Board of Supervisors
Agendas, Minutes & Claims
Date: March 25, 2019
NOTICE AND CALL OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DATE OF MEETING: Monday, March 25, 2019
TIME OF MEETING: 9:00 a.m. C.S.T.
PLACE OF MEETING: SUPERVISORS MEETING ROOM-COURTHOUSE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above-mentioned body will meet at the date, time, and place above set out. The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows:
Pledge of Allegiance
Call to order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes
Old Business/New Business
- ISICS (statewide radio system) – Manning Tower Discussion
- Secondary Roads:
- Resolution 2019-008 – Opposition to Senate File 184(related to transportation of indivisible loads and raw forestry products on primary and non-primary highways)
- Utility Permits
- Roads Discussion
- Approve Plat(s)
- Approve Payables
- Manure Management Annual Updates:
- PI 364, Prestage Farms of Iowa LLC, Section 7, Wheatland Township
- Kniest Finisher Farm, T&T Operations LLC, Section 5, Kniest Township
- Betty Finisher Farm, H&R Partnership, Section 5, Wheatland Township
- Committee Reports
Comments from those in attendance (comments will be limited to five minutes)
The Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, Iowa met in regular adjourned session in the Boardroom of the Courthouse, in Carroll, Iowa, the County seat of said County on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Daylight Saving Time pursuant to law, the rules of said Board and to the adjournment with all members present: Neil Bock, District 1; Dean Schettler, District 2; Eugene Meiners, District 3; Stephanie Hausman, District 4; and Richard Ruggles, District 5.
Motion by Schettler, second by Ruggles to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of tuition assistance request. On roll call, all voted aye. Motion by Meiners, second by Hausman to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2019 meeting as written. On roll call, all voted aye.
Scott Stork met with the Board to request tuition assistance to complete his paramedic schooling. Stork is attending Iowa Central Community College and costs per semester are approximately $2,400. Stork has three semesters left and is willing to commit to working for Carroll County as a paramedic if he receives the assistance. No formal decision made. The Board will meet with Ambulance Director Darrell Baker at the next Board meeting and discuss further.
Jeremy Carroll, General Manager of Manning Utilities met with the Board to discuss the tower site in Manning. The current Motorola ISICS radio system bid includes utilizing this tower space. Carroll explained that the Utility has leased spaced on the tower and they have several other vendors interested in tower space. The County will need a height of at least 250 feet to make this tower location work. No formal decision made.
Motion by Ruggles, second by Schettler to approve utility permits for West Central Iowa Rural Water for work in Sections 4 and 9 Washington Township; Interstate Power and Light for work in Section 31 Grant Township; and Mid-American Energy for work in Section 26 Kniest Township. On roll call, all voted aye.
Motion by Meiners, second by Ruggles to approve Resolution No. 2019-008 opposing Senate File 184 related to transportation of indivisible loads and raw forestry products on primary and non-primary highways. On a roll call vote, Bock, aye; Ruggles, aye; Schettler, aye; Hausman, aye; and Meiners, aye. Motion carried.
CARROLL COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
A RESOLUTION OPPOSING SENATE STUDY BILL1045 AND SENATE FILE 184 PASSED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
WHEREAS, the Transportation Committee in the Iowa Senate has passed House Study Bill 1045 (SF 184) which would amend and make changes to Iowa Code Chapter 321 related to transportation of indivisible loads and raw forestry products on primary and non-primary highways, and;
WHEREAS, Carroll County owns and maintains non-primary highways, and is fiscally and legally responsible for the non-primary highways within the County, and;
WHEREAS, Carroll County owns and maintains 210 structures classified as bridges by the National Bridge Inspection Standards, and;
WHEREAS, many of the bridges owned by Carroll County are aging and structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and;
WHEREAS, current funding is not adequate to replace or rehabilitate these bridges at the rate their conditions are deteriorating, and;
WHEREAS, the non-primary roads and bridges owned by Carroll County serve a critical need for residents, agricultural users, businesses, schools, post offices, and emergency responders, and;
WHEREAS, the proposed bill would allow the Iowa Department of Transportation to issue annual permits to forestry industry haulers for loads up to 130,000 pounds on non-primary highways throughout Iowa, without knowledge of or notice given to the agencies which own these highways and the structures thereon, and;
WHEREAS, bridges within Carroll County have been designed for loads that were legal on Iowa roads at the time of their construction, and bridges have only been rated or posted with weight restrictions for loads that are currently legal on roads, and;
WHEREAS each bridge within Carroll County is unique based on its age, design, and current condition, and;
WHEREAS, load rating to ensure safe passage of loads greater than 80,000 pounds would be unique for each load on each individual bridge, and;
WHEREAS, the traversing of Carroll County bridges by loads up to 130,000 pounds without the County being afforded the knowledge of or the ability to restrict each occurrence, would result in gradual and possibly sudden failure of bridges within the County, and;
WHEREAS, Carroll County would likely bear legal and financial liability for subsequent failure of its bridges, even if such failures are caused by loads they did not permit, and;
WHEREAS, Carroll County is not financially able to repair or replace bridges which would be subject to accelerated deterioration by increased loads, and;
WHEREAS, Carroll County and its residents, farmers, businesses, schools, post offices, and emergency responders, would be subjected to undue operational and economic hardships by further degradation of its road system and the structures thereon;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Carroll County Board of Supervisors strongly urges all Iowa lawmakers to vote in opposition to this legislation.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 25th day of March, 2019.
Attest: Kourtney Irlbeck, Carroll County Auditor
County Engineer Dave Paulson updated the Board on road conditions following the recent flooding and the progress on repairs.
Motion by Bock, second by Schettler to approve plats of survey for Part of SW1/4 & SE1/4 Section 33-83-33 and Lots 3 & 4 SW1/4 Section 33-83-33. On roll call, all voted aye.
Motion by Schettler, second by Ruggles to approve payment of payables as presented. On roll call, all voted aye.
Board reviewed manure management annual updates for PI 364, Prestage Farms of Iowa LLC. in Section 7 of Wheatland Township; Kniest Finisher Farm, T & T Operations LLC. in Section 5 of Kniest Township; and Betty Finisher Farm, H & R Partnership in Section 5 of Wheatland Township.
Schettler reported on Conservation Board meeting, discussion with Jeremy Carroll of Manning Utilities, and discussion with Mark Hansen regarding Middle/South Raccoon River Watershed. No upcoming meetings.
Hausman reported on Carroll Area Childcare Center Board meeting and email regarding Real Coalition. Upcoming radio interview.
Meiners reported on CADC Board meeting, YES Center Board meeting, and radio/newspaper interviews. Upcoming meetings include: Western Iowa Advantage, Policy Council, and New Opportunities Board.
Bock reported on sign checks at RSVP/Foster Grand Parents, road tour, Carroll Coalition, and 2nd Judicial District meeting. Upcoming meetings include: RSVP/Foster Grand Parents and Rolling Hills Community Services. Discussed RACOM email.
Ruggles reported on road tour, tour of can redemption center, and Legislative Forum. Upcoming Western Iowa Advantage meeting. Discussed liquidating County farm to offset ISICS project.
Motion by Meiners, second by Ruggles to adjourn at 10:40 a.m. On roll call, all voted aye.
Kourtney Irlbeck, Auditor, Neil Bock, Chairman
Associated File: BILLDAY0319-2.pdf