Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 2019

January 2, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, January 2, 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. 

Let the records show that Treasurer Alise Snyder and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today was present for this meeting. 

The board approved the following resolutions to reorganize the board for 2019:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-1

WHEREAS, motion was made by Hickey to appoint Terry Graham, Board Chairman and Randy Hickey as Board Vice Chairman.

WHEREAS, the Board Chairman may make motions and vote as any other member of the Board.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2019, that Supervisor Graham is appointed Board Chairman and Supervisor Hickey is appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

RESOLUTION NO.  2019-2

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2019, that the 2019 committee appointments are as follows:

Supervisor Sheldon – Welcome Center Board, West Central Development, Landfill Commission, Local Emergency Response, Southwest Iowa Juvenile Emergency Services Board, Loess Hills Alliance, and Safety Committee.

Supervisor Hickey – DECAT Board, DHS Service Advisory Board, Emergency Management Commission, Waubonsie Mental Health, Regional Planning Affiliate Board, Board of Health, Clarinda Mental Health Center Advisory Board, Workforce Development, and REAP Commission.

Supervisor Graham – Tourism Board, Loess Hills Authority, Hungry Canyons Authority, Hungry Canyons Alliance, Southwest Iowa Transit, Southwest Iowa Planning Council, Fourth Judicial 28E Board, and Zion Recovery Board, SCIA, and Local Emergency Response.

Graham, Hickey, and Sheldon appointed to E911 Board with one vote.

Motion was made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-3

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2019, that the Board will hold its regular meetings on Tuesday of each week in the office of the Fremont County Courthouse, Sidney, Iowa, commencing at 9:00 a.m. until business is concluded.

Motion made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

RESOLUTION NO.  2019-4

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January, 2019, that the Sidney Argus-Herald and The Hamburg Reporter be designated as the County's official newspapers for 2019.

Motion to approve made by Graham.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

Motion made Hickey to table the Eminent Domain Compensation Commission Resolution to find replacement members for two positions. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve the following resolutions:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-5

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January 2019, that the following individuals shall be approved as staff for the Office of the Fremont County Treasurer, as requested by Fremont County Treasurer Alise Snyder.  The effective date of appointment shall be January 2, 2019: Tricia Martin – Deputy Treasurer, Jordan Kirkpatrick – Deputy Treasurer, & Carissa Buttercase – Deputy Treasurer.

Motion made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-6

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of January 2019, that the following individuals shall be approved as staff for the Office of the Fremont County Recorder, as requested by Fremont County Recorder Jenny McAllister.  The effective date of appointment shall be January 2, 2019: Pam Daniels – Deputy Recorder & Tarah Berry – Deputy Recorder.

Motion made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

At 9:21 a.m., motion made by Hickey to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(c) in a matter where litigation is imminent. Vote: Hickey, aye; Graham, aye; Sheldon, aye.  Present were Chairman Terry Graham, Vice Chairman Randy Hickey, Member Dustin Sheldon, Treasurer Alise Snyder, Auditor Dee Owen, and Attorney Naeda Elliott was present by telephone. At 9:28 a.m., motion was made by Hickey to go out of closed session. Vote: Hickey, aye; Graham, aye; Sheldon, aye. Motion made by Graham to make an offer to credit the future taxes or reimburse taxes on Parcel No. 060060123000000 in the amount of $1,487.00 according to Iowa Code Section 445.60. Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion made by Hickey to reappoint Graham to the SWIPCO Policy Council. Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion made by Graham to reappoint Hickey as the alternate to SWIPCO Policy Council. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to table appointment of another member to SWIPCO Policy Council. This member is typically someone in public leadership, economic and business development, employment and training, health and human services, business, or education. Motion carried unanimously. 

Claims were approved for January 4, 2019

At 9:37 a.m., there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

January 8, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, January 8, 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. 

Let the records show that Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today was present for this meeting. Also present for this meeting were John Askew, Mark Birkby, Curt Boyd, Jan Zack, and Brian Johnson. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve the resolution to appoint a temporary special prosecutor. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-7

WHEREAS, Fremont County has experienced a temporary vacancy in the position of Deputy County Attorney; and

WHEREAS, the temporary vacancy is scheduled to end February 25, 2019, when the Deputy County Attorney Tyler Loontjer returns from military training; and

WHEREAS, a Special Prosecutor is required for previously scheduled hearings on January 23, 2019 in Fremont County that conflict with other previously scheduled hearings at which the County Attorney must be present;

WHEREAS, the County Attorney may require the assistance of a licensed attorney for other matters during the Deputy’s military leave;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE FREMONT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS that any attorney of the Pottawattamie County Attorney Office’s, is appointed to assist the Fremont County Attorney, at her discretion for any task that may benefit Fremont County, with reasonable attorney fees as authorized by the District Court, effective January 1, 2019, and expiring February 24, 2019, not to exceed the sum budgeted for the Deputy County Attorney during that period of time.

Motion by Hickey and carried unanimously.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

Motion made by Hickey to approve the following resolution regarding 2019 certified utilities.

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-8

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of January 2019, that the 2019 utilities as certified to the Auditor by the Iowa State Department of Revenue and Finance be approved, collected, and disposed of as regular taxes, according to taxing district.

Motion to approve made by Hickey.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

John Askew of Missouri Valley Drainage District met with the board regarding the court case with Mule Slough Drainage District. Also attending with him was Mark Birkby from MVDD. He discussed the lack of approval to install the pumps in Mule Slough Drainage District & former West Benton Drainage District. He also discussed concerns of threats that were made to block the water on two of the ditches. He stated that MVDD has maintained the ditch since 1924. They plan to continue to maintain the ditch. In closing, he wanted to make the supervisors aware of the court ruling. Curt Boyd stated that their attorney is filing a motion for clarification of the ruling.  

Motion was made by Hickey to approve the time and date for the public hearing for the amendment of the 2018/2019 Fremont County Budget. The hearing date is January 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Motion made by Sheldon to approve the following resolution appointing Fremont County’s Eminent Domain Compensation Commission.

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-9

RESOLUTION APPOINTING EMINENT DOMAIN COMPENSATION COMMISSION

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of January, 2019, that the following persons are appointed as members of the Eminent Domain Compensation Commission for the year 2019.
          

BANKERS:   PROPERTY OWNERS:  
   
Chris Johnson Sidney, IA 51652 Pat Sheldon Percival, IA 51648
Kent Claiborne Hamburg, IA 51640 Willis Moyer Sidney, IA 51652
Colleen Jurey Sidney, IA 51652 Nancy Newlon, Thurman, IA 51654
Justin Ewalt Hamburg, IA 51640 Joni Hickey Thurman, IA 51654
Grant Schaaf Randolph, IA 51649 Twila Larson Sidney, IA 51652
Cindy Gregg Hamburg, Iowa 51640 Gerald Head Imogene, IA  51645
Jay Longinaker Randolph, IA 51649 James D. Doyle Farragut, IA 51639
     
REAL ESTATE:   FARMERS:  
   
Denise Hammer Tabor, IA 51653 John Askew Thurman, IA 51654
Gene Hines Hamburg, IA 51640 Lynn Handy Percival, IA 51648
Dan Holliman Hamburg, IA 51640 H. Frances Lorimor Sidney, IA 51652
Nancy Vanatta Sidney, IA 51652 Dave Roberts Sidney, IA 51652
Jenna Gregory Sidney, IA 51652 Sara Holt Sidney, IA 51652
Dale Rogers Percival, Iowa 51648 Keith Schaaf Randolph, IA 51649
Doug Shirley Sidney, IA 51652 Steve Lorimor Farragut, IA 51639

Motion to approve made by Sheldon.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen,

   

/s/ Terry Graham, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Randy Hickey

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Dustin Sheldon

 aye

Claims were approved for January 11, 2019

At 9:42 a.m., there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST: 
 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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