Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Board of Supervisiors Meeting
Tuesday May 25, 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, Dencklau, Motl, Singer and Peterson.   Absent:  None.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to approve minutes of the May 18, 2010 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#5 and D.D.#26.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve Temporary (Seasonal) employment for Webster County Conservation – Kennedy Park as follows:  Luke Winge, and Bradley Janssen, Temporary Full Time Park Ranger Interns at the rate of $9.00 per hour, effective May 17, 2010; and Debra Marnach, Temporary Part-time Cleaning Position at the rate of $10.00 per hour effective May 24, 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve Class C Liquor License Application for Webster County Agricultural Association.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize Chair to sign Contract Amendment to Revise Project Completion/Dates of the following awards by Iowa Department of Economic Development and Tate & Lyle Ingredients America, Inc.: Community Economic Betterment Account, Value-Added Agricultural Products and Processes Financial Assistance Program, Physical Infrastructure Assistance Program, and High Quality Job Creation Program.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Manure Management Plan for Border Plains Cattle, LLC in Section 26, Lost Grove Township.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to install power pole along Route P29 north of 203 North Hood Street to provide service to New Cooperative in Clare.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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

RESOLUTION
ESTABLISHING TEMPORARY 35 MPH SPEED LIMIT
AND TEMPORARY 10-TON EMBARGO ON 
4 MILES OF GRANULAR SURFACED ROADS BETWEEN
U.S. HIGHWAY 20 AND ROUTE D20 EAST OF ROUTE P59

WHEREAS, the Webster County Board of Supervisors is empowered under the authority of Sections 321.255, 321.285, and 321.471 of the Code of Iowa, to determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, that the speed limit of any secondary road is greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing, and may determine and declare a reasonable and proper speed limit, and may impose restrictions as to weight of vehicles, and 

WHEREAS, Webster County Bridge Replacement Project BRS-CO94(85)—60-94 requires Route P59 to be temporarily closed to through traffic between U.S Highway 20 and Route D20 and a detour route established; and

WHEREAS, motorists failing to follow the designated detour route have increased traffic on adjacent granular surfaced roads, and

WHEREAS, an engineering and traffic investigation has been completed by the Webster County Engineer’s Department, and

WHEREAS, due to current traffic flow, terrain, vegetation and development, traffic safety would be better served if a 35 miles per hour speed limit was temporarily established from Poplar Avenue at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 northerly approximately 4 miles to Racine Avenue at the intersection of Route D20

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that a 35 miles per hour speed limit be established from Poplar Avenue at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 northerly approximately 4 miles to Racine Avenue at the intersection of Route D20 for the duration of the bridge replacement project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of Supervisors that a 10-ton gross weight limit embargo be temporarily established to limit damage on above-described roads for the duration of bridge replacement project.

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

PASSED AND APPROVED this 25th day of May, 2010.

Motion carried unanimously.

Joe Jackson inquired about an obstruction at the railroad bridge in Section 25, Fulton Township, Drainage District No. 5.  Supervisor Peterson stated he is looking into this matter.

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

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