Supervisors make short work of agenda
Seven minutes was time enough to take care of the business before the Washington County Board of Supervisors this morning. The agenda had three items to take care of.
Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski told the supervisors that due to the resignation of Dr. Lloyd Holm from the board of health, the board of health approved the appointment of Dr. Trevor Martin to the board. Holm will continue on the board through June of this year. Martin will begin on July 1, 2014.
County engineer Jacob Thorius presented a resolution to the board to purchase right of way for a construction project. He said the right of way is needed for a culvert extension project on Wayland Road. The purchase price to Donald L. Beenblossom Trust is $3,489 for 0.85 acres.
The board approved the resolution on a unanimous voice vote.
The final action Chairman Steve Davis explained was to approve the withdrawal of an application for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permit. In a letter to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the board stated, “The permit application was submitted by RUSS (Regional Utility Service Systems) and stated that a controlled discharge lagoon was going to be built to treat Richmond’s wastewater.”
The letter also noted that the date on the permit application was Oct. 2, 2009.
Davis said that because the lagoon project was canceled, there is no longer a need for the permit.
The board approved the letter.
Iowa Bridge & Culvert plans to begin the bridge construction project on Wayland Road April 7. Thorius said Wayland Road will be closed that day.
Supervisor Richard Young said that all the funds through the Low-Income Heat Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) have been spent. He said some people who cannot pay their utility bill may have their utilities shut off in April. He also said that HACAP is working on a policy that will make Old Main smoke-free.
Auditor Dan Widmer reminded everyone that the next board of supervisors’ meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, due to elections in the Washington and Mid-Prairie school districts on Tuesday, April 1. The board of supervisors’ room will be a polling place on April 1.