A resolution to approve the RUSS, Regional Utility Service Systems, exit agreement has been approved by the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Chair of the board and Washington representative on the RUSS board, Jack Seward explains the next step is for each of the member counties to approve this resolution. Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers also said he has reviewed the agreement and states it is satisfactory.

The agreement is for the exiting counties to pay 4.5 years of dues. Washington, Mahaska and Wapello counties are leaving the 10-member organization.