Mongan named supervisor chair

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors named Rick Mongan as chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors for 2017 at the organizational meeting on Jan. 3. Gary Lundquist was elected vice chair.

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors had its organizational meeting on Jan. 3. Rick Mongan (at the head of the table) is the new chairman. Gary Lundquist (far left) is the new vice chair. Also pictured are Supervisors Duane Mummert, Dennis Bush, and Jeff Simonsen, and Auditor Kris Glienke.
Photo by Ken Ross

The regular meetings of the supervisors will continue to be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays. Kris Glienke, county auditor, will continue to serve as clerk to the board.

The Chronicle Times and the Marcus News were named as official publications for the county. Due to the change in ownership of the Aurelia Star, arrangements for legal notice publication in that newspaper are pending.

Some annual appointments made by the board were reappointments of individuals already serving in those capacities, such as Larry Walker as weed commissioner, Dean Schmidt as zoning administrator and Dr. Timothy Rice as medical examiner (2 year term).

A letter from Karen Aduddell, clerk of the Cherokee Aviation Authority, informed the board that Mike O’Neal has resigned from the Cherokee Aviation Authority Board of Directors and the recommendation from the aviation board was to name David Kastengren to replace him. The supervisors voted to approve Kastengren to replace O’Neal for the duration of the term which expires in 2019.

The supervisors made numerous appointments of township clerks and township trustees, all for 4-year terms: Gary Anderson — Afton Township Trustee; Daryl Ducommun — Cedar Township Trustee; Glenn Cave and Chad Brown — Cherokee Township Trustees; Ryan Radke — Diamond Township Clerk; Aaron Hinkeldey — Diamond Township Trustee; Lloyd Peterson and LeDen Pingel — Liberty Township Trustees; Tim Perrin, Bob Parke and Scott Carnes — Pilot Township Trustees; Roger Redig — Pitcher Township Clerk; Kirk Nelson, Greyling Fredericksen and Larry Reilly — Pitcher Township Trustees; Bryan Petersen — Sheridan Township Clerk; Kyle Prunty and David Peters — Sheridan Township Trustees; J.P. Johnsen - Silver Township Clerk; Kenneth Todd and Mel Reinert — Silver Township Trustees; Sharon Bennink — Sprin Township Clerk; Kim Skadeland — Spring Township Trustee; Neal Rupp and Jrry Slota — Willow Township Trustees.

The supervisors had a lengthy fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) budget review.

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