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Board Minutes – February 24, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon. Bobbi Maynes was 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 day’s agenda along with the February 18, 2020 minutes. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-11 Streambank Stabilization (West) and Resolution 2020-12 Streambank Stabilization East authorizing the advertising and letting of bids for Agreements NR206114XXXXC007 and NR206114XXXXC017. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding a Road Use Agreement with Southern Hills for a wind project in Carl Township.

            Emergency Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board an electrical problem that has arisen from work being done in the Sheriff’s office. O’Neal Electrical Company would like to put in a second electrical panel to determine what the generator is currently backing up. Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the quote from O’Neal Electrical Company for $1,350.00 to do the extra work. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Emergency Director Bill Lyddon gave an update on the radio system. The completion date has been moved from March to May.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Liquor License LC0042441 for Corning Winery. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2020-9 transferring $38,000 from LOST Funds to the Conservation Reserve Fund. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

             Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to open public Hearing at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. There were no written or oral objections presented during the public hearing. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to the close public hearing at 10:05 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2020-10 approving the Budget Max Levy. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to set the public hearing on March 16th, 2020 at 10:00 am. for the Proposed Budget for FY 20/21.

            Claims were approved as follows:

Access SytmsRepairs         588.00 1
Adams Co AmbCont     3,333.32 1
Free PressLegal           33.00 1
Bette AgnewTownship Clerk Fee           40.00 1
AirgasWelding Sup         276.49 1
AlcoPro, Inc.Other Sup/Equip     1,190.00 1
Alliant EnergyUtilities         331.70 1
Howard AndersonTownship Trust Fee           30.00 1
Barco Mun. Prodsup         182.11 1
William BirtServ           30.00 1
Rebecca BissellReimb         101.00 1
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl     5,765.21 1
Bob Barker CoSup         386.95 2
Boswell,MorrisOther           78.00 1
Kurt BrownServ           45.00 1
Capital SanitarySup         166.88 1
CHI Healthdrug screen collect           79.00 1
Blake CooperServ           30.00 1
Chris CooperFee           30.00 1
Corning Munutilities         735.62 1
Corning MunUtil     2,860.08 3
Corning TireRepair           57.20 1
Dasher ElecServ           85.00 1
Dollar GeneralSup              5.25 1
Fastenal Cosup         667.69 1
First Wireless Inc.Other Supplies/Equip         128.74 1
Wm ForsytheFee           30.00 1
FrontierPhone         260.83 2
Hansen’s M &M ServOffice Supplies/Exp         104.50 1
Helvie,RonTownship Trust Fee           30.00 1
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.         626.00 1
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots         136.87 1
Heritagesup         124.50 1
Clyde HoytServ           30.00 1
HQI Hydraulicssup         220.91 1
HyVeesup           19.48 1
HyVeeSup         213.69 2
IA Law AcademyEdu         250.00 1
ISSDASchool or mtg exp         125.00 1
Kaufman,LuAnnTownship Clerk Fee           40.00 1
Lawson Productsrepair     1,103.90 1
Larry Maedersafety reimb         101.64 1
Paul MaederServ           30.00 1
Marco TechEquip. New/Rental         162.50 1
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mile & Subs.         168.00 1
Maynes,BobbiMtg Exp         195.87 1
Midwest Wheelsup           93.24 1
Roland MillerServ           75.00 1
Mills Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.           23.00 1
Mont Co Sherifflegal           91.90 2
Nishna ProductionsServ         187.24 1
Richard NotzServ           75.00 1
Office MachSup           10.47 1
Pitney BowesSup           80.74 1
Polk Co TreasLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.         178.68 1
Purchase PowerPostage & Mailing         161.48 1
Delores RamseyServ           40.00 1
Red StarSup           27.80 1
Jim ReileyReimb         139.13 1
RelianceSup         200.00 1
Rick’s AutoRepair           22.06 1
RJs PlumbingRepair         232.73 2
Tom RobertsServ           30.00 1
Kenneth RomerServ           30.00 1
Sexton,ConnieOther Labor rel servi         110.00 1
Shepherd RepairServ     1,094.95 2
Janice ShepherdServ         100.00 1
SIRWAUtil         124.25 1
SW IA RECutili         983.28 1
SW IA RECUtil     2,977.14 2
Daniel SteeveTownship Trustee Fee           30.00 1
U.S. BankBuildings     3,418.93 1
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp           43.00 1
U.S. BankDues & Memberships           40.00 1
U.S. BankElectrical Supp.& Parts           49.34 1
U.S. BankFood & Provisions           81.92 1
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub           31.81 1
U.S. BankGeneral Repairs         133.57 1
U.S. BankHardware           50.71 1
U.S. BankMeeting Exp         435.84 1
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp         914.02 1
U.S. BankSafety & Protect.Sup           51.48 1
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp         170.96 1
U.S. BankSup         664.67 1
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service         158.90 1
Union Co SheriffServ           53.00 3
United Farmer Coopfuel   11,735.38 1
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub     3,010.37 2
United Farmer CoopFuels           13.50 1
US Rec Midwest LLCPreserv/Techn     3,712.92 1
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements         481.30 1
WatchGuardSafety & Protect.Sup           50.00 1
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rela Serv.     1,866.67 1
Kathy WestTownship Trustee Fee           30.00 1
Western Eng  Comaterials     2,511.19 1
Thomas Williamsreimb         128.39 1
Ivan WolfServ           60.00 1
Youth Emer ServJuvenile Det/Shelte           46.65 1
Grand Total    58,292.54  

Committee reports were given as following: Akin – Southern Hills, Feb 21, Corning; and Birt – DCAT, DHS, & Juvenile Court Services, Feb 21, Creston; and Dixon – SCI911, Feb 19, Creston.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – February 18, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, 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. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the agenda along with the minutes from the February 10, 2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Matt Garwood, Tanya Olson, and Matthew Johll with RPM Access presented to the board a map of 20 potential wind turbines that are projected to be erected in Carl Township.

County Engineer Travis Malone gave a deficiency list of 120 bridges that are going to be inspected. Union 20 on Union Avenue 1 mile north of Highway 34, Nodaway 1 on 220th Street in between Fig and Ginkgo Avenues, and Union 23 on Willow Avenue half mile north of Highway 34 were closed immediately. Jasper 13 on 270th Street. just West of Hwy 148 is on the watch list.

Conservation Director Travis Paul discussed with the board building plans from Lucas county of their nature center. Paul said that Conservation is in the beginning planning process for such a facility.

            Discussion was held regarding the employee handbook section 2.4 Closing for Inclement Weather.

Committee reports were given as following: Shipley – Main Street, Feb 11, Corning, Main Street. EV, Feb 12, Corning, and Conservation, Feb 13, Corning; Dixon – WIOA, Feb 12, Corning, and Conservation, Feb 13, Corning.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – February 10, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9:00 am 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 the day’s agenda along with the minutes from January 21st, 27th, and February 3rd. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

Engineer Travis Malone shared with the board that the EWP agreements with two projects sites per agreement have been signed.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2020-7 Ordinance Chapter 24 – Valuation of Property.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the quote from Solutions to replace and upgrade the server in the amount of $24,177.95.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Travis Malone to LHDCA Board of Directors.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Nancy Turner as Election Deputy in the Auditor’s Office.  Birt, Dixon, Maynes, Shipley voted aye.  Akin abstained.  Motion carried.

            Discussion was held by the board concerning the sale of old railroad bed property owned by the county.  More research will need to be done before any action, if any, will be taken.

            Discussion was held with Bob Jostens of  Dorsey and Whitney concerning future TIF districts in the county.

            Claims were approved as presented.

Solutions IncMaint     1,391.25 1
Free PressLegal         658.00 4
AgriVisionREPAIR         190.17 1
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs     1,250.00 1
AkinRepair         408.42 3
AkinREPAIR           18.03 1
Arnold Supplyrepair         246.08 1
Douglas BirtReimb         298.50 1
Bob Barker CoSup         179.19 1
Boswell,MorrisOther           84.00 1
Bruce,JohnExtra patrol services         300.00 1
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineer   11,396.90 1
Capital SanitarySup         273.40 1
Carosh ComplianceAdmin Costs   16,234.00 1
Cintassafety           73.56 1
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety           35.00 1
Cornhusker Intnlrepair     1,708.54 1
Corning RentalRent           90.00 1
Corning Tirerepair         128.00 1
Corning TireRepair         330.50 1
Merlin DixonReimb         175.50 1
DMACCReg fees/Meet/Sc         125.00 1
Don’s UniformsSup         332.14 1
Farmers Mutualphone         147.83 1
Fast Lane Mot Partsrepair         626.38 1
Fastenal Cosup         112.74 1
Feeders Grainsup         416.24 1
GallsSup           47.64 2
Carl GoodsonReimb         166.00 1
Gray,MickPhone & Fax Service           35.00 1
Grn Valleyutil           37.50 1
IA Law AcademyEdu           75.00 1
ICPAIns     2,000.00 1
InfomaxRental           97.00 1
InfomaxEquip           89.82 2
Karl ChevroletMotor Vehicle   10,666.28 2
Lawson Productsrepair         749.56 1
Mail ServServ         118.09 1
Karl McCartyreimb         645.00 1
MediacomUtil         718.45 2
MidAmericanutilities         120.67 1
Midland GISServ         800.00 1
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           20.70 1
Northern Toolsup           39.99 1
Office MachSup         473.95 3
Omaha Truck Centerrepair           49.42 1
Partsmastersup         172.07 1
Travis PaulReimb           60.00 1
Pearson FuneralServ         690.50 1
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal         593.75 1
Pott Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.           35.00 1
Power ServicesMaintenance Agree         400.00 1
Power Planrepair     3,063.40 1
PrimroseFood & Provisions     2,914.00 1
Jim ReileyReimb           69.42 2
Rick’s AutoRepair           25.54 1
Michelle RobertsSchool or meeting exp           76.70 1
Robinson ImpleREPAIR         256.09 1
Robinson ImpleSup         112.30 1
Rodriguez,LisaOther Labor rel servi         315.00 1
SIRWAutilities           87.00 1
TAW CompServ     3,180.32 2
Taylor Co SheriffServ           30.52 1
Verizon Wirelesscomputer           68.56 1
Verizon Connectradios         530.05 1
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup         102.31 1
Vogel & Thomas HardPlumbing Supplies           41.66 1
Vogel & Thomas HardWood & Lumber Prod.           19.98 1
Thomas Williamsreimb           30.00 1
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service           60.00 1
Youth Emer ServicesJuvenile Det/Shelte         653.10 1
Zieglerrepair     3,558.17 1
Grand Total    71,324.88  

            The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, due to the holiday on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – Main Street, Feb 7, Corning and Farm Bureau, Feb 6, Corning; Akin – Main Street, Feb 7, Corning and Farm Bureau, Feb 6, Corning; Birt – SICOG, Feb 4, Creston

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – February 3, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:00 am 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.

There were no public comments.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed contracts for the EWP and FEMA Projects.

County Attorney Andrew Knuth discussed with the board a wage increase for the County Attorney office assistant. Knuth shared she is accumulating comp time because she takes calls pertaining to the county attorney office after hours. The Board requested that the office explore the option of making it a salaried position instead of hourly. Knuth will look into this and report back.

Kelly Butts-Elston with Connections Area on Aging Agency discussed with the board the services they provide Adams County and also discussed the congregate meal options for the elderly. There are no congregate meals in Adams County now and there was discussion on trying to bring it back.

            Roger Shindell with Carosh shared a HIPAA presentation and showed where the county is at currently with compliance. Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the Carosh Renewal contract for HIPAA compliance. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to set a Public Hearing for the Proposed Property Tax Levy on February 24, 2020 at 10:00 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Chair had the third and final reading of ordinance Chapter 24 Valuation of Property concerning Wind Energy Conversion Property.  

            Treasurer Nancy Barnes discussed low-rent housing in the City of Prescott and who currently manages it. Barnes stated they are exempt and currently not paying any taxes.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes that the Recorder’s Quarterly report be approved.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – State Supervisor Meeting, Jan 29, Des Moines; Akin – ACEDC, Jan 29, Corning, CHI, Jan 30, Corning; Dixon – Southern Iowa Trolley, Jan 31, Creston; and Shipley – MATURA, Jan 28, Corning.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 27, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 27, 2020 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 Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda and to table the minutes from the January 21, 2020 meeting until further clarification from the compensation board can be obtained. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

John McKean, Villisca Library Board Vice-President presented the Villisca Public Library Annual Report and budget asking.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-6 Participation in the Planning and Development Programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed with the board ongoing road projects and the maintenance of the roads during the inclement weather event of the last week.

The Chair had the second reading of ordinance Chapter 24 Valuation of Property concerning Wind Energy Conversion Property. 

            Doug Birt presented the initial budget discussion for Adams County Commission of Sustainability.

            Claims were approved as presented.

Adams Co AmbCont         3,333.32 1
Alliant EnergyUtilities             303.44 1
Boswell,MorrisOther             136.00 2
Lisa BrownServ             151.00 1
Charm-TexSafety & Prot Supplies               63.90 1
CHI hospitalServ               50.00 1
CJ Cooper & Assocsafety               35.00 1
Corning Munutilities             587.26 1
Corning MunUtil         2,352.18 3
DataSpecServ             449.00 1
Don’s UniformsSup             794.96 1
Fastenal Cosup               61.88 1
Fillenwarth BeachExp         1,246.56 1
Frank’s BodyRepair         2,162.75 1
FrontierPhone             260.43 2
Geer SantitationUtil             180.00 1
Geer SantitationUtilities             150.00 1
Hardisty,Tonysup             108.00 1
Henderson Prod, Increpair       73,321.00 1
Hotsy Cleaningrepair             787.38 1
HyVeesup               22.81 1
HyVeeSup             450.66 2
ISACDues             570.00 3
JEO Consultingoutside engineering         9,090.00 1
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mile & Subs.               90.00 1
MidAmericanutilities                 7.18 1
Nishna Valley Bldrsserv.       22,542.40 1
Office MachSup             932.25 3
Pitney BowesPostage             180.66 1
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal             593.75 1
Pott Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.               89.00 1
Pro Diesel, Increpair         7,784.02 1
RJs PlumbingRepair             160.68 1
Robinson ImplVeh.Equip & Repairs             142.41 1
Rueter’srepair               31.76 1
Shepherd RepairServ             677.00 1
Leland ShipleyEmployee Mile & Subs.             294.50 1
Siouxland Trailer Sales Increpair       51,650.00 1
SIRWAUtil             122.80 1
SW IA RECutili             782.11 1
SW IA RECUtil         2,464.89 2
Jamie StargellEmployee Mile & Subs.               93.80 1
Taylor Co SheriffServ               63.36 2
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes collec         4,877.00 1
U.S. Banksup             899.06 1
U.S. BankComputer Maint         1,200.04 1
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub               34.65 1
U.S. BankMeeting Expenses             230.00 1
U.S. BankOffice Supplies/Exp             256.24 1
U.S. BankOther Supplies/Equip             208.00 1
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service             158.90 1
US PostmasterPostage             204.00 1
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements             481.08 1
Vogel & Thomas HardwareOther Sup/Equip             261.40 1
Youth Emer ServicesJuvenile Det/Shelte         1,446.15 1
Grand Total     195,626.62  

            Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – RC & D, Jan 23, Creston, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; Akin – 5th Judicial District, Jan 22, Des Moines, Southern Hills, Jan 24, Corning, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; Birt – Union Bargaining, Jan 16, Corning, Conservation, Jan 23, Chariton, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; Shipley – Union Bargaining, Jan 22, Corning, Conservation, Jan 23, Corning, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; and Dixon – LWDB, Jan 20, Creston.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 21, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, and Bobbi Maynes. Merlin Dixon was absent. 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 and minutes from the meeting on January 13,2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Janice Leonard presented the board with the Spring Lake park budget.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed with the board snow and ice removal. Secondary Roads have more sand and salt coming in today.

Chairperson Akin proposed the new ordinance Chapter 24 Valuation of Property concerning Wind Energy Conversion Property and the Board had the first reading of same.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-5 Elected Officials, Hourly, and Salaried wage increase for FY 20/21. The increase is a 3% for Hourly employees and the Attorney’s office, 0% for Board of Supervisors, and a $1500 increase plus 3% for the offices of Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board the latest on the radios and said the completion date has been pushed back and will not be March. He also updated the board on FEMA projects.

            Budget discussions were held.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – Courthouse Security, Jan 13, Corning; Akin – ACEDC, Jan 13, Corning, Emergency Management, Jan 15, Corning; Birt – ACCS, Jan 16, Corning; and Shipley – Loss Control, Jan 15, Corning, Adams Community Foundation, Jan 8, Corning, and Main St, Jan 14, Corning.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 13, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 13, 2020 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 Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda and minutes from January 2nd and January 6th, 2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to allow the City of Prescott to have access to our server through a VPN to set up their financial software. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone presented the statement of work documents (SOWs) regarding EWP agreements to the board. These documents spell out the financial guidelines the county has to follow for EWP agreements.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve survey and design contracts with Snyder and Associates for the remaining four EWP project sites. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Bit moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report presented by Treasurer Nancy Barnes. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Mike Cline to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Doug Calkins and Patty Peterson to the Zoning Commission. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve Bill Shipley to the Conservation Board. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Shipley Abstained.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Diane Shipley and Dr. Stephen Gruba to the Adams County Board of Health. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on correcting a duplicated parcel’s valuation. Assessor Ben Mullen is going to do some more research.

Discussion was held on Ordinance Chapter 24.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Myron Brown to the Civil Service Commission to fill a term until 2022. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Budget Requests were given as follows: Ambulance Department and City of Corning Library.

            Discussion was held on the Annexation of the Reservoir into City of Corning Limits. The board had no objection or written recommendations regarding the proposal.

Claims were approved as presented.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – RC&D, Jan 7 & 9, Creston; Dixon – Conservation, Jan 9, Corning; Birt – Conservation, Jan 9, Corning; and Shipley – Main St., Jan 8, Corning.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 6, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 6, 2020 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 Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin asked to add the approval of Jason McManis to the Zoning Commission to the agenda. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda as amended. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on his department. The crew is busy cleaning trees out of ditches. He also is busy with EWP documents.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve Jared Robinson as Mercer Township Trustee. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Jason McManis as Zoning Commission. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Liquor License LC0041404 for the Brooks Bar. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

At 11:00 am the City of Corning’s Attorney Matthew Hanson held a consultation meeting pursuant to Iowa Code Section 368.7 with the Board of Supervisors and the Quincy Township Trustees regarding annexing property locally known as the Reservoir from County to City limits. The board wanted to make sure the legal description was clear. Conservation Director Travis Paul discussed his concerns of the property currently being public hunting ground and if that will continue if the property is in the city limits. Mayor Janice Leonard responded the city ordinances allow for bow and arrow hunting with permission from the council.  

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 2, 2020

he Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Thursday, January 2, 2020 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. Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Scott Akin as the Board Chair for a one-year term. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 23, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone presented the Secondary Roads departments FY 20/21 budget and the 5-year plan as posted on the DOT website.

Motion was made by Birt, seconded by Dixon to appoint Bobbi Maynes as Vice Chair for the 2020 Board.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Motion was made by Birt, seconded by Shipley to make the Adams County Free Press the official newspaper for the year 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley, to make TS Bank as the Official Depository for the year 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to issue checks during the year 2020 per Section 331.506 of the 2019 Code of Iowa.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to set the mileage rate at 50 cents per mile effective January 1, 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes 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.  Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Larry Maeder as the Weed Commissioner for a 1-year term to expire 2/28/2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

            Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to make the following 1-year appointments to the Condemnation Board:  Real Estate Dealers – Ed Drake, Jamie McManis, Maury Moore, 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, Bill Shipley, Judy Loonan; City Property Owners – Dick Blazek, Beth Waddle, Jerry Getter, John Greenlee, Pat Shipley, Nicci Tucker.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the General Relief Assistance guidelines with no changes. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairperson Akin made 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, Enterprise Zone Commission, SICOG, Heartland Management Alliance; Merlin Dixon- ATURA, Courthouse and Jail Committee, Hungry Canyon, Iowa Workforce Development CEO Board, REAP, Regional E-911 Board WIA, Southern Iowa Trolley; 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.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the 2020 Holiday Closing Schedule as follows:  Monday, January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King Day; Monday, February 17, 2020 – President’s Day; Monday, May 25, 2020 – Memorial Day; Friday, July 3, 2020 – Independence Day (observed); Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labor Day; Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Veteran’s Day; Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020 – Thanksgiving; Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas; and Thursday, December 31, 2020  and Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon 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 2020-2 the Master Matrix pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2020-3 to transfer $90,118 from Local Option Fund 17000 to Local Option Sinking Fund 17002 to pay off the Aquatic Center Bond. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2020-4 Amending the Adams County Ordinance Chapter 21 effective January 2, 2020. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to accept Mark Devore’s resignation as a Mercer Township Trustee and thank Mark for his many years of service. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Budgets presented were as follows: Public Health, Southern Iowa Trolley, Board of Supervisors, Auditors, Representative Services / Elections, Emergency Services, Other Human Services, DHS Administration, General Relief, Court Administration, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environmental Protection, Mental Health Administration, Other Policy & Admin, Central Services, Risk Management, Non-departmental. Budget work session was also discussed.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – December 23, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 23, 2019 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 Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 16, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

County Engineer Travis Malone presented the Plan of Operations for Force Account as part of the EWP documents.  Dixon moved, Birt seconded to approve the Plan of Operations for Force Account for Bridge Prescott 13 on 190th and Bridge Douglas 17 on Aspen Ave as amended.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve Plan of Operations for Force Account Bridge Jasper 1 and Washington 12.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Plan of Operations for Force Account Douglas 8 on Birch Ave and Douglas 4 on Chestnut.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Malone presented quotes for the purchase of a side dump trailer from Ziegler and Smith Co.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to purchase a 42-foot, triple axel side dump trailer from Smith Co for $51,650.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Malone presented the Secondary Roads budget.

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Dick Blazek, Saundra Leininger, and Nancy Carmichael to the Certified Local Government Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

At 10:00 AM, Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to open the Public Hearing for the Amendment to the County Ordinances.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to close the Public Hearing at 11:20 AM.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution #2019-42 Amending Ordinance Chapter 21 and Waiving the 2nd and 3rd Readings.  Ayes:  Birt, Dixon, Shipley, Akin, and Maynes.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried. 

            Budget Requests were presented as follows: Veterans Affairs, Conservation. Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to table Budget discussions for Public Health Department, Board of Supervisors, Auditors, Representative Services/Elections, Emergency Services, Other Human Services, DHS Administration, General Relief, Court Administration, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environmental Protection, Mental Health Administration, Other Policy and Administration, Central Services, Risk Management, and Nondepartmental until the January 2 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Claims were approved as presented.

Solutions IncMaint788.955
AirgasWelding Sup266.501
Alliant EnergyUtilities266.721
Rebecca BissellReimb73.001
Bob Barker CoSup268.112
Boswell,MorrisOther81.001
Luanne BrownReimb36.001
Champaign Co. SherLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.39.001
Charm-TexJail Supplies238.701
CHI HealthDoctor/Hosp. Care845.021
CHI HealthMedical & Lab.Sup100.001
Marnie ClineConservation Bd. Exp50.001
Corning Munutilities515.691
Corning MunUtil2945.444
Dist 4 AuditorsMtg Exp15.001
Don’s UniformsSup28.271
Douglas Co. SherLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.50.001
Extreme ImagesData Processing Exp105.001
Fastenal Cosup124.991
Feeders GrainSup27.471
FrontierPhone264.452
GallsSup217.501
Garden & Assocoutside engineering6476.761
Grn ValleyServ82.701
Hawkeye Truckrepair717.511
Henry AdkinsElection Supplies112.741
Henry AdkinsMaint Agreements6290.002
HyVeeSup455.822
IA DOTsupplies169.001
ICPAIns618.001
InfomaxEquip90.801
Lawson Prodrepair3871.531
Bill LyddonPhone & Fax Serv41.441
Malone,Travisreimb93.001
Clifford MannVet Affairs Comm.30.001
MidAmericanutilities7.131
Motorola Inc.Mach & Equip Pur505583.001
Mullen, DavidVet Affairs Comm.108.001
Mullen, PatWell Plugging500.001
NationwideFidelity & Sec.Bond Prem.496.001
Nishna ProductionsServ153.041
Nishna Valley Bldersserv.53265.181
Office MachSup123.912
Omni SiteRadio Rep & Maint.882.001
Pattison Sand Corock118491.511
Al PeckhamReimb36.001
Petersen TireSup600.001
Pitney BowesPostage153.661
Polk Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.192.761
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal593.751
Porter Trustin Co.General Repairs600.001
Power Planrepair2068.791
Preston,ShellySchool/mtg exp24.001
Rick’s AutoRepair135.001
Rodriguez,LisaOther Lab rel servi165.001
Wayne RychnovskyReimb30.001
Sapp Bros.sup1159.201
Shepherd RepairServ349.401
Bill ShipleyReimb84.001
SIRWAUtil228.131
SW IA RECutili783.041
SW IA RECUtil2015.862
Nancy TurnerEmp Mil & Subs.113.501
U.S. Banksup676.011
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp130.971
U.S. BankData Processing Exp.190.671
U.S. BankEquip. New/Rental427.981
U.S. BankMeeting Expenses135.721
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp54.591
U.S. BankRadio Repair & Maint.45.221
U.S. BankSchool/mtg exp311.351
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Serv158.901
U.S. BankWearing App & Uniform45.001
Union Co SheriffServ31.001
United Farmer Coopfuel8957.421
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub2976.593
United Farmer CoopFuels120.281
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements481.021
Verizon Connectradios530.051
Vogel & Thomas HardElectric Supp.& Parts42.741
Vogel & Thomas HardHardware32.961
Vogel & Thomas HardPlumbing Sup24.511
WatchGuardSafety & Protect.Sup19.001
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.654.171
Thomas Williamsreimb22.001
Youth Emer SerJuv Det/Shelte1399.501
Grand Total 732805.62 

Committee reports were given as following: Akin – Adams-Taylor Landfill, Dec 18, Corning, Mental Health, Dec 20 – Corning; Dixon – Southern Iowa Trolley, Dec 18, teleconference; Shipley – Main St., Dec 16, Corning; Birt – Secondary Roads, Dec 19, Corning, DCAT, Dec 20, Corning; and Maynes – Secondary Roads, Dec 19, Corning, RC & D, Dec 17, Creston, Crossroad, Dec 12, Creston.

Akin moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Maynes.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Leland Shipley, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor