Cass Co. Board of Supervisor’s news


April 29th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Friday) approved the second reading of a Rural Addressing Ordinance. The ordinance would provide for an orderly street and address system in the unincorporated areas of the County. The first reading was held at their meeting last week, The third and final reading is scheduled to take place during the board’s meeting on May 4th.

The board also approved an expenditure appropriations change for the flow through of funds associated with public health grants. Auditor Dale Sunderman said as of this month the county had a flow through of grants amounting to $70,000. The extra grant monies came as a result of the Home Care Services division at the Cass County Memorial Hospital’s being moved to Iowa Health Home Care.

The appropriations change was necessary in order to meet the statutory requirements prior to paying claims. It states “Whereas grant funding which was flowing through the Cass County Memorial Hospital, is now flowing through Cass County,“ as a result of the Home Care Services change. The disbursement of those funds necessitates an increase in the expenditure appropriations for the local health department.

For Fiscal Year 2011 then, the General Basic Fund non-departmental budget would be reduced by $100,000, and local health budget would be increased by $100,000, which means a zero change in the budget.

In other business, the Cass County Board of Supervisors agreed to hold a special meeting 9-a.m. May 16th, to review bids for the northwest water-and-sewer project. The Atlantic Municipal Utilities board is expected to act later that same evening, on accepting or rejecting the bids which were received. The County will fund the urban renewal/tax incremental finance (TIF) project.