Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese
September 20, 2013
Results of the September 10 election showed the South Tama County Community School District Public Measure A failing by one vote, the vote being 150 for and 149 against continuing the PPEL fund for another ten years. Supervisors Kendall Jordan and Larry Vest (Dan Anderson being absent) have been asked for a recount of the vote. Auditor Laura Kopsa told supervisors this could be done by having a petition with the required number of signatures, which they have. To do this it is necessary for the school to appoint someone for the recounting, as well as the auditor, and another person agreed upon by the two parties. The school appointed Sandy Cooper, the Tama County Auditor appointed Bob Benda and they together appointed the third person, Jeannie Paustian. A resolution was approved for the recount to be Tuesday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m. A utility permit was granted to Windstream for work to be done on K Avenue. This is for new house construction at 3703 K Avenue. Terry Johnson with Genesis, Inc. was present for an update on the county home, now named Pheasant Ridge. A mandate has required some changes in the county home in that they are now limited to census of sixteen. This has made it necessary to find homes for the balance of those who have been making their home in Pheasant Ridge. Johnson says it is slow coming in getting housing for this group, but they are working on it and he feels it will be accomplished soon. Johnson also told supervisors their company had been in existence for forty years. Johnson says they will be auditing Genesis soon. He feels everything will be fine. Johnson says if they are CARP credited, the state generally accepts this. However, the Department of Inspection and Appeals do not accept CARP creditation. CARP creditation is for a period of three years. Claims for the past week approved for payment came to $238,640.88.
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