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:
|Central IA Det||Serv||400.00|
|CHI Health||Reg fees/Meet/Sc||215.00|
|Coast to Coast||Sup||299.99|
|DAS||Dues & Memberships||50.00|
|Greater Reg Med||Doc and/or Hosp. Care||149.52|
|Ramon Haley||safety reimb||128.39|
|JEO Consulting||outside engineering||909.00|
|L&N Docks||Boat Docks||310.96|
|Law Enforcement||Office Sup/Exp||167.00|
|Larry Maeder||WEED COMM||120.00|
|Montg Co Sheriff||legal||34.00|
|Mullen, Tony||Township Trust Fee||60.00|
|Nishna Valley Blders||serv.||73,216.81|
|Northland Products Co||repair||608.50|
|Pattison Sand Co||rock||39,426.62|
|Primrose||Food & Provisions||3,880.00|
|Robinson Impl||Fuel, Tires, & Lub||453.92|
|Rodriguez,Lisa||Oth Labor rel servi||40.00|
|SW IA REC||utili||940.92|
|SW IA REC||Util||2,892.48|
|U.S. Bank||Crime Dog Exp||61.98|
|U.S. Bank||Data Processing Exp||358.88|
|U.S. Bank||Dues & Memberships||25.00|
|U.S. Bank||Jail Supplies||2.14|
|U.S. Bank||Minor Equip & Hand Tools||153.35|
|U.S. Bank||Office Sup/Exp||270.00|
|U.S. Bank||Postage & Mailing||4.60|
|U.S. Bank||Reg fees/Meet/Sc||150.00|
|U.S. Bank||School or mtg exp||112.80|
|U.S. Bank||Phone & Fax Service||105.87|
|United Farmer Coop||fuel||4,351.84|
|United Farmer Coop||Fuel, Tires, & Lub||107.61|
|United Farmer Coop||Fuels||1,734.43|
|Verizon Wireless||Maint Agreements||481.12|
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