Board of Supervisors Minutes
September 2019

September 4, 2019:

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, September 4, 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. 

Also present for this meeting were EMC Mike Crecelius, Engineer Dan Davis, and Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today. 

Supervisor Sheldon stated that he went to a meeting on September 3rd. The USACE is getting ready to start projects on L-575 Levee. They would like the board to sign the contract as they are the only district that hasn’t signed it yet. They are signing on behalf of Hamburg Relevy.  Sheldon stated that this is a generic agreement for the Corps to do the work. Hickey and Sheldon stated that this is for repairs on the Nishnabotna Federal Levee. This has nothing to do with Ditch #6 Levee. Supervisor Graham stated that he wants to sign the agreement with the stipulation that this is only to restore the Hamburg Relevy on the Nishnabotna to its’ original condition. Hickey stated this Phase 2 work will repair L-575 all the way north. Motion by Sheldon to allow Chairman Graham to sign the agreement with the USACE. Graham noted that he is signing this with the intent that this is to restore this levee to its’ original state and no other improvements. Motion carried unanimously. Sheldon stated that the Corps is planning to restore the Percival Breach A to a 25-year level. They are planning to restore the Hamburg Missouri River Breach to the full height. There are no additional updates on rehabilitation assistance & non-structural alternatives to rehabilitation of flood control projects. There will be continued updates each week. 

EMC Mike Crecelius met with the board regarding the evacuation order release and reentry plan. EMC Crecelius stated that only five houses of the many that signed up for inspection filled out paperwork to have that done. Out of the five that were inspected, three were red tagged. Motion by Graham to leave the order in place. Motion carried unanimously. The board will continue to discuss the evacuation order on a week-by-week basis. 

Motion by Sheldon to approve and post the debris removal request for proposal for the unincorporated areas of Fremont County. Motion carried unanimously. 

Engineer Dan Davis met with the board for a signing. This is for the repair of the road L-31 and the bridge on that road. Motion by Hickey to allow Chairman Graham to sign the agreement with HGM Associates for engineering and surveying services for bridge replacement on County Road L-31 over Waubonsie Creek. Motion carried unanimously. 

Engineer Davis also updated the board on the funding for CHBP Grant and other projects in the county that are slated for repair. They briefly discussed haul routes for the levee repairs and that the engineer needs to be advised of the routes. 

Claims were approved for September 6, 2019

In other business, the Recorder’s monthly report for August was approved. 

At 9:46 a.m., there being no further business, Hickey made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST: 

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

September 11, 2019: 

The Fremont County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, September 11, 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. 

Also present for this meeting were Assistant County Attorney Tyler Loontjer, EMC Mike Crecelius, Assistant Engineer Robbie Kromminga, Steve Meyer, Sandy Parmenter with the Valley News Today, and Maintenance Troy Housh. 

Assistant Engineer Kromminga said they hope to have a letting for the J-64 project on September 17th. If there isn’t a letting on that date, it will be on the 24th. The board briefly discussed the $36 million that the NRCS has for wetlands easements. These would be permanent easements and there could be no development on them. The homeowner would maintain ownership. There are no other updates on rehabilitation assistance & non-structural alternatives to rehabilitation of flood control projects. There will be continued updates each week. 

EMC Mike Crecelius met with the board regarding the evacuation order release and reentry plan. He stated they are still working on interstate access east of Hamburg. Motion by Hickey to leave the order in place. Motion carried unanimously. The board will continue to discuss the evacuation order on a week-by-week basis. 

Assistant Engineer Robbie Kromminga met with the board for a signing. Motion by Hickey to allow Chairman Graham to sign a work in right-of-way permit for Southwest Regional Water District to install pipe for water service to 2474 400th Avenue. Motion carried unanimously.

Troy Housh, Maintenance, met with the board regarding a fire panel upgrade. Our current panel will be unusable as of May 2020. This is a required upgrade. The cost is $6338.00. Motion by Sheldon to approve the purchase of the new fire panel through Electronic Contracting Company. Motion carried unanimously.  

Housh also presented the board the Lawn World contract renewal.   Hickey moved to approve the Lawn World contract for the sprinkler system in the courtyard.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion was made by Hickey to approve the TIF reporting requirement to Department of Management.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Hickey to approve the transfer of the Class C Liquor License for Wild’s Property Management to 2474 Bluff Road location. Motion carried unanimously. 

Assistant Auditor Wendy Stenzel met with the board for the approval of new and disallowed homestead and military claims for 2020. Motion made by Hickey to approve the allowances and disallowances. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Hickey to allow Chairman Graham to sign two GAX fund requests for payment under CDBG for the Iowa Watershed Approach Project. Motion carried unanimously. 

In other business, the Sheriff’s monthly report for August was approved. 

The board briefly discussed that no bids were received for the RFP for debris removal. They will discuss and act on an extension for the proposal deadline at next week’s meeting on September 17th. 

Claims were approved for September 13, 2019

At 9:23 a.m., there being no further business, Sheldon made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. 

ATTEST:

Fremont County Auditor                                                                                Terry Graham, Chairman

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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