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Supervisors report rules revisions by watershed group
By AUDREY INGRAM
Times Herald Staff Writer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Carroll County supervisors on Monday discussed the agreement for a Raccoon River watershed association.

Supervisor Neil Bock attended a watershed meeting last week to discuss the organization’s bylaws.

Previously, the county decided not to join the watershed because of its rules that state any member could be dismissed for any reason and even if a member were to be dismissed, the watershed would still be able to use the entity’s power.

The supervisors and surrounding counties were able to persuade the watershed group to edit its bylaws, and Bock said the group now has a reasonable set of bylaws.

He said county attorney John Werden has approved all but one sentence of the 28e sharing agreement.

Bock said the word on the Raccoon Watershed is that it’s moving forward.

Carroll County has not yet revisited the idea of joining the watershed.

Chairman Mark Beardmore attended a state mental-health redesign meeting with the state to tell them that Carroll County may want to opt out of regionalization.

He gave a small speech during the meeting, which said he is an active advocate for counties to be allowed a fair opportunity to opt out of regionalization.

“My sole purpose here today is to caution the rules committee on setting the bar unrealistically high, in setting criteria unreasonably beyond meeting these basic requirements,” according to Beardmore’s speech.

His speech goes on to say that he had been told that it will be extremely rare for counties to opt out, but there is no language in the 54-page bill that has that same tone.

During his speech, Beardmore offered that the state should come to Carroll County and look at what the county has  accomplished with mental-health services.

He said Carroll County should be a model county because of its 100 percent consumer satisfaction.

“We are a model of efficiency,” according to the speech. “If you want to know where to set the bar, and mirror the criteria, look to us.”







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