Meeting February 7, 2012

FEBRUARY 07, 2012 — SIXTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Boykin, Clausen, Monson, Tripp and Smith.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented.  Copy filed.

The meeting was called to order.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the minutes of the 01/31/2012 Board meeting.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of Patrick Weaver, Foreman, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 02-17-12.  Retirement.  Copy filed.
 
Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairwoman to sign an “Authorization to Initiate Hiring Process” for Foreman, Secondary Roads Dept. Wage Plan:  $51,502/year.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to receive County Auditor’s Quarterly Report.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to appoint Mark Monson as the Board’s representative to the Loess Hills Development and Conservation Authority Board of Directors.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending retiring County employee Patrick Weaver for his years of service to the County.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO #10,863
A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING
PATRICK WEAVER
FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY
      
WHEREAS, Patrick W. Weaver has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Secondary Roads Department  for 35 years from June 1, 1977 to February 17, 2012; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Patrick W. Weaver as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by his dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Patrick W. Weaver  for his years of service to Woodbury County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Patrick W. Weaver.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 7th  day of February, 2012.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve a contract for services between Woodbury County on behalf of Homeland Security Region III and Sarah Davey, per recommendation of Gary Brown, Emergency Services.  Carried 4-0; Clausen abstained.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an underground tile line permit submitted by Jim Hamman per recommendation of County Engineer Mark Nahra.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and receive for signature a Resolution for Platinum Grain – Support & Intent to Create TIF Upon Negotiated terms.  Carried 5-0. 

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO #10,864
INTENT TO NEGOTIATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
FOR PLATINUM GRAIN LLC PROJECT
      
WHEREAS, Platinum Grain LLC is interested in building a grain handling facility in Woodbury County, Iowa, near Anthon, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, Platinum Grain LLC will make an investment in excess of one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars in the County; and
 
WHEREAS, this facility will create, in Phase I of the project, a new good fulltime paying job (and a couple part-time jobs), with more to be added in future phases; and

WHEREAS, this project will expand the area’s economy and result in a positive economic impact for the County and its residents; and

WHEREAS, Platinum Grain LLC is in need of financial assistance in order to improve existing infrastructure to make this project a reality;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA, THAT:

Section 1: Woodbury County intends to negotiate financial assistance for the project by creating an Urban Renewal Plan and Tax Increment Financing District to provide tax increment financing funds to support the improvements.

Section 2: The County will offer a ten (10) year schedule of tax increment financing (TIF) rebates of 75% of tax increment paid by Platinum Ethanol LLC for years 1 through 5 and 50% of tax increment paid for years 6 through 10.

Section 3: The County and Platinum Grain LLC will negotiate various issues regarding a minimum assessment, minimum taxable value, or other minimum tax revenue agreement in light of potential State of Iowa legislation that could provide for a “commercial property assessment rollback”.

Section 4: This schedule of assistance will be available for all incremental property value added by Platinum Grain LLC within the stated 10-year period.   The County and Platinum Grain LLC will negotiate application of the schedule to added incremental value.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 7th day of February, 2012.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.
      
A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. regarding the Budget Amendment #2 FY 2012.  The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.

James Van Bruggen, Tax Payers Research Council, questioned some items included in the published budget amendment.
 
Motion by Clausen second by Monson to close the hearing.  Carried 5-0.
      
Motion by Monson second by Boykin to reduce the Juvenile Detention overtime line item request by $4,786.00.  Carried 4-1; Tripp opposed.

Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to approve the amended Budget Amendment #2 FY 2012.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairwoman to sign an agreement for professional services with McClure Engineering.  Carried 5-0; copy filed.

The Chairman asked if there were any individuals or groups wishing to make a presentation of items not on the agenda, or Supervisors concerns.

Adam Lee, 2412 Benton, Salix, discussed the Liberty Park Development with the Board.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to reduce Sheriff’s overtime expenditures by $90,370.00 in the general basic fund.  Carried 4-0; Tripp abstained.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to fund the Economic Development Department from Local Option Sales Tax Proceeds.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to use $190,000.00 of capital loan note proceeds to fund WCICC equipment updates.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to use $73,971.00 of Riverboat Funds to fund non-mandated allocations.  Carried
5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to use $523,438.00 of proceeds from insurance holidays to offset budget expenditures in the general basic fund.  Carried 5-0.
 
Motion by Monson second by Tripp to use $125,000.00 of proceeds from the sale of real estate to offset budget expenditures.  Carried 5-0.
 
Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to use $75,438.00 of unbudgeted proceeds from the reimbursement for federal prisoners to offset budget expenditures.  Carried 5-0.
 
Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to use a transfer of $338,140.00 of cash reserves from Siouxland District Health to offset budget expenditures.  Carried 5-0.
 
Motion by Tripp second by Boykin to use $110,638.00 of unbudgeted proceeds from a juvenile detention grant reimbursements to offset budget expenditures.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to use $72,000.00 of proceeds from unbudgeted revenues received for the housing of juveniles from out of county entities at the Juvenile Detention Facility to offset budgeted expenditures in the general supplemental fund.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to use $91,870.00 of proceeds from insurance holidays to offset general supplemental budget expenditures.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to use $29,448.00 of proceeds from insurance holidays to offset rural basic budget expenditures.  Carried 5-0.
 
Motion by Monson second by Boykin to reduce Sheriff’s rural basic overtime expenditures by $16,143.00.  Carried 4-0; Tripp abstained.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to budget for a capital loan note of $1,640.000.00 to fund proposed CIP projects.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to adopt the five year plan of capital improvement projects.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Smith second by Boykin to receive the Phoenix Project budget reduced by $36,144.00.  Carried by 3-1; Monson opposed and Tripp abstained.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve the request of veteran affairs to increase their proposed budget by $24,520.00 to transition a part time employee to a full time employee.  Carried 5-0.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until February 14, 2012.