Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese
April 11, 2014
Monday morning, April 7, 2014, at the regular meeting of the Tama County Board of Supervisors, County Engineer Lyle Brehm presented the Tama County Road Department’s 2014-2019 Construction Plan. Scheduled for 2015 fiscal year is work on ten bridges including one in Grant Township, Spring Creek Township, Carroll Township, Columbia Township, Salt Creek Township , two in York Township, Oneida Township, Clark Township, and one on the line of Toledo and Howard Townships. For 2016 work is planned for Highland and Carroll Township as well as Bridge Inspections. 2017 will bring bridge work in Buckingham Township, as well as grading on L Avenue in Toledo Township, resurfacing Highway E36 in Oneida Township, surfacing work on Highway D65 in Geneseo Township, and paving on C Avenue, north of Montour in Indian Village Township. 2018 shows bridge work being done on the line between Perry and Crystal townships and paving L Avenue in Toledo township. There can be changes made on this plan depending on any emergency situations which could arise. The Tama-Toledo Chamber of Commerce has requested use of the courthouse square for Footloose Friday which comes up on June 6. This was granted. Also permission was granted for an Easter Egg hunt to be held in the courthouse square. Supervisors voted to accept the audit given for the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center. Skip Lowe who handles the Tama County self-funded health insurance plan was present with figures for the renewal of the plan. Administration Fees will increase from $69,171.60 to $84,818.40. Reinsurance premiums will have a 9.47 % increase Total expected plan costs will increase from $1,766,095.20 to $2,087,839.08 which is a 18.22% increase. The annual maximum cost shows a 18.81% increase. Claims for the past week approved came to $172,104.73.
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