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Tama County Board of Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese

August 10, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
Monday morning the Tama County Board of supervisors met with Ryan Currens, EMA/911 Director to discuss a delegation of authority allowing Fire Chief’s of Tama County to act with the authority to require evacuation if in rural areas within the Board of Supervisors jurisdiction during the response and recovery operation to any fire or related emergency requiring evaluation. This was asked for since during the dry summer season, the Fire departments expect a problem with the dry fields when harvesting occurs. Supervisors did not feel since Tama County Fire Departments are volunteers , they should be given this authority, and felt if the occasion occurs it should come from either the supervisors or the sheriff’s department. They did not disagree that this problem could arise if weather conditions do not change. Approval was given to amend the 28E Agreement with County Social Services and add Webster County to the group already in this agreement. County Engineer Lyle Brehm told supervisors they would be starting shoulder work on Highway E64 (the Haven road) this week and work easterly. Brehm also stated they would be starting the asphalt work on V37 this week. Highway D65 is proceeding according to schedule. Approval was given for the tax levies for the coming fiscal year. Auditor Laura Kopsa told supervisors the propety tax statements had been sent and there would be changes from the last statement. Larry Vest stated that property valuation is what determines the property tax. Valuations have increased. In other business three permits were approved, two for Alliant Energy with one for Spring Creek Township and one for Vienna Farms, burying cable. The other permit was for Windstream for replacing destroyed cable on 170th Street. A Class-A Liquor license was approved for the Dysart Recreation, Inc. (Country Club) effective August 7, 2012 through August 6, 2013. Class A liquor license is for a private club and includes outdoor service and Sunday sales. Claims approved for the past week came to $325,335.61. Supervisors meet next Monday, August 13th at the Board of Supervisors room .



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