Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 2015

March 3, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey and Hendrickson present.  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 Shannon Schram, B103 Radio, and Nick Johansen, Shenandoah Valley News. 

Let the records show Cara Morgan was not present at this meeting. 

At 9:00 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board requesting approval of the following: 

Motion was made by Hendrickson approving Work in ROW permit for Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc. for Replacement of Copper Cable on 175th Avenue in Benton Township.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hendrickson approving Work in ROW permit for Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc. for Replacement of Cable at 29306 Waubonsie Ave. in Tabor.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hendrickson approving Work in ROW permit for Windstream Iowa Communication, Inc. for Replacement of cable near 2104 220th St. in Percival. IA.  Motion carried unanimously. 

At 9:15 a.m. Mike Crecelius, EMC, met with the board to discuss ALICE Training time frame for courthouse employees.  Also present was Kevin Aistrope.  Crecelius said the training will take place on April 30th at 1:00 p.m., and should take approximately four hours. 

Crecelius also discussed with the board current proposed legislation that addresses the use and funding of the State of Iowa 9-1-1 Wireless Surcharge account.   

At 9:45 a.m. Randy Hickey, Board Chair, received and opened the only bid received for Fremont County Law Enforcement Center, (Jail Kitchen furnishings) from Buller Fixture Company of Omaha, NE. for $36,267.00.  The bid was accepted and forwarded to Prochaska & Associates.  

In other business, claims for March 6, 2015, were approved

At 10:00 a.m. there being no further business, Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

March 10, 2015:

At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, a Department Head meeting was held in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom.  Present were Randy Hickey, Cara Morgan, Speck Hendrickson, Jenny McAllister, Danny Toma, Dan Davis, Kevin Aistrope, Arnold Emberton, Mike Crecelius, Reba Richie, Corey Becker and Karen Berry.  Topics discussed: two road projects, 2015 assessments, ALICE training is April 2 at 1:00pm with the courthouse remaining closed for the rest of the day, a jury trial is scheduled for 3/17, LEC progress, flood study by Corp of Engineers, erosion prevention project, case management changes. 

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Hendrickson and Morgan present.  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. 

Let the records show also present for this meeting was, Shannon Schram, B103 Radio, and Nick Johansen, Shenandoah Valley News.      

At 9:00 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board requesting approval of the following: 

Motion by Morgan to approve Resolution 2015-14 to accept low bid & award construction contract to A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc. on project #BROS-CO36(68)- - 5F-36. Motion carried unanimously. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-14

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT LOW BID AND AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

WHEREAS, the Fremont County Secondary Roads Department held a letting for construction in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation projects on February 17, 2015, and WHEREAS, one (1) bid was received for Bridge Replacement over the West Nishnabotna River on J22 (150th Street), (Taylor Bridge), Project BROS-CO36 (68)--5F-36, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Fremont County that the contract be awarded to A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc., of Atlantic, IA  for the low bid of $1,329,098.88. The cost of this project shall be paid from HBP and FM funds.

Motion to approve made by Morgan.  Approved this 10th day of March, 2015.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

 Motion by Morgan to approve Resolution 2015-15 to accept low bid & award construction contract to Western Engineering, Co. for project #STP-S-CO36(65) - - 5E-36. Motion carried unanimously. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-15

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT LOW BID AND AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

WHEREAS, the Fremont County Secondary Roads Department held a letting for construction in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation projects on February 17, 2015, and WHEREAS, three (3) bids was received for HMA Resurfacing/Cold in-place Recycling on J18 (120th Street) from Hwy 275 to L68 (330th Avenue), Project STP-S-CO36(65)--5E-36, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Fremont County that the contract be awarded to Western Engineering Co., Inc., of Harlan, IA for the low bid of $1,937,874.47.  The cost of this project shall be paid from STP and FM funds.

Motion to approve made by Morgan.  Approved this 10th day of March, 2015.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

Motion by Hendrickson to approve Resolution 2015-16 to accept construction project #FM-CO36(69)- - 55 -36 on Bluff RD. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-16

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

WHEREAS, the contract construction work for project FM-CO36 (69)--55-36 on Bluff Road, from Hwy 2 to Hamburg has been completed.  NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the above mentioned completed project be accepted and authorize the retainage to the released and paid to Western Engineering Co, Inc.

Motion to approve made by Hendrickson.  Approved this 10th day of March, 2015.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

At 9:05 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the Board requesting to go in to closed session. At 9:06 a.m. Morgan made a motion to go into closed session according to Iowa Code 2l.5(c) to discuss matters where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.  Vote: Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye; Hendrickson, aye.  Present were Dan Davis, Engineer, Randy Hickey, Board Chair, Earl Hendrickson, Cara Morgan and Joan Kirk, Auditor.  At 9:10 a.m. the Board went into closed session.  At 9:16 a.m. motion was made by Hendrickson to go out of closed session.  Vote:  Hendrickson, aye; Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye.  No action was taken. 

At 9:15 a.m. Reba Richie, Community Services Director, met with the board to discuss community services issues.  Richie said a case manager has turned in her resignation, and she is requesting guidance from the board as to what the next step should be.  Richie said if they do not hire another case manager the case load would be pretty heavy for the ones remaining.  Hendrickson said he felt the county did not need to hire another case manager at this time, saying we should just go with what we have now and just take care of Fremont County.  Also present was Case Manager, Jennifer Thompson.  Thompson said she felt the county should hire someone from an adjoining county that was closing their department, and could possibly bring cases with them.  Morgan said she had concerns with performance, and feels they should hire a part time position and see how busy they are.  The County is currently seeking a Community Services Director that could possibly help with Case Management Services.  Morgan said she would make a motion to wait until July and perhaps seek a new case management employee at that time.  Motion carried unanimously. 

At 9:45 a.m. Morgan made a motion to go into Public Hearing to approve Assignment of Certificate of Purchase at Tax Sale.  Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye; Hendrickson, aye.  With no one from the public present, and hearing no negative comments.  At 9:47 a.m. Hendrickson made a motion to come out of Public Hearing.  Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye; Hendrickson.  Motion was made by Morgan to approve the following Resolutions regarding the Certificate of Purchase at Tax Sale.  Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye; Hendrickson, aye.

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-18

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE AT TAX SALE TO THE FOLLOWING:  WHEREAS, Nancy Vanatta and Donald Vanatta, 1556 US Hwy 275, Sidney, IA 51652, is desirous of obtaining a certificate of tax sale purchase for $213.00 for the following:  Parcel Number 490490116000000 – E 1/2 LOTS 7 & 8, 5th ADDITION, CITY OF THURMAN, FREMONT COUNTY, IOWA, according to the recorded plat thereof.   WHEREAS, Fremont County is desirous of avoiding the expense of tax redemption procedure, and WHEREAS, a public hearing on this proposal was held on the 10th of March, 2015 and, WHEREAS, the transfer of said certificate of tax purchase to Nancy and Donald Vanatta, Sidney, Iowa 51652, is in the better interest of the County and is in the better interest of Nancy and Donald Vanatta, Sidney, Iowa, to eliminate any form of liability to Fremont County, NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized and directed to execute the assignment of certificates of tax purchases of this real estate upon receipt of payment. IT IS SO RESOLVED, this 10th day of March, 2015.
   

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-19

ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF TAX SALE PURCHASE

Fremont County does hereby transfer the certificate of tax sale purchase regarding the described real estate to Nancy and Donald Vanatta, 1556 US Hwy 275, Sidney, IA 51652 as follows: Parcel Number 490490116000000 – E 1/2 LOTS 7 & 8, 5th ADDITION, Thurman, Iowa. The county shall endorse the tax sale certificate as necessary to complete this assignment upon receipt of payment of $213.00. Dated this 10th day of March, 2015.

ATTEST:

/s/ Joan Kirk                                                                             /s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman    aye
Fremont County Auditor 

STATE OF IOWA, FREMONT COUNTY SS:

On this 10th day of  March, 2015, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared Randy Hickey, to me personally known, who being by me duly sworn, did say that he is a member of the Fremont County Board of Supervisors and that said instrument was signed on behalf of the Fremont County Board of Supervisors and hereby acknowledge the execution of the foregoing instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the Fremont County Board of Supervisors, by it and by him voluntarily executed.

                                                                /s/  Christine Briley                                                    
                                                                      Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa 

At 9:50 a.m. Motion was made by Hendrickson to accept the bid of $36,267 from Buller Fixture Company, Omaha Nebraska for Fremont County LEC Kitchen Equipment.  Motion carried unanimously.  

At 10:00 a.m. A public hearing for adoption of the 2015/2016 County Budget was held.  Present were Supervisors Randy Hickey, Cara Morgan, Earl Hendrickson and Joan Kirk, Auditor.  With no objections at 10:10 a.m. motion was made by Morgan to close the hearing, and pass the follow Resolutions to approve the FY 2015/2016 Budget. Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye; Hendrickson, aye.

RESOLUTION NO.   2015-17

RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION OF BUDGET AND CERTIFICATION OF TAXES:

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of March 2015, that the proposed budget for fiscal year July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016, after one public hearing as required by law on March 10, 2015, be adopted as proposed and published.  Property taxes levied will be as follows:  County wide levies; General Basic amount of $1,905,316 with a rate of 3.50000, General Supplemental amount of $982,849 with a rate of 1.80546; County Services Fund amount of $233,640 with a rate of .42919, County Debt Levy (LEC) $381,226 with a countywide valuation without gas and electric of $527,552,919. Rural Services with a valuation without gas and electric of 421,971,179, for an amount of $1,392,505 at the rate of 3.30000.  Grand total dollars is $4,787,633.

Motion to approve by Hendrickson, carried unanimously.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

RESOLUTION  2015-20

RESOLUTION REGARDING SALARY INCREASES RECOMMENDED BY THE COMPENSATION BOARD

WHEREAS, the Fremont County Compensation Board has recommended an increase of pay of 4% for the County Attorney, Auditor, Recorder, Treasurer, Sheriff and Board of Supervisors and THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of March 2015, that the recommended raises of the Compensation Board be reduced to 3% and to be adopted.  The Fremont County Attorney will receive $65,052 for 2015/2016, an increase of $1,894 from 2014/2015 salary; the Fremont County Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer will each receive $48,372 for 2015/2016, and increase of $1,409 from 2014/2015 salary; the Fremont County Sheriff will receive $61,077 for 2015/2016 an increase of $1,779 from 2014/2015 salary; and the Fremont County Board of Supervisors will receive $28,927 for 2015/2016 an increase of $843 from 2014/2015 salary.

Motion to approve made by Hendrickson, carried unanimously.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

RESOLUTION NO.   2015-21

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, 2015 in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, Code of Iowa. THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of March 2015, the following:  SECTION 1-The amounts itemized by fund and department on the attached schedule (available at the auditor’s office) 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, 2015.  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 2015/2016 budget year the Auditor ascertains that the available resources of a fund will be less than said fund's 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 2015/2016 budget year.  SECTION 6-All appropriations authorized pursuant to this resolution lapse at the close of business on June 30, 2016.  The above and foregoing resolution was adopted by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Motion to approve by Hendrickson, carried unanimously.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

At 10:15 a.m. Mahlon Sorensen, Attorney, discussed the Iowa Code relating to Abating Taxes on Nuisance properties, and requesting an Abatement of Taxes.  Also present were Judy Crain and Cory Becker.   

At 10:30 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, opened bids for two tandem axle trucks.  Also present was Jeff Shirley, Purchasing Agent for the road department; Andy Pearson, Truck Center Company and Dan Ortmeier with Kenworth.  Davis opened three bids on tandem axle trucks to be purchased after July 1st.  Net bids, with trade-ins, are as follows:  Truck Center Companies, Freightliner $60,827 per unit; Peterbilt $62,820 per unit; Kenworth $71,350 per unit.  Motion by Morgan to move forward with the low bid from Freightliner.  Motion carried unanimously.  Hickey made a motion to accept the bid from Hawkeye Truck for boxes at $49,485 for each. Motion carried unanimously.

At 10:45 a.m.  Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve Class C Commercial/Sunday Sales Liquor License for Sidney Legion Club.  Motion carried unanimously.  

At 10:50 a.m. Arnold Emberton, IT, met with the board to present proposals for a spring aerial flight, to prepare for GIS.  Three proposals were returned.  Emberton said the committee’s recommendation was Aerial Services Inc. at a cost of $42,500.  Morgan made a motion to go ahead with the recommendation from the GIS Committee.  Motion carried unanimously.  Hickey made the motion to pay for the fly over out of County Infrastructure.  Motion carried unanimously.   

At 11:00 a.m. the board discussed Hamburg Relevy Corrective Plan for USACE.  After being inspected 4/9/2014 there needs to be a letter of intent prepared.  Morgan suggested SWIPCO help with the letter of intent.  Another meeting will follow at 1:00 p.m. L575 meeting with USACE regarding Levee Deficiency Plans.     

In other business the Sheriff’s Report for the month of February, 2015 was approved. 

At 11:20 a.m. there being no further business, Morgan made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

March 17, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Hendrickson and Morgan present.  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. 

Let the records show present for this meeting was Shannon Schram, B103 Radio, and Nick Johansen, Shenandoah Valley News.   

At 9:00 a.m. Doug Friedli, Hometown Pride & Twila Larson, FREDCO, met with the board to give them an update on Hometown Pride, and thank the board for their support.  Also present was Christy Briley.  Friedli left a proclamation hoping the board would proclaim a day, week or month as Keep Fremont County Beautiful, where towns would recognize the importance of maintaining clean and attractive communities to build a sense of respect and Hometown Pride. 

At 9:10 a.m. Susan Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Pottawattamie County Community Services Director, met with the board to help explain changes taking place regarding Mental Health & Disability Services in the Southwest Iowa Region.  Also present was Christy Briley, Doug Friedli and Twila Larson.  Watson said they have been working really hard on establishing new services:  Crisis Hotline, Mobile Crisis Team, Crisis Residential Home 2-16 beds, Crisis screening and wellness.  Watson said FY 17 they are trying to get state money out of our system and use tax dollars.  Morgan mentioned that when it was established everybody had equal representation on the governing board and it has been brought up there is no representation for some counties.  Morgan asked how that has been addressed.  Watson said those county employees are not county employees anymore, they are region employees, and the four of them serve all nine counties.  Morgan asked if all counties are giving up their CPC Departments, and Watson said there are no more CPC’s on the records, some counties still have Community Service Departments.  Watson said the four of them are still county employees, but mostly answering to the governing board.  Morgan said it was a concern that our taxpayers are paying for clients living near Des Moines.  Watson said she understood, and if things come up call her.     

At 9:42 a.m. Chris Blair, Woodmen of the World, discussed life insurance Woodmen could provide for county employees.    

At 9:55 a.m. the board of supervisors has two positions to fill on the Fremont County Board of Health, but only received one application.  Motion was made by Morgan to appoint Angie Alley as a new member on Fremont County Board of Health.  Motion carried unanimously.     

At 9:57 a.m. Chairman Hickey signed change orders for LEC that were approved on February 3, 2015.  

At 10:05 a.m. Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve the purchase of a Lawnmower for the amount of $49,250.00 for the Fremont County Golf Course to be paid out of County Betterment.  Motion carried unanimously. 

At 10:10 a.m. The board received a letter of resignation from Carol Jennings who served on the Fremont County Tourism Board.  Because the state requires boards to be gender balanced, and Jennings being the only female on the board it was decided that the new member should be a female if at all possible.  Morgan made a motion to table any decision about filling that position until advertised and applications received.   

At 10:20 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board for approval of the following: 

Motion was made by Hickey to approve FY 2016 IDOT program and budget.  Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion was made by Morgan to approve contract with HGM Associates for Inspection Services for Proj # STP-S-CO36(65) -- 5E-36 (J-18 Project).  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Morgan to approve contract with HGM Associates for inspection services for Proj #BROS-CO36(68) -- 5F-36 (Taylor Bridge Project).  Motion carried unanimously.   

At 10:30 a.m. Motion was made by Morgan to approve Class C Native Wine, Outdoor Service, Sunday Sales Liquor License for Sugar Clay Winery & Vineyard.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve Class B Wine, Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service & Sunday Sales Permit for Wild’s Property Management.  Motion carried unanimously.    

10:35 a.m. Arnold Emberton, IT, met with the board for signing of a Spring 2015 Orthoimagery Contract with ASI.   

At 10:45 a.m. Dale Kirkpatrick, met with the board to discuss the drainage ditch adjoining his property in Hamburg.  Kirkpatrick said it would cost $1000 to $1500 to clean the trees out of the drainage ditch near his property.  Morgan said the board of supervisors turned the drainage ditch maintenance decisions over to the City of Hamburg.  Hendrickson said he would relay the information to the necessary people.      

Also approved was the Recorders report for the month of February 2015. 

Claims were approved for March 20, 2015.      

At 11:00 a.m. there being no further business, Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

March 24, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Hendrickson and Morgan present.  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. 

Let the records show present for this meeting were, Sandra Parmenter with The Hamburg Reporter, Nick Johansen, Shenandoah Valley News, and Shannon Schram, B103 Radio.  

 At 9:00 a.m. Matt Dollison, DNR, met with the board to discuss the old quarry property.  In the process of getting the property ready to open up to the public Dollison said the board needed to send a letter to Ryan Starkey, Mines & Minerals Bureau, letting them know an agreement has been signed with DNR.  That way the area will be managed by the Iowa DNR Wildlife Bureau and will be opened for public use, but will continue to be owned by Fremont County.  Hickey signed a letter to Ryan Starkey to that effect.   

At 9:15 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board requesting approval of the following: 

Motion was made by Morgan to approve Contracts & Bonds for Western Engineering Proj #STP-S-CO36(65) -- 5E-36.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve Contract for Extension of On-Call Monitoring Service with HGM Associates until 6-30-15.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve payment voucher for HGM Associates on Proj #STP-S-CO36(65)--5E-36 (J-18 from Hwy 275 to L-68).  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Morgan to approve payment voucher for HGM Associates on Proj #STP-S-CO36(70) -- 5E-36 (J-18 from L-68 to M-16).  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Morgan to approve Contracts & Bonds for A.M. Cohron on Proj #BROS-CO36(68) -- 5F-36 (Taylor Bridge).  Motion carried unanimously. 

Davis informed the board Becca Castle talked to him about the county doing some seal coating in Imogene, Davis said he will put the matter on the agenda at a future date to discuss, and just wanted to make them aware of the conversation.  

At 9:30 a.m. Motion was made by Hendrickson to appoint Ruth M. Paper to the Tourism Board.  Motion carried unanimously. 

At 9:40 a.m. Motion was made by Morgan to approve the following Resolutions 2015-22.  Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO.  2015-22

RESOLUTION ABATING TAXES ON LAND OWNED BY CITY OF IMOGENE

WHEREAS, the City of Imogene now owns certain property in Imogene, Fremont County, Iowa, Parcel Number for the concerned property is:  440440027000000 LOCATED IN IMOGENE, FREMONT COUNTY, IOWA, according to the recorded plat thereof.  WHEREAS, the property is now owned by the City of Imogene and therefore should not be on the tax rolls according to Section 427.1(2), Code of Iowa, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above described property shall be listed as exempt on the tax list of the Fremont County Auditor.  Further, all current and delinquent real property taxes totaling $709.00 are abated under Iowa Code Section 445.63.  BE IT FURTHER resolved that the Auditor and Treasurer shall enter such change orders required to abate these taxes.

Motion made by Morgan to approve resolution.

Dated this 24th day of March 2015.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

At 9:45 a.m. Kevin Aistrope, Sheriff, and Steve Owen, deputy, met with the board requesting approval of the following change orders.  Also present was Cory Becker, Attorney.  

Dispatch Furniture for LEC.  Change order $34,233.25 was in as $36,000.  Hendrickson motion to approve.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Laundry Equipment for LEC.  Change order on two sets of stackable washers and dryers $6034.   Morgan made a motion to approve.  Motion carried unanimously.    

Change order on for Dispatch Pass through Door for LEC $620.00.  Hendrickson motion to approve.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Aistrope also was asking for approval to purchase an electronic recording system for the new Law Enforcement Center for $21,220.  Aistrope said they have been saving money from previous expenditures so felt sure it could be included in the cost of the LEC.  Becker agreed that the electronic recording system would be a good asset for law enforcement in Fremont County, and admissibility, tamperproof and chain of custody were some of his reasoning’s.  Morgan said she would prefer to see the expense come out of the jail’s expense.  Morgan said if it fits in the jail budget she would make a motion to approve the Sheriff’s recommendation, and low bid of $21,220.   Motion carried unanimously. 

At 10:15 a.m. there being no further business, Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

March 31, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Hendrickson and Morgan present.  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.

Let the records show present for this meeting was, Shannon Schram, B103 Radio.   

At 9:00 a.m. Dusty Van Renan, Landfill, met with the board requesting approval of Closure/Post Closure Financial Guarantee.  Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve the Guarantee.  Motion carried unanimously. 

At 9:15 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the Board to discuss options of Farm to Market Extension from J-18 through Imogene.  Becca Castle, was present via phone.  Davis said he feels that if he would do a double seal coat on that road it is not going to last with all the truck traffic.  He is hoping to put off the seal coat right now saying when they get the money they are going to asphalt.  Castle said the elevator has committed to do some resurfacing.  Morgan said Davis does a five-year-plan with the DOT and they are not in the plan right now. 

Motion was made by Morgan to approve the following Resolution to appoint all three Robert Benton, David Lueth and Rebecca A. Shull to Board of Adjustment for 5 years terms.  Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-23

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 31st day of March, 2015, that Robert Benton, David Lueth, and Rebecca Shull be appointed to the Fremont County Board of Adjustment for five year terms ending April 30, 2020.

Motion made by Morgan and carried unanimously.

Date: March 31, 2015.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

Davis notified the board that Chad Herring has accepted the Assistant Engineer position.     

At 9:30 a.m. After discussing a Master Matrix Survey. Morgan made a motion to vote on whether to fill it out or not.  Morgan, nay; Hendrickson, nay; Hickey, nay. 

At 9:45 a.m. Cal Roulson, Veteran’s Affairs, met with the board to announce the replacement for Director Terry Graham will be Nancy Henneman and Carlene Crom who were also present.  Roulson said he thinks the two ladies will complement each other, and they will have the office open five days a week.  Roulson feels they will reach out to the veterans and get them in the veteran’s program.  The two ladies will make up the schedule to their preference.  Each one will work 12 ˝ hours a week.    

In other business, claims for April 3, 2015, were approved.  

At 10:00 a.m. there being no further business, Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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