At their meeting on Monday, the Wright County Board of Supervisors met with county engineer Adam Clemons regarding the cleanup as a result of last Wednesday's tornado near the Belmond area. The board felt that the response to the area affected by the storm was prompt. The main issue there were no injuries as a result. The Wright County Supervisors is requesting landowners in the rural Belmond area to please pile up all of the refuse collected in the fields to leave them near the blacktop areas of their residence by next Sunday evening, June 23. The items will be picked up by county maintenance staff on Monday,June 24. All maintenance employees will be picking up debris in the country in and around Belmond this week. All of the refuse collected will be deposited to the North Iowa Landfill in Mason City late this week and early next.
The supervisors approved the low bid from Farmers Coop in Dows for the fuel to be delivered to maintenance trucks and equipment. The bid was eight cents over the rec price.
In another matter the Wright County Board of Supervisors met with Wright County Economic Development Director Brad Hicks in regards to the county transit building located on the southwest side of Clarion and a grant with the Iowa Department of Transportation. The total cost of $430,000 is part of the grant for the project which is looking good at this point. It should be in three weeks when a decision will be reached on the grant from the Iowa D.O.T.
A 28-E agreement was approved by the Wright County Supervisors for the Iowa Precinct Atlas Consortium. The agreement is to allow a precinct official through the correct process to check and validate each voter based on the voter's specific situation.
The board also appointed John Brott of Clarion to serve on the Wright County Conservation Board for a five year term.