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Meeting April 23, 2013

APRIL 23, 2013 — SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Monson, Smith and Boykin; Tripp was absent.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Dennis Butler, Finance/Operations Controller, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The Claims were approved as presented.  Copy filed.

The meeting was called to order.

Motion by Smith second by Monson to approve the minutes of the 4/16/2013 Board meeting.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the separation of Paula Bonham, Clerk II, Auditor/Recorder Dept., effective 04/11/2013.  Separation.; the appointment of Blake Stahlecker, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 4/29/13, $16.56/hour.  Job vacancy posted 2-20-13.  Entry Salary:  $16.56/hour.; and the separation of Robert Marqusee, Director, Rural Economic Development Dept., effective 5/1/13.  Resignation.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Boykin to approve and receive for signatures, a Resolution thanking and commending Paula Bonham for her years of service to Woodbury County.  Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO #11,030
A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING
PAULA BONHAM
FOR HER SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Paula Bonham has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Recorder’s Office   for 20 years from May 24, 1993 to April 11, 2013; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Paula Bonham as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by her dedication to the best interests of the citizens of Woodbury County; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA that the undersigned members of this Board thanks and commends Paula Bonham  for her years of service to Woodbury County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the wish of all those signing below that the future hold only the best for this very deserving person, Paula Bonham.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 23rd day of April, 2013.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to lift the suspension of taxes for Wayne Sorgdrager, 1518 W. 30th St., Sioux City, Parcel #894717358001.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to receive as submitted, the Recorder’s Report of Fees Collected for the period 01/01/13 through 03/31/13.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution adopting and levying a special assessment in the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District of Monona, Woodbury, and Harrison Counties.  Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #11,031
RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT
IN THE LITTLE SIOUX INTER-COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT
  
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District, in session on the 4th day of April, 2013, requested that the Board of Supervisors levy a special assessment of Sixty-five (65%) Percent of the Original Assessment on all tracts of land, lots, public roads, and railroads in the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District to procure funds from which to pay the costs and expenses of repair and maintenance incurred.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Joint Board of Supervisors of Monona, Woodbury and Harrison Counties, Iowa, acting as a Drainage Board for the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District, that there be and is hereby levied upon all tracts of land, lots, public roads, and railroads in the Little Sioux Inter-County Drainage District of Monona, Woodbury and Harrison Counties, Iowa, a special assessment in the amount of Sixty-five (65%) Percent of the Original Assessment, and the Auditors of Monona, Woodbury and Harrison Counties, Iowa, be directed and ordered to spread such levy upon said lands, to be collected under §468.55 in semi-annual installments in the same manner as general property taxes are collected pursuant to §445.36 in the year 2013-2014.

PASSED and APPROVED this 23rd day of April, 2013
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution adopting and levying a special assessment in the McCandless Inter-County Drainage District of Monona and Woodbury Counties.  Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #11,032
RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT
IN THE MCCANDLESS INTER-COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the McCandless Inter-County Drainage District, in session on the 25th day of February, 2013, requested that the Board of Supervisors levy a special assessment of Eighty Percent (80%) of the Original Assessment on all tracts of land, lots, public roads, and railroads in the McCandless Inter-County Drainage District to procure funds from which to pay the costs and expenses of repair and maintenance incurred.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Joint Board of Supervisors of Monona and Woodbury Counties, Iowa, acting as a Drainage Board for the McCandless Inter-County Drainage District, that there be and is hereby levied upon all tracts of land, lots, public roads, and railroads in the McCandless Inter-County Drainage District of Monona and Woodbury Counties, Iowa, a special assessment in the amount of Eighty percent (80%) of the Original Assessment, and the Auditors of Monona and Woodbury Counties, Iowa, be directed and ordered to spread such levy upon said lands, to be collected under §468.55 in semi-annual installments in the same manner as general property taxes are collected pursuant to §445.36 in the year 2013-2014.

PASSED and APPROVED this 23rd day of April, 2013
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution adopting and levying a special assessment in the Sandhill-Lakeport Drainage District of Monona and Woodbury Counties.  Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #11,033
RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT
IN THE SANDHILL-LAKEPORT DRAINAGE DISTRICT
 
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Sandhill-Lakeport Inter-County Drainage District, in session on the 11th day of March, 2013, requested that the Board of Supervisors levy a special assessment of Fifty Percent (50%) of the Original Assessment on all tracts of land, lots, public roads, and railroads in the Sandhill-Lakeport Inter-County Drainage District to procure funds from which to pay the costs and expenses of repair and maintenance incurred.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Joint Board of Supervisors of Monona and Woodbury Counties, Iowa, acting as a Drainage Board for the Sandhill-Lakeport Inter-County Drainage District, that there be and is hereby levied upon all tracts of land, lots, public roads, and railroads in the Sandhill-Lakeport Inter-County Drainage District of Monona and Woodbury Counties, Iowa, a special assessment in the amount of Fifty Percent (50%) of the Original Assessment, and the Auditors of Monona and Woodbury Counties, Iowa, be directed and ordered to spread such levy upon said lands, to be collected under §468.55 in semi-annual installments in the same manner as general property taxes are collected pursuant to §445.36 in the year 2013-2014.

PASSED and APPROVED this 23rdh day of April, 2013
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the contract language for Law enforcement Services with the Municipalities.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution establishing the 2013 County weed destruction program, per recommendation of the County Engineer.  Carried 4-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO. 11,034
WEED DESTRUCTION ORDER

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of each of Iowa County’s Board of Supervisors to enforce the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa as amended with regard to the destruction of weeds, and

WHEREAS, under Chapter 317 of the Code of Iowa as amended each county Board of Supervisors must prescribe and order a program of weed destruction to be followed by landowners, tenants, and other persons in possession or control of land, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors that a program of weed destruction for the year 2013 is necessary,

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa that each landowner, tenant or other person in possession or control of private land shall on or before the dates stated below, destroy the below-listed noxious weeds on their land by spraying them with a suitable herbicide in a strength sufficient to kill such weeds.

1. May 20, 2013 - for musk, thistle, sow thistle, bull thistle, leafy spurge, perennial pepper grass, sour dock perennial, smooth dock perennial, and sheep sorrel perennial.

2. June 3, 2013 - for Canada thistle, Russian knapweed, buckhorn perennial, wild mustard annual, horse nettle, and teasel biennial.

3. June 10, 2013 - for field bindweed, wild carrot biennial, and quack grass.

4. June 17, 2013 - for butterprint annual, puncture vine annual, and cocklebur annual.

5. July 8, 2013 - for wild sunflower annual and poison hemlock.

6. October 7, 2013 - all thistles in the rosette stage.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND ORDERED that all weeds on county trunk and local roads and between the fence lines of such roads, whether they be noxious weeds or other weeds, shall be cut or otherwise destroyed, to prevent seed production, by the owner of the land adjoining the road on or before June 18, 2013.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that weeds that are not destroyed in compliance with the above order may be destroyed by the Weed Commissioner, and the costs of destruction by the Weed Commissioner, including the cost of serving notice, plus a penalty of twenty-five percent of total costs shall be assessed against the property upon which the weeds were destroyed, in the case of private lands, or against the adjoining land, in the case of weeds on county roads.  Landowners are to contact Weed Commissioner and notify him if there are areas that should not be sprayed with herbicides.

SO RESOLVED this 23rd day of April, 2013
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Permit to Work in the County Right of Way for Woodbury County REC to install an Underground Electrical Line in Grange Township, per recommendation of County Engineer Mark Nahra.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Permit to Work in the County Right of Way for Woodbury County REC to install an Underground Electrical Line in Moville and Wolf Creek Townships, per recommendation of County Engineer Mark Nahra.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.
 
The Chairperson asked if there were any individuals or groups wishing to make a presentation of items not on the agenda, or Supervisors concerns.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until April 30, 2013.

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