Sups OK lease for golf course mower

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors faced a brief agenda Tuesday morning as it met in regular session.

Supervisor David Young chaired the meeting in the absence of Chairman Wes Sweedler.

Brian Lammers, director of Hamilton County Conservation, presented a request for a lease agreement to purchase a new mower for the Briggs Woods Golf Course. He explained that the old equipment, which had an estimated lifespan of five years, had lasted for seven years but was now failing and couldn’t be repaired.

He proposed a lease agreement with Turfwerks of Des Moines for a new Jacobson mower at a cost of $56,916.64. Lammers said the company offered a lease with an annual payment of $12,598.93 for five years. However, he said he was able to obtain financing through First State Bank at a cost of $12,522 for five annual payments.

“I would rather work with the local bank on this,” Lammer said. “We like to keep things local.”

The board approved the request.

The supervisors also heard from Aaron McHone of the Berryhill Center. He gave an overview of his program through UnityPoint Health in Fort Dodge.

A resignation from Cassandra Pittman from the Sheriff’s office was acknowledged.