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Thursday, December 5, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Concluded from p. 9 OPMENT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors set a public hearing December 17, 2013 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room on the second floor of the Warren County Administration Building, 301 N. Buxton, Indianola, Iowa at which time the Warren County Board of Supervisors will con- sider a Loan Agreement with Interstate 35 Telephone Company for $280,000 no interest loan for a road construction project to aid in economic development for the C&L Companies expansion. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-245B CONSERVATION EMPLOYEE REMOVAL BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ac- cepts the resignation of Kevin Brown, a seasonal/temporary employee from Conservation effective November 8, 2013, and to remove from payroll. Em- ployee was not eligible for benefits; therefore there will be no payout. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 13-245C PAYROLL CHANGE ENGINEERS OFFICE WHEREAS, Dwight Spear was hired as a temporary employee in the Second- ary Road Department and, WHEREAS, it is unlikely that his services will be required in the immediate future, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Dwight Spear's last day was November 1,2013 and he will be removed'from payroll. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 13-245D SALARY ADJUSTMENT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves a salary adjustment effecth/e November 25, 2013 for Jean Furler, County Administrator in the amount of $90,808.26 annually based on 6 month merit par agreement upon hire. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 13--245E ACCEPT AND APPROVE PROPOSALS FOR PROJECT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby move to approve the Intedm County Engineer's review of bids from Contractors for Project No. L-B5522e973-91, and accept the bids from: Savage Dirt Works LLC $59,222.72 Herberger Construction $91,492.00 Peterson Contractors $100,191.50 Reilly Construction $119,940.00 Graves Construction $140,574.00 Jensen Construction $177,460.00 And approve the quotation from Savage Dirt Works LLC in the amount of $59,222.72 and authorize the Chair to sign the contract. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 13-245F PROVIDE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTING SERVICES BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors appoints Frank Bodin and Associates to provide employee benefits consulting services. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 13-245G BUDGET APPROPRIATION WHEREAS, on June 4, 2013 the Board of Supervisors approved appropriating 90% of the total budget to the various departments; NOW, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the remaining 10% unapprepriated budget for Capital Projects department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 be appro- priated for the amount of $13,800.00. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-245H APPROVE TRANSER AND CLOSE FUND BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves transferring $382.83 from the County Recorders Electronic Transaction Fund to the Recorders Record Management Fund, and close County Recorders ElectrenicTransaction Fund. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-2451 SET DATETO RECEIVE QUOTATIONS BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby move to set the date for fuel quotations to be returned by December 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-246 SET PUBLIC HEARING DATE REGARDING SALE OF COUNTY REAL ESTATE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Warren County Board of Supervisors set December 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. as a public hearing date pursuant to statute to consider the proposal of James R. McCullough andTina M. McCullough to purchase Warren County's interest in the following real estate: a residence locally known as 7494 R57 Highway, Indianola, Iowa and legally described as PARCEL"AC" NE1/4,SW1/ 4 IN SECTION 5-T76N-R24W Warren County, Iowa and a parcel of land with shed locally known as 7520 R57 Highway, Indianola, Iowa and legally described as Parcel "AD" NE1/4,SW1/4 IN SECTION 5-T76N-R24W Warren County, Iowa. James R. McCutlough and13na M. McCullough have offered the sum of $205,000 and wish to use the property for residential purposes. At the Public Hearing other proposals may be presented. After the Public Hear- ing the board may choose by resolution from among the proposals submitted or may reject all proposals and submit a new request for proposals. Carried unani- mously RESOLUTION 13-247 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE CON- TRACTWlTH C& L BUILDING COMPANY BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby ap- proves the Economic Development Assistance Contract by and among C&L Companies, Inc. and C&L Building Company, LLC, and Warren County and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Carded unanimously RESOLUTION 13-248 RESCIND RESOLUTION #13-192 JOINT PUBLIC SER- VICE AGREEMENT CITY OF NORWALK BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby re- scinds Resolution #13-192 Joint Public Service Agreement with City of Norwalk. Carried unanimously RESOLUTION 13-249 GAAP ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby moves to approve the GAAP Annual Financial Report for FY 12/13. Carded unani- mously SIMPLE MOTION by Dean Yordi, seconded by Steve Wilson, to receive and file reports as follows: A) Recorder's B) General Assistance C) Veteran Affairs D) Humane Society The Supervisors gave reports of their previous week's activities. The Assistant County Attorney gave the County Attorney's Reports. A spe- cial meeting regarding Canvass of Senate 13 Election will be held onThure- day, November 21,2013. The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned. AVrEST: AUDITOR, Traci VanderLinden CHAIR, Doug Shull PHOTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer. Call us for your flyers, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, magazines, Free Estimates. newsletters, books, etc. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st St., Carlisle, IA 50047 515-989-3251 t Kum & Go Stores Extend United Way Campaign into Holiday Giving Season Customers encouraged to join the giving campaign by making in-store donations Kum & Go is asking customers to join its associates in supporting United Way of Central Iowa this holiday season. The 53 Kum & Go convenience stores in Polk, Dallas and Warren cc unties will accept donations from December I - 22. The total collected will be added to the $266,000 already pledged by associates, including a cor- porate match, to support community improvements in the areas of education, income and health. "Kum & Go continues to lead the way when it comes to being a good corporate philanthropist," said Mary Sellers, President of the United Way of Central Iowa. "The company and its employees have stepped up to help United Way in many ways. Now they have created a way for other members of our community to partici- pate." Kum & Go customers are encouraged to add $1 to their bill while shopping in the Central Iowa conve- nience stores during the first three weeks of December. "This partnership with the United Way fits perfectly with our commitment of annually donating 10 percent of Kum & Go's profits to the communities we serve," said President and CEO Kyle J. Krause. "We encourage customers to join us in supporting these important causes that have a direct impact on people in Central Iowa." Kum & Go has 427 convenience stores in 11 states. For more information about store locations, services and charitable involvement, visit kumandgo.com. Custom- ers can also find the latest promotions and news by "lik- ing" Kum & Go on Facebook and following the conve- nience retailer on Twitter (@kumandgo). Live Healthy Iowa Kids Registration for the eleventh annual Live Healthy Iowa Kids 10 Week Wellness Challenge has opened! This 10-week challenge (January 27-April 4) will encourage Iowa's youth to consume healthier foods/beverages, as well as increase physical activity minutes. During the entire ten weeks, youth will track their activity minutes and during two-week time periods, the youth will track fruit intake, vegetable intake, milk consumption, water consumption and screen time minutes. The challenge is designed in a competition format so schools can choose to compete against other schools in their neighborhoods or they may choose to offer com- petition amongst their own classrooms. "The kids really enjoy this challenge," said Lisa We- ber, coordinator for Live Healthy Iowa Kids. "They en- joy the competition and without even knowing it, they are making healthier, lifestyle changing choices because of it!" The challenge is free for all youth and Live Healthy Iowa Kids is proud to offer weekly motivational emails, an online team tracking page, opportunities to win in- centives during and after the challenge and access to many online resources. As usual, five teams will be awarded at the end of the challenge with cash prizes for their school's PE/Health department; 1-$1,000 and 4- $500. Interested in getting your school involved? Check out www.livehealthyiowakids.org or contact Lisa at 888- 777-8881x116 or lisa.weber@livehealthyiowa.org. CE00d Give the Gift of a College Savings Account State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants to en- courage online shoppers to give the gift of college sav- ings. "In as little as 10 minutes you can give one of the most meaningful gifts a child may receive this holiday season, a College Savings Iowa account," Fitzgerald said. "In addition to making a great gift, College Savings Iowa offers tax benefits to the participant as well." I0wa taxpayers can deduct contributions up to $3,045 perbeneficiary from their 2013 adjusted gross income and there are no income or residency restrictions.* To take advantage of this great tax-savgs opportunity, investors can contribute online at collegesavings iowa.com by December 31, 2013. If the contribution is being mailed, checks must be postmarked by Decem- ber 31, 2013. With an initial investment of only $25 to open an ac- count, anyone- parents, grandparents, friends and rela- tives - can invest in College Savings Iowa on behalf of a child. Investors can withdraw their investment feder- ally tax-free to pay for qualified higher education ex- penses including tuition, books, supplies and certain room and board costs at any eligible college, university, community college or accredited technical training school in the United States or abroad.** To learn more about College Savings Iowa, visit collegesavings iowa.com or call 1-888-672-9116. Also like College Sav- ings Iowa on Facebook and Follow the Plan on Twitter (@Iowa529Plan) to stay up-to-date on all current news and giveaways. * Adjusted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income. **Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state income taxes. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements. Revisions in Corn Field Guide Reduce Uncertainty Identifying pests, diseases, disorders and develop- mental stages in Midwestem corn crops just became easier. New and larger color photographs, updated in- formation on plant diseases and crop production, and additional topics are included in the second edition of Iowa State University's popular Corn Field Guide, now available for purchase online at the https:// store.extension.iastate.edu/, or call Warren County Ex- tension (515-961-6237) to order your copy. Growers and agronomists will appreciate new environmental crite- ria added to help identify diseases. "If a farmer is field scouting for disease and discov- ers something abnormal, he can use the photo and de- scription in the guide to begin to identify what might , be happening," said Daren Mueller, assistant professor of plant pathology and microbiology, who assisted with guide revisions. "Then, if he reads under the 'Environ- ment' section that the disease exists in moist cool condi- tions, but it's been hot and dry, he knows he needs to look further in the guide." Mueller is a principal investigator on the Integrated Pest Management team. of the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project, also known as the Sustainable Corn Project. It's a 10- university research project in the Corn Belt, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and led by Iowa State University. Team members are gathering and analyzing field trial data from 35 field sites and thousands of farm- ers in eight Midwestern states in an effort to create a suite of practices that make corn-based cropping sys- tems more resilient in response to climate change. Mueller's team collects and analyzes IPM data to assess the impact of the field practices on pests, weeds and diseases, under specific environmental conditions. Updating the guide was a collaborative effort be- tween ISU Extension and Outreach, Integrated Pest Management and the Sustainable Corn Project, said Mueller. More than 200 photos and illustrations are packed into this updated version of the pocket-sized Corn Field Guide. Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds. -Aristotle