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June 5, 2014

Supervisors approve RIZ resolution

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Three Sundown Lake homeowners attended the meeting.

It was reported at Monday's meeting that there are 352 lots platted at Sundown Lake. Currently, between five and 15 homes a year are being built and they have 80 homes there now. Out of the 352 lots, they have 25 still for sale.

In other action, the board approved:

• The vacation of 213th Avenue located north and east of Rathbun. The bridge on the road washed out during the flood of 2008 and a portion was closed.

• A 28 E agreement for Case Management Services.

• A fuel bid was awarded to Agriland FS Inc. based in Winterset.

• The hire of Todd Garrett Faris with the Secondary Road Department as part-time summer help effective May 27 at $12 per hour.

• Approved salary increases for two sheriff's department employees. Jonathon Printy's salary goes to 79 percent of sheriff's salary effective May 25 and Alyssa Cowan to $19.07 effective May 18.

• The abatement of $1,546 in taxes for BLL in Moulton at the request of the county treasurer.

• A resolution to set a public hearing for June 16 to transfer county property.

• Resolutions for the date of June 16 for public hearings for three proposed tax sales for one lot in Centerville and two lots in Moulton.

• The date of June 16 for a public hearing for a preliminary plat to be submitted by Secluded Land Company. They have identified 11 building sites near Honey Creek State Park that they want to develop.

As an information only item, Linda Rutherford was announced as the director/administrator for Appanoose County Public Health effective June 2 at $56,000 per year.

The next Appanoose County Board of Supervisors meeting is at 9 a.m. Monday, June 16 at the boardroom in the Courthouse.

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