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Board Minutes – May 4, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 4, 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. Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda with the correction of the next regular meeting being May 11th along with the minutes of the April 27th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone reported to the board there was vandalism on a barrier closing a bridge on Mulberry Avenue crossing the East Nodaway River. The crew is getting local rock hauled and will start doing larger diameter more involved tubes in the near future.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-25 to execute the contract with ESB Clark Heavy Construction of Red Oak for the East Stream Bank stabilization project. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve purchasing one additional radio for the Secondary Roads Department. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Terry Taylor with Communications Solutions of S. Iowa presented a quote to upgrade and replace some of the Court House security system. Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the quote of $6,977.50 from Communications Solutions of S. Iowa. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

            Jamie Hogan, Otto Petersen, Kirk and Lynn Brandt spoke to the board regarding Mulberry Ave. The county has put 3-inch rock down on the road to try to reestablish a base and it has popped multiple tires and also ruined equipment. The group asked for more maintenance for Mulberry Avenue as there is significant heavy traffic on it. Engineer Malone and Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty discussed with the group the plan to rebuild Mulberry Ave south of Hwy 34 but there are time and budget restrictions. They understood their concerns but the 3-inch rock was needed to establish a base again. Also there hasn’t been as much rain this spring to help settle and tie in the 3-inch rock. Once the base and crown are established with the three-inch rock they intend to put smaller inch rock on to top dress it as the budget allows. They assured them they are doing the best they can with their budget to address it.

            Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to set the Public Hearing for the FY 19-20 Budget Amendment for Tuesday May 26th at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to adjourn the meeting setting the next meeting to Monday May 11th at 9:00 am.

Attest:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors  

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor