Supervisors OK zoning, wellness

A proposed change in zoning in Webster County east of Fort Dodge has been approved.

The change was discussed in December, and will enable future development just south of Cemstone Concrete Materials.

The two land parcels, located east of Quail Avenue, will be rezoned from A-2, transitional agriculture, to I-1, industrial district.

No plans for the land have been announced.

In other business, the county continued its participation in a statewide wellness program, with approval by the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

One change in the program this year is that it will be in partnership with Mercy Health Network, Supervisor Mark Campbell said.

The program is put on by the Iowa State Association of Counties, through which Webster County gets health insurance for its employees.

The wellness program aims to “encourage healthy behavior changes” in employees and give members every opportunity to become healthier.

ISAC provides a health management consultant, lifestyle management tools to help employees manage their health, topics and presenters for “lunch and learn” events, a rate discount for counties that document their achievements, and a $100 incentive for qualifying employees.

ISAC assumes all fees from the wellness program enhancements.