The Ottumwa Courier

August 10, 2013

Energy efficiency on supervisors' slate

Courier Staff Writer

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors is hesitantly looking at an energy efficiency project.

Supervisor Greg Kenning said Bill Truitt, of EPM Inc., will speak to the board about energy efficiency.

"His organization does energy audits and he wanted to do one for our facilities free of charge," Kenning said. "But his only stipulation is that we need to consider doing something about our windows and heating elements before he will do that."

Energy efficiency projects haven't been very successful in the past, he said.

"We did one at the law center, but some things they promised that we do to save on energy costs haven't really paid off for us yet," he said. "So we go into those with a bit of caution."

Sasha Buseman will also be discussed as the new assistant jail administrator. Buseman would be the first woman to ever fill the position.

The board will also consider a $500 donation from the Wapello County Youth Fund to Ottumwa Babe Ruth for an upcoming tournament.

The board of supervisors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room on the third floor of the Wapello County Courthouse.