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Secondary Roads – Sealed Bids

Equipment for Sale

Mitchell County Engineer’s Office

Mitchell County Engineer’s Office is accepting sealed bids for the following items, 

  • Hotsy Power Washer Model #810 4 gallons per minute, 1200 PSI

Coil leaks

  • White 1996 Dodge ¾ Ton 2×4 155,586 miles

Bad Transmission

  • 1967-1972 Pickup Boxes
  • 2012 Ford Escape XLT 194,004 Miles
  • V-Plow Balderson 7’ high 11’ wide
  • Wing 13’ Henke
  • Napa perfect additions full size pickup toolbox

The equipment is being sold as is, no guarantees, written or implied by Mitchell County Engineer’s Office.

Prompt payment of the purchase price that is offered within forty-eight (48) hours of notice of acceptance, and prior to possession, is required.

Equipment and Truck and can be inspected at Mitchell County Engineer’s Office shop, 3625 March Ave.  The hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

2012 Ford Escape can be inspected at the Worth County Courthouse 1000 Central Ave, Northwood IA.

Bids can be dropped off at the Mitchell County Engineer’s office on or before November 3rd 3:00 p.m.  Bids will be opened on November 7th at the board meeting during the Engineer’s update.

Any questions please call 641-732-5849

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Notice of Public Hearing – Ordinance #60

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Mitchell County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 8:45 A.M. on October 17, 2023, in the Board of Supervisors’ room at the Mitchell County Courthouse in Osage, Iowa.  The purpose of this hearing is to consider Mitchell County Ordinance No.60 which is entitled:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE DIVISION OF TAXES LEVIED ON TAXABLE PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE 2023 ADDITION TO THE MITCHELL COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AREA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 403.19 OF THE CODE OF IOWA

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available at the office of the Auditor of Mitchell County, Iowa for public inspection and copies may be obtained at the Auditor’s Office.  Anyone wishing to speak in support or opposition should be present at this hearing. 

The language of the proposed Ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE DIVISION OF TAXES LEVIED ON TAXABLE PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE 2023 ADDITION TO THE MITCHELL COUNTY URBAN RENEWAL AREA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 403.19 OF THE CODE OF IOWA

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Mitchell County, Iowa (the “Board”), previously enacted an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Providing For The Division Of Taxes Levied On Taxable Property In The Mitchell County Urban Renewal Area Pursuant to Section 403.19 of the

Code of Iowa”; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to that ordinance, certain taxable property within the Mitchell County Urban Renewal Area in Mitchell County (the “County”) was designated a “tax increment district”; and

WHEREAS, after public notice and hearing as prescribed by law, County has previously adopted and amended an Urban Renewal Plan for an urban renewal area known as the Mitchell County Urban Renewal Plan Area; and

WHEREAS, the Board after public notice and hearing as prescribed by law and pursuant to Resolution No.                                 passed and approved      2023, adopted an amendment to the said Urban Renewal Plan, which amendment included additional properties and projects within the project area located on real property within the project area, consisting of the lots and parcels within the boundaries described as: That parcel bearing Mitchell County Property Tax Identification Number 10-36-100-001 as of August 1, 2023; and

WHEREAS, the Board now desires to increase the size of the “tax increment district” by adding additional property.

NOW, THEREORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA:

Section 1. That all ordinances for the division of taxes previously adopted by the County with respect to the Mitchell County Urban Renewal Plan Area shall remain in effect and are not modified by this ordinance.

Section 2. Provisions for Division of Taxes Levied on Taxable Property in the Urban Renewal Plan Area Amendment. After the effective date of this ordinance, the taxes levied on the taxable property described above (the “Property”), each year by and for the benefit of the State of Iowa, the County and any school district or other taxing district in which the Urban Renewal Area Amendment is located, shall be divided as follows:

  • that portion of the taxes which would be produced by the rate at which the tax is levied each year by or for each of the taxing districts upon the total sum of the assessed value of the Property as shown on the assessment roll as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the first calendar year in which Mitchell County certifies to the County Auditor the amount of loans, advances, indebtedness, or bonds payable from the special fund referred to in paragraph (b) below, shall be allocated to and when collected be paid into the fund for the respective taxing districts as taxes by or for said taxing district into which all other property taxes are paid. For the purpose of allocating taxes levied by or for any taxing district which did not include the territory in the Property on the effective date of this ordinance, but to which the territory has been annexed or otherwise included after the effective date, the assessment roll applicable to property in the annexed territory as of January 1 of the calendar year preceding the effective date of the ordinance which amends the plan for the Urban Renewal Area to include the annexed area, shall be used in determining the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the annexed area.
  • that portion of the taxes each year in excess of such amounts shall be allocated to and when collected be paid into a special fund of the County to pay the principal of and interest on loans, moneys advanced to or indebtedness, whether funded, refunded, assumed or otherwise, including bonds issued under the authority of Section 403.9(1), of the Code of Iowa, incurred by the County to finance or refinance, in whole or in part, projects in the Urban Renewal Area, and to provide assistance for low and moderate-income family housing as provided in Section 403.22, except that taxes for the regular and voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy of a school district imposed pursuant to Section 298.2 of the Code of Iowa, taxes for the instructional support program of a school district imposed pursuant to section 257.19, taxes for the payment of bonds and interest and taxes imposed under section 346.27, subsection 22, related to joint county-city buildings of each taxing district, shall be collected against all taxable property within the taxing district without limitation by the provisions of this ordinance. Unless and until the total assessed valuation of the taxable Property exceeds the total assessed value of the taxable property in such area as shown by the assessment roll referred to in subsection (a) of this section, all of the taxes levied and collected upon the Property shall be paid into the funds for the respective taxing districts as taxes by or for said taxing districts in the same manner as all other property taxes. When such loans, advances, indebtedness, and bonds, if any, and interest thereon, have been paid, all money thereafter received from taxes upon the Property shall be paid into the funds for the respective taxing districts in the same manner as taxes on all other property.
  • the portion of taxes mentioned in subsection (b) of this section and the special fund into which that portion shall be paid may be irrevocably pledged by the County for the payment of the principal and interest on loans, advances, bonds issued under the authority of Section 403.9(1) of the Code of Iowa, or indebtedness incurred by the County to finance or refinance in whole or in part projects in the Urban Renewal Area.
  • as used in this section, the word “taxes” includes, but is not limited to, all levies on an ad valorem basis upon land or real property.

Section 3. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.  The provisions of this Ordinance are intended and shall be construed so as to fully implement the provisions of Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa, as amended, with respect to the division of taxes from property within the Urban Renewal Area as described above. In the event that any provision of this Ordinance shall be determined to be contrary to law, it shall not affect other provisions or application of this Ordinance which shall at all times be construed to fully invoke the provisions of Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa with reference to said Urban Renewal Area and the territory therein.

       Section 4. This Ordinance shall be in effect after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IN RE: Proposed Vacation and Conveyance of Vacated Western Avenue

IN RE: Proposed Vacation and Conveyance of Vacated Western Avenue, 66 feet wide running 366 feet long along and extending past the West line of Blocks 6 and 7 of Wolff’s Addition to Little Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa.
AND
A strip of land 20 feet wide running 200 feet along the South line of
Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Block 7 of Wolff’s Addition to Little Cedar,
Mitchell County, Iowa.

To Whom It May Concern:

The Mitchell County Board of Supervisors, acting under the authority of Iowa Code Sections 354.23 and 331.361, proposes to vacate and convey property in Mitchell County, Iowa described as follows:

Vacated Western Avenue, 66 feet wide running 366 feet long along and extending past the West line of Blocks 6 and 7 of Wolff’s Addition to Little Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa.
AND
A strip of land 20 feet wide running 200 feet along the South line of Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Block 7 of Wolff’s Addition to Little Cedar, Mitchell County, Iowa.

To Steve Abben and Duane Abben for costs anticipated to be $300.00.

A hearing will be held by the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting at 8:45 A.M. on September 19, 2023. Any person shall have the right to file, in writing, or appear personally at said hearing to present objections or comments. The failure to appear and be heard will result in a forfeiture of any right to object to said sale.

Rachel Foster, Mitchell County Auditor

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Public Notification System

Sign up for MITCHELL COUNTY ALERTS. In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email.

This is a free service provided by Mitchell County, IA, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers and Mitchell County, IA cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient.

Alerts sent from Mitchell County Alerts will originate from 69310 for text messages, (641) 555-5555 for phone calls and alerts@mitchellcounty.iowa.gov for email messages. Please be sure to save these in your phone and/or address book.

Sign up here. 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTBETWEEN A TO Z DRYING, INC., AND MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA

The Board of Supervisors of Mitchell County, Iowa, will hold a public hearing commencing at 8:45 o’clock a.m. on August 29, 2023, at the Mitchell County Courthouse, 212 S 5th Street, Osage, Iowa 50461, to consider approval of a proposed Contract for Private Development between A to Z Drying, Inc., and Mitchell County,, Iowa.
A copy of the proposed contract is on file for public inspection in the office of the County Auditor, County Courthouse, Osage, Iowa. The contract provides for financial assistance to A to Z Drying, Inc., through the City’s Tax Increment Financing program, to encourage the company’s facility expansion and the creation and retention of jobs in the community.
Any person or organization desiring to be heard shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at such hearing or may submit written comments prior to the date of said hearing with respect to said proposed development agreement. This Notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Mitchell County, Iowa .
Rachel Foster, Auditor

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Notice of Public Hearing, 2023 Urban Renewal Plan Amendment

Notice is given that on August 29, 2023 at 8:45 o’clock a.m., at the Mitchell County Courthouse, 212 S. 5th Street, Osage, Iowa, or by electronic means, the Board of Supervisors of Mitchell County will hold a public hearing on the question of amending he urban renewal plan for the Mitchell County Urban Renewal Area to facilitate the undertaking of new urban renewal project in the Urban Renewal Area consisting of using tax increment financing to provide an economic development 15A grant to A to Z Drying, Inc.. A copy of the amendment is on file for public inspection in the office of the County Auditor.
At said hearing any interested person may file written objections or comments and may be heard orally with respect to the subject matter of the hearing.
Rachel Foster, County Auditor

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2024 Courthouse Holiday Schedule

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January 1, 2024MondayNew Year's Day
February 19, 2024MondayPresident's Day
March 29, 2024Friday 1/2 DayGood Friday
May 27, 2024MondayMemorial Day
July 4, 2024ThursdayIndependence Day
September 2, 2024MondayLabor Day
November 11, 2024MondayVeteran's Day
November 28, 2024ThursdayThanksgiving
November 29, 2024FridayDay after Thanksgiving
December 24, 2024Tuesday Christmas Eve
December 25, 2024WednesdayChristmas

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