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Tama County Supervisors by: Joyce Wiese

January 13, 2012
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Tama County Supervisors met Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012, for their annual organizational meeting, with Larry Vest, Kendall Jordan and Dan Wilkins, all present. Larry Vest, 1st District Supervisor, was elected as chairman for the 2012 year and Dan Wilkins, 3d District Supervisor was elected as co-chairman. Kendall Jordan, 2nd District Supervisor is the retiring chairman. Chairman Vest proceeded with conducting the meeting. There was a unanimous vote for the following: Authorization to the county auditor, Laura Kopsa, to pay postage, express freight, wages and salaries prior to being audited by the Board of Supervisors. Authorization for the County Auditor to pay all claims as signed by a majority of the Board of Supervisors in 2012. The following newspapers be designated official newspapers for Tama County for the year 2012, Tama News Herald, Tama, Traer Star Clipper, Traer. The following banks are designataed as depositories for 2012. County Auditor, $20,000 at the State Bank of Toledo, also the County Recorder for $125,000 at the State Bank of Toledo and the County Sherriff for $200,000 at the State Bank of Toledo. The County Sheriff also will have $10,000 at the Farmer’s Savings Bank in Traer, $10,000 at the Great Western Bank, Glad brook and $25,000 at the Lincoln Savings Bank, Tama. Supervisors authorized the County Treasurer, Michelle Yuska, to deposit county funds in the following banks ans set the amount as follows: Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust, Des Moines, $3,000,000 State Bank of Toledo, Toledo, $11,000,000 Dysart Statae Bank, Dysart, $2,000,000 Chelsea Savings Bank, Belle Plaine, Clutier and Traer, $1,000,000 Lincoln Savings Bank, $12,000,000 Great Western Bank, Gladbrook, $5,000,00. United Bank & Trust, Marshalaltown, $3,000,000. Chairman Larry Vest made the following appointments for 2012. Vice Chairman, DanWilkens County Buildings, including the care facility, , the entire board Decat Executive Board (DHS), Dan Wilkens DHS Advisory Board, Dan Wilkens E911 Service Board, Kendall Jordan County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Kendall Jordan Tama County Economic Development Commission, entire board Early Childhood Iowa (County ALuditor as Fiscal Agent) , Larry Vest with alternate Kendall Jordan Farm Administration, County Farm Rental, Kendall Jordan Livestock Evaluation, Dan Wilkens and Bill Christensen with Kendall Jordan as alternate Board of Health Services, Larry Vest and Kendall Jordan as alternate Health Insurance Advisory Group and Contact Person for Insurance Information, Larry Vest. Heartland Insurance Coordinator, Susan Jones Heartland Risk Pool Insurance, County Trustee, Larry Vest Heartland Insurance, Alternate Trustee, Kendall Jordan 6th Judicial District, Dan Wilkens Tama County Day Care, dba Kids Corner Daycare, Inc., Kendall Jordan and Dan Wilkens Tama County Mental Health, entire board Northeast Iowa Response Group (NIRG), Kendall Jordan and Larry Vest, alternate. R.C.&D. Commission (DNR and U.S. Fish & Wildlife) Kendall Jordan Region VI Planning Commission, Kendall Jordan Safety Coordinators Risk Pool Insurance, Lyle Brehm, county engineer and Dirk Henle, Maintenance Supervisor. ADA Coordinator, Dirk Henle SATUCI, Dan Wilkens Workforce Development, Kendall Jordan Central Iowa Juvenile Detention, Larry Vest with Kendall Jordan as alternate Landfill Commission, entire board County Social Services Region (CSS), Larry Vest and Kendall Jordan,alternate. It was also agreed if for any reason Chairman Vest is unable to act, the other members of the board of supervisora may act in his behalf. Re-appointments were as follows: County Engineer, Lyle Brehm. CPC (Central Point of Coordination), Todd Rickert. Medical Examiner, Dr. Dennis Mallory, D.O. and Deputy Medical Examiner, Michael McCune, M.D. Medical Examiner Investigators are Briana Ellenbecker, Deputy Sheriff, Greg Johnson, EMS, Craig Karr, Deputy Sheriff, John Carr, Tama Police Department, Bruce McEltree, Toledo, and DalLyn McElltree, Toledo. Relief Director and Veterans Affairs will be Elizabeth Ledvina, Weed Commissioner, Dirk Henle and Zoning Administrator, Bill Christensen Holidays when county offices will be close in 2012 are Presidents Dayon Monday, February 20, Friday, April 6 for Good Friday, Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day, Wednesday July 4, Monday September 3 for Llabor Day and Monday November 12 for Veterans Day. Thanksgiving Day wilol be Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23d. Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas Day. New Years Day will be on Tuesday January 1, 2013. The board voted unanimously to continue to hold their regular meetings on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors room. The 2012 Tama County Compensation Commission for Condemnation Proceedings are as follows: Licensed Real Estate Brokers and Sales Persons, Mike Wedmore, Tama, Harlan Dirks, Toledo, Luann Kithcart, Tama, Jamie Howard, Traer, Jason Lekin, Toledo, Julie Elliott, Dysart, David Dirks, Toledo, Ardene Cross, Clutier, Byron Witt, Toledo and Rob Wobeter, Toledo. Farm Owner Operators include Judy Wendell, Gladbrook (new appointee), Dave Bacon, Garwin, Rod Richardson, Tama, Barry Ewoldt, Traear, Wayne Wilcox, Tama, Leroy Hoskey, Chelsea, Richard Krafka, Dysart, Mark Vokens, Gladbrook, Roger Ferriss, Toledo and Carl Wagner, Jr. Chelsea. Owners of Town Properties are Jay Whannel, Traer, Larry Frese, Chelsea, Rita Cranston, Dysart (new appointee), Charles Bearden, Gladbrook, Chester Bearden, Toledo, Gaylan Musgrave, Toledo, Tracy Brady, Tama, Joe Boll, Toledo, Bill Christensen, Toledo and Elmer Chalupsky, Elberon. People with Knowledge of Real Estate Values include Loren Lorenzen, Traer, Angie Kunch, Garwin, Rick Krug, Dysart, Wayne Gray, Tama, Steven Baumeier, Gladbrook, Kevin Eikamp, Dysart, Ken Carson, Toledo, Jame Jacobson, Toledo, Randy VanDyke, Toledo and Stan Upah, Toledo. The board agreed to accept the County Department Heads appointments of staffs in their offices. Lana McCool, 901 East Fifth Street, Tama was appointed to the Conservation Board to replace Roger Benda, who recently passed away. Board members agreed to adopt a resolution on temporary road closure. According to the Code of Iowa, the Agency having jurisdiction and control over any highway in the state or the chief engineer of siad agency when delegated by such agency may temporarily close sections of a highway by formal resolution when reasonably necessary because of construction, reconstruction, maintenance or natural disaster and shall cause to be eerected ROAD CLOSED signs and partial or total barricades in the roadway at each end of the closed highway section and on the closed highway where that highway is intersected by other highways if such intersection remains open. If a road is closed for more than 48 hours a Detour route shall be established. For Tama County the County Engineer shall make the decision. A Resolution was passed that sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure. By adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agree to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding ioperation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013, and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR. The Board of Supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowaa Code but the boards recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix. Tama County has previously participated in the HUD Lead Hazard Control Program administered by the City of Marshalltown. The City of Marshalltown is preparing a new application for submission. Tama County agrees there continues to be a need to provide lead safe housing to families within Tama County. The County agrees to support the application for 2012 through adoption of a resolution and through commitment of $5000 matching contribution through either in-kind services or with a cash contribution Claims approved for the past week came to $102,938.64


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