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Board Minutes – March 23, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met at the Corning Community Center on Monday, March 23, 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. Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the day’s agenda. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Mayor Jan Leonard offered the Corning Community Center as a meeting location as there was more room for social distancing and for the ability to maintain open meetings to the public.  The community center is closed to the public currently and will only be used for Corning City Council and Adams County Board of Supervisor meetings. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Utility Permit 20-3 for Mediacom to bore under the road on 220th St. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Engineer Travis Malone presented three rock placement maps to the board: dolomite rock, limestone rock on local roads, and Farm to Market routes for bid. 

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Contract FY21 between Adams County and the Taylor County Public Health.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve signing a letter of support for Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Adult Education and Literacy Program (AEL). All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2020-16 Providing Cooperation with other Governmental Units in the Creation and Operation of the Service Delivery Region 14 Consortium. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon gave an update on the COVID-19 situation.

            Lyddon gave information to the board regarding a County Disaster Declaration and an Emergency Declaration. An Emergency Declaration gives more power to the county for making emergency decisions regarding a specific plan for a specific amount of time.

            Lyddon also explained a Continuity of Operations Plan / Continuity of Government (COOP COG Plan). He is wanting each department to start thinking of what their essential functions are and to think of what obstacles and hazards there are to those functions. The next step would be to prioritize the essential functions to create a plan of what is necessary to continue the basic functions of government.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to set the Chain of Command as follows: Quorum of the Board of Supervisors. If a quorum can’t be made the following will then be established: Chair, Vice Chair, followed by Tenure of the board. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

The board decided they will start meeting on Monday and Friday mornings at 9:00 am until further notice and will be meeting at the Corning Community Center.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve claims.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Claims were approved as follows:

Solutions IncMaint       2,240.73
AirgasWelding Sup          288.58
Alliant EnergyUtilities          253.19
Rick BissellServ             60.00
Boswell,MorrisOther             84.00
Dale CarmichaelServ             60.00
Central IA DetServ          400.00
CHI HealthReg fees/Meet/Sc          215.00
Coast to CoastSup          299.99
Corning Munutilities          651.04
Corning MunUtil       2,655.54
Cost AdvisoryServ       4,125.00
Dasher ElecServ             53.00
DASDues & Memberships             50.00
FrontierPhone          282.92
Greater Reg MedDoc and/or Hosp. Care          149.52
Grn ValleyServ             82.70
Ramon Haleysafety reimb          128.39
Hinrichs,JoleneWell Plugging          500.00
HyVeeSup          585.96
IA DOTsupplies          344.22
InfomaxEquip             59.69
JC GrafixSUP          264.00
JEO Consultingoutside engineering          909.00
L&N DocksBoat Docks          310.96
Law EnforcementOffice Sup/Exp          167.00
Larry MaederWEED COMM          120.00
Microfilm ImagingPreserv/Tech          140.00
Montg Co Sherifflegal             34.00
Benjamin MullenReimb          501.90
Mullen, TonyTownship Trust Fee             60.00
Nishna ProductionsServ             96.76
Nishna Valley Bldersserv.    73,216.81
Northern Toolsup          189.64
Northland Products Corepair          608.50
Office MachSup          299.13
Pattison Sand Corock    39,426.62
Petersen TireSup             79.00
Pitney BowesPostage          334.32
PrimroseFood & Provisions       3,880.00
Jim ReileyReimb             57.13
Richey,SamOther             82.00
Robinson ImplFuel, Tires, & Lub          453.92
Rodriguez,LisaOth Labor rel servi             40.00
Rueter’srepair       4,157.65
Rush PrintingSupplies          420.15
SafarilandSup             29.21
SchildbergRock          251.63
SIRWAUtil          130.78
Snyderoutside engineering       7,856.91
SW IA RECutili          940.92
SW IA RECUtil       2,892.48
TAW CompServ       2,278.39
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp             61.98
U.S. BankData Processing Exp          358.88
U.S. BankDues & Memberships             25.00
U.S. BankJail Supplies               2.14
U.S. BankMinor Equip & Hand Tools          153.35
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp          270.00
U.S. BankPostage & Mailing               4.60
U.S. BankReg fees/Meet/Sc          150.00
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp          112.80
U.S. BankSup          295.96
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service          105.87
USPSPostage       1,327.55
United Farmer Coopfuel       4,351.84
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub          107.61
United Farmer CoopFuels       1,734.43
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements          481.12
Kevin WynnServ             80.00
Zieglerrepair       2,620.97
Grand Total   166,042.38

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve adjourning the meeting. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

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