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Supervisors approve re-count for public measure

The Dexter Community Building, known as the “Dexter Roundhouse,” was built nearly 100 years ago.
The Dexter Community Building, known as the “Dexter Roundhouse,” was built nearly 100 years ago.

The residents of Dexter recently asked for a re-count on the Nov. 5 public measure which would help fund improvements to the Dexter Community Building, otherwise known as the Dexter Roundhouse.

On the November ballot residents were asked to continue a capital improvement reserve fund and levy an annual tax not exceeding 67 and a half cents per $1,000 valuation for 10 years toward improvements to the building.

However, the measure was passed down by one vote–55 votes were cast against the measure, and 54 votes in favor.

During the Board of Supervisors regular Tuesday meeting, the board reviewed a petition where over 10 residents signed asking for a re-count due to the closeness of the vote.

The board approved the request for a re-count on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. at 911 Court St. in Adel.

Other business:

• Approved a .50 cent salary increase request from the secondary roads department. The increase will be for those personnel who monitor road conditions from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. during the ice and snow months;

• Passed approval of a county employee blood draw. The event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12.;

• Heard from Mike Wallace, Dallas County Conservation Director, on a wetland mitigation credit purchase of .24 credits to Polk County Conservation. There are currently 17.4 available credits on the reservation; and, • Entered into a 28E agreement with Polk County for a joint maintenance agreement for the road south of Highway 44 for the City of Grimes.

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