Delay the day again

Supervisors push back solar hearing for second time

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

Lightning struck for the second time at the April 24 Tama County Supervisors meeting. After considering a petition that was presented to the supervisors last week by local property owner Terry Kucera, the majority voted to once again delay the Solar Public Hearing.

The first delay was due to weather, or natural causes; the second delay has been caused by a 60-some-signature petition on behalf of people stating they want to get their planting done first.

On Monday morning, the decision was all but final, as two out of three of the supervisors had discussed the issue between meetings.

“It’s not gonna hurt anything,” Supervisor Dan Anderson said on the subject.

One citizen disagreed with the supervisors, saying, “What’s your last name Bill? Faircloth? You aren’t fair at all.” The motion to reschedule the Solar Hearing for May 9th at the Reinig Center passed two to one, with Curt Hilmer disapproving.

The engineer reported that contract rock hauling is done, and the blades are out running. X Avenue grade restoration is pretty much complete. Several crossroad pipes have gone bad and are being replaced.

The supervisors denied an invoice to pay for juvenile placement from the court of the Meskwaki Sovereign Nation. The contract with Cost Advisory Services Inc was renewed for the next three fiscal years.

The Auditor’s quarterly report was approved. The VA’s quarterly report was approved.

Claims totaling $387,065.69 were approved.