Supervisors hold up 911 funding

OSKALOOSA – Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Mark Groenendyk, Steve Wanders and Steve Parker are in a quandry regarding tax levy collected for 911 service since the court has nullified an agreement between the 911 service board and Mahaska County Emergency Management. Two questions arose at the Jan. 21 meeting as the supervisors met with county attorney Andrew Ritland.

Questions about what to do with the funds the levy has collected and what to do going forward were asked with no one having a clear answer. The controversy arose when the district court issued a ruling on Dec. 16, 2019 that a 2015 28E agreement between the Mahaska County E911 Service Board and the Mahaska County EMA Commission was void and unable to be enforced. The nullification came about when it was discovered seven of the voters were not voting members of the board.

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