May 15, 2021

Union County Supervisors approve agreement with Guthrie County

Union County Board of Supervisors approved an environmental health services agreement with Guthrie County. The board also approved utility permits for Union County Roads Supervisor Al Hysell.

28E agreement

Per the agreement approved by the board of supervisors, Guthrie and Union Counties will be providing environmental health consultation to each other, should there be vacancies in staff between either county. Environmental health services provide sanitation, air and water quality to residents of both counties. The agreement is to make sure that staffing issues don’t disrupt the counties’ fulfillment of their responsibilities in meeting environmental health standards.

This was approved under a 28E agreement, which is legally defined as transferring jurisdiction and control of farm to market extensions within the city’s corporate limits.

Union County roads

Hysell reported that $143,000 shipment of gravel containing 11,327 tons was delivered to Union County. Hysell said some of the gravel will be used on Adams and 170th streets.

Supervisors approved utility permits for SIRWA for water lines on High School drive in Creston and Yellow Rose Avenue in Thayer.

Other news

• Union County’s 17-day average of COVID-19 is 9.2% while the seven-day average is 17%. Union County has had 27% of its population vaccinated so far.

• The Union County weed commission will begin destruction of noxious weeds May 15 through July 16. For more information contact weed commissioner Gary Blazek at 641-344-5255.