Government

O'Brien County

 

 

Board of Supervisors
(712) 957-3225

 District

 Name  Took Office  Term Expires

 1

Jim DeBoom  1-1-11  12-31-16

 2

John Steensma  1-1-13  12-31-16

 3

Nancy McDowell  1-1-13  12-31-16

 4

Tom Farnsworth  1-1-03  12-31-14

 5

Dan Friedrichsen  1-1-13  12-31-14

 

 
O'Brien County Courthouse
155 S. Hayes, Primghar, IA. 51245

 

 

ASSESSOR
Lowell Dykstra
P.O. Box 446
Primghar, IA. 51245
Phone (712) 957-3205
Fax (712) 957-8014
E-mail: assess@tcaexpress.net

 

  Lowell Dykstra, Assessor

Homestead Tax Credit
Military Service Tax Exemption
Family Farm Tax Credit
Forest & Fruit Tree Exemption
Native Prairie & Wildlife Habitat Exemption
Pollution Control Tax Exemption
Urban Revitalization/Renewal Tax Exemption
Property tax assessments
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ATTORNEY
Micah Schreurs
Phone: (712) 324.4385
Fax: (712) 324.5106
Email: MicahS@sheldon-law.com
Took Office 1-1-11
 

 

Micah Schreurs, County Attorney

Prosecute all criminal cases occurring in the County

Give legal advice to Board of Supervisors and all County Departments

Represent the County in all civil litigation
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AUDITOR
Barbara Rohwer
P.O.Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 957-3225
Fax: (712) 957-0425
Email: brienaud@tcaexpress.net
Took Office 1-1-89

 

 Barbara Rohwer, Auditor

Secretary to the Board of Supervisors
Voter registration
Chief election official
Custodian of the courthouse and grounds
Enters all real estate deeds in the official county plats and transfer books.
Computes county budget
Sets certified levies
Tax lists and credits
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CONSERVATION
Terry Boltjes
5660 460th Street
Paullina, IA 51046
712-448-2254
Email: occb@iowatelecom.net

 

 Terry Boltjes, Conservation

Oversee county parks/recreation areas
Campgrounds
Land development
Environmental education
Park maintenance

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Kiana Johnson
P.O. Box 616
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: 712-957-1313
Fax: 712-957-3015
Email: ocedc@tcaexpress.net

 

Business startup and expansion
Available buildings and sites
Industrial parks
Value-added agriculture/dairy/ethanol
Business & marketing plans
Financial incentives
Grant and funding research and assistance
Community development
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Anne Koontz, Director
P.O. Box 482
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 757-4305
Fax: (712) 757-5445
obcema@tcaexpress.net

 

Anne Koontz, Emergency Management, Hazmat

Emergency planning
Coordinator of operations
Chief of staff to the jurisdiction's executives during emergency response
Community liaison to build the emergency program
Support mitigation efforts
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ENGINEER
Tom Snyder, P.E.
Phone 712-957-3425
Fax 712-957-4740
E-mail: obrieng@tcaexpress.net

 

Engineering, planning and construction of County secondary roads
County surveyor
bridge construction, maintenance and repair
snow removal
road maintenance
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GENERAL ASSISTANCE/
CPC OFFICE

Janelle Schuknecht
155 South Hayes Avenue
Primghar, Iowa 51245
712-957-5985
E-mail: obgrdcpc@tcaexpress.net

 

Aids eligible people who apply for rent, utility, medical, and burial assistance. Mental health managed care coordination for providers and users.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Sean Lane, Director
155 South Hayes Avenue
Primghar, IA 51245
712-957-3123
Email: slane@obriencountysheriff.com
Coordination and management of technological resources.

MAINTENANCE
155 South Hayes Avenue
Primghar, Iowa 51245
712-957-3235

 

 

Mechanical and custodial maintenance
Grounds grooming and maintenance
Purchases all custodial and mechanical SuppliesManages all interior updating (remodeling, wiring & plumbing)

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MAINTENANCE-JAIL
Randy Thompson
240 1st St. NE
Primghar, Iowa 51245
712-957-3235

O'Brien County Law Enforcement Center
Provides Mechanical, Custodial, and Grounds Maintenance. Purchases all Custodial and Mechanical Supplies.  Manages all interior updating (remodeling, wiring & plumbing)

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PUBLIC HEALTH
155 S. Hayes
Primghar, Iowa 51245
Phone: 712/957-0105
Fax: 712/957-0115
Email: phnurse2@tcaexpress.net

Immunization clinics
Scoliosis and vision screenings
Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings
Certified Medicare Provider

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RECORDER
Kurt Brown
P. O. Box #340
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 957-3045
Fax: (712) 957-3046
Email: Kbrown@obriencounty.org
Took Office 1-1-83
Mortgages, Deeds and Contracts
Plats & Surveys
Assignments & Releases
Federal & State Tax Liens
Easements
Power of Attorney
Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
Articles of Incorporation
Licenses-Registrations-Applications
Naturalization Records
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SHERIFF
Michael Anderson
Phone: (712) 757-3415
Fax: (712) 757-5445
Email: obcso@tcaexpress.net
Took Office 7-1-75
Hours; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F for administration, normal business.
Jail: available 24 hours, 7 days/week

County law enforcement and
public safety services
911 Emergency dispatching of all Sheriff, Police, Fire & EMS service providers
County jail
Child fingerprinting, CRIMEDUSTERS,
crime prevention programs
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County Sheriff's Home Page
TREASURER
Phyllis Rohlfsen
P.O. Box 310
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 957-3210
Fax: (712) 957-0015
Email: Prohlfsen@obriencounty.org
Took Office 01-01-11
Motor vehicle registration & titles
License plate renewals
Motor Vehicle & Drivers License
Property tax and special assessment payments
Property Taxes
Invest county funds. Apportioning all tax dollars and sending to appropriate school, city, or other taxing body. Maintaining all bookkeeping functions.
Holding the annual Tax Sale.
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UPPER DES MOINES OPPORTUNITY
Laurie Ruf
140 2nd St. SE
PO Box 462
Primghar, IA. 51245
712-757-1023 or 1-888-886-1598
email: lruf@udmo.com
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:00 -4:00
UDMO A community action agency providing sevices to low income residents: Low Energy Home Energy Assistance, Headstart
WIC, Emergency needs, Referrals
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VETERAN'S AFFAIRS
Deanna Akeson
P.O. Box 97
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 757-0031
or (712) 957-0031
Fax: (712) 757-0031 or 957-0031
E-mail Dakeson@obriencounty.org
Hours: Tues.- Thurs.9:00 - 4:30
VA pensions
VA compensations
Medical care
Aid and attendance
Home loan assistance
Education benefits
Burial benefit
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