OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved several appointments to boards and commissions, and switched up the chair and vice chair seats among themselves.
Most members serving on boards and commissions within the county continued their terms, so very little change was approved. However, one of the bigger changes comes in the medical examiner's office, where Don Kriegel and Aaron McConnell were approved to take the place of medical examiner Mark Hagist. Kriegel and McConnell will split any investigations that come into the office.
Jerry Parker was named chair of he supervisors, and Brian Morgan was approved as vice chair. Wayne Huit is simply a supervisor, but Parker and Huit are both up for re-election this year.
The supervisors are approved the list of boards they serve on, and there was only one change. Morgan will no longer serve on the Pathfinders board as the county is withdrawing from that group.
In other business:
• The supervisors agreed to abate taxes to Teresa Brown for a mobile home on 120th Avenue. Brown purchased a mobile on in 2018 on leased land that was not in her name, and outstanding taxes on that land amounted to $1,226. Brown has paid the taxes on what she owns.