The Guthrie County Board of Supervisors convened in regular session Tuesday.

The meeting began with a department update from County Conservation Director Joe Hanner, who discussed progress on the electrical project at Nations Bridge Park. He also talked about updating the Conservation Board’s website, and suggested having a page for the Board on the County’s website with a link for more information about County parks and public areas at The Board took no action following the suggestions. Transfer Station Executive Director Jotham Arber told the Board he will be having a final meeting with all of the cities on a rate increase for a 28E agreement with the West Central Iowa Solid Waste Management Association on December 20th at 7 p.m. before the Board takes action on an increase for next year. He added there will be a budget workshop for the Transfer Station at 1 p.m. January 8th in the public meeting room at the courthouse.

Arber also provided packets of the applicants for the County Human Resources Director position. The County department heads will meet on December 17th to narrow the pool of applicants to five and will then do the first round of interviews. Three applicants will then be selected for final interviews, which will be conducted by the Supervisors. Next, the Board approved the 2019 property and liability insurance premiums from Becky Benton of State Street Insurance. Finally, the Board gave County Medical Examiner Dr. Josh Strehle approval to apply for a grant from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner to attend a state required Medical Legal Death Investigation course at St. Louis University this January.