Hoppes resigns as Clerk and Recorder

SWORN IN  —  County Commissioner Joe Christiaens, far left, administers the oath of office to, from the left, Kody Farkel, Clerk and Recorder (appointed), Ninth District Clerk of Court Laurie Eisenzimer, and County Commissioner Janice Hoppes in ceremonies at the courthouse on Monday morning.  I-O Photo by Buck Traxler





Clerk and Recorder Janice Hoppes tendered her resignation as Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator at the Wednesday meeting of the commissioners.

It becomes effective on midnight Dec. 31. Hoppes will be given the oath of office as a new county commissioner, along with other elected officials, on Dec. 31, 10 a.m. at the courthouse.  She was elected to the new position in the November election.

Kody Farkell was appointed to fill out the term of Hoppes as Clerk and Recorder. She will take the oath of office as well on Monday.

In other action, the commission approved and Interlocal agreement with the Brady County Water and Sewer District which outlines the duties and responsibilities of the county and the district in administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contract.

Commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to approve the Digital Imaging agreement with Family Search Intl. (dba) Genealogical Society of Utah, to allow the company to scan public and historical records in the Clerk and Recorder and Clerk of Court offices.

There will be no expense to the county and the county will receive a copy of the digitized images.

The board denied a request for a tax abatement incentive from United Grain for a new or improved business on the property and facility recently constructed off the Pendroy Road.

They had previously received a verbal request. Commissioner Sandy Broesder moved to deny the tax relief as the request was not timely submitted as the project was completed prior to the request. Christiaens seconded the motion and it passed on a 3-0 vote.

The board moved and re-appointed Tim Salois to the County Health Board for a three year term, which will go to Dec. 31, 2015.

Bids were solicited for the purchase of the Flink MBT snowplow. One bid was received from Shannon Sanderson for $200.

The commission moved to  accept the bid and sell the plow to Sanderson.

The commissioners met with Mayor Wendy Judisch and again reviewed the city’s proposed pedestrian lighting project and safe route school project.

The city has requested the county participate in these projects with the county’s CTEP (Community Transportation and Enhancement Project) funding if there are no county projects on tap.

The city has money for the match portion should the county participate with funding.

A commissioner or appointed county delegate would be able to sit on the committee to make design decisions and city would help with the application.