The Wright County Supervisors Monday morning met with Joe Skinner and Greg Soenen on the Goldfield Dam project. The current dam is wooden and built 79 years ago.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is designing a rock rapid dam to replace the current one. Total cost of replacing the dam is estimated at $50,000 to $80,000. The Supervisors will write a letter of support for the replacement of the dam. There are also plans to look for rocks in farmers fields and in nearby quarries in Wright County. The Wright County Supervisors will apply for grants with Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Wright County REAP ( Resource Enhancement and Protection) Committee and the Wright County Charitable Foundation. A decision is expected by the end of September on whether or not grants will be available for this project.
In another matter, the Wright County Supervisors met with John Rohrer of the North Central Co-operative on the moving of anhydrous ammonia tanks from their Highway 69 site to the Co-op's fertilizer plant located north of Clarion in the next few weeks.
A tax abatement for a special assessment for the city of Rowan for a house to be demolished was approved. The total cost of the tax was at $415 with the total cost to remove the home at over $2,227.
Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Legislative Affairs Assistant Lucas Beenken met with the Wright County Supervisors to discuss the services that ISAC provides and try to provide better communication between their association and counties.
The supervisors reviewed the tax statement on the Wright County Social Services Building in Clarion with the taxes amounting to $16,378. The property is to be abated due to the building to be used to serve clients in Wright County.