The Ottumwa Courier

Wapello County

September 3, 2013

Public hearing scheduled for vehicle loan

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Sheriff's Office is one step closer to replacing three aging vehicles in their fleet.

The Wapello County Board of Supervisors set a public hearing to request a loan for three new SUVs for the sheriff's department. Sheriff Mark Miller told the board that the department has $31,500 to put down, and the loan would cover the remaining balance.

He added that they're not expanding the department's vehicle fleet but replacing some in serious need of repair.

"The three that we plan to replace, they each have 120-125,000 miles on them," Miller explained. "They have service maintenance needed on them, one needs a $2,500 repair, and we've just been waiting. That's what I'm afraid of if we don't get new vehicles on the road."

The public hearing was set for Sept. 17 at 9:35 a.m. in the third-floor boardroom/courtroom of the Wapello County Courthouse.

In other business:

Approval was given for a Southern Iowa Development and Conservation Authority (SIDCA) project application for state cost share funds. SIDCA covers 10 counties in southeast Iowa and works to build structures to stop soil erosion and find alternatives to bridges, to name a few projects.

Supervisor Steve Siegel explained that while SIDCA has been in existance for several decades, they haven't received additional government funding for the last two years. This has reduced available funds dramatically, he said. SIDCA will be meeting on Sept. 19 to determine how to spend the "last bit of money," he added.

The board also approved a maintenance agreement on the tape drive in the Wapello County Recorder's Office. The previous agreement had expired, creating a need for a new one.

Due the Ottumwa school board election on Tuesday, the next supervisors' meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and not on its regular Tuesday evening.

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