Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Board of Supervisiors Special Session
Friday August 13, 2010

9:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors' Room
Webster County Courthouse

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

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to adopt Resolution approving Webster County’s Application to the IDOT Rail Port Grant Program.


WHEREAS, Webster County is a duly recognized County acting under the laws of the State of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, the Code of Iowa (Senate File 2389) authorizes the IDOT Rail Port 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 program is designed to assist in rail construction when improvements will significantly benefit the construction of larger industrial complexes that will facilitate the manufacture of alternative energy equipment; and
WHEREAS, the Iowa Department of Transportation has established program guidelines and has provided a process for the submittal of applications for the Rail Port Grant Program; and
WHEREAS, Webster County is negotiating with three prospects to locate within the Webster County Regional Ag-Industrial Center , two of which will directly benefit the location of facilities to further the cause of alternative energy; and
WHEREAS, the proposed rail improvements is contemplated to be subject to public use agreements between the principal industries and Webster County to assist all current and future clients within the industrial park with access to both railroads serving the park. 
NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Webster County that:
1.   Local Public infrastructure projects already completed in the Ag-Center for sanitary sewer, water, waste water treatment, extension of Hayes Avenue and extension of Harvest Avenue and telephone and electrical totaled $57M. (see Exhibit I of Application) and exceeds the requirement of local match for the IDOT Rail Port Grant Program, and
2.  The County will consider tax increment funds, subject to the legislative process necessary to amend or create Urban Renewal Areas and subject to public hearing and sale of Urban Renewal Revenue Bonds; and
3.  Accordingly, the Chairperson is hereby directed and authorized to execute an application for Railport Grant Program to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

PASSED AND APPROVED this ___13__ day of August, 2010.

S/ Kim Motl- Vice Chair
Keith Dencklau, Chairperson

ATTEST:S/ Tina Eldal, Deputy Auditor
Carol Messerly, Auditor
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Motion carried unanimously.

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