Supervisors approve adoption of new ATV/OHV ordinance

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of an ordinance regulating the usage of all-terrain and off-highway vehicles in the county during its meeting Tuesday.

The ordinance, which will allow for properly marked ATVs and OHVs to operate on gravel roads within Webster County, was approved 4-0. It had been previously amended to allow for the addition of licensing requirements and reasonable distances on hard surface roads within the ordinance.

The ordinance will go into effect within 60 days following publication.

In other business, the board approved an animal control services agreement effective Aug. 1. Board Chairman Bob Singer said the contract is a 12-month contract which runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 1 for an annual salary of approximately $62,000.

“This is a one-year contract we approve each year,” said Singer.

The position is shared between the city of Fort Dodge and Webster County with the city contributing 75 percent of the salary and and the county 25 percent.

Also approved were the hirings of Megan Hefley as part-time correctional officer effective Sept. 3 at the rate of $14.15 per hour and Alisha Erdman, Kayla Davis, Haley Howell, Rebecca Thoma and Courtney Ubben as full-time home care aides at $10.50 per hour.

The board also approved a manure management plan for West Roland Pork Inc. in Roland Township and a permit for AKR Farms Inc. to locate an intake along Paragon Avenue in Dayton Township.