Tama Co. Board of Supervisors by Joyce Wiese
August 3, 2012
Tama County Supervisors met Monday morning, July 30, to receive the county engineer’s weekly road report. County Engineer Lyle Brehm told supervisors that to his knowledge there were no road-related problems with RAGBRAI. Brehm said while they had to make preparations before they came through, the bulk of these preparations were necessary and were merely timed different. The road crew is back to blading again trying to take advantage of the rain received last week. The crew has completed spraying for thistles and are now cutting brush. The Bridge Crew is working on a bridge on B Avenue south of Highway E49. The bridge needed pile replacrement. Brehm told supervisors that he should have the announcement for taking bids on the Garwin shed ready for the newspapers this week. Brehm presented a set of plans for replacement of two bridges on V37 north of Dysart. Benton County is preparing the plans. Bids will be received in October. Construction will most likely take place early next spring. Bids were received in Ames for replacement of three bridges. There are two separate contracts. One contract for $153,949.85 is for replacing a bridge on 370th Street west of Highway T47 in Highland Township. The other is for $272,519.44 and is for replacing two bridges near the end of the Columbia stub road, one on 340th Street east of H Avenue and the other on H Avenue south of 340th Street. Each of the three bridges will be replaced with a large box culvert. The Board approved both contracts, however they will not be signed until all papears have been completed. Reshaping work on 365th Street east of Highway 63 is being done. This will probably take another week, depending on weather. Most likely the county road crew will start shouldering soon. The plan is to start working on Highway E64 starting Tuesday, August 7th. In other business the Auditors Quarterly report was looked at and approved. This shows income of $593.95 for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The county recorders report for the same period of time shows total fees collected in the amount of $31,897.96 E-commerce fees already paid to the treasure in the amount of $1032.00, added to the collected fees brings a total of $32929.96 paid to the treasurer. Susan Jones, assistant to the county engineer, presented a billing she has for property/casualty insurance for the county. The billing is for more than was budgeted for these items due to a less than anticipated premium credit form the Heartland Insurance Risk Pool and value increases in property and equipment that the County insures. The Board reappropriated $40,000 from the supervisors department to the Insurance & Bonds department. Two permits were granted for Windstream, one at 2305 Highway D65 and the other at 2805 O Avenue. Claims for the past week came to $136,192.62. Next meeting will be Monday, August 6, 9:30 a.m. at the Supervisors room in the Administration Buiilding.
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