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Board Minutes – May 18, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 am in the Adams County Courtroom and via Zoom 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 Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the May 11th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the DOT Budget Amendment for FY 20. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-27 to transfer the budgeted amount of $502,957.60 from Rural Services 11000 to Secondary Roads 20000. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Utility Permit 20-04. SIRWA has asked to bore under 190th.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone discussed with the board a plan for replacing the approach to the Railroad crossing in Nodaway. Construction is scheduled to begin on Juniper Ave this week. A local person has offered to sell a 2002 truck to the county instead of the county renting a semi. Malone stated he was going to look at it but also has to look at the budget to see where Secondary Roads is during the next couple of months. The cistern that was a concern has been removed from the right of way.

The bids for Rock for the Farm to Market Contract were opened at 9:30 am. There was one bid submitted from Schildberg Construction for $18.50 /ton for a total of $204,425. Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the bid from Schildberg Construction.

Malone updated the board on additional bridges that are closed and/or have reduced weight restrictions. He stated they will start to look at the budget and develop a plan of work.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Liquor License BC0030297 for Lakeside Supplies LLC. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Liquor License LA0000576 for Williamson American Legion Post #719.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve agreement between Adams County and Taylor County Public Health regarding the use of a county vehicle. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the BPTC applications. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Sheriff Johannes asked the board if they would be willing to offer a signing bonus for hiring a certified Deputy. He tentatively is recommending a $2,500 upfront signing bonus with the remainder spread out over a 3-year period for a total of $5000.  Currently the cost of training an uncertified deputy is approximately $14,000.  Ahlers and Cooney is working on a draft contract. The board supported the proposal.

            Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon updated the board on the training schedule for the new radio system and the timeline of switching all the radios to the new system.

            Oral reports on additional meetings attended by the Board were discussed as follows: Shipley – Main St., Corning; Dixon – WIOA, Electronically; Maynes – RC&D, Electronically; and Birt – DCAT, Creston.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 am.

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