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Supervisors endorse objection to Iowa Senate road weight bill

March 23, 2019
By John Speer - Editor , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County Supervisors have joined with other government entities to oppose an Iowa Senate Bill SF 184 which would allow the Iowa Department of Transportation to issue yearly permits to forestry haulers to use non-primary highways for loads weighing up to 130,000 lbs. Tama county engineer Lyle Brehm urged the supervisors to consider the resolution of opposition.

The resolution approved points to a total of 316 bridges in the county many of which "are aging and structurally deficient or functionally obsolete."

The resolution goes on to note current funding does not allow for replacing or rehabilitating the bridges and the bridges "serve a critical need for residents, agricultural users, businesses, schools, post offices and emergency responders."

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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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State Senator Jeff Edler (R-State Center) did not return a call to The News-Herald or answer an email request for comment prior to deadline.



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