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Board Minutes – January 4, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 4, 2021 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. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Bobbi Maynes as the Board Chair for a one-year term. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Doug Birt to the Vice Chair for a one-year term. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 28, 2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on Secondary Roads projects. He was unable to purchase a bulldozer at an auction he attended.  Secondary Roads plow trucks pushed snow on Tuesday, Wednesday and one truck hit a few problematic areas on Thursday. Maintainer operators worked OT on the holiday of December 31st to get the gravel roads cleared.

Regarding the Hull Street Bridge replacement project to be let in February, Malone advised the board to increase the amount of working days from 65 proposed by the Iowa DOT to 80 and to move the late start date forward to June 7th to August 2nd.  These changes should result in more favorable bids and completing the project before winter begins.  He will contact the DOT contracts bureau and request the aforementioned changes be made.

            Motion was made by Shipley, seconded by Birt to make the Adams County Free Press the official newspaper for the year 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Akin moved, seconded by Birt, to make TS Bank as the Official Depository for the year 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to issue checks during the year 2021 per Section 331.506 of the 2021 Code of Iowa.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to set the mileage rate at 50 cents per mile effective January 1, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Shipley 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.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Dr. Maria Fuller and Dr. Ryan Shuey to three-year terms on the Board of Health.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Wayne Rychnovsky to the remainder of the unexpired term of Bill Shipley which is set to expire on 1/2/2025 on the Adams County Conservation Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Birt moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Rob Tucker and Carolyn Dixon each to a 2-year term to the Adams County Zoning Commission.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to make the following 1-year appointments to the Condemnation Board:  Real Estate Dealers – Ed Drake, Jamie McManis, Casey Roberts, 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, Kyle Shipley, Judy Loonan; City Property Owners – Dick Blazek, Beth Waddle, Jerry Getter, John Greenlee, Pat Shipley, Nicci Tucker.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Shipley moved, Dixon seconded to appoint Nancy Carmichael, Saundra Leininger, Joan Haley, Dick Blazek, Guy Brace, Darrell Arntzen, Linda Sargent, and Jon Brokaw to 2-year terms to the Certified Local Government Commission.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.      

            Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Wayne Rychnovsky, Anita Mittag and Rob Tucker to 5-year terms to the Adams County Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commission.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.                                                                                  

            Akin moved, seconded by Dixon 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, SICOG, Juvenile Court Services, Heartland Management Alliance; Merlin Dixon- ATURA, Courthouse and Jail Committee, Hungry Canyon, Iowa Workforce Development CEO Board, REAP, Regional E-911 Board, Southern Iowa Trolley; LWDB – Local Workforce Development Board; 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.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the 2021 Holiday Closing Schedule as follows:  Monday, January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King Day; Monday, February 15, 2021 – President’s Day; Monday, May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day; Monday, July 5, 2021 – Independence Day (observed); Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labor Day; Thursday, November 11, 2021 – Veteran’s Day; Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, 2021 – Thanksgiving; Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve and Christmas (observed); and Thursday, December 30, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (observed).  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Birt 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 2021-2 the Master Matrix pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Budgets presented were as follows: Treasurer.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, Dec. 28; Dixon – SCI 911, via Zoom, Dec. 30.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Adams County Gross Wage Summary 1/1/2020-12/31-2020

Sarah M Adamson                                 $12,800.00
Scott J. Akin                                    $20,835.08
Donald J Ashenfelter                            $48,389.12
Bobbi J Baker-Maynes                             $20,931.08
Nancy K Barnes                                 $53,430.22
Kevin S Behlers                                  $47,781.13
 Kelli Bemis                                      $40,885.84
 Douglas A Birt                                   $21,060.08
 Kolby J Bissell                                  $47,677.12
 Rebecca Bissell                                  $53,430.22
 Thomas W Boswell                                  $7,824.00
 Lisa A Brown                                    $36,608.78
 Bradley D Campbell                                $21,273.21
Karen Carl                                        $40,479.23
 Lee J Cobb                                        $47,781.13
Bruce A Damewood                                  $49,277.60
 Amy E Detlaff                                 $42,688.99
Merlin R Dixon                                    $20,835.08
Cory S Dorsey                                   $49,823.18
 Terry Evans                                         $150.00
 Kyle D Freshour                                 $48,405.13
Laton C Goodson JR                                $16,896.62
 Michael D Gray                                    $40,412.08
 Faith A Grebner                                    $9,530.25
 Dalton B Green                                  $59,420.89
 Ramon K Haley                                     $48,405.13
 Karl D Herring                                    $49,381.65
 Paul T Hogan                                     $55,560.01
Alan D Johannes                                  $67,084.82
 Linda S Johannes                                   $1,960.00
 Jodi K Johnson                                    $2,550.00
Gary M Johnston                                  $45,471.34
 Candy L Jones                                      $2,160.00
Andrew J Knuth                                  $105,236.17
 Kyrsten A Lampman                                 $12,419.93
 Michael Laughlin                        $54,747.12
 Keegan A Longabaugh                                $4,450.00
William D Lyddon                                 $46,827.58
Larry G Maeder                                   $48,744.88
Travis R Malone                                 $113,591.79
 Clifford L Mann                                      $240.00
 Rebecca A Mann                                  $49,776.94
Karl T McCarty                                   $57,499.68
 Richard C Miller                                  $63,549.80
 Maury C Moore                                       $150.00
Benjamin D Mullen                                 $55,247.22
Benjamin D Mullen                                   $240.00
David Mullen                                      $240.00
Matthew C Mullen                                $63,034.28
Deborah S Olive                                   $42,744.25
Martin Olive                                        $150.00
Travis R Paul                                     $60,431.43
Shelly A Preston                                 $25,391.48
Kevin L Provost                                     $872.52
Clay M Ramsey                                   $20,344.56
 Robert J Reiley                                   $13,614.80
Stephen Richey  Jr                               $48,229.92
Michelle Roberts                                 $42,744.25
Ronda L Russell                                 $48,733.80
Holly A Schafer                                  $35,912.52
 Leland D Shipley                                 $21,134.08
 Darwin E Shires                                   $28,731.16
 Donald W Shires                                  $47,781.17
Jennifer R Shires                                 $42,744.25
Lori L Shires                                     $42,744.25
 Matthew J Staiert                                $11,009.48
Jamie L Stargell                                  $53,430.22
Breana E Thibodeaux                               $39,539.01
 Gail M Towne                                      $21,518.68
Nancy J Turner                                    $38,261.34
Rodney L Walters                                  $5,028.00
Chad A Williams                                   $44,035.81
Thomas J Williams                                $49,938.66
Grand Totals         $2,592,260.04