Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Board of Supervisiors Meeting
Tuesday October 5, 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 September 28, 2010 regular meeting and September 27, 2010 special meeting.   Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#227.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file appointment of Dennis Jones to the Coleman Water Board, for a one year term, due to the resignation of Linda Anderson; and further place on file Sheila Evans, as Treasurer for three year term; Vicki D. Claude as President/Secretary for three year term.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to receive and place on file Manure Management Plan for Grettenberg Finisher in Section 9, Dayton Township and Eslick Finisher in Section 30, East Dayton Township.(Copies on file in Auditor’s office).

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer to receive and place on file Sheriff’s Report of Fees Collected for period ending September 30, 2010.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file retirement of Wayne Zabel, Class A Equipment Operator from the Secondary Road Department effective December 31, 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize County Engineer to fill vacancy in Secondary Road Department due to retirement of Wayne Zabel.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Motl to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to relocate overhead electric lines along south side of 240th Street in Section 18, Township 88 North, Range 29 West, Elkhorn Township for 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 utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to relocate 12 inch underground gas line along the southeast corporate limits of Fort Dodge.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from Interstate Light & Power Company (Alliant Energy) to rebuild overhead power lines along 400th Street in Section 36, Township 86 North, Range 28 West, Dayton Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to endorse and authorize County Engineer to sign regional surface transportation funding application for road rehabilitation project on Route D26 between Calhoun County line and connecter to U.S.Highway 20 in Federal Fiscal Year 2011.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s Motion carried unanimously.

The Board met with Tate and Lyle to discuss settlement of Development Agreement as follows:

1. Tax abatement:  Taxes on the building are no longer subject to abatement, per failure to meet obligations in Development Agreement. January 1, 2009 was the first full assessment based on the completion of the Plant.  Taxes on the buildings are $397,188.00 ($198,594 due 9/30/10 and $198,594 due 3/31/11). 

2.  Department of Transportation (RISE Grant) request for reimbursement:  The County has now received the Department of Transportation's Notice of Default  in which they have calculated that the amount of funds to be reimbursed totals $199,656.00.  We request that you pay that amount directly to the Iowa Department of Transportation, or send your check to the County and the County will remit it to the state.

3. Reimbursement to County for road construction:  Pursuant to the Development Agreement, the County put in a public road access and turning lanes.  The total cost of the project was $970,287.36.  The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) provided a RISE grant of $600,000 making the remaining cost $370,287.36.  Of that amount, Tate & Lyle has already paid $185,143.68 (half the remaining balance pursuant to the Development Agreement).  Because of the failure to meet obligations in Development Agreement, the remainder of the County's share is due to the County of $185,143.68.

4.Attorney Fees:   Fees are estimated at $5400 to date.  If a Termination  Agreement is drafted, an additional $1000 would be a rough estimate.

Curt Olson, representing Tate and Lyle indicated that the current 2009 property taxes for the first half have been paid and it is their intent to meet all their obligations.

Moved by Motl, seconded by Singer the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried unaimsously.