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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 8/2/22

August 2, 2022The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Primmer and Bierschenk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.

Vinton Municipal Electric Utility Agenda August 9, 2022

Vinton Municipal Electric Utility AgendaAugust 9, 2022Vinton City Hallhttps://us06web.zoom.us/j/87606307812or by phone 1-301-715-8592 or 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-558-8656 Webinar ID: 876 0630 7812IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING VMCU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING1. Call to order and roll call2. Approve agenda3. Consent Agendaa. Receive & file VMEU Board meeting minutes of July 12, 2022b.
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Vinton Municipal Communications (iVinton) Utility Agenda August 9, 2022 5:00 PM

Vinton Municipal Communications Utility AgendaVinton City Hall; 110 W 3rd StreetAugust 9, 2022 5:00 PM https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87606307812or by phone 1-301-715-8592 or 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-558-8656 Webinar ID: 876 0630 78121. Call to order and roll call2. Approve agenda3. Consent Agendaa. Receive & file VMCU Board meeting minutes of July 12, 2022b.

Keystone: Pit Bull discussion

The Keystone City Council had a packed room for their meeting on Thursday evening. Residents addressed the board expressing their displeasure concerning the Pit Bull Ordinance. Some of the residents broke down in tears as they addressed the board requesting that their dogs be allowed to remain in their homes. There have been no incidents involving any of the dogs represented at the meeting however they were approached on July 22, 2022, by a Benton County Sheriff's Deputy informing them that they would need to remove their dogs within 10 days.

BOARD OF Benton County Supervisor Meeting Agenda August 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING August 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Service Center Conference Room 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time-specific items will be addressed at certain times https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve minutes 3. Approve claims 4. Approve claim for John Deere Financial (Theisens) using ARPA Funds for Conservation 5.
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Franken makes stop in Vinton

With fewer than 100 days to go to the November election, retired 3-star Admiral and candidate for U.S. Senate Michael Franken made a stop in Vinton. He plans to hit the milestone of holding at least one public meeting in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. A little more than 20 area residents stopped at Celebration Park to visit with Franken and ask questions and share experiences with the candidate.

Benton County Republicans meeting set for August 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Benton County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 9th, at 7 p.m.  We will meet at the Van Horne Community Center, located at 508 1st Ave, Van Horne, Iowa.  Please plan to join us as we finalize the details for our fall fundraiser dinner and make plans for getting out the vote.  All Benton County Republicans are welcome to attend.

Iowa State Director for the Humane Society addresses Supervisors on Pit Bull law

Preston Moore, the Iowa State Director for the Humane Society of the United States, visited the Benton County Supervisor's meeting on Tuesday morning. This isn't the first time that he has been in Vinton on an animal case. He was working for the Cedar Valley Humane Society in 2018 when he was called about the more than 700 animals found in the Galkowski house.
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Vinton Police Department Log for Week of July 25-31, 2022

All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.Three Adult Arrests the week of July 25-31, 2022.July 26 Nickolas Ian Halley 18 Vinton, IAViolation of No Contact OrderJuly 26 Joshua Reede Doty 39 Vinton, IAIntrastate Warrant Arrest-Failure to Appear Traffic OffenseJuly 29 Ralph Miles Price 51 Vinton, IAIntrastate Warrant Arrest-Contempt of Court-Debt ExamZero Juvenile Referrals the week of July 25-31, 2022.

Governor Reynolds announces new statewide broadband map, requests public input

Today, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of a new broadband map of Iowa, reporting the conditions of broadband availability in accordance with federal grant guidelines at over 1 million locations throughout the state. The public can view the map here. The new map provides a more detailed view than prior maps, identifying the broadband service available at homes and businesses across Iowa as reported by broadband providers.
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