Votes are canvassed for Benton County

By Jim Magdefrau

VINTON – It was routine business for the Benton County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, Nov. 10, meeting in the courthouse in Vinton.

Benton County Supervisors work with Gina Edler, auditor’s office on canvassing votes from the Nov. 3 election.

A land use hearing was set for Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 9:15 a.m. for Brent and Amy Allee for land in Section 15, Benton Township. A hearing was also set at 9:30 a.m. the same morning for Kevin Gilbrealth for land in Parcel A in Section 29, Eldorado Township.

The board amended CPPC and DECAT contracts. They are combining them into one so it is easier to manage and it streamlines the process. The contracts total $31,000.

Vacation carryover was approved for Ben Turnis.

A utility permit for TIP REC was approved in Leroy Township. This is south of Blairstown. They are moving overhead power underground.

A 28E agreement was approved with Linn County for a project on Linn-Benton Road, east of Atkins, between 71st and 72nd Streets. Engineer Myron Parizek said Benton’s cost is $242,000. Linn County will let the project in January with a June 1 start date. They will widen the road and shape the ditches. It will be a rock surface, but might have sealcoat or paving in the future.

The board approved advertising job position openings in secondary roads. They are for a grader, mechanic, snow plow operator and office staff.

The board approved hiring Alisha Burmeister in the auditor’s office. She is now in the engineer’s office, and is shared with the auditor’s office. She will work full-time in the auditor’s office with a salary of $45,000. The auditor’s office and secondary roads will work together on an effective date.

The board canvassed results from the Nov. 3 election. They went over results from each precinct in the county.

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