Board of Supervisors Minutes
November 2017

November 7, 2017

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, November 7, 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 Shari Schmitz with Motorola was present for this meeting. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve the distribution of the funds that Fremont County is responsible for the 2017-2018 library contracts. Hamburg receives 29%, Randolph 16%, Sidney 29%, and Tabor 26% of the funds. Motion carried unanimously. 

Assistant Auditor Kristi O’Neal met with the board regarding Vision Direct Insurance Company. They have approached the county about implementing a vision care plan that would be funded solely by the employee. This would include a family option for employees. The board asked O’Neal to have the representative come to speak to them about the plan. 

The board received an email from Freddie Krewson requesting the use of the courthouse for the Republican County Convention on March 10, 2018. Motion made by Hickey to approve the request. Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion made by Hickey to approve the new brew pub, class C, Sunday sales liquor license for Mojo’s Sports Bar in Shenandoah. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Hendrickson to sign work in ROW permit for Windstream Iowa Communications for new copper cable from 1391 Plum Creek Road to 1380 Plum Creek Road, Section 29, Township 70, Range 42. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Hendrickson to sign IDOT payment voucher for Project # STP-S-CO36(59)—5E-36, Knox Box. Motion carried unanimously. 

Shari Schmitz with Motorola met with the board regarding the State Radio System quote. Also joining the meeting were Kathie Hansel and Sheriff Kevin Aistrope. Schmitz and Hansel answered questions regarding the proposal. The board would like to hold a workshop with the sheriff, IT, EMC, county attorney, assessor, and auditor to discuss how the $1.8 million cost can be covered without a bond. The board will hold a workshop next week for more discussion. 

At 10:01 a.m., Hickey moved to go into Public Hearing on the proposed 2017/2018 budget amendment.  Motion carried unanimously.  At 10:04 a.m. hearing no comments and with no objections, motion was made by Hickey to go out of public hearing and approve the budget amendment along with the following Resolution 2017-57.  Hendrickson, aye; Hickey, aye; Graham, aye.  Also present was Sandy Parmenter, The Hamburg Reporter.

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-57

RECORD OF HEARING AND DETERMINATION ON THE BUDGET AMENDMENT
And CHANGE OF APPROPRIATIONS

On this 7th day of November, 2017, the Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in session for the purpose of amending the current operating budget adopted March 14th, 2017.  The notice and time and place of hearing was published on October 26th & October 27th, 2017.  The amendment was taken up and considered and taxpayers heard for or against the amendment as follows and amendment passed unanimously:
                                                                                 

Expenditures From To Difference
       
Mental Health, ID & DD  310,726 429,163 118,437
County Environment & Education  434,807 458,115 23,308
Administration 1,497,726  1,704,283  206,557
       
Total  2,243,259  2,591,561 348,302
       

Revenues

     
       
Intergovernmental 3,989,274 4,203,328   214,054
Miscellaneous 68,720 74,761 6,041
       
Total     4,057,994 4,278,089  220,095
       

Appropriations

     
       
Conservation Board 269,848  290,211 20,363
County Library  29,000  31,945 2,945
Mental Health 213,271  331,708 118,437
Non-Departmental/Watershed Proj 0 206,557 206,557
       
Total   512,119 860,421  348,302

Amendment for East & West Nishnabotna Watershed Project flow through funds, insurance reimbursement, grant dollars, Mental Health reimbursement, library funds.

Motion to approve made by Graham.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                                

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

The monthly report for the Recorder’s Office for October was approved. 

Claims were approved for November 10th, 2017

At 10:30 a.m., there being no further business, Graham made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST: 


Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

November 13, 2017:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met for a workshop on Monday, November 13, 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 9:33 a.m. The agenda was approved as posted. 

Also present for this workshop were Assistant Engineer Robbie Kromminga, IT Arnold Emberton, Treasurer Alise Snyder, EMC Mike Crecelius, Attorney Brenna Bird, Kathie Hansel, Sheriff Kevin Aistrope, and Auditor Dee Owen. 

The meeting was to discuss the finding for the state radio system requirements. Motorola has presented a lease agreement for $1.8 million. The board is exploring the possibility of an emergency management levy to cover these costs. They also discussed other options such as reducing budgets and asking other entities to pay for a portion. 

At 10:00 a.m., Shari Schmitz with Motorola joined the meeting. 

Other topics discussed were the types of equipment that the county uses currently, the costs of microwave vs. fiber optic, and other unknown costs stemming from the project. 

EMC Mike Crecelius said he would discuss the emergency management levy at his meeting on Wednesday night. He invited the group to attend. 

After much discussion, the group asked Schmitz to prepare a 15-year quote to see what the payments would look like. 

At 10:34 a.m., Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

 Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Earl Hendrickson, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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