Tama County Engineer Lyle Brehm reported a lot of money has been spent on road salt this winter but not much on extra labor to the Board of supervisors on Monday, Feb. 3.
Brehm said expenses had been higher this year than some but not as high as many years. The road crew has been able to perform brush trimming as well as other jobs that needed to be done.
The county road department wants to work on the gas pumps at the County Shed when weather permits, he said.
Supervisor Larry Vest asked how gas tax was handled with the county. The county pays gasoline tax when purchased, later applying for a refund of the state tax. On Diesel, tax is not charged to the county, Brehm said.
An agreement for North East Iowa Response Group was on the agenda, but supervisors decided they wanted another week to review the agreement. This will be on the agenda next week for a decision.
The date of Monday, Feb. 10 has been set for canvassing the Feb. 4 South PPEL vote. It will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. in the Supervisors' Meeting room in the Tama County Administration Building in Toledo.
Claims for the past week totaled $33,289.