Board approves changes
The Washington County Supervisors approved a personnel change request for the Washington County Attorney’s office and approved two liquor license applications for events in the county, Tuesday morning.
Washington County Attorney Larry Brock said Assistant County Attorney Monica Slaughter’s last day would be May 30. She is leaving her position in Washington County to work for the Linn County Attorney’s office. Slaughter would begin her first day in her new job on June 2.
“I hate to see her go,” said Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward Jr.
Brock said he also hated to see Slaughter leave. He said she has been very dedicated to her job this past year with great results.
Seward again said he hated to see her leave and wished she was staying in Washington County.
A motion was made to accept the personnel change request. The motion passed unanimously.
The supervisors also approved a Class A liquor license application for the AMVETS Post 107 in Richmond. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said he had looked at the application and everything looked OK. A motion was made. The motion was approved unanimously.
A liquor license Special Event Class B liquor license was also approved for the Washington Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Tribute Night Committee for Saturday, June 7.
Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer said this liquor license was a temporary five-day liquor license. If the weather is rainy on Saturday, June 7, the back up plan would be to have the events out at one of the hangars at the Washington County Airport.
Washington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Redlinger said hopefully this wouldn’t be needed because the weather is going to cooperate and be nice.
Seward asked if everything met the insurance requirements the county required, and Redlinger said yes. The chamber has a $1 million insurance policy and the person providing the hangar at the airport for the event also had an insurance policy.
A motion was made to approve the liquor license request. The motion was approved unanimously.
Other items covered at the supervisors meeting included:
• approving a resolution to amend the 2013-14 fiscal year budget. Widmer said this wouldn’t affect anyone’s property tax in Washington County and was just moving funds from one account to another;
• approving the amended budget for the Iowa Department of Transportation. Widmer said this was also just moving funds from one account to the other;
• and heard from Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius that the price for road salt for next year will go up to $80.88 per ton from the state. Thorius said the county paid $64.23 last year and he checked around on prices but this was the best he could find.