Board acts on dusty roads and fireworks

Benton County Service Center

By Jim Magdefrau

VINTON – It was routine business for the Benton County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the service center in Vinton.

A fireworks permit was approved for Chris Herr for July 9, 2022.

The board approved a Veterans Affairs donation carryover. The donation will be part of an amendment to the 2023 fiscal year, increasing the office’s spending authority so they may use the donation. The donation was $2,701.

An agreement was signed with Eide Bailly for the fiscal audit.

2023 salary certifications were approved for deputies in the auditor’s, recorder’s, treasurer’s, sheriff’s and assistant county attorney’s offices.

A bill was approved from True North Company for the E-911 radio project. Money will come from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The board received an update from Shelby Williams on Benton County Conservation. They discussed what to do with three one-acre lots. The conservation board is looking at having the lots go back to the surrounding landowners and discussed the procedure to do this.

Richard and Joyce Wyckoff and others from their area met with the board regarding dust control on their road due to an increase of traffic because of construction on Highway 150, and work on a roundabout west of Urbana. Drivers are using this road as a short cut to Urbana. They also had health and safety concerns. They want dust control on a three-mile stretch. They added that local people are not taking the state detour. They are taking the shortest route. Benton County Engineer Myron Parizek said the Department of Transportation could participate in dust control costs. No action was taken.

In business with the county engineer, a wage and classification change was approved for Shane Clark, equipment operator.

A utility permit was approved for the City of Urbana in Polk Township (31st Ave.)

A 28E agreement with the City of Norway was explained and approved. This relates to road use taxes.

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