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Meeting - August 25, 1998

AUGUST 25, 1998 EIGHTH MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, August 25, 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, and Ann Long, Board Legal Counsel.

The Claims were approved as presented.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Burnight second by Boykin to approve the Regular Board Minutes of August 18, 1998 as submitted. Carried 5-0.

The Board approved the reclassification of Wendi L. Hess, Cashier - M.V., County Treasurer, @$11.58/hr., effective 9/03/98. Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 6, Step 2 to Grade 6, Step 3. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Suzanne M. Houdeshell, Clerk II M.V., County Treasurer, @$9.21/hr., effective 9/11/98. Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 4.5, Step 1 to Grade 4.5, Step 2. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Evelyn J. Thompson, Real Estate Clerk II, County Auditor/Recorder, @$9.07/hr., effective 9/10/98. Per AFSCME Courthouse Contract agreement, from Grade 4, Step 1 To Grade 4, Step 2. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Rachelle A. Martin, Payroll Clerk II, County Auditor/Recorder, @$8.63/hr., effective 8/26/98. Job vacancy posted: 7/22/98. Entry level salary : $8.63/hr.

The County Employee Picnic Committee reported on the picnic that came in under budget. Consensus was to allow the committee to purchase a Thank You ad.

The Public Hearing and sale of Real Estate Parcel #176445 was held at 10:15 A.M. The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard on said sale.

Motion by Burnight second by Boykin to close the Public Hearing on the sale of Real Estate Parcel #176445 @ 1522 Dale Street as there was no one present wishing to be heard on said sale. Carried 5-0.

Chairman called for bids on Real Estate Parcel #176445. Danny Robinson bid $540.00 plus recording fees. There were no further bids.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to accept Danny Robinsons $540.00 bid plus recording fees for Real Estate Parcel #176445.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVIORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA #9101

BE IS RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of: DANNY ROBINSON SINGLE PERSON


in the sum of FIVE HUNDRED FORTY & NO/100 ($540.00) Dollars for the following described real estate to wit:

ALL SOUTH OF NORTH SIXTY-NINE FEET (N 69) NORTH OF SOUTH FORTY-FOUR FEET
(S 44) OF LOT NINE (9) IN BLOCK FOUR (4) OF GALBRAITHS 2ND ADDITION, CITY OF SIOUX CITY

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 25TH day of AUGUST, 1998.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to hire an appraiser to appraise the County farms value and to allow the Chairman to oversee this activity. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to authorize the Chairman to sign a Utility Accommodation Permit submitted by MidAmerican Energy Company. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Burnight second by Boykin to authorize the Chairman to sign an Universal Payment Voucher to reimburse Iowa DOT. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to authorize the Chairman to sign an agreement for engineering services with HGM Associates, Inc., Omaha, NE. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Burnight to approve the recommendation of the County Engineer to accept the quote of McKlveen & Sons Inc., Prairie City, Iowa in the amount of $13,369.44 to furnish sign posts. Carried 5-0.

Discussion of a berm at the property of John Christofferson was moved to later in the meeting on the advice of the board legal counsel because of possible litigation.

There was discussion about customer service training. The consensus was to continue to follow up on this type of training and to discuss budgeting for this item. Carried 5-0.



Motion by Batcheller second by Boykin to place the official county logo on all county vehicles excluding the Sheriffs vehicles and does not allow the use of magnetic vehicles. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to accept bids for the replacement of the roof at the old County Home. Carried 5-0.

There was discussion on acquiring the service of an industrial/environmental engineer to investigate and advise on how to control the odor problem at the Law Enforcement Center.

Motion by Clausen second by Burnight to seek bids for the installation of conduit and wiring for eight (8) brick plyons on the exterior sidewalks. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to approve an interim payment of $10,000 for the Jeannes Jewel Contract. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to allow the Grants Monitor to apply for a Historic Site Preservation Grant Program to restore the eighth floor and other projects. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to purchase two original light fixtures from the courthouse for $125.00 from a citizen. Carried 5-0.

There was a discussion of financing the Siouxland District Health and other capital improvement projects new building proposal.

There was a discussion of possible year 2000 problems. There was discussion of a Project Manager to coordinate activities. The consensus was to ask the Human Resources Director to bring a job description to the Board.

Bridget Hayes of Juvenile Court Services updated the Board on the Governors Alliance of Substance Abuse Grant.

Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to authorize the Chairman to sign a memorandum of understanding for the Governors Alliance of Substance Abuse Grant subject to review by Legal Counsel. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (1)(c). Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

Motion by Boykin second by Clausen to go out of Executive Session. Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5 (c) to discuss possible litigation. Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

Motion by Boykin second by Burnight to go out of Executive Session. Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

The Boards Legal Counsel discussed with the Board the process needed to participate in the SHIP Grant Program.

The Board adjourned the meeting until September 1, 1998.

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