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07/19/2017 - 2:34pm
Members of the Eddyville City Council met in a rare closed session on July 13 to consider what to do about a contested land sale. The council, before the closed part of the meeting, discussed 208 Walnut Street with representatives of ISGroup. On July 3 councilors opened bids for properties at 304 and 308 South Second Street. Councilors discussed the bids at that meeting. Nick Batterson of...
07/19/2017 - 2:33pm
Board members met with Paul Greufe of PJ Greufe and Associates regarding a human resource audit. Greufe presented an executive summary of the 70-page report. Greufe said, “Human resources for counties works differently than the private sector. The makeup with external boards and commissions allows for some inconsistency. I expected to see...
07/13/2017 - 4:38pm
The first meeting of the new fiscal year brought forth a letter of accusation from former Mahaska County Case Managers. Laura Buch read a letter signed by the case managers stating they were unhappy with the way terminations of the managers were handled by the supervisors. The letter was read as part of the public comment portion at the beginning...
07/13/2017 - 4:36pm
Nine years in the making, the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center is about to become a reality. The board met with the Mahaska County Conservation Board on Thursday then met in special session Friday morning to accept the bids and move forward. Midwest Construction Consultants of Houghton presented information along with county...
07/13/2017 - 4:34pm
Rural residents have seen an increase in the theft of four-wheelers and all-terrain vehicles over the past several months. An investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office resulted in charges for at least four of those thefts. Charges were filed June 28 against 18-year old Tyler Jacob Hynick, 114 4th Ave. West, #2. According to a...
06/29/2017 - 9:42am
To no one’s surprise Mahaska County Supervisors voted 2-1 to exit the 28E agreement with the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa as it regards the building of a regional airport. Board chair Mark Doland had made the proposal for a resolution in previous meetings, but the formal resolution came before the full board at its June 19 meeting. Local...
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