Supervisors to discuss implementation of county raises

Last week, the Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved pay raises for various county officials and on Tuesday, Human Resources Director Dennis Simon will break down some of the financial metrics of those raises.

Simon will explain to the board how, going into effect during the 2014-15 fiscal year, the 2 percent raises shall be implemented for county department heads, non-department heads and hourly employees.

County Engineer Russ Stutt will seek the board’s approval to purchase road gravel.  The agenda doesn’t specify the amount Stutt is seeking to purchase, but if approved, the county would pay $4.66 a ton from Stratford-based Stratford Gravel Inc.

The board will vote on an appropriation resolution. This resolution, if approved, would appropriate amounts from the 2012-13 budget to departments or offices within the county. It comes out to $117,624.

The Jasper County Board of Supervisors will also take a vote on supporting a measure by the Iowa State Association of County Supervisors. The resolution will be on increasing the amount of funds collected for the Road Use Tax Fund, which are funds used solely for roadways.

The association is asking to increase the state fuel tax across the board by 10 cents for no less than three years, increase the fee for new registrations from five percent to six percent and allocate new funding toward TIME 21, which is a state fund dedicated toward roadway projects.

Another item up for vote during the meeting is the Colfax Country Club seeking approval for a liquor license.

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