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Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese

July 12, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
Supervisors Kendall Jordan, Dan Anderson and Larry Vest viewed the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Audit at Monday morning’s meeting, July 8, and felt everything was in order. Supervisors voted to accept the audit. Poweshiek Water was granted a permit to do work at 1177 300th Street. This will be for hook-up service. County Engineer Lyle Brehm gave a road report and stated the Tama County Bridge Crew will be moving to do work on a bridge over Richland Creek on K Avenue, north of 380th Street today. The bridge was damaged by ice flow earlier this spring. Brehm told supervisors they would continue to deal with recovery from the flood damage of late May and early to mid- June. Brehm says they have received notice that President Obama has declared the flooding a federal disaster. Water ran across the road in several places at that time. Brehm says there is still a need to put rock on several locations. There are also a lot of ditches with debris needing to be cleaned out. The ongoing plan is to intermittently apply normal maintenance to roads as needed while they continue the flood repairs. Work continues on a box culvert replacing a bridge on 370th Street, just west of Highway T47. All of the concrete for the new culvert has been placed. Backfilling and finishing the road still needs to take place. Work on Highway D65 near Dinsdale will likely start sometime this week. Part of this project included work on L Avenue has already began. All of the cold-in-place recycling has been completed on Highways T47, E-29, and the road around Union Grove Lake. A contractor ground up the top four inches of the existing asphalt and placed it right back down again. This ground asphalt will be covered with about three inches of new asphalt in a few weeks. Traffic will allowed to drive on the ground asphalt before the new asphalt is placed. Soft spots may develop, but they will be addressed before the final asphalt is laid. Claims approved for payment for the past week came to $87,325.23.


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