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Supervisors Approve Law Enforcement Contracts for Rural Towns

Posted: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The cost for the law enforcement services in the rural cities in Washington County were approved at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Sheriff Jared Schneider explained the formula takes into account each city’s assessed property value, percentage of calls for each community, and population. Overall, he says most of the towns saw slight increases in cost, with the exception of Riverside that fell by about $500. He attributes most of the increases to the assessed value. The highest cost is Kalona at $88,386, which is an increase of $1,771 over last year. And the town with the biggest increase was Wellman with a $3,253 increase. The contracts run from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The City of Washington does not have a contract for law enforcement because they have their own police department.

City – 2018-19 cost (difference from 2017-18)
Ainsworth – $16,237 (+$202)
Brighton – $22,810 (+$708)
Crawfordsville – $6,964 (+$281)
Kalona – $88,386 (+$1,771)
Riverside – $52,581 (-$508)
Wellman – $49,701 (+$3,253)
West Chester – $5,906 (+$625)