Meeting January 2, 2012

JANUARY 02, 2013 — FIRST MEETING OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  Board members present were Clausen, Boykin, Tripp, Monson and Smith.  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 Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Larry Clausen, Board of Supervisors, by District Court Judge Duane Hoffmeyer.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Mark Monson, Board of Supervisors, by District Court Judge Duane Hoffmeyer.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Jaclyn Smith, Board of Supervisors, by District Court Judge Duane Hoffmeyer.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official David Drew, County Sheriff, by District Court Judge Duane Hoffmeyer.

The Oath of Office was administered to Elected Official Patrick Gill, County Auditor, by District Court Judge Duane Hoffmeyer.

The meeting was called to order.

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to appoint Larry Clausen as Chairperson for the 2013 Session.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Smith to approve the minutes of the 12/18/2012 Board meeting.  Carried 4-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to approve the appointment of County Engineer, Mark J. Nahra.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Smith to approve the appointment of County Medical Examiner, Dr. Thomas Carroll. Carried 5-0.

Motion by Smith second by Boykin to approve the appointment of as County Representative to the Third Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve the appointment of Jered Jepsen as County Weed Commissioner.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to select The Sioux City Journal, The Sergeant Bluff Advocate, and The Moville Record as the County’s official newspapers.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Tripp second by Monson to approve the appointment of G. R. Batcheller, Jr. to Commission to Assess Damages.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to approve the appointment of Alaire Willits to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland Board of Directors.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Smith second by Tripp to approve the appointment of Marvin Flewelling, Temporary Equipment Operator, Secondary Roads Dept., effective 01-03-13, $19.90/hour. Not to exceed 120 days; and the end of probation of Kerri Brown, Case Manager, Social Services Dept., effective 01-11-13, $18.92/ hour,4%=$.80/hour.  Per Wage Plan Matrix, End of Probation Salary Increase.   Carried 5-0. Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Boykin to sign a contract for the Courthouse Cafeteria with Karen and Kate’s Cafe.  Carried 
5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution to authorize the County Engineer to execute the certification of the completion of work and final acceptance for Farm to Market and Federal Aid construction projects.  Carried 5-0.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION:
RESOLUTION # 10,994
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ENGINEER
TO EXECUTE THE CERTIFICATION OF THE COMPLETION
OF WORK AND FINAL ACCEPTANCE FOR FARM TO MARKET
AND FEDERAL AID CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, Iowa, that Mark J. Nahra, the County Engineer  of Woodbury County, Iowa, be and is hereby designated, authorized, and empowered on behalf of the Board of  Supervisors of said County to execute the certification of completion of work and final acceptance thereof in  accordance with plans and specifications in connection with all Farm-to-Market and federal or state aid  construction projects in this county.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairperson to sign a Resolution to authorize County Engineer to close any secondary road for construction, routine maintenance, or emergencies during 2013.  Carried 5-0.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION:
RESOLUTION # 10,995
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY ENGINEER
TO CLOSE ANY SECONDARY ROAD FOR
CONSTRUCTION, ROUTING MAINTENANCE,
OR EMERGENCIES DURING 2013

WHEREAS, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is concerned about traffic safety involved during  construction and maintenance work or during natural or traffic emergencies on the secondary road system, and

WHEREAS, they are further interested in making appropriate traffic accommodations for the traveling public,  adjacent landowners and related users during construction and maintenance operations, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors under section 306.41 of the Code of Iowa can delegate the authority to  temporarily closure of roads to the County Engineer,

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors give Mark J. Nahra,  Woodbury County Engineer the authority to temporarily close sections of highway in Woodbury County’s road  system when necessary because of construction, maintenance, or natural disaster.

WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Copy filed.

Motion by Tripp second by Boykin to approve the Hungry Canyons Project Agreement Amendment HC09-5, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve the Hungry Canyons Project Agreement Amendment HC11-6, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Smith second by Tripp to approve the Hungry Canyons Project Agreement Amendment HC11-9, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Monson second by Tripp to approve the Hungry Canyons Project Agreement Amendment HC11-10, per recommendation of Mark Nahra, County Engineer.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign a Permit to Work in the County Right of Way for Patricia Brenden, per recommendation of County Engineer Mark Nahra.   Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to direct the Chairperson to sign final payment voucher for project number HDP-CO97(113)-6B-97,  PCC pavement on K35.  Carried 5-0.

The County Audit was presented by Jeff Peters, Williams & Company.  Motion by Boykin second by Tripp to receive the audit as presented.  Carried 5-0.  Copy filed.

Bid opening was held at 10:30 a.m. for Lease of County Farm.  The bids were as follows:

Brent Fleweling $275.00 per acre
Aaron Peterson $453.00 per acre
Tony Kohn $455.00 per acre
Justin Zant $407.00 per acre
Phillip Krienert $200.00 per acre

Motion by Tripp second by Boykin to refer the bids to the Board Office for review and recommendation.  Carried 5-0.

Motion by Boykin second by Monson to approve the contract with Eric Dreselich of Candess Consulting, per recommendation of Gary Brown, Emergency Services.  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.

The Board adjourned the regular meeting until January 8, 2013.