By Jim Magdefrau
VINTON – It was routine business again for the Benton County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at the service center conference room in Vinton.
Benton County Engineer Myron Parizek met with the board regarding a speed limit on 27th Avenue Drive. This was related to driveway discussion on 27th Ave. Drive, focusing on sight distance. This was approved by resolution.
The board approved a Class C Liquor License for Beyonder Resort at Lazy Acres.
The board approved a Five-Day Class B Liquor Licenses for McBride Mobile Taps. They plan to work at weddings and other events in Benton County.
The board approved a proclamation on National Voter Registration. Tuesday is official National Voter Registration Day.
Taxes were abated on Parcels 210-17711, 830-37451, 830-38661, 830-38662, 900-03620, 830-30061 and 830-38691.
A resolution was approved on committed funds.
A land use hearing was held for Korinda Eastwood for land in Section 29, Benton Township. This is for two acres of land, which will be used for a house residence. It is being moved from a site by Ely. A foundation will be placed under the structure. The land is not in production. The average Corn Suitability Rating (CSR) is 53. A new well and septic system will be needed. There are other acreages in the vicinity. The overall land use pattern is farm land. The request was approved.
The board approved a canvass of the Benton Community special school election. The vote on the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy was defeated, with 375 yes and 429 no. Another election on this can’t be held until March.
Second consideration was approved for an ordinance that readopts the existing code of ordinances, and repeals certain portions of the ordinances. The third consideration will be held Sept. 27.
Supervisor Chairman Tracy Seeman gave updates on the landfill and the radio tower project. There was a brief discussion on animal welfare and the county’s ordinance on vicious animals.