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At this month's VMEU Board meeting, the utility board voted 4 to 1, with Rich Hainstock voting no to forgive around $180,000 in unpaid electric bills. It was discovered that for several years, at least 8 larger businesses in town were not billed appropriately for electricity. The utility will be doing meter readings on other businesses in town to make sure there isn't an issue with others.

County to create Human Resource Position

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 17th, 2021
On Tuesday, Benton County took steps to create a new position for the county. The position would be a Human Resource director. It would be a full-time position with a proposed salary between 65 and 75 thousand a year.The job description has not been decided, but it would include things like dealing with personnel conflicts, union negotiations, insurance issues, updating the employee handbook, making sure that the county is up-t0-date on laws.

Minutes of the Regular Meeting Board of Directors VSCS 3/15/21

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 17th, 2021
Minutes of the Regular MeetingBoard of DirectorsVinton-Shellsburg Community SchoolsMarch 15, 2021Call to OrderPresident Rob Levis called the regular meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. in the Administrative Office Board Room.Roll Call / Pledge of AllegianceSue Gates, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Tom Burke, Rob Levis, Jake Fish, Mike Timmermans,Kyle Koeppen, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board Secretary/Treasurer were present withthe exception of Becky Williams.

VINTON-SHELLSBURG CSD Summary of Bills Dated March 15, 2021

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 17th, 2021
VINTON-SHELLSBURG CSDSummary of BillsDated March 15, 2021DescriptionAmountACCESS SYSTEMS637.26AHLERS & COONEY, P.C.110.00AIR SERVICES1,300.54ALLIANT ENERGY31,129.40AMAZON3,057.44AMERICAN BOTTLING 930.85ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY 14,083.26ANDREW NOE190.92APPLE COMPUTER2,188.

Auditor Rippel encourages high schools to participate in Voter Registration Day

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · March 16th, 2021
Auditor Rippel encourages high schools to participate in statewide High School Voter Registration DayBenton County Auditor Hayley Rippel joins Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across the state in encouraging Iowa high schools to conduct voter registration drives on Tuesday, March 30. The date coincides with the 50th anniversary of Iowa ratifying the 26th Amendment to the U.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 3/9/2021

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · March 16th, 2021
March 9, 2021The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Bierschenk and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.

Benton County Vendor Publication Report 2/24/2021 - 3/09/2021

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · March 16th, 2021
Vendor Name Vendor Number Payable Description Total PaymentsABBE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 02144 Co Atty Professional Services 60.00ADAM RODENBERG 49382 Rodenberg Mileage Reimb 311.36ALLIANT ENERGY 10530 SR utilities 7,587.98ALTORFER INC 02600 SR blades 23,723.68AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES INC 49660 Social Services/Relief Office Equip 202.

Benton County Conservation seeks bids for Red Cedar (Tobin's) Cabin repairs

By Benton County Conservation · March 16th, 2021
Request for Proposals Roof Replacement on Benton County Conservation Red Cedar - Tobin’s Cabin March 12, 2021, To all interested bidders: Bidders are invited to submit a formal proposal (bid) to remove the existing roof and replace the roof at The Red Cedar Tobin’s Cabin with the attached General Conditions and Specifications.

If you are heading out to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year, make sure to have more than just the luck o’ the Irish on your side. The March 17 holiday is the first of four traffic enforcement waves identified around the most unlucky and deadly times of the year on Iowa’s roadways. It also represents the kick-off to a comprehensive year-long campaign to support traffic fatality reduction.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of March 8 - 14, 2021

By Vinton Police Department · March 15th, 2021
Vinton Police Department Log for Week of March 8 - 14, 2021.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.

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