County approves fireworks permits
With the Fourth of July drawing near, Washington County Board of Supervisors approved six fireworks permit applications and tabled one.
The applications approved were from Ken Miller of Kalona for July 3 with a rain date of July 4; Chuck Rogness/Richmond Shooters of Kalona for July 3 with a rain date of July 4; Kurt Lebsack at Hoot Owl Hollow on July 5 with a rain date of July 26; James Dunn of Washington on July 5 with no rain date; Lanny Kampfe of Iowa City on July 28 with a rain date of July 30; and Kenny Neff of Keota on June 28 with a rain date of July 12.
One application was tabled until next week for Tim and Robin Kiefer of Crawfordsville. The application lacked a certificate of liability insurance. If approved, they plan to use fireworks on July 4 with a rain date of July 5.
The fireworks permit application includes a $10 fee for the county. The applications also have to be approved by the sheriff’s office.
The board also approved a secondary road use request from Eric Dunn on behalf of Shiloh. The form states that Shiloh has had an informal 5K road race for 10 years in conjunction with a summer conference. There will be 50 to 60 runners and walkers involved. Most of the race will be on Shiloh’s property. The roads used as part of the race include 133rd Street and Nutmeg Avenue.
County engineer Jacob Thorius brought two personnel change requests. Secondary Roads employees Mel Miller and Doug Steele are retiring. Miller has worked for the department for 18-plus years, and Steele for 31-plus years. The board acknowledged the requests.
In other news, the board:
• approved Resolution 14-25 related to Kiefer First Subdivision;
• approved a service agreement to participate in the Iowa State Association of Counties’ Health Information Portability and Accountability Act program at a cost of $1,750;
• approved a service agreement with Cost Advisory Services Inc. to provide professional consulting services; and
• approved a certificate of cost allocation plan.
The supervisors changed their meeting date to Monday, June 30, which is the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year.