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Offers for Mt. Union Community Center being accepted in September

Supervisors renew contract with ADDS, talk county roads
Aug 29, 2018

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News


Bids for the Mt. Union Community Center will be accepted to the Henry County Auditor on Sept. 26 by the end of the work day.

During a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, supervisors received no public comments regarding the sale of the Mt. Union Community Building. The title was transferred to the county earlier this month.

The building has a minimum bid of $30,000. The building will be sold “as is,” and is subject to any existing leases or easements on the property. People who submit a bid will have a chance to increase that bid during a public meeting when the bids will be opened by supervisors on Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. Each bid must be received in writing.

A public viewing will be held for the property on Sept. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.

During the meeting, supervisors also approved renewing the county’s contract with Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS). The county has held a contract with ADDS for preventive services many years, said Sarah Berndt, Coordinator of Disability Services.

ADDS assists the county by networking with the Henry County Jail’s nurse, who is certified in substance abuse, and can make referrals for treatment. “It’s very constructive for helping folks get into services a bit more quickly,” Berndt said.

Berndt said she recently got a call from a substance abuse provider for someone who had been in the Henry County Jail and had a referral made for residential treatment. Medicaid was ready to pay for those services because the paperwork had been done ahead of time thanks to this system.

“We’re saving our region and county money because we have that coinciding,” Berndt said, adding that it happens fairly often.

In other news, Iowa Bridge and Culvert will be closing Gabriel and 130th Street on Tuesday, Sept. 4 to replace two culverts and move to one of the other locations afterward, county engineer Jake Hotchkiss said. Work on the Ash Ave. bridge will begin Sept. 10, weather dependent.

Last week, territory operators cold patched on Old Hwy 34 near the Jefferson County line and hauled resurfacing rock to Salem Township. Throughout the week, territory operators continued blading, mowing shoulders and worked on signs.

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