Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Board of Supervisiors Meeting
Tuesday September 6, 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, Singer, Peterson, Condon and Fletcher.   Absent:  None.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve minutes of the August 30, 2011 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to receive and place on file Drainage Repairs in D.D.#70 Webster & #95 Calhoun.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to approve salary increase for Deputy Sheriff Josh Van Waes to $44,177.99, effective September 1, 2011, per labor agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Singer to approve employment of Marie Boudreaux, Part-time Correctional Officer at the rate of $13.60 per hour, effective September 6, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve temporary appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Stoebe as Medical Examiner, effective August 31, 2011.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve revised list of unpaved roads designated as no snow removal. (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit application from United States Geological Survey to install upstream gauging equipment on bridge along Route P41 (Johnson Avenue) over North Lizard Creek.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

At 1:00p.m.the Redistricting/reprecincting Commission presented their proposed plan to the Board of Supervisors.  The Commissioners discussed their optional plans, a plan submitted at the public hearing and felt that this plan overall represented the county better than the others, even though it did exceed the maximum allowable variation  and would require the board to publish the justification for the variation. The difficulty of the Commission was the location of the larger precinct in the city of Fort Dodge that are adjacent to the rural areas.  Since the city is divided into Wards, the population is even with the wards; but are not equally divided by precincts; which made it very difficult to equal out the Supervisor Districts without a variation.  The plan submitted was the most representative for the county and under the maximum overall variation.

No written or oral objections being heard, it was moved by Singer, seconded by Peterson to approve the Redistricting/reprecincting plan and direct Auditor to publish notice of variation as submitted by the Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

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