The Ottumwa Courier

Wapello County

April 13, 2013

Officials ready to use new budget

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors are getting ready to use some of the funds in the new budget that begins July 1.

The supervisors will discuss the new budget and several other items when the board convenes next week.

Wapello County Supervisor Greg Kenning said Friday that a transformation grant is in the new budget and contains funding for projects for the county public health department headed by Lynelle Diers.

"Diers will be spending the funds on a lot of things needed for her department," Kenning said.

The supervisors will also consider appointments to the Wapello County Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Wapello County Planning & Zoning Commission. Kenning noted there are vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, and the supervisors will discuss filling those.

"If we have some people in mind, we can vote to put them on those boards," he said.

The supervisors will also discuss the new mental health region, which has been mandated by state authorities. For Wapello County, the new region includes Wapello, Davis and Appanoose counties.

Kenning also said the region will have a governance board that will consist of a supervisor, a patient advocate and the Central Point Coordinators from the selected counties.

"The new region is new territory for the county supervisors," Kenning said. "We have to decide what things, what mental health provisions, each of the counties will kick in on."

He also noted the current board will be the one to make all of the decisions. The region is a brand-new project, and current leadership will decide what will work and what priorities will be established.

"It's quite a bit of power, and it's brand-new territory," Kenning added.

The board will convene at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the third-floor boardroom at the courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

1
Text Only
Wapello County
  • 0417 OTT Beth Howard color cover -L -T -M 'Ms. American Pie' tours with her new book

    ELDON — With many hours and countless miles on her RV "The Beast," Eldon's pie lady, Beth Howard, is celebrating the release of her new book with a tour of southwestern states. Howard's second book, "Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bol

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • County signs law enforcement agreement with Eddyville 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 enfo

    April 15, 2014

  • County considers hiring conservation aide OTTUMWA — On Tuesday morning, Wapello County Board of Supervisors will consider hiring a part-time conservation aide at its weekly board meeting. The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the board’s meeting room located on the third floor of the c

    April 11, 2014

  • 0412 OTT Brush fire color photo 2 -T Brush fire breaks out on east side of city OTTUMWA — Late Friday morning, a fire broke out in a vacant area of trees and brush next to the Ottumwa Water Pollution Control Facility. Both the Wapello County Rural Fire Department and Ottumwa Fire Department were called to the scene of the fire,

    April 11, 2014 3 Photos

  • Wapello County Courthouse.jpg Courthouse to receive facelift

    OTTUMWA — First, Chief Wapello received a facelift. Now, it’s the county courthouse’s turn. On Tuesday evening, Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved spending $139,000 for repair and maintenance of the historic courthouse. Karr Tuckpointing o

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Another health care option OTTUMWA — If you didn't get your "mandatory" health insurance by the deadline earlier this week, you may have another option. Or two. "I'd certainly keep trying," said Greg Kenning, a Wapello County supervisor. He said it's his understanding that the

    April 2, 2014

  • Trial set in child pornography case OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa man accused in a child pornography case will go on trial this summer. Rass Kerby Jr., is charged with enticing a minor to engage in a sex act or simulated sex act and possession of media of a minor engaged in a sex act. He was a

    April 2, 2014

  • Wanted: People who love history OTTUMWA — If you have a love for history, Wapello County has an interest in you. Wapello County Board of Supervisors is considering withdrawing from the State Historical Society’s Certified Local Government program unless interested people are willin

    April 1, 2014

  • 0530 OTT flood damaged bridge -L Bridge repair tops county's 5-year plan

    OTTUMWA — Road construction in Wapello County will be taking on a different look in the next three years. On Tuesday, County Engineer Brian Moore told the Wapello County Board of Supervisors bridge replacement will be a high priority. “We’ll have a h

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0321 OTT animal rescue league update color photo -L -M Animal van trial set

    OTTUMWA — Trial has been scheduled in the case that preceded the rescue of hundreds of animals in Drakesville. Roger Blew, 45, of Drakesville, has pleaded not guilty to the four criminal charges he faced in Ottumwa. Police charged Blew with one count

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National