Board Agendas, Meetings, and Minutes
The Board of Supervisors normally meets in informal sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9am. Formal meetings are normally held on Wednesday mornings at 10am. Agendas are required to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting; however, emergency items can be added at the discretion of the Board.
Formal meetings occur when public hearings are held and when items requiring formal Board action are scheduled.
Board of Supervisors minutes are listed by date. Official minutes are included in the listing as they are approved by the Board. This means the official minutes are never posted the same day they are taken, e.g., minutes taken on a Wednesday may not be posted until the following Tuesday or later.
On November 23, 2009, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Auditor to record the audio of the Board's meetings. The Auditor will make best efforts to record the minutes and provide an MP3 of the minutes upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The audio recordings of the meetings are considered to be UNOFFICIAL minutes. They will likely never be 100% transcribed and they are not intended to be formally approved by the Board.
Click here to view the Board of Supervisors agendas and official minutes of meetings
Licenses and Permits
Liquor Licenses and Beer Permits
Licensing a business to sell and serve alcoholic beverages is a cooperative effort between the County and State. Applications for the licenses can be obtained at the Auditor's Office or online at www.IowaABD.com. and must be filed with the Auditor who will collect the appropriate fees, order inspections, and obtain approval from the Board of Supervisors. The application, related documents, and fees are sent to the State Alcoholic Beverages Division for issuance.
Iowa Retail Cigarette Permits are issued by the Auditor's Office and approval from the Board of Supervisors is required. Applications can be obtained at the Auditor's Office or on the web at www.state.ia.us/us under forms, or the Tax Fax at 1-800-572-3943 (form #0170014).
Fireworks Permits are required for the display of fireworks and are issued by the Auditor's Office. The operator of the display must be certified as a Display Fireworks Operator by the Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc.; possess a current, valid fireworks license; or demonstrate an equivalent degree of formal fireworks safety training and experience to the satisfaction of the Board of Supervisors. A Fireworks Permit Application can be obtained here while a Fire Resolution can be obtained here.