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Washington and Keokuk Counties to No Longer Share Assistant County Attorney

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A current assistant county attorney in Washington and Keokuk Counties will soon be the Jefferson County Attorney. Washington County Attorney John Gish said with the election of Chauncey Moulding in November, there will be changes to the sharing agreement for an assistant county attorney. Currently the position is shared, effectively part-time in each county. Gish explained the situation at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, “In talking with Keokuk County, I think we’re at a point where we agree that the 28-E agreement should be terminated. I’m currently discussing a new agreement with them that would make the position a Washington County employee, still do some sharing for the short-term, and then beginning the next fiscal year, and I’ll make a proposal at budget time, but next fiscal year its my intent to have a full-time, a second full-time assistant county attorney.”

He said the agreement calls for a six-month notice, but both parties have mutually agreed with the change at the start of the next fiscal year. The supervisors unanimously approved the resolution terminating the 28-E agreement for sharing an assistant county attorney.