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Board Minutes – September 12, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda along with the minutes of the September 6, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Karl McCarty presented the board with an option to purchase an F550 truck with a crane box for the Mechanic. The board asked for it to be put on the agenda for next week.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-33 Hotel/Motel transfer to Conservation Fund.  

Resolution 2022-33

$4,322.91                    AUDITOR’S OFFICE OF ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA

September 12, 2022

To the Treasurer of Adams County, Iowa:

            YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO TRANSFER:

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

To:       Conservation Reserve Fund   68000-10300-9040-70

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

All supervisors voted aye.  None opposed.  Motion carried.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2022-34 determining the necessity and setting dates of a consultation and a public hearing on a proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan for a proposed Urban Renewal Area in Adams County, State of Iowa. The consultation for the Schools will be Sept 19th at 3:00pm and the Public hearing is set for Oct 10, 2022 at 10:00 am.

Resolution 2022-34

RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE NECESSITY AND SETTING DATES OF A CONSULTATION AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED SOUTHERN HILLS WIND FARM URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR A PROPOSED URBAN RENEWAL AREA IN ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA

WHEREAS, it is hereby found and determined that one or more economic development areas, as defined in Chapter 403, Code of Iowa, exist within the County and the rehabilitation, conservation, redevelopment, development, or combination thereof, of the area is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety, or welfare of the residents of the County; and

WHEREAS, this Board has caused there to be prepared a proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan (“Plan” or “Urban Renewal Plan”) for the Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Area (“Area” or “Urban Renewal Area”), which proposed Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and which is incorporated herein by reference; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Plan is to form the Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Area suitable for economic development and to include a list of proposed projects to be undertaken within the Urban Renewal Area, and a copy of the Plan has been placed on file for public inspection in the office of the County Auditor; and

WHEREAS, the property proposed to be included in the Urban Renewal Area is legally described in the Plan and this Board has reasonable cause to believe that the Area described in the Plan satisfies the eligibility criteria for designation as an urban renewal area under Iowa law and; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable that the area be redeveloped as part of the overall redevelopment covered by the Plan; and

WHEREAS, portions of the land proposed to be included in the Urban Renewal Area are within two miles of the corporate boundaries of the City of Carbon, Iowa; the City of Corning, Iowa; the City of Prescott, Iowa; and the City of Nodaway, Iowa, respectively, and the County will enter into a joint agreement with each of these cities to allow the County to operate within the proposed Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa statutes require the Board of Supervisors to submit the proposed Urban Renewal Plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation as to its conformity with the general plan for development of the County as a whole prior to Board approval of such Plan, and further provides that the Planning and Zoning Commission shall submit its written recommendations thereon to this Board within thirty (30) days of its receipt of such proposed Urban Renewal Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa statutes require the Board of Supervisors to notify all affected taxing entities of the consideration being given to the proposed Urban Renewal Plan and to hold a consultation with such taxing entities with respect thereto, and further provides that the designated representative of each affected taxing entity may attend the consultation and make written recommendations for modifications to the proposed division of revenue included as a part thereof, to which the County shall submit written responses as provided in Section 403.5, Code of Iowa, as amended; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa statutes further require the Board of Supervisors to hold a public hearing on the proposed Urban Renewal Plan subsequent to notice thereof by publication in a newspaper having general circulation within the County, which notice shall describe the time, date, place and purpose of the hearing, shall generally identify the urban renewal area covered by the Plan and shall outline the general scope of the urban renewal project under consideration, with a copy of the notice also being mailed to each affected taxing entity.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA:

            Section 1.  That the consultation on the proposed Urban Renewal Plan required by Section 403.5(2), Code of Iowa, as amended, shall be held on September 19, 2022, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Adams County Courthouse, 500 9th Street, Corning, Iowa , at 3:00 P.M., and Becky Bissell, County Auditor, or her delegate, is hereby appointed to serve as the designated representative of the County for purposes of conducting the consultation, receiving any recommendations that may be made with respect thereto and responding to the same in accordance with Section 403.5(2), Code of Iowa.

           Section 2. That the County Auditor is authorized and directed to cause a notice of such consultation to be sent by regular mail to all affected taxing entities, as defined in Section 403.17(1), Code of Iowa, along with a copy of this Resolution and the proposed Urban Renewal Plan, the notice to be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF A CONSULTATION TO BE HELD BETWEEN ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA AND ALL AFFECTED TAXING ENTITIES CONCERNING THE PROPOSED SOUTHERN HILLS WIND FARM URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA

Adams County, State of Iowa will hold a consultation with all affected taxing entities, as defined in Section 403.17(1), Code of Iowa, as amended, commencing at 3:00 P.M. on September 19, 2022, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Adams County Courthouse, 500 9th Street, Corning, Iowa concerning a proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan for the Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Area, a copy of which is attached hereto.

Each affected taxing entity may appoint a representative to attend the consultation.  The consultation may include a discussion of the estimated growth in valuation of taxable property included in the proposed Urban Renewal Area, the fiscal impact of the division of revenue on the affected taxing entities, the estimated impact on the provision of services by each of the affected taxing entities in the proposed Urban Renewal Area, and the duration of any bond issuance included in the Plan. 

The designated representative of any affected taxing entity may make written recommendations for modifications to the proposed division of revenue no later than seven days following the date of the consultation.  Becky Bissell, County Auditor, or her delegate, as the designated representative of Adams County, State of Iowa, shall submit a written response to the affected taxing entity, no later than seven days prior to the public hearing on the proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan, addressing any recommendations made by that entity for modification to the proposed division of revenue.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, State of Iowa, as provided by Section 403.5, Code of Iowa, as amended.

             Section 3. That a public hearing shall be held on the proposed Urban Renewal Plan before the Board of Supervisors at its meeting which commences at 9:00 A.M. on October 10, 2022, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Adams County Courthouse, 500 9th Street, Corning, Iowa.

             Section 4. That the County Auditor is authorized and directed to publish notice of this public hearing in the Adams County Free Press, once on a date not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) days before the date of the public hearing, and to mail a copy of the notice by ordinary mail to each affected taxing entity, such notice in each case to be in substantially the following form:

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. The original of this resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office. 

Discussion was held regarding county emails and tablets for the Board, but this was tabled until the next budget season.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the language to be added to the Adams County Handbook regarding paying out accrued vacation leave in the instance of termination. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

 Claims 9-12-22  
Access LeasingMainten Agree          141.191
Adams Co Clerk of CourtMisc.          250.001
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal          439.782
Adamson,SarahContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org          164.211
Adamson,SarahCustodial Supplies             72.351
Adamson,SarahEmployee Mile & Subs.             50.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service             35.001
AgriVisionREPAIR          821.361
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,962.502
AkinRepair       1,457.731
AkinREPAIR          616.651
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service             35.001
ArgSoftComp. Program/Soft/We       4,990.001
Arnold Supplyrepair          958.741
Arrick,LorieOth Lab rel servi       1,370.001
Ashenfelter,DonSafety Allow Reimb          103.181
Bechtold,Charlesreimb             99.701
Bissell,BeckyReimb          100.001
Rick BissellServ             15.001
Bob Barker CoSup          426.541
Bruce,JohnExtra patrol services          200.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineering    19,347.931
Capital SanitarySup          177.411
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi          400.002
Dale CarmichaelServ             15.001
Central IA Distrib IncSup       1,152.001
CHI HealthDues & Member       3,300.001
Cintassafety             73.641
CNH Industrial Capitalrepair       2,204.301
Contechrepair       1,905.801
Cont Fire SprinklerServ          850.002
Corning HotelContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org    16,119.671
Corning MunUtil             32.521
Corning LibraryCont       7,348.251
Corning Tirerepair             49.951
Corning TireRepair          425.792
Cummins SalesMain          710.731
DCI GroupEngineering Services    39,733.601
Diamond Mowers Inc.repair          542.191
Dollar Generalsup             55.201
DSM Hoist, Increpair       1,725.001
Echo Group Inc.Sup             13.651
Fastenal Cosup             67.111
Fast9sup             80.001
Feeders Grainsup               7.341
FMTCphone          148.131
FMTCPhone & Fax Service          583.111
FrontierPhone          140.021
Fulton,JeffPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Geer SantitationUtil             90.001
Geer SantitationUtilities             75.001
Carl GoodsonReimb          200.001
Greater Reg MedDoctor and/or Hosp. Care          284.481
Heartland BusinessComp. Program/Software/We       1,189.961
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.       1,376.001
Henry AdkinsElection Supplies             85.271
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots          763.501
Heritagesup          167.531
HyVeeSup       1,653.462
IA DOTtraining          120.001
IA Law AcademyEdu          875.002
IACCVSOOther          180.001
ICEAtraining       1,000.001
IMWCAIns       8,798.002
InfomaxRental          131.131
InfomaxEquip          156.462
IntoximetersSafety & Protect.Sup          125.001
IA Prison IndSigns          837.022
JEO Consultingoutside engineering       2,708.001
Jericodust control       1,170.001
Kiburz,KentWell Plugging       1,000.001
Kinser,Dalereimb             30.001
Mail ServServ          166.521
Marco TechEquip. New And Rental          157.191
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mileage & Subs.          203.001
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MidAmericanutilities             25.451
MidAmericanUtil       8,645.771
Benjamin MullenReimb             94.901
Mullen, TonyTownship Trustee Fee             15.001
Neapolitan LabsComp. Prog/Software/We       4,333.331
Office Machsupplies       3,880.811
Office MachSup             55.501
OPN ArchitectsEngineering Services    16,175.131
Pattison Sand Corock       4,833.671
Paul,TravisReimb          156.751
Pitney BowesPostage          159.571
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal          593.751
Power Planrepair       2,499.021
Prescott LibraryCont       1,219.501
PrimroseFood & Provisions       5,266.001
Ramsey’s MarketPaint & Paint Sup          439.111
Red StarSup          647.602
Rick’s AutoRepair          286.172
RJs Plumbingrepair          852.241
RJs PlumbingRepair       2,432.462
Robinson ImpleParts             86.391
Robinson ImpleREPAIR          669.431
Schildbergrock    36,434.411
Secretary of StateLicenses, Permits, Exam F             30.001
Secure ShredServ             52.001
Peterbiltrepair             94.641
SIRWAutilities             89.001
Solutions HarrisComp. Prog/Soft/We       2,591.252
SW IA RECUtil       7,008.351
Sutton,MartiPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel servi          500.001
T&B Enterprisessup             20.701
Taylor Co. Pub HealthContrib.-Oth Gov.&Organ    31,201.251
TK ElevSup          454.861
TopSpot Rentalsrental          375.001
Treasurer, IAOther Svcs – taxes collec       4,577.451
U.S. Bank EquipMaintenance Agree             97.141
United Farmer Coopfuel    18,820.601
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub       5,013.782
USPSPostage          140.001
Verizon Connectradios          939.021
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Villisca LibraryContrib.-Oth Gov.&Organ          602.001
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup             26.791
Ivan WolfServ             20.001
Kevin WynnServ             20.001
Zieglerequip       9,740.001
Grand Total   311,635.80 

            Department Head reports were presented as follows: Secondary Roads – Purchasing 4205 ton at $12.25/ton crushed concrete to be used for shouldering. Pre-Con meeting last Wednesday for the Patch and Milling project starting soon. Working on two Hungry Canyons projects. Conservation – Another good weekend of camping but starting to see it dwindle down. The park is hosting a Cross Country meet for SWV on Thursday and will get to host the Oct 20th District Meet. There are issues with a sewer pit on one of the lift stations. There were 125 people at the monarch butterfly tagging presentation. Maintenance – One of the urinals in the men’s restroom is broke. It will be costly to fix so at this time doesn’t recommend fixing it. Auditor – Accruals have been started and working with the auditing firm on last year’s audit. The Special Election is this Tuesday.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Dixon – Hungry Canyons, Red Oak, September 9; and Birt – SICOG, Creston, September 7, and Conservation, Corning, September 9.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – September 6, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda along with the minutes of the August 29, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Secondary Roads has ordered a flatbed for the foreman’s truck for a cost of about $12,000 and a broom for a skid steer for about $9710. The lift station needs some work.  Meetings this week include the City of Corning on the Hull Street water main, Blacktop Services on the roadway project, Verizon on the vehicle locator system on issues, and Hungry Canyons.  The overhead lines are going to be buried out at Stringtown and an overhead light installed. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Utility Permits 22-07 and 22-08 for SIRWA on Kentucky Avenue, Jasper Township and 116th Street, Colony Township respectively.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Jamie Stargell, Main Street Corning President, informed the board about a renovation project for Sally’s Alley that is being planned and a T-Mobile Hometown Grant that they will be applying for in the amount of $30,000 which requires letters of support from various entities. The renovation included adding picnic tables, sunshades and wall art.  Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve signing a letter of support for the project.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion and possible action concerning county emails and tablets for the Board was tabled.

Discussion and possible action concerning an update in language in the employee’s handbook was tabled due to additional information being needed. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Adams County Organization Chart.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion and possible action on the DOT Comprehensive List concerning Highway 34 was tabled.  The Board would like to study the situation before making their recommendation to the DOT.  Their preference would be that Highway 34 would be all four lanes.

Department Head Reports: Recorder – There are approximately 200 books left to scan.  Last week, old records were sent to Iowa Land Records.  The Recorder’s Office might be closing at noon on Friday due to Homecoming events.  Sheriff – Body cameras are not working very well now, and the software is not currently supported. The Sheriff’s office is working on a solution.  October 1 is the test date for new candidates for the deputy position.  There has been an arrest in the case of the stolen vehicles across several counties including Adams.  Treasurer – Things are going smoothly.  Conservation – Made it through the Labor Day weekend fairly well.  The sewer system needed attention but is working now.  Applying for several grants, $250,000 to Destination Iowa, 90/10 grant of $7000 to DNR/Fisheries for repair to one of the fish hatching ponds, to the community foundation for environmental education. Currently working on putting in an archery range.  Auditor – Special Election is September 13 and preparations for the General Election on November 8th are underway. 

            Discussion on the Courthouse Renovation project was held by the board. There will be no staging or planning of moves until after the results of the bond election are known. 

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – RCD, Creston, September 1, First Friday BBQ, Corning, September 2; Akin – First Friday BBQ, Corning, September 2; Birt – SICOG, Creston, August 31.

            The Board will move the meeting time of the September 19th meeting will be at 1:00 to allow for canvassing the special election.  Also, on the 19th of September at 3 PM there will be a meeting for consultation with the local school districts regarding the TIF project. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:09 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 29, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda along with the minutes of the August 22, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Department Head Reports: Secondary Roads – SIRWA is installing water at the maintainer shed in the Northeast part of the County. They received the flatbed for the work truck they ordered. Our inspector found a crack in the concrete on the Hull Street bridge, so the piece is being torn out today and will be repoured by the contractor.  They are anticipating 7-10 more days until bridge will be open.  Recorder –Jamie has sent out 19 more books to a company in Omaha for scanning to preserve the books. Sheriff – Tahoe should be fixed soon from the deer collision. Looking to trade vehicles in, but the lead time is late spring or summer of 2023. Treasurer – Holly shared taxes are starting to come in. Attended the ISAC Conference last week and had great meetings. Conservation – The new archery area dirt work has been completed. Two local contractors submitted bids where they were going to donate their time and bid was only for fuel. Tyson Greenwalt received the contract and completed the job in honor of Nate Downer. Travis went out and seeded and harrowed the area over the weekend. Timber Ridge campgrounds, the cabins, and the cottages are full for Labor Day weekend. There are still sites available on the Lake View campground side. IT – Tom provided the board with costs for the supervisors to have an official county email. He also provided costs for the board of supervisors for tablets or laptops for official county business. Auditor – Becky attended the ISAC Conference last week and had great meetings. Biggest take away is that the Business Property Tax Credit is being replaced by a new system that will be a reduction in Valuation system. No one will need to apply as it will be automatically applied to the parcel but details of how it works are still being sorted out. Voting in-person absentee is going on for the Special Election on Sept 13th.  

            Discussion on the Courthouse Renovation project was held by the board. The Open House, held the day before, was a success for those who attended.  The board is still trying to encourage the public to take a tour at any time and see for themselves the issues affecting the Law Enforcement Center and the Courthouse.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Akin – Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, August 22, Courthouse Security, Corning, August 23, and Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Dixon – SCI 911, Creston, August 24 and Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Shipley – MATURA, Creston, August 23 and Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28; Birt – Courthouse Renovation Open House, Corning, August 28.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 22, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda along with the minutes of the August 15, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Engineer Charlie Bechtold and Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty gave an update on the department. Calhoun-Burns gave their inspection list of the bridges that have lowered weights and needed to be posted. That list will be forwarded to the board of supervisors.  The sign department is needing to purchase new signs for the new postings that were put out by Calhoun-Burns. They are working on a projects list to utilize TIF dollars. Dale Kinser provided the weekly report of the ongoing projects he’s inspecting to the board. Charlie will be attending the ISAC Annual meetings this week in Des Moines.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve paying for the new streetlight proposal from MidAmerican for Juniper Avenue from the 30000 Capital Improvement Funds for $8,645.77. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

 Claims 8-22-2022  
Access SytmsRepairs          646.801
Access LeasingAppraisal Services          141.191
AgriVisionREPAIR          209.121
Alliant EnergyUtilities             34.321
Archer,DeziraeSchool or mtg exp             93.001
AT&TMaintenance Agree          723.551
Bob Barker CoSup          196.401
Bobbers DownEd Materials          209.231
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi          400.002
CHI HealthSAFETY             60.001
CHI hospitalServ               3.001
Cintassafety          115.531
City of Corningreimb/cont       4,577.501
Cook ApplianceEquip. New/Rental       1,934.001
Corning Family DentistServ          427.001
Corning Munutilities             55.031
Corning MunUtil       4,249.672
CSSIEquip. New/Rental          386.501
Detlaff,AmySchool or mtg exp             82.001
District IVDues             25.001
Douglas Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             50.001
Fastenal Cosup          178.301
Feltner,ToshWearing App & Uniform             75.001
Fox Weldingequip       3,864.011
FrontierPhone          489.962
HyVeeSup          770.001
IA Law AcademyEdu          125.002
ICCSDues       1,500.001
IA State Med ExamServ       2,028.001
ISAAEdu          650.002
Kinser,Dalereimb          172.461
Midwest Servsup    14,400.001
Minnehaha Co. SherLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.             62.001
Mont Co Sherifflegal             76.001
Nishna ProdServ          212.841
Nutrien AgSup          200.001
O’Reilly Autorepair             62.961
Office MachSup          225.861
OPN ArchitectsEngineering Serv    16,990.041
Page Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.          110.002
Pattison Sand Corock    29,476.701
Pitney BowesPostage             84.991
Ramsey’s MarketPaint & Paint Sup          431.921
Richey,KaitlynWearing App & Uniform          120.001
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp             40.921
Schildbergrock    21,091.981
Shepherd RepairServ          494.201
SIRWAUtil          192.001
Solutions Harrissoftware support       3,600.001
Solutions HarrisComp Prog & Updat    11,450.001
Solutions HarrisEquip. New/Rental       1,099.401
Solutions HarrisMaintenance Agree       4,800.001
SW IA RECutili          584.161
SW IA RECUtil       9,003.872
Red Oak ExpressOff Pub.& Leg Not.          204.001
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes collec       5,213.311
U.S. BankBuildings          308.511
U.S. BankCustodial Sup             90.241
U.S. BankDues & Member          317.031
U.S. BankEd Materials             16.951
U.S. BankElection Sup             38.881
U.S. BankElectrical Sup & Parts             38.671
U.S. BankFood & Provisions          280.831
U.S. BankGeneral Repairs          114.931
U.S. BankHardware             28.031
U.S. BankMinor Equip & Hand Tools             80.621
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp          178.851
U.S. BankPerm Landscaping       1,980.401
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp             97.361
U.S. BankSup       1,497.821
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service          247.191
United Farmer Coopfuel    24,141.931
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub       5,825.412
United Farmer CoopFuels       2,905.261
Vogel & Thomas HardMotor Veh.Equip & Rep             69.761
Vogel & Thomas HardPaint & Paint Sup             48.451
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.       1,837.501
ZieglerREPAIR          212.011
Grand Total   185,055.35 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to appoint Bill Lyddon to the Civil Service Commission. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Department Head Reports:  Treasurer – Taxes are starting to come in. IT – working on updating the Election Laptops for the upcoming special election. He has also looked into working on a oversized printer from the Assessor’s office that is quite old and thinks it is at its end of life. The cost to repair is costly without knowing even then if it would work so he does not recommend doing that. Auditor – Received the new election equipment and were trained on it. It should be easy for the PEO’s to learn the new machines as they are similar to the old ones.

            Chairperson Birt recessed the meeting until 1:00 pm to meet with OPN and DCI on design progress.

            Meeting reconvened at 1:00 pm. Discussion was held with OPN and DCI and new concepts were presented. The group also discussed the upcoming open house on August 28th at 2:00 pm.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Akin – ACEDC, Corning, August 18, Calhoun-Burns, Corning, August 16; Maynes – IA- ICAA, Zoom, August 19; Dixon – WIOA, Zoom, August 17, Trolley, Creston, August 19; Shipley – Calhoun-Burns, Corning, August 16, Main Street, Corning, August 15; Birt – Conservation, August 4, DHS/DCAT/JCS, Creston, August 19.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 pm. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 15, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 15, 2022, 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 Vice Chairperson Shipley and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda along with the minutes of the August 8, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Engineer Charlie Bechtold and Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty gave an update on the department. They are looking to revisit the semi lease later this fall as they figure out their needs with the current semis. Calhoun-Burns are meeting with the Engineer to discuss bridge inspections. Dale Kinser will start providing a weekly report of the ongoing projects he’s inspecting to the board.

Department Head Reports:  Conservation – Camping has slowed down and there are several camping sites available.  Met with ACCS to discuss their involvement in a Nature Center at Lake Icaria. Five bids have come in and one has been accepted for the Archery Range project. IT – Replaced the server in the Sheriff’s office and should be finished with that project after it fully backs up today. Reminded the Department Heads to try to gather all the information for the website company. Auditor – Getting new election equipment today and preparing for the upcoming Special Election.

            Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 8, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. Merlin Dixon was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda as amended for the day adding Utility Permit 22-06 along with the minutes of the August 1, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-31 Authorizing Charles Bechtold to execute final plans and specification in connection with all Farm-to-Market and Federal or State aid construction.

Resolution 2022-31

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, that Charles Bechtold, P.E., the County Engineer of Adams County, Iowa, be and is hereby designated, authorized, and empowered on behalf of the Board of Supervisors of said county to execute the certification of completion of work and final acceptance thereof in accordance with final plans and specifications in connection with all Farm-to-Market and Federal or State aid construction projects in this county.

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Dated at Adams County, Iowa this 8th day of August 2022 by the Board of Supervisors. Attested by the Adams County Auditor, Rebecca Bissell.  The original resolution is on file in the Adams County Auditor’s Office. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-32 Authorizing Personnel to Issue Permits.

Resolution 2022-32

Authorizing Personnel to Issue Permits

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is empowered under authority of Sections 321.1 of the

Code of Iowa to issue permits for the movements of machines, vehicles, or loads, or combinations thereof which exceed the maximum dimensions and/or weights specified in Section 321.452 to 321.466 but within limitations of Chapter 321 E upon Secondary Roads under its jurisdiction, and,

WHEREAS, it is important that such permits be issued by persons familiar with the statutes and

regulations relating to such permits and also with limitations of the county’s roadways, road surfaces, and structures along t􀀝e selected or designated routes,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Adams County Board of Supervisors that the

Adams County Engineer, Charles I. Bechtold, P.E., and the following named employees of the Secondary Roads Department (Karl McCarty, Dale Kinser, and Karen Carl) be authorized to issue and sign special permits for movement of vehicles of excessive size and weight upon Adams County secondary roads in accordance of said Chapter 32l E.

            All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Dated at Adams County, Iowa this 8th day of August 2022 by the Board of Supervisors.  Attested by the Adams County Auditor, Rebecca Bissell.  The original resolution is on file in the Adams County Auditor’s Office. 

            Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-33 Designation of County Engineer to Authorize Utility, Telecommunications Permits.

Resolution 2022-33

Designation of County Engineer to Authorize Utility, Telecommunication Permits.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Adams County Board of Supervisors, that effective August 8, 2022, Charles I. Bechtold, P.E., Adams County Engineer, be and is hereby designated, authorized, and empowered on behalf of the Adams County Board to execute utility and telecommunication permits on the county Right-of-Way through calendar year 2022,

HOWEVER, if Engineer Bechtold is absent, Dale Kinser, the Assistant to the County Engineer, or Karl McCarty, the Maintenance Supervisor shall approve all utility and telecommunication permits.

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Dated at Adams County, Iowa this 8th day of August 2022 by the Board of Supervisors.  Attested by the Adams County Auditor, Rebecca Bissell.  The original resolution is on file in the Adams County Auditor’s Office. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Utility Permit #22-05 for SIRWA on Elm Street.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve Utility Permit #22-06 for Windstream Communications at Fourth St and 190th St.in Prescott.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Recorder’s Quarterly Report.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to appoint Travis Paul as chairperson of the REAP Committee.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to appoint Cliff Mann as a commissioner to the Veterans Affair Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Kevin Provost, Veteran Affairs Director updated the board on the work in that department.  He has had 5 outreach opportunities and has more planned for this upcoming year.  The flag retirement box has been a success.  The office has received the $10,000 grant for the fiscal year.  Three veterans from Adams County were able to go on an Honor Flight.   

The appointment for a Civil Service Commissioner was tabled for two weeks.

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

Adair Co. Sec Roadseng592.871
Adams Co AmbCont4,166.661
Free PressLegal924.205
Adams Co. RecorderMisc.75.001
Adamson,SarahEmployee Mile & Subs.50.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service35.001
AgriVisionEQUIP1,847.001
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs1,250.001
AkinRepair1,988.363
AkinREPAIR3.691
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service35.001
Arnold Supplyrepair541.481
Arrick,LorieOth Lab rel servi1,555.001
Bissell,BeckyReimb25.001
Bomgaarsrepair70.951
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineer3,015.001
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi600.003
CIDCustodial Supplies899.001
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety70.001
Corning MunUtil2,081.011
Corning TireRepair364.602
Cott SystemsDoc & Image Serv18,565.001
CSSIGeneral Repairs716.251
Dasher ElecServ75.001
Diamond Vogelsup5,996.001
Doc’s Dieselrepair26,720.391
Dollar Generalsup36.651
Dollar GeneralSup181.151
Farm/Home PubSup375.001
FMTCphone148.131
FMTCPhone & Fax Service629.651
Fulton,JeffPhone & Fax Service35.001
Geer SantitationUtilities75.001
Carl GoodsonReimb215.001
Greater Reg MedDoc and/or Hosp. Care380.801
Grn Valleyutil40.001
IA DOTsupplies13.001
IMWCAIns8,798.002
InfomaxRental112.621
InfomaxEquip152.982
One CallServ3.601
IA Prison IndSigns2,241.801
ISACDues250.001
Kinser,Dalereimb30.001
Lawson Productsrepair1,272.191
Mail ServServ176.121
McCarty,Karlreimb30.001
MidAmericanutilities25.051
Midwest BeddingBuildings6,968.641
Midwest Wheelsup69.361
Miller,PatOth Lab rel servi250.001
Motorola Inc.Maintenance Agree33,354.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp9.891
Office MachSup58.801
Pattison Sand Corock11,242.831
Paul,TravisReimb60.001
Petersen TireSup71.401
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp593.751
Rick’s AutoRepair646.843
Robinson ImpleParts156.171
Robinson ImpleREPAIR444.011
SIRWAutilities189.002
Southern IA RC&D AreaRC&D Projects3,500.001
SW IA RECUtil7,784.641
State Hygienic LabWell Testing31.001
Sutton,MartiPhone & Fax Service60.001
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel servi400.001
TopSpot RentalsEquip. New/Rental100.001
U.S. Bank EquipMaintenance Agree246.171
U.S. Dept of TreasFica County Contrib118.681
UlineBuildings285.001
Verizon Wirelesscomputer68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup174.861
Vogel & Thomas HardCustodial Sup7.581
Grand Total154,375.38

Department Head Reports:  Conservation – Lakeside camping area has slowed significantly.  Timber Ridge is still fairly full.  Today is the last day for bids to be returned in for the archery project.  The seasonal help is finished for the season.  There is a fish program coming up.  Sheriff – The deadline for deputy applications has been extended.  Going to start vehicle bids again and jail school is starting.   IT – Website kick-off meeting is on Wednesday.   Secondary Roads – Working on safety training, looking into security cameras, pouring for trail and culvert on Hull.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes, Crossroads, Winterset, August 5; Birt, SICOG, Creston, August 2.

             Chairperson Birt adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            ATTEST: Doug Birt, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors      Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – August 1, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda as amended for the day along with the minutes of the July 25, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

City of Corning Mayor, Jan Leonard, invited the board along with anyone else to attend a townhall meeting with Michael Franken on Wednesday August 3 from 11:30-1. She also updated the board that the Droppit can redemption container should be in place this week and utilities will be hooked up soon. There will be some education opportunities for the public to learn how to use it, but everyone is excited to get it up and going.

Chairman Birt introduced Charles Bechtold, Adams County Engineer, to the rest of the board and to the Department heads. The Board is looking forward to working with Mr. Bechtold.

Auditor Bissell presented the Cash Report for Fiscal Year 2022. The full report is on the Department of Management’s website and the summary will be published in the Free Press this week.

Department Head Reports:  Conservation – Everything is going well. Some of their seasonal workers are starting to leave for school. Treasurer – Tax statements should be going out this week. Auditor – Completed the Cash report. Updated the board on the virtual site visit for the VOCA grant.            

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Akin – Main Street, July 25, Corning, and 5th Judicial, July 27, via Zoom; Maynes – Main Street, July 25, Corning and Crossroads, July 25, Creston; Shipley – Main Street, July 25, Corning and Loss Control, July 27, Corning; Dixon – SCI 911, July 27, Creston and Main Street, July 25, Corning.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – July 25, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 25, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to amend the agenda to include paying claims. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda as amended for the day along with the minutes of the July 18, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Karl McCarty, Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, gave an update on the department. The Peterbilt has been fixed and is back up and running. One of the motor grader shops is on well water and the well is low so Secondary Roads will get a quote from SIRWA about hooking up to the rural water system.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-30 to Participate in SS4A Grant Applications.

RESOLUTION FOR PARTICIPATION IN SS4A GRANT APPLICATION

Adams County Resolution No. 2022-30

WHEREAS, as part of the new Federal Transportation Bill, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), there is over $1 B of roadway safety funding available in the form of Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. To be an eligible applicant for this new safety funding, a county MUST have an eligible Action Plan in place; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa County Engineers Association (ICEA) plans to apply for a SS4A grant to develop and supply all 99 counties in Iowa with an eligible Action Plan at no cost to the counties. ICEA encourages all 99 counties to participate in this grant application; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors will commit to achieve significant declines in roadway fatalities and serious injuries in Adams County; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors recognizes the Action Plan and will assist the County Engineer’s department in achieving the goal of a dramatic decrease in roadway fatalities and serious injuries and zero roadway fatalities and serious injuries by the years 2030 and 2050, respectively; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors, after consulting with the Adams County Engineer, desires to participate in a joint SS4A grant to develop and receive an eligible Action Plan for Adams County.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ADAMS COUNTY that this County does hereby request to be included in the statewide SS4A grant to develop Actions Plans for all 99 counties in Iowa.

Resolution adopted this 25th day of July 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file with the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Employment Contract for County Engineer between Adams County and Charles Bechtold.  Mr. Bechtold’s starting date will be August 1, 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the website hosting proposal with Neapolitan Labs. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Auditor Bissell shared the recommendations provided by ICAP after their site visit to Secondary Roads and the Court House.

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

Adams Co. Electricalrepair     1,166.501
Free PressLegal           33.001
Adams Co. RecorderMot Veh.Equip & Rep           29.251
AgriVisionREPAIR         280.601
Alliant EnergyUtilities           39.661
Arrick,LorieOth Lab rel serv     1,650.001
AT&TMaint Agree           76.051
Buxton,LeviWell Plugging         500.001
Byers Lock ShopRepairs         397.802
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel serv         200.001
Central IA Distrib IncSup         728.001
CHI HealthSAFETY         292.001
Cintassafety           71.921
CintasSaf & Protect.Sup         111.061
Clay Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.           49.601
Corning Fam DentServ         408.001
Corning Munutilities           68.271
Corning MunUtil     1,907.472
Corning RentalRent         180.401
Creston AutoMot Veh.Equip & Rep         436.081
Dasher ElecServ           75.001
Douglas Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.         100.002
Fastenal Cosup         416.331
FrontierPhone           69.101
Geer SanitationUtil           90.001
Heartland BusinessComp Prog & Updat     1,189.961
HyVeeSup         960.093
IA DOTsupplies           75.001
ICEOOtraining         225.001
IA State Med ExamServ     2,244.951
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair         226.651
Mail ServServ           22.191
MATURAAdmin     6,000.001
MW Perform Patchsup         303.751
Midwest Servsup     4,421.121
Miller,PatOth Lab rel serv         600.001
Mont Co Sherifflegal           76.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           38.421
Nishna ProductionsServ         188.001
Northland Prod Corepair     3,807.111
O’Reilly Automotiverepair         441.871
Office MachSup           85.031
OPN ArchitectsEngineering Serv   14,595.001
Pattison Sand Corock   11,061.871
Paul,TravisReimb     1,208.001
Pitney BowesPostage         500.001
Polk Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.           47.501
Pro Diesel, Increpair         907.761
RJs PlumbingRepair         559.631
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp           77.001
Schafer WeldingSup         150.001
SchildbergRock         729.471
Shepherd RepairServ           20.001
SIRWAUtil         156.001
SW IA AssessorsSchool or mtg exp         450.001
SW IA RECutili         529.121
SW IA RECUtil           74.001
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel serv         400.001
Travis Ironrepair             7.001
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes coll         617.561
U.S. BankCustodial Sup         190.961
U.S. BankFood & Provisions         191.861
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub         797.761
U.S. BankGeneral Repairs           23.981
U.S. BankMin Equip & Hand Tools         159.901
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp         143.181
U.S. BankParts         249.201
U.S. BankPrescriptions Med           14.071
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp     1,252.091
U.S. BankSup         100.371
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service         246.661
UlineTraffic & St Sign Mat     2,097.221
United Farmer Coopfuel   22,872.471
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub         152.361
United Farmer CoopFuels     2,356.201
Verizon Connectradios         469.511
Verizon WirelessMaintenance Agree         361.351
ZieglerREPAIR         749.661
Grand Total    94,799.94 

Department Head Reports:  Sheriff’s Department – Jail Inspection was completed last week with no major issues. Conservation – Everything is going well and there are some sites left on the weekends. There is a fish education program coming up. Treasurer – Everything going smoothly, Auditor submitted taxes to the Treasurer’s office and those statements should be going out in the next week. Auditor – Taxes are done on the Auditor’s side and have been submitted to the Treasurer’s office.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Akin – ACEDC, July 19, Corning, Southern Hills, July 22, Corning; Maynes – Community Action Agency, July 20, Des Moines; Shipley – Main Street, July 18, Corning.

            Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – July 18, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda for the day along with the minutes of the July 12, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Karl McCarty, Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, gave an update on the department. The county will be getting 2500 ton of crushed concrete to put on roads. It’s a cheaper product than the dolomite and they want to try it to see if it holds up well.

 Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the 28E Agreement with the City of Corning concerning the Corning Trail on Hull Street.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Engagement Letter with Ahlers Cooney for Urban Renewal Area Plan.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

There was no action taken on the County Mileage Reimbursement rate.

Department Head Reports:  Sheriff’s Department – Applications are being accepted for the open deputy position. IT – Working on getting all of the computers into the management software. Conservation – Receiving a lot of calls about UTV’s in the park and also the brain-eating amoeba that was found in Lake of Three Fires.  Lake Icaria is a much larger and deeper body of water so the risk is very low. The department is also working on grant applications for various projects.  The education program on reptiles was very successful. Treasurer – Everything going smoothly.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Fair Display, July 11, Corning, Prescott City Council, July 12, Prescott; Dixon – ATURA, July 12, Corning; Shipley – Main Street, July 15, Corning, Nodaway City Council, July 17, Nodaway.

            Birt recessed the meeting at 10:30 AM.

At 1:00 PM, Birt reconvened the meeting and the board had a presentation with OPN and

DCI for an update on the Courthouse Renovation Project.  They presented more floor plan options for the board to consider. Chairperson Birt adjourned the meeting at 3:00 pm.  

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – July 12, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. Merlin Dixon was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda for the day along with the minutes of the July 5, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Karl McCarty, Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, gave an update on the department. The leased semi has been delivered and put to work. The crews are working on hauling dolomite.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Resolution 2022-28 Set Compensation for Fence.

Resolution 2022-28

Compensation for Fence

WHEREAS, it is sometimes necessary to remove fences to construct projects at locations where additional county road Right-Of-Way has been acquired;

AND WHEREAS, the landowners incur added expense for the replacement of this fence on the property outside of the newly acquired Right-Of-Way;

AND WHEREAS, Adams County will compensate the landowners from whom additional Right-Of-Way has been obtained at the rate of$ 38.00 per rod for fence of any type that is removed due to the purchase of said new Right-Of-Way. In addition, Adams County will compensate the landowners $ 50.00 per post for each additional corner post/brace post combination needed to construct the new fence because of the changes in the fence alignment due to the new construction as determined by the proposed plans.

Dated this 12th day of July 2022 at Corning, Iowa.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Recommended by Nick Kauffman, P.E. Adams County Engineer, Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2022-29 Temporary Easement Purchase.  

Resolution 2022-29

Temporary Easement Purchase

WHEREAS, it is sometimes necessary for Adams County to obtain additional temporary easement in order to construct improvements to the Secondary Road system;

AND WHEREAS, there is a need to establish a level of compensation for such newly acquired temporary easement;

BE IT RESOLVED, that Adams County hereby establishes the rate of One Hundred Dollars per each continuous easement parcel.  

Dated this 12th day of July 2022 at Corning, Iowa. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Attested by Rebecca Bissel, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the Claims as presented. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Access LeasingMaint Agree           141.191
Adams Co Hist SocCont- Oth Gov & Org       1,500.001
Adams Co 4-HCont     25,000.001
Adams Co Soil & WaterFlood & Eros.Contr.Struct     27,000.001
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal           886.293
Adams Taylor RegEnviron Cleanup       5,967.001
Adamson,SarahContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org           161.081
Adamson,SarahEmployee Mile & Subs.             50.001
Adamson,SarahFood & Provisions           124.011
Adamson,SarahOther Supplies/Equip             83.391
Adamson,SarahPostage & Mailing             11.841
Adamson,SarahReg fees/Meet/Sc             42.771
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,356.471
AkinRepair       3,800.152
AkinREPAIR           120.021
Allied SystemsEquip       1,350.001
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Arnold Supplyrepair       1,079.001
Beford DrugPrescriptions Med             31.801
Birt,DougReimb             60.001
Bissell,BeckyReimb             52.501
Bob Barker CoSup             50.491
Luanne BrownReimb             30.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineer       1,248.401
Capital SanitarySup           521.771
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel serv           300.001
Central IA Ready Mixrepair           812.001
Marnie ClineConserv Bd. Exp             50.001
Cobb,Leereimb           201.541
ConnectionsCont       3,765.001
Cornhusker Intnlrepair       2,367.171
Corning TireRepair             77.141
Dollar GeneralSup             50.551
Echco Concrete LLC.repair       1,080.001
Echo Group Inc.Sup           279.811
Emerg MangOther     90,000.001
Fastenal Cosup             40.101
FMTCphone           148.131
FMTCPhone & Fax Service           608.971
Fox Weldingequip       2,144.591
Fulton,JeffPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Geer SantitationUtilities             75.001
Good SourceSup           155.901
Carl GoodsonReimb           220.001
GovCo Inc.repair     60,750.001
Herring,Karlsafety reimb           275.001
IA St Sher/Dep AssnSchool or mtg exp           125.001
ICPAIns  168,067.003
IMWCAIns       8,798.002
InfomaxRental           112.621
InfomaxEquip             40.971
IA Precinct AtlasMaint Agree       3,611.961
ISUmeeting           220.001
ISACDues       9,475.003
Jericodust control       1,170.001
Kinser,Dalereimb             30.001
Kline MuseumContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org           950.001
Lawson Productsrepair             31.251
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair             99.151
Lundquist ACRepairs             85.001
Mail ServServ           158.811
MATURAAdmin       9,000.001
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MidAmericanutilities             18.081
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp             47.201
Benjamin MullenReimb       1,304.541
NyhartAcct.-Audit.-Cler.Serv.       1,300.001
Office MachSup           242.741
Paul,TravisReimb             60.001
Pearson FuneralServ           429.001
Al PeckhamReimb             30.001
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp           593.751
Power ServicesGeneral Repairs           400.001
Power Planrepair       7,560.741
PrimroseFood & Provisions       4,864.001
Red StarSup           206.291
Richey,Stevesafety reimb           275.001
Rick’s AutoRepair           374.981
Rick’s AutoServ             45.431
RJs PlumbingRepair           891.451
Robinson ImpleParts           194.731
Robinson ImpleREPAIR           286.841
Wayne RychnovskyReimb             30.001
Schildbergrock  230,741.891
SICOGCont       4,204.041
SIRWAutilities             89.001
South IA RC&D AreaRC&D Projects           500.001
South IA TrolleySW Iowa Trolley       3,954.001
Sutton,MartiPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Travis Ironrepair             10.501
Treasurer, IASup       7,410.721
Turf SolutionsServ           110.001
U.S. Bank EquipMaint Agree             97.141
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub       7,276.531
United Farmer CoopFuels             22.831
VanguardMainten Agree       9,475.001
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup             69.701
Vogel & Thomas HardSafety & Protect.Sup           231.921
Western IA TourismCont           500.001
Zoho Corp.Comp Prog. & Updat       1,886.001
Grand Total   726,208.09 

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual and Annual Reports as presented by Treasurer Holly Schafer.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve signing the Henry M. Adkins Contract to purchase new Election Equipment for $27,533 along with the Maintenance and Software License Agreement. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion on signing a letter of engagement with Ahlers Cooney for a new Urban Renewal Plan was tabled until the next week.

Chairperson Doug Birt left the meeting at 9:35 am and Vice Chair Leland Shipley continued on with the meeting.

Discussion and review of Ordinances 32-36 was tabled until the following week.

Department Head Reports:  Sheriff’s Department – Hy-Vee will start doing the jail meals August 1. Sheriff Johannes is hearing from all the vehicle dealers that getting new inventory is difficult right now, so the two vehicles the department is looking to trade in this year might not happen. He also shared there has been good interest in the open Deputy position and has a part-time deputy who is interested in possibly helping this summer. Recorder – Jamie Stargell is getting a lot of questions regarding the UTV law changes. IT – Tom Williams is just busy patching security patches. EMA – Soil Samples were performed on the front lawn.  Auditor – Becky Bissell shared that year end and cash balancing are completed for last year’s accounting records. Now she is working on preparing tax statements.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – RC&D, July 7, Creston, and Fair Display, July 7, Corning and Akin – CHI July 12, Corning, and Fair Display, July 7, Corning.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor