Fremont County Board of Supervisors

Kirt Manion
Hamburg Reporter

Following are summaries of recent Fremont County Board of Supervisors meetings:

May 7: Approved the purchase of two pickup trucks for the road department from Deery;

Approved hiring Joni Laughlin as a legal assistant for the Fremont County Attorney’s Office;

Approved hiring Tammie Marie Langfelt as a part-time jailer for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department; and

Approved hiring Jacob Tyler Bateman as a full-time jail for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department.

April 28: Signed an agreement with HGM Associates for on-call construction services;

Passed a resolution setting salaries for supervisory and non-union personnel in the secondary roads department.

Salaries are as follows: maintenance superintendent: $25.66 per hour; administrative assistant, $21.63 per hour; assistant to engineer, $31.21 per hour; engineer, $100,945 annually; and

Approved signing a 3-year lease for phone service with Windstream with voice over IP system, pending approval of lease by county attorney.

April 21: Approved preparation plans for the Rural Housing Readiness Assessment through Iowa State University.

Thanks to grant funds, the cost to Fremont County will be $500, instead of $5,000; and

Approved a purchase agreement with Mills County to acquire K9 Danken after Danken’s handler resigned from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

April 14: Discussed the future of the Iowa Welcome Center on Highway 2.

Current plans call for the center to reopen after the road construction project is completed; and

Approved the renewal of the Class C liquor license, outdoor service, and Sunday sales for Whiskey Springs.

April 7: Approved the annexation of 1401 W. Sheridan, Shenandoah. This 1.86-acre property is the site of a planned Section 42 senior housing project;

Heard a request from Peg Clark of Hamburg Hometown Pride to level a mound of dirt located at the entrance to the Lewis and Clark Trail in Hamburg; and

Heard an update from Alexsis Fleener with SWIPCO on the East Nishnabotna Watershed project.

Expenses to date are $816,050 and are broken down as follows:

Watershed plans: $200,000

Models and sensors: $229,125

Engineering: $310,204

Construction and related expenses: $56,841.22

Administrative: $19,883

CDBG funds remaining for the project: $1,026,616

Official board meetings are held every Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the board room of  the Fremont County Courthouse in Sidney. Meetings are open to the public.

To be placed upon the board agenda, either email or call the auditor’s office at 712-374-2031.