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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 25, 2014

County delays decision on letter of support

By Linda Wenger | Mar 31, 2014

A decision on a letter of support for a grant application wasn’t made this morning because the Washington County Board of Supervisors didn’t have enough information.
The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) asked for the letter as part of a grant application for funds for “Developing and Implementing an Economic Risk Assessment and Disaster Resilience Plan project aimed at helping businesses and organizations in Iowa’s Avenue of the Saints corridor better prepare for and recover from natural disasters,” as stated in a letter to the county supervisors.
Supervisor Richard Young said he wants to know what the grant would require of Washington County before voting to approve the letter of support.
Supervisor Bob Yoder, who is a member of the ECICOG board, said he also wanted more information. The grant application is due April 4, and ECICOG director Doug Elliott wasn’t able to be at this morning’s meeting to answer questions.
The board of supervisors tabled the agenda item.
After the meeting, Yoder spoke to Ed Raber, who is also on the ECICOG board. Raber said he would meet with the supervisors shortly before 2 p.m. today. The supervisors could then formally decide whether or not to approve the letter.
In other business, the supervisors:
• acknowledged a $100 a month increase to rent space in the Federation Bank building for juvenile court services; and
• approved a request from Richard Gilmore and USA Cycling to use county roads for the Iowa Gravel Road Race on April 12, in the northern part of the county.

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