Tuesday Supervisors Meeting

Written by on January 8, 2013 in News

County Engineer Bill Belzer was the first item on the agenda for the Henry County Board of Supervisors this morning.  He provided the Secondary Roads Update and tells that the planning process on several projects for Summer 2013 and 2014 is underway.  The projects include bridges and a paving project for Salem and the surrounding roadway.  Paved roads at this time are classified as normal driving conditions and gravel roads are at winter driving conditions with some areas compacted with the snow.  On a good note, now that the ground has frozen plows can now be used to clear snow on gravel during snowstorms.  During the first storm, the ground had not frozen and thus were not allowed on gravel as it would push the gravel into the ditch.  Joe Buffington went over the Master Matrix with the Supervisors.  They use this system to set standards for livestock confinement facilities as far as setbacks from residences and water sources.  The Supervisors approved the Matrix for continued use this year. Lenis Moore provided a financial report regarding the financial impact Midwest Old Threshers provides for Henry County and the state of Iowa.  He says Saturday’s heavy rainfall during the Reunion caused a hit in their revenue as well as some costly repairs.  However, in vendors and services alone they paid out over $880,000 to persons and businesses in the county.  He discussed some possible new projects in future years including an entertainment tent but those are in the discussion phase.  The Supervisors remarked on the positive comments received regarding the new buildings on the grounds and on the impact that the Old Threshers services such as church and Boy Scout meals provide to these groups year-round.  Finally the Supervisors reviewed the Recorders Quarterly Report.

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