Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Board of Supervisiors Meeting
Tuesday April 26, 2011

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:  Dencklau, Peterson, Condon and Fletcher.   Absent:  Singer.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve minutes of the April 19, 2011 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file the following Drainage Repairs:  D.D.#69 and D.D.#348.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file termination of Laura Barnaby, effective April 20, 2011.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve request of Ricki Osborn, County Attorney to fill vacancy in her office.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file General Assistance Quarterly Report for period ending March 31, 2011.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Peterson to receive and place on file Veteran Affairs Commissioner’s Quarterly Report for period ending March 31, 2011.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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

            WHEREAS, the Boards of Supervisors of Boone, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Iowa Jasper, Kossuth, Mahaska, Marshall, Palo Alto, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Webster, Winnebago and Wright Counties (collectively hereinafter the “Member Counties”) in the state of Iowa have authorized and executed a certain agreement pursuant to Chapter 28E of the Code of Iowa (the “28E Agreement”); and
            WHEREAS, the terms of the 28E Agreement provide for the creation of the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center (“C.I.J.D.C.”), which is governed by a Commission  (the “Commission”) for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a juvenile detention facility and related services on behalf of the Member Counties; and
             WHEREAS, the Commission of C.I.J.D.C., proposes to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) and borrow money in a principal amount not to exceed $500,000 for the purpose of providing short-term, cash flow financing and maintaining a juvenile detention facility and related services; and
            WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Board of Supervisors of each of the Member Counties to authorize C.I.J.D.C. to enter into the Loan Agreement:
            NOW, THEREFORE,  It is Hereby Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of  Webster County (the “County”), as follows:
Section l.  The County hereby approves and authorizes C.I.J.D.C., acting through the Commission, to approve the Loan Agreement and to borrow money in a principal amount not to exceed $500,000 for the purposes set forth in the preamble hereof.  The County hereby ratifies and confirms any actions taken by C.I.J.D.C. to enter into the Loan Agreement.
Section 2.  All resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Passed and approved April 26, 2011.  Webster County.

s/Keith Dencklau
Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Attest:  s/Carol Messerly,Webster County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

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

            WHEREAS, Cargill Incorporated is a privately held, multinational corporation that is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota; and
            WHEREAS, Cargill employs over 130,000 employees in 66 countries; and
            WHEREAS, Cargill is responsible for roughly 25% of all United States grain exports and approximately 22% of the US domestic meat market; and
            WHEREAS, Cargill’s major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, trading in energy, steel and transport, the manufacture and sale of livestock and feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use; and
            WHEREAS, Cargill is purchasing the former Tate & Lyle ethanol facility at the Ag Industrial Center in Webster County, Iowa which will begin as an ethanol plant but will transform into an integrated bio-refinery campus which includes Cargill production of bio-based products; and
            WHEREAS, Cargill’s intent is to replicate successful bio-refinery campuses already in Eddyville, Iowa and Blair, Nebraska; and
            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Webster County Supervisors are aware of Cargill’s intent and are supportive of their Business Financial Assistance Application to the State of Iowa’s Economic Development Department.
Passed and approved by the Webster County Board of Supervisors, at Fort Dodge Iowa this 26th of April, 2011.

s/Keith Dencklau
Chariman, Board of Supervisors

Attest:  s/Carol Messerly, Webster Co Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign Iowa Department of Public Health County Substance Abuse Prevention Services Request for Bid FY2012.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

A Public Hearing was held on the first consideration on the proposed amendment to Webster County Ordinance No. 43, an ordinance describing the forms of General Assistance provided by Webster County, in accordance with Chapter 252, Code of Iowa, to poor persons and needy persons.  The amendment strikes the current burial policy and is replaced with a new burial policy which allows payment for cremation only.   No written or oral comments or objections being heard, Chairman Dencklau closed the public hearing. 

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve first consideration to amend Webster County Ordinance No. 43, striking the current burial policy and replacing it with a new burial policy which allows payment for cremation only; further to waive second consideration and set May 10, 2011 at 10:00a.m. as the time and date for final consideration of said amendment to Webster County Ordinance No. 43.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – Peterson, Condon, Fletcher and Dencklau.  Nays – none.  Singer absent.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to approve salary adjustment for Brian Henderson to $60,878.00, effective May 8, 2011, per Engineer’s Office Salary Schedule.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from MidAmerican Energy to install three new poles along east side of Route P59 (Paragon Avenue) north of Route C56 (120th Street) for overhead electric lines to accommodate new 3-phase extension to NEW Coop in Badger.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

At 10:30 a.m., bids were open for Project  LFM-P59/C56—7X-94:  to replace Approximately 460 feet of existing pavement on Route P59 directly south of C56 in the City of Badger with curb and gutter storm sewer pipe and new pavement. Fort Dodge Asphalt bid in the total amount of $227,693.75 was the only the bid submitted.  Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Peterson to direct the County Engineer to review Fort Dodge Asphalt’s bid and submit his recommendation at the May 3, 2011 board meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to allow claims.  Motion carried unanimously.

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