by Steve Peterson
Plymouth County Supervisor Don Kass was elected vice president of the county-endorsed Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund (WIC-RHTF) Board of Directors as presented by SIMPCO), the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO.)
“The WIC-RHTF, which we approved last week (July 24) will be seeking a waiver from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) because it had to be separate from the Ida and Cherokee counties’ RHTF, it was determined at an organizational meeting July 30. The WIC’s RHTF will seek a 501.3c status,” said Kass at the supervisor’s July 31 meeting.
Kass said he expects a relatively quick decision on whether the two Housing Trust Fund groups can operate separately or will be forced by the state to combine.
“My feeling is the state will come back and say there needs to be more counties involved,” said Anderson.
In other county business July 31;
• Supervisor Mark Loutsch reported the Synergy Center remains financially ahead of where it was a year ago, according to its Board of Directors meeting.
• Supervisors received a letter of thanks from Prairie Township trustees for Local Option Sales Tax Fund money, which went to improvements at the township hall.
• County Road Engineer Tom Rohe reported the bridge deck should be poured on the west bridge being installed on County Road C-38 this week, Aug. 6.