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Meeting April 8, 2014

APRIL 8, 2014 — FIFTHTEENTH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Monson, Tripp, Smith, and Boykin.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrator, Dennis Butler, Finance/Operations Controller, Joshua Widman, Assistant County Attorney, and Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board.

The meeting was called to order.  

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve the minutes of the 04/01/2014 Board meeting.  Carried 4-0; Smith abstained.  Copy filed.  

Motion by Tripp second by Clausen to approve the county’s claims totaling $575,273.22.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve the separation of James Vaughn, Temporary Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 04/04/14. End of Temporary Work.; the appointment of Andrew Britton, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 04/09/14, $16.85/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 1-8-14.  Entry Level Salary:  $16.85/hour.; the appointment of Georgeann Pettigrew, Clerk II, Building Services Dept., effective 04/09/14, $14.67/hour.  Job Vacancy Posted 3-5-14.  Entry Level Salary:  $14.67/hour.; the separation of Melinda Ruden, Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., effective 04/10/14.  Resignation.;  and the reclassification of Heather Satterwhite, Executive Secretary/Public Bidder, Board Administration Dept., effective 04/21/14, $21.89/hour, 9%=$1.81/hour. Per Wage Plan comparability with AFSCME Courthouse Contract, from Grade 5/Step 4 to Grade 5/Step 5.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign an “Authorization to Initiate Hiring Process” for Civilian Jailer, County Sheriff Dept., CWA Civilian Officers Contract:  $16.85/hour.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve the appointment of Shauna LaFleur, 1321 Fox Ridge Trail, Sioux City, IA to the Siouxland District Health Board.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve the transfer of two printers from Homeland Security to the Sheriff’s Office at Prairie Hills.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Clausen to approve the County Auditor’s request for storage space for voting machine equipment located in the basement of the Courthouse as of July 1, 2014.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve allocating $40,965.12 for Voting Equipment to be funded from cash reserves.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to receive the County Auditor’s Quarterly Report for Quarter ending 01-01-14 to 03-31-14.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve the 2013 Business Property Tax Credits Approved by the City Assessor.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve the 2013 Business Property Tax Credits Disallowed by the City Assessor.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve the 2013 Business Property Tax Credits Approved by the County Assessor.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Clausen to approve the 2013 Business Property Tax Credits Disallowed by the County Assessor.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign the Final Payment Voucher BROS-CO97(102)—5F-97.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign Hungry Canyons Agreement for Construction of a Drop Inlet on Project N-91.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a permit for use of County Road/Highway Right-of-Way for overhead and/or buried utilities accommodation for CenturyLink for New Communication Cable on County Roads intersecting Hwy 20 four lane widening project.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a contract and easement for Right of Way from MidAmerican Energy for CF Drive Grading Project.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a contract for FY 2014 Corrugated Metal Pipe Culverts, CP-2014.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve the Plan to Further Design/Redesign of Allison Ave. and 225th Roads to CF Industries.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Clausen second by Tripp to approve the funding for Provider Improvement requests.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Smith to approve a request of $10,000 for the Remembering Flight 232 25 Years Later Program to be funded with Riverboat Funds.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Opening of bids for Starcom Multi Service Platform.

The bids are as follows:

Calhoun Communications Inc.,  Sioux City, IA $520,874.75

Light River Technologies, Concord, CA  $596,941.29

Electronic Engineering, Sioux City, IA  $943,725.00

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to receive the bids the Starcom Multi-Service Platform and refer them for review and recommendation.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve the recommendations of the Courthouse Security Committee.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Master Planning and Preliminary Engineering Agreement for Professional Services for Comprehensive Plan for the County.  Carried 5-0.  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.

An applicant for a position within the County requested an interview be conducted in executive session. 

Motion by Clausen second by Monson to go into closed session for interview for Human Resources Director’s Position per Iowa Code 21.5(i).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to go out of closed session per Iowa Code 21.5(i).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until April 15, 2014.

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