February 1, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, February 1, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple, Aistrope and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Aistrope moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. Kevin Morse met with the Board and discussed the generator at Country Acres Care.

At 9:30 a.m. Lana Pales of Grow Iowa-SWI Coaliton, Ross Silcock and Ken DeBaere met with the Board and discussed a budget request for Grow Iowa.

At 10:00 a.m. County Engineer Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Aistrope, seconded by Hickey, to authorize Chairman Whipple to sign project claims and contract on Project L-4-16-2. Vote carried unanimously.

At 11:00 a.m. Don Bartholomew met with the Board and discussed the Emergency Management budget.

He will meet with the Board again on February 6.

In other business, the following resolution was approved.

RESOLUTION: BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 1st day of February, 2001, that the Auditor be authorized to cancel outstanding warrants that are over two years old.

Motion made by Hickey, seconded by Aistrope, that the above resolution be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

/s/ Lucille Hunt                                                   /s/ John E. Whipple      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                  /s/  David Aistrope       aye
by June Hardy, Asst  Auditor                          /s/  Keith Hickey            aye

The Board talked by phone with Shenandoah City Park Commissioner Mike Laughlin regarding Manti Park maintenance.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     John E. Whipple, Chairman

February 6, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. Hickey moved to approve to extend the lease agreement for the term beginning January 10, 2001 and ending January 9, 2002 under the same terms and conditions between Dale R. Rewinkle and Connie S. Rewinkle as Lessors and Fremont County, Iowa as Lessee, for the front part of the Hotel Sidney Building at 710 Illinois St. Motion carried unanimously.

At 11:00 a.m. the Board met with Bart Bartholomew in regards to the Emergency Management budget. The amount the county will contribute to his fund was approved.

In other business, the County Recorderís Report of Fees Collected was approved. The Board reviewed the county budget and was approved to be published.

Payroll and claims for February 9, 2001 were approved.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     John E. Whipple, Chairman

February 8, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, February 8, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. the following resolution was approved. RESOLUTION APPROVING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE FREMONT COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH:

Whereas the Fremont County Board of Health approved its proposed rules and regulations at a regular meeting on January 10, 2001, and

Whereas, a public hearing was held on the proposed Rules and Regulations at 1:00 p.m. on February 7, 2001 in the Boardroom in the Courthouse at Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa pursuant to notice published on February 1, 2001, and

Whereas copies of the said Rules and Regulation as well as copies of Iowa Administrative Code Part 567 Chapters 39 and 69 were available for public examination prior to the hearing as published in said notice, and

Whereas the Fremont County Board of Health adopted the rules and regulations as revised after public hearing,

Now, therefore, be it resolved:

The Rules and Regulations adopted as revised by the Fremont County Board of Health pursuant to notice of public hearing are hereby approved, and will be effective upon publication as provided by law.

Motion by Keith Hickey, seconded by Whipple.

ATTEST:

/s/ Lucille Hunt                                                   /s/ John E. Whipple      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                  /s/  David Aistrope       absent
                                                                           /s/  Keith Hickey           aye

Prepared and submitted by:

/s/ Vicki R. Danley, Fremont County Attorney

At 10:00 a.m. Jack Kitchens met with the Board in regards to a letter he received from the Zoning Administrator. Dan Davis was present. Vicki Danley could not be present but she sent an email to the Board and said that the hearing referred to in the notice he received is a hearing he must ask for in writing on a form he or his lawyer is to get from the County Engineer. It is an appeal of the Engineerís decision that he must completely clean up his junk. The appeal is to the Fremont County Board of Adjustment.

In other business the Sheriffís Monthly Report of Fees Collected was approved.

The following claim was approved for a hand-written warrant: General Basic Fund: Samís Club #6472, 60.00.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     John E. Whipple, Chairman

February 13, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Aistrope and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. Dan Davis, County Engineer, met with the Board. Hickey moved to authorize Vice Chairman Aistrope to sign an Application for Approval of Underground Construction, County Right-of-Way, for Iowa Telecommunication Service, Inc., 11 Eleventh Ave., PO Box 330, Grinnell, IA 50112-0330, for buried copper telephone cable on Bluff Road to replace a section lost due to bridge reconstruction project in Sidney Twp., northeast part, Section 31. Motion carried unanimously. Hickey moved to authorize Vice Chairman Aistrope to sign an agreement between Melvin J. Tyner, ETAL, and Fremont County to furnish Fremont County a permanent easement of 0.11 acres for public right of way, in section 30-70-40, for Fremont County Project L-4-31-1 and 0-35 acres for temporary easement. Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     David Aistrope, Vice-Chairman

February 15, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, February 15, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple, Aistrope and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Aistrope moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. Ivan Woltemath, Harold Mitchell, Mike Nenneman, Rod Finnell, Larry Finnell, John Moyer, Richard Payne, Jim Nahkunst, Glen Stenzel, Bob Woltemath and Ross Silcock met with the Board in regards to the water run off at Sapp Brothers and other development on I29 & Hwy 2. The group, representing the Iowa Chute, told the Board that dumping the water into the Iowa Chute is not the answer for the problem and that it needs to be run to the river. Discussion followed but no action was taken by the Board.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                         John E. Whipple, Chairman

February 20, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 20, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple, Aistrope and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Aistrope moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. Dan Davis, County Engineer, met with the Board. Motion was made by Hickey to authorize Chairman Whipple to sign the following applications for approval of underground construction, county right of way for Iowa Telecommunication Service Inc., Grinnell, Iowa: Underground construction of buried copper telephone cable bored under spillway to replace a bridge attachment that has broken on 190th St., 3 miles NW from Sidney, Iowa, Sidney Twp., Section 20; Buried copper telephone cable in edge or roadbed on county road No. 115th St., 2 miles SW from Tabor, Iowa, Green Twp., Section 7; Place buried service wire to 2360 Bluff Rd. by boring under Bluff Rd. on county road Bluff Rd., 3 miles SW from Sidney, Iowa, SE part of Sidney Twp., Section 17; Buried copper telephone cable bored under county road J46 (250th St) Ĺ mile East from Riverton, Iowa, Riverton Twp., Section 21/28 line; Buried copper telephone cable bored under spillway to replace broken bridge attachment on county road 300th Ave., 5 miles North from Sidney, Iowa, Riverside Twp., Section 31. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Hickey to sign an Iowa Department of Transportation Farm to Market System Fremont County, Culvert Replacement, Section 31-T70N-R40W, Project Number L-4-31-1. Motion carried unanimously.

William Meisenheimer stopped in to visit with the Board about the sewer and water projects at the I29 and Highway 2 development.

In other business, payroll and claims for February 23, 2001 were approved.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     John E. Whipple, Chairman

February 22, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, February 22, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple, Aistrope and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Aistrope moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; vote carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. motion was made by Hickey to authorize Chairman Whipple to sign a proposal for professional engineering services with Morrissey Engineering for generator installation at Country Acres Care. Motion carried unanimously.

At 10:00 a.m. the Board met with County Engineer Dan Davis, DOT representatives John Carnes, Brian Morrissey and Jim Whetstone, in regards to traffic solutions at the I29 and Highway 2 development area. The Board of Supervisors requested an extra lane but the DOT representatives said an interim solution of painting schemes for single lanes that would require turning lanes will be implemented. They said they didnít know what the long term solution would be if the development progresses. Mr. Karnes said there will be another public hearing in regards to the replacement of bridges east of Sidney on Highway 2.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     John E. Whipple, Chairman

February 27, 2001:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 27, 2001, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Supervisors Whipple, Aistrope and Hickey present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Supervisor Hickey moved to approve the agenda as posted; vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Aistrope moved to approve the minutes of the previous Board session; voted carried unanimously.

At 9:00 a.m. the following resolution was approved.

RESOLUTION: BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 27th day of February, 2001, that Janelle Payne, Hamburg, be reappointed to the Conservation Board with her term ending June 30, 2001, that Robert Benton, Tabor, be appointed to the Conservation Board with his term ending June 30, 2002, that Kirk Shearer, Farragut, be reappointed to the Conservation Board with his term ending June 30, 2003 and that Robert Smith, Sidney, be reappointed to the Conservation Board with his term ending June 30, 2004. Steve White was appointed to the Conservation Board on October 12, 2000, with his term ending June 1, 2005.

ATTEST:

/s/ Lucille Hunt                                                   /s/ John E. Whipple      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                  /s/  David Aistrope       aye
                                                                           /s/  Keith Hickey           aye

At 9:30 a.m. Ross Silcock met with the Board and discussed a CEBA Grant application.

At 10:00 a.m. the Fremont County Budget Hearing was held. Present were Bobbie Mather and June Hardy, Assistant Auditor. After discussion and with no objections, the following resolutions were approved:

RESOLUTION: BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors, this 27th day of February, 2001, the following:

Chapter 405A replacement revenue be credited to the general fund.

General Fund Balance-Unreserved/Designated for the near future - $150,000 of local option money is designated for re-wiring of the courthouse, because of the condition of the present wiring.

Secondary Road Fund Balance-Unreserved/Designated for the near future - $1,000,000 designated for building and land improvements for the Secondary Road Department.

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors directs the money received as a result of House File 726, passed by the 77th General Assembly and signed into law May 15, 1997, requiring the State of Iowa to fully fund the homestead, military and low income elderly/disabled property tax credits be used for the ongoing unfunded mandates (the new tax statements which generate more forms, increased postage, increased computer supplies, ongoing additional programming costs, computer and printer maintenance, PCís to support the programs sent to the county by the Department of Management and federal regulations for voter registration, postage and supplies) passed down to Fremont County from the state and federal government.

Motion was made by Aistrope, seconded by Hickey, carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

/s/ Lucille Hunt                                                   /s/ John E. Whipple      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                  /s/  David Aistrope       aye
                                                                           /s/  Keith Hickey           aye

RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION OF BUDGET AND CERTIFICATION OF TAXES: BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 27th day of February, 2001, that the proposed budget for fiscal year July 1, 2001 Ė June 30, 2002, after one public hearing as required by law on February 27, 2001, be adopted as proposed and published and property tax levies will be levied as follows: County wide property taxes levied are: General Basic amount of $1,320,742 with a rate of 3.5000, General Supplemental amount of $278,099 with a rate of .73697, MH-DD Services Fund amount of $440,649 with a rate of 1.16773, with a countywide valuation without gas and electric of 377,354,879. Rural Services valuation without gas and electric of 296,978,736, for an amount of $844,281 at the rate of 2.84290. The grand total property tax dollars from all funds is $2,883,771.

Motion to approve by Aistrope, seconded by Hickey, carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

/s/ Lucille Hunt                                                   /s/ John E. Whipple      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                  /s/  David Aistrope       aye
                                                                           /s/  Keith Hickey           aye

RESOLUTION FOR APPROPRIATIONS: WHEREAS, it is desired to make appropriations for each of the different officers and departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa.

THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 27th day of February 2001, the following: SECTION 1-The amounts itemized by fund and department on the attached schedule are hereby appropriated from the resources/fund as shown. SECTION 2-Subject to the provisions of other county procedures and regulations, and applicable state law, the appropriations authorized under Section 1 shall constitute an authorization for the department/officer listed to make expenditures or incur obligations from the itemized fund, effective July 1, 2001. SECTION 3-In accordance with Section 331.437, Code of Iowa, no Department/Officer shall incur any liability in excess of the amount appropriated to this resolution. SECTION 4-If, at any time during the 2001/2002 budget year the Auditor ascertains that the available resources of a fund will be less than said fundís total appropriations, he/she shall immediately inform the Board and recommend appropriate corrective action. SECTION 5-The Auditor shall establish separate accounts for the appropriations authorized in Section 1. The Auditor shall report the status of such accounts to the applicable Departments/Officers monthly during the 2001/2002 budget year. SECTION 6-All appropriations authorized pursuant to this resolution lapse at the close of business on June 30, 2002. The above and foregoing resolution was adopted by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 27, 2001.

Motion to approve by Aistrope, seconded by Hickey, carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

/s/ Lucille Hunt                                                   /s/ John E. Whipple      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                  /s/  David Aistrope       aye
                                                                           /s/  Keith Hickey           aye

At 10:30 a.m. County Engineer Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Hickey, seconded by Aistrope, to authorize Chairman Whipple to sign an agreement with Nielsen, Mayne Architecture for architectural services for the Fremont County Shops. Vote carried unanimously. Supervisor Aistrope moved to authorize Chairman Whipple to sign an Application for Approval of Underground Construction County Highway Right of Way for Iowa Telecommunication Service, Inc. for underground construction of buried copper telephone cable on 350th Ave. (L72). Vote carried unanimously.

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was made.

At 4:00 p.m. the Board attended the Assessorís Budget Hearing.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                     John E. Whipple, Chairman

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