Hancock County to Discuss Drainage and Budgets

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning to consider farm credit issues, drainage, and budgets for 2018. The weekly meeting will take place at the Hancock County Courthouse in Garner beginning at 9am. After reviewing the minutes from the February 27th meeting, the board will discuss farm credit applications.

The State of Iowa sets the percentage of monies that will be given back to the landowner of farms. The small percentage is calculated using the current value of the land in combination with other factors that are included into a formula to arrive at the figure. In one case, the board will have to re-allow a family farm credit application because the landowner died and his wife now owns the property. A second application will have to be disallowed because the presumed owner does not actually own the property.

Drainage matters will be discussed next and Hancock County Drainage Clerk Ann Hinders will join Kent Rode of the I&S Group to review financial issues concerning Drainage District 82. The board will first have to approve a fourth change order where the cost of the reconstruction was higher than estimated. The board will have to approve a fourth payment for the work done to the site.

The board will then hold an informal hearing with landowners along Drainage District 81. Repairs need to be made within the district and the board wants to hear all concerns before going forward with the proposed project. That meeting is scheduled for 10am.

The board will then meet with the Hancock County¬†Assessor at noon to discuss the Assessor’s budget for 2017-18.

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