The Dallas County Board of Supervisors recently recognized 12 county employees for their years of service.

Dallas County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recipients included Molli Loyd, Lindsay Mortenson and Mike Thomason, all for five years of service. Matt Ireland was also recognized for 10 years of service with EMS.

Nick Peterson with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for five years.

Other county employees recognized for 10 years of service included: Lisa Crawford with the recorder’s office, Teresa Shelton with the treasurer’s office and Ted Trewin with environmental health.

Those honored for 20 years of service included: Robert Lee with secondary roads and Patricia Penn with planning and development.

Tom Tierney with secondary roads was honored for 25 years of service and Larry Stone with the assessor’s office for 35 years.

The board also discussed drainage district 19 maintenance located north of F31.

According to County Engineer Jim George, the roads department received the request a year ago to clean out the ditch and has been in the process of receiving bids. However, only one bid was received.

"Our only bid came back at $45,000 which was above our $20,000 threshold," George said. "We bring this to you today with a recommendation for an engineer to complete the report and for us to move forward."

Although George said work most likely would not be completed this fall, he said he would like to get this project moving.

The board moved and approved George’s request. In other business, the supervisors:

• Approved a tobacco permit renewal with D’Lord Inc. out of Bouton; • Unanimously approved the Dallas County Sheriff’s renewal of a mobile shelving maintenance agreement, and;

• Motioned to approve four temporary road closures–H and I Avenues outside of Redfield; S and T Avenues between Adel and Waukee–for pavement of Raccoon River Bicycle Trail crossings. The motion was accepted by the board.