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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY DISTRICT 75!!

By State Representative, Thomas Gerhold · July 3rd, 2020
This coming Saturday will be the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence - the 4th of July holiday. Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence because of their determined effort to live free and not be under the excessivedetrimental control of British rule. They knew before they signed the Declaration of Independence that their lives would be in danger.

In Thursday night's council meeting, the council was scheduled to have the 3rd and final reading of a zone change in the area of the East end of 6th St. and the SE corner of 10th Ave. in Vinton. Plans were being made to change the zoning in the area to accommodate the new construction of a "shouse" on property owned by Brian Hamling.

Update to Golf Cart Ordinance

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 2nd, 2020
Police Chief Ted Paxton, requested that the City Council amend an ordinance concerning where golf carts are not allowed inside the Vinton city limits. The ordinance read: A golf cart may be operated on all City streets with the following exceptions:1. A street which is a primary road extension (this prohibition shall include Highway 218 and Highway 150) through the City, but shall be allowed to directly cross a City street that is a primary road extension through the City.

U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and Acting Special Agent in Charge Adam Steiner, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), St. Louis Field Office, are reminding taxpayers that the tax filing and payment deadline is July 15, and to continue to be on the lookout for scam artists. Deegan and Steiner made the announcement today to urge people who owe taxes, even if they have a filing extension, to carefully review their situation and pay what they can by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest.

Late Fees on Utility Accounts will be due beginning August 1

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 2nd, 2020
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the repercussions of the event, the council had suspended all late fees on April 7, 2020 as part of a Civil Emergency Declaration. However, the Vinton City Council voted to reinstate the assessment of late fees and tag fees on past due utility accounts beginning on August 1st citing the fact that the State of Iowa has now let businesses reopen.

City Approves sale of GO (General Obligation) Bonds

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 2nd, 2020
The council met with Tionna Pooler of Independent Public Advisors, LLC. The council approved a resolution awarding the sale and authorizing the issuance of GO Bonds aka General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2020A and providing for the levy of taxes in the amount of $4,070,000.The bids were sold to Bankers Bank 1.

Today, Tuesday, June 30, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF2642: an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund and the technology reinvestment fund, and providing for related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Vendor Publication Report 6/23/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · June 30th, 2020
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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 6/23/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · June 30th, 2020
June 23, 2020 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Primmer, Bierschenk and Seeman present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and watch live at the county’s YouTube channel.

City Council Special Meeting June 30, 7:00 p.m.

By City Of Vinton · June 30th, 2020
To watch the City Council Meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/92675921441 (you will need to copy this link into your browser)You can also call any of the following numbers:1-646-558-86561-301-715-85921-312-626-67991-669-900-91281-253-215-87821-346-248-7799The Webinar ID is: 970 7592 14411. Call to order and roll call2.

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