Board of Supervisors Minutes
November 2015

November 3, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, November 3, 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 Carlene Crom was also present at this meeting.   

Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board requesting approval of the following: 

Motion was made by Hendrickson to sign Work in ROW permit for Windstream Iowa Communication, Inc. to replace 1.95 miles of defective drop to 2077 220th St. and to bore across 220th St. (SW from Percival).  Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve a light change order for LEC.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Morgan to allow Fremont County to be the Fiscal Agent for Bartlett.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Morgan to sign Insurance Addendum for Hometown Pride.  Corey Becker was also present.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve purchase of a Water Softener for the new courthouse boiler.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Carlene Crom, Veteranís Affairs, met with the board to request approval to obtain a credit card for Veteranís Affairs Office which would allow online purchases and meeting expenses.  Motion was made by Hickey to approve a credit card for Veteranís Office.  Motion carried unanimously.  

At 9:25 a.m. there being no further business, Morgan made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

 Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

November 10, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, November 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 present for this meeting was, Sandra Parmenter with The Hamburg Reporter.   

The board canvased and certified the 2015 City Elections.  Motion was made by Morgan to declare the following elected.  Motion carried unanimously.  Farragut:  Robert D. Addy and Jane Wilson, City Council.  Hamburg:  Cathy Crain, Mayor; Mary L. Perry, Kent Benefiel and Ray Hendrickson, City Council.  Imogene:  Kevin Olson, Mayor; Kathryn Dornburgh, William Morrison and Patrick Williams, City Council.  Randolph:  Gary Farwell, Mayor; Michael Berger, Brian Hardy, Alan Marshall, Dustin Moreland and Claude Perkins, City Council.  Public Measure C: passed.  Riverton:  Ricky C. Barton II, Mayor; Douglas A. Phillip and Leola J. Boyle, City Council.  Sidney:  Paul Hutt, Mayor; Michael L. Livingston and Joe Travis, City Council.  Tabor:  James Switzer, Mayor; Gean Paul Clapper and Ross Silcock, City Council.  Thurman:  Rod Umphreys Jr., Mayor; Teresa Achenbach, Nicolette McCullough, Kelli Perrin, Adam Wendland and Rose Chew, City Council.       

Motion was made by Morgan to approve the 2015 Family Farm Tax Credit Applications as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Jennifer Thompson, Director/Case Management Supervisor, met with the board requesting approval of the following: 

Motion was made by Morgan to approve Managed Care Contracts with UHC and Wellcare.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Morgan to approve Provider Self-Assessment.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve the following Resolutions 2015-42.  Motion carried unanimously. 

RESOLUTION NO.  2015-42

RESOLUTION TO CANCEL TAX SALE CERTIFICATES 2011-00308, 2011-00309 and 2012-00308 ALSO ABATE TAXES

WHEREAS, Parcels No. 430430441000000, 430430443000000 and 430430440000000 describing Commercial property owned by The City of Hamburg, located at 913 Main Street and described as The South 20 feet of even width of Lots 1 and 2, except the West 13.67 feet of Lot 2, in Block 107, in the City of Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, according to the recorded plat thereof. AND The South 27 feet of the North 84 feet of Lot 1 and the South 27 feet of the North 84 feet of Lot 2 except the West 13.67 feet of Lot 2, all in Block 107, in the City of Hamburg Fremont County, Iowa, according to the recorded plat thereof. AND Lot 3, except the East 6 feet of even width thereof, in Block 107, in the City of Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, according to the recorded plat thereof. AND That part of Lots 1 and 2 in Block 107, in the City of Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, described as follows:  Commencing at a point of 20 feet North of the SE corner of Lot 1, in Block 107, thence running North along the East side of Lot 1, 20 feet, thence West parallel with the South line of Lots 1 and 2, 88 feet, thence South parallel with the East line of Lot 1, 20 feet, thence East parallel with the South line of Lots 1 and 2, 88 feet to the place of beginning, except the West 13.67 feet of Lot 2, all according to the recorded plat thereof.  The City of Hamburg is requesting a tax abatement as well as the tax sale certificate cancellation from Fremont County. 

Be it Resolved that Tax Sale Certificates 2011-00308, 2011-00309 and 2012-00308 be cancelled, and any existing taxes be abated per Iowa code 446.19.

Dated the 10th day of November, 2015.

Motion by Hendrickson, carried unanimously.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

Motion was made by Hendrickson to approve the following Resolution 2015-43.  Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-43

RESOLUTION ABATING TAXES ON LAND OWNED BY CITY OF HAMBURG

WHEREAS, the City of Hamburg now owns certain property in Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, Parcel No. 430430222000000, described as:  LOT 6 on 1301 Jefferson Street, City of Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, according to the recorded plat thereof.

WHEREAS, the property is now owned by the City of Hamburg 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 $53.00 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.

Dated this 10th day of November, 2015

Motion by Hendrickson and carried unanimously.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/ Joan Kirk 

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Cara Morgan

 aye

Motion was made by Hendrickson to sign the Pest Control Services Agreement with Grayís Pest Control for quarterly service at the rate of $105 per quarter.  Motion carried unanimously.

In other business, Sheriffís Report for October 2015 was approved.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Claims were approved for November 13, 2015.

At 9:55 a.m. there being no further business, Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

November 17, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with 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 Hickey was not present for this meeting.   

Dan Davis, Engineer met with the board requesting approval of the following:    

Motion was made by Morgan to sign Work in ROW Permit for Dave Dreyer to clean out ditch on East side of Road in Sec 20-69-40 Fisher Township.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hendrickson to sign payment voucher with HGM Associates on Project #BOS-CO36(68)--5F36 (Bridge replacement over West Nishnabotna River on J22/150th St.)  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Morgan to sign Work in ROW Permit for John Askew to clean out ditch on 180th St.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Morgan to sign Work in ROW Permit for John Askew to clean out drainage ditch on 220th Ave. and 177th Ave.  Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion was made by Morgan to sign Work in ROW Permit for Mount Farm Drainage to place title outlet 50í south of tube on 342nd Ave. in Sec 22, Township 68, Range 41.   Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Morgan to approve a pay Application #17 for $33,892.00 for Meco-Henne for LEC.  Motion carried unanimously.        

Motion was made by Morgan to table signing custodial contract with Nishna Productions, Inc. until more details can be worked out.  Motion carried unanimously, 

Mike Crecelius met with the board requesting approval to spend funds for security committee proposed signage.  Motion was made by Morgan to approve signage request for a total cost of $86.00 to be paid out of a County Infrastructure line in Department 51.  Motion carried unanimously.    

Motion was made by Morgan to approve a request for a chain across stairway to deny access for safety purposes.  Motion included the expense has to be less than $30.00 to be paid out County Infrastructure line in Department 51.  Motion carried unanimously. 

In other business, the Recorderís report for the month of October was approved. 

At 9:30 a.m. there being no further business, Morgan made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

 Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

November 24, 2015:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, November 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. 

Sandy Graybill met with the board requesting $7,500 of Fremont County Betterment money for an estimated cost for SWIPCO to draw up a plan for a Swift Money project L575 (system wide improvement frame work) that incorporates five different drainage districts in Fremont County.  Also present were Glen Stenzel, Michael Stenzel, Ron Sargent, Chris Dashner, Kenneth Howery, Wayne Clark and Bob Woltemath.  Part of the group was from a district towards to north part of the county, and were requesting the same $7,500 for their district, saying they are in the process of doing a LOY which has be submitted,  but has not been accepted because of minor variations that they think SWIPCO can handle quite quickly.  Morgan asked if it could be rolled into the same thing, they said no.  Hendrickson asked if some of this is in Mills County, the answer was yes.  Morgan said the Hamburg District is on the agenda so they need to make a decision on that right now, and see what Mills County will do to help out the other group.  Hendrickson said he has a problem using Fremont County tax dollars to pay for Nemaha County and Atchison County, and feels there are levee funds in the district to pay for this.  Hendrickson does not think tax payers would appreciate spending their money for Atchison County and Nemaha County improvements.  Morgan said the structure affects the majority of Fremont County.  Graybill said the funds are for drawing the plans that will be credited for the next two years.  Graybill said each district is going to have to come up with lots and lots of money to do the repairs necessary.  Morgan made a motion to use the funds out of Fremont County Betterment because she believes it effects the majority of the county.  Hendrickson said his opinion is we should not be using Fremont County tax dollars in two other states.  Hendrickson, nay; Morgan, aye; Hickey, aye   

Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board requesting approval of the following three vouchers: 

Motion was made by Morgan to sign payment voucher with HGM Associates on Proj #Stp-S-CO36(65) - - 5E-36 (J-18 Project).  Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion was made by Hendrickson to sign payment voucher with HGM Associates on Proj #BROS-CO36(68) - - 5F-36 (Bridge Replacement over West Nishnabotna River on J22/ 150th St.)  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion was made by Hickey to sign payment voucher with 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 Change Order No. 006, which includes the previously approved Change Order Requests CORís) 25 thru 036, ADDS a total amount of $13,823.00 to the Contract for Construction regarding the LEC.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Seth Johnson, met with the board to discuss contract item changes regarding courthouse cleaning.     

In other business, claims were approved for November 27, 2015.   

At 9:30 a.m. there being no further business, Morgan made a motion to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

               

 

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