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June 19, 2021

5/19/2021 9:33:00 AM
Iowa County Board Supervisors approve upgrades for law enforcement center

The Iowa County Board of Supervisors gave approval to some safety features at the new law enforcement center that were requested by Sheriff Steve Michek.
Kraemer Brothers, the general contractor, provided a quote from architect firm Potter Lawson, Inc. that will add $34,576.00 to the price. The Sheriff's request is to reduce the scope of bullet resistant drywall and provide secure ceiling access panels where needed.
The quote for the project incudes drywall, keyed panel, two sets of screw-on panel and some key work.
Supervisors on the Jail Building Committee reinforced the need for the change for safety reasons. The board unanimously approve the change.
The board approved funding in the amount of $50,000 for the newly formed committee to study county participation in nursing home care. Funds will be used to obtain firm costs on building a new nursing care facility and will also be used to send a questionnaire to county residents to obtain opinions on a new nursing care facility.
The $50,000 was approved via resolution and came from the capital outlay account.
In a matter related to the present nursing home at Bloomfield Manor the board approved language that will spell out duties for part-time hospitality service aides. The plan is to create four 24 hour per week positions with duties to assist with greeting and directing visitors, distributing ice and water, accompany residents to dining rooms and other activities which are scheduled, assist with set-up for activities, assist residents with food prep, laundry assistance, and general daily needs of residents.
Land use changes approved were for:
-Al, Devin an Megan Kosharek for a 2.97 acre parcel from A1-ag to AR-1 ag residential in the Town of Highland.
-Wayne, Wendy, Nick and Juanita Jelle for five acres from A-1 ag to AR-1 ag residential in the Town of Linden
-Mark and Amy Wasley for 6.28 acres in the Town of Linden for rezoning of 6.28 acres and 13.25 acres from A-1 ag to AR-1 ag residence.
In other business the board:
-recognized Michelle Klusendorf on her retirement from the Department of Social Services.
-designated the week of April 26-30 as Workzone Awareness Week.
-approved the appointment of Ricky Rolfsmeyer to the SWWCAP board and Steve Deal to the long range planning committee.
-had a seminar on "conflict of interest" from Corporation Counsel David Morzenti.
-learned tours of Bloomfield are being planned by the nursing care study committee.
-heard that Pendarvis is being considered for national recognition.
-authorized participation in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources outdoor motorized recreation trail aids program that helps with maintaining snowmobile trails.

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