Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 2018

January 2, 2018:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hendrickson and Graham present.  Let the records show that Hickey was not present for this meeting. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Minutes of the previous board session were read and approved.  The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present were Matt and Nick Shearer and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today. 

The board approved the following resolutions to reorganize the board for 2018:

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-1

WHEREAS, motion was made by Hendrickson to appoint Randy Hickey, Board Chairman and Terry Graham as Board Vice Chairman.

WHEREAS, the Board Chairman may make motions and vote as any other member of the Board.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2018, that Supervisor Hickey is appointed Board Chairman and Supervisor Graham is appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 absent

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

RESOLUTION NO.  2018-2

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2018, that the 2018 committee appointments are as follows:

Supervisor Hendrickson - Tourism Board, Welcome Center Board, West Central Development, Landfill Commission, Local Emergency Response, Southwest Iowa Juvenile Emergency Services Board, Loess Hills Alliance. 

Supervisor Hickey - DECAT Board, DHS Service Advisory Board, Emergency Management Commission, Waubonsie Mental Health, Regional Planning Affiliate Board, Board of Health, Clarinda Mental Health Center Advisory Board and Workforce Development and REAP Commission.

Supervisor Graham - Loess Hills Authority, Hungry Canyons Authority, Hungry Canyons Alliance, Southwest Iowa Transit, Southwest Iowa Planning Council, Fourth Judicial 28E Board, and Zion Recovery Board, FREDCO, and Local Emergency Response and County Safety Committee.

Graham, Hendrickson and Hickey appointed to E911 Board with one vote.

Motion was made by Hendrickson.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 absent

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-3

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2018, that the Board will hold its regular meetings on Tuesday of each week in the office of the Fremont County Courthouse, Sidney, Iowa, commencing at 9:00 a.m. until business is concluded.

Motion made by Hendrickson.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 absent

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

RESOLUTION NO.  2018-4

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2018, that the Sidney Argus-Herald and The Hamburg Reporter be designated as the County's official newspapers for 2018.

Motion to approve made by Graham.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 absent

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-5

RESOLUTION APPOINTING EMINENT DOMAIN COMPENSATION COMMISSION

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2018, that the following persons are appointed as members of the Eminent Domain Compensation Commission for the year 2018.
 

BANKERS:   PROPERTY OWNERS:  
   
Chris Johnson Sidney, IA 51652 Pat Sheldon Percival, IA 51648
Kent Claiborne Hamburg, IA 51640 Willis Moyer Sidney, IA 51652
Colleen Jurey Sidney, IA 51652 Nancy Newlon, Thurman, IA 51654
Justin Ewalt Hamburg, IA 51640 Joni Hickey Thurman, IA 51654
Grant Schaaf Randolph, IA 51649 Twila Larson Sidney, IA 51652
Cindy Gregg Hamburg, Iowa 51640 Gerald Head Imogene, IA  51645
Jay Longinaker Randolph, IA 51649 James D. Doyle Farragut, IA 51639
     
REAL ESTATE:   FARMERS:  
   
Denise Hammer Tabor, IA 51653 John Askew Thurman, IA 51654
Gene Hines Hamburg, IA 51640 Lynn Handy Percival, IA 51648
Larry Aspedon Hamburg, IA 51640 H. Frances Lorimor Sidney, IA 51652
Nancy Vanatta Sidney, IA 51652 Dave Roberts Sidney, IA 51652
Jenna Gregory Sidney, IA 51652 Sara Holt Sidney, IA 51652
Dale Rogers Percival, Iowa 51648 Keith Schaaf Randolph, IA 51649
John Sheldon Hamburg, IA 51640 Steve Lorimor Farragut, IA 51639

Motion to approve made by Hendrickson.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 absent

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

Motion made by Hendrickson to reappoint Graham to the SWIPCO Policy Council.  

Motion carried unanimously. Motion made by Hendrickson to table the appointment of the alternate and the member of the public. Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion made by Hendrickson to reappoint the following to the Board of Health:

Randy Hickey– term ending 12/31/2020
Gloria Mattice–term ending 12/31/2020
Angie Alley – term ending 12/31/2020

Motion carried unanimously. 

Matt Shearer and Nick Shearer met with the board regarding a septic tank issue at 1988 300th Avenue in Sidney. Let the records show that EMC Mike Crecelius joined the meeting. The board previously discussed this at their meeting on October 31st. Shearers have now installed a new septic system including laterals. The laterals were not originally installed at the proper distance. When they tried to sell the house, it failed the inspection due to this and the fact that the tank had collapsed. This matter was turned over to the county’s insurance company and the claim denied. Graham stated that he would talk to the insurance company about this matter as he believes the county is at fault. Hendrickson believes both parties are at fault. Graham stated that he will speak to the insurance company regarding the matter. 

Motion made by Graham to approve the new temporary light duty and prescription and medication policies submitted by INCS. Motion carried unanimously.  

Claims were approved for January 5, 2018

At 9:47 a.m., there being no further business, Graham made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

January 9, 2018:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Graham, and Hendrickson present.  A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:02 a.m. Minutes of the previous board session were read and approved.  The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present was Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today. 

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Graham to appoint Hendrickson as an alternate member to the SWIPCO Policy Council. Motion carried unanimously. 

Veteran’s Affairs Director Carlene Hall and Veteran’s Affairs Commission Member Cal Roulson met with the board to discuss upcoming funding cuts from the state. Hall informed the board that no dollars have been spent on direct services for veterans. Funding was cut to $9,700 last year and there is a possible decrease of 50% for the coming year. These dollars are currently used for salary. Hall doesn’t think this is being used as intended. She wants to develop an outreach program and this would require more hours. She would like to revisit how the money is allocated this budget time. Graham requested that research be done as to how other counties spend those funds. There have been 756 veterans reached in Fremont County. There are more than 300 that she estimated that she has yet to reach. She has two experienced members of the association that would be willing to come speak to the board about how they handle these funds. Cal Roulson thanked the board for their service and stated that he and the commission were pleased with Carlene and Nancy’s efforts in the office. 

In other business, the Recorder’s Monthly Report for December was approved. 

Claims were approved for January 12, 2018

At 9:40 a.m., there being no further business, Graham made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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