Board of Supervisors Minutes
July 2018

July 3, 2018:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, July 3, 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. The agenda was approved as posted. Minutes of the previous board session were read and approved. 

Let the records show that Sandy Parmenter from the Valley News Today was present for this meeting. 

Motion made by Hendrickson to allow Chairman Hickey to sign a business agreement with Iowa County Technology Services. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hendrickson to grant an extension for a nuisance abatement in Bartlett until October 1, 2018.  Assistant Engineer Robbie Kromminga was present and stated that there has been some progress made at the location as of yesterday. Motion carried unanimously. 

The board received a letter regarding a nuisance abatement notice in McPaul on 6/28/18. The board discussed the letter. In the letter, the complainant disagrees with the notice that he received. The board agreed to proceed with the action against the homeowner. Kromminga stated he has been out checking properties and would take the next steps in the process. 

The board discussed county held tax certificate 2018-306. Kevin and Lori Burge are interested in purchasing the certificate. Motion made by Hendrickson to approve the following assignment of certificate of purchase at tax sale resolution and resolution of assignment of certificate of tax sale purchase. Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-36

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE AT TAX SALE TO THE FOLLOWING:

WHEREAS, Kevin and Lori Burge, 3179 Main ST, Hamburg, Iowa, 51640, are desirous of obtaining a certificate of tax sale purchase for $268.00 for the following: 

Parcel Number 460460079010000, Tax Sale Certificate number 2018-306 – Lots 607 through 609 in the Town of Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, according to the recorded plat thereof.  

WHEREAS, Fremont County is desirous of avoiding the expense of tax redemption procedure, and

WHEREAS, the transfer of said certificate of tax purchase to Kevin and Lori Burge, 3179 Main ST, Hamburg, Iowa, 51640, is in the better interest of the County and is in the better interest of Kevin and Lori Burge to eliminate any form of liability to Fremont County, now

THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is authorized and directed to execute the assignment of certificates of tax purchases of this real estate upon receipt of payment.

IT IS SO RESOLVED, this 3rd day of July 2018.
 

ATTEST:

       

       

/s/Dee Owen

   

/s/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-37

ASSIGNMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF TAX SALE PURCHASE

Fremont County does hereby transfer the certificate of tax sale purchase regarding the described real estate to Kevin and Lori Burge, 3179 Main ST, Hamburg, Iowa, 51640, as follows: Lots 607 through 609, in the Town of Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, according to the recorded plat thereof. The county shall endorse the tax sale certificate as necessary to complete this assignment upon receipt of payment of $268.00.

Dated this 3rd day of July 2018.

ATTEST:

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

STATE OF IOWA, FREMONT COUNTY SS:

On this 3rd day of July, 2018, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared Randy Hickey, to me personally known, who being by me duly sworn, did say that he is a member of the Fremont County Board of Supervisors and that said instrument was signed on behalf of the Fremont County Board of Supervisors and hereby acknowledge the execution of the foregoing instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the Fremont County Board of Supervisors, by it and by his voluntarily executed.

/s/ Kristi O’Neal
Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa 

Becky Shull met with the board regarding an upcoming tournament fundraiser for the Fremont County Golf Course on July 8, 2018. She asked that the green fees be waived as has been done in the past for the participants because this tournament specifically benefits the golf course. The funds raised will go into the Ladies Association account and they will donate to make improvements if they are approved by the conservation board. Motion made by Graham to waive the green fees for the tournament fundraiser on July 9th. Motion carried unanimously. 

Claims were paid for July 6, 2018

At 9:14 a.m., there being no further business, made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

July 10, 2018:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, July 10, 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. The agenda was approved as posted. Minutes of the previous board session were read and approved. 

Let the records show that Sandy Parmenter from the Valley News Today was present for this meeting. Also present for this meeting was Conrad Hall. 

Motion made by Hendrickson to allow Chairman Hickey to sign the single audit form required for the CDBG funding. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Graham to approve the following Resolution 2018-38 regarding noxious weeds.  Motion carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION NO.  2018-38

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of July 2018, 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 1: June 1, 2018 - for Leafy Spurge, Perennial Peppergrass, Sour Dock, Sheep Sorrow, Canada Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Buckhorn, Wild Mustard, Musk Thistle, Bull Thistle, and all other species of thistle
Group 2: July 1, 2018 - for Field Bindweed, Wild Carrot
Group 3: August 1, 2018- for Horse Nettle, Perennial Sow Thistle, Quack Grass, Butter Print, Puncture Vine, Cocklebur, Hemp, Shatter Cane, Wild Sunflower, and 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 Quack Grass, Perennial Sow Thistle, Canada Thistle, Field Bindweed, Horse Nettle, Leafy Spurge, Perennial Peppergrass, Russian Knapweed, Hemp, any species of Thistle, and 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/ Randy Hickey, Chairman

 aye

Fremont County Auditor

   

/s/ Terry Graham

 aye

                                                               

   

/s/ Earl Hendrickson

 aye

Sheriff Kevin Aistrope met with the board regarding additional costs for the ISICS Radio System. There is a quote from Electronic Engineering for $38,970.69 to move all paging and other items to the state tower. This includes the road department’s equipment. The next quote from Midwest Data is for the installation, connecting, and leasing of fiber optic lines. The amount is $3,500.00 one time for installation and $1,000.00 per month for leasing the lines. There is also a proposal from Eventide for $2,100.00 for additional licenses required for operation of the dispatch radio. There were other possible unforeseen costs such as building permits, structural requirements, and maintaining the road to the tower, which will be done by the state. 

Aistrope presented a resolution for new hire for the new school resource officer/deputy. Motion made by Hendrickson to approve the following resolution.

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-39

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Fremont County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of July 2018, that the following individual shall be approved as Deputy for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, as requested by Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope.  The effective date of employment shall be July 9, 2018:

Ashton Taylor Luke – Deputy

Motion was 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 Hendrickson to allow Sheriff Aistrope to purchase a vehicle for the new deputy/SRO out of the General Fund from his department. The budget will be amended when the payment is received from the schools. Motion carried unanimously.

Casey Moyer, Landfill Director, presented the renewal document for Financial Assurance for Closure/Post Closure Costs. Motion was made by Graham to allow Chairman Hickey to sign the document to approve the costs. Motion carried unanimously. 

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

Claims were approved for July 13, 2018

At 9:28 a.m., there being no further business, Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Randy Hickey, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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