Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese
August 9, 2013
Tama County Supervisors Kendall Jordan, Larry Vest and Dan Anderson, all present for Monday morning’s meeting, Monday, August 5, approved the Township Property Tax Levies for Tama County payable in Fiscal year 2013-2014. As follows is General Funds levy rates at 6.30996, MH-DD Services Fund at .65213, Debt Service Fund at 0, General Levy by Supervisors ata 6.96209, Rural Services Levy by Supervisors at 3.59566, State of Iowa Brucellosis Eradication Fund at .00330, Agricultural Extension Service Levy at .19810, and County Assessor Levy for Conference Board at .32500, for a total combined county services levy for the cities at 7.48849 and Total Combined county services levy for rural at 11.08415. Property tax relief from State funded Mental Health costs is $568799. This is a tax lelvy reduction of $0.6521272 per $1000 of Property Valuation, effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Lyle Brehm, County Engineer, reported work on Highway D65 near Dinsdale, is going as planned. Brehm says he will meet with FEMA probably on Friday, to discuss plans for work needing to be done. Four utility permits were approved. They were for Windstream Communications to replace a section of cable at the intersection of Avenue and 390th Street in Richland Township, Section 31—Replace a section of cable that is defective and cannot be repaired in York Township, Section 15 and to install a fiber optic signal regeneration cabinet to increase service capacity in Grant Township, Section 18. The fourth permit was for T.I.P.REC to install a new pole at 3485 Highway V18 in Salt Creek Township, Section 5. This is for Kyle Hrabak. Lou Brown, living at the Meskwaki Settlement, was present to discuss a possibility of a Tama County Art Center. Brown listed her qualifications and asked for input for such a project. Meeting with local people and setting up a plan will be her first point of action, followed by legal status required for such a project. Dysart Recreation, Inc. of Dysart, Iowa , 5614 Highway V37, was granted a Class A Liquor License (LA)( Private Club), including outdoor service and Sunday sales, for a one year term effective August 7, 2013 and ending August 6, 2014. A resolution was passed approving the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund Tama County Required Cash Contribution. This states that the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund can apply for $341,010 of Iowa Finance Authority State Housing Trust Funds if the trust fund secures $85,253 of local contributions, the per capita state share for Tama County being $63,868 if $15,967 of local assistance is secured. The fund can be used for qualified rental and owner occupied housing improvement activities for income qualified people across Tama County. All the applicants must have annual incomes under eighty percent of the county median as determined by HUD. Tama County will provide $15,967 of cash assistance in fiscal year 2014-2015. Claims approved for payment came to $440,448.01.
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