The Ottumwa Courier

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March 2, 2013

Supervisors to tackle variety of issues

OTTUMWA — Military and homestead disallowances, capital loan notes and a tax abatement are a few of items the Wapello County Board of Supervisors will handle when they meet next week.

Supervisor Jerry Parker said Friday that the county wants to approve and authorize the issuance of a bond issue to do some road work.

County leaders will also be accepting a proposal to refinance an existing $80,000 bond issue because the bonds can be refinanced for lower interest rates.

“We’re also going to be approving for each year, an annual thing, military allowances on property taxes which, for some reason or other, the person doesn’t get the military allowance,” Parker said.

“That person may be passed away or no longer owns the house,” he added. “Certain people are getting homesteads, and we review these to make sure the right people are getting it.”

The board is slated to meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

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