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Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese

May 10, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
Pat Johnson, Montour, was appointed to the Civil Service Commission Monday morning at the Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisors Kendall Jordan, Larry Vest and Dan Anderson all voted for the appointment. Johnson will replace Mike Nagle who has resigned from the commission effective May 2, 2013. A resolution was passed for Tama County to join a 28E Intergovernmental agreement for mental health and disability service network called County Social Services. The counties comprising a mental health and disability services region shall enter into an agreement under chapter 28E for form a regional administrator under the control of a governing board to function on behalf of those counties, including Tama County. This consortion of counties will provide greater equity of mental health and disability (MH/D) services in the region and will provide greater equity of funding services in the region. This will also provide more flexible administration that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of plan administration with limited resources. Tama County will join the County Social Services consortion by transferring Mental Health and Disability Services fund balance and the current MH/D Property Tax Dollars to the county social services in exchange for equitable Mental Health & Disability services coverge for residents of Tama County, effective May 6, 2013. May 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. has been set for a public hearing date for a budget amendment. Details of this amendment can be seen at the County Auditor’s office. The Tama County Supervisors have received a construction permit application for a hog confinement in Lincoln Township in Tama County. This is in Section 17. The structure is for two new 2200 head shallow pit swine finisher barns and slurry store tank for new swine confinement facility. The animal unit capacity is for 1760 animal units and 4400 head of finishing swine. The construction permit application can be examined by the public at the office of Tama County Auditor during regular office hours Monday through Friday. The county will publish this in the newspapers on May 10th. In other business a utility permit was approved for KLK Construction from Pella to do work for Farmers Telephone Coop. Claims for the past week approved were $194,228.72.


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