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Board Minutes – July 27, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the July 20th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on current projects. Govco Construction is scheduled to start the first week of August on Bridge Mercer 12 which is located on 265th Street.  A preconstruction meeting was PCI (Petersen Contractors Inc.) on Thursday July 23rd and they plan to start September 1st on Prescott 13 located on 190th Street and move on to Bridge Douglas 17 located on Aspen Avenue between 205th and 200th Streets.  Bridge Washington 12 on 130th Street has approximately ½ of the sheet piling installed and Bridge Jasper 1on 220th Street is done. A review of the annual bridge inspections was held last Wednesday and there were no new surprises. Frontier has filed a claim for damages for recent cut lines.  Malone will work with the County Attorney to respond.  The right-of-way procurement should be ready after today to get Prescott 5 project development certification ready and move forward to bid letting.

            Sheriff Alan Johannes presented an IT contract between Ryan Ernst and the Adams County Sheriff Office for 24/7 IT services. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the contract with the exception of Section #3 – reasonable amount of time. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            City of Corning Mayor Jan Leonard presented the actual expenses for the Spring Lake Maintenance with $4,018 being the county’s share for our half.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to set up a public hearing for three readings on August 10th, 17th, and 24th at 10:00 am the Floodplain Ordinance.  Copies of the ordinance can be found in the Auditor’s office and on the Adams County website.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to change the employee handbook regarding the pay-out of sick leave to add that new employees hired after July 1, 2020 will not be paid out for any sick leave at retirement or death.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to purchase a 2020 F-150 truck for the Sheriff’s Department from Creston Automotive for $34,560 minus a trade-in of the 2017 Chevy for $19,000 for a total cost of $15,560.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

Free PressLegal              66.00 2
Agriland Fs. Inc.Gas and Fuel Oil              30.57 1
AirgasWelding Supplies              43.88 1
Barco ProdTraffic & St Sign Mat        1,056.46 1
Bob Barker CoSup           166.96 1
Boswell,MorrisOther              52.00 1
Lisa BrownServ           150.00 1
Carmichael, AudreyTown Trustee Fee              15.00 1
CIDCustodial Sup        1,009.00 1
Cintassafety              51.09 1
Corning Munutilities              58.23 1
Corning MunUtil        3,773.00 3
Echco Concrete LLC.repair           625.00 1
Ernst-ITEquip. New/Rental        1,400.88 1
ESB Clark Heavy Const.construction   101,594.90 1
Fox Weldingequip           596.76 1
Frank Dunn Corepair        1,598.00 1
Frank’s BodyRepair           245.30 1
FrontierPhone           265.66 2
Grn ValleyServ           242.00 1
HyVeeSup           309.19 3
IA DOTsupplies        2,147.19 1
IA Law AcademyEdu           250.00 1
ICPAIns     50,771.07 1
InfomaxEquip              30.00 1
One CallServ                1.80 1
ISUmeetings              65.00 1
ISACDues           375.00 1
JEO Consultingoutside engin     11,172.50 1
Kay Park RecSup           125.00 1
Mail ServServ           165.01 1
Malone,Travisreimb           127.00 1
Maynes, ArnoldTown Trustee Fee              15.00 1
MidAmericanutilities                7.32 1
Benjamin MullenReimb              57.00 1
Natl Sheriff’s AssnSchool or mtg exp           139.03 1
Nishna ProductionsServ           292.58 1
Nishna Valley Buildersserv.     12,668.99 1
Office MachSup              27.18 1
Olive,DougTown Trustee Fee              15.00 1
Pattison Sand Corock        7,821.50 1
Red StarSup              96.90 1
Jim ReileyReimb           132.33 2
RJs PlumbingRepair           844.67 3
Robinson ImpleParts           291.62 1
Russell,KadyOth Lab rel servi        1,260.00 2
SchildbergRock           285.04 1
Shield Tech. Corp.Mainten Agree           100.00 1
SW IA RECutili           470.62 1
SW IA RECUtil        8,207.85 2
Stalker ChevRepair           468.78 1
State AuditorServ     39,212.51 1
TAW CompServ              10.00 1
Templeton, JayneTown Clerk Fee              20.00 1
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes col        6,633.00 1
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp              42.99 1
U.S. BankCustodial Sup           483.08 1
U.S. BankDues/Memberships           260.00 1
U.S. BankElection Supplies              89.96 1
U.S. BankHardware           300.17 1
U.S. BankSup              37.18 1
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service           394.46 1
Union Co AuditorAdmin           928.01 2
Union Co SheriffServ              10.00 1
United Constructionconstruction   184,561.25 1
Verizon WirelessMainten Agree           219.35 1
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup              28.76 1
Vogel & Thomas HardEquip. New/Rental           105.98 1
Vogel & Thomas HardFertilizer, seed/plan           891.96 1
Vogel & Thomas HardHardware           362.61 2
Vogel & Thomas HardPaint & Paint Sup           945.31 1
Wheatley,RickWell Plugging           500.00 1
Grand Total    447,817.44  

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Dixon – WIOA, July 20th, SCI911, July 22nd, Trolley, July 23rd; Akin – 5th Judicial, July 23rd, Southern Hills, July 24th; Windy Energy, July 22nd; Bobbi Maynes – Wind Energy, July 22nd; Leland Shipley – Wind Energy, July 22nd; Doug Birt – Wind Energy, July 22nd.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to adjourn the meeting.

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

Board Minutes – July 13, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, 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 Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the July 6th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon updated the board on bringing Adams County’s flood plan up to date. The board asked Lyddon to continue work on the plan and present it for approval next week.

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

Conservation Director Travis Paul gave an update on the lake activities and that he is working toward getting a design for a shop.

The claims were approved as presented.

Solutions Incsoftware sup       3,600.00 1
Solutions IncMaint     39,212.84 6
Adams Co Hist SocCont       1,500.00 1
Adams Co TourismCont       2,015.00 1
Adams Co 4-HCont     25,000.00 1
Adams Co Soil & WaterFlood/Eros.Con.Struct     27,000.00 1
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.66 1
Free PressLegal           366.19 2
Adams-Taylor Reg ServEnviron Cleanup       7,956.00 1
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,250.00 1
AkinRepair       3,574.56 2
AkinREPAIR           158.12 1
Arnold Supplyrepair       2,060.87 1
B&S ConcreteBuildings       1,746.47 1
Bob Barker CoSup             44.02 1
Luanne BrownReimb             36.00 1
Calhoun-Burnsoutside eng     11,210.60 1
Capital SanitarySup           980.98 1
Central IA Distrib IncSup           174.00 1
Central IA DetentServ           505.00 3
Marnie ClineConserv Bd. Exp             50.00 1
CNH Industrial Caprepair           713.24 1
Lee Cobbreimb           149.79 1
ConnectionsCont       3,765.00 1
Cornhusker Intnlrepair           156.81 1
Corning TireRepair             84.49 2
Jeff Crillequipment     35,000.00 1
Damewood, Brucesafety reimb           102.69 1
Dencorepair     41,457.50 1
Des Moines StampSup             21.50 1
District IVDues             25.00 1
Dollar GeneralSup             48.85 1
Echo Group Inc.Sup             55.90 1
Emer Manage Agy. FundOther   126,246.00 1
Farmers Mutualphone           147.54 1
Fastenal Cosup           212.96 1
Feeders Grainsup       1,042.51 1
Feeders GrainSup           504.62 1
Gaule ExteriorsBuildings       1,120.00 1
Geer SantitationUtil           180.00 1
Geer SantitationUtilities           150.00 1
Carl GoodsonReimb           210.00 1
Gray,MickPhone & Fax Serv             35.00 1
Henningson Constrepair           636.55 1
Humboldt Mfgequip           217.48 1
ICPAIns     69,705.49 2
IMWCAIns       5,461.00 2
InfomaxRental           101.50 1
InfomaxEquip             98.28 2
IA Sec of StateVoter Reg             38.63 1
JC Grafixsup             60.00 1
Jericodust control       1,060.00 1
Johnston, Garysafety reimb           150.00 1
Kline MuseumContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org           950.00 1
Lighthouse GlassRepairs       2,000.00 1
Lundquist ACRepairs             75.00 1
Mail ServServ             16.60 1
Main Street CorningFertilizer, seed/plant           100.00 1
MATURAAdmin       9,000.00 1
Karl McCartyreimb             30.00 1
MediacomUtil           883.29 2
MidAmericanutilities             24.95 1
Midland GISServ       5,800.00 1
Midwest Perform Patchsup       2,793.50 1
Miller,PatOther Lab rel servi           400.00 1
Morgan TruckingEQUIP       3,000.00 1
Motorola Inc.Mach & Equip Pur           210.71 3
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           171.29 1
MTE Office CenterOther Sup/Equip           161.30 1
Benjamin MullenReimb             34.52 1
NAPArepair                4.95 1
O’Reilly Automotiverepair           289.16 1
Office MachSup           261.96 2
Pattison Sand Corock     30,459.94 1
Travis PaulReimb           231.19 1
Al PeckhamReimb             36.00 1
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp           593.75 1
Power Planrepair           459.69 1
PrimroseFood & Provisions       2,050.00 1
Red Starsupplies             65.65 1
Red StarSup           250.10 1
RelianceSup           100.00 1
Steve Richeysafety reimb           149.79 1
Rick’s AutoRepair           423.92 2
Robinson ImpleREPAIR           933.52 1
Russell,KadyOth Lab rel servi       1,160.00 1
Wayne RychnovskyReimb             36.00 1
Schildbergrock     12,836.75 1
Bill ShipleyReimb             84.00 1
Darwin Shiressafety reimb           101.64 1
SICOGCont       4,371.47 1
Sign-UpE911 Expenses             51.54 1
SIRWAutilities             87.00 1
SIRWAUtil           229.83 1
Sleep’s Tile Yardrepair           303.78 1
Southern IA RC&D AreaRC&D Projects       4,000.00 1
Southern IA TrolleySW Iowa Trolley       4,911.00 1
Storey KenworthySup           338.90 2
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel servi       1,025.00 1
Turf SolutionsServ             90.00 1
UFMCFuel       1,201.28 1
Uncle Joe’sOth Lab rel servi       4,977.76 1
United Farmer Coopfuel     11,066.79 1
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub       2,028.47 2
United Farmer CoopFuels             12.85 1
VanguardMaint Agree       9,475.00 1
Verizon Connectradios           469.51 1
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.56 1
Western IA TourismCont           500.00 1
Thomas Williamsreimb             30.00 1
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Serv             60.00 1
Zieglerrepair           376.29 1
Grand Total    543,419.84  

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 pm.

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

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – July 6, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the June 29th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2020-34 Driveway Entrance Policy. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2020-35 approving Contract and Bonds with Peterson Contractors, Inc. for Streambank Stabilization NR206114XXXXC014. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on current and upcoming projects: Juniper Avenue concrete has been laid and are now working on the shoulders and tearing out the old entrance at Loomis Avenue, EWP projects will be starting soon, and Sycamore Avenue, the highway going to Lenox, is getting an overlay and will be down to a moving one lane during the project.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the following quotes for the ADA Door Project: Dasher Electric for lighting and outlet-$900, Communications Solutions of S. Iowa- $2,624.10, Lighthouse Glass for new door -$2,780, Byers Lock Shop – $463.85 to the Adams. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – RCD, July 2, Creston.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 pm.

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

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – June 29, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Bobbi Maynes. 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 June 22nd meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on current and upcoming bridge projects. Juniper Ave has all of its concrete so they are working on the shoulders and the EWP projects are starting after the July 4th holiday. Sycamore Ave, the highway going to Lenox, is getting an overlay so it will be down to a moving one lane road during the construction process. The Nodaway Rail Road Crossing should be started yet this summer. There are two additional FEMA projects that he is still working on.

Julie Krauth, Prescott city resident, brought to the attention of the board an abandoned property that had a house torn down at 308 6th Ave in Prescott. She has interest in the property and has been maintaining the property for many years, but it’s held as a tax sale. The board discussed that the City of Prescott needed to get the property into their possession, request their portion of special assessments be removed and then the board can forgive the back taxes. All of this needs to be accomplished so that the property can get back on the taxroll.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-32 authorizing the transfer of $44,883 from the General Fund to the Conservation Reserve Fund.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-33 authorizing the transfer of $14,898 from the General Fund to the Conservation Reserve Fund.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Solutions support agreement and the Licensed Code agreements locking in a rate for 5 years.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Akin – Adams/Taylor Co Landfill, Corning; Maynes – Crossroads, June 22, via Zoom; Dixon – SCI911, June 24, via Zoom; Birt – DCAT/ DHS, June 19, Creston, and Heartland – June 25, Creston.

The July 13th meeting will be moved to 1:30 pm due to the 4H swine show and potential lack of quorum.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 pm.

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

Board Minutes – June 22, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, 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 June 15th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on the current and upcoming bridge projects, Juniper Ave, and the EWP projects.

Malone presented for review and consideration a driveway policy. 

Opening Bid Letting for EWP Project NR206114XXXXC014 for Bridges Douglas 17 (Aspen Avenue) and Prescott 13 (on 190th Street) started at 9:30 am. MLS Landscape and Design’s bid was not accepted or opened because it was delivered after the 9:00 am deadline. The bid from Peterson Contractors, Inc. was $277,395 for Douglas 17 and $208,117.50 for Prescott 13 for a total bid of $485,512.50. The engineer’s estimate was $756,985.00

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2020-30 awarding bid to Peterson Contractors Inc for Bank Stabilization project number NR206114XXXXC014 for Douglas 17 and Prescott 13 in the amount of $485,512.50. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-31 approving plans, specifications and form of contract for NR206114XXXXC014 for Douglas 17 and Prescott 13. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Claims as follows:

Solutions Inc Maint      16,283.99 3
AgriVision REPAIR            804.39 1
Airgas Welding Sup            938.18 1
Alliant Energy Utilities              53.83 1
Don Ashenfelter Safety Allow Reimb              31.96 1
B&S Concrete Buildings        7,034.50 1
Nancy Barnes Reimb                 8.25 1
John Blazek Serv              45.00 1
Lisa Brown Serv            321.00 2
C&M Rock Co. Cover Aggre & Sand        4,200.40 1
Capital Sanitary Sup            342.23 1
CHI Health Doctor/Hosp. Care            120.06 1
Cintas safety              63.54 1
Corning Mun utilities              84.58 1
Corning Mun Util        2,427.72 3
Corning Rental Rent            155.00 2
CSSI- Terry Taylor General Repairs      24,765.87 3
D.A. Davidson Co. Admin Costs            500.00 1
Don’s Uniforms Sup            731.81 1
Feeders Grain Sup            143.76 1
First Wireless Inc. Mach & Equip Pur        1,135.00 1
Frontier Phone            260.28 2
Frye,Janelle Other Lab rel servi            585.00 1
Galls Sup        1,075.88 2
GovCo Inc. repair      74,620.00 1
Graphic Ideas Sup            105.00 1
Gray,Mick Wearing App & Uniform            119.97 1
Grn Valley Serv            324.70 2
Dr. S Gruba Election Officials              70.38 1
Henningson Const repair            546.65 1
Heritage sup            232.28 1
Hoversten,Marjie Election Officials              70.38 1
HyVee Sup            212.31 4
IA Dept Pub Safety Mainten Agree        2,058.00 1
IA Fire Control safety            113.00 1
IA Fire Control General Repairs            168.00 1
ISAC Dues        5,900.00 1
JEO Consulting outside engineering        7,655.00 1
Karl Emer Vehicles Motor Vehicle      13,906.40 1
Kiesler Police Sup Safety & Protect.Sup        2,243.00 1
Bill Lyddon Phone & Fax Service            248.64 1
Mail Serv Serv            148.18 1
Clifford Mann Veterans Affairs Comm.              30.00 1
Joe McSharry Serv            500.00 1
Mediacom Util        1,799.21 2
MTE Office Center Food & Provisions            543.73 1
MTE Office Center Office Sup/Exp            742.59 2
Mullen, David Vet Affairs Comm.            108.00 1
O’Reilly Auto repair            213.77 1
Office Mach Sup            413.02 3
Pattison Sand Co rock      12,702.16 1
Pearson Funeral Serv            450.50 1
Phoenix Internatl Safety & Protect.Sup        1,255.76 1
Pitney Bowes Postage            334.32 2
Pope,Tracy Other            500.00 1
Power Plan repair        1,570.92 1
Prairie Fabrication repair            811.26 1
Primrose Food & Provisions        3,070.00 1
RACOM Repair        1,210.00 1
Jim Reiley Reimb            112.08 1
RJs Plumbing repair              24.50 1
RJs Plumbing Repair            609.00 1
Robinson Imple Fuel, Tires, & Lub            423.48 1
Russell,Kady Other Lab rel servi            300.00 1
James Rychnovsky Serv              45.00 1
Schildberg rock      25,109.69 1
Schildberg Rock        1,889.16 1
Shepherd Repair Serv            866.20 1
Sioux Sales Co Safety & Protect.Sup        1,788.75 1
SIRWA Util            161.95 1
SW IA REC utili            339.40 1
SW IA REC Util        4,632.60 2
Storey Kenworthy Sup              80.00 1
Swartz,Denise Other Lab rel servi            700.00 2
TAW Comp Serv              20.00 1
Gail Towne Reimb              30.96 1
U.S. Bank Hardware              49.98 1
U.S. Bank Office Sup/Exp            169.90 1
U.S. Bank Other Sup/Equip            138.40 1
U.S. Bank Postage & Mailing            625.00 1
U.S. Bank School or mtg exp            557.39 1
U.S. Bank Sup              55.00 1
U.S. Bank Phone & Fax Service            153.93 1
United Farmer Coop fuel        7,420.57 1
United Farmer Coop Fuel, Tires, & Lub        1,812.22 3
United Farmer Coop Fuels        1,499.40 1
USPS Postage        1,110.00 2
Verizon Wireless Maintenance Agree            480.76 1
Wayne Victor Serv              45.00 1
Vogel & Thomas Hardware sup            346.51 1
Vogel & Thomas Hardware Hardware            350.42 1
Vogel & Thomas Hardware Other Sup/Equip              28.97 2
Watson & Ryan PLC Legal & Ct-Related Serv.        1,775.00 1
West,Shelly Township Clerk Fee              60.00 1
Willett,Jan Election Officials              70.38 1
Grand Total      250,990.96  

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve Liquor License LC0006376 for Happy Hollow Country Club. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to re-appoint Ben Mullen to the Veteran Affairs Commission for a three-year term. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Katrina Ogburn with Miltner Insurance and Kaci Kohler with ICAP updated the board regarding our Property and Liability Insurance.

Committee reports were given as follows: Shipley – Main Street, June 16; Akin – Southern Hills Regional Mental Health, June 19.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  The next meeting will be held Monday, June 29, 2020, at 9:00 am.

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

Board Minutes – June 15, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the June 8th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board the process on how the flood plan can be updated and that Adams County can participate again by filling out an application, passing a resolution, and appointing someone to oversee the plan.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Utility Permit #20-06 for Farmers Mutual Telephone Company on Quince in the City of Prescott. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on current and upcoming bridge projects, Juniper Avenue, and the EWP projects.

Kathy Bozwell and Melody Winkler, representing the Adams County Fair Board, discussed the 2020 Adams County Fair and the financial support the county provides every year. Since they won’t be having entertainment, they wanted some guidance on how they should spend the donation. The Board recommended saving some of the donation for the 2021 fair as they are unsure of what the budget picture will be in the upcoming year.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Bible reading on the Court House lawn on July 14, 2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

The Post-Election Audit/ Auditor Certification for the 2020 Primary Election was filed with the Adams County Board of Supervisors. The audit was performed on June 10, 2020, at 10:00 am with the results from the hand counted audit matching the machine count results perfectly.

Conservation Director Travis Paul gave an update on the activities at Lake Icaria and the campgrounds. Camping spaces are filling up fast. Paul is working with County Attorney Knuth on ordinances to prohibit alcohol, smoking, and pets at the beach area.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – Adams Community Foundation, June 9.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – June 8, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Bobbi Maynes. 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 June 1st meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board Adams County is not currently a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program, therefore, Adams County does not qualify for the 10% State Funding for flood emergency. This will affect the EWP Projects that are currently in process.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Contract with Cost Advisory Services for Professional Consulting Services. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Liquor License BC0030855 for Bobbers Down Marina (1730 Juniper Corning Iowa, 50841). All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

The June 2, 2020 Primary Election was Canvassed as follows:  No obvious clerical errors were identified during the canvass and there were no provisional ballots.  A total of 744 votes were cast in Adams County at the Primary Election on June 2, 2020.  Candidates nominated by the Republican Party were:  County Supervisor District 2 – Tony Hardisty, County Supervisor District 5 – Bobbi J. Baker-Maynes, County Auditor – Becky Bissell, County Sheriff – Alan Johannes.  Candidates nominated by the Democratic Party were:  County Supervisor District 2 – Merlin R. Dixon.  There were no candidates nominated by the Democratic Party for Adams County Supervisor District 5, Adams County Auditor, and Adams County Sheriff.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Claims as follows. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Solutions IncMaint           384.00 2
ACCSContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org     11,250.00 1
Adams Co AmbCont       3,333.32 1
Free PressLegal           729.52 2
Free PressLegal Pub             91.80 1
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,250.00 1
AkinRepair       1,502.39 2
AkinREPAIR           123.44 1
Allied SystemsEquip       1,350.00 1
Arnold Supplyrepair       2,388.03 1
Calhoun-Burnsoutside eng     25,831.91 1
City of Corningreimb/cont             80.00 1
Marnie ClineElection Offic           139.38 1
Contechrepair     10,567.49 1
Cont Fire SprinklerServ           225.00 1
Carol CooneyElection Offic           196.44 1
Corning LibraryCont       6,650.75 1
Corning RentalRent           110.00 1
Corning TireRepair           550.96 3
Dollar Generalsup             41.45 1
Dollar GeneralSup             29.50 1
Dorsey, CoryPhone & Fax Serv           240.00 1
Echco Concrete LLC.repair           725.00 1
Farmers Mutualphone           147.49 1
Feeders Grainsup             10.62 1
First Wireless Inc.Radio Rep & Maint.       4,580.55 1
Frank’s BodyRepair           350.00 1
Garden & Associatesoutside engin           954.00 1
Carl GoodsonReimb           187.50 1
Gray,MickPhone & Fax Service             35.00 1
Green, DaltonPhone & Fax Service           240.00 1
Harvey,KarenServ           196.44 1
Heaton, DeloresElection Offic           196.44 1
Hogan, PaulPhone & Fax Service           240.00 1
IMWCAIns     12,750.00 2
InfomaxRental           103.72 1
InfomaxEquip           106.70 2
Ia Recorders AssocEdu       1,666.91 1
Ipersadmin                5.00 1
ISCTAReg           250.00 1
JC Grafixsup           642.00 1
Johannes, AlanPhone & Fax Service           240.00 1
Jones, CathyElection Offic             74.25 1
Michael LaughlinServ           240.00 1
Lawson Productsrepair           938.28 1
Lumberjack Design Co.Wearing App & Uniform           248.00 1
Karl McCartyreimb             30.00 1
McMahon,BevElection Offic           196.44 1
MenardsBuildings           262.27 1
MenardsMinor Equip & Hand Tools             65.96 1
MidAmericanutilities             24.65 1
Midland GISServ           160.00 1
Miller, RichPhone & Fax Service           240.00 1
Morgan Truckingequip       2,400.00 1
Morgan, KathyElection Offic             98.25 1
Motorola Inc.Legal       2,104.75 1
Motorola Inc.Machinery & Equip Pur     34,892.10 1
Motorola Inc.Motor Vehicle       8,001.11 2
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           408.00 1
Mullen,MattPhone & Fax Service           240.00 1
Northland Products Corepair       3,117.55 1
Northwest Mo. Concreterepair       1,000.00 1
OKeefe ElevSup           423.47 1
Office MachSup           694.19 4
Omaha Truck Centerrepair             53.76 1
Pattison Sand Companyrock       8,725.08 1
Travis PaulReimb             60.00 1
Pearson FuneralServ           398.67 1
Petersen TireSup             50.00 1
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp           593.75 1
Prescott LibraryCont       1,106.25 1
RACOMRepair       1,524.00 1
Delores RamseyServ             80.25 1
Red StarSup           137.50 1
Marjorie ReynoldsElection Offic           196.44 1
Ray ReynoldsElection Offic           196.44 1
Rick’s AutoRepair           612.04 2
Ruth RobertsElection Offic             72.25 1
Robinson ImplementREPAIR           410.32 1
Schafer Weldingrepair             95.00 1
Schildbergrock     70,931.15 1
Secure ShredServ             48.00 1
Shepherd RepairServ       1,106.43 1
Peterbiltrepair       2,259.67 1
SIRWAutilities           124.90 1
SW IA AssessorsDues & Member           400.00 1
SW IA RECUtil       4,873.50 1
Tallgrass ArchaeologyContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org       4,000.00 1
TAW CompServ           503.00 1
Taylor Co. Public HealthContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org     27,475.00 1
Judy TownsendElection Offic           196.44 1
Nancy TurnerEmployee Mile & Subs.             22.00 1
Uncle Joe’sOther Lab rel servi       2,610.00 1
Verizon Connectradios           477.05 1
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.56 1
Villisca LibraryContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org           546.25 1
WatchGuardMotor Vehicle       5,900.00 1
Thomas Williamsreimb             30.00 1
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service             60.00 1
Grand Total    282,495.72  

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – RC&D, June 4; and Birt – DCAT/DHS, June 1.

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

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – June 1, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Adams County Courtroom and via Zoom with the following members present: Leland Shipley (via phone), Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, and Bobbi Maynes. Doug Birt was absent. 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 May 26th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Resolution 2020-29 Authorizing Bids for Adams County Bank Stabilization project number NR206114XXXXC014 for Birch and Aspen. Bids will be due by 9:00 am on June 22, 2020. Opening of bids will be on June 22, 2020 at 9:30 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone discussed updates on the current bridge projects.

            Dixon moved, seconded Maynes to approve purchasing a 2002 International Semi from Jeff Crill for $35,000 in FY 2021.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the insurance renewal for liability and equipment.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Public Health Director Joan Gallagher gave an update on the current Covid situation. She said most of the questions they are handling currently are concerns of what people should do if they come in contact with someone who is a positive case. Gallagher is trying to get a Test Iowa Site in SW Iowa but it does not look favorable at the moment and that is extremely frustrating. Public Health is trying to get a site organized in Lenox next week that would be open for anyone but the details are still being ironed out.

            Conservation Director Travis Paul discussed the beach at Lake Icaria and gave an update on camping. There are currently signs posted with the swimming rules but they are looking at posting more signs that will also include that minors will need to be accompanied with an adult. Paul will work with County Attorney Andy Knuth to work on ordinance for these concerns. There has been a huge resurgence of campers coming which will help the budget for this fiscal year.

            EMA Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board some surveys he’s been completing for the County’s use of PPE for when the Court system opens up and to also get a stock pile built up for a second wave or another pandemic.

            The board meeting is set for Monday June 8th, 2020 at 1:00 pm back in the board room.  The change in time is due to the canvass of the Primary Election.

            Oral reports on additional meetings attended by the Board were discussed as follows: Shipley – MATURA, May 26; Maynes – Courthouse Security, May 18, Crossroads, May 25; Akin – CHI Board, May 28; Dixon – SCI-911, May 27, Trolley, May 28.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.

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

Board Minutes – May 26, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 26, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Adams County Courtroom and via Zoom with the following members present: Leland Shipley (via phone), Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the May 18th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Utility Permit 20-05 for MidAmerican Energy for multiple locations. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve executing the Farm to Market Rock bid to Shildberg Construction. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone shared with the board the bridge quotes for Union 20 on Union Ave which is a Farm to Market Route, Union 23 on Willow north of Hwy 34, and Mercer 12 on 265th Ave which is also a Farm to Market Route. For Union 20 bids were received from Murphy Construction for $83,337 and from GovCo for $75,525.   For Union 23 bids were received from Murphy Construction for $79,715 and from GovCo for $73,310.  For Mercer 12 bids were received from Murphy Construction for $102,455 and from GovCo for $86,300. Malone plans to accept the following quotes: for Union 20 -Murphy Construction, for Mercer 12 GovCo, and for Union 23 GovCo all dependent on budget constraints going forward.

Malone also discussed with the board changing some Level A roads to Level B roads and also the need to vacate some roads as they no longer serve a home or building. There was no action requested to be taken at this time but Malone wanted the board to be aware of these situations and the status of these various roads.

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

Solutions IncMaint              31.05 1
Access SytmsRepairs        1,200.00 1
AgriVisionREPAIR              34.40 1
AirgasWelding Sup           297.86 1
Alliant EnergyUtilities              91.53 1
Bob Barker CoSup              81.76 1
Carosh ComplianceAdmin Costs              98.56 1
Carrott-Top IndSup           234.54 1
Cintassafety              66.31 1
Corning Munutilities           234.30 1
Corning MunUtil        1,944.91 3
Corning RentalRent           269.00 1
Dollar GeneralSup                6.01 1
Echco Concrete LLC.repair           300.00 1
Echo Group Inc.Sup           286.01 1
Fastenal Cosup           239.36 1
FrontierPhone           259.19 2
Frye,JanelleOther Lab rel servi           380.00 1
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.        2,203.00 1
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots           682.29 1
HyVeeSup           135.35 2
Ia Recorders AssocEdu           200.00 1
Jonathan PublishingSup           150.00 1
Lands’ EndSup              91.67 1
Lexipol LLCMaintenance Agree        7,700.00 1
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair              75.00 1
Lovelace,LindseyOther           234.00 1
Mail ServServ           173.15 1
Marco TechEquip. New And Rental           121.59 1
MidAmericanutilities                7.31 1
Midwest Wheelsup           106.16 1
Morgan Truckingequip        3,000.00 1
Motorola Inc.Machinery & Equip Pur   209,352.60 1
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp              11.34 1
Nutrien AgSup        1,329.31 1
Office MachSup              42.00 1
Pattison Sand Corock     44,226.01 1
Travis PaulReimb           328.23 1
Petersen TireSup              50.00 1
Pitney BowesSup              84.99 1
Jim ReileyReimb              57.08 1
RJs PlumbingRepair           681.63 3
Michelle RobertsFertilizer, seed, plant              42.98 1
Safelite AutoglassMotor Veh.Equip & Rep           344.69 1
Shepherd RepairServ           112.95 1
Shield Tech. Corp.Maintenance Agree     10,475.00 1
SIRWAUtil           120.63 1
SW IA RECutili           559.99 1
SW IA RECUtil        2,261.85 2
Jamie StargellFertilizer, seed, plant              17.40 1
State Hygienic LabWell Plugging              28.00 1
TAW CompServ           196.00 2
U.S. BankCrime Dog Expenses              75.97 1
U.S. BankFertilizer, seed, , plant              64.59 1
U.S. BankOffice Supplies/Exp              38.39 1
U.S. BankOther Supplies/Equip           695.41 1
U.S. BankPostage & Mailing           366.80 1
U.S. BankReg fees/Meet/Sc           150.00 1
U.S. BankSchool or meeting exp        1,262.53 1
U.S. BankSup              19.72 1
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service           153.93 1
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub        1,802.53 1
United Farmer CoopFuels                9.25 1
United Farmer CoopParts           147.94 1
USPSPostage           500.00 1
Verizon WirelessMaintenance Agree           480.78 1
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup              30.44 1
Vogel & Thomas HardElection Supplies              15.78 1
Vogel & Thomas HardElectrical Supp.& Parts              19.98 1
Vogel & Thomas HardFertilizer, seed and plan              46.90 1
Vogel & Thomas HardHardware              38.86 1
Vogel & Thomas HardOther Supplies/Equip           116.50 2
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Related Serv.        2,412.50 1
Wheeler,Daleright of entry        1,125.00 1
Grand Total    300,530.79  

            Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve opening the Public Hearing for the FY20 Budget Amendment at 10:00 am. There were no oral or written objections. Birt moved, seconded Dixon by to approve closing the public hearing at 10:05 am.  Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-28 Approving and 100% Appropriation of FY 20 Budget Amendment. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Oral reports on additional meetings attended by the Board were discussed as follows: Akin – Southern Hills Mental Health, Corning.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.

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

Board Minutes – May 18, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Adams County Courtroom and via Zoom with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the May 11th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the DOT Budget Amendment for FY 20. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-27 to transfer the budgeted amount of $502,957.60 from Rural Services 11000 to Secondary Roads 20000. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Utility Permit 20-04. SIRWA has asked to bore under 190th.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone discussed with the board a plan for replacing the approach to the Railroad crossing in Nodaway. Construction is scheduled to begin on Juniper Ave this week. A local person has offered to sell a 2002 truck to the county instead of the county renting a semi. Malone stated he was going to look at it but also has to look at the budget to see where Secondary Roads is during the next couple of months. The cistern that was a concern has been removed from the right of way.

The bids for Rock for the Farm to Market Contract were opened at 9:30 am. There was one bid submitted from Schildberg Construction for $18.50 /ton for a total of $204,425. Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the bid from Schildberg Construction.

Malone updated the board on additional bridges that are closed and/or have reduced weight restrictions. He stated they will start to look at the budget and develop a plan of work.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Liquor License BC0030297 for Lakeside Supplies LLC. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Liquor License LA0000576 for Williamson American Legion Post #719.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve agreement between Adams County and Taylor County Public Health regarding the use of a county vehicle. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the BPTC applications. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Sheriff Johannes asked the board if they would be willing to offer a signing bonus for hiring a certified Deputy. He tentatively is recommending a $2,500 upfront signing bonus with the remainder spread out over a 3-year period for a total of $5000.  Currently the cost of training an uncertified deputy is approximately $14,000.  Ahlers and Cooney is working on a draft contract. The board supported the proposal.

            Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon updated the board on the training schedule for the new radio system and the timeline of switching all the radios to the new system.

            Oral reports on additional meetings attended by the Board were discussed as follows: Shipley – Main St., Corning; Dixon – WIOA, Electronically; Maynes – RC&D, Electronically; and Birt – DCAT, Creston.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 am.

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