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Board Minutes – June 29, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the June 22nd meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on current and upcoming bridge projects. Juniper Ave has all of its concrete so they are working on the shoulders and the EWP projects are starting after the July 4th holiday. Sycamore Ave, the highway going to Lenox, is getting an overlay so it will be down to a moving one lane road during the construction process. The Nodaway Rail Road Crossing should be started yet this summer. There are two additional FEMA projects that he is still working on.

Julie Krauth, Prescott city resident, brought to the attention of the board an abandoned property that had a house torn down at 308 6th Ave in Prescott. She has interest in the property and has been maintaining the property for many years, but it’s held as a tax sale. The board discussed that the City of Prescott needed to get the property into their possession, request their portion of special assessments be removed and then the board can forgive the back taxes. All of this needs to be accomplished so that the property can get back on the taxroll.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-32 authorizing the transfer of $44,883 from the General Fund to the Conservation Reserve Fund.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-33 authorizing the transfer of $14,898 from the General Fund to the Conservation Reserve Fund.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Solutions support agreement and the Licensed Code agreements locking in a rate for 5 years.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Akin – Adams/Taylor Co Landfill, Corning; Maynes – Crossroads, June 22, via Zoom; Dixon – SCI911, June 24, via Zoom; Birt – DCAT/ DHS, June 19, Creston, and Heartland – June 25, Creston.

The July 13th meeting will be moved to 1:30 pm due to the 4H swine show and potential lack of quorum.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 pm.

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