Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Board of Supervisiors Meeting
Tuesday September 4, 2012

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:  Singer, Dencklau, Peterson, Condon and Fletcher.   Absent:   None.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve minutes of the August 28, 2012 regular meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file resignation of Janette Opheim, Peer Staff at Friendship Center, effective August 30, 2012. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file Manure Management Plan Updates for Swine Graphics Enterprises in Section 9, Roland Township and Alan Seil in Section 22, Reading Township, Calhoun County.  (Copies on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Peterson to approve request from Webster County Conservation Board for $200,000.00 for continued scheduled trail projects.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Fletcher to approve the following resolution:

SANITARY SEWER AND WATER UTILITY TRUNK LINE
INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COST SHARING AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, CJ Bio America Inc (the “Company”) will lease certain real property, in unincorporated Webster County, Iowa and intends to construct a manufacturing plant (the “Project”) for the production of amino acids thereon; and

WHEREAS, the Company intends to use the City’s sanitary sewer and waterworks utility systems (the “Sewer and Water Systems”) for the provision sanitary sewer and water services to the completed Project; and

WHEREAS, in order for the City to provide services from the Sewer and Water Systems to the completed Project, the City must undertake the construction of a certain sanitary sewer and water utility trunk lines in order to connect the Property to the Sewer System (such improvements are hereinafter referred to as the “Utility Extensions”); and

WHEREAS, the City and the County intend that the Utility Extensions be over-sized (the “Over-sizing”) beyond the immediate needs of the Company in order to meet the potential capacity needs of future development near the Property; and

WHEREAS, the Company is willing to pay its share of the Utility Extensions so long as the City and County cover the additional costs related to the Over-sizing; and

WHEREAS, the County is providing economic development assistance to the development of the Project, and the City has requested that the County pay the costs of the over-sizing; and

WHEREAS, the City intends to establish a connection fee district (the “Connection fee District”) pursuant to Section 384.38(3) of the Code of Iowa covering the Property and additional nearby real estate in order to recover the County’s costs of the Over-sizing;

NOW THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Webster County Board of Supervisors declares their intent to enter into a cost sharing agreement with the City in which the County will pay the portion of the utility extension costs not paid by the Company. The total amount of payment is estimated at $1,200,000 which shall be reimbursed by the City through the administration of the Connection Fee District.

Dated at Fort Dodge, Iowa this 4th day of September, 2012.

s/Robert H. Singer                    
Robert H. Singer, Chairman

Attest:
s/Carol Messerly   
County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously

Approve Lifeworks rate schedule for MH/DD services for Fiscal Year 2013.  (Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to approve proposed Lead Targeted Case Management position for Webster County Community Services.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Peterson to approve proposed addition of Targeted Case Management position for Webster County Community Services.  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Condon, seconded by Fletcher to approve proposed Webster County Community Service Office reorganization plan.

Transition Plan

Since becoming part of the Webster County Community Service Team I have been most impressed with staff.  They are talented, caring and motivated to serve the community.  The following is a proposed plan to move forward.

            1.  Expand Medicaid Targeted Case Management Program (TCM)
                        a.  Create a lead Case Manager Position that will give our program a solid succession plan.  It
                             will also increase intake and technical support capacity.
                        b.  Add one full-time equivalent Case Manager to cover the several planned leaves and build
                             capacity to absorb anticipated caseload increases.  With a separate Medicaid and County
                             systems counties will push harder to leverage Medicaid funded services.  Additionally, with
                             legal settlement no longer the derminate for funding Webster County, with its strong
                             provider network, will see a net increase in caseloads.
            2.  Realign workloads with County Social Services with County Social Services
                        a.  County Social Services will absorb accounts payable, contracting and policy development.
                        b.  Increase service coordination for individuals not receiving TCM.
                        c.  Transfer intakes for mental health outpatient services to Berryhill.
                        d.  Develop procedure for filing and coordinating civil commitments.
                        e.  Train all staff on Community Service Network (ISAC web-based database) to better
                             integrate service to individuals.
            3.  Hire Webster County Community Service Manager
                        a.  Update the job description by October 1st
                        b.  Post the position by November 1st
                        c.  Manager in place by January 1st

(Copy on file in Auditor’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Bob Lincoln discussed ongoing operating needs at the Friendship Center and noted they will secure bids for some appliance replacements.  Mr. Lincoln also indicated he will have a formal assessment of the budget at the end of September.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Peterson to approve and authorize Chair to sign utility permit from Xenia Rural Water District to directional bore private water service line across Hayes Avenue approximately 60 feet north of 2694 Hayes Avenue in Section 29 Elkhorn Township.  (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Condon to approve and authorize Chair to sign contract documents with Graves Construction Company for bridge replacement Project BROS-CO94(96)—8J-94 on 240th Street Between Sections 11 and 14, Fulton Township. (Copy on file in Engineer’s office).  Motion carried unanimously.

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