Tama County Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese
November 15, 2013
A group of concerned citizens met with the Tama County Supervisors Tuesday morning to discuss the noise level of the new Moto-cross track between Garwin and Montour. They voiced some of their complaints . Supervisors set up a time for further discussion on Monday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Tama County Board of Supervisors room. Tama County Auditor Laura Kopsa requested an administrative recount of the Elberon City Election ballots held on November 5, 2013, for the offices of mayor, city council, and city council to fill a vacancy. The recount is requested because of a discrepancy between the poll workers tally sheet and the election machine’s results for write ins. Diane Eberhart, Karen Musgrave and Sonja Mason will be the recount board. Recount will take place today at 1:30 p.m. Canvassing of the November 5 election was to take place today at 10:00 a.m. This has been changed to 1:00 p.m. today. A road improvement agreement was approved between Tama County and Southern Natural Resources ,LLC c/o Terra-Gen Power LLC, San Diego, California. The developer is wanting to develop one or more wind energy generation projects on real property in Crystal and Perry Township in Tama County. The property is burdened by and is adjacent to the vicinity of the county’s right of way. The developer would like the use of the rights of way in an improved condition in order to construct, operate and maintain the projects. Southern Natural Resources would like to acquire the right to enter the Rights of Way for purposes of building and improving existing and future roads, access routes and entranceways on the Right of Way for the projects. This would include: 190thStreet from 4660 feet east of H Avenue to II Avenue 190th Street from II Avenue East to J Avenue 190th Street from 1825 feet East of US 63 to K Avenue 200th Street from II Avenue East to 380 feet west of US 63 200th Street from M Avenue East to N Avenue M Avenue from 1020 feet North of 220th Street North to 210th Street O Avenue from 200th Street North to 195th Street O Avenue from 195th Street North to 3000 feet south of US Highway 63. Approval would be for the use of right of ways to build and improve with rock cover any existing and future roads, access routes and entranceways, on or to provide access to, the Property along with any related drainage improvements, culverts, bridges or other civil related work within the Rights of Way. All is subject to the terms and conditions of the Tama County Road Improvement Policy, Upgrade from Dirt (Area Service B) to rock (Area Service A) . The county shall cooperate with the Developer with respect to its permitted activities on the Rights of Way, but at NO COST OR EXPENSE to Tama County. The county will have the right to inspect the road improvements to ensure they are constructed in accordance with the Policy and County’s other road improvement requirements. In other business Kendall Jordan was appointed to the EMS Advisory Board for the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD). Claims approved for payment covering the past week came to $340,958.35.
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