The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:00 a.m. April 13th at the Grundy County Courthouse in Grundy Center with the Grundy County Board of Supervisors, in a joint session for a public hearing to discuss vacating a road that borders Tama and Grundy Counties. The road is on the Grundy-Tama County line in Lincoln Township,
Section 1 between E Avenue and F avenue on 280th Street. No action was taken at this meeting.
Tuesday, April 14th at the regular session of the Tama County Board of Supervisors discussion of the vacation of the section of road above described, was discussed. County Engineer Lyle Brehm stated he had been notified by mail of a couple living in Tama County but also having business in Grundy County, objecting to the vacation of this one mile section of road. Tama County Supervisors listened to the reasons for vacation and not vacating with a motion then coming to not vacate the road. All voted in favor of this action.
In other road business Brehm stated the road department has been busy removing snow removal equipment from the trucks. Brehm says he feels safe in doing this at this time without worrying about any more severe winter weather. The road department has also been busy grading and preparing the roads for dust control.. This involves rounding the roads in the middle to help with water run off.
Sheriff Dennis Kucera requested approval to increase the inmates room and board fee from $40.00 per day to $50.00 per day. Kucera stated 99.9 percent of all court orders require an alcohol and/or drug test be administered upon entry to the jail. The cost of these tests is approximately $2.00 each. Most inmates are given two to three tests each (Marijuana, Cocaine, Meth). There has also been an increase in the cost of groceries. Effective May 1, 2009 housing for out of county inmates will be increased from $50.00 perday to $60.00 per day.
Mrs Ted (Jo) Wentzien, Gladbrook, will be replaced by Keith Sash from Gladbrook on the Tama County Zoning Commission, with his term expiring June 30, 2012. Other members on the Commission are Harold Schuett and Wade Mitchell with terms ending June 30, 2012 and Doug Dvorak whose term will end June 30, 2013.
Jack Flatt, Chelsea has been issued a Fireworks Permit allowing the Flying Phoenix Display Fireworks from Shannon City, Iowa , to provide a program of fireworks on June 27, 2009 at the Flatt farm.
Claims paid for the past week were $81,766.45