Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Board of Supervisiors Meeting
Tuesday April 6, 2010

10:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors' Room
Webster County Courthouse

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

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve minutes of the March 30, 2010 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded Condon to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#5; D.D.#65; and Joint D.D.#12 Webster and #38 Calhoun.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Singer to receive and place on file Sheriff’s Report of Fees Collected for period ending March 31, 2010.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve implementation of the following additional fees for services at the Webster County Jail:  Booking Fee of $10.00 charged to offenders at the time of booking; and a Pay For Stay Charge of $60.00 per day for sentenced inmates only.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign State Fiscal Year 2011 Bryne-Justice Assistance Grant Program Application.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Supervisor Singer discussed Iowa Medicaid Enterprise reimbursement for transportation services.  As the Supervisors’ representative on the MIDAS Board, Supervisor Singer will recommend Midas drop the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise reimbursement program and the clients using the service will have to make other arrangements.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Singer to approve and adopt 2011 Fiscal Year Secondary Road Budget and Five Year Construction Program.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign permit application from Dave Mickelson to investigate a tile line along Paragon Avenue to provide tile outlet for property in Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 88 North, Range 28 West, Otho Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association to bury fiber optic cable along north side of 230th Street between George Avenue and Route D20 due to relocation and reconstruction of 230th Street related to construction of new U. S. Highway 20.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract documents with Graves Construction for bridge replacement Project BROS-CO94(81)—8J-94 on Dakota Avenue between Sections 15 and 16, Township 86 North, Range 30 West, Gowrie 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 Brothers for Bridge replacement Project BROS-CO94(85)—60-94 over gypsum haul road on Quail Avenue in Section 5, Township 88 North, Range 28 West, Pleasant Valley Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Vice-Chairperson Motl recessed the regular meeting until 7:00p.m.

At 7:00p.m. with the following members present: Condon, Dencklau, Motl, Singer and Peterson: Chairperson Dencklau announced that this is the time and place for the public hearing and meeting on the matter of the issuance of not to exceed $9,000,000 General Obligation Local Option Sales and Services Tax Bonds in order to provide funds to pay cost to remodel, improve, extend and equip the existing County Law Enforcement Center, including existing jail facilities, and if cost and available funding allow, the County may also acquire land and build and equip a new County Jail, and remodel, improve, equip and extend the existing Law Enforcement Center for other law enforcement functions, and that notice of the proposed action by the Board to institute proceedings for the issuance of said Bonds, and the right to petition for an election, has been published pursuant to the provisions of Section 423B.9(4) of the Code of Iowa.

The Auditor reported that no written objections had been filed by any County resident or property owner to the issuance of said Bonds and no petition had been filed requesting that the question of issuing said Bonds be submitted to the qualified electors of the County.  Chairperson Dencklau called for oral objections or comments.  Following a presentation from Architect John Haila, citizens voiced their questions and concerns.  With the understanding that Local Option Sales and Service Tax revenue would fund the proposed project, those present appeared satisfied that property tax dollars would not be funding the project and any excess LOST revenue over and above the debt payment could be reserved for other future projects.

At the request from a citizen, a show of hands indicated that those present were in favor of remodeling the current Law Enforcement Center and constructing a new jail, rather than remodeling the jail.

Whereupon Chairperson Dencklau declared the time for receiving oral and written objections to be closed, it was moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to close the public hearing.

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