The Ottumwa Courier

Wapello County

June 7, 2013

Supervisors to discuss grant fund

OTTUMWA — If the Wapello County Board of Supervisors agrees to team up with the city of Ottumwa, the county and city leaders could secure a Tiger Grant for the repair of Iowa Avenue.

The supervisors will discuss the matter during their next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the third-floor courtroom of the courthouse.

Wapello County Supervisor Greg Kenning said Friday the letter of support requests the supervisors to sign a letter of support and commitment of $124,993.

"We did something similar back in 2011, and the city tried to secure a Tiger Grant," he said. "This time the supervisors are matching funds so the city can get that grant."

Kenning noted the end of Iowa Avenue, from Cargill to the highway, belongs to the county.

"They want us to put in a turn lane at the end of Iowa Avenue," he said. "The county plans to commit $124,000, which is a bit higher this time because of adding the turn lane."

Kenning said Iowa Avenue has some major problems, and he hopes the grant will go through this time.

Also on the agenda is a proposed resolution to amend the Articles of Agreement of the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission. The action will affect the six counties that are members of RPC, including Wapello, Mahaska, Davis, Jefferson, Van Buren and Keokuk counties.

"We hope the resolution will go through for them this time," Kenning said. "Minor language changes are needed."

In other business, the supervisors will consider the 2013 Justice Assistance Grant Program. Kennning said the supervisors are planning to match the $2,218 grant.

"This time they're going to buy ammunition and 'simunition,' which consists of taser training cartridges and the less lethal bean bag rounds," he said. "The grant also includes simunition protective gear."

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