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August 3, 2016 Featured - Supervisors deny use of county roads over insurance concerns
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The Washington County Board of Supervisors held their weekly meeting Aug. 1, instead of on Tuesday, due to a city of Washington vote on a bond issue to go towards the Washington YMCA. The major topic of discussion for the supervisors was an application for the use of county roads by the Greater Southeast Iowa Tractor Ride.

Despite the sheriff and engineering departments giving their approval to the use, County Auditor Dan Widmer requested that the application be denied, due to the fact that event runner Steven Scholtus has yet to provide a certificate of insurance, with Washington County named as an additional insurer.

Scholtus did submit a hold harmless agreement with his application and in conversation with Widmer claimed that he has participants sign a waiver that, in his view, provides the necessary insurance coverage.

Widmer said he has not seen the document and said Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers,...

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