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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 9, 2014 MADISON C()UNTY LAND AUCTION "...tD Community Bank's Bicycle Winner Community Bank held its annual bicycle giyeaway drawing and this year's winner was Lauren Bussanmas, age 11. Congratulations, Lauren! Pictured with Lauren is Community Bank's Norwalk Branch Manager Denny Morrow. Photo submitted. WARREN COUNTY BEGINS WC Extension Expands Office Hours Effective Monday; Jan. 6, the Warren County Exten- sion Office will be open five days a week. "Client de- mand necessitated we re-examine our availabihty to the public," according to Kathryn Pierson, Office Manager. Charles Ertzinger, Council member states, "Recently, the elected Extension Council conducted a strategic plan. Upon review of our mission, the Council decided the three-day week approach is not adequate to meet the growing number of opportunities to serve Warren County residents in the areas of Food & Environment, Health & Well-Being, Economic Development and K- 12 Youth Outreach." Mark Davitt, Council member added, "This brings Warren County Extension back to a better level of service to the taxpayers of Warren County." The new office schedule is Monday through Friday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Monday through Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as by appointment. Extension programs and ac- tivities are also scheduled during the evenings and on weekends. You may go to http://www.extension '.iastate.edu/warren and click on "Events" to see those scheduled programs. Warren County Extension, also known as the War- ren County Agricultural Extension District, is located on the south side, lower level of the USDA building at 909 East 2nd Ave., in Indianola. LABORSHED CALLS INDIANOLA WOMAN WINS The Warren County Economic Development Corpo- $30,000 LOTTERY PRIZE ration is working with Iowa Workforce Development's An Indianola woman has won a $30,000 top prize Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed playing the Iowa Lottery's "Tic-Tac Dough" instant- employment study for the Warren County area. This scratch game. study will examine the labor force from which Warren Sarah Ritchie claimed her prize Monday, Dec. 23, at County area employers draw their employees and will the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased be based upon in-commuting patterns. The study will her winning ticket at Casey's, 607 N, Jefferson Way it assist existing and potential businesses to better under- Indianola. stand the size and characteristics of the area's labor force Tic-Tac Dough is a $3 scratch game. Players win a regardless of political boundaries, prize by matching three game symbols in the same row, The Laborshed boundary is determined based upon the same column, or the same diagonal line within the the places of residence of individuals commuting into the Warren CoUnty area for employment. For the suc- cess of this study, we will be sending letters to employ- ers in Warren County asking that they provide us with aggregate counts of their employees" residential ZIP codes. This reporting will give Us an understanding of where each community's workforce resides. Once that Laborshed area is determined, a confiden- tial household telephone survey will be conducted in those identified areas. The questions will cover topics .such as: employment status, current and desired wages, current arid desired benefits, education level and type of occupation. Survey results will be applied to demo- graphic data to determine the total potential labor force of the Warren County area as well as various labor force characteristics. Iowa Workforce Development will .not be asking survey takers any identifiable information such as: name, social security number or date of birth, The results for each county and regional Laborshed analysis can be found at http://www..iowaworkforce.org/ lmi/labsur/index.html. If you have any question about the Laborshed employment study project, contact Ryan Murphy at 515-281-7505 or Jason White at 515-961-1067. playing area. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.58. One top prize of $30,000 is still up for grabs in Tic- Tac Dough, as well as 40 prizes of $300 and 52 prizes of $180. The spots on dominoes are called pips. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunda}; i - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Labor Day) I I I Registration is available ONLINE www.norwalksoccer.orq. (NAPS)--Each year, over 5,000 people are injured in fires involving kitchen equip- ment. To reduce your risk, visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International at www.esfi.org. $$* Nine out of 10 educators say that bredkfast is a key component of academic achievement. That's the word from "Hunger In Our _ DebbieMarmon Schools: Teachers Report PaulaMahnke OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTESTO BE APPROVED ATTHE JANUARY 7th, 2014MEETING January 2, 2014 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met Thursday, January 2nd, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. with Supervisors' Doug Shull, and Dean Yordi present and Supervisor Steve Wilson present via telephone. The following business was had to-wit: RESOLUTION 14-01 APPROVE BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves Doug Shull as Board Chair and Steve Wilson as Vice Chair for 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-02 AUTHORIZE AUDITORTO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Warren County Auditor is authorized to issue the below listed warrants on various funds without first submitting claims for ap- proval to the Board of Supervisors: *Payroll Deductions (FICA, IPERS, Federal Inc0meTax, State Income Tax, Union dues and Deferred Compensation, Insurances including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending) *Rent Payments, Contracts Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-03 ACCEPT INVESTMENT REPORT AND AMENDED IN- VESTMENT POLICY BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby moves to accept the Investment Report and Amended Investment Policy, Carded unani- mously RESOLUTION 14-04 NAMED DEPOSITORIES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, according to Chapter 12C of the 2010 Code of Iowa, the County may invest surplus funds not immediately needed for current operat- ing expense on Time Certificates of Deposits or Saving Accounts in banks ap, proved as depositories. Therefore, Julie Daugherty, Warren County Treasurer, may hereby invest the surplus funds of Warren County in the following manner: Funds Be Deposited in Banks Within Warren County. Funds Be Deposited Consistent to Warren County Investment Policy. Funds Be Deposited within Banks in approximately the same ratio as the ratio of private deposits within Warren County. THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Warren County Board of Su- pervisors hereby designate the following banks to be depositories for funds of Warren County in amounts not to exceed the amount listed opposite each of said designated depositories, and the Warren County funds in amounts not to exceed the aggregate amounts listed for said banks through January 31,2015 as follows: Name of Depository Location Maximum Depesits Peoples Savings Bank -Indianola 25,000,000 Community State Bank Indianola 8,000,000 Bank of the West Indianola 2,000,000 Regions Bank Indianola 2,000,000 Wells Fargo Bank Indianola 2,000,000 Great Western Bank Carlisle- 2,000,000 City State Bank Norwalk 2,000,000 IPAIT/WB Capital Des Moines 5,000,000 Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-05 AUTHORIZE PAYMENT FOR MAINTENANCE OFVET- ERANS GRAVES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby au- thorize payment of $2.50 per grave for veteran's g rave maintenance to the own- ers oi, or the Public Board-of Officers having control of cemeteries within Warren County, in which any such deceased service person is buried, to pay for the care and maintenance of the lots on which they are buried, in all cases in which provision for such care is not otherwise made. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-06 SHERIFF'STRANSPORT-ASSIST PERSONNEL BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves person's assisting in the Sheriff's Qffice in the transport of person's in the Sheriff's custody to be paid minimum wage effective January 1,2014. Carried unanimQusly RESOLUTION 14-07 AUTHORIZE THE-CHAIR TO SIGN CERTAIN DOCU- MENTS ON BEHALF OFTHE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BE IT RESOLVED THAT; the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby au- thorizes the chair to sign required Secondary Road Documents, endorse checks on behalf of the Board of Supervisors and to handle clerical functions for the Board for the calendar year 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-08 DESIGNATE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby moves to designate The Record Herald, North Warren Town and County News and Carlisle Citizen as the official newspapers of Warren County for the Calendar year 2014. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-09 SET MEETING DATES FOR 2014 BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby moves to set the meeting dates at 9:30 a.m. on the 1 = and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 14-10 RETAIN MILEAGE RATE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby moves to retain the mileage reimbursement rate of $.50 cents for 2014. Carried unani- mously RESOLUTION 14-11 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the following appointments to Boards and Commissions: Compensation Commission Mark Miller Dee Smith Chuck Burgin David Churchill Candace Linville Misty Soldwich Sludae AoDeals Marilyn Halierman Historic Preservation Gary Hutchison Ron Fine Tina Rhodes Mary do Ohnemus Gaylen Bedwell Carried unanimously 2013." 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