Orange City, Iowa — Sioux County will soon have an assistant county attorney.
At their meeting this week, the Sioux County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution submitted by County Attorney Thomas Kunstle.
According to Kunstle, Sioux County continues to grow in population, growing to a population of 35,872 in the latest census taken in 2020. He says that along with such growth comes an increasing workload upon the County Attorney Office.
Kunstle presented documentation demonstrating the Sioux County Attorney Office, with two attorneys and five support staff, is currently one of the lowest-staffed offices in the State of Iowa compared to comparable County Attorney offices.
So Kunstle asked the county board to create an Assistant County Attorney position within the County Attorney Office.
The resolution stipulates that the county will need to raise the current County Attorney Office budget to add the position, but “in no event shall overall compensation increase by more than $110,000.” The measure passed unanimously.