Routine business for supervisors in Benton County

By Jim Magdefrau

VINTON – It was routine work for the Benton County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the courthouse in Vinton.

Benton County Attorney David Thompson discussed building security in closed session and approved items discussed in the closed session. He also discussed outside counsel for legal representation and other issues regarding labor negotiations and human resources management. He wants more information before a law firm is hired. Thompson said he will handle negotiations for the sheriff’s department.

Adam Rodenberg of the Middle Cedar Watershed Management Authority gave an update on watershed projects. Six different contracts have been awarded to four different contractors. The watershed spans 10 counties: Franklin, Hardin, Butler, Grundy, Marshall, Tama, Blackhawk, Buchanan, Benton and Linn counties. It covers 1.5 million acres.

The final plat of Folken Acres First Addition to Benton County was approved.

In engineering business, Engineer Myron Parizek received approval for:

Utility Permit for Bill Selken in Kane Township .

Approve utility permit(s) for Windstream Communications in Union, Eden and Eldorado Townships . Parizek said Windstream had fiber line hanging on poles. They plan to move the line underground, along 22nd Ave, from 60th St. Dr. south to 66th St, as well as 68th to 70th. It will also work on lines on 20th Ave. from just west of Van Horne, and south to Highway 30.

Embargo removal for bridge on 19th Ave. in Union Township. Work is completed on the site.

Parizek updated the board on sign replacement and repair, damaged by the August windstorm.

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