Board handles routine business
The Washington County Board of Supervisors held a brief regular session Tuesday morning. They heard an update on the Richmond and Rubio sanitary sewer projects, acknowledged a raise in pay for the Veterans Affairs assistant, and appointed a reserve deputy.
Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. said that work is progressing on the final five residences needing compliant septic systems. He said he was going to meet with Iowa Department of Natural Resources staffers from Des Moines about the progress made.
The Veterans Affairs assistant will receive a 50-cent hourly raise as of July 1. The assistant has been with the office since 2011.
Sheriff Jerry Dunbar attended the meeting. The board acknowledged the appointment of Mark Pitlick to the post of reserve deputy. Dunbar said Pitlick works full time for the Iowa Department of Transportation. Reserves receive $12 an hour wage. Dunbar said that he has 15 reserve officers, which is under the 22 or 23 he would like have.
County Auditor Dan Widmer said that the statues on the exterior of the county courthouse were painted recently, thanks to Cathy Lloyd. She raised donations to repair the county courthouse clock chimes. There were enough funds left over, which were used to repaint the statues.