Osborn’s resignation accepted by supervisors

The Webster County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of Webster County Attorney Ricki Osborn during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Osborn, who has been with the Webster County attorney’s office for 15 years, has spent the past four years as county attorney.

Osborn will be stepping down May 31 to take over the private practice of longtime Fort Dodge attorney Tom Price when he retires at the end of the month.

The board thanked Osborn for her years of service and accepted the resignation with regrets.

Osborn addressed the board upon the acceptance of her resignation.

“I want to thank all of you for the opportunity to work for you for 15 years,” said Osborn. “I will definitely miss the work and the staff and attorneys in my office but I am excited to start the next chapter.”

The board will discuss at a future meeting how and by whom the office will be filled. Under Iowa law, the vacancy must be filled by appointment or special election. An appointment must be made no later than 40 days after the vacancy occurs – in this case by July 10.

In other business, Carissa Miller, planner with Midas Council of Governments and Sheilah s, planning and zoning administrator shared three bids received for the abatement and demolition of flood buyout properties.

Bids were received from Environmental Services of Iowa/Lansing Brothers Construction for $97,00; Site Services Inc. for $236,842 and Midwest Construction Services for $113,288.

The board also tabled proposals for telephone service to Webster County buildings to have bids resubmitted and for cleaning/maintenance work for the indoor firing range at the Law Enforcement Center.

The hiring of Jamie L. Brown as Home Health nurse at $18 per hour effective May 20 was approved.