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Board Minutes – August 17, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Bobbi Maynes, and Doug Birt.  Merlin Dixon was absent. 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 August 10th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve funding agreement for project number BRS-SWAP-C002 (78) – FF-02 for the replacement of Bridge Prescott 5 located north east of the City of Prescott. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone met with NRCS and Hungry Canyon for final construction review on four of the EWP funded streambank stabilization projects. These projects were federally funded as part of the disaster declaration resulting from the flooding of 2019. The inspections went well. The stream bank stabilization project near Mount Etna included grade stabilization and therefore qualifies for a 10% matching funds reimbursement from Hungry Canyons. Malone gave updates on the other various projects going on throughout the county. Jarad James spoke with the board regarding a well in the right of way around Nodaway Ave and Notchwood Ave he was concerned about it after he noticed a maintainer had gotten stuck near it.

Sheriff Johannes and EMA Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board that the generator needs some maintenance care as it is having an issue with a slow start.

The board set November 20th, 2020 as an employee safety training day. Auditor Bissell will work on arranging speakers and topics for the day.

The board shared concerns with Lisa Wolf and Michelle Schroder regarding the ambulance services. The board have been receiving complaints regarding qualified employees and timely runs. Lisa and Michelle said we are having a paramedic shortage here and nationwide. CHI loses their paramedics for varying reasons to other entities. The board, Lisa, and Michelle brainstormed some ideas and were going to touch base in a few weeks to see if they can come up with a solution.   

The second reading and public hearing of Chapter 25 Floodplain Management was held at 10:00 am. There were no written or oral objections.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Birt – SICOG, Aug 11, Creston.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to adjourn the meeting at 10:23 am.

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

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor