December 20, 2005|
The Sac County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with all members present, Dean Stock, Chairman, presiding.
The minutes of the last meeting were approved as submitted.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Hecht to approve the agenda as posted. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to approve the drainage claims as submitted. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Hecht to approve the claims as listed on the claims register in the
Auditor’s office. Ayes all, motion carried.
Ivan Droessler, Drainage Engineer with Kuehl and Payer, LTD, presented the engineer’s report on DD 81 with
recommendations for repairs, annexation and reclassification. There was lengthy discussion on how other adjacent drainage
districts benefit from DD 81.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to tentatively accept the engineer’s report on DD 81 as submitted
and to direct the drainage attorney to prepare a notice of public hearing on the report. Ayes all, motion carried. Notices will
be sent to the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors and owners of property within DD 19 and 26.
A public hearing on the engineer’s report and recommendations for repairs to DD 81 was set for Tuesday, February 7, 2006,
at 1:30 PM in the courtroom of the Sac County Courthouse.
The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors opened the public hearing on the reclassification of Karr Ave between
370th Street and 380th Street and between 380th Street and the Boyer River. The proposal before the board was to reclassify
certain portions of Karr Ave from Class B to Class C and to cause the Secondary Road department to erect gates to prohibit
unauthorized traffic. There were four people from the general public at the public hearing.
After hearing all of the comments from the general public, it was move by Bensley and seconded by Hecht to close
the public hearing. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to reclassify that part of Karr Ave from 270th Street to 380th Street
from Class B to Class C status and direct the Engineer to place gates at either end to restrict unauthorized traffic. Ayes all, motion carried.
The engineer updated the board on activities of the county road crews and the status of current maintenance
and construction projects.
A proposal to place a stop sign at the intersection of 240th Street and Wadsley Ave to stop North bound traffic was
offered by the engineer. It was the opinion of Supervisor Hecht that the stop sign should be placed to stop East bound traffic
due to lack of visibility to the South. The engineer stated that the placement was suggested after reviewing traffic count information.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Stock to adopt a resolution (05-1220) approving the placement of a stop sign
at the intersection of 240th Street and Yankee Ave. located at the NW corner of Section 13, Cedar Twp. Ayes Bensley and Stock;
Nays Hecht, motion carried. Mr. Hecht stated that while he agreed that a stop sign should be placed at the intersection,
he did not agree with the Engineer’s recommendation to stop the North bound traffic.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to approve an agreement for Federal aid bridge replacement
project BROS – CO81(50) –5F-81. Ayes all, motion carried. The bridge to be replaced is over the Cedar River on Wadsley Ave.
The agreement calls for 80% Federal funding and 20% Farm to Market.
The Board will submit a counter offer to the Secondary Roads union contract proposal on Tuesday, December 27, 2005,
at 11:00 AM.
The Board and the engineer discussed the current policy for installing water lines in the county road right of way. It was
the engineer’s suggestion that there was no requirement that water lines be bored under county gravel roads.
With there being no further business, on motion, the meeting was adjourned.Secretary S/James W. Dowling, Chairman__________________, Date ______________