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Tama County roads budget amended

June 4, 2013
By Joyce Wiese - News Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County Supervisors Kendall Jordan, Larry Vest and Dan Anderson, met Tuesday morning instead of Monday this week because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Susan Jones from the County Engineer's office was present for an amendment to the Iowa Department of Transportation budget.

The proposed amendment included these changes:

a change of an addition of $112,082 to the Administration and Engineering department for a new budget amount of $598,222

construction's change is for a decrease of $1,226,521 for a new amount of $1,048,479.

roadway maintenance will be changed from an addition of $544,439 for a new budget amount of $4,234,593.00

general roadway maintenance will have an addition of $3,035,230.

The additions to Administration and Engineering, Roadway Maintenance and General Roadway Maintenance equals the amount of the decrease in Construction.

A Budget Amendment hearing was held at 10 a.m.

This amendment is for $7,979,409. This is offset by revenues in the amount of $7,856,106. The amended expenditures are as follows:

Public safety and Legal Services in the amount of $200,539, due to increased fuel and food costs for the Sheriff, increased computer costs for the Attorney and a missed quarterly payment to the EMA fund by the Auditor.

Physical Health and Social Services in the amount of $119,642 for Grants received for public health not budgeted.

County Environment and Education $26,250 for a missed quarterly payment to Economic Development by the Auditor.

Roads and Transportation $150,000 for rock and hauling due to the wet winter and spring.

Administration ($54,019) for a budget shortage in the County's insurance premiums.

Nonprogram Current ($31,645) for costs incurred in setting up the TIF/UR Area for the wind turbines.

Capital projects ($7,390,532) for road projects to be paid for with the bonds acquired for the TIF/UR area.

An addition to policies include hour limitations for part time employees. The following is effective immediately "All part time employees will be limited to working an average of less than 30 hours per week for the period beginning June 1 of each year and ending May 31 of the following year. Part-time employees do not include any employee who is a regular full time employee scheduled to work at least 37.5 hours per week.

This clarification is being made to accommodate upcoming changes to health care law as a result of the Affordable Care Act"

A liquor license for Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Inc. located at 2017 Highway E29 was approved for a five day period. The effective date starts on August 2, 2013 and ends five days later. The license covers Class B beer and Wine Coolers.

A utility permit was approved for Windstream to do work on 190th Street southeast of Traer.

Claims for the past week approved for payment came to $230,909.34.

An improvement to the south side of the administration building happened over Memorial Day weekend.

The local Girl Scouts along with their leader, Kim Pansegrau, planted flowers. The Girl Scouts have done this for several years,



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