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Board Minutes – November 25, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Bobbi Maynes. Also in attendance were: Nancy Barnes, Alan Johannes, Jamie Stargell, Bill Lyddon, Ben Mullen, Andrew Knuth, Travis Malone, Travis Paul, and Becky Bissell. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from November 18, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone presented to the board the Chapter 21 Amendments to the Adams County Ordinances for the building permit process and the drive way permit process.

Malone reviewed proposals that included preliminary and final engineering along with permitting to replace Prescott 5 Bridge on 180th Ave northeast of the City of Prescott. Proposal amounts were as follows Calhoun Burns $29,800, JEO $32,860, HTM $38,700. Malone will be accepting Calhoun and Burns proposal.

Malone presented to the board that a secondary roads employee has successfully completed classes this past winter and will be taking more classes this upcoming winter to complete their  full certification for road and bridge construction inspection. Malone has proposed moving the employee from the maintenance side to the construction side making them an assistant to the Engineer. The role of construction inspector had been filled by contract with Taylor County’s inspectors but will now once again be filled by personnel within Adam’s County Secondary Roads. The position will be needed in the upcoming construction seasons with road and bridge projects due to be let in the upcoming year(s). To backfill Malone will then have to appoint someone else the sign position or hire a new employee in FY 22.

Gardner & Associates have presented a proposal for the survey and design work to create a full set of plans for the rebuilding of Mulberry Avenue from US Highway 34 to the Taylor County line for the estimated costs of $90,000.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution #2019-39 Retiring K9 Officer.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Attorney Andrew Knuth was served notice of bankruptcy against jail fees. He informed the board of the situation and asked how much the board wanted him to pursue reimbursement for the jail fees. The board said the county needs to recoup their fees.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the resignation of Donna Palmer as the Jasper Township Trustee as of the end of calendar year 2019 and thanked her for her service. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Claims were approved as presented:

AirgasSup             33.401
AirgasWelding Sup           276.491
Alliant EnergyUtilities           164.051
AramarkUniform             47.951
Kevin Behlerssafety reimb           150.001
Rebecca BissellReimb           213.001
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl       3,181.051
Boswell,MorrisOther           134.502
Campbell,BradPhone & Fax Serv           120.001
Cintassafety           416.951
CJ Cooper & Assocsaftey           160.001
Corning Munutilities           145.121
Corning MunUtil       2,114.843
Corning RentalRent           162.201
Corning TireRepair             32.001
CSSI- Terry TaylorOther Lab rel servi       1,447.752
Dollar GeneralSup             15.001
Dorsey, CoryPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Douglas Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             50.001
Employee Data Formssupplies             24.001
Ernst-ITEquip. New/Rental           372.081
FrontierPhone           264.592
Greater Reg MedDoc and/or Hosp. Care           105.311
Green, DaltonPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.       3,725.001
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots       1,210.501
Hogan, PaulPhone & Fax Service           240.001
HyVeesup             16.481
HyVeeSup           424.933
IA Law AcademyEdu           150.001
ICEAtraining       1,050.001
ISACDues             70.001
Johannes, AlanPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Michael LaughlinServ           240.001
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair           920.001
Bill LyddonPhone & Fax Service             41.441
Marco TechOffice Sup/Exp           135.771
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mile & Subs.           224.001
MidAmericanutilities               4.681
Miller, RichPhone & Fax Service           240.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp             55.461
Mullen,MattPhone & Fax Serv           240.001
NAPArepair             65.941
Newton Doorsrepair           756.341
Nishna ProductionsServ           122.681
Northland Prod Corepair       1,950.101
Office MachSup           147.443
Omaha Truck Centerrepair  108,030.001
On TargetSchool or mtg exp           500.001
PrimroseFood & Provisions       4,812.001
Jim ReileyReimb           130.322
Rodriguez,LisaOther Labor rel servi           215.001
Schafer Weldingrepair             25.001
Ellen SeatonElection Officials               4.121
Sexton,ConnieOther Labor rel servi           155.001
SW IA RECutili           525.491
SW IA RECUtil       2,957.412
Thomson Reuters-WestBooks, Mag, CDs,Per           292.001
Nancy TurnerEmployee Mile & Subs.           106.501
Nancy TurnerSchool or mtg exp           119.931
U.S. Bankmisc           478.701
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp             44.991
U.S. BankHardware           179.741
U.S. BankMeeting Exp           110.881
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp           256.151
U.S. BankParts           446.001
U.S. BankPost & Mail             52.901
U.S. BankSafety & Protect.Sups             89.001
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp           546.711
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Serv           153.921
Union Co AuditorAdmin     89,058.811
Union Co SheriffServ             67.002
Verizon WirelessMaintenance Agree           457.861
Verizon Connectradios           530.051
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.           433.331
Willett,JanElection Officials               4.121
Youth Emer ServJuv Detention/Shelte       1,446.151
Grand Total   234,610.12 

The following department heads gave updates on their departments: Nancy Barnes – Treasurer, Bill Lyddon – EMA, Travis Paul – Conservation, Travis Malone – Secondary Roads, Ben Mullen – Assessor, Alan Johannes – Sheriff, Jamie Stargell – Recorder, and Becky Bissell – Auditor.

Committee reports were given as following: Birt – ACCS, Nov 21, Corning, and Heartland, Nov 19, Creston; Akin – CHI Health, Nov 21, Southern Hills, Nov 22, Corning; Dixon – WIOA Webinar, Nov 20, Corning.

ATTEST: Leland Shipley, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor