Supervisors met on October 1

October 1, 2019

Benton County Courthouse

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

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve minutes of September 24, 2019. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: Approve 40 hours of vacation carryover for Dana Burmeister, Transportation Director. Motion carried.

Marc Greenlee brought up the Flood Plain Management Program and how the county needs to update their flood ordinance and follow FEMA’s requirements with the newly updated maps. The last ordinance was done in 2008. The wording will be changed from the 100-year flood to be reflected as base flood elevation. This ordinance would only affect the unincorporated areas of Benton County and those that would require flood insurance. Primmer suggested that Greenlee maintain issuing the permits in these regards and to also work on getting the replacement hired in his office.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To set public hearing dates for Tuesday, October 15th at 9:45 a.m. for the first consideration and reading for the Flood Plain Ordinance #75 and Tuesday October 22nd at 9:15 for the 2nd and final consideration for Ordinance #75. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #19-56, Approving final plat of Tumilty Addition to Benton County, Iowa. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #19-56

APPROVING PLAT FOR TUMILTY ADDITION TO BENTON COUNTY, IOWA

WHEREAS, a Plat of Tumilty Addition to Benton County, Iowa, containing one (1) lot has been presented to the Benton County Board of Supervisors consisting of the following described real estate:

See Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof

And

WHEREAS, after consideration, the same is found to be correct and in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Iowa and the ordinances of Benton County, Iowa, and

WHEREAS, the owners have executed and filed an Owner’s Certificate containing consent and dedication for said Plat: and

WHEREAS, the Benton County Board of Supervisors find that the plat would be advantageous to Benton County, Iowa,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Benton County Board of Supervisors that said plat of Tumilty Addition to Benton County, Iowa, will be and the same is hereby acknowledged and approved and accepted on the part of Benton County, Iowa, subject to the following stipulations:

  1. Any new driveways will be built to comply with Benton County’s driveway resolution dated October 17, 1975 and amended September 4, 1981, and April 17, 2008.
  2. Any new water supply will be constructed with the approval of the Benton County Department of Health.
  3. Any new sewage treatment system will be constructed with the approval of the Benton County Department of Health.

The Benton County Auditor is hereby directed to certify this Resolution Approving Plat and affix the same to said Plat as provided by law.

This resolution passed and approved on the 1st day of October, 2019.

EXHIBIT A

Legal Description:

Part of Lot 3 of Auditor’s Plat No. 8 in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 84 North, Range 9 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Benton County, Iowa described as follows:

Commencing at the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 84 North, Range 9 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian; thence S1°05’01″E along the east line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, 792.00 feet to the Northeast Corner of Lot 3 of Auditor’s Plat No. 8; thence N66°11’42’W along the northerly line of said Lot 3, a distance of 125.11 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing N66°11’42’W along said northerly line, 333.61 feet; thence S14°59’56’W,

305.55 feet; thence S80°21’41″E, 331.13 feet; thence N14°59’56″E, 223.54 feet to the point of beginning.

Said parcel contains 2.00 acres, subject to easements and restrictions of record.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve hiring of Lydia Wieneke as part-time kitchen help in the sheriff’s office effective today at the union contract rate. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve law enforcement contract with City of Atkins for a yearly sum of $23,400 to be paid quarterly and not to exceed 18 hours a week. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To approve and authorize chairman to sign the intent to obligate construction funds, duplication of benefits form and send notice for bidders to the newspaper for the Middle Cedar WMA Bid packet 3A. Motion carried.

Dana Burmeister, Transportation Director wanted to discuss Blueprints and how all the bidding and getting quotes for the Transportation Building was going to take place. The Board would like to discuss some things with Brock Genesis at ECICOG for clarification before moving forward.

Bids were received as follows for a new 1 ton cab/chassis pickup for the Engineer’s Service Department:

Thys Automotive, Belle Plaine-2019 Ram 3500 Reg Cab chassis 4X2-$27,861

Van Horn Motors, Newhall-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cab Chassis-$28,714

John Greider Motors, Belle Plaine-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cab Chassis-$28,953

Thys Automotive, Blairstown-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cab Chassis-$29,299

Ervin Motor Co., Vinton-2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Cab Chassis-$29,610

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To accept the Engineers recommendation and approve the lowest bid on a new 1 ton cab/chassis pickup for secondary roads from Thys Automotive, Belle Plaine for $27,861. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To authorize the county attorney to consent to Shellsburg acquiring property on parcel #190-12650 for abandoned property per Iowa code 657A.10B. Motion carried.

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

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor

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