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February 25, 2014

Quick meeting for Supervisors

Knoxville — The Marion County Board of Supervisors met with a light agenda Tuesday morning. 

The only business action taken by the supervisors was to pass a resolution regarding Marion County credit cards and authorized limits. Marion County Auditor Jake Grandia explained that each department asks for what it will use. He was unsure whether or not credit cards are audited, but said that in the past, if there was an unpaid credit card balance, the name of the person who made the purchase was charged for it. Credit card companies pay closer attention to these than the Auditor's Office, he said. 

"It operates like any other credit card," Marion County Attorney Ed Bull said. "It says 'declined' if you're over your limit." 

The process through which the County's credit cards are audited and monitored mirror those in the corporate world, Supervisor Mark Raymie said. Chairman Craig Agan believes that any requests for balance increases should come before the supervisors. Authorized credit cards and limits on the resolution include: 

• Community Health Services of Marion County, $10,000

• Marion County Assessor's Office, $5,000

• Marion County Auditor, $7,000

• Marion County Attorney's Office, $5,000

• Marion County Conservation, $10,000

• Marion County Development Commission, $3,500

• Marion County EMC, $6,000

• Marion County Maintenance, $5,000

• Marion County Road Dept (2) $5,000 each

• Marion County Sheriff, $5,000

• Marion County Sheriff Reserves (3) $1,000 each

The supervisors also shared updates from their outside boards and commissions. Supervisor Jim Kingery reported that Early Childhood Iowa is going well and that Aging Resources is planning to make changes that will improve Senior Meals. 

Raymie reported that the mental health reorganization project is in the organizational phase. Position descriptions, cash flow charts and accounting codes will be discussed at upcoming meetings. Marion County is partnering with Mahaska County on a new mental health region, per Iowa Code. 

"I'm happy with where we're at now," Raymie said. 

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