The Ottumwa Courier

April 15, 2014

County signs law enforcement agreement with Eddyville

By WANDA MOELLER
Courier Editor

---- — OTTUMWA — A law enforcement service contract between Wapello County and the city of Eddyville received supervisors' approval on Tuesday.

Beginning July 1, Eddyville will pay the Wapello County Sheriff’s office $3,833 per month or $45,996 for law enforcement patrol of 15-20 hours per week within the geographical boundaries of the community as well as answering calls for service.

The agreement is for one year and will automatically be renewed for one-year periods.

In addition to signing the 28-E agreement, supervisors also approved the hiring of a conservation aide for the County Conservation Department. Jeremy Batterson will start working part time at $9.50 per hour doing various jobs.

In other business, supervisors:

• Approved amendments to agreements with River Hills Community Health Center and Wapello County’s Sheriff’s, Public Health and General Assistance departments. The amendments will allow for an increase in the amount the county pays for routine and major dental services. Routine dental services would be billed at $40 or 25 percent of the total bill per dental appointment (whichever is greater). Major dental services would be billed at $40 or 50 percent of the total bill per appointment, whichever is greater.

• Signed the purchase order for three dump trucks for a total of $488,307 with O’Halloran International in Des Moines.

• Signed an agreement with the Skilled Iowa Initiative that encourages employers to recognize the National Career Readiness Certificate to assist them in hiring workers with the right skills for the job.