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Meeting - June 9, 1998

JUNE 9, 1998 FIFTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 9:00 A.M. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Burnight, Clausen and Welte. Staff members present were Nancy Hodge, Board Administrative Coordinator, Patrick F. Gill, County Auditor/Board Secretary, Vicki Ritz, Deputy Elections Commissioner, and Ann Long, Assistant Attorney.

The Board canvassed the Primary Election of June 2, 1998 at 9:00 A.M. with results as follows:

Vicki Ritz, Deputy Election Commissioner announced that there was three (3) challenged ballots, of which zero (0) were accepted and added to the Tally. There were also two (2) After Election Absentee Ballots that were postmarked by June 1st or hand delivered on Election Day, which were also added to the Tally.

Total Votes 5,287

Total Democrat Votes 1,880
Total Reform Votes 4
Total Republican Votes 3,403

UNITED STATED SENATOR

Republican Candidate: 3,096 votes cast

Charles E. Grassley 3,088
Scattering 8

Democratic Candidate: 1,404 votes cast

David Osterberg 1,389
Scattering 15

Reform Candidate: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

UNITED STATES REPRESENTIVE 5TH DISTRICT

Republican Candidate: 3,048 votes cast

Tom Latham 3,037
Scattering 11

Democratic Candidates: 119 votes cast

Scattering 119

Reform candidate: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1



GOVERNOR

Republican Candidates: 3,344 votes cast

Jim Ross Lightfoot 2,647
David A. Oman 463
Paul D. Pate 224

Democratic Candidates: 1,849 votes cast

Mark McCormick 1,130
Tom Vilsack 712
Scattering 7

Reform Candidates: 4 votes cast

Jim Hennager 2
Jeffrey L Hughes, Sr. 1
Edward Moses 0
Scattering 1

STATEWIDE OFFICES

Attorney General

Republican Candidates: 76 votes cast

Scattering 76

Democratic Candidates: 1,619 votes cast

Tom Miller 1,614
Scattering 5

Reform Candidate: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

Secretary of State

Republican Candidate: 2,487 votes cast

John Gilliland 2,483
Scattering 4

Democratic Candidates: 1,539 votes cast

Chet Culver 961
Ned Miller 576
Scattering 2


Reform Candidate: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

Auditor of State

Republican Candidates: 2,516 votes cast

Richard D. Johnson 2,510
Scattering 6

Democratic Candidates: 83 votes cast

Scattering 83

Reform Candidates: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

Treasurer of State

Republican Candidates: 117 votes cast

Scattering 117

Democratic Candidates: 1,525 votes cast

Michael L. Fitzgerald 1,522
Scattering 3

Reform Candidate: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

Secretary of Agriculture

Republican Candidates: 2,384 votes cast

Merlin Bartz 654
Dan Brown 958
Reg Clause 752
Scattering 20

Democratic Candidates: 1,469 votes cast

Patty Judge 1,462
Scattering 7

Reform Candidate: 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

STATE SENATOR

District No. 1 Republican votes 1,147 votes cast

Kathleen Hoffmann 1,137
Scattering 10

District No. 1 Democratic votes 984 votes cast

Steven D. Hansen 983
Scattering 1

District No. 1 Reform votes 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

District No. 1 Democratic votes 498 votes cast

Wesley Whitead 498

District No. 2 Democratic votes 450 votes cast

Steven Warnstadt 450
Scattering 0

District No. 3 Democratic votes 16 votes cast

Scattering 16

District No. 4 Democratic votes 3 votes cast

Scattering 3

District No. 11 Democratic votes 126 votes cast

Lenee Sinnott 125
Scattering 1

District No. 12 Democratic votes 14 votes cast

Leslie A. Lewis 14
Scattering 0

District No. 1 Republican votes 666 votes cast

Mel Adema 664
Scattering 2



District No. 2 Republican votes 23 votes cast

Scattering 23

District No. 3 Republican votes 859 votes cast

Christopher C. Rants 859
Scattering 1

District No. 4 Republican votes 227 votes cast

Ralph F. Klemme 226
Scattering 1

District No. 11 Republican votes 529 votes cast

David L. Colbert 287
Steve Kettering 66
Kevin Lindsay 175
Scattering 1

District No. 12 Republican votes 85 votes cast

Clarence C. Hoffman 68
Richard R. Knowles 17
Scattering 0

District No. 1 Reform votes 0 votes cast

District No. 2 Reform votes 1 vote cast

Scattering 1

District No. 3 Reform votes 0 votes cast

District No. 4 Reform votes 0 votes cast

District No. 11 Reform votes 0 votes cast

District No. 12 Reform votes 0 votes cast

COUNTY TREASURER

Democratic Candidates 1,442 total votes

James Marshall 1,438
Scattering 4

Republican Candidates 2,822 total votes

Bob Knowler 2,812
Scattering 10

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Democratic Candidates 1,621 total votes

Tom Mullin 1,596
Scattering 25

Republican Candidates 70 total votes

Scattering 70

BOARD OF SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1

Democratic Candidates 1,424 total votes

Douglas L. Walish 1,421
Scattering 3

Republican Candidates 2,680 total votes

Jack Voss 1,796
Trudy Sue Painter 880
Scattering 4

BOARD OF SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 3

Democratic Candidates 1,538 total votes

George W. Boykin 1,525
Scattering 13

Republican Candidates 2,384 total votes

Miles Patton 2,376
Scattering 8

TOWNSHIP OFFICERS

Democratic Candidates

Arlington Clerk *Evelyn Stubbs 1 vote
Arlington Trustee *Steve Thomas 1 vote
No Write-ins
Banner Clerk *Marlene M. Witt 3 votes
Banner Trustee *LeRoy Hoelker 4 votes
Concord Clerk No Write-ins
ConcordTrustee No Write-ins
Concord Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp. No Write-ins
Floyd Clerk *Ava M. Lewon 4 votes
1 Write-in

Floyd Trustee No Write-ins
Grange Clerk 1 Write-in
Grange Trustee 1 Write-in
Grant Clerk 1 Write-in
Grant Trustee *William P. Dicus 2 votes
Kedron Clerk *Bernice Brauninger 8 votes
1 Write-in
Kedron Trustee No Write-ins
Lakeport Clerk 2 Write-ins
Lakeport Trustee *Terry Small 3 votes
Liberty Clerk 3 Write-ins
Liberty Trustee No Write-ins
Liston Clerk No Write-ins
Liston Trustee No Write-ins
Little Sioux Clerk No Write-ins
Little Sioux Trustee No Write-ins
Miller Clerk *Fern I. Koerner 7 votes
Miller Trustee *Fred Koerner 7 votes
1 Write-in
Morgan Clerk No Write-ins
Morgan Trustee 1 Write-in
Morgan Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp. No Write-ins
Moville Clerk *Lois Ralston 6 votes
Moville Trustee *Harry E. Jahn 6 votes
Oto Clerk No Write-ins
Otot Trustee *James R. Pierick 5 votes
Rock Clerk *Dale B. Juelfs 8 votes
Rock Trustee *John Beeson 9 votes
Rutland Clerk No Write-ins
Rutland Trustee No Write-ins
Sloan Clerk No Write-ins
Sloan Trustee 1 Write-in
Sloan Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp. No Write-ins
Union Clerk 1 Write-in
Union Trustee 1 Write-in
Westfork Clerk 2 Write-ins
Westfork Trustee 1 Write-in
Willow Clerk No Write-ins
Willow Trustee No Write-ins
Wolfcreek Clerk *Richard Theobald 2 votes
Wolfcreek Trustee No Write-ins
Wolfcreek Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp. No Write-ins
Woodbury Clerk No Write-ins
Woodbury Trustee No Write-ins





Republican Candidates

Arlington Clerk 2 Write-ins
Arlington Trustee 1 Write-in
Banner Clerk No Write-in
Banner Trustee No Write-in
Concord Clerk *Frances Solomon 30 votes
Concord Trustee 3 Write-ins
Concord Trustee
2 yr. Unexp. *Charles H. Solomon 32 votes
Floyd Clerk No Write-ins
Floyd Trustee *Noel Plummer 26 votes
Grange Clerk *Charles F. Widman 4 votes
Grange Trustee *Roger L. Sulsberger 4 votes
Grant Clerk No Write-ins
Grant Trustee No Write-ins
Kedron Clerk 1 Write-in
Kedron Trustee *Wayne R. Schumann 18 votes
Lakeport Clerk *Robert B. Gay 3 votes
Lakeport Trustee 1 Write-in
Liberty Clerk 1 Write-in
Liberty Trustee *Garry Lines 11 votes
Liston Clerk 2 Write-ins
Liston Trustee *John E. Fick 39 votes
Little Sioux Clerk 1 Write-in
Little Sioux Trustee 3 Write-ins
Miller Clerk No Write-ins
Miller Trustee No Write-ins
Morgan Clerk No Write-ins
Morgan Trustee 3 Write-ins
Morgan Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp. 1 Write-in
Moville Clerk No Write-ins
Moville Trustee No Write-ins
Oto Clerk *Marvin L. Drenkhahn 4 votes
Oto Trustee No Write-ins
Rock Clerk 3 Write-ins
Rock Trustee 3 Write-ins
Rutland Clerk *Wayne Rieckmann 18 votes
Rutland Trustee *Duane Carrington 17 votes
Sloan Clerk *Earl Byers 18 votes
Sloan Trustee 2 Write-ins
Sloan Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp. 2 Write-ins
Union Clerk *Melvin F. Hoppe 29 votes
Union Trustee *Keith E. Goodwin 28 votes
Westfork Clerk *Michael D. Baird 26 votes
Westfork Trustee *Charles Holst 28 votes
Willow Clerk No Write-ins
Willow Trustee 1 Write-in
Wolfcreek Clerk 1 Write-in

Wolfcreek Trustee *Larry Fixsel 19 votes
Wolfcreek Trustee
2 Yr. Unexp 2 Write-ins
Woodbury Clerk No Write-ins
Woodbury Trustee *Horst Zittlau 47 votes

*WILL GO TO THE GENERAL ELECTION

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to accept the results of the Primary Election. Carried 5-0.

The Claims were approved as presented.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Burnight second by Boykin to approve the minutes of the regular Board Minutes of June 2, 1998. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve the minutes of the first Executive Session of June 2, 1998. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Burnight to approve the minutes of the second Executive Session of June 2, 1998 amended to delete Clausen from those in attendance. Carried 4-0. Clausen abstained.

Phil Kratz of DHS, presented a request from Siouxland Human Investment Partnership Executive Board for $20,000 in matching funds for Summer Programming for At Risk Children.

Dr. James Austin of the Sioux City Community School District expressed their support for the request.

Tim Jacobs of the Sioux City Council expressed support for the request.

Dave Amick, Woodbury County Sheriff asked for the Boards support.

Stephen Quirk of Siouxland District Health voiced support.

The Public Hearing and sale of Real Estate Parcel #175590 was held at 10:15 A.M. The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard on said sale.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to close the Public Hearing on the sale of Real Estate Parcel #175590 as there was no one present wishing to be heard on said sale. Carried 5-0.

Chairman called for bids on Real Estate Parcel #175590. William Schulte bid $450.00 plus recording fees.

Motion by Clausen second Boykin by to accept $450.00 bid plus recording fees for Real Estate Parcel #175590. Carried 5-0.







RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA #9082

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board or Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of: William J. Schulte, single person.

in the sum of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY AND NO/100 ($450.00) Dollars for the following described real estate to wit

ALL SOUTH OF NORTH ONE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (N 144) FEET OF LOTS EIGHT (8) AND NINE (9) IN BLOCK ONE (1) OF GALBRAITHS SECOND ADDITION CITY OF SIOUX CITY WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

now and included in and forming a part of the City of SIOUX CITY, Iowa, the same is hereby accepted; said amount being a sum LESS than the amount of the general taxes, interests, costs and penalties against the said real estate.

BE IT RESOLVED that payment is due by close of business on the day of passage of this resolution or this sale is null and void and this resolution shall be rescinded.

BE IT RESOLVED that per Code of Iowa Section 569.8 (3 & 4), a parcel the County holds by tax deed shall not be assessed or taxed until transferred and upon transfer of a parcel so acquired gives the purchaser free title as to previously levied or set taxes. Therefore, the County, Treasurer is requested to abate taxes previously levied or set on this parcel(s).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of the Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute a Quitclaim Deed for the said premises to the said purchaser.

SO DATED this 9th day of JUNE, 1998.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

The Public Hearing and sale of Real Estate Parcel #262455 was held at 10:16 A.M. The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard on said sale.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to close the Public Hearing on the sale of Real Estate Parcel #262455 as there was no one present wishing to be heard on said sale. Carried 5-0.

Chairman called for bids on Real Estate Parcel #262455. William La Bahn bid $326.00 plus recording fees. There were no further bids.

Motion by Batcheller second by Burnight to accept $326.00 bid plus recording fees for Real Estate Parcel #262455. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA #9083

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board or Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of:

Resolution #9083 contd.

WILLIAM W. LA BAHN AND SUE R. LA BAHN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH FULL RIGHTS OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON

in the sum of THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX AND NO/100 ($326.00) Dollars for the following described real estate to wit

LOT FOUR (4) IN BLOCK NINE (9) OF THE HORNICKS 2ND ADDITION, CITY OF SIOUX CITY WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA

now and included in and forming a part of the City of SIOUX CITY, Iowa, the same is hereby accepted; said amount being a sum LESS than the amount of the general taxes, interests, costs and penalties against the said real estate.

BE IT RESOLVED that payment is due by close of business on the day of passage of this resolution or this sale is null and void and this resolution shall be rescinded.

BE IT RESOLVED that per Code of Iowa Section 569.8 (3 & 4), a parcel the County holds by tax deed shall not be assessed or taxed until transferred and upon transfer of a parcel so acquired gives the purchaser free title as to previously levied or set taxes. Therefore, the County, Treasurer is requested to abate taxes previously levied or set on this parcel(s).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of the Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute a Quitclaim Deed for the said premises to the said purchaser.

SO DATED this 9th day of JUNE, 1998.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to set the Public Hearing and Sale of Real Estate Parcel #141375 on June 23, 1998 at 10:15 A.M. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION #9084
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

Parcel #141375

WHEREAS Woodbury County, Iowa is the owner under a tax deed of a certain parcel of real estate described as:

Lot Twelve (12) in Block Two (2) Except North Five (N 5) Feet of the East Terrace Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa )a.k.a North of 9th on West side of Helen)

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa as follows:


Resolution #9084 contd.

1 That a public hearing on the aforesaid proposal shall be held on the 23rd day of June, 1998, at 10:15 oclock a.m. in the meeting room of the Board of Supervisors on the first floor of the Woodbury County Courthouse.

2. That said Board proposes to sell the said parcel of real estate at public auction to be held on the 23rd day of June, 1998, immediately following the closing of the public hearing.

3. That said Board proposes to sell the said parcel of real estate to the highest bidder at or above a total minimum bid of $350.00 plus recording fees.

4. That this resolution, preceded by the caption Notice of Property Sale and except for this subparagraph 4 be published as notice of the aforesaid proposal, hearing and sale.

Dated this 9th day of June, 1998.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Mr. Batcheller excused himself at 10:20 A.M.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to approve an abatement of taxes and interest on Parcels #642825, #642990, and #641987 for the city. Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #9085
RESOLUTION APPROVING ABATEMENT OF TAXES


WHEREAS, the City of Sergeant Bluff is the titleholder of real estate Parcels #642825, #642990 and #641897 located in the City of Pierson, Iowa and legally described as follows:

Parcel #642825
A Triangle East of Highway Being 122.4 feet on North and 226.8 feet on East by 258.9 feet a long Highway Southeast quarter Northeast quarter Section 31, Township 88 and Range 47

Parcel #642990
Southwest quarter, Northwest quarter lying North and East of Railroad Right of Way Except an Irregular Tract Northwest Corner 248.7 feet on South by 192.4 feet on East by 275.2 feet on West Section 32, Township 88, Range 47

Parcel 641897
Except East 67.72 feet of North 202.03 feet South 522.03 feet lying West of Railroad Right of Way Northeast, Northeast Section 31, Township 88, Range 47

WHEREAS, the above-stated property has taxes owing for September 1, 1997 and March 1, 1998, and the parcel is owned by a political subdivision of the state; and



Resolution # 9085 cont.d.

WHEREAS, the political subdivision, namely the City of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa is failing to immediately pay the taxes due; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors sees that good cause exists for the abatement of these taxes; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby abates the taxes owing on the above parcel according to code of Iowa, 445,63, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to abate these aforementioned taxes from the tax records.

SO RESOLVED this 9th day of June, 1998

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to approve a tax suspension for M.A.D. and authorize the Chairman to sign a resolution for the suspension. Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #9086

RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Mary A. Dawdy, as joint titleholder of real estate located at 2016 S. Lemon Street, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:

Parcel #204285

Lot 21 Blk 20 Hedges Morningside Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

WHEREAS, Mary A. Dawdy as joint titleholder of the aforementioned property has petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 1997 Iowa Code section 427.9 and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes from documents provided that the petitioner is unable to provide to the public revenue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 9th day of June, 1998.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of James D. OKane, Juvenile Intake, effective 7/1/98. Copy filed.




The Board approved the reclassification of Rosa D. Johansen, Payroll Clerk, County Auditor/Recorder, @$8.81/hr., effective 6/1/98, Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 4, Step 1 to Grade 4 to Step 2. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Janet L. Trimpe, Clerk II MV, County Treasurer, @$9.34/hr., effective 6/2/98, Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grad 4.5, Step 2 to Grade 4.5, Step 3. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Roxanne Hamann, Clerk II Anthon, County Treasurer,@$9.65/hr., effective 6/13/98, Per AFSCME Courthouse contract agreement, from Grad 4, Step 3 to Grade 4, Step 4. Copy filed.

Motion Burnight second by Boykin to approve the reinstatement of vacation hours for two employees in the recorders office. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to adjourn to move into a Drainage Ditch Meeting of the Orton Slough. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Burnight that John Lord instead of John Hollenbeck be appointed to the Commission to reclassify. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Burnight second by Boykin to adjourn the Orton Slough Drainage Ditch meeting. Carried 4-0.

Meeting called back to order.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to authorize the Chairman to sign a certificate of completion for Project L-EWP(22),(23),(24)73-97. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Burnight second by Clausen to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement with Anthon-Oto School District to use Secondary Roads Equipment. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement with City of Hornick to use Secondary Roads Equipment. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to approve the dust control recommendation for Buchanan Ave. for a trail period. Carried 3-0. Clausen abstained.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve the dust control recommendation for Warrior Road if Sergeant Bluff agrees to pay half. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Burnight to reappoint Lloyd Henderson to the Commission of Veteran Affairs. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to set a Public Hearing for Budget Amendment #1 to FY 1998-99, for July 1, 1998 at 9:00 A.M. Carried 4-0.

Motion by Burnight second by Clausen to approve the grant application for the COPS MORE 98 Grant Application. Carried 4-0.



Motion by Burnight second by Boykin to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(C) Carried 4-0 on roll call vote.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to go out of Executive Session. Carried 4-0 on roll call vote.

The Board adjourned the meeting until June 16, 1998.

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