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September 8, 2010

County moves forward with flood relief

OSKALOOSA — The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors dealt with more road issues at its meeting Tuesday.

The supervisors passed two resolutions appointing County Engineer Jerry Nusbaum as the county’s representative to apply for FEMA and Federal Highway Administration funds to help flood-damaged infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Nusbaum also is applying to the Federal Highway Administration for funds to help repair flood damage to Highway G-71.

Board Chairman Lawrence Rouw told Nusbaum to go ahead with the G-71 repairs, just “use your discretion” when it comes to funds for the project.

In other action, the supervisors decided to send a lease for the New Sharon shop building to County Attorney Rose Anne Mefford for review before they take action on it at the next September board meeting. Supervisor Greg Gordy wants to ensure there are no county liability issues with the new bathroom facilities at the shop building.

The supervisors also unanimously approved a contract change with 10-15 Transit. Rouw said the contract is basically the same as before except for mile reimbursement for mental health services clients.

Rouw said the new contract will be “revenue neutral” for the county and 10-15 Transit.

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Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at oskynews@oskyherald.com

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