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Largest Glowing Walking Trail in the CountryIn line with Vinton's motto, "The City of Lights" the council heard plans from Vinton Parks and Rec Director, Matt Boggess for creating what is believed to be the largest glowing walking path in the country. The cost of the glowing aggregate will be half the cost at $22 per pound which should cover a 4 X 4 area.

Secretary of State to again mail out absentee ballot requests

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · July 23rd, 2020
The Secretary of State's office will again be mailing out an absentee ballot request form to all of Iowa's active registered voters. After a recent emergency election directive, they are hoping this will be mailed in late August to allow us more time to process. If you have already mailed one in, you do not need to send in another unless we have notified you of missing required information.

Vinton City Council Meeting Agenda 7/23/20

By City Of Vinton · July 23rd, 2020
1. Call to order and roll call2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Approve agenda4. Consent agenda a. Recieve & file Council meeting minutes od July 9 and July 13 b. Approve invoices c. Receve & file the Library Board meeting minutes of july 8 d. Receive & file the May/June building inspection report e.

Roughly half of Endow Iowa tax credits remain for 2021, as reported by the Iowa Economic Development Authority this week. As of July 20, approximately $3 million in credits remain of the original $6 million available. The Benton County Community Foundation encourages residents across the county to act now to take advantage of the 25% state tax benefit through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program by considering a gift to a local cause through the Foundation.

Vinton City Council Minutes June 30, 2020

By City Of Vinton · July 22nd, 2020
A special meeting of the City Council of Vinton, Iowa, was held on the 30th day of June, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers, Vinton, Iowa. Due to the COVID-19 virus the meeting was also held electronically via ZOOM cloud hosted at 110 W 3rd Street. Mayor Maynard presided and the roll being called the following Council Members were present and absent: Present: Edwards, Elwick, Hessenius, Hesson, Parr, Stark.

Reminder: Fill out your Census Forms

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 21st, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is asking all Americans to send in their Census forms, counting all who was living in their homes as of, April 1.Most Americans had Census forms mailed to their home addresses earlier this year.The Census Bureau will begin contacting Americans who have not sent in their forms later this month.

Benton County Vendor Publication Report 7/7/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · July 21st, 2020
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Minutes Board of Supervisors 7/14/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · July 21st, 2020
July 14, 2020The 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.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of July 13-19, 2020

By Vinton Police Department · July 21st, 2020
RevisedVinton Police Department Log for Week of July 13-19, 2020All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.

Board of Supervisors Agenda for Tuesday, July 21, 2020

By Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor · July 20th, 2020
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGJuly 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.Benton County Board of Supervisors Room** Agenda is not printed in any particular order, only time specific items will be addressed atcertain timesPLEASE SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES, AND IF YOU MUST TAKE A CALL, REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE BOARD ROOM TO THE HALLWAY1.

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