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Tama County Supervisors met

April 30, 2009
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Tama County Supervisors met Tuesday morning with all three supervisors present, Chairman Larry Vest, Second District Kendall Jordan and Third District Dan Wilkens.

Susan Jones was present in place of County Engineer Lyle Brehm . Jones said Jericho Company will be in the county May 5th, 6th and 7th to spread calcium chloride on the gravel roads. Those who have made arrangements for this application will be treated. Jones said there was three other suppliers that would probably be in the area for this same type of application.

Jones also told supervisors there was a culvert needing replacement on 285th Street west of U.S. Highway 63.

Alliant Energy had a utility permit approved for work on a crossroads and U.S.Highway 30.

A public hearing has been set for 10:00 a.m. May 12th in the Board of Supervisors room. This will be for a budget amendment. The public is welcome to attend.

Todd Rickert, CPC director, was present to inform Tama County Supervisors of a Contract with the Mid Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse (MECCA). Rickert says it has been some time since Tama County had a contract for substance abuse and felt it was a benefit to have this one.

Skip Lowe, President of Bernie Lowe and Associates, and Cheryl Heinen, Senior Account Executive, were present for the quarterly report with the Tama County Board of Supervisors. Lowe gave figures on how the past year has done and was extremely pleased. Claims were considerably less than what was expected, leaving the county's funds in excellent shape. Cost per employee per year for 2008-2009 from July through March was $8,355, a decrease of 8.6% over the 2007-2008 July through March period.

Supervisor Kendall Jordan requested the road department check the waterways at the County farm. He said there needed to be some work done.

Claims for the past week came to $157,170.17.



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