Supervisors may charge for paperwork for urban renewal plans


OSAGE, Iowa – The Mitchell County Board of Supervisors is in talks to start charging for services provided by the deputy county auditor. Currently Barb Baldwin, who holds the position, does the paperwork for cities looking for urban renewal plans. However the time it is taking Baldwin to do that paperwork is taking away from her being able to do other parts of her job, so the supervisors are trying to figure out how to lessen the amount of tasks she has.

“County attorney Walk is checking into it now to see if other counties do it legally, if we can do it,” supervisor Shannon Paulus said. “It can be pretty costly to have $2,000 to $3,000 for other agencies and we don’t want it to be prohibitive, we just want to maybe hire additional part-time staff to cover her workload that she’s missing out on.”

Paulus says once they get that report they will make a decision on whether to move ahead with the changes.

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