The Tazewell County Board unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Washington during Wednesday’s meeting.

“This renewal agreement between the city of Washington and Tazewell County is for the provision of services related to providing residential building inspections and plan reviews,” said Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman in the County Board’s Executive Committee report.

Under the terms of the agreement, services the county will provide to the city include inspections of new residential and non-residential construction projects, inspections of other residential and non-residential buildings as requested, and review of building plans as needed to ensure compliance with all appropriate building codes. Washington will reimburse the county at the rate of $50 per hour worked in the performance of obligations under the agreement.

In other business, the board unanimously approved a reorganization of the Position Evaluation Committee, which conducts job evaluations of county employees and recommends changes to the County Board’s Human Resources Committee. A motion to hire two deputies in the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department to fill vacant positions also met with unanimous approval.

“The deputy positions are vital to maintain adequate coverage and to reduce the overtime shifts needed to maintain the department,” said Tazewell County Sheriff Jeffrey Lower in a letter to the County Board.

A motion to approve the purchase of a 2020 Kenworth T800 Series tandem axle truck from CIT Trucks, LLC, for $124,735 was rejected by a 12-6 margin.