Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


November 12, 2013

Supervisors approve grant for Attica-Pershing project

Knoxville — To enable Marion County to receive and administer a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Board of Supervisors had to approve eight separate documents at Tuesday morning's regular meeting. 

After consulting with Marion County Attorney Ed Bull, the supervisors combined what would have been eight separate actions into one. One motion covered the approval of the documents after all of the agreements were individually read. Documents include an agreement with the Region Six Planning Commission for Professional Administrative Services, Policy and Signature authorities for residential anti-displacement and relocation plan assistance, Procurement policy related to the implementation and administration of the CDBG award, Affirmative Action Program and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement, Public Notice for Affirmative Fair Housing Policy designation, Code of Conduct regarding administration of federal grant funds, Policy on the Prohibition of the Use of Excessive Force, Equal Opportunity Policy Statement and Subrecipient Agreement for Federally Funded Project between Marion County and Central Iowa Water Association. 

The grant will be used to improve sewer services in the unincorporated Attica and Pershing areas of Marion County. Marion County is acting as a "pass-through" entity for the grant funds. When the sewer project is complete, the system will belong to Central Iowa Water Association. 

In other board action, a resolution was passed to authorize bids and set a date for a public hearing for the courthouse clock tower project. Maintenance Director Cal Stephens said that the bids are due Jan. 10, 2014. The board will open the bids in a special meeting on that date. 

A contract will likely be awarded at a regularly scheduled board meeting on Jan. 14, 2014. Work is expected to begin on April 1 and be completed by July 1. 

Other supervisors' notes:

• Approved a zoning amendment from Commercial to A-1 for .66 acres of land at 1805 130th Place, Knoxville. Zoning Administrator Missy Poffenbarger said the land was zoned commercial to allow the owner to operate a trailer sales business. The reversion to A-1 is intended to help the land be sold. 

• Adopted the 2013 Comprehensive Land Use updates. Poffenbarger said this has been a long process, one that involved the assistance of Snyder and Associates, as well as input from County employees. The plan also considers what the cities of Knoxville, Pella and Pleasantville have planned for outlying areas that surround them. The plan is available for review at the courthouse. 

• The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. 

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