The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday) approved the appointment of Todd Argotsinger as Assistant County Attorney, and Jamie Arnold as a temporary Administrative Assistant in the Cass County Attorney’s Office, until Arnold he is licensed as an attorney in Iowa, at which time he will be appointed Assistant County Attorney. The recommendations came from Cass County Attorney Dave Wiederstein. Arnold will be paid through the end of the Fiscal Year a base wage of $20,000, or $40,000 annually.” Argotsinger, who is the Assistant County Attorney in Shelby County, will be serving on-call, as needed.
In other business, the Board approved 29 members to the Condemnation in Eminent Domain Board, and they heard a quarterly update from Cass County Conservation Director Micah Lee, who said gates had been installed at the south driveway at Cold Springs State Park near Lewis. In addition, there was some trim work completed on the office siding, the campground was winterized and closed for the season. He said they also started the first leg of 50-amp electrical hook-up upgrades at the Cold Springs State Park campground.
Lee says that will better serve those campers whose RV’s and trailers have air conditioning and other electrical devices that have a higher draw. General maintenance has been performed at other parks in the County, including the Nodaway Recreation Area, Pellett Memorial Woods, West Nodaway Area, T-Bone Trail, the Outdoor Classroom and Hitchock Recreation Area.
He said illegal dumping of furniture and other items continues to be a problem at Nodaway, but they try to keep up with taking care of the trash. He added the County Road crews are also keeping an eye out for trash dumped near the recreation areas. And finally, Micah reported Cass County Naturalist Lora Kanning presented 108 Environment Education programs to 2,132 people during the last quarter.