The Cass County Board of Supervisors this (Wednesday) morning voted to table action on a request from the CountyHistoricalMuseum for $20,000 in funding. Supervisor Chuck Rieken motioned for the move, so that museum representatives could appear before the Board during next week’s meeting, to make a case for the funding. If approved, the County would make the payment in two installments of $10,000 each, with the money likely to come from the Local Option Sales Tax fund.
In other business, the Board approved two requests for fireworks display permits. Both events would be held this Saturday (July 6th). The first came from the Lyle Marsh family, which is holding a reunion this weekend. The event will be held south of Atlantic, with 40 people in attendance, 30 adults and 10 under the age of 12. The other fireworks display is for the Abild/Alexander family reunion. The event will take place just west of the Highway 71 and 92 east intersections.
The requests were approved based on the requirements of the Iowa Code. Auditor Dale Sunderman reminds families who wish to hold fireworks displays next year, that they must receive the approval of the Board of Supervisors, if the event is being held outside the city limits of communities within the County. Receiving approval of your local fire chief is not sufficient to receive a permit for fireworks.
The Supervisors also tabled action on appointing two members to the County Compensation Board, because they feel not enough notice was given to the public as to gather both male and female applicants that would gender balance the board. The Supervisors instead approved placing an advertisement in local newspapers to inform the public about the current Compensation Board and other, future CountyBoard positions that will become available for applicants.