Meeting - August 10, 1999
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 9:00 A.M. Board members present were Batcheller, Boykin, Clausen, Walish, and Welte. Staff members present were Nancy Hodge, Board Administrative Coordinator, Patrick F. Gill, Clerk to the Board, and John Rusch, Board Legal Counsel.
The Claims were approved as presented.
Meeting called to order.
There was an open discussion period held by the Board.
Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to approve the regular Board Minutes of August 3, 1999 as submitted. Carried 5-0.
Motion by Walish second by Boykin to amend the minutes of the July 13, 1999 regular board meeting to reflect lifting a tax suspension for M. H. rather than approving the suspension. Carried 5-0.
The Board approved the reclassification of Jill R. Pitsenbarger, Assistant County Attorney, @$45,561/yr., effective 8/16/99. Per AFSCME Assistant County Attorney Contract agreement, from Step 6 to Step 7. Copy filed.
The Board approved the reclassification of Sheryl K. Skaff, County Security Officer, County Sheriff, @$13.34/hr., effective 8/23/99. Per DSA Contract agreement, from Class 3 to Class 2. Copy filed.
Motion by Boykin second by Welte to authorize Chairman to sign the authorization to Initiate Hiring Process for two Temporary M.V. Clerk II, County Treasurer, Not to exceed 120 days: $9.07/hr. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to receive the Woodbury Countys Commission of Veteran Affairs 4th Quarter Report. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Boykin second by Walish to appoint Patricia A. Hammerstrom to serve on the Judicial Magistrate Nomination Commission. Term expires December 31, 2002. Carried 5-0. Copy filed
The Public Hearing and sale of Real Estate Parcel #004665 was held at 10:15 A.M. The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard on said sale.
Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to close the Public Hearing on the sale of Real Estate Parcel #004665 as there was no one present wishing to be heard on said sale. Carried 5-0.
Chairman called for bids on Real Estate Parcel #004665. There were no bids.
Motion by Boykin second by Batcheller to authorize the Chairman to sign the Representation Letter from Woodbury County to Dierking, Lockie & Associates, P.C. Auditing Firm for the Year Ending June 30, 1998. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
The Chairman appointed Doug Walish to represent the Board on the Law Library Study Committee and Nancy Hodge to assist him. The chairman also removed a representative from building services from the committee.
Motion by Welte second by Boykin to accept the nominations for the Law Library Study Committee as presented. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
There was a discussion of where the funds will be taken from to fund the architectural fees and the project for Phase V Renovation of the eighth floor of the courthouse. The Chairman indicated that the funds would come from mental health funds. Mr. Batcheller stated that he wants an opinion from Assistant County Attorney John Rusch as to whether this is possible.
Motion by Batcheller second by Walish to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Standard Form of Agreement between Woodbury County and Wetherell, Ericsson, Leusink, Architects, PLC for the Phase V Renovation Project on Eighth Floor of the Woodbury County Courthouse. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Mr. Batcheller excused himself at 10:25 a.m.
The Board discussed the submission of a Grant to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Lupe Hittle of the Crittenton Center bid a farewell to the Board and explained to the Board a new partnership between The Crittenton Center and Tanager Place of Cedar Rapids. Ms. Hittle introduced George Estle who will serve as C.E.O. for both organizations and also introduced the new director of The Crittenton Center for Shelter and Youth Development, Jeff Holloway.
Motion by Boykin second by Welte to authorize the Chairman to sign the Amendment for the Iowa Department Public Health Single County Contract. Carried 5-0. Copy filed.
Motion by Welte second by Walish to authorize the chairman to sign a letter asking for the consideration of a higher speed limit on Iowa 982. Carried 5-0.
The chairman stated that there was good cause for departure from the published agenda as there is a confidential matter of an emergency nature.
Motion by Boykin second by Walish to go into closed session under section 21.5 (1.)(g.) of the Iowa Code. Carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
Motion by Boykin second by Walish to go out of closed session. Carried 5-0 on a roll call vote.
The Board adjourned the regular meeting until August 17, 1999.