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Update on Iowa Premium Beef (Tama Pack) before Tama City Council

Tama City Council Agenda -• Monday, April 4

April 4, 2011
By John Speer, Editor
Tama News-Herald - The much reported Iowa Premium Beef plans for the former Tama Pack may become even more clear tonight - Monday, April 4.

An "Iowa Premium Beef update" by Jeff Muchow leads off the agenda for the Tama City Council meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Counicl Chambers at the Tama Civic Center, 305 Siegel. Couyncil meetings are open to hte public.

News reports originating from The Waterloo Courier last Thursday identified Muchow as the head of Amber Capital which was reported in the process of reopening the closed packing house at Tama.

The Tama County Assessor's website reveals Amber Capital prucahsed seven parcels including the packing plant building from a Ceda Rapids bank on Oct, 22, 2010. Each pacel lists a $1 million sale price.

Attempts to reach Muchow by The News-Herald were unsuccessful late last week as were earlier attmepts to contact another person identifed as associated with Iowa Premium Beef and reported earlier in The News-Herald.

Other Tama City Council agenda items include:

•filing plans and specifications fo 13th Street improvement project - Snyder & Associates

•engineering contract for lift station improvements

•resignation of Nathan Shepard as part-time police officer

•Chelsea agreement for ambulance service

•Spectrophotometer for water department

•hiring of summer help

•bids for - downtown planter upkeep; mowing Aquatic Center; on-call mowing

•job descripitons - public works director (building official duties?) ; street superintendent; wastewater operator; water operator; street laborer - equipment operator; cemetery sexton - street laborer

•review compensation package for water - wastewater-public works positions

•update on interview process

•Positive Program at School-Tyynismaa




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