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RENSSELAER — In their second joint meeting of the year, the county council and commissioners met in joint session to discuss business that affects both of the boards. The commissioners were missing Kendell Culp, who is leaving the board after 18 years to take the seat of State Representative the first of the year. His last meeting was Nov. 7.

The two boards heard from Coroner Andy Boersma, who is requesting a full-time deputy coroner due to the number of deaths the coroner’s office has receives and the requirements by the state. “We’ve had 85 calls already this year,” he said. “It’s coming to the point where we need to hire a full-time employee to help with transportation.

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