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Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Flood Recovery Update

By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · March 29th, 2019
On Tuesday, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) issued a press release which updated a press release from a week earlier on resources that Iowans suffering from flood damage can access for flood recovery.State Agency Resources:* Flooded grain fact sheet: https://iowaagriculture.

Hello Iowa House district 75! Week 11 February 25-29, 2019

By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · March 28th, 2019
Week 11 February 25-29, 2019Hello Iowa House district 75!The Iowa Capitol has been one busy place this past week, and I expect it to only get busier. Many House and Senate bills have been debated in the past couple weeks, and much legislation is being approved by our state government. As always, I am humbled to be your voice here in the Iowa House of Representatives.

DNR schedules prescribed burns in Benton County

By Iowa DNR · March 28th, 2019
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Iowa River Wildlife Unit in Benton County.Areas scheduled for prescribed burns are the Iowa River Corridor in Benton County (mostly south of Highway 30) and Dudgeon Lake in Benton County.

The next regular meeting of the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the District Office, 1705 West D Street in Vinton. Agenda items include: approval of minutes from previous meetings, public participation, approval of treasurer’s report and bills, approval of conservation plans, watershed reports, state cost-share programs, an update on NRCS activities, a review of the correspondence file, any other commissioner input or other business, and scheduling of the next...

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 3/19/19

By Hayley Rippel, Auditor · March 26th, 2019
March 19, 2019The 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.

VMEU to meet tonight to discuss pricing of the new Utility

By Vinton Today · March 26th, 2019
The board of the Vinton Municipal Utility in charge of the long-standing electric utility and the communications utility formed in 2015, met in a special meeting at the Vinton City Hall on Tuesday, March 19th to hear updates on a potential partnership with Cedar Rapids-based ImOn, a provider of internet, phone and cable TV services, and a proposal from SmartSource Consulting.

AgendaMarch 26, 2019City Hall 6:30 p.m.1. Call to Order and Roll Call2. Approve Agenda3. Discussion on establishing take rates4. Discuss Capital Improvement Plan5. Adjournment

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of March 18 -24, 2019

By Vinton Police Department · March 25th, 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 ArrestsMarch 23 Andrew James Dods 32 Vinton, IowaCharged with Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Injury – 1st Offense.


By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · March 25th, 2019
This past week was another productive week for passing bills, including the SAVE Extension bill, House File 546. This passed on a very bipartisan vote of 96-3, and will extend the sunset date by an extra 20 years of the statewide penny sales tax that provides funding for school infrastructure and property tax relief.

From the Statehouse: Week 10 March 18-22, 2019

By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · March 21st, 2019
The Iowa House has been passing many bills this week to help make the lives of Iowans better. We passed the Family First Act, House File 644, which gives preference of having foster care with relatives when possible as opposed to strangers. House File 598 gives parents the decision making for what grade is best for their children with the consultation of the previous teacher.

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