The Ottumwa Courier

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November 13, 2013

VB Co. supervisors tackle many topics

KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday with many items on their agenda.

• Sheriff Dan Tedrow was present to discuss possible part-time employment of sheriff reserve officers.

• County Engineer David Barrett was present to update the board on various road projects including rock/project reports, SIDCA projects, Yellow Avenue bridge, Timber Avenue box culvert and asphalt paving.

•The county engineer was authorized to proceed to letting for a bridge replacement on Yellow Avenue over Little Cedar Creek 6 1/2 miles north of Bonaparte.

• Jim Meyers, representing the Worksteps Company, was present to discuss options regarding employee post-offer physicals.

• On the recommendation of the county treasurer, Tina Jenkins, Farmington, was appointed deputy county treasurer-auto, effective this date at an annual salary of 60 percent of the county treasurer’s salary.

• The chairman was authorized to sign new applications for homestead and military credits for the 2013-14 tax collectible year.

• The board approved one-time salary adjustments for the following county employees: Debbie Greenfield, $433.62; Paige Novak, $197.45; Susan Frey, $596.12; Joshua Sullivan, $715.89.

• The board approved a listing of county building valuations for insurance purposes on those county buildings valued over $50,000.

• The county auditor was authorized to destroy non-permanent records from the former city of Mt. Sterling including, but not limited to, blank forms, original records also being held by Van Buren County as permanent records, correspondences not specific to the former city of Mt. Sterling, invoices/receipts/bank statements/cancelled checks/deposit records/insurance policies/annual street finance reports that are more than five years old.

• On the recommendation of the county sheriff, part-time law center employee Robin L. Kovar, Bonaparte, was approved as an full-time dispatcher/jailer, effective Nov. 27 at a rate per union contract.

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