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Tama Co. Board of Supervisors by Joyce Wiese

April 13, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
Tama County Supervisors Larry Vest, Kendall Jordan and Dan Wilkins met Monday morning with Lyle Brehm, County Engineer. Brehm reports the road department is continuing hauling rock. Brehm says there are hundreds of miles of road in need of rock, so it will take time to get it all hauled. Brehm also says the Bridge Crew willl start work on a bridge in Crystal township, Section 12, next week. The bridge on 170th Street between K Avenue and M Avenue is in need of pile replacement. Brehm says each year he is required to submit a 5-year Construction Program to the Iowa Department of Transportation for approval prior to April 15. Today he presented his 5-year plan. Scheduled for the year 2013 is bridge work in Spring Creek Township, Section 5, Bridge work in Section 32, bridge work in Columbia Township, bridge work in Highland township section23, and gradidng on L Avenue in Toledo township. 2014 Scheduled work is a bridge in Salt Creek Township, bridge in Carroll township, bridge in Oneida township, Grading on 190th Street in Clark Township, a section in Geneseo township, section 14 to be Cold-in-place recycling with hot mix asphalt, a bridge replacement in Toledo township, grading in Dinsdale, and Bridge replacement in Grant township as well as resurfacing on D65 in Grant and Buckingham townships. 2015 shows bridge work in Clark township, subdrains work in Oneida township, grading on K Avenue in Toledo township, concrete work to be done on the Columbia Stub from Highway 63 and west a short ways, sub drains on E29 east of Garwin, 2016 work scheduled will be resurfacing on E-29 between Garwin and Highway 63, Paving L Avenue east of Toledo. 2017 shows paving C Avenue from Highway 30 north to the Quarry. Brehm also says he has budgeted for two new motor graders in FY 2013, which starts on July 1, 2012. Instead of buying 2 new motor graders he plans to buy one new motor grader and have two of their current graders refurbished. The dealer will go through all of the major components and issue a new warranty for the machine. It appears they can refurbish a machine for around $95,000 as oposed to buying a new machine for at least $200,000. The Tama County Emergency Management Agency has requested the appointment of the following trained individuals to the Tama County CERT group. Greg Reese, Ryan Currens, Julie Vokoun, Sharon Knoop, Jolene Holden, Melissa Bergom, Anna Searboro, Jim Currens, Kari Currens, Steve Burr, Larry Thomas and Chief Rick Raymond. Claims for the past week appproved came to $63,099.44.


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