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Tuesday News, April 7th


County Supervisors Will Not Hold Weekly Meeting

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will not be meeting today as there were not enough agenda items to warrant any meeting.



City Council To Hold Tele-conference For Its Meeting

(Le Mars) — Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Le Mars City Council will hold its meeting through a conference phone call. Any one wanting to participate in the city council meeting will need to call into the conference call at 1-(857) 232-0156 and use the conference code 658883.
The city council has a short agenda for today’s tele-conference meeting.
They will take action on an extension project involving well #14 and sanitary sewer. The council will also act on the proposed Central Avenue overlay project.



Streets Scheduled To Be Closed Today

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Street Dept. will be closing a couple of streets beginning today, Tuesday, April 7th. The East end of Park Lane will be closed from 8 a.m. till 12 p.m. . We will be closing the road right at Park Lane and 4th Ave. N.E. up to the driveway by the upper parking lot by the volleyball courts . The city will be trimming trees going through there.
The city also plans to close 1st Street Northwest between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue Northwest. A contractor will be doing some street repairs and the city plans to re-open the stretch of street by April 15th, weather permitting.



Property Tax Deadline Now Extended

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann, wants the public to know Governor Reynolds issued a new proclamation that extends the penalty date on property tax payments through April 30, 2020 to help give assistance
to Iowans dealing with the impact of Covid19‘s arrival in our state.

Payments can be dropped off in the drop box located inside the lower level entry of the Courthouse 8:00 – 5:00. Payments can also be made online at www.iowatreasurers.org , or mailed to the courthouse at 215 4th Ave SE.
Remember to have your payment postmarked by April 30 to avoid penalty.

The county offices at the Plymouth County Courthouse are closed to the public. Treasurer’s Staff continues to work and can answer any questions by phone or email.

If anyone has questions regarding property taxes, please contact the Treasurer’s office.



(Des Moines) — During Monday’s daily briefing, Iowa Governor
Kim Reynolds reported the latest numbers involving COVID-19 cases in Iowa.

Reynolds says she expects this week to be another difficult week as the numbers are anticipating of rising again.

Governor Reynolds is asking businesses to extend the time of being closed until at least April 30th. Reynolds also expanded the businesses that should close.

Reynolds has asked local law enforcement agencies to begin stepping up and enforcing rules about social gatherings. Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens addressed the responsibilities of law enforcement during the time of

Commissioner Bayans continues to explain the role law enforcement agencies as they protect the safety of Iowans.

Bayans asked Iowans to do what is right by staying at home.



Tyson Foods Shuts Down Columbus Junction Pork Plant

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) – Tyson Foods said Monday that it has suspended operations at a major pork processing plant in southeastern Iowa where more than two dozen workers have tested positive for the coronavirus. Spokesman Gary Mickelson said the suspension went into effect on Monday at the plant in Columbus Junction. He said it will last for the duration of this week and be revisited at that point. Mickelson said the plant’s 1,400 workers would continue to be paid this week despite the furlough. He said the company was diverting livestock shipments that were scheduled to be delivered to Columbus Junction to other plants in the region, such as Waterloo and Perry.