Wapello County Courthouse

County Supervisors and Sheriff Don Phillips talked about the memorandum of understanding between Teamsters 238 (a union of law enforcement officers) and Wapello County. Meetings take place at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday (unless noted otherwise) on the third floor of the courthouse. Meetings are open to the public.

OTTUMWA — County Supervisors have a lot to discuss at Thursday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

One major point is in regard to the Hazard Mitigation Planning Survey. County Supervisor Jerry Parker said this is an event that takes place every five years.

“The survey is to give an update,” Parker said. “This survey goes to schools, city and county. It is a way of testing their knowledge on issues related to natural disasters.”

Parker said the survey was just sent out to these people. After Parker and supervisors get this information, they will put on public hearings where residents will be given the opportunity to share their input and criticism.

“Then we’ll be able to compile that and determine what changes are needed to make for residents,” Parker said, “as hazard mitigation activities are actions that are taken to protect people and property from natural hazard events like floods, severe storms and many others.”

One other point discussed will be the approval of roads’ haul damages. Parker said this is an agreement with a company just in case there are damages to roads. “This will fix and replace and pay for any damages so the company can fix them,” he said.

The supervisors meeting will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday on the fourth floor at the courthouse.

Chiara Romero can be reached at cromero@ottumwacourier.com.

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