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Halferty to make two presentations to Supervisors

Sheriff John Halferty was slated to present two items to the Jasper County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday’s meeting.

For the first item, Halferty will be seeking approval to accept a grant on behalf of his department from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau for the amount of $12,990.  The grant allocates federal highway safety funds in Iowa.

According to the agenda, the Sherriff’s Office would use $7,160 towards direct overtime for officers and $430 towards overtime for educational presentations.  The remaining $5,400 would go towards purchasing two preliminary breath test devices and on in-car video camera.

The second item is a 28E agreement between his office and Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division to provide tobacco enforcement in the county.  IABD regulates and controls all alcohol in the state. They also regulate the sale and distribution of alcohol and tobacco in Iowa.

County Engineer Russ Stutt will ask the board to approve two right of way contracts. The first contract is with Vermeer Farms for $2,009. The second contract is for $2,121 with Norman and Mary Van Zante. The contracts will allow the county to use parts of both parties land for use as a public highway.

The board will also vote on approving Jasper County Recorder Nancy Parrott’s August report. Her office collected $21,185.21.

Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at, trushing@newtondailynews.com

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