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Tama County home property rezoned for multi-family housing; union contracts approved by supervisors

March 4, 2017
By Joyce Wiese - News-Herald Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Jerry Witt, Assessor and Zoning Administrator, met with the Tama County Board of Supervisors to hear the recommendation for zoning of the former county home property on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The care facility was located at 2840 K Avenue, north of Toledo, and was recently purchased by Billy Dreesman for $17,600 in a bidding process for sale of county property.

Dreesman plans to remodel the building for multi-family use with up to nine dwelling units. The Zoning Commission met on Jan. 30 and approved a zoning change from Agriculture - Ag to R2.

The supervisors met Tuesday instead of on Monday due to President's Day on Monday.

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The Tama County Care Facility located three miles north of Toledo will to multi-family housing. a zoning change has been approved by the Tama County Board of Supervisors.
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Contracts Approved

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Teamster Local 238 and the Tama County Sheriff's Office was approved, It covered 12-hour shifts and took effect Monday, Feb. 20.

The contract with Teamster Local 238 and the Tama County Emergency Management Agency was approved . This is for a three year period and will take effect July 1, 2017.

The contract with the Tama County Road Department Local 886, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, was approved and will go into effect July 1, 2017 for a three year period.

In other business:

Second District Supervisor Kendall Jordan was appointed to the Northeast Iowa Response Group with Mindy Benson, county Emergency Management coordinator as the alternate, with both of these appointees having voting rights, effective immediately.

1st District Supervisor Larry Vest made a motion to approve the credit card application for the Conservation Office. Jordan seconded the motion. This had already been approved by the Conservation Board and the paper work was in order.

Tami Wise coordinator of Disability Services, presented a memo from Judge Kurt L. Wilke, Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District, regarding appointments of mental health advocates.

Amendments to the Iowa?code in 2015 expands the conflict of interest section and makes it clear that advocates should be completely independent of DHS, the regions or any agency providing for the mentally ill by stating each county the board of supervisors shall appoint an individual who is not an officer or employee of the department of human officer or employee of a region, an officer or employee of a county performing duties for a region or an officer or employee of any agency of facility providing care or treatment to persons with mental illness, to act as an advocate.



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