho to the junction of Route P-59.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the traffic control devices for the aforementioned road closure and detour route will be established and maintained by Webster County for the duration of said project as determined by the Webster County Engineer.

PASSED AND APPROVED on August 4, 2009.

Webster County Board of Supervisors               ATTEST:
s/Keith Dencklau                                                 s/Carol Messerly                                    
Keith Dencklau, Chairman Pro-Tem                  Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

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

At 9:00a.m. an electronic meeting was held for Joint Drainage District #13 Webster & #11 Wright to receive  and open bid for cleanout and repairs to said drainage district.  For further particulars see Drainage Record Book.  Also at l 1:00a.m. a public hearing was held for Joint Drainage District #4 Webster & # 263 Hamilton Counties.  For further particulars see Drainage Record Book.

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