Fremont County Conservation Commission Board Member Opening
Fremont County will have an opening for the Fremont County
Conservation Board term beginning July 1, 2018
If you would be interested in serving on this board please fill out the Application below and return it to the Fremont County Supervisors
Deadline for applications is June 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm.
Fremont County Board of Supervisors
PO Box 610
Sidney, Iowa 51652
Fremont County Boards Application Form
The duties of the the Fremont County Conservation
Board can be found in Iowa Code
The following are the purposes and powers and duties as stated in Iowa Code 350.1 and 350.4
To see the complete Iowa Code 350 click on the link.
COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARDS
The purposes of this chapter
are to create a county conservation board and to authorize counties to
acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the county,
public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and
general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of
350.4 Powers and duties.
The county conservation board shall have the
custody, control and management of all real and personal property heretofore or
hereafter acquired by the county for public museums,
parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forests, county wildlife areas, and other county conservation and recreation purposes and is authorized and
1. To study and ascertain the county’s museum,
park, preserve, parkway, and recreation and other conservation facilities, the
need for such facilities, and the extent to which such
needs are being currently met, and to prepare and adopt a coordinated plan of areas and facilities to meet such needs.
2. To acquire in the name of the county by gift,
purchase, lease, agreement, exchange, or otherwise, in fee or with conditions,
suitable real estate within or without the territorial
limits of the county for public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, forests, wildlife, and other conservation purposes and for participation in watershed,
drainage, and flood control programs for the purpose of increasing the recreational resources of the county. The natural resource commission, the county board of supervisors, or the
governing body of any city, upon request of the county conservation board, may transfer to the county conservation board for use as museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds,
recreation centers, play fields, tennis courts, skating rinks, swimming pools, gymnasiums, rooms for arts and crafts, camps and meeting places, community forests, wildlife areas, and
other recreational purposes, any land and buildings owned or controlled by the department of natural resources or the county or city and not devoted or dedicated to any other inconsistent
public use. In acquiring or accepting land, due consideration shall be given to its scenic, historic, archaeologic, recreational, or other special features, and land shall not be acquired
or accepted unless, in the opinion of the board, it is suitable or, in the case of exchange, is
suitable and of substantially the same value as
the property exchanged from the standpoint of its proposed use. An exchange of
property approved by the county conservation board and
the board of supervisors is not subject to section 331.361, subsection 2.
3. The county conservation board shall file with the natural resource commission all acquisitions or exchanges of land within one year.
4. To plan, develop, preserve, administer and
maintain all such areas, places and facilities, and construct, reconstruct,
alter and renew buildings and other structures, and equip and
maintain the same.
5. To accept in the name of the county gifts, bequests, contributions and appropriations of money and other personal property for conservation purposes.
6. To employ and fix the compensation of a
director who shall be responsible to the county conservation board for the
carrying out of its policies. The director, subject to the approval
of the board, may employ and fix the compensation of assistants and employees as necessary for carrying out this chapter.
7. To charge and collect reasonable fees for the use of the parks, facilities, privileges and conveniences as may be provided and for admission to amateur athletic contests,