(Audubon) Audubon County and the City of Exira continue to work on a law enforcement sharing agreement following the retirement of Exira’s lone police officer.
A draft of a 28E agreement was approved by the Audubon County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday. Chairman Todd Nelsen says the 28E agreement is similar to the City of Exira’s original proposal to Audubon county but does include a couple of minor changes.
"Their proposal was that it could be cancelled within 30 days by either party. We agreed with that except we didn't want to go into the first year and go through the hiring process and purchase of the vehicle until we had a year agreement."
The other change is an increase in the re-imbursement from the City of Exira to the Audubon County Sheriff’s office.
“It's a four year agreement and we proposed a 2% increase each year so we don't have to try to re-visit the amount.”
The cost to the sheriff’s office comes at an estimated cost of $86,000 with the City of Exira to pay roughly $72,000 of that at least for the first year. The approved draft of the 28E agreement is pending approval from Audubon County Sheriff Todd Johnson before it can be considered by the Exira City Council.