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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      

Board Minutes – November 10, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. Leland Shipley and Merlin Dixon were absent. 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 November 2nd meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Utility permit #20-17 for James Kean/ESB Clark Heavy Contracting for cleaning up of the ditch at Adams Cass Street west of Chestnut Avenue. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Solutions IncMaint        1,679.903
Access SytmsRepairs            588.001
Adams Co AmbCont        4,166.661
Free PressLegal            794.755
Free PressLegal Pub              61.201
Adamson,SarahCustodial Sup            136.991
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service              35.001
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs        1,250.001
AkinRepair        2,144.362
AkinREPAIR            576.611
Akin,BetsyElection Officials            198.501
Monica AllenServ            194.381
Amdor, NancyElection Officials            216.101
Judy AntisdelElection Officials            198.501
AramarkUniform            229.821
Arnold Supplyrepair            410.741
Bissell,BeckyReimb            147.001
Boon Co.Legal & Ct-Rel Serv.              30.001
Boot Barnsafety        2,160.001
Brokaw,JonElection Officials            194.381
Bruce,JohnSalary-Reg Employees            200.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineering        6,421.551
Capital SanitarySup            234.761
CenTecRepair            368.081
Cintassafety              82.861
City of Corningreimb/cont              80.001
City of NodawayPolling Places              80.001
City of PrescottPolling Places              80.001
Marnie ClineElection Officials            201.381
CNH Industrial Caprepair              37.501
Carol CooneyElection Officials            198.501
Cornhusker Intnlrepair            348.581
Corning LibraryCont              80.001
Corning RentalRent        2,005.001
Corning TireRepair              70.921
Creston Publishlegal publications              75.251
CumminsREPIAR            558.421
Dencorepair        7,484.801
Peterson,CindyElection Officials            215.131
Farmers Mutualphone            148.341
Fastenal Cosup            120.171
Feeders Grainsup              56.471
First Natl BankInterest-Oth Debt        4,523.081
First Natl BankOther LT Debt Rede   336,288.701
Fox Weldingequip            411.671
Frank’s BodyRepair            522.001
Fremont Co. SherLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              41.601
GallsSup              58.621
Glasgo,LisaElection Officials            194.381
Carl GoodsonReimb            180.001
Gray,MickPhone & Fax Service              35.001
Grn Valleyutil              37.501
Dr. S GrubaElection Officials              74.501
Mary HardersonElection Officials            208.881
Hardisty,CarolElection Officials            190.251
Hawkeye Truckrepair            379.271
Heaton, DeloresElection Officials            206.381
Heaton,JimElection Officials              16.191
Henry AdkinsMach & Equip Pur        2,650.001
Heritagesup            122.041
IMWCAIns        5,461.002
InfomaxRental            101.501
InfomaxEquip            105.362
IA Prison IndSigns            319.551
Jones, CathyElection Officials              90.501
Karl ChevroletMotor Vehicle      12,640.151
Lancaster SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.                7.211
Lawson Productsrepair            367.401
Mail ServServ            128.101
McCarty,Karlreimb              30.001
McMahon,BevElection Officials            210.501
MediacomUtil        1,105.872
MenardsOther Sup/Equip            718.001
MidAmericanutilities              24.001
Morgan, KathyElection Officials            104.501
O’Reilly Autorepair            337.971
Oden EnterprisesSUP        9,936.001
Office Machsupplies              56.641
Office MachSup            393.354
Olive,DebElection Officials            182.001
Pattison Sand Corock        2,566.501
Paul,TravisReimb              60.001
Peterson Contractorcontractor   416,745.691
Pitney BowesSup            169.981
Poen, BeckyElection Officials            211.001
Delores RamseyServ            212.501
Red Starsupplies              49.301
Redeemer LutheranRent            125.001
Reiley,JimReimb              88.761
Marjorie ReynoldsElection Officials            198.501
Ray ReynoldsElection Officials            198.501
Reynolds,CarolynElection Officials            198.501
Rick’s AutoRepair              65.401
Robinson ImpleREPAIR            602.321
Schafer Weldingrepair              50.841
Schildbergrock      33,602.071
SIRWAutilities              87.001
Stalker ChevRepair              40.831
Swartz,DeniseOth Labor rel servi            300.001
TAW CompServ            500.002
The ExchangeServ              23.001
Judy TownsendElection Officials            198.501
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes collec      18,048.811
Turner,NancyEmployee Mile & Subs.              61.101
U.S. BankMaintenance Agree              63.151
UMB BankBank Charges            250.001
UMB BankInterest-Gen Obligati      33,752.502
UMB BankInterest-Oth Debt        9,650.001
United Farmer CoopFuels              33.091
Verizon Connectradios            939.021
Verizon Wirelesscomputer              68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup              35.991
Vogel & Thomas HardCustodial Sup            215.751
Vogel & Thomas HardOffice Sup/Exp              11.981
Wiechmansupplies            409.901
Williams,Tomreimb              30.001
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service              60.001
Wilson,MichelleElection Officials            194.381
Grand Total    933,138.68 

Nancy Barnes, Adams County Treasurer, updated to board on the ACH origination Agreement with TS Bank. The last time the agreement was done was in 2017 and there are a few changes Barnes would like to make. Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the changes to the ACH Origination Agreement with TS Bank. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board of Supervisors, under the authority of the 2020 Code of Iowa, Chapter 50.27, formed a canvassing board to check the returns of the General Election held on November 3, 2020.  The findings, thereof, are recorded in length in Election Book #8 in the Adams County Auditor’s Office.  Pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 50.22, one (1) provisional ballot was received and rejected by the Special Precinct Board.  County officers were declared elected as follows:

Supervisor District 2 – Merlin R. Dixon

Supervisor District 5 – Bobbi J. Baker-Maynes

County Auditor – Becky Bissell

County Sheriff – Alan Johannes

Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners – Dan Kretzinger, William Shipley, Marnie Cline

County Agricultural Extension Council – Daniel Steeve, Susan Bagby, Emily Anderson, Daniel Lamgo

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, Nov 5, Zoom, and RC&D, Nov 5, Creston; and Birt – SICOG, Nov 3, Creston via zoom.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 pm. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Board Minutes – November 2, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, and Doug Birt. 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 October 26th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Karl McCarty, Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, discussed his frustration with the Occupational Health Department of CHI in trying to schedule tests for post-offer/pre-employment exams for the two new hires. McCarty said he tried three times last week trying to get ahold of someone to make appointments and no one answered or returned the messages left. The board stated that he could use Greater Regional Hospital to get the recently hired employees to work, but Akin was going to take this information to the CHI Hospital Board to see what we can do to improve the process. Birt and Shipley voiced their concerns with constantly having these issues for the past 10 years.

            Bill Lyddon, EMA director, updated the board on software upgrades and additional training for the radios.

            Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, Oct 26 via zoom; and Dixon – E911, Oct 26 via zoom.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Tuesday November 10th at 1:00 pm to canvass the election along with regular business.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – October 26, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. Doug Birt was present via phone. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda. along with the minutes of the October 19th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. The County received approximately $374,000 of revenue last week for the EWP project on bridges Douglas 17 and Prescott 13. A request for an additional $312,000 of reimbursement will be submitted this week to EWP for construction on the aforementioned bridges. Last week Murphy Tractor provided a demo motor grader model 772GP to test drive in preparation of the County’s upcoming motor grader replacement.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Utility Permit #20-16 for Clausen Underground construction to bore under 140th West of Elm. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

Access SytmsRepairs     1,336.601
AirgasWelding Sup     3,892.021
Alliant EnergyUtilities           55.421
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl     1,110.961
Bob Barker CoSup           44.021
Karen CarlReimb           83.201
Central IA DetServ         400.001
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety           35.001
Corning Munutilities           60.171
Corning MunUtil     1,457.332
Corning RentalRent         120.001
Don’s UniformsSup         283.751
Douglas Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.         100.002
Echco Concrete LLC.repair     2,472.001
Fast Lane Motor Partsrepair           14.681
Fastenal Cosup     1,031.001
FrontierPhone           61.141
Good SourceSup         239.101
GovCo Inc.repair   25,210.001
Government FormsOffice Sups/Exp           77.721
Greater Reg MedDoctor/ Hosp. Care         101.921
HyVeeSup         505.182
IA Law AcademyEdu     1,000.002
IMWCAIns         500.002
IA Prison IndSigns         115.131
Lundquist ACRepairs         201.601
MidAmericanutilities              7.331
Northland Prod Corepair     1,641.701
Office MachSup         140.903
Pattison Sand Corock         753.541
PrimroseFood & Prov     5,910.001
RJs PlumbingRepair         574.922
Rockford Riggingsup         176.771
SAM,LLCServ         140.001
SW IA RECutili         537.631
SW IA RECUtil           79.001
TAW CompServ         145.001
Turf SolutionsServ           90.001
U.S. BankSup           37.801
Union Co AuditorAdmin         846.271
Union Co SheriffServ           33.001
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub     2,067.041
Verizon WirelessMaint Agree         361.171
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.         937.501
Grand Total    54,987.51 

             Crystal Drake of Taylor County Public Health gave an update on Public Health and the Covid Pandemic.  

            Kevin Frech with CHI has taken over the Ambulance Director position after Dave Fuller stepped down. He updated the board on the hurdles he sees and gave a plan for correcting them.

            Billi Vavra, Prescott Fire Chief, discussed with the board the ambulance that is being traded in and the potential of having the Prescott Fire Dept borrowing the ambulance instead of purchasing it. Also discussed was changing the order of paging, but this needs to go through E911 and be agreeable by all parties.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Leland Shipley to the Adams Community Foundation Board. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Dr. Sheran Fernando, MD as the Assistant Medical Examiner for Adams County.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Malone requested closed session per Iowa code Section 21.5(i) for hiring new employees. Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to go in at 10:30 am. Roll call was taken Akin, Maynes, Dixon, Shipley, Malone, and McCarty. Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to close the closed session at 10:41 am. No action was taken.

            Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – Main St, Oct 20, Corning and Loss Control, Oct 21, Corning; Maynes – IA Wind Energy, Oct 13 via zoom, RC&D, Oct 20, Osceola, and Akin – 5th Judicial, Oct 21 via zoom, Southern Hills, Oct 23 via phone, and Adams Taylor Landfill, Oct 26, Corning; and Birt – Heartland, Oct 22 via zoom.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon 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 – October 19, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. Merlin Dixon was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the October 12th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon presented a Memorandum of Understanding for the Multi-hazard and Multi-county mitigation plan.

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. He is meeting with the City of Corning to go over easements for the Hull St. Bridge project and Malone presented the project title to be signed. We have received $50,000 for Juniper Ave from USDA. $40,000 from FEMA has been received with an additional $10,000 from FEMA coming this week. There were 20 applicants for the 2 open positions at Secondary Roads. Malone will be doing interviews this week and next. A motor grader is being brought to Secondary Road for a test drive as we are on schedule to replace one this year. Malone is also looking at getting rid of two older bulldozers that Secondary Roads currently has to upgrade to one vehicle.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the 2020 Weed Commissioner Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

             Beth Waddle discussed with the board the application to Iowa Great Places for the sidewalks and wayfinding signs.  As a result of the DOT pushing back the timeline for fixing Highway 148 running through Corning, Waddle recommended waiting until the projects could correlate and apply at that time.

            Marti Gebbie gave an update on the projects and activity with the Main Street program.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the Termination Agreement with Aero Technologies, LLC. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

            Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – Main St, Oct 13, Corning and Adams Community Foundation, Oct 13, Corning; and Akin – ACEDC, Oct 15, Corning.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:25 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Board Minutes – October 12, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon and Doug Birt. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the October 5th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. He held a meeting with Eldon Ray of Schildbergs to talk about quantities of road rock for the upcoming year and stated that they are finishing the plate pipe on Locust Ave this week. Upon completion of Locust Avenue there are a few more CMP projects of a smaller scale and some shouldering on Quince Ave to hopefully wrap up before winter. The streambank stabilization on Aspen Ave will be completed up by the end of the month given the current weather forecast. Applications are being received for the 2 open positions with a deadline of Friday October 16th. Bridge Prescott 5 is in the December Iowa DOT letting. 259 trip permits have been filed for calendar year 2020 as of last Friday with the vast majority being issued for the wind turbines.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Utility Permit #20-15 for SIRWA as they are going to bore a one-inch service line under N28. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Utility Permit #20-15 for SIRWA for boring under N28. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

             The Board of Supervisors and Engineer Malone thanked Larry Maeder for his 11.5 years of service to Adams County and for stepping forward to serve as the weed commissioner for the past year. They all wish him the best in retirement.

            Treasurer Nancy Barnes presented the quarterly investment report. Birt moved, seconded by Mayes to approve the Treasurer’s quarterly investment report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Barnes also reported to the board that 91% of first half taxes have been collected at this point.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Procurement Policy. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            The board is moving the regular weekly meeting from November 9 to November 10 at 1 p.m. to canvass the General Election. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Solutions IncMaint          565.802
ACEDCContrib.-Other Gov.&Org    25,000.001
Adams Co ExtReg fees/Meet/Sc          105.001
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal          146.702
Free PressLegal Pub             26.591
Adams Co SherServ             38.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service             35.001
AgriVisionREPAIR          371.321
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,250.001
AirgasWelding Sup          670.001
AkinRepair          632.352
AkinREPAIR          387.841
Arnold Supplyrepair       1,109.971
Astro BuildingsBuildings    19,760.801
William BirtServ             15.001
Brown, LisaSchool or mtg exp             96.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineering    35,186.981
Capital SanitarySup          282.332
Cintassafety             52.901
Cook ApplianceRepair          249.001
Blake CooperServ             15.001
Cornhusker Intnlrepair       7,524.311
Corning TireRepair             53.171
Creston Publishinglegal pub             75.251
Dencorepair    31,270.001
Dollar Generalsup             18.001
Dollar GeneralSup          212.201
Echo Group Inc.Sup             28.121
Fox Weldingequip          105.891
Freeman,LeeLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             50.001
GallsSup          212.301
Geer SantitationUtilities          225.001
Carl GoodsonReimb          185.001
Gray,MickPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Gray,MickWearing App & Uniform          585.001
Greenwalt,Tysontrucking       8,062.601
Hawhee Truckrepair          847.541
IAAODues & Memberships          220.001
ICACMPComp Pro. & Updat    22,184.001
IMWCAIns       5,461.002
InfomaxRental          101.501
InfomaxEquip             68.201
IntoximetersSafety & Protect.Sup          115.001
Joe’s PortablesSanitation Disposal          160.001
Kaufman,LuAnnTownship Clerk Fee             20.001
Krantz,KyleLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             50.001
KSIBOfl Pub.& Legal Not.          116.671
Lawson Prodrepair          726.671
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MediacomUtil       1,114.292
MidAmericanutilities             20.741
Miller,PatOth Lab rel servi          400.001
Motorola Inc.Mach & Equip Pur    51,011.051
Benjamin MullenReimb          359.601
Office Machsupplies             45.481
Office MachSup             48.581
Olin StraitServ               9.801
Omaha Truck Centerrepair             20.351
Pattison Sand Corock    12,663.561
Paul,TravisReimb          255.721
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp          593.751
Power Planrepair       1,328.721
Reiley,JimReimb          129.752
Rick’s AutoRepair          571.942
RJs PlumbingRepair          609.001
Robinson ImpleREPAIR             20.001
Russell,KadyOther Lab rel servi          330.001
Schildbergrock          657.771
SchildbergRock          784.901
Secretary of StateLics, Permits, Exam F             30.001
Shepherd RepairServ          167.951
SIRWAutilities             87.001
SIRWAUtil          271.681
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel servi          400.001
The ExchangeServ             23.001
Titan Machineryrepair          782.501
Towne,GailReimb             27.651
U.S. BankMaintenance Agree             63.151
U.S. BankSup       1,336.311
United Farmer Coopfuel       8,337.971
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub             89.431
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup             12.991
Vogel & Thomas HardCustodial Supplies             44.941
Vogel & Thomas HardJail Supplies             38.981
Vogel & Thomas HardParts          160.001
Kathy WestTownship Trust Fee             15.001
Williams,Tomreimb             30.001
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Grand Total  251,927.77

            Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Birt – SICOG, Oct 6, Creston.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:35 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Board Minutes – October 5, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon and Doug Birt. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the September 28th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. He is working with the City on the Hull Street bridge project as they are working on getting the permanent easements needed. Prescott 13 was finished up last week. Good progress is being made on Douglas 17 on Aspen Avenue. 

            Dave Fuller, Director of Adams County Ambulance, gave an update on the ambulance department. He went through the run times and shared the ambulance quotes they’ve received. Adams County Ambulance will be ordering a new ambulance but it will take approximately eight months for it to arrive.   

            Recorder Jamie Stargell presented the quarterly report. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Recorder’s Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Recorder Jamie Stargell updated the board on projects going on with her department. There is a new website for the Iowa Land Records website and it’s very user friendly. Stargell presented a letter the board for their signature to request moving to a .gov website. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the letter. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the purchase of a backup OCS Laptop for Elections. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve the estimate of repairs for the generator. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Release Agreement between Cory Dorsey and Adams County, Iowa. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            The board discussed windmill issues that have been raised to members of the board by landowners who surround the windmills. They are trying to brainstorm ideas to help with their concerns.

            Akin 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 – September 28, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Bobbi Maynes, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon and Doug Birt. 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 September 21st meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. The East and West streambank projects and the Juniper Ave project have all been finalized. Construction will begin on Locust Avenue near the Taylor county line; this is the final FEMA project from flooding of 2019. Malone is putting in applications for three grade control/CMP projects this March for possible Hungry Canyon funding to be built next year.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Adams County Annual Urban Renewal Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

 Solutions Inc Maint              28.751
Adams Co Exttraining              70.001
Free PressLegal            248.022
Alliant EnergyUtilities              38.051
Bob Barker CoSup            101.361
Boswell,MorrisOther              82.501
Capital SanitarySup            189.001
Cass Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.              32.001
Central IA DetServ        2,800.001
CHI HealthDues & Memberships        2,700.001
Cintassafety              53.641
Consulting ArchServ            850.001
Contechrepair      25,080.881
Corning Munutilities              55.361
Corning MunUtil        3,905.793
Corning Plumb/HeatSup              30.951
Dollar GeneralSup              12.851
Echo Group Inc.Sup            276.271
ESB Clark Hvy Const.construction        8,650.901
Farmers Mutphone            147.851
Fastenal Cosup              77.211
Finish Line Trophiesretirement plaque              20.001
Geer SantitationUtil            270.001
Graphic IdeasSup              80.001
Grn ValleyServ              82.701
Henderson Tilingrepair              86.981
Hogan,MichaelRoads              23.001
Holiday InnSchool or mtg exp            366.241
HyVeeSup            656.422
InfomaxEquip              57.331
JNC Constructionconstruction      10,214.551
Ronald KepfordLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.            590.001
LabSourceJail Supplies            482.251
Lancaster SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              35.001
Mail ServServ            138.411
MidAmericanutilities                7.331
Benjamin MullenReimb              81.501
Murphy ContractingConstruction      83,337.001
Nishna ProductionsServ            229.401
Northland Prod Corepair            189.001
Office MachSup            183.992
Pattison Sand Corock   146,398.211
Polk Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              34.601
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Displ        1,075.001
Reiley,JimReimb            137.751
Russell,KadyOth Labor rel servi            210.001
SAM,LLCServ            140.001
Service TechsParts            419.871
SW IA RECutili            885.621
SW IA RECUtil        8,000.372
Taylor Co SheriffServ              31.681
Taylor Co TreasExp        6,629.621
Timmerman,Andrewexp              80.501
U.S. BankBuildings            454.431
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub              56.051
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp              25.311
U.S. BankPostage & Mailing            116.951
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp            199.001
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service            163.741
United ConstructionConstruction      17,809.751
Verizon WirelessMaintenance Agree            360.571
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.            875.001
Wilson & Hanson Assoc.Legal & Ct-Rel Serv.            480.001
Grand Total    327,146.50 

            Conservation Director Travis Paul updated the board on projects going on at Lake Icaria.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – MATURA, Sept. 22, Creston; and Dixon – WIOA, Sept. 21, Creston and SCI911, Sept. 23, Creston.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor      

Board Minutes – September 21, 2020

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

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. There is a road scouring off by cmps on Birch Ave by Nodaway. Two posted bridges near Ralph Neill. Secondary Roads will be posting two job positions for the department. Prescott 13 is moving along quickly and then they will be moving to Aspen as soon as they are done. Two out of three submitted reimbursements on EWP projects have been received and the paperwork for the USDA grant for Juniper Ave has been submitted.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Utility Permit #20-14 for Interstate Power and Light (Alliant Energy) at 180th and Union Avenue to bore under the road.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Bree Brandt as the Mercer Township Clerk effective January 1, 2021. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to sign the Letter of Engagement with Dorsey for TIF procedures. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Billi Vavra as the Medical Examiner Investigator Assistant. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – Main Street, Sept. 15, Corning; and Birt – DCAT/DHS Sept. 18, Creston.

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

ATTEST:  Bobbi Maynes, Vice Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors   Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor