The Ottumwa Courier

January 19, 2013

Funding resolutions on supervisors’ agenda

Courier Staff Writer

OTTUMWA — Three resolutions about funding are among the items on the Wapello County Board of Supervisors’ agenda next week.

The board members will consider an ordinance for the Local Option Sales and Services Tax, a resolution for removing buildings on leased land from taxation and abating the taxes and a resolution to approve the salaries for elected officials for fiscal year 2013-14.

Supervisor Jerry Parker said Friday that removing buildings on leased land is part of what the county treasurer’s office handles. He offered an example.

“If I own some land and you have a trailer on my land, then you lease the land,” Parker said.

At certain points the building doesn’t matter and has to be removed. However, the land still has taxes. The county can remove the property from the land, but the land still has taxes.

Parker said Ellen Foudree of the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission will confer with the supervisors about financial support for the commission.

The supervisors will also discuss the approval of a sales contract for the new Lektriever for the auditor’s office.

Parker said the Lektriever is a “great big file cabinet” that saves space by only viewing the files the user needs to see.

“The auditor will remove some desks and reconfigure the room and make it more service friendly,” he said.

The supervisors will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the third-floor courtroom of the Wapello County Courthouse.