Reed, Carlson take positions on issues facing county in supervisor contest
29 Sep 2016
By JOE SUTTER (email@example.com) , Messenger News
Candidates for Webster County Supervisor weighed in on hog confinements, water quality lawsuits, and economic development at a forum Wednesday night.
Democratic candidate Nick Carlson and Republican Jim Reed each answered questions at the event put on by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance.
The candidates are running to replace Republican Supervisor Clark Fletcher in District 5, which includes the west part of Fort Dodge and northwest Webster County.
The process of determining where hog confinements can be built was one of the topics of the night, coming two weeks after the Board of Supervisors disapproved of a proposed 5,000-head facility planned near Clare. The board voted to ask the Iowa Department of Natural Resources not to allow it.
The candidates were asked whether the Legislature should change the process regarding local input and control over hog confinements.