Routine business for the Benton County Board of Supervisors

Benton Supervisors and others at the meeting read the Pledge of Allegiance April 27 at the Service Center, Vinton.

By Jim Magdefrau

VINTON – It was routine business for the Benton Community Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday, April 27, at the Benton County Service Center, Vinton.

A land use hearing was set for Tuesday, June 1, 9:15 a.m., for David Sutton, for land in Section 34, Iowa Township.

A beer permit was approved for Watkins Community Athletic Association.

A Special Class C Liquor License was approved for Bloomsbury Farm.

The board discussed audio issues with their meetings, which are streamed on YouTube. The board also discussed where to have an office for the Benton Development Group.

Adam Rodenberg discussed funding for Middle Cedar Watershed Management Authority. Ten counties and several cities are in this group. It was discussed how much each member should contribute. They are looking at a grant with the NRCS USDA for five years, which will take commitment letters from the members. The board approved committing to the project, with Supervisor Richard Primmer calling it an excellent program.

Quotes were received for 61st Street. Chris Ward of the City of Vinton was at the meeting. Shive-Hattery had the lowest bid at $15,500 to consult on this project. Ward added the city is ready to participate in the engineering. The board tabled going with Shive-Hattery until the city makes a decision on this.

Engineer Myron Parizek received approval for a utility permit for Lumen in Harrison Township.

The board approved a utility permit for Windstream in Kane and Union Townships. This is along Highway 30. Lines will be moved from the south side to the north side of Highway 30.

The board removed a weight embargo on 22nd Ave. in Cedar Township, due to new bridge.

The board approved temporary road closure for bridge deck replacement project on V66 in Leroy Township . The start date is May 17, according to Parizek, after meeting with the contractor. They discussed a detour, and making sure work is done before Blairstown’s Sauerkraut Days Labor Day celebration.

Weed commissioner Ben Bonar received approval for hiring of part-time drivers Luke Hennings and Scott Haefner.

Supervisor Gary Bierschenk was not at the meeting.

The board heard an update on the landfill, where a new cell will be opened.

Meeting on YouTube – https://youtu.be/qn3QadAdHgI

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