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  • Drafting and enforcing policies regarding the County’s multi-million dollar budget.
  • Taxation.
  • Purchasing. 
  • Contract agreements. 
  • Grant agreements.
  • Public policy-making including such issues as health and human services, economic development, farmland preservation and solid waste management.
  • Holds title to County property.
  • Hearings and rulings on annexations.
  • Approving drainage improvements through ditch petition process.
  • Establishing water and sewer districts and making improvements.
  • Serves on boards and appoints members to boards and commissions.
  • Approves road and bridge improvements.