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Meeting - May 15, 2001

MAY 15, 2001FORTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. Board members present were Boykin, Clausen, Batcheller, Walish and Welte. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, 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.

Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to approve the Board minutes of May 8, 2001 as submitted. Carried 3-0, Clausen and Boykin abstained.

The Board approved the appointment of James J. Wingert, Temporary Engineering Aide, Secondary Roads Dept., @$7.50/hr., effective 5-14-01. Job Vacancy Posted: 3-07-01. Salary Range: $7.50-$11.00/hr. based on education and experience. Copy filed.

The Board approved the end of probation of Dianna L. Chase, Jail Nurse, County Sheriffs Dept., @$30,434/yr., effective 5-20-01. End of Probation Salary Increase. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Lorie G. Jepsen, Part-time Secretary, Disaster Services Dept., @$10.16/hr., effective 5-22-01. Per Wage Plan Comparability with AFSCME Cthouse. Contract agreement, from Grd. 4, Step 2 to Grd. 4, Step 3. Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to receive the appointment of Stan Todd for the office of Township Trustee in Rock Township until the next general election and Jason Meins for the office of Township Trustee in Rock Township until the next general election. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Walish second by Batcheller to receive the appointment of Wilson J. Huitink for the office Township Clerk in Sloan Township until the next general election. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to receive the County Sheriffs Civil Division Third Quarter and Year-to-Date Report. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed funding for Judicial Hospital Referee with John Rusch, Assistant County Attorney.

The Board discussed the Wetlands Mitigation Agreement with John Rusch.

Motion by Walish second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Wetlands Mitigation Agreement. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve the request of the Lawton-Bronson Summer League to set up a stand for Ragbrai on County property. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Welte second by Walish to authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution No. 9493 to set a Public Hearing for the sale of Real Estate Parcel #901250 on May 29, 2001 at 10:15 A.M. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 9493
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

Parcels #901250

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

VIKING VILLAGE 9TH LOT 22

NOW THEREFORE,

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 29th Day of May, at 10:15 o'clock 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 a
public auction to be held on the 29th Day of May, 2001, 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 $ 2,027.00 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 15th Day of May, 2001.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution No. 9494 to set a Public Hearing for the sale of Real Estate Parcel #230910 on May 29, 2001 at 10:16 A.M. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION # 9494
NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE

Parcels #230910

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

LOT 15 & LOT 16 EX TRI IN NLY PART BEING 43 FT ON NLY LINE & LOT 17 EX IRREG TCT BEING 7U0 FT ON W IN NLY PAT BLK 19

NOW THEREFORE,

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 29th Day of May, at 10:16 o'clock 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 a
public auction to be held on the 29th Day of May, 2001, 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 $ 370.00 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 15th Day of May, 2001.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Copy filed.

The Public Hearing and sale of Real Estate Parcel #036750 also known as 916 Jones St., Sioux City, IA, was held at 10:15 A.M. The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard on said sale.

Motion by Clausen second by Welte to close the Public Hearing on the sale of Real Estate Parcel #036750, as there was no one present wishing to be heard on said sale. Carried 5-0.

Chairman called for bids on Real Estate Parcel #036750. John Rusch, acting as an agent for James W. Jones, Jr., bid $239.00 plus recording fees. There were no further bids.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to accept James W. Jones, Jr.s bid for $239.00 plus recording fees for Real Estate Parcel #036750. Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA:
RESOLUTION # 9495

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

By James W. Jones Jr., Sioux City, Iowa in the sum of $ 239.00 (Two-Hundred and Thirty-Nine Dollars)

for the following described real estate, To Wit:

SOUTH HALF (S ) LOT TWO (2) BLOCK 121 NORTH EIGHTEEN (N 18) FEET LOT THREE (3) BLOCK 121 SIOUX CITY EAST ADDITION

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 any taxes previously levied or set on this parcel(s).
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of this Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute a Quit Claim Deed for the said premises to the said purchaser.
SO DATED this 15TH day of May 2001.
Woodbury County Board of Supervisors
Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to authorize the Chairman to sign Utility Accommodation Permit submitted by Qwest, Omaha, Nebraska, per recommendation of the county engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed the Secondary Roads Maintenance Facility at Anthon with Richard Storm, County Engineer.

Bid letting for two (2) Motor Graders was held at 10:20 A.M. Bids were opened as follows:

Ziegler Cat. $303,555.00
Road Machinery & Supplies Co. $294,200.00
Swaney Equpment Co. $258,650.00

There were no further bids.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to receive the bids and submit to the county engineer for review and recommendation. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to authorize the Chairman to sign a letter of support for Health Care for the Homeless Grant. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed a funding request, submitted by Ann Brodersen of Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, to comply with a grant application.

Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to authorize the Chairman to sign a letter rejecting a funding request for an aftercare worker for juveniles returning from the Boys State Training School in Eldora. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Fran Sadden of Siouxland District Health discussed the Iowa Department of Public Health Division Community Services Grant.

Bridget Hayes of Juvenile Court Services discussed with the Board the Toledo DHS budget amendment for FY 01 and FY 02.

The Board discussed Drug Court Implemention Grant matching funds.

Motion by Welte second by Walish to approve expending up to $11,727.66 for Drug Court Implementation Grant Matching Funds. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed Grant Monitoring Policy/Procedure.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve a Grant Monitoring Policy/Procedure as submitted to replace previous policy. Carried 4-1, Clausen opposed. Copy filed.

The Board held a discussion to establish a Temporary County Redistricting Commission in the County.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to establish a three member Temporary County Redistricting Commission. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board indicated that the majority members will certify that Larry Clausen and George Boykin are the majority appointees and the minority member will certify that G. R. Batcheller will be the minority appointee.

Motion by Walish second by Batcheller that there will be no per diem expenses paid for the Temporary County Redistricting Commission. Carried 5-0.

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

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

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to go out of Executive Session #1. Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

Motion by Clausen second by Walish to follow the advice of the Attorney in the previous executive session. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Welte second by Walish to go into Executive Session #2 per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(j). Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to go out of Executive Session #2. Carried 5-0 on roll call vote.

Executive Session #3 per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(j) was postponed.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until May 22, 2001.

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