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January 9, 2019 Washington County board elects Yoder, chair; Seward, vice chair
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In keeping with the board practice of moving the chairmanship among all five members, Washington County supervisors Wednesday, Jan. 2, unanimously elected Bob Yoder chairman and Jack Seward Jr. vice-chairman. Yoder, who replaces Abe Miller, previously served as vice-chairman.

The election followed the oath of office administered by Judge Daniel Kitchen to the newly re-elected county officials and deputy officials.

In other business, the board:

• Formally approved raises for Communications Department employees Brittany Baumert Stutzman, effective Feb. 4 and Lydia Powers, effective March 22. Both go from $19.85 to $20.80 per hour.

• Approved raise for Shelley Reed-Wulf as treasurer’s deputy, effective Jan. 3, from $20.52 per hour to $21.50.

• Approved termination for Steven P. Anderson, retiring executive director of the County Conservation Board, effective Dec. 31.

• Approved change for assistant county engineer David Patterson from full-time to temporary employee at $40.43. Patterson will be leaving the area in a few months.

• Approved a bid letting for road grading and surfacing project on Palm Avenue, south of Highway 92 for 3 p.m. Feb. 28. Work is expected to be done in the summer.

• Learned that last month’s proposed 28E agreement with Keokuk County was rescinded. County Attorney John Gish explained that Washington offered shared attorney services for one day and that Keokuk County wanted two, which would not work for Washington County. As a result, Keokuk County “went with another county.” Gish said he would not “at this time” be seeking a second assistant county attorney, but that could change after current intern Shawn McChurch’s tenure ends in April. McChurch graduates from the UI College of Law in May.

• Approved a number of appointments to county commissions, boards and committees.

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