Tama County Supervisors met Monday, March 13, with members Kendall Jordan, Larry Vest and Dan Anderson present.
A Public Hearing was set for 10 a.m. for the 2017-18 county budget was held with no one present for comments.
A resolution was then passed which approved and adopted the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget making the total property taxes levied $9,063,462.
Tama County Board of Supervisors (l-r) Larry Vest, 1st District, Kendall Jordan, 2nd District and Dan Anderson 3rd District.
News-Herald / Chronicle file
This is the same amount that was levied last year.
Elected Officials Pay
The Tama County Compensation Board met on December 13, 2016, and made the following salary recommendations:
Elected officials (current salary, proposed increase- four percent except supervisors- 3.5 percent) recommended salary: supervisor award: auditor- $54,238 - $56,408 ; county attorney-$82,188 - $85,476; recorder - $54,090 - $56,254; sheriff- $69,289 - $72,062; treasurer - $54,163 - $56,330; supervisors- $28,958 - $30,117.
Supervisors reduced the pay hikes to 2.5 percent (except for themselves- supervisors- 1.75 percent) with the resulting salaries for the 2017-18 fiscal year: auditor- $55,594; county attorney- $84,243; recorder- $55,443; sheriff- $71,022; treasurer- $55,518; and supervisors- $29,465.
County Engineer Lyle Brehm was present for approval of three Utility Permits. These include work to be done in Oneida Township and York Township by Poweshiek Water Association. The other permit was for work to be done in Tama Township by Interstate Power.
Claims approved for the past week totaled $1,145,774.