Tama County attorney finds supervisors too political

Tama County Administration Building, 104 W State St., Toledo, Iowa. SUN COURIER FILE PHOTO

“The last time that I had talked to Brent Heeren about the legal processes going on over here, he told me, he said it’s all political, he says I want nothing to do with it,” Supervisor Bill Faircloth said during the Monday, May 15 meeting of the Tama County Board of Supervisors.

The statement was made during discussion regarding hiring an attorney for the Board of Adjustment due to their possible issue with Mid-American Energy. Hiring an attorney for the board was eventually approved after it was agreed that the Supervisors would attempt to talk to Heeren, the current elected Tama County attorney, again.

Other business

-The supervisors also decided that additional informational solar hearings are not needed as everyone got to speak during last week’s hearing held in Toledo. Three hearings will be held after the solar ordinance is amended.

-More than $40,000 were transferred from one fund to another for the Sheriff.

-The FY23 Budget Amendment Hearing was had with the resolution passing.

-The supervisors approved the advertising for Zoning Board members and Administrator for two weeks, with a position start date of July 1.

-The County Engineer reported that work has begun on the Deer Creek bridge west of Toledo as well as that of the durapatcher by Gladbrook. Jerico will also be starting on dust control.