The Marion County Board of Supervisors appointed two community representatives to the Boone, Jasper, Marion and Warren Counties Regional Housing Trust Fund at their regular meeting on Aug. 13.

The county was required to appoint one representative from the private sector and one from the public sector. The board selected Knoxville City Mayor Brian Hatch to represent the public sector, and Sarah Buccheit of Pella Real Estate Service to represent the private sector.

The Board of Supervisors had previously approved going the Housing Trust Fund, which will private funding to assist with housing in Marion County.

The board also approved to award contracts for two highway resurfacing projects to Norris Asphalt Paving Co. Inc., based in Ottumwa. The company will resurface Highway G46 from T15 to T17, as well as Old Highway 92 from T15 to T17.

Norris Asphalt Paving Co. Inc. has estimated the start date for both projects at Aug. 24, 2020. County Engineer Tyler Christian says the county hoped the project could get started this year, but it is highly unlikely the project will begin this fall.

“Unfortunately, that’s the way DOT projects work,” Christian said.

During the meeting, the board had a discussion regarding road surface options on the 1,400 feet of secondary road in the 1300 block of 92nd Ave. They decided to keep the road surface as gravel, which is how it is currently surfaced.

The board also approved the appointment of Dr. Martha Errthum as Deputy Medical Examiner for Marion County.