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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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

10:00 AM

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Acknowledge/Approve County Disaster Declaration
  • Vic & Kay Vifian - Comment on Proposed Zoning Amendment from A1-M2 to Allow Underground Mining
  • Larry Stone - Mine Rezoning Questions
10:30 AM 
  • Jenna Pollock – Clayton County Active Transportation Plan discussion (20 min)
11:00 AM
  • Consideration of amendment to Zoning Ordinance to allow zoning change from A-1 to M-2 heavy industry to allow mining underground

1:00 PM

  • View flood damage with county engineer throughout the county
SCHEDULE NOTHING AFTER 1:00
 
Monday, September 5, 2016 – NO MEETING
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

10:00 AM
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Approval of Claims
  • Jean Gage and Merry French: Substance Abuse Claims Discussion

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Board of Supervisors Minutes - August 15, 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: Rafe Koopman, Merry French, Sue Meyer, Pat McTaggart, Linda Werger, Linda Zuercher, Brenda Tackman, Bonnie Tuecke, Rita Knutson, Bob Knutson, Sheila Moore, Steve Gray, Robert Priem, Matt McLane, Courtney Severson, Tim Severson, John Finley, Tim Wisch, Mark Krumenacher, Gil Gutknecht, John Hendrix, Kyle Pattison, Tim Adkins, Bernard .., Kay Vifian, Vic Vifian, Paula Johnson, Ray Pope, Justin Heidemann, Jen Peak, Mark Pohle, Jack Porter, Rod Errthum, Dan Wiethorn, Edie Ehlert, Larry Stone, Dianne Fette, Joleen Jansen, Michele Pattison, Gale Severson, Allie Hinga, Larry Bries, Gwen Lee Bries, Daryl Bruxvoort, Janet Ott, Ellie Wynthein, Linda Heal, Carl Orr, Jim .., Alan Heavens, Jeff Dolan, Ken Zichal, Daryl Wille, Kim Bromelkamp, Gary Siegwarth
 

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Board of Supervisors Minutes - August 8, 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: Alan Heavens, Joleen Jansen, Rafe Koopman, Janet Ott, Jenna Pollock and Owen Sylvester
 

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Board of Supervisors - Public Hearing Documents

Below are the links to documents reference at the public hearing on August 15, 2016 during the Board of Supervisors' meeting.

Final Report of the Zoning Recommendations

Pattison Sand Company Recommended Conditions

Board of Supervisors Minutes - August 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: Alan Heavens, Joleen Jansen, Ed Josten, Rafe Koopman, Sue Meyer and Jenna Pollock
 
Bowden moved to approve the minutes of the July 25, 2016, meeting. Gibbs seconded. Ayes: Bowden, Gibbs, McCartney.
 
Gibbs moved to approve the claims as presented. Bowden seconded. Ayes: Bowden, Gibbs, McCartney.
 
Bowden moved to approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support to the Iowa Department of Transportation for an alternate route for the Pony Hollow Trail. Gibbs seconded. Ayes: Bowden, Gibbs, McCartney.
 
No further consideration was given to the issue of extending the county farmland lease in exchange for fence line maintenance work until further advice of legal counsel.

/s/ Ron McCartney, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Peggy K. Lane, County Auditor
 
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