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Neighbors Growing Together | Jun 20, 2018

County hires EMC manager

By Alexandra Connor | Jun 21, 2017



The Washington County Board of Supervisors convened Wednesday morning and approved a new hire to the emergency management coordinator position.

Marissa Reisen, of North Liberty, will begin full time in the position on July 10, said chair of the Board Richard Young.

Reisen, who has a master’s degree in emergency management, was one of 12 applicants for the position.

District 1 Board member Jack Seward, Jr. said the board was pleased with the hire and that Reisen was selected out of a pretty good pool of applicants.

The position for the emergency management coordinator has been recently shared by both Washington County and Keokuk County.

The Board also heard a recycling center update from Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA Waste who said that the size of the landfill has been down in comparison to that of April and May. By the end of June, Whaley said, the landfill is expected to cap at 118 tons.

Approved during the meeting were two highway easements, in which less than an acre of land from J. Michael Patterson and Roger and Mary Atlenhofen will be acquired by the county for a project they are working on.

County engineer Jacob Thorius said that both landowners were OK with the easements and that the land is being acquired for just over $900 total.

District 2 Board member Bob Yoder asked if the county now owns land or if it just an easement, in which Thorius said that the Patterson and the Altenhofen’s still own the land but do not have to pay taxes on sites in the easement.

The Board also approved a new position to the Engineering and Secondary Roads department.

The Board meeting concluded after an open forum in which each member discussed their plans for the week.

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