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Environmental Protection Meeting in Williamsburg

  • 3/31/2016 6:35:00 AM
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WILLIAMSBURG – Drinking water and water monitoring contracts head up the April 19 meeting of the Environmental Protection Commission in Williamsburg.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Iowa County Conservation Board Nature Center, 2550 G Ave. in Ladora. Public comments will follow the monthly reports. Or, people may submit written comments to the commission by mail or email to Jerah Sheets, before the meeting.

On Monday, prior to the business meeting, commissioners will tour several animal feeding operations. The educational driving tour is open to the public, but interested people must register by April 14 to ensure enough clothing and equipment is available to maintain bio-security at the facilities. Register with Jerah Sheets at or by calling 515-313-8909. The tour will begin at 9:15 a.m. and continue after lunch.

Commissioners will meet for dinner at 5 p.m. April 18 at the Casa Tequila Restaurant, 523 Court St. in Williamsburg.

The business agenda for April 19 follows:

  •        Approval of Agenda
  •        Approval of Minutes
  •        Monthly Reports
  •        Public Participation
  •        Director’s Remarks
  •        Notice of Intended Action –Disposal of Yard Waste
  •        Contract with the University of Iowa on behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory – Black Hawk Lake Watershed Monitoring 2016-2017
  •        Contract with the University of Iowaon behalf of the State Hygienic Laboratory– Big Creek Lake and Beach Monitoring 2016-2017
  •        Amendment to existing Contract with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities for Viability Technical Assistance
  •        General Discussion
  •        Items for Next Month’s Meeting

o   May 17 – EPC Business Meeting, Windsor Heights

o   June 21 – EPC Education Tour, Appanoose County

o   June 21 – EPC Business Meeting, Honey Creek State Park Resort 


For agenda details, see:

Commissioners include Mary Boote, Des Moines, chair; Chad Ingels, Randalia, vice chair; Cindy Greiman, Garner, secretary; Nancy Couser, Nevada; Bob Sinclair, Sigourney; Gene Ver Steeg, Inwood; LaQuanda Hoskins, Bettendorf; Ralph Lents, Menlo; and Joe Riding, Altoona. Chuck Gipp is the director of the DNR.