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May 23, 2013

Marion County supervisors to discuss animal control


-Approve a resolution adopting and approving tax compliance procedures relating to tax-exempt bonds. Auditor Jake Grandia said he received these regulations from the County’s advisor on such matters. The regulations will bring Marion County into compliance with federal regulations and puts an emphasis on the compliance officer, which is the Auditor’s Office. Raymie indicated that any time tax law changes, new regulations have to be adopted.

-Approved a slate roof maintenance proposal from Renaissance Roofing. Renaissance was the company who put the new roof on the courthouse, approximately eight years ago. Stephens said there are broken slates, missing slates (from falling off) and there are leaks in the courthouse. The one-week preventative maintenance project will cost $7,450 and should be done in August.

-Accepted the Marion County Sherif’s Quarterly Report.

-During the supervisors’ boards and commissions update, in which they discuss the happenings in the outside bodies they also serve, Raymie confirmed that Jasper County has withdrawn from the four-county mental health district. Mahaska and Poweshiek remain tied to Marion County in this endeavor, and each respective board of supervisors is expected to pass a resolution representing their commitment.

Agan reported that South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency Director Sara Bixby has resigned to accept a new position on the west coast. The agency will soon begin a search for a new director.

-The board entered closed session to discuss possible litigation. Following the session, Bull reported that the board elected to send a letter to an attorney, from whom they had previously received a letter. He said the county is not being sued, nor is it suing anyone else at this time.

-The board tabled a 28E agreement regarding mental health services. Kingery said this was an agreement with nine counties in which they worked together to receive services for a lower cost. Because of the new mental health districts, this agreement may no longer be allowed.

-The next regular board meeting is Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m.

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