The Henry County Board of Supervisors were in session. First they received the secondary roads report from County Engineer Bill Belzer and then approved the final plans for asphalt resurfacing projects on Business 34 west of Mt. Pleasant, Business 34 west of New London and Iowa Avenue.
The Supervisors were also made aware of a change in fees from the Great River Regional Waste Authority for e-waste. Their price for accepting televisions, monitors and laptops has increased. This will cause a jump in their fees for waste and will affect Mike Prottsman Sanitation as well for signage and manpower to enforce the change. It was also discussed how city residents are still trying to use the service. To clarify, the Henry County Solid Waste Site, you cannot be in a city or incorporated area. You may be required to show identification to prove residence.
The Supervisors approved the assignment of tax sale certificates. An offer had been made on a property in Salem. The offer is for the value plus ten dollars a certificate. County Attorney Darrin State and Treasurer Ana Lair both were in agreement with the sale. Basically, what happens now is that the interested person purchases the certificates, then they are in charge of legally attaining the deed. The Supervisors will formally approve the resolution tomorrow.
John Pullis provided the monthly conservation update. He reports that the Water Works Disc Golf Course has been completed and is expected to be very popular. He also reported that Conservation programs have gone way up in participation. In 2011 they had 218 programs with 6700 participants and last year saw 316 programs with over 9000 people.
It was also a day for budgets as the Treasurer, Conservation and Sheriff Budgets were presented.