Winnebago council to look into veterans’ issues – Mix 107.3 KIOW

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will address a number of veterans’ issues at its Tuesday morning meeting that begins at 9 a.m. The board will first hear from Winnebago Director of Veterans Affairs, Mary Lou Kleveland. She will discuss salary increases for the Veterans Affairs Board of Commissioners.

The board will also consider a resolution that supports the Home Base Iowa program. This initiative encourages county businesses and organizations to consider veterans first when hiring someone for a job. The hope is to decrease the current unemployment rate among veterans. The board will consider the resolution and an accompanying public policy. If approved, the board will consider a draft memo for Home Base Iowa roadside sign locations to let anyone know that Winnebago County supports the Home Base Iowa initiative.

The authorities are increasingly concerned about human trafficking. Law enforcement is particularly concerned about the I-35 corridor where traffic may be more concentrated. Supervisors are urged to adopt an Anti-Human Trafficking Proclamation that addresses the problem. Law enforcement encourages everyone to immediately report anything suspicious to the police or sheriff’s office by calling 911.

Winnebago County Engineer Scott Meinders will update council on the status of secondary roads as well as any new projects. Drainage Clerk Kris Oswald will review with the council any issues regarding drainage in the county.

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