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The second-day story, with your help. Call Gazette reporter Adam Belz at (319) 398-8273 or e-mail him: adam.belz@gazcomm.com

Big day for the big five

I’m liveblogging it all here.

At 9 a.m., the supervisors settled on ballot language for the local-option sales tax vote, but couldn’t settle on the sunset for the tax. They want it to be five years, and by law they set it for all the jurisdictions in the county, but they don’t want to take responsibility for the sunset for all the other jurisdictions without them taking ownership of it.

At 11:30 a.m., the supervisors will meet with the Farm Bureau in Hiawatha. They’ll discuss salaries and the local-option sales tax, among other things. Should be some good questions.

At 4 p.m., the county’s Compensation Board will meet, and recommend the salaries for the supervisors and other elected officials for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It will be the latest installment in the supervisor salary controversy that began last January and simply has not gone away.

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