The Carroll County Board of Supervisors held their organizational meeting for the year on Monday.
The board appointed Eugene Meiners as chair and Stephanie Hausman as vice chair.
The board then adopted the following resolutions: special moving permits, fixed charges, the destruction of records, resolution naming the Carroll Times Herald, Coon Rapids Enterprise and Manning Monitor as the official county newspapers and approving the 2021 holiday schedule.
The following were appointed to the Board of Health: Dr. Art Behrens, Julie Hodne and Dean Schettler. Appointed to the Magistrate Appointing Commission were Julie Gore, Paul Fricke and Mike Franey.
Dr. Michael Slattery was appointed county medical examiner with Dr. Josh Williams appointed assistant medical examiner. The following were appointed death investigators: Justin Agan, Rae Ann Meyer, Josh Smouse, Will Sauers, Dawn Ketcham, Marissa Rothmeyer, Kenny Hansen and Daryl Baker.
The board appointed Tony Vogl as the weed commissioner and Carey Kersey as the zoning administrator.
Appointed to the Zoning Commission were Katie Holtz, Janelle Lenz Schreck, Bill Vonnahme, Jacob Johnston and Jason Klein. Appointed to the County Board of Adjustments were Nathan Janssen and Tracy Onken. The board appointed the HIPPA security officers as follows: Megan Owen as privacy officer and Dalton Morrison as security officer. Appointed to the Western Iowa Tourism Board was Jason Christensen.
The board appointed Dale Boes and Doug Pudenz as Kniest Township trustees, Daryl Quandt and Don Grossman as Pleasant Valley Township trustees, Leon Baumhover and Dale Behrens as Roselle Township trustees, and Vincent J. Gross as a Maple River Township trustee. The board needs to appoint another person to the Maple River Township Board of Trustees once we get an individual that agrees to serve.
The Board reappointed the County Condemnation Compensation commissioners along with Dean Pottebaum to replace Robert Pottebaum.
The chair made the following supervisors committee appointments:
Richard Ruggles — Region XII Council of Governments Executive Council, 2nd Judicial District (alternate), Middle-South Raccoon River Watershed Management Authority (alternate), North Raccoon River Watershed Management Coalition Governance Board (alternate), East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Coalition (alternate), Rolling Hills Community Services Region, and General Relief Audit Committee.
Eugene Meiners — Voting member of Cherokee Detention Center, New Opportunities, Carroll County/City Communications Center, Carroll County Landfill and Solid Waste Commission (alternate), Carroll Area Development Corporation Board, Mount Carmel/Maple River Sewer Systems, Secondary Roads and Ambulance Union Negotiations Team.
Scott Johnston — Carroll County Landfill and Solid Waste Commission, 2nd Judicial District, Region XII Council of Governments (DeCat Committee), Region XII Council of Governments Policy Council, RSVP/ Foster Grandparent Board, Safety Committee, Coalition of Human Services, Ambulance Board, Secondary Roads and Ambulance Union Negotiations Team.
Dean Schettler — E911 Board representative (non-voting member), Carroll County/City Communications Center, Carroll County Emergency Management Commission, Board of Health, Region V Hazmat (Foundation), Conservation Board, Mount Carmel/Maple River Sewer Systems, Middle-South Raccoon River Watershed Management Authority, North Raccoon River Watershed Management Coalition Governance Board, East and West Nishnabotna Watershed Coalition.
Stephanie Hausman — WESCO, Carroll Area Child Care Center Board, Region XII Policy Council, Hungry Canyons, LHDCA Board (Loess Hills Development and Conservation Authority), Cherokee Detention Center (alternate), New Opportunities (alternate), Rolling Hills (alternate) and General Relief Audit Committee.
The board held a discussion on the GEMT (ground emergency medical transportation) contract with Carroll County Ambulance in an effort to get more reimbursement from Medicaid. The issue was tabled till the board receives more clarification on some questions.
The board reviewed and approved settlement of a claim.
County Engineer Zac Andersen presented the board with quotes for a new compact track loader with trade of Bobcat T770 as follows: JD333G, $47,225.00; Cat 299D3, $58,732; Bobcat T870, $46,628.56; and Kubota SVL95-2s $39,769. The board approved the bid for the Kubota.
Dawn Mentzer, CEO of Rolling Hills, then gave a FY 22 budget review and update.
If you have any questions on any of the previous subjects or any other subject, feel free to contact me or any of the other supervisors.