Tama County Supervisors met with Tami Wise from the Central Point of Coordination Office during their regular weekly meeting on Monday, July 25.
Wise sought approval for the use of credit cards in place of checks for payees who received funds monthly from Social Security, Veterans, retirement and other soucrces. She requested getting Commercial Corporation Credit Cards through the US Bank in Marshalltown.
These cards would be issued to each payee with a limit of up to $500 and for CPC total of $25,000. This allows Wise to have receipts for each expenditure, and to control the amount of credit on each card. Wise says this will save her about two hours each week she has previously spent in writing checks.
Supervisors also passed a resolution to add the US Bank to the list of Tama County Depositories.
In other business:
a Fireworks permit was approved for Luke Squiers and Outback Campgrounds for June 30 All paperwork was complete.
Sheriff Dennis Kucera asked for $44,000 to be transferred to the Sheriff's Vehicle Account, for the purchase of a car. Kucera stated he still needs to replace three more vehicles, but with the increase in prices, he is not sure when this will happen.
the contract with People Rides was approved for the year of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. There will be no increases. The County's reimbursement for this contract is $12,000 a year.
County Engineer Lyle Brehm told supervisors work on Highway D65 in the northern part of Tama County is scheduled to start right away. This will be resurfacing three miles of paving and is expected to be completed by Oct. 1. Brehm also said he was receiving bids for box culvert work to be done. Two of these are on the Columbia Stub road, one on 340th street and one on H Avenue.
Two permits were approved, one for Windstream to do work in Salt Creek Township and one for Traer Municipal Utilities to work on 160th Street in Clark Township.
Bob Etzel, executive director of the Tama County Conservation Commission, asked for unused funds he has to be transferred to his LAD (Land Acquisition) account for future use. This is done each year at the end of the fiscal year, as many times work can not be completed in the fiscal year it is meant for.
Claims for the past week totaled $151,749.