Board of Supervisors Minutes
August 2019

August 7, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, August 7, 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 were read and approved. The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present for this meeting were EMC Mike Crecelius, Assistant Engineer Robbie Kromminga, Assistant County Attorney Tyler Loontjer, Nick Johnson, Conrad Hall and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today.  

Supervisor Sheldon stated there is a meeting August 8th at 9:30 a.m. regarding Levee 601. Assistant Engineer Kromminga, stated they are working to repair damaged roads. There are no other updates on rehabilitation assistance & non-structural alternatives to rehabilitation of flood control projects. There will be continued updates each week. 

EMC Mike Crecelius met with the board regarding the evacuation order release and reentry plan. Crecelius stated nothing has changed south of Highway 2.  Crecelius also stated Homeland Security has removed most of the pumps in Hamburg.  Motion by Graham to leave the order in place. Motion carried unanimously. The board will continue to discuss the evacuation order on a week-by-week basis. 

Assistant County Attorney Loontjer discussed the first draft of the proposed RFP for debris removal. Loontjer will work with the Secondary Roads Department to develop zones within the County to break the job in to smaller areas for the bidding process. The DOT has started debris removal in Percival.  

Motion made by Hickey to approve letter of request for proposal to provide archaeological services associated with the Iowa Watershed Approach Project of the IEDA, as assisted through the CDBD National Disaster Resilience Program.  This will be funded within the East and West Nishnabotna Watershed to comprise various watershed structures within Mills and Fremont Counties.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve Termination Agreement between William Blackburn Consulting, Ltd. and Fremont County.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Sheldon to approve the following resolutions regarding full time and part time employees at the golf course.  Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-48

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 7th day of August 2019, that Kris Henneman, shall be appointed as Golf Course Superintendent, with a starting salary of $38,000 as requested by Fremont County Conservation Board. The effective date of employment shall be August 5th, 2019.

Motion to approve made by Sheldon.

Approved this 7th day of August, 2019.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Kristi O'Neal

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Assistant Auditor     /s/ Randy Hickey  aye

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-49

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 7th day of August 2019, that Janice Shanno, shall be appointed as golf course part-time seasonal help, as requested by Fremont County Conservation Board.  The rate of pay shall be $8.83 per hour. The effective date of employment shall be August 12th, 2019.

Motion to approve made by Sheldon.

Approved this 7th day of August, 2019.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Kristi O'Neal

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Assistant Auditor     /s/ Randy Hickey  aye

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

Assistant Engineer Kromminga met with the board to sign the following:

Motion by Hickey to sign the revised resolution for the Fremont Countyís Secondary Road Department Five Year Road Program. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Sheldon to sign contract with Gus Construction on Project # L-7-5-2-73-36, for culvert on 250th St  East of Thurman. Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion by Sheldon to sign work in Right-of-Way Permit for Windstream Iowa Communications-North, LLC to place copper line across 160th St to 3027 160th St.  Motion carried unanimously. 

The Board discussed the CAFO & construction permit process.  Work in right of way Permits are to be applied for at the Secondary Roads Department.  Graham asked to be notified when original and annual updated manure management plans are filed in the Auditorís Office.  Complaints of spills need to be referred to the DNR. 

Claims were approved for August 9, 2019

At 9:49 a.m., there being no further business, Sheldon made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Assistant Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

August 14, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Graham and Sheldon present. Let the records show that 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 were read and approved. The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present for this meeting were Assistant County Attorney Tyler Loontjer, Engineer Dan Davis, EMC Mike Crecelius, Jim Brumbaugh, and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today. 

Jim Brumbaugh stopped in to visit with the board regarding Bluff Road South of Highway 2. He stated there was a hole near the entrance of Wa-Shaw-Tee Road and in another area where a ditch was cleaned out some time ago. He believes that the road should be maintained now while it is a smaller area. There is a hole full of loose chunks that are now spilling into the road. He is concerned that there could be a vehicle accident. He said it needs to be cut out and fixed properly. It is a nice road and should be kept up for the taxpayers. Engineer Davis stated that he plans to have them fix this when they come to do baseline road, so they can do it at the same time. He will put signage out for the rough road for the time being. 

Supervisor Sheldon stated that Phase 2 of the L-575 is ready to go per Sandy Graybill. There is a meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the road department with USACE to discuss repairs on Monday. He will go sign the contract on there. There are no other updates on rehabilitation assistance & non-structural alternatives to rehabilitation of flood control projects. There will be continued updates each week.  

There was a brief update on debris removal progress and road repairs from Supervisor Sheldon and Engineer Davis. EMC Crecelius would like the board to call a special meeting to discuss the buyout program. The deadline for this is August 23rd. There will be a special meeting Monday, August 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom to discuss this.  

EMC Mike Crecelius met with the board regarding the evacuation order release and reentry plan. Motion by Graham to leave the order in place. Motion carried unanimously. The board will continue to discuss the evacuation order on a week-by-week basis. 

Motion by Graham to table the debris removal for homes as the county attorney prepares the information. Motion carried unanimously. 

Engineer Dan Davis met with the board for 3 signings.

Motion by Sheldon to sign work in right-of-way permit for Dudley Alexander/Alexander & Lindsey LLC to clean ditch and install an entrance with a tube under the road for a hog barn. Engineer Davis has talked to Whiteheads about installing a cross tube in conjunction with the road department so there is proper drainage. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Sheldon to sign work in right-of-way permit for Tom Lorimor to clean ditch for drainage on 307th Avenue in Section 30, Township 70, Range 41. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Sheldon to allow Chairman Graham to sign the resolution to revise Fremont County 2020 5-Year Road Program.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Sheldon to allow Chairman Graham to sign GAX fund request for payment under CDBG for the Iowa Watershed Approach Project. Motion carried unanimously. 

Claims were approved for August 16, 2019

At 9:57 a.m., there being no further business, Sheldon made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

August 19, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in special session on Monday, August 19, 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 were read and approved.  The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present for this meeting were EMC Mike Crecelius, Donna Goodman, Jerry Martin, Kirt Manion with the Hamburg Reporter, Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today, and Assistant County Attorney Tyler Loontjer by phone for part of the meeting.  

Donna Goodman and Jerry Martin spoke with the board regarding their properties and possible options of the buyout program and how that would affect them.

EMC Crecelius met with the Board regarding the August 23 deadline for the buyout program.  Crecelius has 26 homeowners that have requested to be on the demolition/buyout list.  Crecelius briefly discussed the difference of the two projects.  The financial responsibility for both projects would be FEMA 75%, State of Iowa 10% and Fremont County 15%.  Crecelius stated there are three possible options for funding the Countyís 15%.  The homeowner could choose to absorb the 15%, there is possible but not guaranteed HUD and flood funding or the County could be responsible for the entire 15%.  If a property is approved for the buyout program, it would be removed from the County tax roll, become property of FEM and maintained by the County with restricted use.   

Motion by Graham to consider buyouts on an individual basis.  Motion carried unanimously. 

At 10:07 a.m., there being no further business, Sheldon made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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