Meeting - March 14, 2000
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 9:00 A.M. Board members present were Boykin, Clausen, Batcheller and Walish. Welte was absent. Staff members present were Nancy Hodge, Board Administrative Coordinator, Victoria L. Ritz, Deputy, in the absence of Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board, and John Rusch, Board Legal Counsel.
The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.
Meeting called to order.
There was an open discussion period held by the Board.
Motion by Walish second by Batcheller to approve the regular Board Minutes of March 7, 2000 as submitted. Carried 3-0. Clausen abstained.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to approve and authorize Chairman to sign a Class C Liquor License and Sunday Sales Privilege and Outdoor Service Permit for Douglas A. Mahrt, Anthon Golf Club Inc., 2236 Hwy 31, Anthon, IA. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to approve the submission of a Save Americas Treasures Grant Application to U.S. Department of Internal for Courthouse restoration purposes. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to refer the Dutch Creek Subdivision request from Winkel & Sons to the Zoning Commissioner. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Clausen second by Walish to refer the rezoning request from Cheryl Bryan from General Commercial to Light Industrial-Planned Development to the Zoning Commissioner. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
The Board approved the reclassification of Letitia A. Ford, Secretary, Secondary Roads Dept., @$12.81/hr., effective 3-21-00 per AFSCME Court House Contract agreement, from Grade 5, Step 5 to Grade 5, Step 6. Copy filed.
The Board approved the separation of Steven P. Upton, F/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention.
The Board approved the reclassification of Thomas M. Gill, Deputy Sheriff, County Sheriffs Dept.,
@$16.33/hr., effective 3-7-00 per Civil Service Rules & Regulations, from Class 3 to Class 2. Copy filed.
Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the authorization to initiate hiring process for In-House Posting: F/T Male Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention, AFSCME J.D.: Current Wage. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
The Board tabled the Overtime and Compensatory Time Policy, Safety Program Policy, Family Medical Leave Act Policy and the Voluntary Sick Leave Donation Policy for three weeks to enable the Election Officials and Department Heads to review these policies.
Bid letting was held at 10:20 A.M. for One (1) 4 Wheel Drive 4 Door Utility Vehicle.
The following bids were received (net price):
Full Size Standard Size
Knoepfler Chevrolet $21,908.00 $14,383.00
Charlie Zook Motors None $17,985.00
Barry Motor $20,293.80 $14,969.00
Team Ford $21,465.00 $15,793.00
Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to receive the bids for One (1) 4 Wheel Drive 4 Door Utility Vehicle and refer them to the County Engineer for recommendation and explanation of the trade-in. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to authorize the Chairman to sign a Utility Accommodation Permit submitted by Corrosion Consulting Inc. per recommendation of County Engineer. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
The Board reviewed the first draft of Five (5) Year Construction Program per recommendation of the County Engineer. It was the consensus of the Board to review this information and schedule on the agenda in two weeks.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to approve the request from the Orpheum Theatre Preservation Project for Woodbury County to be the issuer of Revenue Bonds for restoration of the Orpheum Theatre in the amount of $4,000.000. Carried 4-0.
The Public Hearing for FY 2000-2001 Woodbury County Budget was held at 10:30 A.M.
The Board asked if there was anyone to be heard in regard to the 2000-2001 Woodbury County Budget.
Dean Neal, Deputy for the Auditor/Recorder, spoke in behalf of the elected officials deputies requesting that the Board reconsider the recommendation of the compensation board for the elected officials wage increase due to the fact the money was in the budget after the 5% cuts.
The Board denied the request due to not wanting to accept a wage increase for the Supervisors and stated that it only effects the other elected officials and their deputies who are at the full percentage.
The Board discussed the memos from the Sheriff and Treasurer regarding salary adjustments for 1 eligible Sheriffs Deputy and 5 eligible Treasurers Deputies and reported that these need to go through personnel action in Human Resources.
Motion by Clausen second by Walish to reduce the budget by $27,626.00 for the elected officials and deputies wages. Carried 4-0.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to remove $166,253.00 from 002-5202-452-3655 Juvenile Court Services and add $166,253.00 to 002-5204-452-3655 Board of Supervisors Purchase Services. Carried 4-0.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to close the public hearing. Carried 4-0.
Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to adopt the FY 2000-2001 Woodbury County Budget. Carried
The Board discussed the request from the City of Sioux City to acquire real estate Parcels #248850 and #248940 on Pavonia Street. Consensus of the Board was to table this request until next week
Motion by Clausen second by Walish to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution No.9266 setting a public hearing for sale of real estate Parcel #181335. Carried 4-0.
RESOLUTION # 9266
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE
WHEREAS Woodbury County, Iowa was the owner under a tax deed of a certain parcel of real estate described as:
Lot Seven (7) Block Six (6) Gaughrans 2nd Addition to Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
(a.k.a 214 Cecelia)
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa as follows:
1. That a public hearing on the aforesaid proposal shall be held on
the 28tn day of March, 2000, at 10:15 o'clock a.m. in the meeting
room of the Board of Supervisors on the first floor of the Woodbury
2. That said Board proposes to sell the said parcel of real estate at a
public auction to be held on the 28th day of March, 2000, immediately
following the closing of the public hearing.
3. That said Board proposes to sell the said real estate to the highest
bidder at or above a total minimum bid of $683.00 plus recording
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 14th day of March, 2000.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board discussed the space usage of former Motor Vehicle Dept. and disposal of equipment/furniture no longer required for usage. Mark Elgert, Building Superintendent, was designated to dispose of the furniture and equipment then have the architect look at the structure and make recommendations for meeting space.
Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to allow FiberComm to install fiber optic cable in the basement of the County Courthouse. Carried 4-0. Copy filed.
Bob Batcheller excused himself from the meeting.
The Board took a 10-minute recess.
Motion by Walish second by Clausen to go into Executive Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(l)(j) on a real estate issue. Carried 3-0 by roll call vote.
Motion by Walish second by Clausen to go out of Executive Session. Carried 3-0 by roll call vote.
Motion by Clausen second by Walish to approve the recommendation made in Executive Session. Carried
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until March 21, 2000.