Board of Supervisors Minutes
September 2017

September 5, 2017:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hendrickson, Hickey, and Graham 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 that Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News was present for this meeting. 

Mike Crecelius, EMC, met with the board for the signing of a resolution adopting the Fremont County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion made by to sign resolution 2017-49. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION 2017-49

ADOPTING THE FREMONT COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN FOR UNINCORPORATED FREMONT COUNTY, IOWA,

WHEREAS, Fremont County has completed its portion of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan; and,

WHEREAS, review of the Hazard Mitigation Plan was open to the public; and,

WHEREAS, Fremont County has reviewed the recommendations of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and is in agreement with the priorities contained herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of Fremont County hereby adopts the Fremont County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, as amended by Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval, as the guiding document for hazard mitigation in the city.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of September, 2017.

Motion to approve made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

Troy Housh, Maintenance, met with the board regarding the repair of the doorway of the tunnel on the east side of the courthouse. Midwest Structural Repair came out to look at the issue and stated that it was not structural. It appears damage may be due to water leaking in over the years. Their estimate to repair the doorway is $3,500. Motion made by Graham to approve the repair of the tunnel entrance. Motion carried unanimously. 

Howard Nelson, Weed Commissioner, met with the board to discuss a new noxious weed that was added to the list of Primary Noxious Weeds in the Iowa Weed Law, Iowa Code Chapter 317. The weed is palmer amaranth. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship have it reported in Hamburg. Nelson stated that he saw it not only in Hamburg, but in other areas of the county. The board will sign a resolution next week declaring this a noxious weed. It will then be added to the yearly resolution by the board. 

Dan Davis, Engineer, met with the board for two signings. Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Hendrickson to sign the payment voucher with HGM Associates for engineering services for J-34 over Mule Slough Bridge replacement Project #BRS-CO36(76) - - 60-36. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Hendrickson to sign a temporary easement purchase agreement with Shelley Anne Fuhr on Project #STP-S-CO36(75) - - 5E-36 (Thurman Sidewalk Project). Motion carried unanimously. 

Auditor Owen spoke to the board regarding a campaign by the Iowa Secretary of Stateís Office to proclaim September as National Voter Registration Month. Other efforts from the Secretary of State include a soft rollout of the voter identification requirement law that will be in effect on January 1, 2018, during the upcoming school and city elections this fall. The Secretary of Stateís Office has also created trading cards with super heroes to promote voter registration and voting to the younger generations. Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Hendrickson to sign the proclamation declaring September National Voter Registration Month. Motion carried unanimously. 

In other business, claims were approved for September 8, 2017

At 9:30 a.m., Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

September 12, 2017:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in the Fremont County Courthouse Boardroom, with Hendrickson, Hickey, and Graham 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. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve the following resolution regarding a new noxious weed in Fremont County. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO.  2017-50

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of September, 2017, that the following order for destruction of noxious weeds be effective immediately.

 1. That each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land in Fremont County shall cut, burn, spray, or otherwise destroy all noxious weeds thereon and shall prevent weed seeds from blooming or coming to maturity, and shall keep said lands free from such growth of any other weeds as shall render the streets or highways adjoining said land unsafe for public travel.

Noxious weeds shall be cut, burned, sprayed, or otherwise destroyed on or before the following dates and as often thereafter as is necessary to prevent seed productions:

Group 3: August 1, 2017- for Palmer amaranth

2. That each owner and person in the possession or control of any lands in Fremont County, infested with any noxious weeds, including palmer amaranth shall adopt a program of weed destruction described by the Weed Commissioner, which in five years may be expected to destroy and will immediately keep under control such infestations of said noxious weeds.

3. That if the owners or persons in possession/control of any land in Fremont County fail to comply with the foregoing order, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of said work, including costs of serving notice and other costs, if any, to be assessed against the land and the owners thereof.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

Engineer Dan Davis met with the board for the approval of the following. Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Hendrickson to sign the payment voucher for McClure Engineering Company on Project #BRS-CO36(74) - - 60-36, box replacement over Plum Creek. Motion carried unanimously. 

The monthly report for the Recorderís Office for August was approved. 

Claims were approved for September 15, 2017

At 9:13 a.m., there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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