Meeting March 20, 2012

MARCH 20, 2012 — TWELVETH MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Monson, Tripp, Boykin, and Smith.  Staff members present were Karen James, Board Administrative Coordinator, 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 Monson second by Clausen to approve the minutes of the 03/13/2012 Board meeting.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

The Board approved the separation of William Adkins, Temporary Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 03-16-12.  End of Temporary Work.  Copy filed.

The Board approved the reclassification of Adan Perales, Youth Worker, Juvenile Detention Dept., effective 04-02-12, $22.63/hour, 6.4%=$1.38/hour.  Per AFSCME Juvenile Detention Contract Agreement, from Grade 1/Step 5 to Grade 1/Step 6..  Copy filed.
 
Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution thanking and commending retiring County employee Thomas Ladwig for his years of service to the County.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO #10,879
A RESOLUTION THANKING AND COMMENDING
THOMAS LADWIG
FOR HIS SERVICE TO WOODBURY COUNTY

WHEREAS, Thomas J. Ladwig has capably served Woodbury County as an employee of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department  for 25 years from April 13, 1987 to April 15, 2012; and

WHEREAS, the service given by Thomas J. Ladwig as a Woodbury County employee, has been characterized by his 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 Thomas J. Ladwig  for his 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, Thomas J. Ladwig.

BE IT SO RESOLVED this 20th  day of March, 2012.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the 28E Agreement with the Secretary of State’s Office for the Northwest Iowa Contracting Consortium.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve a letter of Support for the Formation of the Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund, per commendation of Dwight Lang, SIMPCO.  Carried 5-0. 

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve and receive for signatures a Resolution to Recognize Western Iowa Community Improvement Corporation Housing Fund.  Carried 5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION NO #10,880
RECOGNIZE WESTERN IOWA COMMUNITY
IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION HOUSING FUND

WHEREAS, The Western Iowa Community Improvement Corporation (WICIC) is in the process of
assisting in the creation of the Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund,
whose mission and purpose is to address the affordable housing needs within the region through
coordination and long term planning; including securing and allocating resources to address the unmet
housing needs.

WHEREAS, The County of Woodbury, Iowa understands that opportunities exit to secure resources to
address the various housing needs in the county through the establishment of a regional housing trust
fund.

WHEREAS, The County of Woodbury, Iowa desires to partner with the Western Iowa Community
Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund to assist in addressing the unmet housing needs in the county.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the County of Woodbury, Iowa does hereby recognize and
support the Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 20th day of March, 2012
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution approving a petition for suspension of taxes for, Sarah Morris, 1217 Dubuque St, Sioux City, parcel #894727204021.  Carried    5-0.

WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #10,881
RESOLUTION APPROVING PETITION
FOR SUSPENSION OF TAXES

WHEREAS, Sarah E. Morris  is the titleholder of  property located at 1217 Dubuque St., Sioux City,  Woodbury County, Iowa, and legally described as follows:  
    
Parcel #     8947 27 204 021 

South Forty Feet (S 40 ft), North Eighty Feet (N 80 ft) Lot Twenty-two (22) Coles Outlots Addition, City of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

WHEREAS, Sarah E. Morris is the titleholder of the aforementioned property have petitioned the Board of Supervisors for a suspension of taxes pursuant to the 2009 Iowa Code section 427.9, and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes from documents provided that the petitioner is unable to provide to the public revenue; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby grants the request for a suspension of taxes, and hereby directs the Woodbury County Treasurer to so record the approval of this tax suspension  for this property.

SO RESOLVED this 20th day of  March, 2012. 
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

A public hearing was held at 10:15 a.m. for the sale of property parcel #228255 (1527 Wabash St., Sioux City). 

The Chairman called on anyone wishing to be heard.
      
Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to close the hearing.   Carried 5-0.
      
Dave Watterson placed the bid of $1,000.00.
      
Motion by Tripp second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution for the sale of this parcel to Davey & Cathrin Watterson (1501 Wabash St.,Sioux City) for the minimum bid of $1,000.00 plus recording fees, for real estate parcel #228255 (1527 Wabash St., Sioux City).  Carried 5-0.
      
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #10,882

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that the offer at public auction of:

By  Davey & Cathrin Watterson in the sum of One Thousand  Dollars & 00/100 ($1,000.00) dollars.

For the following described real estate, To Wit: 
 
Parcel #228255
Lots One(1), Two(2), & Three(3), in Block Seven(7), Highland Park Addition, City of    
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
(1527 Wabash Street)

Now and included in and forming a part of the City of Sioux City, Iowa, the same is hereby accepted: said
Amount being a sum LESS than the amount of the general taxes, interests, costs and penalties against the said Real Estate.

BE IT RESOLVED that payment is due by close of business on the day of passage of this resolution or this sale is null and void and this resolution shall be rescinded.

BE IT RESOLVED that per Code of Iowa Section 569.8(3 & 4), a parcel the County holds by tax deed shall not be assessed or taxed until transferred and upon transfer of a parcel so acquired gives the purchaser free title as to previously levied or set taxes.  Therefore, the County Treasurer is requested to abate any taxes previously levied or set on this parcel(s).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairman of this Board be and he is hereby authorized to execute a Quit Claim Deed for the said premises to the said purchaser.

SO DATED this 20th  Day of March, 2012.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.
 
Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Resolution for the Proclamation in Support of Intellectual Disability Awareness Month.  Carried 5-0.  
      
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF WOODBURY COUNTY, IOWA
RESOLUTION #10,883
      
WHEREAS   intellectual disability is a condition which affects more than 7 million Americans and their 
families; and

WHEREAS   public awareness and education enhance a community’s understanding of the issues
affecting people with intellectual disability; and

WHEREAS   the month of March has been designated National Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, 
with more than 120,000 members and 1,000 chapters of the Arc undertaking public
awareness, educational, and fundraising initiatives; and

WHEREAS   The Arc of the United States is the nation’s leading volunteer-based organization 
advocating for and with people with intellectual disability and related developmental
disabilities and their families; and 

THEREFORE the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims March 2012
 
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

in Woodbury County, Iowa,  and urges the citizens to give full support to efforts toward enabling people with
intellectual disability to live full and productive lives of inclusion in our communities.
 
SO RESOLVED this 20th day of March, 2012.
WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign an Agreement for Adopt-A-Highway for the River City Anglers.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to award the bid for Project Number M-12(1)K-185 to Nelson & Rock of Onawa, IA for $80,126.00, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to accept a Certificate of Completion for Project No. G-2011-Pit Maintenance Gravel with Hallett Materials, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to accept a Certificate of Completion for Project No. G-2011-Petere Pit Maintenance Gravel with Hallett Materials, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to accept a Certificate of Completion for Project No. G-2011-Stock Pile Maintenance Gravel with Hallett Materials, per recommendation of Mark Nahra. County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

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

The General Relief Appeal scheduled was not held because the appellant failed to appear.

Motion by Clausen second by Boykin to go into closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to go out of closed session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c).  Carried 5-0 on a roll-call vote.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to approve the settlement discussed in the executive session subject to court approval.  Carried 5-0.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until March 27, 2012.