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Commissioners decide against elected coroner

Future steps still in discussion

DAVENPORT - The Lincoln County Commissioners officially passed an ordinance declaring the county won't have an elected coroner at a regular meeting Monday, May 20.

The move comes in response to House Bill 1326, which was passed in 2021 and contains a section declaring every county should have an elected county coroner, except in counties with less than 40,000 residents.

There, the county legislative authority may determine that no coroner shall be elected, which is the decision the Commissioners reached Monday.

The Commissioners cited the unaffordable costs of creating a new elected position i...


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