Residents concerned with proposed Tama County hog confinement

A concerned group of Tama County residents met with Tama County Supervisors about concerns regarding a proposed hog confinement in Lincoln Township.

As a result, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources postponed its decision until July 1 and a special work session on the Master Matrix for the supervisors is set for June 5.

Complaints sent to the board of supervisors included utilization of landscaping around the confinement, proposed manure storage structure, the truck turnaround area and manure volume, among other things.

In other business, a public hearing was held for a road classification in Columbia Township on a portion of 380th Street. Engineer Lyle Brehm told supervisors he had not had direct contact with all adjoining landowners and would like to delay a decision until June 10 for a final decision.

Gary and Linda Pearson, Clutier, were present to ask for reassignment of a Tama County Tax Sale Certificate for property at 409 Fourth Street in Clutier. This property adjoins their property. Treasurer Michelle Yuska was present and told supervisors there was a total of $1,286 needed to cover back taxes and expenses, plus a $10 reassignment fee.

Pearson offered $1,000 for the property plus the $10 reassignment fee. After deliberation, supervisors voted 3-0 to accept the $1,000.

Brehm stated there was considerable damage done to county roads from the last heavy rainstorm. Brehm stated there is a bridge near Dysart that will need to be replaced. One end of the bridge is 1 foot lower than the road and cannot be used.