BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
MONTROSE – Lee County Attorney Clinton Boddicker has submitted his resignation to supervisors effective Jan. 5, 2018.
Boddicker was appointed ten days ago to be the next District Associate Judge for Iowa’s 8B Judicial District. According to a release from the Iowa Judicial Branch, Boddicker will take over the judgeship on Monday, Jan. 8.
At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Lee County Board of Supervisors, the board will vote to approve an “intent to appoint to fill vacated County Attorney position”.
Supervisors said last week they would like to give notice that the board intends to appoint a replacement to allow those interested to submit their names.
Current Assistant Lee County Attorney Ross Braden was appointed to the position when Mike Short retired from the county attorney post in February. Boddicker requested a special election and was elected to the post by county voters in May.
Braden has indicated he would be willing to fill the post again if that is what the board and residents of Lee County wanted.
Boddicker’s letter of resignation indicated that his resignation would become effective Jan. 5 at 12:01 p.m.
In other action, the board:
– will be considering appointments to the Lee County Conservation Board and Lee County Board of Health. Those submitting applications for the conservation board include Liza Alton of Donnellson, Michael Dale Clark of Montrose, and Scott Umthun of Keokuk, Those submitting applications for the Board of Health include, Judy Bartachek of Denmark, Paula Spiekermeier of West Point, and Lisa Griswold of Fort Madison.
– will consider entering into an agreement with three aligned law firms who would represent the county in any lawsuits filed against defined manufacturers of opiods. The lawsuit would be of a larger suit aimed at recouping costs associated with care and transportation of subjects with determined opiod addiction.
– will consider approving an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 budget as well fiscal year appropriations.