Harrison County Iowa
Tony SmithJohn StraightWalter Utman
Official Board meeting are held every Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse on the 2nd floor. Meetings are open to the public. To be placed on the Board’s weekly agenda, contact Susan Bonham, Harrison County Auditor, at (712) 644-2401 by Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Minutes of the Board meetings are available for public viewing in the County Auditor’s office in the Courthouse.
The three members of the Board of Supervisors are elected at large and serve overlapping four year terms.
The Board of Supervisors is the executive and legislative branch of county government. Their authority embraces practically every aspect of county government.
The Board of Supervisors approves budget requests and appropriates the budgets and programs for all county government.
The Board of Supervisors oversees the health and social service needs for all county residents. The board also oversees land use planning and fiscal policy.
Duties & Responsibilities
Make appointments to non–elected county offices and to county boards and commissions. Fill vacancies in elected county offices occurring in the interim between elections except vacancies occurring in its own membership.
Approve budget proposals of county offices and levy property taxes to raise revenues.
Review claims against Harrison County and order payment of those claims.
Manage all county buildings and grounds. Secondary Roads System
The Board has jurisdiction and control over the secondary roads system.
Oversee the health and social service needs for all county residents.
Make official canvass of votes cast in Harrison County for elections.
Approve applications, on behalf of the State of Iowa, permits for beer, liquor, and cigarette sales by businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Approve homestead and military service tax credit applications.
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