Supervisors met Oct. 15 in Vinton

October 15, 2019

Benton County Courthouse

The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Bierschenk and Seeman present. Primmer was absent so Bierschenk called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the minutes of October 8, 2019. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: Approve Recorder’s Quarterly Report ending September 30, 2019. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Seeman seconded: To approve General Assistance Quarterly Report ending September 30, 2019. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To amend bid opening date for courthouse tuck-pointing waterproofing bids from October 22, 2019 to November 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To appoint Aaron Kinser, Roy Schulze, Brenda Sandburg and Clint Sandburg to Pioneer Cemetery Commission. Motion carried.

The time of 9:15 a.m. having arrived, and this being the time and date for a land use hearing for Mark and Crystal Manos in part of the N ½ NE1/4 of 20-86-9. No media or members of the public were present. Mark Manos was present along with the land owners Thomas and Sharon Brehm. Marc Greenlee presented the technical information with the Benton County Agricultural Land Use Preservation Ordinance. Manos would like to put a new home on the same building site as the pre-exisiting acreage that is family owned. The required notification was sent to the adjacent landowner’s and published in the official newspapers and one response heard was in favor. A new septic will be required, the existing driveway is approved. Hearing no other further comments, the public hearing was closed.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve land use change for Mark and Crystal Manos in part of the N1/2 NE1/4 of 20-86-9. Motion carried.

The time of 9:30 a.m. having arrived, and this being the time and date for a land use hearing for Kurt and Elizabeth Blankenhorn in part of Parcel A in SE ¼ NE ¼ 12-82-10. No media or members of the public were present. Marc Greenlee presented the technical information with the Benton County Agricultural Land Use Preservation Ordinance. Blankenhorn already had this property listed for sale and they were clearly in violation by converting an existing building for another residence. Greenlee noticed this when he got the septic inspection report and would like to get the Blankenhorn’s in compliance before they sell this property as is. The required notification was sent to the adjacent landowner’s and published in the official newspapers. Hearing no other further comments, the public hearing was closed.

The time of 9:45 a.m. having arrived, and this being the time and date for a public hearing on the first consideration of proposed ordinance #75, floodplain management. The Ordinance is a revision of Benton County’s existing floodplain management ordinance #58, regulating flood hazard areas in the unincorporated areas of Benton County. Marc Greenlee presented the proposed summary and referred to Iowa Code Section 331.302(5). The ordinance also attempts to minimize adverse effects caused by occupancy of flood hazard areas. The ordinance will require a permit to be issued by the floodplain administrator prior to any floodplain development mapped in a flood zone area. A violation of this ordinance shall be a county infraction. Copies of the full ordinance is available in the Auditor’s office. If the new ordinance is passed, the old ordinance #58 will be repealed in its entirety. No public was present to voice their opinion, so the public hearing was closed.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the first consideration of Ordinance #75, Floodplain Management. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve land use change for Kurt and Elizabeth Blankenhorn in part of Parcel A in the SE1/4 NE1/4 of 12-82-10. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve utility permit for City of Vinton to place fiber outside of city limits along 59th Street Drive. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve utility permit for Poweshiek Water Association to bore under the road between Section 31 of Fremont Township and Section 6 of Florence Township. Motion carried.

Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve utility permit for Century Link in sections 1 and 12 of Taylor Township.

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

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