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Meeting - May 22, 2001

MAY 22, 2001FORTY-FIFTH MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, May 22, 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.

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

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

Motion by Walish second by Clausen to direct the Building Services Director to contact a H.V.A.C. engineering firm and caulking contractor to deal with an odor problem in the Law Enforcement Center. Carried 5-0.

Victoria Ritz, Deputy Commissioner of Elections, presented the Canvass to the Board for the City of Sergeant Bluff Special Election and reported there were five special challenged ballots of which four were accepted and added to tally. There were no after election absentee ballots.

Motion by Clausen second by Batcheller to accept the Official Canvass results of the City of Sergeant Bluff Special Election held on May 15, 2001 as follows: Carried 5-0.

For Question A Shall the following Public Measure Be Adopted:

Shall the City of Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury County, Iowa enter into a loan agreement and issue its bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $1,300,000 for the purpose of constructing a swimming pool?

There Five Hundred Ninety-Four (594) votes cast, as follows:

FOR the question there were Three Hundred Sixty-Four (364) votes cast.
AGAINST the question there were Two Hundred Thirty (230) votes cast.

We therefore declare the public measure Question A to be adopted.

The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

Meeting called to order.

Motion by Walish second by Welte to approve the Board minutes of May 15, 2001 as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Welte to approve the minutes of the first Executive Session of May 15, 2001
as submitted. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Walish second by Batcheller to approve the minutes of the second Executive Session of May 15, 2001 as submitted. Carried 5-0.

The Board approved the appointment of Valerie A. Hunter, Temporary Engineering Aide, Secondary Roads Dept., @$8.50/hr., effective 5-21-01. Job Vacancy Posted: 3-07-01 Not to exceed 120 days. Salary Range: $7.50-$11.00/hr., based on experience with Woodbury County. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Cole J. Dixon, Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., @$7.50/hr., effective 5-21-01. Job Vacancy Posted: 3-07-01 Not to exceed 120 days. Salary Range: $7.50-$8.50/hr., based on experience with Woodbury County. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Phil G. Hane, Jr., Temporary Summer Laborer, Secondary Roads Dept., @$8.00/hr., effective 5-23-01. Job Vacancy Posted: 3-07-01 Not to exceed 120 days. Salary Range: $7.50-$8.50/hr., based on experience with Woodbury County. Copy filed.

The Board approved the transfer of Catherine J. Derochie, Manager of Administrative Services, County Attorneys Dept., @$35,000/yr., effective 5-23-01. Job Vacancy Posted: 4-11-01. Entry Level Salary: $35,000/yr. Transfer from AFSCME Cthouse., Grade 6 to Wage Plan. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Lori A. Morgan, Payroll Clerk, County Auditor/Recorders Dept., @$10.65/hr., effective 5-29-01. Job Vacancy Posted: 4-11-01. Salary Range: $9.24-$12.10/hr. Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the authorization to initiate hiring process for a Legal Secretary III, County Attorneys Dept. AFSCME Cthouse./Grade 6, Step 1: $11.47/hr. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed self-insured dental insurance versus fully insured dental insurance plan with J.D. Pellersels, Human Resource Director.

Motion by Welte second by Walish to approve self-insured dental insurance plan. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed the county farm.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to call the current lease for the county farm into default. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to lease the county farm property to Leo Jochum for the second highest bid that was offered less $3,012.00 that was paid to Kevin Schmidt as a farm payment by the federal government. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to accept the bid of Swaney Equipment Co., Sioux City, for a total price of $258,650.00 for two motor graders per recommendation of the county engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to authorize the Chairman to sign Adopt-A-Highway application submitted by River City Anglers per recommendation of the county engineer. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to receive and approve plans for Project LP-00(1)73-97. Carried 4-0. Clausen abstained. Copy filed.

Motion by Walish second by Clausen to receive recommendations from the county engineer for dust control for summer 2001. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Bid letting was held at 10:20 A.M. for maintenance culvert pipe.

Bids were opened as follows:
Johnston-Fargo Culvert Inc., St. Paul, MN $86,591.60
Northern Iowa Const. Prod., Cedar Falls, IA $74,625.65
Metal Culverts Inc., Jefferson City, MO $74,727.86

There were no further bids.

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

There was no discussion of House File 715, State elimination of taxes on refrigeration equipment.

The public hearing on Budget Amendment #2 for FY 2000-2001 was held at 10:30 A.M.

Motion by Batcheller second by Clausen to close the public hearing. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to accept FY 2000-2001 Budget Amendment #2. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed improvements to Elk Creek Road, Glen Ellen Road, Ridge Road and 190th Street with Richard Storm, County Engineer.

Gary Winters, 2037 Glen Ellen Road, Elaine Knudson, 2087 Glen Ellen Road, Larry Gordon, 1982 Elk Creek Road, Keith Tjeerdsma, 111 Carter Road, Gene and Phyllis Cook, 1994 Elk Creek Road and Floyd Baber, 106 Carter Road provided input to the Board on the discussed improvements.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to approve the Iowa Retail Cigarette Permit Application for Salix Grocery, 1556 275th St., Salix, IA. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to approve the Iowa Retail Cigarette Permit Application for Shop-N-Go, 1863 Hwy 141, Sloan, IA. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

The Board discussed with Mark Olsen, Director of Woodbury County Juvenile Detention Center, Centralized Intake Department beeper pay.

Motion by Welte second by Clausen to refer this issue to the Human Resources Department. Carried 5-0.

The Board received an update on county employee/family picnic from David Benson, committee member.

John Rusch and Leesa McNeil discussed funding for Judicial Hospital Referee with the Board.

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

Daniel Kaplan addressed the Board about assessment of refrigeration equipment.

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

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

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until May 29, 2001.

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