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Board of Supervisors

Location:  County Office Building
Position:  Elected to four year terms

Name Term Expiration
Gary Bowden, Vice-Chairman 12/31/2018
Larry Gibbs 12/31/2016
Ron McCartney, Chairman 12/31/2018

The Board of Supervisors is the legislative body of the County and the following are some of its duties and powers:

  • Approves bonds of county officials
  • Establishes and vacates public highways
  • Levies taxes to produce revenue for county purposes
  • Allows claims against the county and orders them paid
  • Allows applications for Homestead, Military, and Family Farm Credit
  • Fills vacancies in county offices, except members of its own body
  • Canvasses the vote totals of elections
  • Approves all budgets of county
  • Appoints a County Engineer to supervise the county road system
  • Oversees the maintenance of the county buildings
  • Appoints all members to the following county boards:  Conservation, Health, Zoning, Board of Adjustment, Care Review
  • Appoints individual members to the following boards:  Civil Service, Compensation, Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission, Eminent Domain Compensation Commission

Boards they serve on:

Larry Gibbs:

  • Upper Explorerland Transportation Board - Policy
  • Upper Explorerland Revolving Loan Fund Board
  • Northeast Iowa Juvenile Detention Board
  • Regional DHS Advisory Board
  • 1st Judicial Department of Corrections Board
  • Resource Conservation and Development Board
  • County Courthouse & Office Buildings
  • Clayton County Disaster Recovery Committee
  • ISAC District 6 Supervisors Chairman
  • Turkey River Watershed Management Authority-alternate
  • County Social Services - alternate

Gary Bowden:

  • Scenic Acres
  • Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging (Northeast Iowa 3A)
  • Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging-Aging Building Board
  • Winneshiek County Solid Waste Agency
  • Clayton County Economic Development Board
  • Clayton County Economic Development Revolving Loan Board
  • Clayton County Economic Development Housing Advisory Committee
  • Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Board
  • Upper Explorerland Housing Commission
  • Substance Abuse Services for Clayton County
  • Clayton County Communication Board
  • E-911 Board
  • Emergency Management Agency
  • Hazard Mitigation Commission
  • Iowa Workforce Development Board

Ron McCartney:

  • Law Enforcement Center Building
  • Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
  • Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission - Executive Board
  • Turkey River Watershed Management Authority
  • REAP
  • Northeast Iowa Mental Health Board
  • Northeast Iowa Community Action Board
  • DeCat Advisory Board
  • Empowerment Board – HAWC
  • Iowa Workforce Development Board – Alternate
  • Northeast Iowa Juvenile Detention Board – Alternate
  • 1st Judicial District Department of Corrections – Alternate
  • County Social Services

Contact Information

Board of Supervisors Agenda

All meetings are to be held in the Supervisors Office, 600 Gunder Rd NE, Elkader, Iowa, unless otherwise stated.  The board meets on Monday from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Non-scheduled time is spent in workshops or available for public comment limited to 10 minutes per individual.

 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

8:00 AM
  • Approval of Claims
  • Consider operating transfer from E911 Surcharge to General Basic
  • Consider FY2016 Final Department Appropriations Changes 
  • Consider FY2017 Wage Certifications
Monday, July 4, 2016

NO MEETING

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Board of Supervisors Minutes - May 16, 2016

Meeting of the Clayton County Board of Supervisors at their office, 600 Gunder Road, Elkader, Iowa.
Present: Gary Bowden, Larry Gibbs and Ron McCartney.
 
Guests: Anne Osmundson, Jenna Pollock, Bill Burke, Mike Tschirgi, Chad Werger, Tammy Sylvester, Ed Josten, Rafe Koopman, and Jennifer Garms.
 

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Board of Supervisors Minutes - June 6, 2016

Meeting of the Clayton County Board of Supervisors at their office, 600 Gunder Road, Elkader, Iowa.
Present: Gary Bowden, Larry Gibbs and Ron McCartney.
 
Guests: Taylor Alexie, Julie Doeppke, Jennifer Garms, Alan Heavens, Joleen Jansen, Elizabeth Jaster, Pat McTaggart, Sue Meyer, Jenna Pollock, Roger Thomas, Linda Zuercher
 

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Board of Supervisors Minutes - June 1, 2016

Meeting of the Clayton County Board of Supervisors at their office, 600 Gunder Road, Elkader, Iowa.
Present: Gary Bowden, Larry Gibbs and Ron McCartney.
 
Guests: Bill Armstrong, Eli Garms, Rafe Koopman
 

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Board of Supervisors Minutes - May 25, 2016

Meeting of the Clayton County Board of Supervisors at their office, 600 Gunder Road, Elkader, Iowa.
Present: Gary Bowden (by phone) and Ron McCartney.
Absent: Larry Gibbs
 
Guests: Chad Werger
 

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