Mahaska County has been without a full time county engineer since last November, when Dave Shanahan resigned. Since then, the County has shared the services of Monroe County Engineer Jeremiah Selby. But at Monday’s (8/19) Mahaska County Board meeting, the Board voted to end its 28E agreement with Monroe County for Selby’s services and establish a 28E agreement with Keokuk County for their county engineer. Mahaska County Board Chairman Mark Groenedyk explains.
“They’ve got a lot going on in Monroe County right now and his time is really being pressed in Monroe County. So he asked to be relieved of his duties here So we’ve reached out to the Keokuk County Supervisors and Andrew, their county engineer. They’re in favor of working with us and sharing an engineer for the time being until we can find an individual that’s a good fit for our county.”
Keokuk County Engineer Andrew McGuire’s availability to work for Mahaska County is expected to be approved by the Keokuk County Board.