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Board Minutes – January 19, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from January 11, 2021. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Bill Lyddon has contacted contractors for inspecting the courthouse roof for quotes. He has not received any information back. The Hazard Mitigation process has started and on the county website and Facebook page there are surveys for input from the public.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Extended COVID-19 Leave from January 1, 2021-March 31, 2021 with flexibility on sick leave usage. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report and Quarterly Investment Report.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Doug Birt to the Adams County Conservation Board for a 5-year term ending. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on the bridge ratings.

            The supervisors took a break for lunch and reconvened for a budget work session.

            TIF Project work session was held. Phone conferences were held at 2:00 pm with John Danos from Dorsey-Whitney and at 2:45 with Scott Stevenson with D.A. Davidson.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – MATURA Exec Committee, Zoom, Jan. 18, Main Street, Corning, Jan. 12, Main Street EV Committee, Corning, Jan 12, Adams Community Foundation, Corning, Jan. 13; Birt – Conservation, Corning, Jan. 14; Scott Akin – Southern Hills, Zoom, Jan. 14, ACEDC, Corning, Jan 18; Maynes – Adams County Priceless Land, Zoom, Jan. 18.

The next board meeting will be held Monday Jan 25th at 9:00 am. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 3:06 pm.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 11, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from January 4, 2021. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Utility Permit #21-1 for Frontier Communications at Fig and 235th St. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Resolution #2021-4 Contract and Bond for Prescott 5 Bridge Project BROS-SWAP-C002(78)—FF02 was moved for approval by Birt, seconded by Akin and read as follows:

RESOLUTION #2021-4

RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT AND BONDS

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA, that the contract and bonds executed by A.M. COHRON & SON, INC., of Atlantic, Iowa on the 11th day of January, 2021, for the construction of the “ADAMS COUNTY BRIDGE AND APPROACH REPLACEMENT” project number BROS-SWAP-C002(78)–FF-02 and such other work as may be incidental thereto, within the County of Adams County, Iowa, as described in the plans and specifications, and which have been signed by the Board of Adams County, be and the same are hereby approved.

All supervisors voted aye to adopt the above resolution.  Motion carried.  The full resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

            Malone presented the Secondary Roads budget for FY 21-22, gave an update of the current projects and updated them on upcoming projects.

            Discussion was held regarding Employee Covid-19 Leave. The board would like to see a draft policy that an employee who tests positive can receive 2/3 of regular pay from Jan 1, 2021 through March 30, 2021.  No action was taken.

            Birt moved, seconded by Akin to increase the county burial assistance to $1,250 for cremation only. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Resolution #2021-3 Naming Official Depositories was moved by approval by Akin, seconded by Shipley and read as follows:

 RESOLUTION #2021-3

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Adams County Board of Supervisors that Adams County, Iowa approves the following list of financial institutions to be depositories of the Adams County funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of the Code of Iowa.

The Adams County Treasurer is hereby authorized to deposit the Adams County funds in the amounts not to exceed the maximum that is approved for each respective financial institution as set out below:

                                                                        MAXIMUM BALANCE         MAXIMUM BALANCE

DEPOSITORY NAME           LOCATION   UNDER PRIOR RESOL        UNDER RESOLUTION

TREYNOR STATE BANK       CORNING       $9,000,000                               $13,000,000

(AKA TS BANK)

THE STATE BANK                 CORNING          $100,000                                   $100,000

OF BROOKS              

PCSB BANK                           CORNING          $500,000                                   $500,000

The above resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa with all supervisors voting aye.  Motion Carried.  The full resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Recorder’s Quarterly Report.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley for approve the County General Relief Guidelines.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the claims are presented.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Solutions IncMaint            852.303
Chamber of CommServ            200.001
Adams Co AmbCont        4,166.661
Free PressLegal            512.263
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Serv              35.001
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs        1,250.001
AirgasWelding Sup            222.681
AkinRepair        2,254.021
Arnold Supplyrepair            928.221
Axon Enterprise, INCSafety & Prot.Sup            276.001
Luanne BrownReimb              18.001
C&J Wreckersrepair            400.001
CHI hospitalServ              50.001
Cintassafety              64.261
Marnie ClineConserv Bd. Exp              50.001
Cont Fire SprinklerServ            617.501
Cornhusker Intnlrepair        1,623.221
Corning MunUtil            422.942
Corning Tirerepair              99.001
Corning TireSup              55.051
Darnold Towingrepair            695.001
Stella DeWittROW              27.501
Dixon,MerlinReimb            177.001
Dollar GeneralSup              43.252
Farmers Mutualphone            296.141
Fastenal Cosup            296.531
GallsSup            274.961
Carl GoodsonReimb            175.001
Hotsy Cleaningrepair              15.631
IA Dept Pub SafetyMaint Agree        2,058.001
IA DOTsupplies        4,602.401
IA Law AcademyEdu        1,613.501
IMWCAIns        5,461.002
InfomaxRental            101.501
InfomaxEquip            116.412
ISAAEdu            650.001
Lexipol LLCMaint Agree      10,238.001
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair            100.001
Mail ServServ            137.331
Mann,CliffVet Affairs Comm.              30.001
Marion Co. Sher, IALegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              59.901
McCarty,Karlreimb              56.811
MediacomUtil        1,113.792
MOCICDues & Member            100.001
MidAmericanutilities              95.271
Midwest Servsup        9,961.201
Benjamin MullenReimb            139.892
Mullen, DavidVet Affairs Comm.            108.001
Newton Doorsrepair            738.321
Nichols Equipequip      28,424.661
O’Reilly Autorepair            154.981
Office Machsupplies              21.051
Omni SiteRadio Rep & Maint.            882.001
Pattison Sand Corock    111,375.001
Paul,TravisReimb              60.001
Al PeckhamReimb              24.001
Poor Boyz LLCSanit Disp            593.751
Power Planrepair            750.991
Prairie FabricationREPAIR              77.831
PrimroseFood & Prov        8,436.002
Ramsey’s MarketCust Sup              48.951
Red StarSup              44.701
Reiley,JimReimb            157.632
Rick’s AutoRepair            303.191
RJs PlumbingRepair            100.301
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp              25.001
Robinson ImpleREPAIR        1,039.021
Russell Farmsrow              57.501
Wayne RychnovskyReimb              24.001
Schafer Weldingrepair            522.221
Service TechsParts        1,941.101
SIRWAutilities              87.001
Stalker ChevRepair            214.521
Jamie StargellEmployee Mile & Subs.              24.701
TAW CompServ        1,392.007
Tractor SupplySUP            413.951
Treasurer, IAOther Svcs – taxes col        6,756.001
TS BankBank Charges              25.001
U.S. Bank EquipMaint Agree            189.451
VanguardMaint Agree        1,925.001
Verizon Connectradios            469.511
Verizon Wirelesscomputer              68.561
Vogel & Thom Hardsup            105.071
Wiechmansupplies        1,632.821
Williams,Tomreimb              30.001
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Serv              60.001
Grand Total     222,036.89 

            Budget Requests were presented as follows: Southern IA Trolley, Spring Lake from City of Corning, Attorney, Corning Library, Villisca Library, Recorder, County Sanitarian, Board of Supervisors, Public Health, Central Services,  Board of Supervisors, Central Services, Emergency Services, DHS, Other Human Services, General Relief, Court Admin, Legal Services, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environment Protection, Other Policy and Admin, Risk Management, Non Departmental.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – RC&D, Creston, Jan. 7; Birt – SICOG, Creston, Jan. 8.

The next board meeting will be held Tuesday Jan 19th at 9:00 am. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 4, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Auditor Becky Bissell. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Bobbi Maynes as the Board Chair for a one-year term. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Doug Birt to the Vice Chair for a one-year term. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 28, 2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. He was unable to purchase a bulldozer at an auction he attended.  Secondary Roads plow trucks pushed snow on Tuesday, Wednesday and one truck hit a few problematic areas on Thursday. Maintainer operators worked OT on the holiday of December 31st to get the gravel roads cleared.

Regarding the Hull Street Bridge replacement project to be let in February, Malone advised the board to increase the amount of working days from 65 proposed by the Iowa DOT to 80 and to move the late start date forward to June 7th to August 2nd.  These changes should result in more favorable bids and completing the project before winter begins.  He will contact the DOT contracts bureau and request the aforementioned changes be made.

            Motion was made by Shipley, seconded by Birt to make the Adams County Free Press the official newspaper for the year 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Akin moved, seconded by Birt, to make TS Bank as the Official Depository for the year 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to issue checks during the year 2021 per Section 331.506 of the 2021 Code of Iowa.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to set the mileage rate at 50 cents per mile effective January 1, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Jerry Peckham, Nicci Tucker, and Kathy West to 1-year terms on the Human Services Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Dr. Maria Fuller and Dr. Ryan Shuey to three-year terms on the Board of Health.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

            Akin moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Bill Lyddon as the Emergency Management Director for a 1-year term. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Jim Reiley as the Veterans’ Affairs Director for a 1-year term. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Dr. Stephen Gruba to a 1-year term as Medical Examiner.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Dr. Sheran Fernando to a 1-year term as the Assistant Medical Examiner.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Lisa Brown to a 1-year term as Medical Examiner Investigator.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Billi Vavra to a 1-year term as Assistant Medical Examiner Investigator.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Wayne Rychnovsky to the remainder of the unexpired term of Bill Shipley which is set to expire on 1/2/2025 on the Adams County Conservation Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Birt moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Rob Tucker and Carolyn Dixon each to a 2-year term to the Adams County Zoning Commission.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to make the following 1-year appointments to the Condemnation Board:  Real Estate Dealers – Ed Drake, Jamie McManis, Casey Roberts, Bruce Peters, Tom Miller; Loan Officers and Bankers – Mona Douglas, Burton Heaton, Jim Heaton, Kelly Herring, Julia Paul; Agricultural Owners – Jim Amdor, Lowell Evans, Michael Fourez, Janice Shepherd, Kyle Shipley, Judy Loonan; City Property Owners – Dick Blazek, Beth Waddle, Jerry Getter, John Greenlee, Pat Shipley, Nicci Tucker.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Shipley moved, Dixon seconded to appoint Nancy Carmichael, Saundra Leininger, Joan Haley, Dick Blazek, Guy Brace, Darrell Arntzen, Linda Sargent, and Jon Brokaw to 2-year terms to the Certified Local Government Commission.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.      

            Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Wayne Rychnovsky, Anita Mittag and Rob Tucker to 5-year terms to the Adams County Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.                                                                                  

            Akin moved, seconded by Dixon the following appointments to the various board and committees within the county that the members of the Board of Supervisors serve:  Doug Birt- ACCS, Adams/Adair/Union Decaterization Board, DHS Service Area Advisory Board, SICOG, Juvenile Court Services, Heartland Management Alliance; Merlin Dixon- ATURA, Courthouse and Jail Committee, Hungry Canyon, Iowa Workforce Development CEO Board, REAP, Regional E-911 Board, Southern Iowa Trolley; LWDB – Local Workforce Development Board; Scott Akin –5th Judicial District Board, Adams-Taylor County Landfill, ATURA (Alternate), CHI Health Mercy Corning Community Board of Directors, Emergency Management, SICOG (Alternate), Southern Hills Regional Mental Health, ACEDC;  Bobbi Maynes – ACCS (Alternate), Adams County Courthouse Security Committee, Adams-Taylor County Landfill (Alternate), Connections Area Agency on Aging, Crossroads, Emergency Management (Alternate), MATURA Advisory Board (Alternate), MATURA Board of Directors (Alternate), R C & D – Local and Regional; Leland Shipley – Adams Community Foundation, LOST Control Committee, Courthouse and Jail Committee, Heartland Management Alliance (Alternate), Local MATURA Advisory Board, MATURA Board of Directors, Main Street Corning.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the 2021 Holiday Closing Schedule as follows:  Monday, January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King Day; Monday, February 15, 2021 – President’s Day; Monday, May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day; Monday, July 5, 2021 – Independence Day (observed); Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labor Day; Thursday, November 11, 2021 – Veteran’s Day; Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, 2021 – Thanksgiving; Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve and Christmas (observed); and Thursday, December 30, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (observed).  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2020-1 to make all the appointments official. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2021-2 the Master Matrix pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Budgets presented were as follows: Treasurer.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, Dec. 28; Dixon – SCI 911, via Zoom, Dec. 30.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Adams County Gross Wage Summary 1/1/2020-12/31-2020

Sarah M Adamson                                 $12,800.00
Scott J. Akin                                    $20,835.08
Donald J Ashenfelter                            $48,389.12
Bobbi J Baker-Maynes                             $20,931.08
Nancy K Barnes                                 $53,430.22
Kevin S Behlers                                  $47,781.13
 Kelli Bemis                                      $40,885.84
 Douglas A Birt                                   $21,060.08
 Kolby J Bissell                                  $47,677.12
 Rebecca Bissell                                  $53,430.22
 Thomas W Boswell                                  $7,824.00
 Lisa A Brown                                    $36,608.78
 Bradley D Campbell                                $21,273.21
Karen Carl                                        $40,479.23
 Lee J Cobb                                        $47,781.13
Bruce A Damewood                                  $49,277.60
 Amy E Detlaff                                 $42,688.99
Merlin R Dixon                                    $20,835.08
Cory S Dorsey                                   $49,823.18
 Terry Evans                                         $150.00
 Kyle D Freshour                                 $48,405.13
Laton C Goodson JR                                $16,896.62
 Michael D Gray                                    $40,412.08
 Faith A Grebner                                    $9,530.25
 Dalton B Green                                  $59,420.89
 Ramon K Haley                                     $48,405.13
 Karl D Herring                                    $49,381.65
 Paul T Hogan                                     $55,560.01
Alan D Johannes                                  $67,084.82
 Linda S Johannes                                   $1,960.00
 Jodi K Johnson                                    $2,550.00
Gary M Johnston                                  $45,471.34
 Candy L Jones                                      $2,160.00
Andrew J Knuth                                  $105,236.17
 Kyrsten A Lampman                                 $12,419.93
 Michael Laughlin                        $54,747.12
 Keegan A Longabaugh                                $4,450.00
William D Lyddon                                 $46,827.58
Larry G Maeder                                   $48,744.88
Travis R Malone                                 $113,591.79
 Clifford L Mann                                      $240.00
 Rebecca A Mann                                  $49,776.94
Karl T McCarty                                   $57,499.68
 Richard C Miller                                  $63,549.80
 Maury C Moore                                       $150.00
Benjamin D Mullen                                 $55,247.22
Benjamin D Mullen                                   $240.00
David Mullen                                      $240.00
Matthew C Mullen                                $63,034.28
Deborah S Olive                                   $42,744.25
Martin Olive                                        $150.00
Travis R Paul                                     $60,431.43
Shelly A Preston                                 $25,391.48
Kevin L Provost                                     $872.52
Clay M Ramsey                                   $20,344.56
 Robert J Reiley                                   $13,614.80
Stephen Richey  Jr                               $48,229.92
Michelle Roberts                                 $42,744.25
Ronda L Russell                                 $48,733.80
Holly A Schafer                                  $35,912.52
 Leland D Shipley                                 $21,134.08
 Darwin E Shires                                   $28,731.16
 Donald W Shires                                  $47,781.17
Jennifer R Shires                                 $42,744.25
Lori L Shires                                     $42,744.25
 Matthew J Staiert                                $11,009.48
Jamie L Stargell                                  $53,430.22
Breana E Thibodeaux                               $39,539.01
 Gail M Towne                                      $21,518.68
Nancy J Turner                                    $38,261.34
Rodney L Walters                                  $5,028.00
Chad A Williams                                   $44,035.81
Thomas J Williams                                $49,938.66
Grand Totals         $2,592,260.04

Board Minutes – December 28, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Scott Akin, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve the minutes of the December 21st meeting and to approve today’s agenda.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Karl McCarty’s employment contract for the upcoming year. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Master Matrix for New Fashion Pork Confinement was revised and the board reviewed and scored the revised matrix.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve the Application for New Fashion Pork Confinement. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the Engagement Agreement with DA Davidson to begin work on a new TIF Project. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Travis Paul presented the Conservation Department budget request. 

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – Industrial Wind and Solar, Creston, Dec. 16; Dixon – Southwest Iowa Trolley, via Zoom, Dec. 18; Akin – Southern Hills, via Zoom, Dec. 22.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – December 21, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Scott Akin, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt. Bobbi Maynes and Merlin Dixon were absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the minutes of the December 14th meeting and to approve today’s agenda with amending to add claims.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve the purchase of a forestry head from Nichols Equipment for $22,000. The two months of rental charges were applied towards the original purchase price of $29,000. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Four bids were submitted on the December 15th Iowa DOT letting for replacement for Adams County Bridge “Prescott 5”.  The bids were as follows: AM Cohron & Son, Inc.- $774,104.11, Cunningham Reis LLC – 807,656.80, Murphy Heavy Contracting Corp. 833,221.35, Herberger Construction Co. LLC $854,164.45.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-41 making award of contract to A. M. Cohron & Son, Inc. of Atlantic, Iowa, for the Adams County Bridge and Approach Replacement project number BROS-SWAP-C002(78). All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Discussion was held regarding Karl McCarty’s employment contract as Maintenance Supervisor. No action was taken. 

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Utility Permit #20-08 for Frontier Communications on 140th Street and language was added to the permit to include Secondary Roads representative monitoring the placement of the new line due to previous issues of Frontier not installing lines in the correct and approved location. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Budgets were presented as follows: Auditors Office and Representative Services (Elections).

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to open the public hearing for the New Fashion Pork Confinement Structure at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  There were no written or oral objections. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to close the public hearing at 10:05 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Master Matrix was reviewed and scored.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the New Fashion Pork Confinement application.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve the claims as follows. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Solutions IncMaint           90.963
Adair Co. Sec Rdsrepair     3,463.031
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs     1,250.001
Alliant EnergyUtilities         171.201
Arnold Supplyrepair         422.241
Boot Barnsafety         288.001
Cass Co. HealthSchool or mtg exp           69.001
Central IA Distrib IncSup         150.101
Cont Fire SprinklerServ         225.001
Corning Munutilities         349.501
Corning MunUtil     2,365.412
Des Moines StampSup         101.951
Dollar Generalsup           29.401
Don’s UniformsSup     1,326.611
Fastenal Cosup         308.611
Feeders Grainsup     2,610.131
Frank’s BodyRepair         519.001
FrontierPhone         266.302
Greater Reg Medsafety         380.001
Grn ValleyServ           82.701
HDG TacticalWearing App & Uniform         938.001
Henry AdkinsMaint Agree     6,260.002
HyVeesup           10.491
HyVeeSup         537.382
IA Law AcademyEdu         525.002
IEMADues         150.001
InfomaxEquip           76.321
ISACA TreasurerDues & Memberships         330.001
Law EnforcementSafety & Protect.Sup           70.001
Lumberjack Design Co.Wearing App & Uniform         396.001
Lyddon,BillPhone & Fax Service         248.641
Mahn,MichaelWell Plugging     1,000.001
Nishna ProdServ         364.501
O’Reilly Autorepair           39.961
Pitney BowesPostage         334.322
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal         593.751
Reiley,JimReimb           56.651
Rick’s AutoRepair           67.351
Roberts,MichelleAssessor Exp           27.941
Robinson ImplREPAIR     1,732.381
Schildbergrock     6,434.841
Shepherd RepairServ     1,252.401
SIRWAutilities           33.751
SIRWAUtil         127.881
SW IA RECutili         643.331
SW IA RECUtil     6,504.052
Tractor Supplysup         285.971
U.S. BankData Processing Exp         399.981
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp         179.881
U.S. BankOther Sup/Equip           51.431
U.S. BankPostage & Mailing             8.401
U.S. BankSup         590.241
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service         203.361
United Farmer Coopfuel     8,699.441
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub     2,597.652
United Farmer CoopFuels     1,778.161
VanGelder,ChristineWell Plugging         500.001
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements         360.991
Vogel & Thomas HardOther Supplies/Equip             9.161
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.     1,479.171
Zieglerrepair     4,709.031
Grand Total    65,076.93 

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Akin – ACEDC, Corning, 17; Birt – DHS/DCAT, Creston, December 18.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – December 14, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Scott Akin, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt, and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the December 7th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            The Oath of Office was performed by Auditor Bissell to swear Supervisor District 5 Bobbi Baker-Maynes into office.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the purchase of a six-wheel drive John Deere Grader for $256,950.00 from Murphy Tractor and Equipment. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Discussion was held regarding Karl McCarty’s employment contract as Maintenance Supervisor. No Action was taken. 

Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects around the county. The Secondary Roads crew is working cutting brush and clearing ditches. Maynes received a call in September from a constituent in Colony Township concerning tree limbs that needed to be trimmed. She had been contacted again as it hasn’t been done and wanted an update. Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor McCarty said that it is on the list but requires the bucket truck to trim the limbs at the trunk. They have had to prioritize projects and with the little rain this fall there were tubes that needed to be replaced while they could get to them. Malone also told the board the mulching attachment could be purchased at the end of the rental agreement and they would be credited for the full amount of the rental.

Maynes addressed a concern from a resident regarding noises of guns shooting in their area with Sheriff Johannes. Johannes is aware of the situation and said they’ve investigated the complaint.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve setting the public hearing for the New Fashion Pork Confinement Structure for December 21, 2020 at 10:00 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Resolution 2020-40 28E Agreement for Iowa Precinct Atlas Consortium for the Auditor’s Office. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Saundra Leininger, Commissioner Chair for the Certified Local Governments, gave an update on the commission and presented their upcoming projects and budget.

Donna Hogan gave an annual update from ACEDC and explained the ongoing and upcoming projects.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve a 5% pay increase for the Chief Deputy for administrative duties effective with the upcoming payroll cycle of December 19, 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Bill Lyddon, EMA Director, explained the current situation with the generator of not firing up. He has received a quote from the company that does our regular maintenance.

Budget requests were presented as follows: 4H/Fair Board, ACEDC, Certified Local Governments, and Sheriff’s Office.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Akin – Emergency Management, Corning, December 9; Shipley – Main Street, Corning December 8, Main Street EV Committee, Corning, December 9, Adams Community Foundation, Corning, December 9; Maynes – RCD, Creston December 3; Birt – Conservation, Corning, December 10.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – December 7, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Scott Akin, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon and Doug Birt who entered the meeting at 9:10 AM. Bobbi Maynes was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the November 30th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            The Oath of Office was performed by Notary Nancy Turner to swear into office the Sheriff Alan Johannes, Auditor Becky Bissell, and Supervisor District 2 Merlin Dixon.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-39 Transferring Secondary Roads Tax Dollars in the amount of $553,544.26 from Rural Services to Secondary Roads. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Utility Permit #20-20 for Corning Municipal Utilities on Iris Ave. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects around the county. They are still looking for a bulldozer and there is an auction coming up on Dec 30th. The Secondary Roads crew is working cutting brush and clearing ditches. Federal bridge guidelines have changed their classifications for rating bridges. In light of this, Malone will be reevaluating Adams County’s bridge inspections to see where the county lands with the revised ratings for federal funding.

Travis Paul, Conservation Director, gave an update on his department and the progress of the new shop and office space being constructed.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the claims as presented.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Solutions Incsoftware support           227.701
ACCSContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org     11,250.001
Adams Co Exttraining             60.001
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal           403.002
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Serv             30.001
AkinRepair           300.812
AkinREPAIR             35.611
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl       1,736.231
Bruce,JohnSalary-Reg Employ           250.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineer       2,337.101
Capital SanitarySup             71.911
Cintassafety             75.731
City of PrescottContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org       1,161.501
Cornhusker Intnlrepair           314.401
Corning MunUtil       1,133.962
Corning LibraryCont       6,998.251
Corning TireRepair           242.312
Dallas Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             34.601
Dollar GeneralSup             12.501
Don’s UniformsSup           495.001
Farmers Mutualphone           148.011
Fastenal Cosup           217.301
Garden & Assocoutside engineering           976.501
Geer SantitationUtil           180.001
Geer SantitationUtilities           150.001
Carl GoodsonReimb           187.501
Graphic IdeasSup             35.001
Green, DaltonPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Hawkeye Truckrepair       1,829.531
Hogan,PaulPhone & Fax Service           240.001
ICEAtraining             75.001
IMWCAIns       5,461.002
InfomaxRental           115.701
InfomaxEquip             31.501
ISSDADues & Memberships           300.001
Johannes, AlanPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Karl ChevroletMotor Vehicle       1,940.661
Michael LaughlinServ           240.001
Lawson Productsrepair       4,265.871
Mail ServServ           251.861
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MediacomUtil       1,105.872
MidAmericanutilities             45.991
Miller, RichPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Mullen,MattPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Nichols Equiprental       3,612.001
OKeefe ElevSup           440.401
Office MachSup       1,041.433
Paul,TravisReimb             60.001
Petersen TireSup             55.001
Pomp’s Tiretires       2,454.001
Pott Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             35.001
Precast Concrete CoConcrete & Clay Prod.       3,300.001
Ramsey,ClayPhone & Fax Service           160.001
Ramsey’s MarketHardware             10.361
Red Starsupplies           500.001
Reiley,JimReimb             56.651
Rick’s AutoRepair           153.411
RJs PlumbingRepair             52.371
Robinson ImpleFuel, Tires, & Lub           108.481
SAM,LLCServ           300.001
Schafer Weldingrepair             85.001
Secretary of StateLic, Permits, Exam F             30.001
Secure ShredServ             48.001
Shipley,BillReimb             56.001
SIRWAutilities             53.251
SW IA RECUtil       3,935.601
Stairet,MattPhone & Fax Service             80.001
Taylor Co. Pub HealthContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org     28,659.001
U.S. Bank EquipMaintenance Agree             63.151
Union Co AuditorAdmin     74,000.001
Vavra, Billireimb           178.001
Verizon Connectradios           469.511
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Villisca LibraryContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org           573.501
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup             43.911
Vogel & Thomas HardCustodial Supplies             21.981
Vogel & Thomas HardElection Supplies               2.491
Vogel & Thomas HardJail Supplies             45.461
Williams,Tomreimb             30.001
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Grand Total   170,967.07 

Dixon, moved, seconded by Birt to approve the appointment of Richard Notz as Grant Township Trustee.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Dixon – SCI 911, Dec 2, via Zoom; Birt – SICOG, Dec 1, Creston, Heartland, Dec 3, Creston; and Akin – CHI, Dec 3, Corning.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors   Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – November 30, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the November 23rd meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects around the county. They are still looking for a bulldozer. Crew is working cutting brush and clearing ditches.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Family Farm Credit Applications as presented and disallowed one application for not meeting the requirements. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve changing the Adams County Handbook from being able to accumulate 150 Comp Hours to capping it at 80 Comp Hours. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Discussion was held regarding salary and hourly increases for FY 21/22. 

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – MATURA, Nov 24, via Zoom; and Maynes – Compensation Board, Nov 23, Corning, Crossroads, Nov 23, via Zoom.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – November 23, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, November 23, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the November 17th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Utility permit #20-19 for RJ’s Plumbing for a 1” service line under 160th Ave just East of Lake Icaria Road. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

Malone also updated the board on several other projects around the county. The crew is working on clearing brush. Hull Street. bridge documents have been completed for a February letting. Engineer Malone discussed going to some auctions to purchase a bulldozer. He’s having a hard time finding one and running into the problem of having it sold before he can go look at it. The board said to keep all avenues available.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the MOU with OCIO and Adams County regarding Enhanced Security Services. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the claims as follows. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried

Solutions IncMaint            106.951
AirgasSup               34.231
Alliant EnergyUtilities               87.721
Gayle AnsteyElection Officials               82.751
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl         1,735.191
Capital SanitarySup            267.771
Central IA Ready Mixrepair         4,318.001
CHI Healthsafety               22.001
Ciox HealthLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.               83.491
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety               70.001
Clarke Co. Engineerrepair         1,273.701
Michael ClineROW               28.751
Contechrepair      37,389.441
Corning Munutilities            214.731
Corning MunUtil         1,489.112
Corning Plumb/HeatSup            343.691
Corning RentalRent            390.001
Corning TireRepair               52.231
Don’s UniformsSup            433.451
Fast,LarryROW               39.101
Fastenal Cosup         1,924.991
FrontierPhone            268.562
Goldsmith,ToddROW            103.501
Graphic IdeasSup               89.251
Henningson Constrepair         1,216.551
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.         3,288.001
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots         1,143.331
Hoversten,MarjieElection Officials               82.751
HyVeeSup            460.542
I 80 Trailers, LLCequip      12,030.001
IA DOTsupplies         1,710.691
IA Homeland SecOth Labor rel servi         3,471.001
IA NarcoticsSchool or mtg exp               25.001
IDALSspraying               15.001
IA Division/LaborServ               40.001
Lands’ EndSup               66.801
Marco TechEquip. New And Rental            135.331
MidAmericanutilities                 7.331
Midwest Servsup         8,501.121
MTE Office CenterJail Supplies                 7.031
Benjamin MullenReimb            300.001
NationwideFidelity & Sec.Bond Prem.            496.001
Nishna Valley Bldersserv.         1,870.001
Northland Prod Corepair         1,100.251
NyhartAcct.-Audit.-Cler.Serv.         1,150.001
O’Neal Electric CompGeneral Repairs      11,247.002
Office MachSup               79.921
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal            593.751
PrimroseFood & Provisions         4,297.001
Reiley,JimReimb               74.891
Rick’s AutoRepair               16.241
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp               87.001
Russell, RobertWell Plugging            500.001
SIRWAUtil            135.851
SW IA RECutili            691.081
SW IA RECUtil               93.001
Taylor Co. Pub HealthContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org         3,424.961
Travis Ironrepair               40.801
U.S. BankEquip. New And Rental               30.031
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub            178.731
U.S. BankMach & Equip Pur         1,349.971
U.S. BankOffice Supplies/Exp               64.891
U.S. BankPaint & Paint Supplies            175.961
U.S. BankSup         1,465.491
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service            203.361
UMB BankBank Charges            300.001
Uncle Joe’sOther Lab servi            590.001
United Farmer Coopfuel         6,163.851
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub         2,250.052
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements            360.751
Vetter Equipsup            380.001
Vogel & Thomas HardElectrical Supp.& Parts               13.991
Vogel & Thomas HardOther Supplies/Equip            257.921
Vogel & Thomas HardPaint & Paint Supplies            551.851
WatchGuardSafety & Protect.Sup            254.002
Western Eng  Comaterials         1,349.131
Willett,JanElection Officials               82.751
Grand Total     125,269.53 

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Akin – ACEDC, Nov 19, Corning, CHI, Nov 19, Corning, and Southern Hills, Nov 20, via Zoom; Birt – DCAT/DHS, Nov 20, Creston; and Dixon – Trolley, Nov 19, via zoom.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – November 17, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Leland Shipley and Merlin Dixon. Doug Birt was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the November 10th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Utility permit #20-18 for SIRWA for a 1” service line under 120th Ave. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the 28E Agreement with the DOT for Brine Storage out at Secondary Roads. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the purchase of a 2021 25+5 H&H Deckover Heavy Duty Trailer for $12,030. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Malone also updated the boards on several other projects going on around the county.

After the Governor’s Proclamation on November 16th the board didn’t take any action on a mask mandate for the courthouse. The county will follow the Governor’s order regarding masks and social distancing for all employees of the county and visitors to the courthouse per the Proclamation. 

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to accept the Post-Election Audit Report/Auditor Certification presented by Auditor Bissell. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Dixon – LWD, Nov. 16 via Zoom.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:03 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor