Short meeting for Benton County Board of Supervisors

Benton County Service Center

By Jim Magdefrau

VINTON – It was a quick meeting for the Benton County Board of Supervisors at the service center on Tuesday, July 13, Vinton.

The board acknowledged the last day for assistant county attorney Kelly Smith as Friday, July 16.

A fireworks permit was approved for Jeff Rollinger on Saturday, July 17.

The veterans affairs quarterly report was approved.

Benton County Engineer Myron Parizek approved Iowa DOT agreement 2021-C-111 for Highway 30 intersection paved fillets. Parizek said plans will be available this week for grading work, bridges, culverts, and they will work to improve the intersections with the the county’s roads. He pointed out that 16th Ave. going south to Luzerne, and 21st Ave. going north to Van Horne and south to Blairstown will be included. Additional fillets are requested for the rock roads. The work will be similar to what was done for Iowa 21. The Department of Transportation will cover the bill on this, while the county is being asked to maintain it. The county will pay for extended pavement at the roads. The cost for concrete for the nine intersections is $147,000. 

The board also acknowledged the retirement date for Alan Jackson, mechanic, secondary roads.

The county approved the auditor’s quarterly report.

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