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Board gives go-ahead for road project, sets budget hearing for March 15

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Eugene Meiners

Zac Andersen, Carroll County engineer, presented several items to begin the agenda at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday.

Zac presented two proposed contracts for purchases of gravel, the first being with Stratford Gravel out of the Cates Pit for 100,000 tons at $7.62 per ton and Hallett out of the Wall Lake pit for 20,000 to 30,000 tons at $7.50 per ton. The board approved the two contracts.

The board reviewed with Zac the bids for HMA (hot mix asphalt) pavement widening and HMA resurfacing of Olympic Avenue from Highway 30 to Dedham, approximately 10.1 miles that consist of 4-foot pavement widening with two lifts of asphalt totaling 3 inches with construction being done this summer. The board approved the bid of $2,838,135.69 from Norris Asphalt Paving Co. The engineer’s estimate was $3,020,569. The board also approved Resolution 2021-004 allowing the engineer to sign the contract.

Zac Andersen presented two utility permits to the board from MidAmerican Energy. The first was for fiber from Carroll west on 200th Street to Aspen Avenue then north to Westside. The second was for overhead three phase from 190th Street north on Quail Avenue to Lidderdale. The board approved both permits.

The engineer then discussed getting quotes for 10,000 tons of 1-inch roadstone limestone delivered to Carroll County Shop; the board approved for Zac to get quotes.

The board then held a public hearing for fiscal year ’22 proposed maximum property tax levy. There was no comment from the public, written or oral, and the hearing was closed. The board then adopted Resolution 2021-005 approving the maximum property tax dollars for FY ’22 of $4,878,219 for general county services and $2,537,024 for rural county services. Just a reminder to the public, this is not a true picture of the total county budget as this does not include mental health or debt service dollars.

The board then heard a presentation from Compliancy Group and their presenter Lance Salovey regarding HIPPA compliancy. They stated their fee was $8,275 annually. The board made no decision at this time.

The board and the Auditor had a discussion on $157,000 of FEMA dollars for COVID-19 the county received. It was the consensus just to put the money aside until we see where we come out on COVID-19.

The board approved a plat for Ben Klocke in Section 21 in Eden Township.

A resolution naming depositories was approved by the board.

The board set the public hearing on the FY ’22 county budget for 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 15.

The following manure management annual updates were read: Hillside, Section 30, Arcadia Township, change crop rotation for optimum yields, and Twin Rivers Pork, Section 22, Arcadia Township, four-year plan.

If you have any questions on these or any other subjects, feel free to contact me or any of the other supervisors.

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