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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