From the Henry County Supervisors MeetingWritten by Theresa Rose on July 12, 2016
Henry County Auditor Shelly Barber said she has received a petition asking for the Mt.Union un-incorporation be put to a city vote. The Mt. Union City Council recently voted to dissolve the city government but anyone wishing to petition for a public vote on the issue could do so. The required number of signatures was obtained but the petition was not turned in on time in order to have an August 2 vote. The state allows certain dates for special city elections and the only one between now and the November general election is August 2. Since the petitioners didn’t meet the deadline for an August 2 ballot, the vote will have to be included on the November ballot. The auditor is checking with the state to see if a separate ballot to be counted by hand can printed just for Mt. Union.
Henry County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday. County Engineer Jake Hotchkiss let the supervisors know that crews are behind in mowing along the rural roads but will run both mowers as much as possible to catch up as well as continuing to work on the shoulders. There have been some equipment problems. And other road projects have taken precedence.
Hotchkiss also had an update on the 220th Street paving project….Cedar Valley completed paving last Friday and shoulder construction continues this week. Granular shoulders will be placed later this week into next and then work on final grading around curves. 220th remains closed to thru traffic.