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Gov. Reynolds announces $100M investment in school safety

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced $100 million in school safety funding to support Iowa’s 327 public school districts and 183 non-public and independent schools during a press conference with the Department of Public Safety, Department of Education and Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  This dedicated new funding will provide vulnerability risk assessments free of charge for all 1,500 K-12 school buildings in the state and create a School Safety Improvement Fund making up to $50,000 available per school building to implement recommended safety measures.

Vendor Publication Report Benton County 05/25/2022 - 06/07/2022

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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes June 7, 2022

June 7, 2022 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman and Bierschenk and Primmer 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.

LaPorte City fined for wastewater laden with harmful bacteria

La Porte City has failed for years to adequately treat its wastewater to reduce bacteria and has routinely discharged it into a creek at levels that are hundreds of times higher than state limits, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.The DNR recently levied a $7,000 fine against the city for its delays in upgrading its wastewater treatment facility, according to a DNR order.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING June 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING June 14, 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 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. 9:01 A.M. Melinda Schoettmer Re: Discuss/Approve Tax Abatement on mobile home parcel 003-00346W -Discuss closing office on July 14, 2022 to attend Training 3.
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Pursuant to Code of Iowa Sec. 50.51, the Secretary of State’s Office has ordered a post-election audit of the June 7, 2022, Primary Election for the Vinton IV - precinct. The Benton County Auditor’s Office will conduct this audit on Tuesday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. The audit will take place in the Auditor’s Office at the Benton County Courthouse on the 2nd floor, 111 E 4 th Street, Vinton, IA.


Hobart Historic Restoration plans to submit a Notice of Intent to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be covered under the NPDES General Permit No. 2 “Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity for Construction Activities”. The storm water discharge will be from construction of a residential and commercial subdivision, including utility and street construction, and site grading, located in the NE ¼, Section 20, T85N, R10W, City of Vinton, Benton County, Iowa.


NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF SEALED BIDS The Benton County Board of Supervisors will be accepting sealed bids for a meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for the replacement of the steam boiler in the Benton County Courthouse located at 111 E 4 th St. Vinton, IA Go to All bids must be filed in the office of the Benton County Auditor no later than 4:30 p.
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Senator Ernst visits Lillibridge Farm to discuss skyrocketing Fertilizer Costs

Senator Ernst made a stop at an area farm in Vinton on Friday. Gathering farmers, industry professionals, and federal and state policymakers to discuss the increased, historic fertilizer costs, which have skyrocketed by 300% over the past year in some cases the group discussed the effects on farming operations.After hearing from countless agriculture industry professionals and farm families about the record, sky-high fertilizer costs on her 99 county tour,  U.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of May 30-June 5, 2022

All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge 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. Two Adult Arrests the week of May 30-June 5, 2022.
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