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Board Minutes – September 7, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from September 1, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on his department. The shoulder machine should be picked up this week. Prescott 5 bridge on 180th was opened to traffic last Friday before the holiday weekend. Govco Construction is finishing Carl 3 bridge today on 110th Street and will move to Lincoln 16 bridge. Malone ordered the piling last week for Lincoln 16 bridge. He met with ATURA last week to discuss and contribute information for the RPA 14 SWAT plan that is submitted every five years. Asphalt project plans have been turned in for the January DOT letting to be built next year. Sycamore Ave seal and rejuvenating coat has been completed. It needs to cure for 4 weeks to allow the lane markings to adhere. Malone is still working on temporary easements for the trail project on Hull Street in Corning. Pattison Sand has given their quote for next year 5,000 ton of dolomite with an increase of $.25 per ton from last year.

Auditor Bissell presented quotes for preservation and online searchability for the Real Estate Land Records, Lots, and Board of Supervisor minutes. The board would like to see presentations by each vendor to get a better understanding of their products.

The board discussed the Courthouse improvements and are needing to discuss bonding with the attorney.

Discussion was held on a 28E Agreement with the Iowa DNR and Adams County regarding private well permitting. The board tabled it for further review and discussion.

Auditor Bissell presented a quote from Henry M. Adkins for updating new tabulating election equipment for each precinct. The current equipment is 10 years old and they are starting to have more maintenance issues. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to purchase the new equipment for $31,030.00. This will be paid over three years with 0% interest.

Department Head Reports:  Recorder – Office will be closing around 3 PM on Thursday on September 9th.  Sheriff – Still waiting on vehicle bids. Treasurer – taxes are being received on track.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – RC&D, Creston, Sept 2.

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – September 1, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, and Scott Akin. Merlin Dixon was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from August 23, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Akin to reluctantly accept Tom Williams resignation with Secondary Roads.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve the Utility Permit #21-11 for RJ’s Plumbing and Heating to bore under the Nodaway Road for the purposes of getting water to cattle.   All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on his department. Seventy one out of 178 bridges in the county have deficiencies.  Lincoln 16 on 150th Street is going to be worked on this fall as it is a Farm to Market Road.  The bridge on 180th should be open by this weekend. Malone also discussed the forecast of future funding from the state and federal governments.

Department Head Reports:  Recorder – will be presenting a 28E agreement for Iowa Land Records in the near future.  Their office will be closing early on September 9th.  Sheriff – beginning to get vehicle bids as the department is looking to trade-in the Chargers.   

Chair Maynes and Auditor Bissell reported on what they learned at ISAC concerning ARP funds.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, Aug 23, ISAC, Aug 25 and 26, Des Moines; Shipley – MATURA, Aug 24, Creston.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 23, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, and Scott Akin. Merlin Dixon was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from August 16, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve the Utility Permit #21-10 for SIRWA on 110th Street in Carl Township. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on his department. The 180th Street bridge replacement bridge is coming along. Repowering permits are coming in for the wind turbines. Plans for asphalting next year are beginning.

Sheriff Alan Johannes introduced Jail Inspector Delbert Longley to share his guidance on renovation of the Law Enforcement area of the courthouse. His main concerns were the shared Jailer/Dispatchers positions, Classifications of inmates and the space to keep populations separated, and also the need to build a sally port.

Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve the claims as follows. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Alliant EnergyUtilities              36.191
Arrick,LorieOther Lab rel servi        1,105.001
Bevington, HenryWearing App & Unif            120.001
Bob Barker CoSup            189.233
Bomgaarsrepair              52.481
Caliber Concr LLC.repair        1,713.001
Cent IA Ready Mixrepair        1,470.001
CHI HealthSchool or mtg exp            107.001
CHI HealthSAFETY              77.001
Cintassafety              80.181
Cooper,LauraOth Lab rel servi            240.001
Corning Munutilities              67.321
Corning MunUtil        3,976.872
Corning RentalRent              56.001
CSSI- Terry TaylorGeneral Repairs            441.211
Douglas Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.            100.001
Fidler,CaycieOth Lab rel servi            240.001
Frank’s BodyRepair            400.001
Freshour,Kylesafety reimb            150.001
FrontierPhone            278.162
Gazda Astro BldgsBuildings        4,574.001
Genealogical TreasContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org            211.001
Greater Reg MedDoc and/or Hosp. Care              55.001
Hungry CanyonsBridges        4,500.001
HyVeesup              62.341
HyVeeSup            916.862
HyVeeFood        1,925.001
IA DNRLicense              15.001
IA Law AcademyEdu            150.001
IA St Sher/Dep AssnSchool or mtg exp            375.001
IA Division/LaborBoiler Expenses              40.001
ISACDues            240.001
Kauffman, GraceWearing App & Uniform            120.001
Malone,Travisreimb            384.801
Marco TechEquip. New/Rental            151.131
Means,CheyenneOther Lab rel servi            120.001
Midwest Servsup        9,514.001
Midwest Wheelsup              21.221
Miller,PatOther Lab rel servi            500.001
Nishna ProdServ            459.521
Northland Prod Corepair            381.501
Nutrien AgSup            500.081
Oathoudt, JoeyWearing App & Uniform            120.001
Office MachSup        1,272.702
On TargetSchool or mtg exp            275.001
Pattison Sand Corock        7,866.301
Power Planrepair            909.851
PrimroseFood & Provisions        5,718.001
Purchase PowerOffice Sup/Exp              64.581
Rick’s AutoRepair            174.151
RJs Plumbingrepair            701.751
RJs PlumbingRepair            402.122
Robinson ImpleFuel, Tires, & Lub                0.481
Robinson ImpleREPAIR            214.971
Rodriguez, SteveWearing App & Unif            106.991
SAM,LLCServ            400.001
Shepherd RepairServ            461.742
SIRWAUtil            206.001
SW IA RECutili            501.751
SW IA RECUtil        9,304.412
State Hyg LabWell Testing              31.001
TAW CompServ              68.001
U.S. BankComputer Prog. & Updat              72.751
U.S. BankData Processing Exp              61.621
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub              50.071
U.S. BankJail Supplies            363.791
U.S. BankMinor Equip/Hand Tools            429.971
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp              29.491
U.S. BankPaint & Paint Sup              61.841
U.S. BankParts              28.971
U.S. BankPlumbing Sup            162.541
U.S. BankPostage & Mailing                4.001
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp            359.131
U.S. BankSup        1,483.181
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service            244.641
United Farm Coopfuel      15,604.911
United Farm CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub        3,432.352
United Farm CoopFuels        1,500.971
VanguardAppraisal Services      31,936.501
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements            361.031
Vogel & Thomas HardHardware                3.121
Vogel & Thomas HardOther Sup/Equip              83.851
Vogel & Thomas HardPaint & Paint Sup              54.821
WatchGuardEquip. New/Rental        9,400.002
WatchGuardSafety & Protect.Sup              64.001
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.            854.171
Grand Total    131,563.59 

Department Head Reports:  Conservation – The Beach Bash on August 21 had a good turn out and people enjoyed the entertainment and the food trucks.  IT- Found a decommissioned backup device that was still on our system, which is now unplugged making our network even more secure. Treasurer-Still collecting taxes and reported that only 14% of our tax collections are done online. Schafer pointed out that an EFT payment online charge for a customer is 25 cents, which is less expensive than a stamp to mail in the payments.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, Aug 18, IDHS, Aug 19, via Zoom; Birt – Conservation, Aug 12, Corning, DHS/DCAT/JCS, Aug 20, Creston; Akin – Southern Hills, Aug 20, Corning; Shipley – Main Street/Chamber, Aug 16, Corning, Main Street. EV, Aug 19, Corning.

Akin moved, seconded by Birt to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 16, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, and Scott Akin. Doug Birt was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from August 9 and August 11, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Utility Permit #21-09 for Mortenson Construction on the Rolling Hills wind project. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on his department. AM Cohron’s subcontractor is to mobilize on Tuesday and begin work on the bridge approaches of the 180th Street bridge replacement. TEK Builders is doing pavement patching on 180th and 190th Streets to prepare for opening the bridge next month. They are trying to schedule rental of the shouldering machine in two weeks so new rock can be placed on top of the reclaimed shoulders.

Kevin Provost was hired on the new Part-time Veterans Affairs Director for Adams County. He is also currently serving as the Part-time VA Director in Union County. His office hours will be Monday afternoons 12:30-4:30, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-4:30. Provost presented a GDX report that shows the number of veterans in Adams County and also shows the compensation and pensions. The information in the report details why Adams County needs a strong outreach program for veterans. Provost explained he has to be certified in order to pay out veteran claims and he plans to stay up-to-date on his continuing education so he will be attending upcoming schools. Provost also shared his plans for Veteran’s outreach in the county and will be updating the board quarterly on what is going on with Veterans Affairs office.      

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approval the burial assistance request.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2021-21 modifying the accrual period.

Resolution 2021-21

COUNTY OF ADAMS TO MODIFY COUNTING ACCRUAL PERIOD

WHEREAS, the County of Adams desires to modify the accrual period for County financial affairs; and

 WHEREAS, the County desires that said accrual period be shortened to a 60-day period; and

WHEREAS, the present accrual period is 90 days; and

WHEREAS, the modification of the accrual period to a shorter cycle would create a more efficient system.

 NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNTY OF ADAMS AGREES AS FOLLOWS:

ON THE MOTION OF Supervisor Dixon seconded by Supervisor Shipley the foregoing resolution was duly passed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Adams, State of Iowa, this 16th day August  2021. 

This resolution and vote are done in accordance Iowa Code. 

That the above resolution was moved by Supervisor Dixon, seconded by Supervisor Shipley and upon vote the following individuals voted as follows:

Ayes:  Shipley, Dixon, Maynes, Akin.  Nays:  None.  Absent: Birt

Whereupon the Chairman, Bobbi Maynes declared the resolution duly adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Adams, State of Iowa, this 16th day August 2021.

            Department Head Reports:  Conservation – the Conservation Board has approved to hire another full-time maintenance employee. Most of the seasonal help have left. Beach Bash is Saturday, Aug 21 from 5-8 pm. Treasurer – Tax statements went out last week and payments have started to come in. Sheriff – New pickup will be made Oct 18th so looking for it to be in action around the first of the year. Still looking for a fulltime dispatcher. IT – OCIO’s office does a security vulnerability scan and we receive a report. He continues to keep making our system more secure. Assessor – Adams County has received an equalization order from the state:

Ag -7%, Residential +14%, Commercial -0%, and Multi-Res +65%. Mullen is going to appeal the Residential and Multi-Res equalization orders. The appraisers working on the Revaluation are now working on the bottom tiers of the county and should be wrapping up the data collection process by the end of September. Attorney – Trials are being scheduled but still are being social distanced.

Saundra Leininger updated the board on the Historical Preservation Commission. They continue to meet monthly. They have a video that has been completed where they have interviewed each commissioner on what they have found in their township. They have held workshops on how to clean tombstones.

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 11, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Doug Birt, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, and Scott Akin.

OPN Architecture along with DCI gave a presentation to the Board regarding the study and plans they’ve done on potential renovations.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 9, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Doug Birt, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from Aug 2, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Weed Commissioner Larry Maeder gave an update on the year so far and he soon will be preparing the annual report.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2021-19 approving contract and bonds for the construction of the “City of Corning RCB Culvert Replacement – Twin Box project.

                RESOLUTION # 2021-19

RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT AND BONDS

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA:

That the contract and bonds executed by JENCO CONSTRUCTION, INC., of Des Moines, Iowa on the 9th day of August, 2021, for the construction of the “CITY OF CORNING RCB CULVERT REPLACEMENT – TWIN BOX” project number BRS-SWAP-1590(603) – – FF- 02 and such other work as may be incidental thereto, within the County of Adams County, Iowa, as described in the plans and specifications, and which have been signed by the Board of Adams County, be and the same are hereby approved. 

Voting Aye:  Maynes, Birt, Akin, Dixon and Shipley.  Voting No:  None.  Motion carried.  The full resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on the Secondary Roads Department. Bridges are moving along nicely. He’s got several meetings coming up regarding the Hull Street Bridge and the walking trail along Hull Street.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Dave Mullen to the Veterans Affairs Commission effective July 1, 2021. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

County Attorney’s Office Administrator Lisa Brown gave an update on the county collections. The State of Iowa has changed the fines and fee structures so they are adjusting to that.  

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2021-20 Committing $100,000 from LOST Funds to the Conservation Reserve Fund.

 RESOLUTION 2021-20

WHEREAS, the County of Adams desires to transfer funds from the Local Option Sales Tax to the Conservation Reserve Fund; and

WHEREAS, the County desires that said transfers be enacted; and

WHEREAS, the County considers it is in the public interest to complete said transfers; and

WHEREAS, the transfers shall occur over the next five (5) years; and

WHEREAS, the transfer shall be in the amount of $100,000.00 per year; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code, the Board of Supervisors has authority to enact said transfers.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNTY OF ADAMS AGREES AS FOLLOWS:

1. The Adams County Board of Supervisors shall enact said annual transfers.

2. The County resolves that the Adams County Auditor shall arrange and transfer the amount of $100,000.00 from the Local Option Sales Tax fund to the Conservation Reserve Fund in fiscal year 2021 and for each of the successive fiscal years until 2026.

3. The County resolves that said transfers be enacted at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Adams County Board of Supervisors.

Voting Aye:  Maynes, Birt, Akin, Dixon and Shipley.  Voting Nay:  None.  Motion carried.  The foregoing resolution was duly passed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Adams, State of Iowa, this 9th day August 2021. The full resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the claims as presented.  Motion carried.

Access SytmsRepairs          588.001
Accurate HydraulicsREPAIR       1,511.101
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal          940.404
Adamson,SarahEmployee Mile & Subs.             50.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service             35.001
AgriVisionREPAIR          214.501
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,250.001
AkinRepair          102.981
AkinREPAIR          972.191
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Arnold Supplyrepair          346.881
AT&TPhone & Fax Service             41.271
Bob Barker CoSup          196.561
Bolton & MenkOUTSIDE ENGINEERING       3,203.001
Lisa BrownServ          162.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineering       2,078.901
Camblin MechanicalGen Repairs          969.461
Capital SanitarySup          450.182
Central IA Distrib IncSup       1,005.001
CintasSafety & Protect.Sup             63.311
Cline Machinerepair          700.001
CNH Industrial Capitalrepair          607.001
Cornhusker Intnlrepair          239.901
Corning MunUtil             28.291
Corning RentalRent          640.001
Corning Tirerepair             20.001
Corning TireRepair          126.361
Dollar GeneralSup          102.501
DSM Hoist, Increpair       1,725.001
Echco Concrete LLC.repair       3,780.001
Echo Group Inc.Sup          430.891
Fastenal Cosup       1,220.541
Feeders Grainsup       1,210.961
Finish Line TrophiesOffice Sup/Exp             30.001
FMTCphone          148.161
FMTCPhone & Fax Service       2,659.552
Gaule ExteriorsGeneral Repairs          312.001
Carl GoodsonReimb          294.011
Gray,Mickreimb          133.741
Grn Valleyutil             37.501
Grn ValleyServ             44.501
HyVeeSup       1,297.141
IACCVSOOther             50.001
ICACMPComputer Prog. & Updat       8,550.001
IMWCAIns       4,764.002
InfomaxRental          106.671
InfomaxEquip             31.501
ISACDues          210.001
Jericodust control       1,080.001
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair       1,812.691
Lundquist ACRepairs          279.942
Mail ServServ          167.741
Main Street CorningReg fees/Meet/Sc             30.001
Matheson Tri Gassup          258.201
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MidAmericanutilities             25.691
Midwest Wheelsup          120.121
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp             27.041
Office DepotSup          443.971
Office Machsupplies             84.881
Office MachSup          398.184
Omaha Truck Centerrepair             83.451
Otoe Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             18.501
Pattison Sand Corock    11,462.511
Paul,TravisReimb             60.001
Polk Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             73.442
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp          593.751
PPIsup             56.221
Ramsey’s MarketCustodial Supplies             71.961
Red Starsupplies             29.381
Rick’s AutoRepair          139.581
RJs PlumbingRepair          131.341
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp             27.201
Schafer Weldingrepair          135.001
Schildbergrock    13,456.381
Secretary of StateLics, Permits, Exam F             30.001
SIRWAutilities             89.001
Solutions IncMaint       3,743.253
Stanard & AssocSchool or mtg exp             31.501
Storey KenworthySup          543.171
Swartz,DeniseOther Lab rel servi          700.001
Sweet DesiresMtg Expenses             68.001
Taylor Co SheriffServ             55.761
U.S. Bank EquipMaint Agreements          103.811
Verizon Connectradios          469.511
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup          109.851
Vogel & Thomas HardEquip. New & Rental          106.771
WatchGuardSafety & Protect.Sup             64.001
Wiechman,PamOther Lab rel servi          300.001
Williams,Tomreimb             30.001
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Zieglerequipment    19,600.001
Grand Total   105,152.94 

            Andrew Johnson discussed his concerns with COVID and was seeking clarification on information that was provided last week by the Public Health Director Crystal Drake. His major concern centered on the new testing method Drake discussed with the board.  Johnson also shared his desire to know what position the school was going to take moving forward regarding COVID.   

            Department Head Reports:  Treasurer – Tax statements should be sent out starting Wednesday. Conservation –Last week was the first week the campgrounds weren’t full since the beginning of the season.  Construction on the shop is coming along. He was able to get two AED machines through a Public Safety grant that will be placed in Chad and Travis’s trucks.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – July 26, Crossroads, Creston, July 29, RC&D, Creston; Akin – Aug 5, ACEDC, Corning.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 2, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Doug Birt, Leland Shipley, and Scott Akin. Bobbi Maynes and Merlin Dixon were absent. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from July 26.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Holly Schafer as Treasurer of Adams County to fill the vacancy for the rest of the term created by the retirement of Nancy Barnes.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Auditor Bissell administered the Oath of Office to Schafer. 

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2021-16 Execution Authority of Contract. 

RESOLUTION 2021-16

Execution Authority of Contract

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, hereafter referred to as “the Board”, believes the “CITY OF CORNING RCB CULVERT REPLACEMENT – TWIN BOX”, hereafter referred to as “the project” is in the best interest of Adams County, Iowa, and the residents thereof.  The project is defined as the construction of a Cast in Place Twin Box RCB Culvert Replacement and Approaches; and

WHEREAS, the Board has sought appropriate professional guidance for the concept and planning for the project and followed the steps as required by the Code of Iowa for notifications, hearings, and bidding/letting; and

WHEREAS, The Board finds this resolution appropriate and necessary to protect, preserve, and improve the rights, privileges, property, peace, safety, health, welfare, comfort, and convenience of Adams County and its citizens, all as provided for in and permitted by section 331.301 of the Code of Iowa; and

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED by Board to accept the bid from JENCO CONSTRUCTION, INC., of Des Moines, Iowa in the amount of $1,057,522.00 and awards the associated contract(s) to the same;   

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all other resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this resolution are hereby repealed.  If any part of this resolution is adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the resolution or action of The Board as a whole or any part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.  This resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its approval as provided by law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, that after receiving the necessary contract documents, including but not limited to, the contractor’s bond and certificate of insurance, Travis Malone, the Adams County Engineer for Adams County, Iowa, be and is hereby designated, authorized, and empowered on behalf of the Board of Supervisors of said County to execute the contracts in connection with the afore awarded construction project let through the DOT for this county.

Voting Aye:  Birt, Akin and Shipley.  Voting Nay:  none.  Absent:  Dixon and Maynes.  Motion carried.  The above resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Resolution 2021-17 Awarding Contract for City of Corning RCB Culvert Replacement – Twin Box Project Number BRS-SWAP-1590(603) – – FF- 02 to JENCO Construction Inc. for $1,057,522.00 on Hull Street.

RESOLUTION #2021-17

Resolution Making Award of Contract

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA:

       That the bid of JENCO CONSTRUCTION, INC., of Des Moines, Iowa in the sum of $1,057,522.00 for the construction of a Cast in Place Twin Box RCB Culvert Replacement and Approaches and such other work as may be incidental thereto, as described in the plans and specifications entitled “CITY OF CORNING RCB CULVERT REPLACEMENT-TWIN BOX” project number BRS-SWAP-1590(603) – – FF- 02 and heretofore adopted by this Board on the 2nd day of August, 2021, be and is hereby accepted, and

       The Chairman and Auditor are hereby directed to execute a contract with the said JENCO CONSTRUCTION, INC., of Des Moines, Iowa for the construction of said improvements, said contracts not to be binding until approved by this Board.

Voting Aye:  Birt, Akin and Shipley.  Voting Nay: none.  Absent:  Dixon and Maynes.  Motion carried.  The above resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

County Engineer Travis Malone reported that the tractor that was in a recent accident has been seen by the insurance adjuster. They are preparing to pour concrete on the tube replacement project on Hickory Avenue. Bridges 5 and Carl 3 are both on schedule to be completed in September.

            Crystal Drake, Director of Taylor County Public Health gave an update on the public health situation. Covid cases are on the rise in Adams County and the Delta variant has also been found here. Home Health rules have changed with Medicare, so they need to make sure they follow all the new requirements to continue to receive Medicare reimbursements. Some Public Health grants were extended for the new fiscal year without having to reapply. Drake gave an update on the Proposed Collaborative Service Area for services such as iSmile, WIC, First Five, and other services. Drake is concerned with these services being regionalized and that our hub would be Pottawattamie County. Her fear is that local constituents could be faced with losing services that are easily accessible or that constituents may consider or be forced to move away from the area to be closer to services that they need.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve adding Holly Schafer and Lori Shires on all bank accounts and the lock box at TS Bank.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve signing the Engagement Letter with Anderson, Larkin & Co. PC to perform our Annual Audit. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Resolution 2021-18 Declaring Adams County a Sanctuary County for the 2nd Amendment.

RESOLUTION #2021-18

Resolution Declaring Adams County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County

WHEREAS, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” and

WHEREAS, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty, and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people of Adams County, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, the people of Adams County, Iowa derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Adams County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the laws of the State of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors was elected to represent the citizens of Adams County, and have sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, Iowa State Senators and State Representatives have also sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, legislation is currently being considered and expected to be proposed by both the Iowa State legislature and Federal legislature that potentially seeks to infringe on the constitutionally protected right of citizens to keep and bear arms; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable to declare that Adams County is a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, as Adams County opposes the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the constitutional right of the people of Adams County to keep and bear arms.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Adams County Board of Supervisors hereby declares Adams County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, and hereby states its opposition to the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the constitutional right of the people of Adams County to keep and bear arms.

Voting Aye:  Birt, Akin and Shipley.  Voting Nay: none.  Absent:  Dixon and Maynes.  Motion carried.  The above resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

Department Head Reports:  Auditor – Busy working on Taxes, she will be making a presentation at SEAT (State Election Administrators Training) on Wednesday. Treasurer – Holly Schafer presented the final report from Nancy Barnes as her last day was July 30. Assessor – Ben Mullen needs to be reappointed so the Conference Board has set a date of August 23 to meet. Sheriff – The car that was wrecked is still being repaired. Jail inspection was recently completed and it was noted that the Adams County Jail has outgrown their facility but they are still in compliance. A new deputy has been hired and they are still taking applications for the full-time and part-time dispatch positions. Maintenance – Internal boiler inspection was completed last week and it passed.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Akin -5th Judicial, July 28, Des Moines and CHI, July 29, Corning.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Doug Birt, Vice Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – July 26, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Doug Birt, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from July 19 and July 20, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone reported that GovCo Construction has the 110th Street bridge on schedule for an early September completion of pile bent repairs.  The pilings are in and concrete forms are being placed.  On Bridge Prescott 5 on 180th Street the deck was poured last Thursday and went well.  Wet cure is still in place and they will start building posts and stripping forms this week.  The bids for the Hull Street Project are in and they are pretty much where they were last time.  Travis is set to meet with the Corning City Council at their meeting tonight should bid tabs become available from DOT contracts bureau.  Mid-America has not responded with a quote for lighting at the corner of Juniper and US Hwy 35.  There was a traffic accident involving one of Secondary Roads vehicles last week and they are waiting on an adjuster for amount of damage to the vehicle.

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

Supervisor Shipley led the discussion on the 12-year history with IMWCA.  At the recent Loss Control meeting, an IMWCA representative was in attendance and was pleased with the trainings and regular Loss Control meetings that have taken place.  The county’s mod factor remains within an acceptable range at this point.       

 Dave Brown, Adams County Reserve, presented a resolution template to the board from the Iowa Firearms Coalition recommending declaring Adams County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. Mr. Brown sees this as a 2nd Amendment and civil liberties issue and urged the Supervisors to pass the resolution.  County Attorney Andy Knuth stated that the resolution basically is a symbolic statement and he did not see any downside to passing such a resolution.  There were several members from the community in attendance on this issue and they declined comment.  As this proposed resolution was not an action item on the agenda the supervisors requested that it be placed on next week’s agenda as such.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2021-15 the budgeted transfer of $15,000.00 from Hotel Motel Tax Fund to Conservation Reserve Fund. 

Resolution 2021-15

Resolution Approving Transfer to Conservation Reserve Fund

            BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA

To the Treasurer of Adams County, Iowa:

You are hereby authorized as of July 26, 2021, to transfer:

Fifteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents

From:   Hotel Motel Tax Fund           18000-10300-814-99

To:       Conservation Reserve Fund   68000-10300-9000-70

Voting Aye:  Akin, Birt, Dixon, Maynes, Shipley.  Voting Nay:  None.  Motion Carried.  The above resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to approve the claims as presented.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Department Head Reports:  Treasurer – This is Nancy Barnes last week of work before her retirement.  They are working on taxes.  Sheriff – The newest deputy started last week and the department is still working on staffing dispatchers.  During the recent jail inspection, the state noted that the jail and sheriff’s office has outgrown their facilities. 

Kurt Sargent, President of CHI Mercy Hospital Corning, and Kevin Frech, Adams County Ambulance Director, presented information regarding the Adams County Ambulance.  Mr. Sargent stated a desire on behalf of the hospital to modify and update the agreement which was signed in 1988 and also to clarify the type of entity, governance and oversight needed moving forward.  He will come back to present an updated structure at a later date.  

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning; Shipley – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning, Main Street/Chamber, July 19, Corning, Loss Control, July 21, Corning; Dixon – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning, PCM, July 20, Corning, SCI911, July 21, Zoom, Trolley, July 22, Creston; Birt – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning; Akin – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 11:16 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors     

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – July 20, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors had a quorum of members present during an informational meeting held at the Lauvstad Building on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm with the following members present:  Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Scott Akin. 

            The board heard a presentation on the Pinecreek Meadows Development Senior Cooperative Housing.  No actions were taken.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors                

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – July 19, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. Doug Birt was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from July 14, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Sheriff Alan Johannes has been approached by someone in the community wanting Adams County to designate itself as a sanctuary county for Second Amendment Rights. He requested it to be placed on the agenda next week.

County Attorney Andrew Knuth gave an update on his office. Trials will be beginning again soon after the pandemic hiatus, Grant Township property has been finalized and he stated that he is going to start taking clients for civil court if there are no conflicts of interest.

Treasurer Nancy Barnes presented the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report and the Annual Report. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

The board discussed their top concerns in regards to the Hazard Mitigation Plan. They determined the top issues to be Infrastructure, Tornado, and Drought.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:17 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor