Tama County Supervisors met Tuesday morning with Sheriff Dennis Kucera to discuss a new law which goes into effect on January 1, 2011. Kucera states the new law will allow individuals to carry weapons anywhere. Kucera's concern is the safety of this law, since it would include individuals or the general public, bringing weapons such as firearms, illegal knives or explosives in county buildings.
Supervisors stated they have a county policy regarding county employees carrying any such weapons. Supervisors told Kucera there is a possibility the county could pass an ordinance regarding this to protect people in public buildings owned by the county.
No action was taken at this time but supervisors will take the issue under advisement and bring it back on the agenda at a later date.
The board did decide to post signs on all county buildings stating the county policy for employees.Claims approved for payment for the past week came to $56,641,10.