Benton Supervisors, Aug. 20, 2019

August 20, 2019

Benton County Courthouse

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.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve minutes of August 13, 2019 with the correction of a name spelling. Motion carried.

Phil Borleski and Robert Spangler, Historic Preservation Commission came to discuss the paperwork for the Historical Preservation Grant. The due date is Friday September 7, 2019. Currently they are waiting on the Herring Hotel to do their part, but they have their part done as a commission. Allison Hicks will be bringing the letter for signature.

John Cook, Partnership Specialist with the United States Census 2020 presented a variety of information pertaining to the upcoming census. Cook encouraged the Board to establish a Complete Count Committee (CCC) and formalize that with a commitment letter on county letterhead. He also asked if we could post some information on our local county website also. Various questions and answers were discussed to encourage the most accurate count on April 1, 2020 and why it is so important and the affects to local governments and federal funding.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve utility permit to place underground utility lines along 64th Street for East Central Iowa REC. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: Approve utility permit for Windstream Communications to bore fiber in the county right of way in Iowa Township. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve contract and authorize chairman’s signature on the contractor’s bond with Taylor Construction, Inc. for bridge replacement on 11th Ave in Homer Township in the amount of $374,629.45. Motion carried.

Bierschenk moved/Seeman seconded: To approve purchase of two (2) John Deere cab tractors from P & K Midwest, Inc. in the amount of $55,519.96 each.

Allison Hicks, Historic Preservation Commission arrived late and had the letter to present for signature for applying for the Historic Preservation Grant and allowing her to act as the Local Project Manager.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To authorize Chairman Primmer to sign letter of approval for applying for the 2020 Certified Local government Grant through the State Historic Preservation Office and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Motion carried.

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

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