Joyce Brown and Michele Sponheimer, City of Marshalltown representatives, were at the Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, July 9, to explain a 28E agreement between Marshalltown and Tama County authorizing participation in the Lead Hazard Control Program.
This is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The City Housing and Community Development Department applied for a grant in the amount of $2,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2012 for Marshall, Tama and Hardin Counties.
They have been awarded a Lead Hazarad Control Grant in the amount of $2,480,000. Tama County will participate in this program as they feel this will be beneficial to Tama County residents to create lead safe housing.
County Engineeer Lyle Brehm reported the road department is working on shoulders along Highways E-27, E-29 and E-36.
This is being done preparing for RAGBRAI later this month. Work is also being done on the driveway entrances on the Dupanda Road.
They are also patching some cracks on the highways that could cause problems for bicycles.
Brehm said work was to start on Monday on Highway D65 in the northern part of Tama County. This is expected to be completed on time.
In other business:
approval of a Class B Beer (includes wine coolers) Liquor License was granted for Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Inc.-Double D Rodeofor a period of five days, effective Aug. 3, 2012 and expiring Aug. 8.
Bryan Kemen, Traer has been appointed for a CERT position. Kemen has completed all training.
Claims for the past week totaled $40,814.