Filbert to replace Boren as Pike County State’s Attorney
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By DAVID CAMPHOUSE
At the Monday, May 22, Pike County Board meeting, board members voted to accept the resignation of State’s Attorney Zack Boren, effective May 26. Boren is leaving the post to become a judge on the Eighth Circuit.
Board President Andy Borrowman expressed thanks to Boren following the acceptance of the resignation.
“We appreciate the work you’ve done for the county and for the work you’ll do in the future,” Borrowman said to Boren. “It’s a good move for you, and it will be good for us, as well.”
Current Pike County Public Defender Walker Filbert was appointed to replace Boren as State’s Attorney. Filbert was approved to fill the position by the board, and he will be sworn in at 8:30 a.m. on May 26.
Borrowman stated that it was important to him to replace the State’s Attorney with a lawyer from inside Pike County.
“I wasn’t sure I wanted to see someone come in from out of the county,” Borrowman said. “Mr. Filbert’s reputation and experience will serve the county well. We look forward to your work in Pike County soon.”
Also approved at Monday’s meeting was an ordinance amending the Pike County Zoning Ordinance pertaining to wind energy conversion systems and commercial solar energy facilities.
Pike County Zoning Administrator Greg Wyatt said that the new ordinance was made necessary by changes in state regulations.
“The state is pretty much mandating this ordinance,” Wyatt said. “Without this ordinance we wouldn’t have the ability to regulate wind or solar on a county level. We tried to make this as restrictive as we could.”
The board went on to approve an additional liquor license, which will be awarded to Two Rivers Marina. In the past the matter had been the purview of the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the property where the marina is located. The liquor license under which Fat Boys, also on Army Corps property, operates is still good for one year.
Mark Sprague reported that the county highway between Griggsville and New Salem is scheduled to be resurfaced.
“The top twelve inches will be rototilled, and concrete will be mixed in, and then two layers of asphalt will be laid on top,” Sprague said. “It will make it more of a truck route and will last longer. It’s been a long time in the making.”
A County Clerk fee resolution was also approved, increasing document fees in the office. The increases are due to an increase in fees charged by the state.
Also approved was the appointment of Carl Myers to a seat on New Canton’s Brown Cemetery Association board.
Finally, Andy Borrowman was appointed to a seat on the county’s Farmland Assessment Review Committee.