Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 2019

March 5, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, March 5, 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. 

Motion by Hickey to approve the contract with Midwest Data Center, Inc. to run fiber from Hamburg to Sidney for the ISICS Radio Project. Motion carried unanimously.  

County Attorney Naeda Elliott met with the board regarding storage space and the reconfiguration of her office. They are trying to go paperless, but they need storage space for current records. Also, they have three desks in their current office and at times they have five people. They would like to look in to using the magistrate’s office or that is currently not being utilized. Motion by Hickey to allow the county attorney to explore space options and move forward. Motion carried unanimously.  

Dee Owen, Auditor, presented the board with the levy information on the board-controlled drainage districts.  The board reviewed the information and motion by Sheldon to leave the levy rates as they were last year. They will consider Johnson Run at 10:00 a.m. on a conference call with Page County. 

Engineer Dan Davis met with the board for two signings:

Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Graham to sign Farm to Market transfer of funds for construction materials inspection costs on Project #STP-S-CO36(70) - - 5E-36. Motion carried unanimously.  

Motion made by Hickey to allow Chairman Graham to sign Farm to Market transfer of funds for construction materials inspection costs on Project #STP-S-CO36(65) - - 5E-36. Motion carried unanimously. 

Safety Coordinator Jeff Shirley met with the board regarding his job description. He would like clarification for his job title as discussed in January. The board has asked County Attorney Elliott to look in to clarifying his job description. The discussion was what the board would like to see from him. County Attorney Elliott will consult with Jack Reed with INCS and create a job description. Sheldon commended Shirley on his job performance.    

Motion was made Sheldon to allow Chairman Graham to sign GAX fund request for payment under CDBG for the Iowa Watershed Approach Project. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hickey to sign Wellmark Insurance renewal forms.  The county remains on Plan 9 through ISAC which the same plan in years past.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Susan Shepherd stopped in to visit with the board to update them on the progress of the Tabor Library. The Lakin Foundation approved $680,000 toward their $1.7 million goal. They already had $400,000 on hand. They would still like a letter of support from the board and any amount of financial assistance the board can commit. 

Randy Schaeffer briefly visited with the board about the ISICS Radio System. 

At 10:18 a.m., Supervisor Graham phoned the Page County Board of Supervisors called in to discuss and set the levy rate for Johnson Run Drainage District. Page County would like to see no levy until they spend down some of their balance. Motion by Hickey that there is no levy for Johnson Run for the coming year. Motion carried unanimously. 

Claims were approved for March 8, 2019

At 10:24 a.m., there being no further business, Sheldon made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. 


Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman


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