Board of Supervisors Minutes

April 2005

April 5, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson 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 amended to move Farm Bureau Meeting to Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. and to add Regional Jail Meeting at Mills County, April 6, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Whipple made the motion to approve the agenda at amended.

At 9:04 a.m. motion was made by Whipple to approve the following resolution. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye and Larson, aye.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-23

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 5th day of April, 2005, that the following order for destruction of noxious weeds be effective immediately.

1. That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land in Fremont County shall cut, burn, spray, or otherwise destroy all noxious weeds thereon and shall prevent weed seeds from blooming or coming to maturity, and shall keep said lands free from such growth of any other weeds as shall render the streets or highways adjoining said land unsafe for public travel.

Noxious weeds shall be cut, burned, sprayed, or otherwise destroyed on or before the following dates and as often thereafter as is necessary to prevent seed productions:

Group 1: May 15, 2005 - for Leafy Spurge, Perennial Peppergrass, Sour Dock, Sheep Sorrow.

Group 2: May 20, 2005 - for Canada Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Buckhorn, Wild Mustard, Musk
                                           Thistle and all other species of thistle.

Group 3: June 30, 2005 - for Field Bindweed, Wild Carrot.

Group 4: June 30, 2005 - for Horse Nettle, Perennial Sow Thistle, Quack Grass, Butter Print,
                                            Puncture Vine, Cocklebur, Bull Thistle and Hemp.

Group 5: August 14, 2005- for Shatter Cane and Wild Sunflower.

2. That each owner and person in the possession or control of any lands in Fremont County, infested with any noxious weeds, including Quack Grass, Perennial Sow Thistle, Canada Thistle, Field Bindweed, Horse Nettle, Leafy Spurge, Perennial Peppergrass, Russian Knapweed, Hemp, or any species of Thistle, shall adopt a program of weed destruction described by the Weed Commissioner, which in five years may be expected to destroy and will immediately keep under control such infestations of said noxious weeds.

3. That if the owners or persons in possession/control of any land in Fremont County fail to comply with the foregoing order, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of said work, including costs of serving notice and other costs, if any, to be assessed against the land and the owners thereof.

ATTEST: 

/s/ Joan Kirk                                                                                  /s/ David Aistrope, Chairman     aye
Fremont County Auditor                                                               /s/ John Whipple                           aye
                                                                                                        /s/  Chuck Larson                          aye

At 9:07 a.m. County Engineer Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Whipple to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign a ROW Use Permit for IAMO Telephone Co. for underground construction of telephone cable 8 miles west of Northboro, IA on 320th Street. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye and Larson, aye.

At 10:00 a.m. Brenda Loewe met with the Board to see if they would like to have her quote a Farm Bureau BC/BS health insurance plan. The Board felt that after already looking at two BC/BS plans, that would be enough to make a decision. Larson made a motion to make a decision based on the quotes they already have. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

In other business, claims for April 8, 2005 were approved. The Recorder's Monthly Report of Fees Collected for March, 2005 was approved.

At 10:35 a.m., there being no further business, Larson made a motion to adjourn. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                            David Aistrope, Chairman

April 7, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, April 7, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson 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.

At 9:00 a.m. Dan Davis, Fremont County Engineer, and Brian Higginbotham, HGM Associates Inc., met with the Board to go over plans regarding Knox Road Highway Improvement Alignment Study. Davis said on April 27 a public information meeting from 4:00 p.m. Ė 8:00 p.m. is planned at the county shop. Davis also presented DOT Secondary Road Budget and Secondary Road Construction Program. Larson made the motion for Chairman Aistrope to sign the Budget and Construction Program. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye and Larson, aye.

At 9:34 a.m. Steve MacDonald, Fremont County Sheriff, met with the Board with a question regarding a claim for feasibility study on the current jail. MacDonald was concerned that if he paid the claim out of his budget, he would have to amend it at a later date. MacDonald said "If we don't have to amend it, I would like not to have to do that. The last General Election Loren Achenbach was talking about I having to amend my budget all the time. What I amended my budget for was revenue money anyhow. It just becomes a political thing that we donít' need to do." After some discussion, the question was resolved and the claim will be paid out of his budget.

At 10:15 a.m. Steve Whitehead met with the Board regarding bid letting on retaining wall around the Courthouse. Larson made the motion to table discussion on bid letting until they have a meeting with Iowa Department of Transportation. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

At 11:00 a.m., there being no further business, Larson made a motion to adjourn. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor David Aistrope, Chairman

April 12, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Motion was made by Whipple to approve agenda with cancellation of 9:30 appointment per phone call from Matt Woods and 10:45 appointment with Nancy Vanatta and Harold Snyder per phone call. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye.

At 9:00 a.m. Georgene Peeler, Assistant Auditor, met with the Board to canvass the Hamburg City Special Election that was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 for Councilperson Ward II to fill a vacancy. Rhonda Humphries Lucas received 4 votes and was elected to fill the position.

At 10:00 a.m. Treasurer Judy Crain met with the Board regarding cancellation of tax sale. The following resolution was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-24

RESOLUTION TO CANCEL TAX SALE CERTIFICATE 2004-00152

WHEREAS, Parcel No. 430 430 213 000 000 describing South one-half of Lot 3 and All of Lot 4 in Block 36 in the City
of Hamburg

The above-described parcel was sold on Adjourned Tax Sale on February 25, 2005 to Sam Robinson. Sam Robinson then purchased the property from Stan Orton on March 4. This deed was recorded with the Fremont County Recorder's office on March 7. This in effect makes the Tax Sale Certificate invalid, since the property owner cannot bid at Tax Sale.

Be it Resolved that Tax Sale Certificate 2004-00152 be cancelled, as the certificate holder purchased the property and that makes the Tax Sale Certificate invalid.

Dated the 12th day of April, 2005.

Motion by Whipple, carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

/s/ Joan Kirk                                                                                  /s/ David Aistrope, Chairman     aye
Fremont County Auditor                                                               /s/ John Whipple                           aye
By June Hardy, Asst. Auditor                                                      /s/  Chuck Larson                          aye

At 10:15 a.m. County Engineer Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Whipple to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign an Application for Approval of Underground Construction County Highway Right-of-Way for Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. for placing 25 pair copper telephone cable on Bluff Road from Hwy 2 to 2509 Bluff Road. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye.

Motion was made by Whipple to approve a Public Road Right-of-Way Use Permit for Lynn Binder for a 2" electrical conduit from one side of road to the other in Sec 7,T68,R42. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye.

Dan Davis and Mike Batenhorst presented information on purchasing sanders. Davis said they have money in the new equipment budget for the sanders. The following quotes were presented: Midwest Service and Sales Co., Schuyler, Nebraska - Swenson spreader, $7966.44 each, or $7618.05 each for the purchase of three; Hawkeye Truck Equipment,

Des Moines, Iowa - Monroe spreader, $8,440.00 each. Hawkeye did not offer a discount for the purchase of more than one spreader. Motion was made by Whipple to accept the low quote of $7618.05 each for three sanders from Midwest Service and Sales Co. There being no discussion, vote was taken. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye.

In other business, the Board acknowledged receipt of an expired purchase agreement for Country Acres Care that Ron Moyer dropped off at the Auditor's Office before 9:00 a.m. today.

At 11:15 a.m., there being no further business, motion was made by Whipple to adjourn. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                                         David Aistrope, Chairman

April 14, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson 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.

At 9:14 a.m. Larson made the motion to appoint Terry Lewis to Loess Hills Alliance Board of Directors. Aistrope called for a vote. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

At 9:15 a.m. motion was made by Whipple to approve Larson to attend a two-day conference in Des Moines titled Smart Economic Development Conference. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye and Larson, aye.

At 9:20 a.m. Ryan Funke stopped in to visit with the Board regarding improvements at the Golf Course.

At 9:30 a.m. Whipple made a motion to approve minutes of April 7, 2005. Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye.

At 10:00 a.m. Attorney Bruce Green made a conference call to the Board in regards to pending litigation. Whipple 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 Ė Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye. Present were John E. Whipple, Chuck Larson, David Aistrope, and Joan Kirk, Auditor. At 10:05 a.m. the Board went into closed session. At 10:58 a.m. motion was made by Whipple to go out of closed session. Vote: Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye; Larson, aye.

At 11:18 a.m. David Aistrope, John E. Whipple, Chuck Larson, Alan Cross with Valley News and Harold Snyder and Nancy Vanatta with Fremont County Realty were present for discussion regarding sale of Country Acres Care Facility. Aistrope asked the Board for any discussion they might have concerning CAC. Larson said he would like to see the Board go forward from the point where the injunction stopped the sale of Country Acres Care Facility. Aistrope said the offer is still good and he would also like to go ahead with the sale. Whipple agreed. Aistrope said he would be talking with Bruce Green, Legal Counsel, regarding how to proceed.

At 11:30 a.m. Nancy Vanatta and Harold Snyder of Fremont County Realty met with the Board. Also present was Alan Cross, Valley News. Vanatta wanted to confirm that Mary Morse Boltonís offer to purchase Country Acres Care was still good. Aistrope assured her it was. Discussion regarding easements followed. Snyder said he would like to be able to find the survey stakes on the property and flag them. Aistrope suggested he contact Keith Hickey, past Board Chairman to help locate the stakes. If the stakes could not be found, Aistrope said he may need to contact Lonnie Mayberry, Surveyor, to locate them.

At 11:40 a.m. the Board noted a correction to minutes of March 31, 2005 regarding Margaret Henkle, Fremont County Recorderís discussion with the Board pertaining to County Land Record Information System (CLRIS) Project. It was previously stated it would cost fifty cents to print a document; viewing the document would be free. The correction is, to view and print the document the charge will be fifty cents. There will not be a charge to view the index.

At 11:43 a.m., there being no further business, Whipple made a motion to adjourn. Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye; Larson, aye.

 ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                     David Aistrope, Chairman

April 19, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson 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.

At 9:05 a.m. Tim Travis and Jerome Rewolinski with United HealthCare met with the Board regarding county health insurance. Also present was John Carnes with Department of Transportation. The Board is trying to find a health insurance plan that would stay within the countyís budget. Aistrope asked what we would have to do to change plans and Rewolinski said the change would be internal and employees would not need to sign up again.

At 10:45 a.m. city employee Randy Roup met with the Board and asked for abatement of taxes at 401 Filmore Street. Roup will talk to the Treasurer and see how much taxes are and if they are paid up to date and will get back on the agenda for Thursday to report his findings to the board. Also present was John Carnes.

At 10:47 Robin Welch, Howard Vaughn, Shawn Vaughn, Mark Morgan, Mike Morgan, Charles Welch and Larry Schovanec, citizens of Anderson, gave the Board a petition asking the county to put up various signs, clean ditches and fix streets. Robin Welch said she was concerned about a vacant house in town, she said she was afraid children would get hurt if they played in the house. Aistrope said she may want to talk to the Board of Health regarding the house and told her how to get on the agenda. Larson suggested the group meet with Dan Davis, County Engineer, and the Zoning Committee. Also present was John Carnes.

At 10:15 a.m. Bev Finnigan asked the Board for an additional donation towards the Sidney Library for furnishings. Aistrope said he was not sure they could give another donation to the library but would be glad to check into it. Also present was John Carnes.

At 10:30 a.m. Sandie Sillers, Fremont County CPC, met with the Board regarding hiring a full time case management worker. Sillers said the State will be upping their workload by July 1st of this year and she would like to get someone started as soon as possible to have them conformable with the job by July 1st. This position would require a four-year college degree and two years experience. Whipple made the motion to authorize Sillers to hire a full time case manager. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye; Larson, nay. Also present was John Carnes.

At 10:55 a.m. Aistrope opened bids for the Welcome Center parking and landscaping. Present was Jim Ebmeier, Mills County Engineer, and John Carnes, DOT. Western Engineering Company, Inc. of Harland bid $79,941.80. Henningsen Construction, Inc. of Council Bluffs bid $75,175.69. No decision was made at this time.

At 11:15 a.m. Dan Davis, Fremont County Engineer, met with the Board. Aistrope gave Davis the petition from citizens of Anderson. Davis will plan on meeting with Anderson citizens regarding the petition.

 At 11:25 a.m. Larson made a motion for Chairman Aistrope to sign DOT Voucher with HGM Re: Knox Road Improvement Study. Davis recommended the Board approve a Work in ROW Permit for Larry Whitehead for work at 220th St. and 220th Ave. Larson made a motion to approve the ROW Permit. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye and Larson, aye.

In other business, claims for April 22, 2005, were approved.

There being no further business, motion to adjourn was made by Whipple. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

 ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                 David Aistrope, Chairman

April 21, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, April 21, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Whipple made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. The 10:30 a.m. item was cancelled because all departments have not turned in their county insurance reports.

At 9:00 a.m. County Engineer Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Larson to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign Utility Permit with IAMO for work west of 410th Ave. Aistrope, aye; Whipple, aye and Larson, aye. Whipple made a motion to approve and for Chairman Aistrope to sign Title Sheet on Project No. L-17-36-3. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; and Aistrope, aye.

At 9:10 a.m. city employee Randy Roup met with the Board regarding abating taxes on property at 401 Filmore Street. Current property tax is $309.00. Resolution Abating Taxes will be on the agenda for April 26, 2005.

At 9:55 a.m. Chairman Aistrope left to attend a regional jail meeting.

At 10:00 a.m. Sheriff Steve MacDonald dropped off a copy of the Public Auction of Fremont County Surplus and Impound Vehicles for the Board to approve.

At 10:15 a.m. Larson moved to adjourn. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                 David Aistrope, Chairman

April 26, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson present. Donna Barry from Senator Chuck Grassley's office made a courtesy visit. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Motion was made by Whipple to approve minutes of the April 19 Board session. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye. Motion was made by Larson to approve minutes of the April 21 Board session. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye. The agenda was approved as posted.

At 9:30 a.m. motion was made by Larson to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign a County Voting System Compliance Plan. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye. Mike Fox and Ron Moyer were present.

At 9:35 a.m. discussion was held regarding the Conservation Board donating fence to the Landfill. Motion was made by Whipple to approve the fence donation. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye. Mike Fox and Ron Moyer were present.

At 9:45 a.m. motion was made by Whipple to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign a corrected letter regarding financial assurance for the Landfill. There being no further discussion, vote was taken. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye, Aistrope, aye. Mike Fox and Ron Moyer were present.

At 10:00 a.m. discussion was held in regard to the sale of items on the Sheriff's sale listing. The Board said they were not comfortable with approving the sale items because they were not familiar with each and every item on the list. No action was taken. Ron Moyer was present.

At 10:30 a.m. the following resolution was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-25

RESOLUTION ABATING TAXES ON LAND OWNED BY CITY OF SIDNEY

WHEREAS, the City of Sidney now owns certain property in Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, Parcel No. 470470095000000, 401 Filmore, described as:

LTS 6 & 7 EXC E 40' BLK K, CITY OF SIDNEY, FREMONT COUNTY, IOWA according to the recorded plat thereof.

WHEREAS, the property is now owned by the City of Sidney 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 are abated under Iowa Code Section 445.63. This includes taxes payable in the 2005/2006 fiscal year.

BE IT FURTHER resolved that the Auditor and Treasurer shall enter such change orders required to abate these taxes.

Motion made by Larson to approve resolution.

Dated this 26th day of April, 2005.

ATTEST:

/s/ Joan Kirk                                                                                  /s/ David Aistrope, Chairman      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                                               /s/ John E Whipple                         aye
By June Hardy, Asst. Auditor                                                      /s/  Chuck Larson                          aye

At 10:47 a.m. Ron Moyer met with the Board to discuss Country Acres Care. Aistrope stated that the meeting was being recorded and asked those present to state their names. Present were John Whipple, Chuck Larson, Sandie Sillers. June Hardy, Ron Moyer and David Aistrope. Moyer asked what the next procedure would be with Country Acres Care. The Board explained that they are waiting on the Attorney to get papers ready; that there would have to be another publication and public hearing since it had been too long since the last one. Aistrope said they were waiting on a resolution. Alan Cross of the Valley News arrived at 10:50 a.m. Larson said they would go back to where they were after the last public hearing when a decision to sell was stopped on advice of the County Attorney's opinion. He stated that a decision would be made on the offer they had at that time.

Moyer then said he would go on to the issue of zoning in Fremont County on junk cars and asked what the procedure is. The Board said the Sheriff gives names of properties to be cleaned up to the County Engineer; the County Engineer sends a letter, and if it is not complied with, a ticket will be issued. Moyer said he feels it should be acted upon sooner than what is being done; before the junk cars get stacked up and the situation gets out of hand and then has to be cleaned up. He said the problem is spreading across the county and it is devaluating property value. County Engineer Dan Davis arrived at 11:05 a.m. Davis said there needs to be an ordinance change and they are working on that. He stated it might need to be addressed as an amendment to the new ordinance they are working on. He said he would keep pushing that and would try to keep writing tickets; that they can write tickets for $100.00 a day and then the person has to appear before the Magistrate and go from there.

At 11:15 a.m. Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Larson to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign IDOT payment vouchers with HGM Associates, Inc. for design services on the Aistrope box culvert, Project FM-CO36(38)--55-36, and Warren box culvert, Project FM-CO36(39)--55-36. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye.

Payroll for April 29, 2005 was approved.

At 11:40 a.m., there being no further business, Whipple made a motion to adjourn. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                     David Aistrope, Chairman

April 28, 2005:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Thursday, April 28, 2005, in the Fremont County Courthouse, Boardroom, with Aistrope, Whipple and Larson present. A quorum was declared and the meeting officially called to order at 9:04 a.m. Motion was made by Whipple to approve the agenda as presented. Larson, aye; Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye. Aistrope said the meeting would be recorded and asked those present to state their names. Present were John Whipple, Chuck Larson, June Hardy, Sandie Sillers and David Aistrope.

CPC Sandie Sillers met with the Board in regard to hiring a case manager. Discussion was held concerning Fremont County case management services, caseload and salaries in comparison to surrounding counties. Whipple made a motion to authorize $15.00 per hour, an annual salary of $29,250, as recommended by Sandie Sillers, for the new case manager. Whipple, aye; Aistrope, aye; Larson, nay.

Sillers then passed out information in regard to the "new" Medicaid Reform bill HF 841. She said there are still many unanswered questions about it, but basically it means that the counties will no longer have a certain allotment for state papers and that counties will need to set a cap on what they will spend. Sillers suggested that the Board read the information, look at the code and the budget and discuss at a later time. The Board agreed to table further discussion until they have a chance to read more about the bill and to talk to other counties to see what they are doing. Further discussion will be on the agenda for June 7 at 9:00 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m. County Engineer Dan Davis met with the Board. Motion was made by Larson to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign an Application for Approval of Underground Construction County Highway Right-of-Way with Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. for placing 25 pair copper telephone cable on 307th Ave., Riverside Twp. Sec 19 and 30. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye.

Motion was made by Larson to authorize Chairman Aistrope to sign approval of new hire to fill a vacancy at Secondary Road Department. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye.

At 9:45 a.m. discussion of Personnel Policy was tabled until Tuesday, April 26.

At 10:00 a.m. the following resolution was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-26

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 28th day of April, 2005 that Fremont County will begin Payroll Direct Deposit option on July 8, 2005.

WHEREAS, in order to initiate direct deposit, all county employees will need to be five days behind in pay to allow time for payroll to be prepared and to the banks on Wednesday preceding the Friday pay date,

WHEREAS, as recommended by the State Auditor's Office as a good business practice,

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED to withhold one day of pay per payroll on the following dates: April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10 and June 24.

Motion to approve made by Whipple.

ATTEST:

/s/ Joan Kirk                                                                                  /s/ David Aistrope, Chairman      aye
Fremont County Auditor                                                               /s/ John E Whipple                         aye
By June Hardy, Asst. Auditor                                                      /s/  Chuck Larson                          nay

At 10:15 a.m. Bobbie Mather and Ken Mather met with the Board to discuss maintenance on their road, which is in the city limits but is maintained by the county. Also present was County Engineer Dan Davis. Ken Mather stated that the north end of their road was a disaster after the last heavy rain due to the way it was left after construction for the bypass. He said he was told by the State DOT when they started the bypass that they would rock and take care of the road after the construction but it has not been done. Dan Davis said he would get in touch with the DOT observation person or Brian Morrissey and try to get the problem taken care of. The Board felt that since the road is in the city limits that the mayor should also be involved. Bobbie Mather said they have always had problems with potholes and when the road is graded the holes are filled in but it only lasts about three days. He said the potholes need to be cut out.

Motion was made by Larson to approve minutes of the April 26 Board meeting. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye.

At 10:42 a.m., there being no further business, motion was made by Larson to adjourn. Whipple, aye; Larson, aye; Aistrope, aye.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                     David Aistrope, Chairman

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