Campidilli to lead board of supervisors

County holds reorganizational meeting Tuesday

Dan Campidilli was elected Tuesday morning to serve as the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors.

The board held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday morning at the start of the new year.

Supervisor Doug Bailey was named the chairman pro-tem.

In other annual housekeeping tasks, the board gave authorization to the county assessor to allow Homestead exemptions and passed a resolution to authorize the county treasurer to invest county funds.

Resolutions concerning county road closings in 2018 to permit construction projects and to designate the county engineer as the person to certify completion of work and final acceptance of federal aid projects. Campidilli said the county had five road projects planned for the new year.

Availa Bank, First State Bank, Iowa Falls State Bank of Williams, US Bank Stratford Branch and WCF Financial Bank were named as depositories for county funds.

A resolution to set the Master Matrix was approved.

“That is put in place again for another year,” said Campidilli.

“Really without the Master Matrix resolution, we waive what limited imput we have,” said Supervisor David Young. The master matrix is a scoring system that can be used to evaluate the siting of permitted confinement feeding operations. Counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can use the master matrix.

The Daily Freeman-Journal, the Stratford Courier and the South Hamilton Record News were named the official county newspapers.

The supervisors also made several appointments to boards and commissions. New appointments included Brian Miller, Tami Hejlik and Royal Doolittle were named to the eminent domain commisson, and Lindsey Henderson, Webster City’s vitality director, was named to the MIDAS Board.