Board of Supervisors Duties


The Boards duties are varied and its authority embraces practically every aspect of County Government. The Board acts as a general business manager for County Government and the following are some of the duties and powers:

  • Prepares the County Budget, determines tax requirements needed and levies taxes to raise revenue for expenditures.
  • Appoints and fixes salaries of certain offices, deputies, permanent and temporary help, and fills vacancies in elective county offices, except members of its own body. Vacancies in the Board of Supervisors are filled by appointment made by the County Auditor, County Treasurer and County Recorder.
  • Establishes policies and provides adequate funding in order to properly maintain the secondary roads system.
  • Is responsible for certain social welfare programs for the citizens.
  • Performs a variety of duties relating to agriculture and conservation, including participation in flood and erosion control, appointment of a Conservation Board, establishing drainage districts and zoning of County lands.
  • Makes official canvass of voters of the County following primary, general and special elections.
  • All bills paid by the County must be allowed by the Board of Supervisors before payment can be made by the County.
  • Approve Beer, Liquor and Cigarette licenses, sending these results to the Beer & Liquor Control Department in Ankeny, Iowa, for final approval.

 The Board members appoint the following department heads, boards and commissions members:

Animal Control Officer
Board of Health 
Buildings and Grounds Director
Community Services Director/CPC
Compensation Commission 
Compensation Board
Conservation Director
Conservation Board 
County Engineer
Information Technologies

 

Medical Examiner
Planning and Zoning Director
Planning and Zoning Commission 
Veterans Affairs Director
Veteran Affairs Commission 
Weed Commissioner
Zoning Board of Adjustment s
Judicial Magistrate Commission
Civil Service Commission