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New GovConnectIowa Features Coming Soon: Here's what you need to know

The Iowa Department of Revenue and other state agencies are reminding new and existing users about upcoming changes to GovConnectIowa.GovConnectIowa is the State of Iowa's user-friendly self-service portal to register or renew certain business licenses and permits, file tax returns and reports, make payments, and more. The second rollout of this multi-year effort to simplify processes for Iowa taxpayers will occur on November 14, 2022.

Volunteer Iowa Announces a Request for Applications for AmeriCorps VISTA Project

AmeriCorps VISTAFounded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is a public program designed to provide men and women who act as the resources for non-profit organizations and public offices to increase their ability to assist in lifting communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans eighteen years of age and older from diverse backgrounds to dedicate a year of service with non-profit organizations or public entities (as a host organization) to create or to expand efforts designed to empower low-income individuals and communities.
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VSCSD Summary of Bills 9/19/22

Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District School Board Minutes 9/19/22

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of September 12-18, 2022

All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge 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.One Adult Arrest the week of September 12-18, 2022September 17 Joseph Christian Duffer 39 Vinton, IADomestic Abuse Assault 3rd or Subsequent OffenseSeven Juvenile Referrals the week of September 12-18, 2022Fourteen Code Enforcement ViolationsGrass x 5Working Without a Permit x 1Unsafe Structure x 1Junk Vehicle x 5Junk x 2 Six Traffic Citations for Offenses were issued the week of September 12-18, 2022Sixteen Traffic Warnings for Offenses were issued the week of September 12-18, 2022One Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the week of September 12-18, 2022For the Week of September 12-18, 2022– 75 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.
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Benton County Conservation Newsletter

Calendar of Events Fall 2022All programs are FREE of charge unless a price is listed. Registration is required unless otherwise stated. Masks are strongly encouraged when indoors.Edna Shain Fen and Wildlife Area Grand OpeningSeptember 15th, 5:00PM - 7:00PM - 2053 54th St, Mt Auburn, IAJoin us to celebrate the grand opening of one of Benton County Conservations newest and most unique property, Edna Shain Fen and Wildlife Area.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 9/13/22

September 13, 2022The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Primmer and Bierschenk 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.

Benton County Vendor Publication Report 08/24/2022 - 09/13/2022

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Sec. of Ag Welcomes Nominations for Local Food & Farm Program Advisory Council

Nominations must be submitted by October 15Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today welcomed Iowans and interested organizations to nominate qualified individuals to serve on the Local Food and Farm Program Advisory Council. The Council exists to support and advise statewide efforts to increase the availability of locally grown, raised, and produced foods.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING September 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING September 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Service Center Conference Room 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time specific items will be addressed at certain times 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve minutes 3. 9:05 a.m. Canvass of Special Benton Community School Election 4.
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