‘It’s time to act’ says Schmid on county IT director position
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has narrowed the field on a replacement IT director.
The supervisors discussed hiring for the new position at the regular meeting June 14. Supervisor Donna Robinson said she made contact with representatives with Iowa Counties Information Technology and had received a recommendation.
“They looked over the resumes that we received, and they gave us a recommendation of two individuals to set up interviews with, so we’re now in the stage where we need to set up interviews for the proposed candidates,” Robinson said.
Robinson added she was looking to set up interviews with the candidates this week, and the interviews would likely be in closed session.
“Last time we had an ICIT representative sit in, and I think it would be wise to have someone from that group sit in on the interview. I’d also like to have Beau Boeye sit in as well, as they ask the right questions, know the lingo, and have good insight into the right candidate we need for the position,” commented Robinson.
Supervisor Charla Schmid was in favor of holding the interviews as quickly as possible.
“We need an IT director, and while Beau Boeye is doing a great job for us, he’s not interested in taking over the position full-time, so it’s time to act,” said Schmid.
Robinson said she would call the two candidates, as well as the ICIT representatives and Boeye, to set up a date this week for interviews.
The supervisors also heard an update from Jim Richardson with Montgomery County Secondary Roads regarding a letter of support to submit with an application for a Iowa DNR County Creek Sign Grant.
“There’s a grant available to put signs with the names of creeks on the area bridges, which would familiarize residents of the county with the names and locations of all of our county creeks, and give them a better understanding of our water resources,” Richardson said.
The anticipated location of the signs were:
• West of M-37 on H-12 - Indian Creek (Lincoln township)
• H-12- Walnut Creek (by the Hungry Canyons sign- Sherman township)
• H-20 - Walnut Creek (Sherman township)
• Old Highway 34 - Walnut Creek (Garfield township)
• Old Highway 34 - West Tarkio Creek (Red Oak township)
• M-37 - Walnut Creek (Garfield township)
• H-54 - West Tarkio Creek (Grant township)
Richardson said the signs would be the standard green color, and simply include the name of the creek on the sign.
“Most generally, they have these signs on the state highways, and thanks to this grant process we can include them on the county highways as well,” commented Richardson.
The supervisors approved the letter of support to include with the DNR grant application.