The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met for their regularly scheduled meeting and several bookkeeping items were addressed as we prepare for the new fiscal year on July 1st.
Among these, the Board approved the May bills, renewed the Heartland Risk Pool, approved the projected cost report for Targeted Case Management, approved a new computer maintenance agreement with Solutions Inc. and approved a resolution for Secondary Roads to get the G5T county road, which was formerly Highway 102, to the Farm to Market designation to get more grants to fix the road.
In other business, Chair Mark Doland said he heard a few complaints about the Farmer’s Market shutting down half of First Street in front of the courthouse during Tuesday afternoon and taking up the parking spaces. Vice Chair Willie Van Weeldon and Supervisor Mike VanderMolen disagreed, saying it wouldn’t hurt to try it out this year to get more traffic to the Farmer’s Market and then see what they should do moving forward. Doland also said it was more of a matter for the City Council, but felt it was important to at least address those concerns since it involved the county’s courthouse.
In other items, the Board unanimously reappointed Fred Bridges the Veterans Affairs Commissioner and approved a pay raise for Assistant County Attorney Bradley Kinkade in an effort to solidify and stabilize that position. Kinkade’s new salary is $55,000. He recently finished his probationary period.
The next scheduled meeting of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors is Monday, June 15th at 9 AM in the Mahaska County Courthouse in Oskaloosa.