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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 1/5/22

rJanuary 5, 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.

Heat Assistance allocation for Iowa more than doubled

To find information concerning heat assistance for Benton County, click here!Iowa received more than double its usual federal allocation for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the White House announced Friday.“These resources are already allowing states across the country to provide more home energy relief to low-income Americans than ever before,” a White House news release read.
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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING January 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING January 12, 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 Order2. Approve minutes from January 3. January 4, and January 5, 20223.

Benton County Fair seeking assistance for Grandstand Renovations

The Benton County Supervisor's heard from Dale Seeck, of the fair board, a few weeks ago who shared that the board had contacted Farmers Savings Bank in Vinton, about a loan, to renovate the grandstands. The Fair Board plans to replace the wooden seating with metal seating.The Benton County Fair is seeking assistance from the county for the project that is estimated at $170,000.

Governor Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster Proclamation

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Reynolds applauds Iowa OSHA decision to not implement vaccine mandates

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments related to the OSHA Vaccine Mandate and has not yet issued a decision in the case. But as required by federal regulations, Iowa Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts has submitted a notice that Iowa will not be adopting or enforcing the mandate.  “As a state plan state, the Iowa Division of Labor is charged with protecting the health and safety of those in the workplace and has the authority to enforce workplace safety and health standards for Iowa businesses,” explained Commissioner Roberts.

FUELIowa thanks Representative Tom Gerhold for his support

Dave Henkel presents a $1,000 check to State Representative Tom Gerhold on behalf of FUELIowa Dave Henkel presented a check to State Representative Tom Gerhold on Friday morning in the amount of $1,000 on behalf of FUELIowa (Petroleum Marketers Trade Association). Formed in 1937, FUELIowa represents Iowa's fuel industry by advocating for innovative and quality fuel options, consumer and environmental protection and fairness in the marketplace.

Minutes of the Regular Meeting Board of Directors Vinton-Shellsburg Community

Minutes of the Regular MeetingBoard of DirectorsVinton-Shellsburg Community SchoolsJanuary 5, 2022Call to OrderPresident Tom Burke called the regular meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room.Roll Call / Pledge of AllegianceKimberly Schirm, Kathy Van Steenhuyse, Tom Burke, Jake Fish, Becky Williams, Jenni Birker,Darin Humiston, Kyle Koeppen, Superintendent, and Brenda Barkdoll, Board Secretary/Treasurer werepresent.
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Ordinance #76 COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICTS AND ELECTION PRECINCTS

ORDINANCE #76AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICTS AND ELECTION PRECINCTSBE IT ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Benton County, Iowa:Section 1. Purpose: The purpose of this ordinance is to establish election precincts and county supervisor districts as the result of the population changes reflected by the 2020 federal decennial census, and in accordance with Iowa Code Sections 331.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week December 27, 2021-Jaunary 2, 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.Adult Arrests-December 27- Lance Endmund Degen 27 Vinton, IAPossession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drugs/Paraphernaila, OWI- First OffenseDecember 31- Christian David-Levett Usher 19 Vinton, IACharged with Driving Under SuspensionJuvenile Referrals -OneEighteen Traffic Citations for Offenses were issued for the Week of December 27, 2021-Jaunary 2, 2022.
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