May 7, 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.bentoncountyiowa.org

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the minutes from April 30, 2019. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: Approve payroll checks numbered 140674 through 140691, ACH deposits numbered 37852 through 37990, vendor checks numbered 231070-231076 and claims numbered 231077-231219. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: Approve Veterans Quarterly Report. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To deny waiving the penalty and interest on parcel # 200-03680, per Iowa Code 445.5 (5) states: Failure to receive a tax statement is not a defense to the payment of the total amound due. So $58.00 interest and $4.0 penalty is still due. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve and sign letter in response to dust control issues along 32nd Ave. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Utility Permit(s) for East Central Iowa REC in Big Grove, Jackson, Iowa, Kane, Union, and Homer Townships. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Utility Permit for a new telephone line for South Slope Communications in Eden and Canton Townships. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #19-20, Hiring Joshua Kelley for a Mechanic in Secondary Roads effective May 13, 2019 at $20.30 an hour. Motion carried.

Road Conditions were discussed with the Engineer present. Residents have been very vocal on opinions this spring. Chairman Primmer asked that when residents do call in, to not be nasty. Employees do not need to take the verbal abuse over the phone. The current road conditions is a statewide problem, not isolated to Benton County. The County has spent over $105,000 in the last two weeks for rock to spread and will continue to incur more costs for spreading over the next few week. Time will heal some of the issues, this past winter was extremely harsh so please be patient and they will get addressed.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the County Facility usage application and hold harmless agreement. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To accept resignation of Angie McClain in the County Attorney’s Office effective May 24, 2019. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve the Environmental Assessment for the WMA Tier II Assessment for the watershed improvements. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To adjourn. Motion carried.

_______________________________

Rick Primmer, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor



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