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Supervisors complete business in 15 minutes

By Linda Wenger | Feb 26, 2013

The Washington County Board of Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday morning lasted about 15 minutes.

County engineer Jacob Thorius presented a tile crossing permit for Roger Buckingham of Brighton.

Buckingham was present and said the tile crossing would be a “win-win” for the county and himself. He will hook up tiling between fields and install terraces above the crossing. It will be an open (trench) crossing.

The supervisors conducted a public hearing on the matter and there were no public comments. The hearing was closed.

Thorius said the county would pay the cost of the crossing at a cost of $2,400. However, funds are not available at this time. Thorius said there is one landowner ahead of Buckingham waiting for payment, so Buckingham’s tile crossing expenses will be paid when funds are available, in accordance with the county’s tile crossing policy approved in 2011.

The supervisors approved the permit.

Sheriff Jerry Dunbar presented a personnel change. Jailer Jennifer Kannada resigned. Her husband is taking a job in Texas. She was hired Feb. 12, 2013. Dunbar said he would have to start the application process again.

Supervisor Jack Seward said his report about possible alternatives to the proposed Richmond lagoon wastewater treatment system would not get done this week. He had been working with someone from the Midwest Assistance Program. That person has been reassigned. According to the Midwest Assistance Program Web site, the program helps rural communities get safe and affordable water and wastewater systems.

The board met in closed session pursuant to the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5(1)(c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation may be pending.

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