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Tama Co. Supervisors-Action on rural roads continue By John Speer Central Iowa Press

May 16, 2019
Northern-Sun Print
Tama County Engineer Lyle Brehm told the Board of Supervisors on Monday morning, May 13, the current forecast for the week looked favorable to allow concentration of work on rural roads. Gravel roads in the county have continued to show the effects of the winter and wet spring. It rained on Tuesday. Brehm said more blading of roads with maintainers and gravel is needed. It takes a week for an operator to blade his roadway territory in one direction, Brehm said. In late April supervisors approved an additional $200,000 for purchase of gravel from local option sales tax funds. At Brehm's request the supervisors conducted a teleconference meeting on Tuesday morning, May 14, to pass a resolution which formally established weight limit restrictions on 62 rural road bridges. It included the previous closing of six bridges and noted many of the bridges already had the weight restriction in place. The resolution says, in part, "the structures at these locations, due to age and design , have reached the point in time where a restricted weight limit should be imposed." The limits range fron "one truck" through five, 10 and up to 25 ton. Brehm said the board action would aid in backing the bridge restrictions in Iowa Department of Transportation traffic enforcement efforts. In other business on May 13 the supervisors: •approved a resolution for the transfer of a total of $310,962 form the Vienna TIF Fund to the debt service fund. •approved a fireworks permit for the Gladbrook Corn Carnival on June 22. • approved claims totaling $669,878. In business on Monday on May 6 the supervisors: •set a public hearing for vacating a road between Spring Creek and Crystal Townships for May 28, •approved a fireworks permit for Vining for June 29. •approved claims totaling $502,522.


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