Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday August 11, 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 August 4, 2009 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to receive and place on file resignation of Paula Laird effective August 3, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve salary increases to $13.21 per hour for Amy Jones, effective July 13, 2009, Shawna Hoover, effective August 26, 2009, and Brian Nellis, effective August 27, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file County Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected for period ending June 30, 2009.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION

Whereas, the State of Iowa has appropriated moneys for fiscal year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, which moneys are insufficient to fully fund the various local property tax credits/exemptions,

And, whereas, Iowa Code Section 25B.7 requires local governments to extend to the taxpayers only those portions of the property tax credits/exemptions that are estimated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance to be funded by the sate appropriation,

And, whereas the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance has estimated the percentages of funding for the affected property tax credits/exemptions as follows:  Homestead credit (including Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Credit) 72%, Low-income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 100%, Military Exemption 100%,

And, whereas the option of fully funding property tax credits/exemptions will cause a funding shortfall to local governments in the County, this fiscal year,

And, whereas the option of passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the credits will increase the amount of net taxes in the County,

And, whereas we find that passing on the reduced state-reimbursed values of the homestead credits to the taxpayers in the County funds local governments to the greatest effect while impacting the largest number of persons with minimal effect and, therefore, in the public interest,

Now, therefore, be it resolved pursuant to Iowa Code Section 25B.7 that the property tax credits/exemptions in Webster County for fiscal year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 shall be funded as follows:

Homestead Credit 73%
Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled Credit 100%
Military Exemption 100%

Dated at Fort Dodge, Iowa, this 11the day of August, 2009.

s/ Phil Condon                             
Webster County Board of Supervisors                   

s/ Robert H. Singer
Webster County Board of Supervisors

s/ Keith Dencklau                           
Webster County Board of Supervisors                 

s/ Eddie Peterson
Webster County Board of Supervisorss

/ Kim Motl
Webster County Board of Supervisors

Attest:
s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to allow Military Service and Homestead Tax Credits for Tax Year 2008.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Certification of Taxes for Year 2007, collectable 2008-2009 as follows:

   Consolidated Tax
$44,471,307.01
   Homestead Credit
$1,350,071.35
  Agland Credit
$393,667.51
  Family Farm Credit
$115,179.28
   
  Net
$42,612,388.87  

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve proposal of B and W Control Specialists for roadside noxious weed control, fall treatment in the amount of $29,807.25 for the north one-half of Webster County.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to install new poles and overhead electric lines along Madison Avenue in Section 12, Township 88 North, Range 29 West, Elkhorn Township due to bridge replacement project.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize Chair to sign Iowa Department of Transportation Funding Agreement Number 1-09-HBRRS-046 fir Bridge Replacement Project BRS-CO94(85)—60-94 over quarry haul road in Section 5, Township 88 North, Range 28 West, Pleasant Valley Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract documents with Christensen Bros., Inc. for Bridge Replacement Project BROS-CO94(51)—8J-94 over West Lizard Creek between Sections 18 and 19m Township 90 North, Range 30 West, Jackson Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract documents with Christensen Bros., Inc. for Bridge Replacement Project BROS-CO94(76)—8J-94 over Deer Creek between Section 14 and 23, Township 90 North, Range 29 West, Deer Creek Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

 At 10:30a.m. Chairman Condon called to order the Public Hearing to amend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan for the unincorporated portion of Webster County as follows:  All areas of the unincorporated Webster County zoned TA-1 (TA Transitional Agricultural) will be required to be a minimum lot area of two (2) acres.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Motl to recess public hearing until 10:30a.m. August 18, 2009.  Motion carried unanimously.

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