Tama Co. Board of Supervisors by Joyce Wiese
April 6, 2012
Tama County Supervisors Larry Vest and Kendall Jordan met Monday morning, April 2, with Supervisor Dan Wilkens being absent, with Susan Jones to re-evaluate the property insurance on county buildings. Most buildings were adequately covered and few changes were made. The county had many claims after the windstorm in July. Sheriff Dennis Kucera advised supervisors that the Dog and Cat House in the northern part of Tama County would no longer take in strays. Kucera ask what should be done with the strays reported. Kucera stated he did not approve of hauling animals in the same place as prisoners. No decision was made at this time on the procedure to be used. It was an unanimous vote to proceed with possible Urban Renewal Plan study for wind turbines. Consideration will be given to a contract with Simmering-Cory for a possible Urban Renewal Plan. Six counties have the TIF plan in place. Lyle Brehm, county engineer presented the new Right-of-Way policy which was approved. The adodpted plan is 3.32 times assessed valuation for Right-of-Way. 1.66 times assessed valuation for Borrow areas and slope easements. Fences are to be repaired by Tama County when disturbed. Crop Loss will be $1200 an acre for corn, $800 an acre for beans, and oats and seeds, $100 an acre for pasture and hay. Damages for fruit and ornamental trees, buildings, wells,etc. are to be negotiated. This goes into effect April 2, 2012. Linda Rosenberger, was present to discuss the DHS part of the sign on the front of the County Health Building. Since DHS does not have an office there any more, Rosenberger asked to have that section of the sign removed and the address of the office put their in place of the DHS sign. Rosenberger also told supervisors one of the vehicles they use will have to be replaced. Rosenberger also told supervisors the County Sanitarian/Zoning Commissioner position will need a replacement since the present person will be retiring in June. Rosenberger will start advertising for that position. In other business a permit was issued to Windstsream for cooper wire to be run from 3016 B Avenue south to 3104 B Avenue. Claims for the past week approved were for $99,287.25.
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