Tama Co. Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese
May 30, 2014
The Tama County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday morning due to the holiday. It was also approved to hold the supervisors meeting scheduled for June 16 on June 17th due to the tax sale being held on the 16th in the Board of Supervisors room. A report from County Engineer Lyle Brehm shows the dust control application has now been completed. According to Brehm this will allow the county to now provide attention to roads that haven’t seen much blading yet. They will continue to haul gravel and do blading. The Bridge crew is working on a bridge on AA Avenue about one and one-half miles south of the Grundy County line. They are replacing the piles which were deteriorated. All piles have been driven on the north side. The grading subcontractor was expected to start on the bridge on 230th Street between V Avenue and W Avenue last week. This is in Oneida Township, sections 3 and 10. Apparently their plans changed and so far they have only moved in equipment. It is expected they will start today. Every year the spray crew sprays half of the county for noxious weeds. This year the crews will be spot spraying in the western half of the county. Susan Jones presented two permits for approval. Windstream had a permit for a buried cable on 370th Street and Grundy County REC a permit for 250th Street from K Avenue to a new house in Howard Township, Section 14. Libby Reekers, Tama County advocate, was present to introduce herself and tell supervisors of the work her job entails. She has been Tama County advocate since October 2010 and has an office in the CPC building. Reekers says once the court determines the mental disability of an individual she comes in and works with the client to understand what is happening. She keeps in contact with these individuals and works as a liason between the individual and the court system. At the present time she is serving approximately forty individuals. Some of these folks are in nursing homes, some still in a home and some in other institutions. Claims approved for payment for the past week came to $117,899.49.
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