February 22, 2021

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in special session at the old Dog Pound county owned building. Supervisor Seeman called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M. Supervisors Primmer and Bierschenk were also present. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.

The purpose of the meeting was to have a combined session with the Conservation Board Members and the Supervisors to allow the public to bring their concerns regarding a recent opportunity. This is in regards to the recent actions that would involve woodchips to be stored on the County Care Facility Wildlife Area on 25th Ave Trail, Vinton, North of the old dog pound. There is also a second location opportunity near Hannen Lake which is known as the Fry Property. The residents in attendance were adjoining landowners of the property along 25th Ave Trail in Vinton. Some topics of discussion included the concerns of potential smell from the pile, damages that could happen to surrounding properties, land use change, pests in the pile and the breakdown of the chips. This project stems from the Deracho in August and a financial opportunity that was available. Benton County Conservation Board could get paid up to $240,000 from 2 locations to house the woodchips that would be hauled by Boomerang, Corp from Linn County. FEMA would also be involved with this process.

No action was taken at this time other than that by the Conservation’s Board to delay the hauling and get some of these concerns addressed and host another joint meeting in the near future.

Primmer moved/Seeman seconded: To adjourn at 11:46 a.m. Motion carried.

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Tracy Seeman, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor



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