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County proceeds on landfill expansion

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing Editor

As a result of a report from Larry Clark, county engineer, at last week's Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors indicated that the Cherokee County Landfill proceed in rezoning 80 acres for an expansion of the landfill.

The process requires a public hearing, with public notice and direct notice of the neighboring property owners prior to the hearing.

Clark said there is always objections to a project like this. There may be fewer problems than other counties experience because the property to be used already belongs to the landfill and adjoins the present landfill.

Bud Clow, supervisors, said, "Don Pitts is doing a tremendous job at the landfill."

Also receiving praise at the supervisors meeting were the department heads and other county employees who kept spending down so that the end of the year fiscal budget was better than expected.

Ron Wetherell, board chairman, noted that Cherokee County was in better shape financially than most of the counties in Iowa, all of which were affected by the state-wide devaluation of ag land.

Wetherell noted that ag valuations will increase but the income from that will not come into the county until the year after next.

"You've done a great job, but there will be at least another year of biting the bullet," Wetherell told the employees present.

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