June 26, 2012
The Sac County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with all members present, Rick Hecht, Chairman, presiding. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as submitted.
It was moved by Stock and seconded by Bensley to approve the agenda as posted. Ayes all, motion carried.
The County Auditor, as Commissioner of Elections, discussed the option of having the township officials appointed by the Board of Supervisors as opposed to them being elected on the general election ballot. Several vacancies occur on the general election ballot as a result of nomination papers not being turned in and after the election is canvassed by the Supervisors, the incumbents are normally appointed to fill the vacancy or sometimes the vacancy on the ballot is filled by writing in the name of the incumbent trustee or clerk. The Auditor explained that by making this office an appointed position, it would reduce the number of ballot styles from 27 to nine, which would result in a significant savings in printing costs of ballots and sample ballots in the local papers. A conversation with at least one representative from each township suggested support for the proposal. The Board reviewed an example of the ballot language that was used in Buchanan County and it was moved by Bensley and seconded by Stock to authorize the Sac County Auditor develop a resolution placing the question of appointing township officials on the General Election ballot in November of 2012. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Stock and seconded by Bensley to approve an application for increased animal units in an animal confinement feeding operation located in Section 18, Douglas Twp. Ayes all, motion carried. The application was submitted by Maschhoff.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Stock to approve the renewal of the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool for general liability coverage for 2012/13. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Stock and seconded by Bensley to approve the transfers of $287,288.50 from Rural Basic Fund to Secondary Roads fund and $25,378.75 from General fund to Secondary Road fund. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Stock to direct the County Auditor to gather some information regarding prices for labor and material to construct a four stall garage on the North parking lot of the courthouse and report back to the Board. Ayes all, motion carried.
Scott Brauwer, Chief Jailor for Sac County, explained a work release program that the Sheriff is proposing to implement for Sac County prisoners. Deputy Brauwer discussed the fee of $100 to be collected by each prisoner wishing to enroll in the work release program and several other rules, regulation and penalties attached for violating those rules.
It was moved by Bensley and seconded by Stock to approve the work release program to be implemented on July 1, 2012. Ayes all, motion carried.
It was moved by Stock and seconded by Bensley to approve the claims as listed on the claims register in the Auditorís office. Ayes all, motion carried.
The County Engineer updated the Board on activities of the county road crews and the status of current maintenance and construction projects and the construction of Highway 20 as it pertains to secondary roads.
The Engineer was informed of a complaint by a resident in Wheeler Township about the gravel being spread on the roads in that area. The Engineer will look into the matter.
With there being no further business, on motion, the meeting was adjourned.
Secretary S/ James W. Dowling;