Board of Supervisors

Webster County Board of Supervisors
Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Board of Supervisiors Special Meeting
Thursday November 15, 2011

The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date to receive and place on file request for recount filed with the County Auditor.  The following members were present:  Singer, Peterson and Fletcher.  Absent:  Dencklau and Condon.

It was noted by the Auditor that a request for a recount for Fort Dodge City Council Ward Four (Precinct #1, #2, and #3) was timely received in the office of the County Auditor. 

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Peterson to adopt the following resolution:  


                WHEREAS, the Regular City Elections were held on the 8th day of November, 2011 in Webster County, Iowa, and

                WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, acting as the Canvassing Board met at 9:00a.m. on the 14th day of November, 2011, to canvass the election results from the November 8, 2011 Regular City Elections, and

                WHEREAS, at said canvass Kim Alstott received five hundred sixty-three votes and Kelly Hindman received five hundred sixty-two votes and Kim Alstott was declared duly elected Fort Dodge Council Member – Ward Four, and

                WHEREAS, on the 16th day of November, 2011, Kelly Hindman filed in the office of the County Auditor, a Request for a Recount of Votes Cast for said office, and

                WHEREAS, if an election is won (or lost) by less than one percent of the votes cast or 50 votes, whichever number is larger, the candidate requesting the recount does not have to post a bond.

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Webster County Board of Supervisors, do hereby order a recount for the Office of Fort Dodge City Council – Ward Four recounting the votes cast in Fort Dodge Precinct #1, Precinct #2 and Precinct #3, as selected on the Request Form for Recount of Votes and further to direct the County Auditor to govern herself as prescribed in Chapter 50.48 of the Code of Iowa.

                Dated at Fort Dodge, Iowa this 17th day of November, 2011.

                                                                                                Webster County Board of Supervisors
                                                                                                s/Robert Singer________________________
                                                                                                Robert Singer, Vice Chairperson


s/Carol Messerly________________________
Carol Messerly, County Auditor

Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Peterson, seconded by Fletcher the meeting adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.