Board of Supervisors Minutes

October 2011

October 4, 2011:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Morgan, Bartholomew and Hickey 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 Twila Larson, FREDCO was present for this meeting.

At 9:00 a.m. Lee Ryherd, Assistant Engineer, met with the board requesting Chairman Morgan sign Title Sheet for Plum Creek Bridge Project #BRS-CO36(60) - - 60-36. Motion was made by Hickey authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign the Title Sheet. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

At 9:30 a.m. Mike Crecelius stopped in the visit with the board.

At 9:45 a.m. Twila Larson, visited with the board.

At 10:00 a.m. Present at the Public Hearing for the proposed Ordinance Establishing Election Precincts in All Unincorporated Areas of Fremont County, Iowa: Cara Morgan, Bath Bartholomew, Randy Hickey, Twila Larson and Joan Kirk. At 10:15 a.m. With no objections after the board chairman read the entire ordinance, motion was made by Bartholomew to close the public hearing. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye. Second consideration will take place at 10:00 a.m. on October 11, 2011.

In other business, payroll and claims for October 7, 2011, were approved.

At 11:15 a.m. there being no further business, Bartholomew made a motion to adjourn.

Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

ATTEST:


Fremont County Auditor                                                                                 Cara Morgan, Chairman

October 11, 2011:

At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, a department head meeting was held in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom. Present were Cara Morgan, Bart Bartholomew, Randy Hickey, Karen Berry, Margaret Johnson, Dennis Henneman, Dan Davis, Kevin Aistrope, Arnold Emberton and Joan Kirk. Topics discussed were: property valuations; DOT webinar; I-29 and progress on flood damaged county roads; courthouse panic buttons.

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Morgan, Bartholomew and Hickey 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. Dennis Henneman, Veteranís Affairs, met with the board to let them know Iowa Workforce Development is requesting his office be an access point for Veterans Services, providing internet access and computer software. Henneman said with the closing of so many Iowa Workforce Development Offices he has agreed to provide these services for veterans and wanted to let the board know about it.

At 9:15 a.m. Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board requesting approval of Detour Agreement with DOT to use J-24 as Eastbound Route from I-29 to Hwy 275. Davis said the Iowa DOT would be responsible for the county road and the county will get paid for the extra vehicle traffic. Motion was made by Hickey to approve the Detour Agreement. Bartholomew, aye; Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye.

At 9:30 a.m. Linda Jordan met with the board with complaints about meals, cost of phone cards and time outside at the County Jail. Also present was Sheriff, Kevin Aistrope and Roger Kissel. Aistrope told her she should come to him personally about any complaints she has regarding the jail. Aistrope addressed her complaints saying they have a dietitian that provides a menu and portion size for the prisoners. They hire a company to service and monitor the phone cards, and as for time outside it depends on who they have available to watch them. Kissel said he was present because Jordan asked him to be.

At 9:45 a.m. Motion was made by Bartholomew to authorize Chairman Morgan to sign approving a Class B Native Wine Permit and Sunday Sales for the Southern Loess Hills Welcome Center. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye. Roger Kissel was also present.

At 9:55 Doug Weber stopped in to visit with the board.

At 10:00 a.m. Present for the second consideration and vote on an Ordinance Establishing Election Precincts in All Unincorporated Areas of Fremont County were Cara Morgan, Bart Bartholomew, Randy Hickey, Christy Briley and Joan Kirk. Briley felt with so many displaced people an absentee ballot request form should be published in the papers at election time for ease in voting for everyone. Hearing no other comments from the public, motion was made by Hickey to waive the third consideration and adopt the Ordinance. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

At 10:30 a.m. Motion was made by Bartholomew to approve a Service Agreement with the Iowa Department of Public Health (State Medical Examiner) in order to get reimbursed for actual expenses incurred for sending John Travis to Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course in St. Louis, Missouri. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

In other business, the Recorderís Monthly Report for the month of September was approved. Also approved was the Sheriffís monthly report for August.

At 10:45 a.m. there being no further business, Bartholomew made a motion to adjourn.

Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Cara Morgan, Chairman

October 18, 2011:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Morgan, Bartholomew and Hickey 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, Engineer met with the board requesting approval of Work in ROW Permit for Windstream Comm. for placement of 16,800 ft. of Fiber Optic Copper Communication Cable from US HWY 275 to J26 Anderson, Prairie Twp. Sec. 7, 12, 13, 14 & 15. Motion was made by Hickey authorizing the Chairman to sign the Work in ROW Permit. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

At 9:15 a.m. let the records show Mike Crecelius, EMC/Sanitation did not make it to this meeting.

At 9:30 a.m. Randy Monroe met with the board to discuss setting up a committee to discuss the possibility of a lake project in Fremont County. Monroe said we have a perfect place to have a lake and Hamburg would never be flooded by the Nishna again. Monroe was not sure how to go about starting this project. The board suggested he contact FREDCO/SWIPCO for suggestions on how to proceed with his project.

At 9:45 a.m. Randy Monroe also met with the board to discuss bids to put up a new golf shed to replace one that was damaged beyond repair, following a summer storm. Monroe did not agree with how the bidding was handled. The Board suggested he get on the agenda and go to the Conservation Board meeting to discuss it with them.

At 10:00 a.m. Motion was made by Bartholomew to approve Class B Native Wine, Class C Beer and Sunday Sales Permit for Sidney Foods. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

In other business, payroll and claims for October 21, 2011, were approved.

At 11:00 there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn.

Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

ATTEST:


Fremont County Auditor                                                                                 Cara Morgan, Chairman

October 25, 2011:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Morgan, Bartholomew and Hickey 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, Engineer, met with the Board requesting the Board approve the following projects:

Temporary Easement Contract for Danny Anderson for Proj #BRS-CO36(60)- -60-36. Motion was made by Bartholomew authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign the Temporary Easement. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

Motion was made by Hickey authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign Work in ROW for Windstream Communications for Telephone Cable and Pedestal at 2429 160th St. (Green Township). Bartholomew, aye; Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye.

Motion was made by Bartholomew authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign IDOT Payment Voucher for HGM Associates on Proj #BRS-CO36(60)- -60-36. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

Motion was made by Bartholomew authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign IDOT Payment Voucher for HGM Associates On Proj #STP-S-CO36(59)- -5E-36. Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye; Bartholomew, aye.

Motion was made by Bartholomew authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign Design Proposal for Schemmer on FEMA Site 15 Roadway Improvements. Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

Motion was made by Hickey authorizing Chairman Morgan to sign 2 Design Proposals for HGM on FEMA Site 27 and ER Site J-64. Bartholomew, aye; Hickey, aye; Morgan, aye.

At 9:17 a.m. Mike Crecelius, EMC, met with the Board to the discuss Disaster Recovery Center. Also present were Virgil Franck, Sally Fenley, and Cynthia Kimber with FEMA and Vicki Wedemeyer with SWIUMC DRC. The Disaster Recovery Center will be operational by Thursday instead of Wednesday as originally planned. The Salvation Army & Red Cross will be operating at the Center as well. FEMA is reaching out to community-based organizations to locate people that need assistance. They are putting emphasis on registration for assistance. FEMA would like an intense media campaign to promote the registration. The Salvation Army is providing meals this weekend for clean-up efforts in the flood affected areas. They are trying to find dumpsters for debris.

At 10:13 a.m. Tim Hauber and Zac Ellison, Homeland Security, met with the Board to discuss requesting public assistance regarding demolition. Hauber presented information about the demolition of public and private structures that were affected by the flooding. They must be a threat to health and public safety. He suggested a staging area for debris disposal coordinated with DNR. The County would be the applicant for demolition. With this disaster the percentages for responsibility are as follows: 75% Federal, 10% State, and 15% Applicant. They discussed possibly use SWIPCO to conduct inspections on behalf of the County.

The Board continued their discussion on proceeding with clean-up efforts.

At 11:53 a.m. Jan Winkler, CPC, stopped in to visit with the Board regarding possible assistance funds from Lutheran Services for the flood recovery group.

In other business, the following claim was approved for hand written warrant: Emergency Management Fund, Iowa HSEMD, $125.00 registration fee for 2011 Governorís Homeland Security Conference.

At 12:01 p.m. there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn.

Hickey, aye; Bartholomew, aye; Morgan, aye.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                 Cara Morgan, Chairman

 

September 2011     Home     November 2011