Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–At the Southeast Iowa Link (SEIL) Region meeting on Jan. 8, the SEIL Governing Board voted to table a motion to consider accepting Muscatine County’s second application to join the region for the 2020 fiscal year. Muscatine County chose to reapply after making a variety of changes to how they handle their mental healthcare services in order to better align with SEIL’s practices. The County also hopes to join the region seamlessly as they continue to work to leave the Eastern Iowa Region.

Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff Sorensen attended the SEIL Governing Board meeting. He stated that after lengthy discussion, governing board members voted to table the motion so that they could seek out more financial data before deciding. “It appeared that most of the lingering questions were around the financial impact of allowing Muscatine County into the region,” outlined Sorensen. “They have asked their finance committee to look at the issue and make a recommendation to the governing board.”

Though the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors had hoped the SEIL Region would recommend accepting their application at this meeting, Sorensen still feels optimistic that the SEIL Region will allow Muscatine County to join in fiscal 2020. “While we would have hoped for an affirmation at this meeting I am very encouraged by the response and dialog from the governing board. They are doing their job and asked detailed questions to protect the interest of their constituents and the SEIL Region.”

Soon, the finance committee will submit questions for the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors to clarify their financial situation and practices. Once the committee receives answers and provides them to the SEIL Governing Board, the board will decide whether to recommend adding Muscatine County to the SEIL region. If they recommend adding Muscatine County to the region, a majority of the boards of supervisors from the SEIL Region’s current eight counties will have to vote to allow it.

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