Roads and property valuations discussed by supervisors

Bethany Carson

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At the Butler County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 9, roads, property valuations, hog confinements and a utility permit were discussed.
     A resolution, presented by Engineer John Riherd, to revise the Butler County 2019 five-year road was approved. The revision is to allow for the early start of a project that involves hauling 250 tons of rock per mile on approximately 97 miles of gravel farm-to-market roads. The supervisors approved the Iowa DOT FY20 Butler County Secondary Road Budget and five-year Secondary Road Construction Program as well.
     “As far as bridge projects go, we have a pretty busy schedule for the summer. Our bridge crew is slated to build seven bridges, and we will be letting a large contractor-built bridge at the DOT on May 19,” Riherd said.
Property values
     The supervisors asked Assessor Michelle Shultz about rollback and land values. Residential fair market values were up in 2018, which is why residential valuations in Butler County are up this year by about 10 percent. Meanwhile agricultural values are down by about 26 percent due to production.
Read more in the April 18 edition of the TRIBUNE.

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