Dallas Co Supervisors 3-27

The Dallas County Board of Supervisors convened Tuesday morning in regular session.

The meeting started with a proclamation of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Sheriff Chad Leonard introduced some of his dispatchers, and explained why the job they do is so critical. Next, the Board discussed several items regarding the Secondary Roads Department. First, they considered bids received for the Maffitt Lake Road paving project. They received two bids, with the low bid of $764,327.28 from Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corporation. The Supervisors accepted the bid, though it was well over the engineer’s estimate of $702,500.

The other two items were just for discussion. The first was regarding an amended 28E agreement with the City of Adel for road maintenance, and the other was about a temporary lease for a staging area near Redfield for Alliant Energy. At 9:30 a.m., the Board held a public hearing to discuss the final plat of survey for the Penoach Winery, plat number one. No one spoke against it, so the plat was accepted. There was also a second public hearing to continue discussing a rezoning request, but it was once again delayed to next week.

Other resolutions approved included: a vehicle purchase request for the Sheriff’s Office; homestead tax credit reimbursement; a mobile home tax abatement; setting May 8th at 9:30 a.m. for a public hearing to discuss a tobacco sale violation; and suspending the contract with Bartlett and West for work on the Ortonville Lagoon. Additionally, the Board approved a request for proposals for mat services from the Facilities Department. The meeting concluded with a closed session to discuss purchase of real estate.