October 11, 2005|
The Sac County Board 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 amend the agenda to consider an easement application
and to receive a proposal for the Sac County Ambulance union contract renewal. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to approve the agenda as amended. Ayes all, motion carried.
Larry Peyton with Colburn and Sons Insurance, reviewed several items in the County’s insurance package after
having attended a seminar on county insurance coverage. Mr. Peyton advised the board that the county’s work comp coverage
for non-statutory volunteers should include medical only coverage and that the Sac County EMA cannot be covered under
the county’s policy. As a 28E entity, the Sac County EMA should have an individual policy funded through that agency. No action was taken.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to approve an application submitted by the City of Wall Lake to
bury a 6” gas line and a water line in the right of way of DD 60 Lateral 3, to feed the soy – biodiesel plant South of Wall Lake.
Ayes all, motion carried.
Rick Dean, Architect and Steve Laurens with A and S Services of Orange City were present to discuss the plans for
the addition to the Sac County Communication Center. A and S Services had submitted the low bid of $515,000.00, which was
approximately $120,000 over the architect’s estimate. The Supervisors, Sheriff and Sac City Police officer Jon Thompson
discussed ways to reduce the overall cost of the project.
It was moved by Hecht and seconded by Bensley to accept the low bid of $512,000 to remodel and add on to the
communications center submitted by A and S Services of Orange City, Iowa with certain deducts bringing the final bid to $472,302.00.
Ayes all, motion carried subject to the approval of the Sac City City Council.
Representatives from the bargaining unit of the Sac County Ambulance presented three points of the bargaining unit contract,
which they proposed be changed. The changes called for a 6% increase in wages and changes in the employers’ health care
coverage. The Board of Supervisors discussed the issues with the union representatives but gave no response.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Hecht to sign a contract with Matt Parrott and Sons / Henry Adkins and Sons
to purchase precinct count voting equipment as required by the Federal Help America Vote Act. Ayes all, motion carried.
The contract called for the delivery of equipment and some supplies and training for a total of $110,122.00, of which $103,620.00
will be reimbursed by the State of Iowa through the Federal Help America Vote legislation. Additional funds will be available for
the purchase of equipment to provide a verifiable voter audit paper trail.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the county engineer could not meet with the board of supervisors. An update of activities
of the county road crews and status of current maintenance and construction projects was faxed to the board. A spreadsheet of
road graveling policies from other counties was attached to the report.
With there being no further business, on motion, the meeting was adjourned.Secretary S/James W. Dowling, Chairman__________________, Date ______________