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Board of Supervisors approves various quarterly reports

The Board acknowledged multiple fiscal reports, including the semiannual statement of funds

The Washington County Board of Supervisors acknowledged and approved multiple reports regarding the spending and funds of county offices for the quarter — spanning April through June — at its meeting Tuesday morning.

Every item on the agenda was approved unanimously by the supervisors at the meeting. Bob Yoder was the only supervisor not in attendance.

The semiannual statement of funds, which looked at the county’s funds from Jan. 1 to June 30, was also given by Treasurer Jeffrey Garrett at the meeting.

At the beginning of the year, the treasurer had $17,352,904.17. Now, there is $16,249,580.50 in the treasurer’s accounts, according to the report.

The board also approved a resolution regarding the depositories of Washington County funds. The only change from the last resolution was an approved increase in funds held at the Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust from $10 million to $17 million.

The quarterly report on Veterans Affairs showed 10 applicants for assistance this past quarter, spending $2,718.90 from April to June. For the 2018-2019 year, $4,429.36 was spent on rent, utilities, provisions, medical expenses, funeral expenses and graves for veterans. There are 1,436 veterans in Washington County, as reported at the meeting.

In the county’s general assistance quarterly report, there were 13 applicants seeking assistance in rent, utilities, provisions, medical expenses and funeral expenses. The county spent $350 on assistance for the quarter and $3,298.61 for the 2019 fiscal year.

The quarterly recorder report from Recorder Jo Greiner showed that 1,211 documents have been recorded in the county for the past three months, including: 575 birth, death and marriage certificates copied, 34 marriage applications, 121 passport applications and 1,122 boat, ATV and snowmobile renewals and new registrations.

The quarterly auditor report from Auditor Daniel Widmer showed $1,964 collected in fees this quarter for the county, including $240 for plat books and $10 for fireworks permits.