ORDINANCE #I.3

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICTS AND ELECTION PRECINCTS

 

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa:

 

Section 1.  Purpose:  The purpose of this ordinance is to establish election precincts and County Supervisor districts as the result of the population changes reflected by the 2000 federal decennial census, in accordance with Iowa Code Sections 331.210A and 49.7.

 

Section 2.  Boundaries of Election Precincts:  Tama County shall have sixteen (16) election precincts whose boundaries shall be as follows:

 

Precinct #1, BUCKINGHAM/ PERRY/ EAST CRYSTAL: Beginning at the northwest corner of Buckingham Township, at the corner of M Avenue and the Black Hawk County line (in line with 100th Street), thence East six miles to S Avenue, at the northeast corner of Buckingham Township, thence South on S Avenue (or in line with S Avenue) Twelve (12) miles to 220th Street at the southeast corner of Perry Township, thence West Seven and One-half (7.5) miles on 220th Street (or in line with 220th Street) to the centerline of K Avenue (in Crystal Township), thence North Six (6) miles on K Avenue to 160th Street, thence East One and One-half (1.5) miles to M Avenue at the northwest corner of Perry Township, thence North Six (6) miles to point of beginning.  (Including the city of Traer.)  [Precinct #1 is also described as all of Buckingham Township; all of Perry Township; and that part of Crystal Township east of the centerline of K Avenue; and the City of Traer.]

 

Precinct #2, CARLTON:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Carlton Township at the corner of Abbott Avenue and 220th Street, thence East Six (6) miles to G Avenue at the northeast corner of Carlton Township, thence South to 280th Street (in line with 280th Street) at the southeast corner of Carlton Township, thence West to Abbott Avenue at the southwest corner of Carlton Township, thence North to the point of beginning, (Including the City of Garwin).  [Precinct #2 is also described as all of Carlton Township; and the City of Garwin.]

 

Precinct #3, CARROLL/ ONEIDA:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Carroll Township at the corner of M Avenue and 220th Street, thence East Twelve (12) miles to the corner of Iowa Highway 21 and 220th Street at the northeast corner of Oneida Township, thence South Six (6) miles on the centerline of Highway 21 to 280th Street at the southeast corner of Oneida Township, thence West Twelve miles on 280th Street (or in line with 280th Street) to M Avenue at the southwest corner of Carroll Township, thence North Six (6) miles to the point of beginning.  (Including the City of Clutier.)  [Precinct #3 is also described as all of Carroll Township; all of Oneida Township; and the City of Clutier.]

 

Precinct #4, CLARK/ GENESEO:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Geneseo Township at the corner of S Avenue and the Black Hawk County line (in line with 100th Street), thence East Six (6) miles to County Highway V-37 on the Tama-Benton county line, thence South Three (3) miles on Highway V-37 and continuing South Nine (9) miles on Iowa Highway 21 to 220th Street at the southeast corner of Clark Township, thence West Six (6) miles to S Avenue, thence North Twelve (12) miles on S Avenue (or in line with S Avenue) to the point of beginning. (Including the City of Dysart) [Precinct #4 is also described as all of Geneseo Township; all of Clark Township; and the City of Dysart.]

 

Precinct #5, COLUMBIA:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Columbia Township at the corner of G Avenue and 340th Street, thence East Six (6) miles in line with 340th Street to the northeast corner of Columbia Township (in line with M Avenue), thence South Six (6) miles to the corner of M Avenue and 400th Street, thence West Six (6) miles on 400th Street to G Avenue, thence North Six (6) miles to the point of beginning.  [Precinct #5 is also described as all of Columbia Township.]

 

Precinct #6, WEST CRYSTAL/ SPRING CREEK:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Spring Creek Township at the corner of Abbott Avenue and 160th Street, thence East Ten and One-half (10.5) miles in line with 340th Street to the centerline of K Avenue in Crystal Township, thence South Six (6) miles to the corner of K Avenue and 220th Street, thence West Ten and One-half (10.5) miles on 220th Street to Abbott Avenue at the southwest corner of Spring Creek Township, thence North Six (6) miles to the point of beginning.  (Including the City of Gladbrook.)  [Precinct #5 is also described as all of Spring Creek Township; that portion of Crystal Township west of K Avenue; and the City of Gladbrook.]

 

Precinct #7, GRANT:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Grant Township at the corner of G Avenue and 100th Street, thence East Six (6) miles in line with 100th Street to the northeast corner of Grant Township to M Avenue, thence South Six (6) miles to the corner of M Avenue and 160th Street (in line with 160th Street) at the southeast corner of Grant Township, thence West Six (6) miles on 160th Street to G Avenue, thence North Six (6) miles on G Avenue to the point of beginning.  [Precinct #7 is also described as all of Grant Township.]

 

Precinct #8, HIGHLAND/ INDIAN VILLAGE:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Indian Village Township at the corner of Abbott Avenue and in line with 280th Street, thence East Six (6) miles to the corner of G Avenue, thence South Five (5) miles on G Avenue (or in line with G Avenue) to County Road E-49 (in line with 330th Street), thence East One (1) mile on E-49 into Tama Township to a point in line with H Avenue (at the northeast corner of Section 31 of Tama Township), thence South on H Avenue One (1) mile to 340th Street (the southeast corner of said Section 31), thence West on 340th Street One (1) mile to G Avenue (the southwest corner of said Section 31), thence South Six (6) miles on G Avenue to the southeast corner of Highland Township, in line with 400th Street, thence West Six (6) miles to Abbott Avenue at the southwest corner of Highland Township, thence North Twelve (12) miles to the point of beginning. (Including the City of Montour.) [Precinct #8 is also described as all of the City of Montour; all of Highland Township; all of Indian Village Township, except that portion contained on the Indian Settlement trust land for the Sac & Fax Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; and that part in Section 31of Tama Township, excluding that portion contained on the Indian Settlement trust land for the Sac & Fax Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.]

 

Precinct #9, INDIAN SETTLEMENT: Notwithstanding any other provision in the Code of Iowa, Indian settlement land held in trust by the secretary of the interior of the United States for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa and its trust land contiguous to the Indian settlement lying in Tama, Toledo and Indian Village townships of Tama county shall be an election precinct.  The Indian settlement precinct shall be redrawn to include land contiguous to the Indian settlement when such land is purchased by the settlement and added to the Indian settlement land held in trust by the secretary of the interior of the United States.  Upon recording of the deed transferring the land to the United States in trust, the county recorder shall notify the county commissioner of that fact.  If the commissioner is notified more than seventy days before the next scheduled election, the commissioner shall redraw the precinct for that election.  The commissioner shall notify the board of supervisors of the redrawn precinct boundaries and shall certify the redrawn boundaries to the state commissioner.  Land completely surrounded by the boundaries of the Indian settlement precinct, but not included in the settlement precinct, shall be included in the precinct in which such land was located prior to redrawing of the Indian settlement precinct.  The commissioner shall notify registered voters in each of the redrawn precincts of the change in the precincts and the proper polling place for those affected voters. [Pursuant to Chapter 49.7, Code of Iowa.]

 

Precinct #10, OTTER CREEK/ TAMA/ TOLEDO: Beginning at the northwest corner of Otter Creek Township at the corner of M Avenue and 280th Street, thence East Six (6) miles to the corner of S Avenue, thence South on S Avenue (or in line with S Avenue) Six (6) miles to 340th Street (or in line with 340th Street), thence West Eleven (11) miles to H Avenue (at the southeast corner of Section 31in Tama Township, in line with H Avenue), thence North One (1) mile in line with H Avenue to County Road E-49 at the intersecting line with 330th Street (at the northeast corner of said Section 31), thence West One (1) mile on County Road E-49 to G Avenue, thence North One (1) mile on G Avenue to a point in line with 320th Street at the southwest corner of Toledo Township (the southwest corner of Section 19), thence East  Four and One-fourth (4.25) miles in a line with 320th Street to the east Corporate limits of the City of Toledo, thence North on the east Corporate limits of the City of Toledo to 300th Street, thence East One-fourth (0.25) mile to K Avenue, thence North One-fourth (0.25) mile to where 300th Street continues East One and One-fourth (1.25) miles to M Avenue (or in line with M Avenue), thence North in line with M Avenue Two (2) miles to the point of beginning. (Including the City of Tama.)  [Precinct #10 is also described as all of Otter Creek Township; all of the City of Tama; that portion of Toledo Township in Sections 13, 14, 23, and 24, except the north half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14; and including a portion of Tama Township, except Section 31, and except that portion of Tama Township contained on the Indian Settlement trust land for the Sac & Fax Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.]

 

Precinct #11, LINCOLN:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Lincoln Township at the corner of Abbott Avenue (in line with Abbott Avenue) and 100th Street, thence East Six (6) miles in line with 100th Street to the northeast corner of Lincoln Township to G Avenue, thence South Six (6) miles to the corner of G Avenue and 160th Street, thence West Six (6) miles on 160th Street to Abbott Avenue (or in line with Abbott Avenue), thence North Six (6) miles to the point of beginning. (Including the City of Lincoln.)  [Precinct #11 is also described as all of Lincoln Township; and the City of Lincoln.]

 

Precinct #12, RICHLAND/ SALT CREEK:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Richland Township at the corner of M Avenue and 340th Street, thence East Twelve (12) miles to the corner of Iowa Highway 21 and 340th Street at the northeast corner of Salt Creek Township, thence South Six (6) miles on the centerline of Highway 21 (or its extension) to the Poweshiek County line to westerly extension of 400th Street at the southeast corner of Salt Creek Township, thence West Twelve (12) miles on 400th Street (or along the township line) to S Avenue, thence North Six (6) miles to the point of beginning.  (Including the City of Chelsea.)  [Precinct #12 is also described as all of Richland Township; all of Salt Creek Township; and the City of Chelsea.]

 

Precinct #13, TOLEDO 1/ HOWARD:  Beginning at the northwest corner of Howard Township at the corner of G Avenue and 220th Street, thence East Six (6) miles to the corner of M Avenue, thence South on M Avenue (or in line with M Avenue) Eight (8) miles, and into Toledo Township, to 300th Street, thence West One and One-half (1.5) miles to K Avenue, thence South One-fourth (0.25) mile to where 300th Street continues west to the east Corporate limits of the City of Toledo, thence West One-fourth (0.25) mile on 300th Street to the east Corporate limits of the City of Toledo, thence South One and Three-fourths (1.75) miles on K Avenue to the south Corporate limits of the City of Toledo (in line with 320th Street), thence West to a point in line with G Avenue , thence North in line with G Avenue (approximately 10.5 miles) to 220th Street at the northwest corner of Howard Township, the point of beginning, except that portion contained on the Indian Settlement trust land for the Sac & Fax Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. (Precinct including Ward 1 in the City of Toledo.) [Precinct #13 is also described as all of Howard Township, and Ward 1 in the City of Toledo; and that portion of Toledo Township, with the exception of Sections 13, 14, 23, and 24, described as part of Precinct 10; and except that portion of Toledo Township contained on the Indian Settlement trust land for the Sac & Fax Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.]

 

 

 

Precinct #14, TOLEDO 2:  Ward 2 in the City of Toledo.

 

Precinct #15, TOLEDO 3:  Ward 3 in the City of Toledo.

 

Precinct #16, YORK:  Beginning at the northwest corner of York Township at the corner of S Avenue and 280th Street (or along the township line when 280th Street does not follow the township line), thence East Six (6) miles in line with 280th Street to the northeast corner of York Township at Iowa Highway 21, thence South Six (6) miles to the corner of Highway 21 and 340th Street (or in line with 340th Street), thence West Six (6) miles on 340th Street (or in line with 340th Street) to S Avenue, thence North Six (6) miles to the point of beginning.  [Precinct #16 is also described as all of York Township; and the Cities of Elberon and Vining.]

 

 

Section 3.  Boundaries of Supervisor Districts:  The boundaries of the three supervisor districts shall be as follows:

 

Supervisor District #1 is made up of election precincts #1, 3, 4, 7, and 16.

Supervisor District #2 is made up of election precincts #2, 6, 11, 13, 14, and 15.

Supervisor District #3 is made up of election precincts #5, 8, 9, 10, and 12.

 

 

Section 4.  Effective Date:  This ordinance shall be effective on January 15, 2002, after its final passage, approval, and publication as provided by law.

 

Passed and adopted this 9th day of October, 2001.

 

 

Signed:                         

Jim Ledvina, Chairman

Tama County Board of Supervisors

 

ATTEST:   John A. Adams, County Auditor