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Mission Statement

Statement of Purpose

We, the OCTA, believe government exists to provide basic services at a reasonable cost to the residents of the community. We believe that government should be accountable to the tax payer for the level of service provided, the way it provides these services and for the cost of these services. The OCTA will assist both the taxpayer and the government entity to first: identify problems, second come up with solutions for problems, and finally, will provide a flow of information to and from the taxpayer to ensure these solutions are pursued and the accountability maintained.

1988 Osceola County Economic Development Commission Charter

See original charter for OEDC attached below.

The County Agrees To Pay CFE $2,000,000! But CFE's Rob Jacobs Said They Didn't Need Any Money!

See documents below to be reviewed at the Osceola County Supervisor's public hearing tomorrow morning.

Our critical highlights and comments can be found on the first four pages of both of these documents. The critical one tying this to Co-Bank, is found on page 4 of the Development Agreement.

Co-Bank's Troubling Press Statement?

See Co-Bank's troubling August 28, 2017 press statement on their efforts to shore up their capital. Check the highlighted items on page 2 especially.

Applicants for Osceola County Attorney Narrowed Down to These Three Attorneys

See attached applications below. For professional courtesy we blocked out the past salaries for two of the applicants. Applicant Scott Johnson failed to disclose his past salaries. The salaries appeared to demonstrate the glut of law school graduates across the land and that we'd be offering a significant pay raise for the two who filled out the entire application.

Iowa Court of Appeals Rules On Harris Farmer Lawsuit

Looks like the case to determine the merits of the county resolution creating the Harris Urban Renewal District has been turned back by the State Court of Appeals to a local District Court. See the court's ruling filed today at our link below. Our understanding is that if the county resolution creating this Harris URD is found to be unlawful the entire thing would collapse. But that will be in the hands of the district court, if the farmers decide to take it there. ~Rochelle Buchman

CoBank Financial Profile

See our seven easy-to-read charts of the financial trends of CoBank. Download them at the link below. Source for this data was from their own financial statements found on their website.

What Does The County's Bond Attorney Know About CFE That He Is Not Telling?

A special meeting of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors was called for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, to discuss one agenda item - the attached Memorandum of Understanding between Osceola County and the Cooperative Farmers Elevator. Language in the Memo, drawn up by the County's Des Moines bonding attorney, says "If CFE fails to complete the Project as has been presented to the County by the timeframe identified herein...." Why now? Where is this coming from? What does the bonding lawyer know that was not disclosed at the meeting?

$10.5 Million Sibley-Ocheyedan Unfunded Pension & Medical Liabilities

To see the documentation on the liabilities the school board has with district employees (present & former) see the highlighted sections found on pages 37 thru 40 of the attached FY2015 audit.

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