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IRS releases Dirty Dozen List of Tax Scams for 2020

By Vinton Today · July 20th, 2020
 The Internal Revenue Service wrapped up its annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division urges taxpayers to be vigilant to these tax scams.

Friday, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency and taking a number of actions to advance Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy. Watch Gov. Reynolds’ press conference here. The proclamation directs all state agencies, school districts, and local governments to focus on preparing to safely welcome back students and teachers to school in-person in the fall.

Benton County Treasurer's Semi Annual Report

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · July 15th, 2020
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Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes July 7, 2020

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · July 14th, 2020
            July 7, 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.

VMCU and VMEU Meeting Agendas for Tuesday, July 14, 2020

By City Of Vinton · July 14th, 2020
Vinton Municipal Communications Utility (VMCU) AgendaJuly 14, 2020 5:00 p.m.1. Call to order and roll call2. Approve Agenda3. Consent Agenda a. Receive and file VMCU Board meeting minutes of June 9, 2020 b. Approve invoices c. Receive and file June financial report4. Receive and file communications (& petitions or remonstrances)5.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of July 6 - 12, 2020

By Vinton Police Department · July 13th, 2020
All 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. Adult Arrests ​July 10​​​Linda Renee Perry ​​ 43​​​Vinton, IowaArrested on Intrastate Warrant for Probation Violation on Original Charge of Domestic Abuse - Assault.


By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · July 13th, 2020
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGJuly 14, 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 at certain timesPLEASE SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES, AND IF YOU MUST TAKE A CALL, REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE BOARD ROOM TO THE HALLWAY1.

Agenda for the meeting on July 9. 2020Click to view video of the meeting from last weekGolf CartsThe City Council approved the ordinance amending provisions that pertain to golf carts. It is worth reminding drivers of golf carts that you are not allowed to drive the vehicles on the following roads: Highways 150 or 218, but you can cross these routes.

City Approves of Land Use change for Stoney Arch Estates Subdivision

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 13th, 2020
The City Council approved a land-use change for Elwick Bros. LLC a business owned by Mike Elwick. The City of VInton has a zoning ordinance that allows for the review of construction and zoning changes within a two-mile radius of the Vinton city limits. Elwick Bros. LLC would like to begin the second phase of their subdivision over in the Stoney Arch area.

City Council to Hold Special Meeting 7:00 p.m. July 13

By City Of Vinton · July 13th, 2020
Work Session 6:00 p.m. to discuss building inspector positionSpecial Council Meeting Agenda7:00 p.m.1. Call to order and roll call2. Tentatively approve development agreement with Vinton Braille School LLC and Hobart Historic Restorations PM LLC3. Adjournment

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