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Supervisors approve Otter Creek transfers, 2019 budget amount

July 9, 2018
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

As customary, the Tama County Board of Supervisors approved a fiscal-year-end transfer of funds including amounts for the Tama County Conservation Board during their regular meeting on Monday, June 25.

Upon the recommendation of Bob Etzel, executive director of the conservation board, a total of $39,168 in ending balance money was moved to the Land Acquisition and Development account. Etzel said this fund is earmarked for improvements as well as land purchases. He said future plans call for dredging of Otter Creek Lake possibly in a few years. Etzel noted the dam at Otter Creek Lake northeast of Toledo was completed in 1970.

In addition, a total of $22582 was deposited to the Machine and Motor Vehicle account.

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Tama County Board of Supervisors (l-r) 1st District Chair Larry Vest, Dinsdale, 2nd District Kendall Jordan, Toledo and 3rd District Dan Anderson, rural Tama.
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Park camp fees collected totaled $36,021 in 2017, an amount of $1,021 over the projected budget amount it was also reported.



Supervisors gave final approval to appropriations for the 2019 fiscal year matching the amounts budgeted for each department. The budget totals $22,485,313. As might be expected, county roads take the largest share at just over $11 million of the total budget, while "Bee Hive Inspection" is allowed $200.

By department the amounts include:Engineer $11,084,431;Sheriff $2,621,164; Local Health / Nurses $1,397,503; Board of Supervisors $1,114,314; Mental Health $974,856; Conservation $895,915; Non-Departmental $647,2,44; Road Clearance $545,045;Treasurer$465,366;Attorney $460,366; GeneralServices $433,605;Auditor $386,409; Insuranceand Bonds $335,437;Recorder $230,079; Data Processing $169,077; Veterans Affairs $105,227.

And, Court Services $81,500; Correctional Services $80,000; Human Resources $71,329; Relief / Social Programs $67,265; Libraries $64,065; Medical Examiner $56,587; Policy andAdministration $43,500;County Farm $35,000;Ambulance $24,350; Substance Abuse $22,800; 4-H Fair Grant $22,500; Historical Society Grant $12,625; Weed Control$11,439; Zoning $10,013; Human Services $7,500; Other Social Services $4,500; Township Officers $4,105; Bee Hive Inspection $200.

Supervisors Join DOT In Iowa 21 Project

Resurfacing of Iowa Highway 21 from west of Dysart north to the Black Hawk County line will also include approaches from eight rural Tama County road intersections.

The Board of Supervisors approved including the 20 ft. long approaches at each junction at a total cost of $25,290 at their regular weekly meeting on Monday, July 2.

In other business the supervisors:

approved a utility permit in Lincoln Township for Central Iowa water.

approved claims totaling $68,202.



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