RUSS to re-do Argyle’s sewer system
Jefferson County supervisors report weekly about the committees they serve on in conjunction with being an elected county official.
Monday, board of supervisors chairman Lee Dimmitt said the Regional Utilities Service Systems is moving forward to re-do Argyle’s sewer system.
“It hasn’t worked properly since the beginning,” said Dimmitt. “The costs to re-do it will be 75 percent covered by a USDA grant.”
Dimmitt said he attended a dedication ceremony for Rathbun Regional Water Association Inc. new treatment plant located in Appanoose County.
“About 100-plus people attended, with quite a few regional politicians,” he said. “The new plant is nice.”
Supervisor Becky Schmitz attended the Workforce Development meeting and said it offers services for adults, youth and displaced workers.
“Indian Hills Community College will hold a groundbreaking Oct. 25 for its new business incubator program,” she said.
Work continues on having a state program for military personnel returning to Iowa after combat service to not have to pay income taxes on military pay and benefits.
Supervisor Dick Reed said he has discussed the security issues in the courtroom with the clerk of court office.
“It’s only a three-year-old system, we’ll need to check the warranty and insurance,” he said. “Power surges have caused about a $3,000 fix.”
Reed said a landscaping plan for the courthouse yard was created a few years ago. A row of evergreens has become too tall for trimming so they will be removed.
Reed reminded the community that Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development has a $40,000 fund to help businesses with low interest loans.