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Benton County Vendor Publication Report 07/13/2022 - 07/26/22

Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 7/26/22

July 26, 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.
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Shellsburg considers Inpatient Substance Use Treatment Center

According to a Facebook post by the City of Shellsburg, a public hearing is set for 6:30 p..m. on August 4th at the Legion Hall. The Board of Adjustment will be considering a “Conditional Use Request” to operate an inpatient substance use disorder treatment facility as an “assisted living facility” within the City’s R-2 High-Density Single Family Residential District.

Candidate for Iowa Attorney General Bird at Republican Fundraiser August 24

The Benton County Republicans are hosting their annual fundraiser on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, at the Community Center in Van Horne.  Doors open at 5:30 with dinner beginning at 6 p.m.  We are excited to welcome the Republican candidate for Iowa Attorney General, Brenna Bird, as our special guest and featured speaker.The cost is $25/single, $40/couple, and $50 family.

Cracking down on abuse of older Iowans

Iowa was one of the few states that did not impose criminal penalties for elder abuse. That changed this year with a new bipartisan law.Elder abuse is physical or emotional abuse, neglect, isolation or sexual exploitation of an older person. Iowa has seen a sharp increase in the abuse of dependent, older Iowans in recent years. Making those who abuse our elders criminally liable will better protect them.
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City of Shellsburg Council Minutes 07-19-22

On 7-19-22 a regular meeting of the Shellsburg City Council was called to order by Mayor Speckner at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers. Roll call was answered by Vogt, Reeves, Harvey, Thorkildson, and Travis. Vogt motioned to approve the consent agenda, second by Harvey. All ayes. Jake Roetman gave the Rec Dept report for the 2022 season. They discussed with the council amending the ordinance to have a fall meeting for the budget and an end of season report instead of monthly reports.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING August 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING August 2, 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. 9:00 A.M. Engineer: Resolution for Participation in SS4A Grant Application -Resolution for Temporary Construction Closure on 59th St Tr for Bridge Replacement 4.

Roadside Chat - Keep your load off the road. Tie it or tarp it

With eyes on the road 24/7/365, what do our Traffic Management Center operators see? Tires, ladders, couches, construction materials, and all kinds of other debris are common sights on Iowa’s roadways. From January through the end of June, operators have logged 806 reports of debris on the road.This debris doesn’t just make Iowa roads look bad, it can be very dangerous for you and your family.
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Vinton Police Department Log for Week of July 18-24, 2022

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of July 18-24, 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.One Adult Arrest the week of July 18-24, 2022.

IDA and Land Stewardship Urges Iowans to be on the Lookout for Laternflies

Colorful but invasive and destructive insect has been confirmed in IowaDES MOINES, Iowa (July 26, 2022) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship asks Iowans to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly insects. The colorful but invasive and destructive insect is native to China, India, and Vietnam, and was accidentally introduced into Pennsylvania in 2014.
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