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Update to Golf Cart Ordinance

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 2nd, 2020
Police Chief Ted Paxton, requested that the City Council amend an ordinance concerning where golf carts are not allowed inside the Vinton city limits. The ordinance read: A golf cart may be operated on all City streets with the following exceptions:1. A street which is a primary road extension (this prohibition shall include Highway 218 and Highway 150) through the City, but shall be allowed to directly cross a City street that is a primary road extension through the City.

U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and Acting Special Agent in Charge Adam Steiner, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), St. Louis Field Office, are reminding taxpayers that the tax filing and payment deadline is July 15, and to continue to be on the lookout for scam artists. Deegan and Steiner made the announcement today to urge people who owe taxes, even if they have a filing extension, to carefully review their situation and pay what they can by July 15 to avoid penalties and interest.

Late Fees on Utility Accounts will be due beginning August 1

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 2nd, 2020
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the repercussions of the event, the council had suspended all late fees on April 7, 2020 as part of a Civil Emergency Declaration. However, the Vinton City Council voted to reinstate the assessment of late fees and tag fees on past due utility accounts beginning on August 1st citing the fact that the State of Iowa has now let businesses reopen.

City Approves sale of GO (General Obligation) Bonds

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 2nd, 2020
The council met with Tionna Pooler of Independent Public Advisors, LLC. The council approved a resolution awarding the sale and authorizing the issuance of GO Bonds aka General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2020A and providing for the levy of taxes in the amount of $4,070,000.The bids were sold to Bankers Bank 1.

Today, Tuesday, June 30, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF2642: an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund and the technology reinvestment fund, and providing for related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Vendor Publication Report 6/23/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · June 30th, 2020
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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 6/23/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · June 30th, 2020
June 23, 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.

City Council Special Meeting June 30, 7:00 p.m.

By City Of Vinton · June 30th, 2020
To watch the City Council Meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/92675921441 (you will need to copy this link into your browser)You can also call any of the following numbers:1-646-558-86561-301-715-85921-312-626-67991-669-900-91281-253-215-87821-346-248-7799The Webinar ID is: 970 7592 14411. Call to order and roll call2.

Today, Monday, June 29, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF310: an Act relating to the practice of optometry.HF594: an Act relating to medical procedures including abortion and limitations regarding the withdrawal of a life-sustaining procedure from a minor child.Gov. Reynolds released the following statement on HF 594:“I am proud to stand up for the sanctity of every human life,” said Gov.

Benton County Board of Supervisors Agenda 6/30/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · June 29th, 2020
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING June 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa **ZOOM call in is also available to those who need to participate ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order, only time specific items will be addressed at certain times 1.

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