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Campidilli elected chairman

Board of Supervisors hold reorganization meeting

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Hamilton County Supervisor Dan Campidilli, left, presents a gift to retiring Supervisor Doug Bailey Monday morning during the reorganization meeting of the board.

Dan Campidilli was elected chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Monday morning during the board’s reorganization meeting.

Doug Bailey, 2020 chairman, called the meeting to order and conducted the election of the new chairman. He passed the gavel to Campidilli who took over the chairman’s seat. Campidilli also presented Bailey with a gift on his retirement from the board.

Supervisor Rick Young was elected chairman pro-tem.

The meeting was the first for the newly-elected Jerry Kloberdanz. He was elected to the seat previously held by Bailey.

The board passed several routine resolutions to continue the county’s business into the new year. The board appointed staff for the re-elected office holders Kim Schaa, auditor, and Doug Timmons, sheriff; authorized the auditor to issue certain payments without prior approval of the board and to make all budgeted transfers of county funds.

The board also authorized County Assessor Kevin Bahrenfuss to allow homestead exemptions and gave County Treasurer Judy Warwick the authority to invest county funds.

A resolution naming the county’s depositories was approved. The depositories listed included Availa Bank, First State Bank, Iowa Falls State Bank Williams Branch, Security Savings Bank in Stratford, WCF Financial Bank and Wells Fargo in Des Moines. The county also uses the Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust or IPAIT.

The board also passes a resolution on the master matrix. Campidilli said the master matrix allows the county to visit potential construction sites to confirm that the sites meet the requirements of the matrix.

“We meet with the business or farmer who’s putting up the building and the DNR to go over site plans,” he said. “This gives us a voice in the program — what voice we can have in the program.”

The hours of operation for the courthouse were once again set as 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The regular dates and times for the board’s meeting were set for the second and fourth Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

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

The supervisors also made several appointments to county boards and commissions. Campidilli was appointed ADA coordinator for Hamilton County and was named a delegate to Chief Elected Officials Board. Kloberdanz was appointed a delegate to Community and Family Resources and a delegate to the Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright County Decategorization Board. He will also serve on the Central Iowa Community Services board and as a delegate on the Central Iowa Recovery 28E Board. He was also appointed to the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. board and the county board of health. Kloberdanz will also serve as representative to the Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission.

Doug Bailey and Jill Burtnett were appointed to the Eminent Domain Commission. Cindy Im was appointed to the magistrate appointing commission.

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