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Warranty Deed Land Transfers 2/26/24

BRECHT BEAU J,  BRECHT KAREN S to BRECHT BEAU J, BRECHT KAREN SSW 33-82-11 JONES JERRY JAMES ESTATE, MIXDORF KATIE SUE EXECUTOR, JONES AMANDA LYNN EXECUTOR to GENOSOURCE LLC NE NW 34-82-10 

House bill requires training on open meetings laws, raises fines for violations

By Robin OpsahlA bill raising fines for violating open meetings or records laws and requiring education for elected and appointed officials was approved in the Iowa House Thursday with bipartisan support.House File 2539 passed 92-2, with Reps. Phil Thompson and Brian Lohse voting against the measure. The bill increases penalties for people who participated in a violation of open meetings law from fines between $100 and $500 to fines between $500 and $2,500.
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Job Opening: BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE FULL-TIME CLERK

BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICEFULL-TIME CLERKThe Benton County Auditor’s Office will be accepting applications for full-time clerk through Tuesday, March 12, 2024, or until the position is filled. The position will be responsible for assisting the Auditor and/or Deputy Auditor with his/her duties including, but not limited to, maintaining accurate real estate records, county receivables, website maintenance, voter registration, payroll assistance, as well as other duties, as assigned including elections.

Warranty Deed Land Transfers 2/23/23

VAN THOURNOUT MICHAEL JOHN ESTATE, VAN THOURNOUT JOSHUA EXECUTOR to VAN THOURNOUT EUGENEVAN HORNE RUPPS ADDITION Lot: 1 Block: 1 

City Council moves forward with plans for Rate Adjustments

The Vinton City Council met last Thursday and had a light agenda to cover.Committee reports were given and Mayor Maynard began with a report on the work session concerning the budget for fiscal year 2025. Councilman Ron Hessenius reported on the Public Safety meeting to discuss West 5th Street and a request for a handicap parking space near North Star Community Services.
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Warranty Deed Land Transfers 2/22/24

PATAVA RENEE, PATAVA ROBERT D JR to PATAVA RENEEPAR E Lot: 1 7-85-10SCHRAGE DYLAN J, SCHRAGE BETHANY R to BRYANT MALIA M, BRYANT KALAB CVINTON WF WILLIAMS ADDITION Block: 15 NWMULLNIX LEONARD O ESTATE, MULLNIX CHAWN D CO-EXECUTORS, HANSON DANA CO-EXECUTORS to SMITH ALLAN LEE, SMITH FAMILY TRUST,  SM

Week in Wrap Week 7

The seventh of the legislative session has come to an end. I am sending my apologies out to all my constituents and anyone I missed this week at the Capitol. I was absent Monday, May 19th through Wednesday, May 21st due to illness. I won’t go into details, but it’s basically what’s going around, and it was not fun! I was able to get in on Thursday the 22nd and get caught up.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 2/22/24

February 22, 2024The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in special session with Supervisors Seeman present, and Supervisor Primmer called in, Bierschenk was absent. The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public are invited to join in during open session or watch the livestream at https://www.
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Hello, Iowa House District 84 from the State Capitol!

Farm Bureau members Al Schafbuch, Robert Ritscher, and Lynn Rinderknecht visit the Capitol Feb. 21 to discuss farm policies. This last week we passed about 58 bills, with over 80% of these being overwhelming bipartisan to unanimous, and only about 8 bills being basically split along party lines. This is a good example where both parties can agree on many areas.On February 22nd, the Iowa House passed House File 2613, which is the Supplemental School Aid (SSA) bill. The funding was increased 3% to each school district, which amounts to $146.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 2/20/24

February 20, 2024The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in special session with Supervisors Seeman present. Primmer called in and called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. at the Benton County Service Center. Bierschenk reported at 9:10 a.m. Members of the public are invited to join in during open session or watch the livestream at https://www.youtube.
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