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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Crawford County Supervisors discuss new pipeline, approve American Rescue Plan report
The Crawford County Board of Supervisors discussed upcoming inspections related to the Midwest Carbon Express Pipeline during their weekly meeting on Tuesday.
The board spoke with pipeline office administrator Tiffany Kruizenga from the engineering firm ISG about the Summit Carbon Solutions project. She told them the civil engineering group will provide soil-based surveys about potential impact upon the environment and local agriculture. She says a public meeting about the project will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5 at Memorial Hall in Manilla.
The supervisors discussed and took action on an interim report regarding how to assign American Rescue Plan funds. This comes after meeting with a committee of county department representatives about how to assign just over $3.2 million awarded on July 31st. The estimates featured $1.5 million for a new Public Health facility and $1.5 million for a county wellness facility. The list also included $100,000 each for county technology and courthouse upgrades with the final $67,000 left for miscellaneous projects. The supervisors adopted this preliminary report unanimously.
The board agreed to authorize Farm Service Co-op to take soil samples from the county farm for inspection of nutrients at an estimated cost of $1,223.60. They also resolved to pay an inter-fund temporary operating loan back from the general basic fund to bring HCCMS to a zero balance. The supervisors assigned Duane Zenk as property contact for the courthouse communications tower. They also asked talked about establishing a standard operating procedure for the property contact role and asked for a list of apprentice candidates who could train with Zenk to help with it.
You can find full supervisor meeting agendas and minutes here.
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