Henry County Supervisors Meeting Report 06/27

The Henry County Board of Supervisors met Thursday morning for their weekly meeting where engineer Jake Hotchkiss presented the open fuel bids for FY25. The department reached out to five companies for bids and received and accepted one from Cobb Oil Company. Hotchkiss also reported W55 will be closed from 275th North to 260th Street for 2 more weeks due to construction. Additionally, the supervisors approved a resolution for Iowa Bridge and Culvert to replace the Nebraska Avenue Bride for roughly $772,000.

Kelly Carr from Henry County Health Center spoke about the importance of Healthy Henry County Communities. Currently, they have information on two websites: the county’s website and another one specifically for Healthy Henry County Communities. Supervisor Marc Lindeen questioned the need for this second website and redundancy. Carr reiterated this site’s importance saying it provides a wealth of information about prevention and intervention that could not be put on the other site due to a lack of space. Also, she does not have access to the county website to update.The conversation wrapped up naturally when Carr stated that she wished the supervisors would have contacted her before this meeting, rather than her finding out through the agenda. Lindeen made clear that discussions about public health and Healthy Henry County Communities will be ongoing.

The next board of supervisors meeting will be Wednesday, July 3rd due to the 4th being a holiday.


*This article was written and compiled by Maggie Fitzpatrick*