By Jim Magdefrau
VINTON – Land use and driveways were the main items of business for the Benton County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at the service center conference room in Vinton.
A land use hearing was set for Oct. 11 for Colton Kinzenbaw, for land in Section 11, Leroy Township.
The board held its first consideration of adoption ordinance No. 78, which readopts the existing Benton County Code of Ordinances and/or repealing certain portions within. Three considerations are to be held. Discussion was held on when the board can decided to waive considerations.
The board approved holding a budget amendment hearing for Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m.
A land use hearing was held for Jeremy and Rachel Basham, for land in Section 36, Benton Township. It will need a new driveway. A new well and septic system is needed for their new home. The surrounding land use pattern is farm residences with no large-scale livestock operations. Overall it reviews very well, said Land Use Administrator Marc Greenlee. The change was approved.
Charles Yedlik was at the meeting to discuss raising and widening his driveway to make room for his farm equipment. They also discussed site distance and speed limit for the road. A driveway would need a site distance requirement of 350 feet and a speed limit of 40 miles per hour. Yedlik’s site distance is 338 feet. Benton County Attorney David Thompson advised sticking to solid engineering principles and emphasized the importance of safety. No action was taken. The board will work on a resolution regarding the speed limit.
Melinda Schoettmer, Benton County Treasurer, received approval for a 28E agreement with the State of Iowa.