Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting

Doors to the Tama County Administration Building will be open to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Masks are required to be worn for any visitors upon entering the building.

Appointments will still be required for driver’s licenses until further notice. Regular office hours will be followed.

The protocol to follow includes:

• Doors are closed to the public, through June 30th. Conduct business by appointment only.

-Upon arrival for a scheduled appointment, call the department for admittance until July 1st.

• Calls are received and screened to determine the service needed.

• Recommend 1 person enter the building per transaction.

• County Treasurer’s drop box will remain available at the building’s south entryway.

• Masks will be worn upon entry. If you don’t have one, one will be provided.

• Recommend using hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the facility.

Letter of Support

Tama County Economic Director, Katherine Ollendieck, joined the meeting by phone to discuss pending action to take control regarding wind farms from counties and giving control to the State.

This will affect zoning and building permits in the county along with the ability to increase property taxes, local job opportunities, lease payments to land owners, all of which has a significant economic impact on counties.

Ollendieck asked the Supervisors to take action and write a letter of support to keep the control with the counties. The letter will be sent to the Iowa Utility Board. Larry Vest, Kendall Jordan and Dan Anderson each voted in favor of supporting the letter drafted by Ollendiek and will sign.

In other business the board approved the transfer of $95,000 from the general fund to the voting equipment fund for the purchase of new voting machines. County Auditor, Laura Kopsa, had already set aside $38,000 for the purchase.

The supervisors reviewed the results of the canvass from the June 2 Primary Election. The following persons were nominated:

Board of Supervisors

District 2 Kendall Jordan, Democratic Party; William Faircloth, Republican Party; Libertarian Party, no nominee.

Board of Supervisors

District 3

Daniel Anderson, Democratic Party: Republican Party, no nominee; Libertarian Party, no nominee.

County Auditor

Laura Kopsa, Democratic Party; Republican Party, no nominee; Libertarian Party, no nominee.

County Sheriff

Jeffrey Schrock, Democratic Party; Dennis Kucera, Republican Party; Libertarian Party, no nominee.