Benton Supervisors – September 3, 2019

September 3, 2019 

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Bierschenk and Seeman present. Primmer was absent. Bierschenk called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. 

Benton County Courthouse

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve minutes of August 27, 2019. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve law enforcement contract with City of Norway for FY 2020 in the total amount of $13,000 to be paid quarterly. Benton County Sheriff’s Office providing police protection not to exceed 10 hours a week on the average or 520 hours within the contract period. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To authorize co-chairman to certify the county urban renewal report to the state. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #19-48, Approval and Disapproval of Business Property Tax Credits (BPTC) for the 2018 Assessment year. Motion carried. 

RESOLUTION #19-48 

APPROVAL AND DISAPPROVAL OF BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX CREDITS FOR THE 2018 ASSESSMENT 

WHEREAS, Iowa enacted SF295 establishing a business property tax credit; and 

WHEREAS, the legislation requires property owners to apply for the credit; and 

WHEREAS, the board of supervisors is required to allow or disallow the credit based on the requirements of the legislation; and 

WHEREAS, the sign-up period has past and the assessor has provided a list of those applying for said credit; and 

WHEREAS, the assessor has recommended allowance or disallowance based on the classification and/or use of the property, 

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the eighty-one (81) new applications for the 2018 assessment year Business Property Tax Credit filed with the assessor on or before July 1, 2019 are allowed and only one (1) applicant does not qualify so is denied. 

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the seventy-two (72) applications for the 2018 assessment year Business Property Tax Credit that were re-filed with the assessor on or before July 1, 2019, due to changes in ownership or other matters, are allowed. 

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the removal of eighty-nine (89) applications due to change in ownership or other matters is hereby approved. 

It IS FURTHER RESOLVED that notice be made to the denied application and that all applications be filed in the office of the assessor. 

Signed this 3rd day of September, 2019. 

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Gary Bierschenk, Co-Chairman 

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Tracy Seeman 

ATTEST: 

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Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve and sign agreement with East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) and Benton County, Iowa for both parties to collaborate in the acquisition of land and construction of a building to be used by Benton County Transportation, that operates under contract with ECICOG. It is the mutual desire of both parties to enable ECICOG to obtain PTIG funds pursuant to the Transit Joint Participation Grant Agreement by and between ECICOG and IDOT. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To table the discussion on tax abatement notices received from City of Belle Plaine on parcel #s 030-26225 and 660-32260. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve and sign intent to obligate construction funds and send the bid packet 3 notice to the paper. Construction on this list of projects will start in fall of 2019. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve utility permit for Poweshiek Water Association in Bruce Township. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve utility permit(s) for Farmer’s Mutual Telephone to bore in the county’s right of way in Section 9 of Canton Township and also in sections 24 and 25. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To accept resignation of Roger Sturtz in secondary roads department effective October 4, 2019. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve wage change for Garald Rivers, current intern in the weed department. Rivers has obtained his CDL, and now qualifies for $16/an hour like other part-time drivers effective immediately. Motion carried. 

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adjourn. Motion carried. 

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