The Wright County Supervisors approved two items Aug. 12 to assist the Prairie Homestead Antique Power Show north of Belmond this weekend.
Taylor Avenue will be closed during the show (as usual), and the county will contribute $2,000 to the Belmond Fire Department for using water to control gravel road dust over the weekend.
The supervisors also agreed to an internal county loan of $550,000 at four percent interest over ten years to pay for road improvements at the ReNewTrients site along Highway 69 in the Dows area. The internal transfer will be used instead of getting a bank loan. The county expects a $144,000 state grant for the project, and ReNewTrients has agreed to pay $15,000 annually.
The board also discussed asking for bids on the lease for the 262 acres on the county farm. A bid notice will be published soon, with a closing date of Sept. 6. The supervisors will be discussing with the county attorney about putting an option in the new lease that would allow the same tenant without bidding every two years if the board is happy with the tenant.