By Jim Magdefrau
VINTON – The Benton County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, Nov. 15, to go over the results of the Nov. 8 general election.
The board acknowledged the post-election audit on Vinton I precinct. The board also approved the canvass of the general election.
The board considered changing the bond dissemination agent agreement from D.A. Davidson to UMB. They will act on this at their Nov. 22 meeting.
The board approved the final plat for Boyer Farms.
The board approved the final plat of subdivisions for Ludden Second Addition and Kinzenbaw Addition to Benton County. Kyle Helland presented the plats.
A claim from Steiff Electric was approved for the boiler project, using the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
Supervisor Chairman Tracy Seeman gave an update on the conservation board and a proposed parking lot for a bike trail.
The board approved the hiring of a full-time roadside technician, John Gingerich, as recommended by Wes Haefner of roadside management and Kirsten Nelson, human resources. He will start after Thanksgiving. Supervisor Richard Primmer abstained.
The board met in closed session regarding the security committee.
A resolution was approved to hire Chris Moessner as a mechanic for secondary roads. The starting hourly wage is $24.89.
The board discussed lighting at the Blairstown corner on Highway 30, with Seeman feeling the intersection was too dark. Engineer Myron Parizek advised the county check with the Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) on this.