Humboldt County Iowa

Humboldt County Iowa - Land Between Two Rivers

May 7, 2018 - BOS Minutes

Board of Supervisor’s Room

Courthouse

May 7, 2018

 

     The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, Iowa met at 8:30 a.m. on the 7th day of May 2018 with the following members present:  Mattes, Lee, Underberg, Pedersen and Reimers.  Absent:  None.

     The Chairman called the meeting to order.

     Moved by Underberg and seconded by Mattes to approve the amended agenda for the May 7, 2018 Board meeting.  All voting aye.    

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Underberg to approve the minutes for the April 30, 2018 Board meeting.  All voting aye.

     Chairman Reimers opened the meeting up for public concerns. No one was present to speak so the Board continued with their regular meeting.

     Moved by Mattes and seconded by Lee to approve an application to work in the county right-of-way from MidAmerican Energy, north of the Three Rivers Trail on the east side of Montana Ave.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Pedersen to approve an application to work in the DOT right-of-way for Goldfield Telephone Company on Highway 17.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Pedersen and seconded by Mattes to approve an application to work in the DOT right-of-way for Goldfield Telephone Company on Highway 3.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Pedersen and seconded by Underberg to approve a quote for crack filling on Humboldt County Roads by Blacktop Service Company for all items listed (except items #1 and #2) for the amount of $101,490.25.  All voting aye.

          Moved by Underberg and seconded by Mattes to schedule a public hearing for conveying property in the City of Bradgate for May 21, 2018 at 8:35 a.m.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Pedersen and seconded by Lee to authorize the Chairman to sign a Child Support County Staffing Contract for FY19.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Underberg and seconded by Pedersen to authorize the Chairman to sign the Employee Benefit Systems renewal documents for the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Underberg and seconded by Lee to accept the purchase of property for the new Animal Control Building and to split the cost of the property ($8,500.00) evenly between Humboldt County and the City of Humboldt.   All voting aye.

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Mattes to accept and place on file the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center audit report.  All voting aye.

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Underberg to authorize the Chairman to sign the Janssen Waterproofing, Inc. proposal for tuck pointing/waterproofing the courthouse (Total $58,059.00).  All voting aye.

     The Board discussed the use of 3 acres on the north side of the driveway at the Humboldt County Landfill by the School Trapshooting Club.  Supervisor Pedersen will pursue this matter further and advise the Board of his findings at a later date.

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Underberg to approve Resolution #2018-9, a Resolution amending the Humboldt County Credit Card Policy as follows:

RESOLUTION #2018-9

AMENDED HUMBOLDT COUNTY CREDIT CARD POLICY

 

The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County shall authorize credit card issuance.  The departments under the Board’s jurisdiction shall have on file with the Board’s Administrative Officer (Auditor) the names of those authorized to use such cards.

 

Charges on Humboldt County credit cards are limited to the following purposes:

      Hotel/motel room and guarantee of reservations

      Meals in conjunction with an overnight stay

      County vehicle expense

      Departmental expenses requiring a governmental credit card for purchase.

 

Absolutely NO personal charges or cash advances will be allowed or paid for by the county, the credit card is for business use only. Limits on each credit card will be as follows:

 

      County Auditor    $10,000

      County Attorney  $  3,000

      County Treasurer $  3,000

 

Claims for payment of Humboldt County credit card expenses shall include a short statement of the explanation of charges.  Signed copies of the credit card slips and itemized receipts are required, as well as original invoices.  Bills will be scrutinized for proper usage by department heads, the Auditor’s Office and the Board of Supervisors.

 

There should be no state sales tax included in the credit card bills. 

Credit card bills should be submitted and paid in a timely manner to avoid any additional fee or late charges.

 

Signed this 7th day of May, 2018.

                                                                                      /s/Bruce Reimers                                

                                                                                    Bruce Reimers

                                                                                      Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Attest:

 

/s/Peggy J. Rice                         

Peggy J. Rice, Auditor

 

All voting aye.

     Moved by Underberg and seconded by Pedersen to approve a quote from B & W Control Specialists for roadside weed spray in the amount of $46,400.00.  All voting aye.

     The Chairman declared a brief recess to move the Board of Supervisors and county residents in attendance to the Magistrate’s Courtroom in the courthouse for the first reading of Humboldt County Ordinance #68.

     The Chairman reconvened the meeting in the Magistrate’s Courtroom.

     Moved by Pedersen and seconded by Underberg to open the public comment portion of the meeting on Ordinance #68.  All voting aye.

     Several county residents were in attendance and spoke either for or against the Wind Tower Ordinance.

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Pedersen to close the public comment portion of the meeting on Ordinance #68.  All voting aye.

     The Chairman recessed the meeting of the Board of Supervisors in the Magistrate’s Courtroom and reconvened the meeting in the Board of Supervisors Room.

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Mattes to approve the first reading of Humboldt County Ordinance #68, an Ordinance on wind towers, to make no changes to the Ordinance and to schedule the second reading of Ordinance #68 for May 14, 2018.  All voting aye.

     The Board discussed the County Engineer’s appointment and recommended that Ben Loots, Interim County Engineer be offered the position.  A contract will be prepared and will be on the Board’s agenda soon.

 

Committee Reports:

Mattes                                                                                    5/01        Kiddie Cats Day Care

                                                                                                5/3-5/4   ISACS Board, Des Moines

                                                                                                5/01        Humboldt County Housing

                                                                                                5/04        Kiddie Cats Day Care         

Lee                                                                                         4/30        Veteran Affairs Board

Reimers                                                                                 5/03        Community & Family Resources, Webster City

                                                                                               

 

     Moved by Lee and seconded by Underberg to adjourn at 11:27 a.m.  All voting aye.

               

/s/Peggy J. Rice                                                    /s/Bruce Reimers                                                

Auditor                                                                  Chairman, Board of Supervisors