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VMEU Moves forward with Broadband Project

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 10th, 2019
The VMEU Board met last night and voted to continue to proceed with the necessary steps toward the broadband project.In old business the board approved:-a resolution to approve the initial user rates-a resolution on Electric Revenue Loan Agreement-Approve VMEU & VMCU respective CIP's-status on financial analysis/timeline-status report on partnerships with CFU, ImOn & WIN-status on sales/Customer service site-status on positions needed to operate sales/customer service office-status of open line person job opening-consider monthly energy...

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 4/2/19

By Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor · April 10th, 2019
April 2, 2019 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Primmer, Bierschenk and Seeman present. Primmer called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Summarized Resolutions will be available in the Auditor’s office and at: www.

VSCSD Board of Director Minutes 4/8/19

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · April 9th, 2019
Board President Levis called the regular meeting of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District board of directors to order at 6:00 PM on Monday, April 8th at the central office. All members answered roll call with the exception of Brenda Bartz.Under Administrator Report, the board reviewed written submissions.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of April 1-7, 2019

By Vinton Police Department · April 8th, 2019
All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge 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.Adult ArrestsApril 2 Brittney Kay Leehey 20 Vinton, IowaCharged with Disorderly ConductJuvenile ReferralsNoneThree citations were issued for the Week of April 1-7, 2019 for Operating Non-Registered Vehicle and Speed.


By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · April 8th, 2019
This week was filled with many important events. One was it was the second funnel deadline, which requires Senate bills to get approval from at least one House committee.On Thursday, we passed the Education budget which will be funding community colleges, and Regent universities. Also addressed was the worker shortage in Iowa, and educating K-12 teachers to be able to recognize students having possible mental health issues, which is very much needed.

Board of Supervisor Agenda 4/9/19

By Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor · April 8th, 2019
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING April 9, 2019 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 at certain times 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. 9:15 a.m. Marc Greenlee Re: Land use hearing Joshua and Katherine McDaniel part of NE ¼ SE ¼ (Lot 2) Sec 2-T84N-R9W 3.

VSCSD Board Meeting

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · April 6th, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District School Board MeetingMonday, April 8, 20196:00 PM 6:30 PMPublic Hearing on 2019-2020Budget and 2018-2019Budget Amendment Central Office Board Room1502 C AvenueVinton, IA 523491. Call to Order2. Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance3. Receive Visitors / Audience Comments Discussion Item4.

Gerhold welcomes Central Lutheran School to Des Moines

By Vinton Today · April 5th, 2019
This week, Rep. Thomas Gerhold (R-Atkins) welcomed students and staff from Central Lutheran School (Newhall) to the Iowa House of Representatives. Pictured here are Rep. Thomas Gerhold (R-Atkins) and the group from Central Lutheran School (Newhall).

Iowa Medicaid Prepares to Transition Members

By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · April 4th, 2019
Last Friday, the Governor and DHS announced that UnitedHealthcare has decided to leave the Iowa Medicaid program after demanding more money for less accountability. House Republicans support Governor Reynolds decision and commitment to get the best deal possible for Medicaid members, providers, and taxpayers.

Final Notice/Public Explanation of Proposed Activity-100 Year Floodplain/Wetland

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · April 4th, 2019
Publication date: 4/5/2019Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain or WetlandThis is to give notice that Benton County has conducted an evaluation required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C—Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential effect that its proposed activity in the floodplain and/or designated wetland will have on the environment for an Iowa Watershed Approach project, 13-NDRI-002,...

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