Wapello County Courthouse

County Supervisors will canvass city/school election votes at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting. It will take place at 1:30 p.m. meeting at 1:30 p.m. on the third floor of the courthouse. Supervisors meet at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday (unless noted otherwise) on the third floor of the courthouse. Meetings are open to the public.

OTTUMWA — The results of the Nov. 5 city and school elections will be formalized next week when the county supervisors canvass the votes.

County Supervisor Jerry Parker said any absentee ballots that come in before the 1:30 p.m. Board of Supervisors meeting can still be counted prior to Election Day.

As it stands, residents selected Bob Meyers and Marc Roe to the city council on Tuesday. Four candidates advanced to the general election from the October primary. Myers received 1,443 votes and Roe 1,236 votes.

According to preliminary numbers, five new members were elected to the Ottumwa school board: David Weilbrenner, Christina Schark, Brian Jones and Morgan Brown have been elected to four-year terms, and Jeremy Weller was elected for a two-year term.

Three other points on the agenda will focus on the county’s renewal contract with HIPPA, a presentation by Eldon Uptown/Downtown and a camera server for the Wapello County Law Enforcement Center.

Parker said the contract with HIPAA is a contract renewed yearly and something not to be taken lightly.

“It guarantees privacy over protected health information,” he said. “The consultant on Tuesday will talk about new federal regulations to keep us out of trouble. It’s policies we need to adopt every year.”

Eldon/Uptown Downtown will give a presentation reaching out to supervisors to ask for a contribution. Parker said the organization may ask for $10,000, but it may change.

“They are reaching out to a variety of sources asking for money,” he said. “They got several sources of revenue. Some may not come through, other requests will vary. We’ll hear their story as to the project they want to complete.”

Parker said law enforcement officials will talk about a proposal to install more cameras around their facility in order to bring in more protection.

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

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