County defers taxes for Iowa Premium Beef

Tama County Supervisors on Monday approved a request to defer property taxes for Iowa Premium Beef.

John Stewart, CEO of the facility, was present to ask to defer its 2012 property taxes until May 2014. Supervisors said it was for the benefit of the county and passed a resolution for deferring payment of the 2012 property taxes until May 30, 2014. The county will abate all interest and penalties that will be due if taxes are paid by that date.

Stewart said the plant is scheduled to begin operation midyear 2014.

In other business, Tama County Engineer Lyle Brehm said shoulder work is currently taking place on Highway T47 north of Gladbrook. This was part of the asphalt projects being worked on this summer. Brehm said the shoulders around Union Grove Lake, also part of the asphalt resurfacing project, still need to be replaced.

Shoulders have been replaced on Highway E20 east of Garwin, another phase of the asphalt resurfacing project.

Work on Highway D65 near Dinsdale continues, he said.

Susan Jones, assistant to the county engineer, presented two utility permits for Windstream to do work on F Avenue in Carlton Township and also north of N Avenue and Highway D65, both involving laying copper cable.

Two new Tama County sheriff’s deputies, Brian Randall, from the Belle Plaine area and Casey Schmidt, from the Waterloo area, were introduced to the supervisors.

The next supervisors meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.