New emergency lights discussed during board of supervisors’ meeting

Kalani Steinmetz | Staff Writer

Following the approval of the minutes for the Aug. 27 board of supervisors’ meeting, Lyon County Auditor Jen Smit addressed the board at last Monday’s meeting regarding the possible upgrading of the current election equipment. The total cost of the upgrading will be $21,340. Fifty percent ($10,670) of the funds will be extracted from the General Basic Sub-Fund. Smit requested putting in a grant application for the other 50 percent. The request for this project was approved by the board. 

Lyon County Engineer Laura Sievers laid out a resolution which would give her authorization to sign Farm-to-Market projects. The board approved the resolution.

Sievers also requested approval for a plan to replace two culverts, one in Lyon Township between Sections 35 and 36 and one in Allison Township between Sections 16 and 21. The plan was approved by the board.

Jordan Kordahl, Rock Rapids city administrator, and Ed Reck, Rock Rapids fire chief, made a presentation asking if the City of Rock Rapids and Lyon County would be willing to each put $5,000 toward the purchase of emergency stoplight signals. Certain sirens on emergency vehicles would be able to change red lights to green lights. The funding would assist in an application for additional funds from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation, bringing the total grant request to $28,960 instead of the $38,960 originally needed. The use of the $10,000 was approved to by the board.

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