March 30 2021

The 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.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Summarized Resolutions will be available in the Auditor’s office and at: www.bentoncountyia.gov ( https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa)

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve minutes of March 23, 2021 and March 25, 2021. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-22, Approving final plat for M and S Addition to Benton County, Iowa. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Primmer seconded: To accept Deb Christianson’s resignation from the Benton County Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Justin Bierschenk to the Benton County Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Business Lease Agreement between Benton County and the Cedar Valley Ranch, Inc. Motion carried.

Board gave brief committee reports.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To open FY22 Budget Hearing. Motion carried. Emily Parker and Jerry Greif were present. Benton County published both the maximum levy notice along with the regular budget notice and heard no comments. Hearing no more comments, Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: to close FY22 Budget Hearing. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-23 Adoption of the FY22 County Budget. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-24, Proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Motion carried.

Jerry Greif, a member of the public, questioned on how the County prioritizes County roads to be worked on each year. Greif questioned if there was a 5 year road construction plan that was available to the public or how he would be able to see what is on the plan.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-25. Motion carried.

Primmer moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve Resolution #21-26. Motion carried.

Discussion regarding 61st Street project were but not limited to: cost of survey, contacting the City of Vinton and seeing if they are wanting to be financially involved with the project.

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

_______________________________

Tracy Seeman, Chairman

ATTEST: _________________________________

Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor



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