Proceedings Of O’brien County Supervisors

Date posted - February 14, 2013

PROCEEDINGS OF O’BRIEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

February 12, 2013

The Board of Supervisors met as per adjournment in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members present.

Moved by Friedrichsen, seconded by McDowell to approve the proceedings of February 5, 2013. Motion carried by all ayes.

The Board as a Board of Canvassers canvassed the results of the special election in the Sheldon Community School District with the following results:

SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURES BE ADOPTED?

Question A

Summary: To adopt the revenue purpose statement to authorize the expenditure of revenues from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund received by the Sheldon Community School District.

In the Sheldon Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of the sales, services and use tax funds from the State of Iowa secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales, services and use tax for schools) shall be adopted:

Revenue received shall be used for the following purposes in the following order:

1. To abate the debt service levy for the construction of the Middle School Building.
2. During fiscal years 2014 and 2015, $250,000 of sales tax revenue in each fiscal year ($500,000 total) shall be used for the East Elementary building/renovation project.
3. To set aside sales tax revenues equal to fifty cents ($.50) per $1,000 of assessed valuation to be used for any authorized PPEL purpose, pursuant to Iowa Code section 298.3, now or hereafter authorized by law.
4. To abate the voter-approved PPEL levy.
5. For any authorized school infrastructure purpose now or hereafter permitted by law.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the secure an advanced vision for education fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Sheldon Community School District.

There were one thousand three hundred eighteen (1,318) ballots cast, of which nine hundred fifty (950) votes were for the proposition, and three hundred sixty-eight (368) votes were against the proposition. Measure carried.

Question B

Shall the Board of Directors of the Sheldon Community School District in the Counties of O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux and Lyon, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings; purchase, lease or lease-purchase of technology and equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of three years, to levy annually, as determined by the board, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed an additional Eight-Four Cents ($.84) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and ending in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, it being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to levy and impose a special tax for any one or more of the foregoing purposes?

There were one thousand three hundred eight (1,308) ballots cast, of which nine hundred thirty (930) votes were for the proposition, and three hundred seventy-eight (378) votes were against the proposition. Measure carried

Question C

Shall the Board of Directors of the Sheldon Community School District, in the Counties of O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux and Lyon, State of Iowa, for the purpose of purchasing and improving grounds; constructing schoolhouses or buildings and opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings; purchasing of buildings; purchase, lease or lease-purchase of technology and equipment; paying debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings, not including interest on bonds; procuring or acquisition of libraries; repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving, or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings and additions to existing schoolhouses; expenditures for energy conservation; renting facilities under Chapter 28E; purchasing transportation equipment for transporting students; lease purchase option agreements for school buildings or equipment; purchasing equipment authorized by law; or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed One Dollar Thirty-Four Cents ($1.34) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, or each year thereafter?

There were one thousand three hundred eighteen (1,318) ballots cast, of which nine hundred twenty-seven (927) votes were for the proposition, and three hundred ninety-one (391) votes were against the proposition. Measure carried.

Moved by DeBoom, seconded by Steensma to adopt the resolution appointing Dan Friedrichsen as the representative to the NW Iowa Housing Authority and declaring the need for a Housing Authority in O’Brien County. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by Steensma, seconded by Friedrichsen to adopt the following resolution. Motion carried by all ayes.

RESOLUTION ADOPTING A TITLE VI AGREEMENT AND STANDARD DOT TITLE VI ASSURANCES

WHEREAS, O’Brien County periodically receives federal aid funds for roadway projects; and,

WHEREAS, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and IDOT have recently determined that entities must be more proactive in Title VI compliance in order to be eligible for said funds; and,

WHEREAS, O’Brien County will make every effort so that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), be excluded from or participation in, be denied benefits, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

WHEREAS, O’Brien County further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its committees, programs, and activities, regardless of the funding source.

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of O’Brien County to stay current with all requirements for federal funds.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF O’BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA that O’Brien County adopts a formal Title VI Agreement and the Standard DOT Title VI Assurances.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 12th day of February, 2013.

Thomas Farnsworth, Chairman
Attest: Barbara Rohwer, Auditor
Moved by DeBoom, seconded by Friedrichsen to approve the underground construction application of Windstream on 480th Street. Motion carried by all ayes.

The Board reviewed quotes for rebar and lumber at 9:30 a.m.. Moved by DeBoom, seconded by Steensma to accept the low quote of Sioux City Foundry at $3,570.00 for rebar. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by Friedrichsen, seconded by DeBoom to accept the low quotes of Wheeler Lumber at $11,732.48 for Creosote Lumber; $10,547.20 for CuNap Lumber and $16,590.00 for Piling. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by McDowell, seconded by Friedrichsen to review Wheel Loader quotes at 10:00 a.m. March 5, 2013. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by DeBoom, seconded by Steensma to increase the full-time secondary road hourly rates by $.72 per hour effective July 1, 2013 (not including the Engineer’s Office). Motion carried by all ayes.

The Chairman opened the hearing on the proposed road closing for a portion of 430th Street between Redwing Avenue and Redwood Avenue at 10:00 a.m. There were no objections presented to the closing. The hearing was closed at 10:05 a.m.

Moved by McDowell, seconded by DeBoom to adopt the following resolution. Motion carried by all ayes.

RESOLUTION TO VACATE A COUNTY ROAD

O’Brien County Resolution No. 2013-7

WHEREAS, This being the date and time set for the hearing on the proposed vacation and closure of a section of O’Brien County Road, described as follows:

A portion of 430th Street between Redwing Avenue and Redwood Avenue. More specifically described as follows:

The South 33.00 feet of the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 95 North, Range 41 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, O’Brien County, Iowa, except the West 50.00 feet thereof.

The South 33.00 feet of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 95 North, Range 41 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, O’Brien County, Iowa except the East 33.00 feet thereof.

The North 33.00 feet of Section 27, Township 95 North, Range 41 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, O’Brien County, Iowa, except the West 50.00 feet thereof and except the East 33.00 feet thereof. Includes any and all “extra road” in Land Deed Book 39, Page 229.

The intention of this road closure is to vacate the entire said one mile of 66 feet wide road, exclusive of the existing 50 feet of road easement for Redwing Avenue at the west end thereof, and exclusive of the existing 33 feet of road easement for Redwood Avenue at the east end thereof. The length of road to be vacated is 5,197.28 feet (0.9843 miles) as measured along section line.

WHEREAS, No objections have been received, either in writing or by persons present,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors that the subject section of road be order vacated and closed.

Moved by Friedrichsen, seconded by Steensma to set the General Relief/CPC’s annual salary at $29,500 effective July 1, 2013. Motion carried by all ayes.

At 11:15 a.m. quotes for patrol vehicles were received for a 2013 Ford Explorer Police marked unit and a 2013 Ford Explorer unmarked unit.

Moved by DeBoom, seconded by Steensma to purchase a 2013 Ford Explorer Police marked unit at $27,902.00 and a 2013 Ford Explorer unmarked unit at $27,744.00 from Ron Drenkow Motors, Inc. Motion carried by all ayes.

The following claims and payroll were allowed.

ALLIANT UTILITIES UTIL 10.80

ALPHA WIRELESS COMM CO MAINT 1,127.50

AMENDT, DALE TWP MTG 45.00

AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION REPAIRS 1,840.00

ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTERS SERV 105.00

APPLETON, LOWELL TWP MTG 30.00

ARMSTRONG TEAMS FUEL 253.02

ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY PARTS 578.16

AT&T UTIL 41.77

AT&T MOBILITY SERV 245.08

B&K PLUMBING & HEATING LLC REPAIRS 8,708.21

BARCO MUNICIPAL PRODUCTS, INC. CLOTHING 152.76

BEE KLEEN LINEN & UNIFORM SERV SERV 49.88

BEERMANN, JENNIE ELECT OFF 85.00

BEHRENS, LUELLA ELECT OFF 12.00

BIG D’S GARAGE REPAIRS 57.86

BLACK HILLS ENERGY UTIL 4,652.61

BLI LIGHTING SPECIALISTS REPAIRS 308.98

BLUETARP FINANCIAL, INC. TOOLS 202.53

BOB & SCOTT’S PROV 1,118.74

BOB BARKER COMPANY INC SUPP 290.75

BOMGAARS SUPP 96.09

BRITE EQUIP 49.00

BUENA VISTA CO TREASURER SUPP 232.02

BUENA VISTA STATIONERY SUPP 38.00

CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS INC COPIER LEASE 39.00

CENTURY LINK SERV 322.84

CHEMCO INC SUPP 618.91

CHEROKEE CO SHERIFF SERV 63.00

CHEROKEE COUNTY ATTORNEY EXP 42.55

C-M-L TELEPHONE COOP SERV 215.88

CONTINENTAL RESEARCH CORP SUPP 347.80

COOK, CINDY SERV 12.50

COUNTRY INN & SUITES MTG EXP 282.24

CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCE INC SUPP 323.40

CRITTENTON CENTER SERV 1,446.15

CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING SALT 97.25

CUSTOM CAGE EQUIP 420.00

DAU, LARRY TWP MTG 30.00

DAVIS TYPEWRITER CO INC SUPP 368.47

DEBOOM, JAMES TWP MTG 30.00

DIAMOND VOGEL PAINTS PAINT 555.65

DLT SOLUTIONS, INC. SOFTWARE 2,583.20
DON’S AUTO SERVICE INC SERV 18.00

DON’S TRUCK SALES, INC. PARTS 31.89

DRENKOW MOTORS INC, RON PARTS 25,438.55

DRIVERS LICENSE GUIDE COMPANY SUPP 28.95

DYNO OIL COMPANY INC SUPP 249.24

EBEL, JEAN L ELECT OFF 32.00

EBEL, JEFF TWP MTG 30.00

ECHO PLUS INC SERV 2,498.68

ELECTION SOURCE SUPP 54.26

EMC INSURANCE COMPANY WORK COMP DED 120.00

FARMERS COOP OIL CO FUEL 268.30

FAUST, ROBERT TWP MTG 30.00

FIESTA FOODS SUPP 1.69

FIRST COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION FUEL 238.70

FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL SERV 631.00

FRERK, RICHARD TWP MTG 15.00

FRIEDRICHSEN, DANIEL TWP MTG 45.00

GALLS AN ARAMARK COMPANY CLOTHING 212.89

GEORGE OFFICE PRODUCTS SUPP 923.07

GIBBONS, MARY TWP MTG 30.00

GLENN’S COPIER INC SUPP 377.49

GONNERMAN, THOMAS A TWP MTG 30.00

H & N SERVICE INC REPAIRS 93.53

HAACK FARMS INC, D & A SERV 47.35

HAACK, DARYL TWP MTG 30.00

HARRY’S MOTOR PARTS 1,327.66

HARTLEY AUTO SUPPLY SUPP 57.34

HARTLEY SENTINEL INC ADS 234.00

HARTLEY, CITY OF UTIL 419.62

HEDINGER, LEROY GLASSES 150.00

HEIMAN FIRE EQUIPMENT INC REPAIRS 28.00

HELEN’S COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY SUPP 130.89

HICKS, DAVE TWP MTG 30.00

HINTZ, JONATHON SERV 1,750.60

HOFFMAN FILTER SERVICE SERV 100.00

HOFMAN, ALAN TWP MTG 15.00

HONKOMP, AVARIE SERV 16.00

HOPE HAVEN SERV 1,559.29

HORIZONS UNLIMITED SERV 703.62

HYVEE PROV 481.35

HY-VEE ACCTS RECEIVABLE SUPP 19.96

IACCVSO MTG EXP 30.00

ID ZONE SOUTH SUPP 216.46

IMAGETEK INC SERV 37.50
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS SYSTEMS MAINT AGREE 405.00

INDUSTRIAL TOOLS & MACHINERY SUPP 102.56

IOWA DEPT OF PUB SAFETY SERV 1,743.00

IOWA INFORMATION INC ADS 60.80

IOWA LAKES REGIONAL WATER UTIL 52.00

IOWA MEDICAID ENTERPRISE SERV 256.65

IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES SIGNS 469.21

IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION MTG EXP 140.00

IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INSP 125.00

ISAC MTG EXP 130.00

ITEAM INC SERV 15.00

JALAS, RICH TWP MTG 15.00

JIMMY JAY PRODUCTIONS CLOTHING 1,645.00

JOHANNSEN, LOREN TWP MTG 30.00

JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL PARTS 139.90

JOHNSON FEED, INC. SALT 1,677.00

KOONTZ, ANNE EXP 321.33

KUNKEL TIRE & SERVICE PARTS 16.92

LARSEN, ANTHONY R BOOTS 100.00

LARSON TRUCK REPAIR INC. PARTS 8.04

LITKA, DENNIS TWP MTG 30.00

M & J LLC CLOTHING 154.40

MAIL SERVICES LLC NOTICES 394.42

MAIN MARKET SUPP 88.84

MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC EQUIP 1,105.00

MARTIN BROS DISTRIB CO INC PROV 4,369.85

MATHESON LINWELD SUPP 585.20

MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY ELECT OFF 19.25

MEDIBADGE INC SUPP 162.66

MENARDS EQUIP 300.60

MID AMERICAN ENERGY CO UTIL 1,940.79

MIDWESTERN MECHANICAL INC REPAIRS 522.47

MOSAIC INC SERV 322.14

NEAL CHASE LUMBER CO SUPP 287.16

NEGUS, MICHAEL TWP MTG 30.00

NEWS BELL TIMES PATRIOT ADS 302.05

NORTH WEST REC UTIL 130.00

NORTHERN SAFETY CO SUPP 355.26

NORTHERN TRUCK EQUIP CORP PARTS 455.92

NORTHWEST IOWA REPORTING SERV 69.30

NW AGING ASSOC ALLOC 2,514.50

NW IA AREA SOLID WASTELANDFILL FEES 65.00

NW IA REGIONAL HOUSING TRUST GRANT MATCH 7,642.00

NW IA REVIEW BD PROC 570.46
O’BRIEN CO BELL AD 44.50

O’BRIEN CO SHERIFF SERV 2,009.27

OFFICE ELEMENTS SUPP 90.90

O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC SERV 234.00

OSCEOLA CO RURAL WATER SYSTEM UTIL 31.30

P & K PEST CONTROL SERV 58.00

PAULLINA BUILDING CENTER SUPP 41.92

PAULLINA TIMES SUPP 519.19

PAULLINA, CITY OF UTIL 211.15

PC ADVANTAGE INC EQUIP 1,325.00

PITNEY BOWES POSTAGE 269.55

PLUM, RON ELECT OFF 75.00

POSITIVE PROMOTIONS INC SUPP 345.59

POST OFFICE DEPT POSTAGE 184.00

POSTMA, LARRY G SERV 240.00

POWER PLAN PARTS 280.68

PRAIRIE MEADOWS MTG EXP 212.80

PRIMGHAR, CITY OF UTIL 5,040.76

PRODUCER’S COOP CO FUEL 11,117.43

QUILL CORPORATION SUPP 103.46

RANDY’S SERVICE REPAIRS 28.50

ROSENBOOM FRAME & BODY PARTS 487.65

ROZEBOOM, ERIC TWP MTG 15.00

SANBORN PIONEER ADS 101.40

SANBORN PROPANE & OIL SERV INC REPAIRS 148.05

SANFORD CLINIC SHELDON SERV 150.00

SANFORD HEALTH SERV 4,773.05

SANFORD HOME HLTH & HOSPICE SERV 2,452.50

SANFORD SHELDON HOSPITAL SERV 123.00

SANOFI PASTEUR INC SUPP 746.99

SCHREURS, MICAH J MTG EXP 141.39

SEASON’S CENTER SERV 7,056.29

SEASON’S CNTR CASE MANAGEMENT SERV 11,624.69

SHEA’S TRUE VALUE REPAIRS 374.47

SHELDON MAIL SUN BD PROC 1,220.71

SHELDON, CITY OF UTIL 26.81

SIOUX CO SHERIFF’S OFFICE SERV 80.83

SNIDER’S AUTO CARE SERV 40.75

STAPLES CREDIT PLAN EQUIP 266.42

STEENSMA, JOHN MTG EXP 375.22

SUNSHINE SERVICES INC SERV 2,973.60

SUTHERLAND IMPLEMENT INC PARTS 8.28

SUTHERLAND LUMBER CO SUPP 33.67

SYNDERGAARD, PHIL TWP MTG 30.00

TECK-NETICS MFG., INC. SUPP 146.00
THE COMMUNITY AGENCY SERV 2,421.31

THE DAILY REPORTER AD 21.59

THE PRIDE GROUP SERV 21,596.03

THE RAILROAD YARD, INC. RAIL CARS 23,990.00

THOMPSON, CINDY SERV 343.00

THOMPSON, MAUREEN MLGE 18.00

THORNTON, JIM TWP MTG 15.00

TOWN & COUNTRY UTIL 140.50

TREASURER, STATE OF IOWA SERV 1,821.65

TRIPLE R INC REPAIRS 1,070.59

UNITED FOODS SUPP 17.89

US CELLULAR SERV 335.60

VAN MEETEREN, GLEN TWP MTG 15.00

VAN MEETEREN, MARY BETH TWP MTG 30.00

VANDER VELDE, MARLIN TWP MTG 30.00

VERIZON WIRELESS SERV 990.53

VISA MTG EXP 1,056.23

WEATHERS LLC RENT 720.00

WEIDAMAN’S TRUE VALUE SUPP 88.00

WESTEL SYSTEMS UTIL 46.18

WESTERMAN, HARVEY TWP MTG 30.00

WESTRA, MARIE ELECT OFF 75.00

WIEKAMP, KEVIN TWP MTG 30.00

WILLOW HEIGHTS SERV 1,611.69

WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS SERV 504.99

WISSINK, BERNARD ELECT OFF 75.00

WOLFF WHORLEY DEHOOGH SERV 2,738.17

WOLTERS, CHRIS TWP MTG 30.00

WOODALL, PHIL TWP MTG 30.00

WOODBURY COUNTY RENT 674.78

WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF SERV 39.90

YOUNGERS, LISA CAR SEATS 402.34

ZIEGLER INC PARTS 1,116.64

ZUB’S SHOP FUEL 220.05
PAYROLL 347,462.13
FEDERAL WITHHOLDING 30,204.17
STATE WITHHOLDING 13,654.00
FICA 49,067.58
IPERS 53,080.79
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE, INS 1,712.85
O’BRIEN COUNTY TREASURER, HOSP INS 82,835.75
FIRST ADMINISTRATORS, HOSP INS 25,171.38
IA STATE ASSOC OF COUNTIES, INS 305.55
ILLINOIS MUTUAL, INS 33.98 VALIC, ANNUITIES 960.00
AMERICAN HERITAGE LIFE, INS 61.25

Moved by DeBoom, seconded by Friedrichsen to adjourn to February 19, 2013. Motion carried by all ayes.

Attest: Barbara Rohwer Thomas Farnsworth
County Auditor Chairman

 

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