The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday morning and the major topic of discussion involved bookkeeping and adjustments among county services and employees.
The Board approved a consulting fee of $23,400 to Elert & Associates to look at the current communication system for the emergency services within the county. The consult will help determine what system Mahaska County will need for a long-term solution.
The Board also heard from Heather Gross regarding AmeriHealth business agreement with the new privatized Medicaid system, which has gone into effect this month in the state of Iowa. AmeriHealth is the primary provider within Mahaska County among the three approved companies for the privatization plan. The discussion will continue at a special meeting next Monday.
The Board also approved a one-year agreement with Carosh Compliance Solutions, from a recommendation from the HIPAA committee. Carosh will focus on case management for compliance with protected health information within the county. The contract was approved for $13,750.
In other business:
- The Board approved the second reading of a speed ordinance for the county road just north of KBOE Radio and waived the 3rd reading, due to a lack of opposition to the ordinance
- The Board set a hearing date for an ordinance regarding roadway and bridge construction for the May 2nd meeting at 9 AM
- The Board received bids for a county farm property, and will determine the highest bidders for the two parcels of land next Monday
The next meeting of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors is set for Monday, April 11, in the Mahaska County Courthouse in Oskaloosa. The meeting will be called to order at 10 AM.