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CARROLL COUNTY CORNER

Go-ahead given for health-services assessment

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hausman stephanie 18-10-17

Stephanie Hausman

At its meeting Monday morning, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors went into closed session per Iowa Code 21.5 a. 21.5(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation; b. 21.5(g) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as current or proposed investigations or inspection or auditing techniques or schedules, which if disclosed would enable law violators to avoid detection; and c. 21.5(h) to avoid disclosure of specific law enforcement matters, such as allowable tolerances or criteria for the selection, prosecution, or settlement of cases, which if disclosed would facilitate disregard of requirements imposed by law.

The board then discussed and approved a proposal from Stevens Group for a county health services assessment. This assessment will be funded through COVID relief dollars. The Board of Health has been looking into this assessment, as we have not had a review of all county public health in 20-plus years. Then Dr. Kyle Ulveling gave the board an update on the Carroll testing program.

Zac Andersen, Carroll County engineer, presented the board the following utility permits: Windstream, relocating a copper line and boring deeper on Velvet Avenue, Jasper Township, Section 27; Raccoon Valley Electric, providing power to a new home north of Coon Rapids on 320th Street, Union Township, Section 28; Raccoon Valley Electric, providing power to a new home, boring under the road 260th Street, Pleasant Valley Township, Sections 19 and 30; Raccoon Valley Electric, providing new service to an existing site north of Ralston on 190th Street, Glidden Township, Sections 24 and 13; MidAmerican, boring underground to provide service to a new build, Olympic Avenue, Grant Township north of Willey.

Then Andersen gave a construction update. The blacktop west of Halbur is in its final stages of painting and hoping to finish Monday. The new 10-by-15 box for Velvet Avenue is to be installed soon. Last, a 72-inch pipe will be installed on Hawthorne Avenue south of Templeton last mile before Audubon County and will be closed for a few days as construction gets underway.

The board then approved payables in the sum of $306,004.83.

The board approved $32,819 #6 Housing Grant Program.

The final item on the agenda was manure management updates: Don and Doug Gerken Farm, Section 21, Wheatland Township; Dale Ludwig Farm, Section 11, Kniest Township; Kevin Baumhover, Section 10, Maple River Township; Schon West Site, Section 34, Richland Township; Denny Kennebeck, Section 13, Roselle Township; and Aurora North Place, Section 21, Richland Township.

If you have any questions, reach out to any of the supervisors.

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