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Meeting - June 26, 2000

SEPTEMBER 26, 2000 TWELFTH MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 9:00 A.M. Board members present were Boykin, Batcheller, and Welte. Clausen and Walish were absent. Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, Patrick F. Gill, Auditor/Clerk to the Board, and John Rusch, Board Legal Counsel.

1. The Claims were approved as presented. Copy filed.

2. Motion by Welte and second by Batcheller to accept the Official Canvass results of the Western Iowa Tech Community College Election as follows: Carried 3-0.

For the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College School Board, Director District #II, there were Nine Hundred Seventy-Nine (979) votes cast as follows:

Wanda Schwier received Nine Hundred Fifty-Eight (958) votes
Scattered Write-ins received Twenty-One (21) votes

We therefore declare Wanda Schwier duly elected to the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College School Board, Director District II, for the term of 3 years.

For the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College School Board, Director District VIII, there were One Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Three (1,163) votes cast as follows:

Russell C. Wray received One Thousand One Hundred Forty-Four (1,144) votes
Scattered Write-ins received Nineteen (19) votes

We therefore declare Russell C. Wray duly elected to the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College School Board, Director District VIII, for the term of 3 years.

For the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College School Board, Director District I, there were Four Hundred Three (403) votes cast as follows:

John Ribando received Four Hundred One (401) votes
Scattered Write-ins received Two (2) votes

We therefore declare John Ribando duly elected to the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College School Board, Director District I, for the term of 1 year Unexpired.

For Question A Shall the following Public Measure Be Adopted:

Shall the Board of Directors of Western Iowa Tech Community College in the Counties of Buena Vista, Carroll, Cherokee, Crawford, Harrison, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Sac, Shelby, Sioux and Woodbury, State of Iowa, be authorized to continue to levy a tax not to exceed twenty and one-fourth (20) cents per thousand dollars of assessed value in any one year for a period of ten consecutive fiscal years beginning with the tax levy to be made for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, for any one or more of the following purposes: for the purchase of grounds, construction of buildings, payment of debts contracted for the construction of buildings, purchase of buildings and equipment for buildings, and the acquisition of libraries, for the purpose of paying costs of utilities, and for the purpose of maintaining, remodeling, improving or expanding the Community College of the Merged Area; or for such other purposes as authorized by law, as provided in Chapter 260C, Section 22 of the Code of Iowa?

There were Ten Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-Three (10,433) votes cast, as follows:

FOR the question there were Eight Thousand Seventy (8,070) votes cast.
AGAINST the question there were Two Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Three (2,363) votes cast.

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

Meeting called to order.

3. Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to approve the regular Board Minutes of September 19, 2000 as submitted. Carried 3-0.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve the Board Minutes of the September 19, 2000 executive session as submitted. Carried 3-0.

4a. The Board approved the separation of Karen A. Yaneff, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, effective 9-21-00. Resignation. Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Elizabeth A. Peterson, P/T Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention, @$12.08/hr., effective 10-7-00. Per AFSCME J.D. Contract agreement from Grade 1/Step 2 to Grade 1/Step 3. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Joseph W. Smith, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, @ $11.90/hr., effective 9-25-00. Job Vacancy Posted: 8-10-00. Entry Level Salary: $11.90/hour. Copy filed.

The Board approved the appointment of Cory J. Meusburger, Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, @ $11.90/hr., effective 9-25-00. Job Vacancy Posted: 8-10-00. Entry Level Salary: $11.90/hour. Copy filed.

4b. Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the authorization to initiate hiring process for a Correctional Officer, County Sheriff, DSA Entry: $11.90/hour; and for a Decategorization Coordinator, Juvenile Ct. Services, Wage Plan Salary Range: $25,000-$28,000/yr. (Based on Experience). Carried 3-0. Copy filed.

4c. The Board discussed personnel policies reviewed by Personnel Policy & Procedure Committee and legal counsel pertaining to donated sick leave hours for catastrophic illness, and nepotism.

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to approve a personnel policy pertaining to donated sick leave hours. Carried 3-0 Copy filed.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve a personnel policy pertaining to nepotism. Carried 3-0 Copy filed.

4d. Lt. Carlson, Sheriffs Department, addressed the Board regarding training for county employees pertaining to security/violence in the work place.

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to approve training for county employees on security/violence in the work place. Carried 3-0. Copy filed.

4e. J.D. Pellersels, Human Resources Director, spoke on Law Enforcement Center health and safety study.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to hire the General Health and Safety Corporation to perform sampling and study of air quality in the Law Enforcement Center. Carried 3-0.

6a. Bid letting for 2000-01 Propane was held at 10:20 a.m. The bids were as follows:

PROPANE
Garold M. Smith Oil & LP Co., Salix, IA $31,413.00
Columbia Propane, Storm Lake, IA $28,083.00
Ferrellgas, S. Sioux City, NE $33,115.00

Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to award the bid to Columbia Propane, Storm Lake, subject to the to the review of the county engineer. Carried 3-0. Copy filed.

6b. Bid letting for 2000-01 Calcium Chloride was held at 10:25 a.m. The bids were as follows:

CALCIUM CHLORIDE
Scotwood Industries Inc., Overland Park, KS $32,940.00
Jericho Services Inc., Indianola, IA $37,095.30
Harcros Chemicals Inc., Omaha, NE $33,372.00
Marx Distribution Inc., Sioux City, IA $36,450.00
White Front Feed & Seed, Cascade, IA $36,450.00

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to award the bid to Scotwood Industries Inc., Overland Park, KS, subject to the to the review of the county engineer. Carried 3-0. Copy filed.

4f. Ken Thomas, Segal Company, gave an update of medical insurance.

5a. Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution No. 9245 approving abatement of taxes for Woodbury County Fair Association on Parcels #621300, #621285 and #621315. Carried 3-0.

Resolution No. 9245

Copy filed.

5b. Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution No. 9247 approving abatement for the City of Sloan on Parcel #644010. Carried 3-0.

Resolution No. 9247

Copy filed.

5c. Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution No. 9248 approving petition for suspension of taxes for M.H. on Parcel #201255. Carried 3-0.

Resolution No. 9248

Copy filed.

5d. Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to approve and receive for signatures Resolution No. 9249 thanking and commending Nancy Carstensen for her service to Woodbury County. Carried 3-0.

Resolution No. 9249

Copy filed.

5e. The Board discussed continuation of lease agreement with State of Iowa Department of Human Services, Sioux City Regional Office, for space at the Trosper-Hoyt County Services Building.

5f. Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to authorize the Chairman to sign the certification of the cost allocation plan submitted by DMG-MAXIMUS, INC.

6c. The Board reviewed the bid tabulation for Project L-EWP89(4)73-97 and L-EWP01(3)73-97. Motion by Batcheller second by Welte to award the bid to Niewohner Construction Co., Onawa, Iowa, per recommendation of the county engineer. Carried 3-0. Copy filed.

6d. The Board discussed the proposal from Ft. Dodge Asphalt Co. to do slurry leveling on selected roads.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to accept the proposal from Ft. Dodge Asphalt Co. to complete slurry leveling on Route D-12 from Sioux City Corporate limits east to K-49. Carried 3-0. Copy filed.

6e. The Board discussed proposals to furnish a fax machine to Secondary Roads Dept.

7. The Board discussed the consideration of a moratorium on residential subdivisions.

8. John Pritchard, Catalyst Solutions, spoke regarding telephone recommendations.

9. The Chairman called on any individual or group wishing to make a presentation of items not on the agenda.

The Board discussed the date for the sale of the tax certificate of the former U. S. Tanning site.

Ron Kelly, 3016 Carroll Ave. addressed the board about a claim he made for tires damaged on 310th Street.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to go into executive session under section 21.5. Carried 3-0 on a role call vote.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to go out of executive session. Carried 3-0 on a roll call vote.

Motion by Welte second by Batcheller to follow the proposed recommendations of the attorney.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until October 3rd, 2000.