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Government

Zoning Commission discusses potential changes to wind energy ordinance

Tama Co. Zoning Commission members Doug Dvorak, Wade Mitchell, and Darren Thiessen met on Sept. 12 to discuss the county’s commercial wind energy Ordinance. With only three present members and, thus, a lack of a quorum, ideas were exchanged to help get the ball rolling on possible ...

Tama Co. Board of Supervisors Meeting: 9/12/2022

Resolution 09-12-2022A was approved by the board. This resolution is to establish a speed limit of 35 mph on P Ave., commencing at the Traer Corporate Limits and proceeding north to Black Hawk County Line. Due to the current closure of US 63 from Traer to Hudson causing increased traffic on P ...

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you’ is often heard at the Tama Co. Board of Supervisors meetings. On Monday, the public re-addressed an issue they have been facing while attending the meeting, accessibility, asking the Board repeatedly when they will install sound equipment to help ...

Tama County Zoning Commission seeks to fill vacancy

The Tama Co. Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the Zoning Commission. The Board of Supervisors will appoint a commissioner consisting of eligible electors who reside within the county. Job Description: The Zoning Commissioner makes recommendations ...

Citizens of Tama County ask for more supervisors

Linda Mueller, a 44-year resident of Tama, presented the Tama County Board of Supervisors with a petition to increase the number of board member seats. The petition was started by a group of citizens wanting “better representation” in their county government. They hope to see this measure ...

Reigion 6 requests housing trust fund contribution from county supervisors

Marty Wymore, the executive director for Region 6 Resource Partners for the past 32 years, proposed Resolution No. 8-15-2022A, to approve the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund Tama County Cash Contribution, to the Tama County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The state is increasing the funding for ...

Gov. Reynolds files motion challenging fetal heartbeat bill injunction

On Thursday, August 11, Governor Kim Reynolds, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and Iowa attorney Alan Ostergren, filed a motion requesting the district court lift the injunction of Iowa's fetal heartbeat bill. [Tama-Grundy Publishing note: Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat bill was signed into ...

Salt Creek Representative addresses Supervisors

Tom Swierczewski, a representative for Conifer Power Company, gave an update on the Salt Creek Wind project during Monday morning’s Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting. He presented compiled data by Economist Dr. David Loomis, Ph.D. Illinois State University, for the Economic Impact ...

Petition circulates to expand Tama Co. supervisors from three to five

Is five better than three? It’s been almost 90 years since Tama County last had five county supervisors but if a group of citizens behind a petition currently in circulation in the county have their way, the question to move from three supervisors back to five will once again be put to the ...