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Supervisors approve deal with Heartland Asphalt settling faulty blacktop installed on B-20


This news story was published on January 2, 2013.
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Supervisor Jay Urdahl and Judge Colleen Weiland prior to Supervisor meeting on January 2, 2013.

Supervisor Jay Urdahl and Judge Colleen Weiland prior to Supervisor meeting on January 2, 2013.

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday morning for their regular weekly meeting.

Various organizational proceedings took place.  Jay Urdahl was set as board chairman for 2013.  Mary Kelly was set as county engineer.  Other appointments were made to various boards, commissions and agencies.  See video for the complete list.

A resolution was approved authorizing county officers to destroy certain records that were 10 or more years old.

A resolution was approved designating official depositories (banks); First Citizens was the main depository for county funds.

County Engineer Mary Kelly said an agreement was made to settle a dispute with Heartland Asphalt over blacktop that was installed on a three-mile stretch of county highway B-20 that failed a series of tests. Kelly said that a pay reduction of 75% was made, from $32.58 per ton of asphalt to $8.15 per ton. The total adjustment comes out to $77,800. “It’s probably a fair adjustment,” Kelly said. “I believe the material out there is substantial. We may see some cracking that may occur earlier.”  A change order was already set to reflect the pay adjustment, Kelly stated.

Sheriff Kevin Pals indicted that an agreement with Lattice Incorporated for the jail’s inmate phone system was in place, and the board approved the deal.  Pals said the new phone system will allow “loved ones” to leave phone messages for inmates, among other new capabilities, and will be a small cost reduction to inmates as well.

Prior to the regular meeting, elected county officials were sworn in by Judge Colleen Weiland.

See meeting agenda here.

Watch entire meeting:

httpv://youtu.be/Zg2JUyBkWZA

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2 Responses to Supervisors approve deal with Heartland Asphalt settling faulty blacktop installed on B-20

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    Nomomma Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Maybe the caption under this picture should be:
    Judge, if I promise to start representing the people and quit screwing them–will you look the other way like you have with so many other cases recently??

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    January 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    WoW Matt,

    Urdal is Board Chairman. This will probably get interesting. Not to worry to much as he likes to get other people to do his dirty work.