Tama County Supervisors By: Joyce Wiese
June 27, 2014
Monday morning, June 23, the Tama County Board of Supervisors approved the changes in the Employee Handbook. The Tama County Handbook was reviewed last week and changes made. These written policies should increase understanding and eliminating the need for personal decisions of the employee on matters of county-wide policy and should help to assure uniformity throughout the county. The policy states it is the responsibility of each and every member of the management team to administer the policies in a consistent and impartial manner. Fireworks permits were approved for the Town of Gladbrook for the Corn Carnival for Saturday, June 28th and for the Outback Campground for the Fourth of July celebration. Recently Sheriff Dennis Kucera visited with the Tama County Board of Supervisors about some renovations to the jail. Approval was given for renovations to the cell floor and walls at the jail. The Pony Express Riders (DD Rodeo) located in Howard township , was approved for a liquor license. Bob Etzel from the Tama County Conservation Board, was present to ask for transfer of funds from the General Basic Account toe the Land Acquisition and Development (LAD) account. This is done each year in June. Income received from crop rental of the Hansen Additions and the Reinig Tract came to $22,050. The annual transfer to the LAD account-silt related was $14,400. The end of the year projected balance being $20,700.85 for a total request of $57,150.85 to be deposited in the LAD account. Etzel’s projected ending balance shows Capital Projects of $26,954, Administration $2000, Park Maintenance and operation at $31,000, Supply Fund of $307.85, Silt Related Project Work at Otter Creek Lake at $14,400, Deposit into Machinery and Motor Vehicle Account of $25,161, with a projected ending balance of $20,700.85. County Engineer Lyle Brehm told supervisors he had heard from low bids taken on two projects and anticipates getting paper work yet this week from the Department of Transportation. This would be for work West of Dinsdale and South West of Dysart. Brehm says contracts will be awarded for bridge replacements next week. Brehm told supervisors that Gladbrook had received an OK from the environmental department. The Bridge Crew will be working on a bridge two miles east of Highway 63. There are three bridges here, only one being worked on. Brehm also told supervisors he had a request for a road vacation northwest of Gladbrook in Lincoln Township. Brehm said he would most likely have that request on the agenda next week to set a date for a hearing. Claims approved for payment came to $409,425.57.
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