Board of Supervisors Minutes
May 2019

May 7, 2019: 

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Graham and Sheldon present. Let the records show Hickey was not present for this meeting. A quorum was declared, and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Minutes of the previous board session was read and approved. The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present for this meeting were Engineer Dan Davis, EMC Mike Crecelius, Brian Jeremiah with FEMA, Weed Commissioner Howard Nelson, Seth Hudson, and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today. 

Engineer Dan Davis met with the board for two items. Motion by Sheldon to sign title sheet for bridge replacement on 250th Avenue over Possum Creek, Project #L-7-5-2-73-36. Motion carried unanimously. 

Engineer Davis also presented a letter to the board requesting Emergency Watershed Protection Funds for all public entities that sustained flood damage. The funds are not available yet, but they are sure they will get some. These funds are for drainage districts, watersheds, and other similar entities. These are for properties with less than 400 acres. Motion by Graham for Davis to move forward with the EWP request letter to include the board-controlled drainage districts. Motion carried unanimously. 

Veteran’s Affairs Administrator Carlene Hall submitted a letter to the board on April 30, 2019, stating that she will officially resign on June 30, 2019. This includes her position with General Assistance. Sheldon made a motion to accept the resignation with regrets. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Sheldon to approve Class C Native Wine, Outdoor Service, Sunday Sales Liquor License for Sugar Clay Winery & Vineyard. Motion carried unanimously. 

Seth Hudson met with the board regarding a project called The Flood Victims Relief Project to help flood victims. His proposal is to convert the current 56 rooms of the Tall Corn Inn, which is owned by his aunt, into 28 apartments for temporary housing for flood victims. The housing would be for up to 5 years. After the 5 years, it would become low income housing/HUD housing. He would like the board to be the flow through sponsor for the grant funds as he applies for grants for the project. Each apartment would consist of two motel rooms and cost approximately $18,000 to remodel. Motion by Sheldon to table this item until they can consult the county attorney. Motion carried unanimously. 

There were no updates or signings for the Rehabilitation Assistance and Non-Structural Alternatives to Rehabilitation of Flood Control Projects. 

EMC Mike Crecelius met with the board regarding the evacuation order release and reentry plan. The board will continue to discuss the evacuation order in place on a week-by-week basis. Crecelius stated that the National Weather Service is changing the forecast of the Missouri River levels at 10:00 a.m. The river will be rising. The board discussed letting people in the areas on a case by case basis. Crecelius recommends the order stay in place for another week. Motion by Graham to leave the order in place and reevaluate the situation next week. Motion carried unanimously. 

Weed Commissioner Howard Nelson met with the board to give them an update on the upcoming season. He would like to continue the communication with the road department to report issues that they see and to take care of issues in their right of ways. He stated that the road department did a good job of responding last year. He asked the board to feel free to call him if they had any issues reported to them. 

Brian Jeremiah with FEMA visited with the board briefly about local flooding. 

In other business, the Recorder’s monthly report for April was approved.  

Claims were approved for May 10, 2019

At 9:44 a.m., there being no further business, Sheldon made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

May 14, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Graham, Hickey, and Sheldon present. A quorum was declared, and the meeting officially called to order at 9:00 a.m. Minutes of the previous board session was read and approved. The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present for this meeting were Engineer Dan Davis, EMC Mike Crecelius, and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today. 

Motion was made by Hickey to approve the following Resolution 2019-33.  Motion carried unanimously.  

RESOLUTION 2019-33

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors that the following salaries be in effect commencing on the 1st day of July, 2019, for the supervisory and non-union personnel in the Secondary Road Department.

MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT: $24.20 per hour salary
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: $20.40 per hour salary
ASSISTANT TO ENGINEER: $29.43 per hour salary
ENGINEER: $95,186.00 salary

Motion is hereby made by Hickey to adopt this resolution.

Dated this 14th day of May, 2019.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

Motion made by Sheldon to approve the cigarette/tobacco/nicotine/vapor permit for Sidney Foods, Ltd. and Pilot Travel Centers, LLC. Motion carried unanimously. 

There were no updates or signings for the Rehabilitation Assistance and Non-Structural Alternatives to Rehabilitation of Flood Control Projects. 

EMC Mike Crecelius met with the board regarding the evacuation order release and reentry plan. The board will continue to discuss the evacuation order in place on a week-by-week basis. Crecelius stated that the railroad is the cause for the closing of the northbound on ramp at Highway 2 and I-29. They are working with them to fix the issue. They also discussed the RPA deadlines that were extended. Crecelius recommends the order stay in place for another week. Motion by Sheldon to leave the order in place and reevaluate the situation next week. Motion carried unanimously. 

Auditor Dee Owen presented the board with New and Disallowed Business Property Tax Credit Applications for approval.  Motion was made by Hickey to approve the applications as presented.  Motion carried unanimously. 

In other business, the Sheriff’s monthly report for April was approved.  

Claims were approved for May 17th, 2019

At 9:33 a.m., there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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