Here’s what you need to know from Tuesday’s meeting of the Story County Board of Supervisors.
Sanders named vice chair
The Board of Supervisors finalized their reshuffling of the current board for the calendar year following the switch in positions for Board Chair Linda Murken, who served as vice chair and Lauris Olson, who resigned as board chair, citing health reasons.
By a unanimous vote and approval, Supervisor Rick Sanders will fill the role as vice chair for the remaining calendar year.
Board approves 50-50 split for funding of Sheriff County’s MRAP vehicle
The board approved via a 2-1 vote to split funding 50-50 for the maintenance and fuel of the Story County Sheriff Office’s Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) tactical vehicle. Board Chair Murken was the dissenting vote.
The sheriff’s office employs the vehicle for training and showing purposes, but can also utilize it during a hostage situation, active shooter or rescuing a downed officer.
The costs will be split evenly between the general obligation fund and forfeited funds. Conversations for the MRAP started in 2015, and the vehicle was valued at $733,000, standing more than 11-feet tall and holding 10 people.
Story County to provide $10,000 per year in support for Story County Housing Trust
The board unanimously agreed to support the Story County Housing Trust application’s community match with fiscal support of $10,000 for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. The Story County Housing Trust provides affordable housing services for low-to-moderate income families, with thirty percent of the monies expended for incomes below 30 percent.
The Board of Supervisors made a proclamation of April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The board also approved permits for two upcoming special events, the Crushed Rock Classic bike race, planned for May 18, starting at Sunny Heights Bed & Breakfast and the Ames Triathlon, planned for June 30, starting at Ada Hayden Park.
Sanders said that next week the board will hear from affiliates with the Project StoryComm, the countywide emergency radio system upgrade, and will be tasked with finalizing the 28E Agreement for the project.