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Williamsburg Journal-Tribune (Newspaper) - September 21, 1978, Williamsburg, Iowa JOURNAL TRIBUNE J W VOLUME 81 SEPTEMBER 1978 NUMBER 38 Plans Wont Be Ready November Hearing For 149 Canceled The 2 public hear ing to review for the reconstruction of highway 149 has been Al though no date has been set to reschedule the meeting district engineer for the state department of tran James Loy said he hopes to be able to have it in Our plans are not ready to the point where we could go ahead and have the hear said Loy said the reason the meeting had been ed and then canceled was because of the time period necessary for advertising the and the num ber of hearings scheduled by The design department tries to anticipate that theyll be able to get the plans ready by a certain said This deadline is then fit into a schedule by he he did not know exactly why the state ces had canceled the meet but said it could have been that they decided they didnt have enough infon mation to the plans or something seen may have come not be able to meet this said He al so said that the plans may be ready for a hearing in a matter of a couple weeks af ter the original deadline had because of the number of hearings scheduled by the hearing could not be sche until months Loy said the re scheduling of the hearing at a later date would not ne mean the propos ed completion date of late 1981 would also be set back to a later We can still get to the letting dates and have the construction done on he The latest schedule for the highway released by DOT plans for aquisition to be completed by the end of 1979 with bid to and the to traffic by We like to have the Obituaries We are still on that sche said Loy This Week In The JT 50 Pages 3 Entertainment 5 6 7 81 nave a So we can answer any questions that might come For one reason or an the design depart ment found that they would Family 2 3 For The Church Iowa County Farmer Section C HAD LEAKY WATER MAIN The Williamsburg city employees woke up to an unpleasant surprise Tuesday morning as water from a leaking water main bubbled up between the bricks of Stale Grog Greene is operating the jack hammer to remove pavement near the edge of the while Steve Knock and supervisor Back Supervisors Meet Road Department Seeks Money The Iowa county second ary roads department was seeking to find money to pay outstanding bills Tues day until tax which is due is appor to A for for rock provided by Kaser cor according to bid specifications had been taken back by the engineer after being held by the audi tors department because there werent sufficient funds in the secondary road deputy auditor Lyle Shirley Dye told the board of A balance of was left in the secondary road fund following payment of 15 according to figures received from the auditors This Mon day an additional in road use tax money was re by the road depart ment and Tuesday the supervisors approved transfer of in reve nue sharing funds to the road department after no objectors were heard at a revenue sharing The road department also received in reim of FICA and funds paid in to the The total after the reve nue sharing funds were transferred equalled Forthcoming expenses in the road department in clude payrolls on 29 and 13 and which will be approximately In assistant en gineer Raymond Tomp kins added a portion of the Kaser had not been re in time for the Sept ember An esti mated will be due 3 in addition to the already outstand he During the afternoon ses Tompkins estimated to in bills would be coming due 3 in addition to the gravel and No estimate of property tax funds to be received by the road department when taxes are due 30 could be obtained from treasurer Ernestine Frontera said taxes had raised this and there was no way to accurately estimate much in tax revenue would be She told the supervisors during the afternoon ses that had been received from ag land and live stock exemptions and would be received from personal property What would be needed to make the to differ ence in bills coming she believed had already been collected in The road department will also be receiving funds from homestead she Money is received every from road use but that varies and also cant be she con Supervisors Leonard Thys and Bernard Elwood discussed transferring an additional in reve nue sharing designated for conservation projects into the secondary road The money has been approved for the but has not been trans ferred into the road Thys said the money should be transferred so bills could be The money could then be he Elwood opposed ring the conservation most of which are on the V might be Frontera was asked by the supervisors and Tomp kins if the road depart ments portion of property tax already could be apportioned them in ad Frontera respond ed that little in taxes had been received yet and that most was expected before the end of How the money from the exemptions could be ap portioned them right away if they wanted she Other road which are coming should the supervisors ap prove include they have committed for the Amana roads resur facing project and or more for grading the south half of the V which the supervisors have asked be included in a 7 bid letting in To raise the the have consid ered borrowing from other Poweshiek Dump One bid was received for cleaning up the open dump on the Poweshiek county line in section Lincoln That was from Keith Young which bid Completion date on the project was set for June and Iowa county was to provide a place for the garbage to be The supervisors also dis cussed with Earle Kluber on whose land part of the dump is located providing a place for burying the garb They presented Klu ber with an agreement whereby he would quit claim deed property to the county lor the burial and then the county would re lease the from any Please turn to page 11 Special Meeting Held Still No Decision On Koch Employment The Williamsburg city council again took no act ion on the future employ ment of Martin Koch as per manent police officer for the city police The decision apparently still rests on the psycholog ical evaluation test for Koch which had been re quested by mayor Robert Jones has requested that Koch be required to take a psychological evalu ation test similar to that re quired by the county sher the delay re concerned coun cilman Charles He was concerned that the test had been talked about for several months yet nothing had been done to put Koch through the test ing Jones told the council at the meeting that he would call the sheriffs office the next day to begin steps to ward putting Koch through the City clerk Teresa Phil lips said the decision on Kochs employment would come during the October meeting at the earliest pro viding the test results are returned by that The council also finalized the text of a general agree ment between new police officers and the city and a polich manual for the police The fv draft of the con tract for new officers will guarantee the city reim from the officer should he resign or be ter before two years had elapsed between his hiring and his resignation or The initial draft of the contract originally ed the reimbursement lot costs incurred by the city when the officer attends the Iowa Law enforcement A set dollar am ount reportedly will be in cluded in the final draft in stead of the prorated basis for The city requires attend ance of new police officers at the academy as a condi tion of employment with the city paying for the costs of training the new The city has reportedly had problems with new officers resigning shortly after their training at the acad emy has been The policy manual out lines rules and regulations to be followed by police of employed by the Phillips said the final drafts of both the contract and the policy manual will be typed and ready for ap proval by the council dur ing the October In other business the council also approved and awarded a contract to Pel ling for the repair ol sev en streets throughout the The cost lor oiling of these streets will be the county board of super visors has agreed to cost share the oiling for the street running past the cemetery on the east side of the The countys share m is WEA Agrees Open Meetings Set For Contract Talks negotiations for the 197980 school year be tween the Williamsburg public schools and the Will Education as sociation will begin in Oct ober with the first two meetings open to the pub The first of these sess ions will be The decision to hold the first two meetings open to the public was the result of a recommendation by the Iowa Association School Board IASB to follow the spirit of the new open meet ings law and an agreement between the school and the education association to fol low this The new Iowa open meet ings law states that the first two meetings for negotiations will be open to the During the first the law states that the education association will present their propos als for the new This will be followed with a second meeting during which the school admini stration will present their alternative The open meetings does not go into effect until Since most negotiating be tween schools and teach ers begins in the early these negotiations would not be affected by the new law until next Be cause of this the IASB re commended that the schools and education as follow the spirit of the law when negotia tions begin this During the August meet ing of the school members agreed to follow the IASB recommendation and request from the edu cation association pre sented at Monday nights board meeting agreed to the request from the the education association requested that both the association and ad proposals for the new contract be pre sented at the first I would assume then that the second meeting would be a true negotiating said school board member Tom The board agreed to the request from the education The board members also began pre for the ations by appointing Ayres as a board representative to the negotiating School Dale Pierce was appointed chief negotiator and senior high principal Robert Murphy was appointed to represent the The board also held a short executive session at the end of the regular meet ing to begin drawing up pro for the start of the negotiating Storage Building Pierce was also in by the board to be gin the letting process for bids on the storage build ing for athletic and grounds keeping The bids are scheduled to be op enduring the October meet the bid con tract will stipulate that Hjork onthe building will not begin until 1979 with a completion date of July The decision to delay con struction came following a recommendation from school board president Wil ber Joseph to allow the ground time to settle be fore placing any perman ent structure on the According to Joseph a large amount of landscaping will be necessary before the site is ready for the I do think if the ground was more it would be said Athletics The board also approved a new eligibility policy governing the school use of al cohol and The new rules require dismissal from athletic participation for any athletes found us ing The how require the to be withheld from one con test for a first offense in the use of alcohol or tobacco with dismissal from the squad if there is a second of The rules also require at tendance at practices un less excused and requires athletes to pass three sub the proceeding se mester for academic eligi Coaches attending the board meeting Monday night said the rules were ne to give the coaches some disciplinary powers and to give uniformity to training rules for all The board also asked Pierce to compile esti mates of added costs and the amount of interference with other extracurricular activites that a request from girls softball coach James Turner to intitule a program of fall softball would The school pre has a ball Turner said the gram was necessary to build a winning Organizational Meeting of a request from the board reap pointed him to serve ano ther term as president of the board and appointed Harold Flora Heit snusen to serve another term as board vice Joseph said many times he felt he did not have the time necessary to devote to Please turn to page 11 Lloyd Millers his donation lo Lucille Williams a Wars The auxiliary spent last Friday unit Satur day selling buddy poppies in Wil the proceeds of which will be used for the needy and disabled
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