Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 2018

February 6, 2018:

At 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, a department head meeting was held in the Fremont County Courthouse Jury Room.  Present were Randy Hickey, Jenny McAllister, Dan Davis, Arnold Emberton, Troy Housh, Kevin Aistrope, Brenna Bird, Brenda Mintle, Alise Snyder, Robin Shirley, Erman Mullins, Mike Crecelius, and Dee Owen.  Topics discussed: mental health updates from Hickey’s meetings, the possibility of clerk’s office closures in Iowa and writing the legislators to express concerns of losing local court services for residents, snow removal issues, comp time rules in the hand book and state audit, storm spotter class coming in March, handbook changes, and IT phishing scams. 

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Graham, and Hendrickson 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 were Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today and Dan Swanson with Big Apple Radio. 

Pheasants Forever has submitted a Fremont County logo to apply to their banners that will be made with the tourism grant money that they received. They believe it is good publicity for the county and is also a thank you for the grant they received. The board agreed that this is a good idea and the auditor’s office will contact the organization to tell them to go ahead with the design. 

The board reiterated to the department heads in the department head meeting this morning the portions of the handbook and union contracts about overtime. 

The board considered a resolution regarding the failings of the Master Matrix and petitioning the Governor and Legislature to act on those failings. Motion by Hendrickson to sign the resolution. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-9

A RESOLUTION PETITIONING THE GOVERNOR OF IOWA AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO ADDRESS THE FAILINGS OF THE MASTER MATRIX

WHEREAS, the Fremont County Board of Supervisors, has been presented with several applications for permits to construct concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Fremont County, Iowa; and,

WHEREAS, CAFOs in Iowa have proliferated at a rate and number likely unanticipated by the authors of the 2002 Matrix; and,

WHEREAS, the Fremont County Board of Supervisors, has attempted to provide pertinent information regarding the siting of CAFO’s in Fremont County, Iowa; and,

WHEREAS, the current legislation and regulation applies the use of a Master Matrix that has failed to adequately differentiate between the geography, water sources and other critical considerations throughout different regions within the State; and,

WHEREAS, the failure to properly take into consideration information within the knowledge of local sources, has highlighted the failings of the Master Matrix to protect the air, water, health, “quality of life” and economic interests of the citizens we were elected to represent; and,

WHEREAS, the inadequacies of the Master Matrix in its present form have been scientifically documented and legislative remedies are needed.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE FREMONT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

1. The Fremont County Board of Supervisors do hereby petition the Governor of Iowa and the State Legislature to address the failings of the Master Matrix to protect the air, water, health, “quality of life” and economic interests of the citizens we were elected to represent.

2. The Fremont County Board of Supervisors formally requests that the IDNR be directed to suspend any issuance of any additional CAFO construction permits until such time as corrective new legislation regarding the Master Matrix can be adopted.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this 6th day of February 2018.

ATTEST:

/s/ Dee Owen                                                                           /s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman
Fremont County Auditor                                                      

Jeff McQueen and John Burkhiser met with the board regarding the Farragut Admiral Trail System. They have been working with several entities to design the trail. The only county road that it will affect is Manti Road. They are looking at options where Highway 2 is concerned. They plan to use volunteers and grant money for future upkeep. They would like a letter of support from the Fremont County Board of Supervisors to use for future grant applications. The board will act on a letter of support at their next board meeting.

The board briefly discussed the hotel/motel tax resolution. They are going to gather information on all options before signing a resolution. Motion made by Hendrickson to table the signing. Motion carried unanimously.

In other business, the Recorder’s Monthly Report for January was approved.

Claims were approved for February 9, 2018.

At 9:50 a.m., there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

February 13, 2018:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hickey, Graham, and Hendrickson 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 was Sandy Parmenter from the Valley News Today.  

Dee Owen, Auditor, met with the board for approval of a resolution for a new hire in the auditor’s office. Hendrickson made the motion to approve the new hire. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION 2018-10

WHEREAS, the Office of the Fremont County Auditor has completed the interview process and wishes to fill the full-time vacancy in her office.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of February, 2018, that Jolene Keck-McGinley be hired to fill the open full-time position in the Fremont County Auditor’s Office effective February 12, 2018.

Motion to approve made by Hendrickson.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

Motion made by Graham to allow Chairman Hickey to sign a letter of support for the Farragut Admiral Trail System. Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion made by Graham to allow Chairman Hickey to sign the 2018 ISAC Wellness Agreement. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hendrickson to allow Chairman Hickey to sign the GAX Form to draw from the CDBG Grant for the East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Project. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Graham to approve the Special Class C Liquor License Beer/Wine for D & L Pro. Hickey, aye. Graham, aye. Hendrickson, abstain. Motion carried. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve the following resolution for new hire for the sheriff’s office. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-11

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of February, 2018, that the following individual shall be approved as a Telecommunicator/Jailer for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, as requested by Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope. The effective date of employment shall be February 1, 2018:

Michael Lee Wake

Motion was made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

The Sheriff’s Monthly Report for January 2018 was approved. 

Claims were approved for February 16, 2018

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

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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