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Board Minutes – April 12, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, April 12, 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. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from April 5, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Nancy Barnes reminded the board her office will be closed for training on Thursday, April 15th for training.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Secondary Roads Dump Truck bid from Truck Center Companies of $121,473 for a 2021 Western Star. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2021-10 Amending the Adams County Entrance Policy.

Resolution 2021-10

Adams County Entrance Policy Amended 4-12-2021


  1. The County Engineer will require a permit per entrance for each new or widened entrance to the Secondary Road System.

Location of the entrance will be at the owner’s request if the sight distance (per AASHTO’s Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets) and other related factors are approved by the Engineer

2. Slope from the edge of entrance to the ditch flow line will be as follows:

Paved Road — Dry Fill or culvert 6H:1V

Gravel Road — Dry Fill or culvert 3H:1V

The minimum width of entrances is 20 feet Adams County will designate the minimum length and diameter of the pipe to achieve efficient drainage and width of entrance. No entrance pipe shall be less than 18 inches in diameter unless specified by the Engineer.

3). The owner shall have the entrance, or extension installed by private contractors or with their own equipment. All work performed will be subject to the approval of the County Engineer or their designated representative.

4) Costs of all new installation(s) extension(s) and maintenance will be borne by the property owner. The County will maintain stockpiles of new pipe for purchase, with a minimum length to purchase of 10 feet.

5) All culverts placed in entrances shall be of new materials. Culverts shall be of annular, corrugated, riveted construction or reinforced concrete pipe. Plastic pipe is not acceptable. Pipe shall meet Iowa DOT’s standards for wall thickness.

6) Extensions to existing entrances will only be allowed when the existing culvert is in good condition.

7) Adams County will not provide or restore any type of surfacing on entrances. Driveway surfacing, such as granular surfacing or pavement, shall be the responsibility of the adjacent land owner.

8)Approximately midway between the Right of Way line (ROW} and the edge of the road the elevation of the entrance shall be at least 6 inches (6″} lower than that of the edge of the road. Adams County maintenance personnel are allowed to maintain an entrance in order to prevent water from damaging the roadway surface.

9) During construction and/or installation, all necessary and proper barricade, signage, etc., as per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, shall be maintained at all times to protect workers, property owners, and the traveling public from accidents due to operation of the applicant. The applicant will be required to furnish any dirt necessary for the construction of driveways and field entrances. Any materials from inside the ROW shall be with the approval of the County Engineer or their designee.

10) Upon completion and notification by applicant or installer the County Engineer or their designee will certify the work to be in compliance. When the work is found to be non-compliant  with this policy, a written notice will be issued. The applicant will have 30 calendar days from receipt of notice to bring the entrance into compliance.

11) The County Engineer or their designated representative is hereby named the permit officer to administer the terms of this policy. Administrative decisions of pipe size and length, sight distance and other safety factors will be final. Other appeals of administrative decisions may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors in writing at any time or orally at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. Board decisions shall be entered into the minutes.

12) Adams County shall be indemnified and saved harmless from any changes resulting from the applicant’s operations.

13) This policy voids and takes precedence over any previous entrance policies in Adams County.

WHEREAS, The Adams County Entrance Policy, dated April, 12th, 2021, establishes the requirements for design and construction of driveways and driveway extensions within Adams County,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Adams County Entrance Policy is amended and adopted by the Adams   County Board of Supervisors at Corning, Iowa on the 12th day of April 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to set a salary of $6,680 to be paid monthly to the Weed Commissioner. The board will expect a report of activities at the end of June and September along with the annual Report that is due by November 1 each year for the state. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Larry Maeder as the Weed Commissioner effective today. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Medical Examiner Investigator Lisa Brown asked the board to pay for half of the schooling for the Assistant Investigator to become licensed. The board asked if the amount needed was in the ME budget and Lisa replied it was.

Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve the claims as follows:

Access SytmsRepairs       1,075.001
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal           528.804
Adamson,SarahEmployee Mile & Subs.             50.001
Adamson,SarahReg fees/Meet/Sc             71.681
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,250.001
AkinRepair       1,759.882
AkinREPAIR       1,209.151
Arnold Supplyrepair       4,973.471
Audiological ServSchool or mtg exp             21.001
Brandt,BryTownship Clerk Fee             20.001
Lisa BrownServ           159.501
Capital SanitarySup           396.422
Central IA Distrib IncSup       6,521.201
Central IA Ready Mixrepair       3,161.001
Charles Mix Co.Legal & Ct-Rel Serv.             82.001
Cintassafety             63.711
Ciox HealthLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             52.431
Corning Munutilities       1,384.001
Corning MunUtil           568.821
Corning Plumb/HeatSup           443.301
Corning RentalRent           700.001
Corning TireRepair             69.941
Cost AdvisoryServ       4,125.001
CounselMaint Agreements           297.321
Dasher ElecServ           300.002
Dencorepair       4,818.451
Dollar Generalsup             40.751
Dollar GeneralSup             29.101
Feeders Grainsup             24.701
First Wireless Inc.sup           947.691
First Wireless Inc.Machine & Equip Pur           134.211
FleetSide FordMotor Vehicle     41,895.001
FMTCphone           148.151
FMTCPhone & Fax Service       2,557.841
Garden & Associatesoutside engineering       1,912.001
Carl GoodsonReimb           189.001
Greater Reg MedDr and/or Hosp. Care           151.201
Hawhee Truckrepair           422.251
Henderson Tilingrepair             39.251
Heritagesup           125.901
Hogan,JamieServ             15.001
Husker Steelmaterial     24,024.001
IA DOTsupplies       1,700.861
ICPAIns           262.001
InfomaxRental           106.671
InfomaxEquip           132.532
IA Co Attnys AssnDues & Memberships           277.001
ISUsafety           100.001
ISACDues           375.002
ISACA TreasurerReg fees/Meet/Sc           125.001
Jackson RepairVeh.Equip & Repairs           128.001
Mail ServServ           142.371
Malone,Travisreimb           127.001
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MidAmericanutilities             58.961
Midwest Servsup       8,256.001
Murphy ContractingConstruction     98,583.002
Murphy Tractorequipment  256,950.001
Northland Prod Corepair       2,511.941
Office MachSup           152.894
Omaha Truck Centerrepair           716.141
Page Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             74.801
Parker Reporting, LTDLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.           113.601
Paul,TravisReimb             60.001
Petersen TireSup           620.001
Polk Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             52.401
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disp           593.751
Pott Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             70.001
RACOMRepair           551.251
Ramsey’s MarketCustodial Sup             35.991
Rick’s AutoRepair           755.123
RJs Plumbingrepair             64.931
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp             29.001
Robinson ImplementFuel, Tires, & Lub           353.521
Robinson ImplementREPAIR           151.471
Robinson,JaredTown Trustee Fee             15.001
Schafer Weldingrepair           450.101
Schildbergrock     30,355.651
SchildbergRock           895.221
SEATSchool or mtg exp             20.002
Service TechsParts           919.901
Shepherd Repair            140.001
SIRWAutilities             89.001
Stalker ChevRepair             18.051
Kurt StoaksServ             15.001
SW IA ApplianceRepair           198.391
TAW CompServ       1,510.002
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs-taxes collec       7,542.001
U of O EmergencyReg fees/Meet/Sc           150.001
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub           114.521
U.S. BankHardware             40.971
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp             83.171
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp           350.001
U.S. BankSup           197.141
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service           203.371
U.S. Bank EquipMaintenance Agree             63.151
United Farmer Coopfuel       8,429.311
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub       3,562.542
USPSPostage           220.001
Verizon Connectradios           469.511
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup           178.211
Vogel & Thomas HardCust Sup             12.781
Vogel & Thomas HardElect Supp.& Parts             21.981
Vogel & Thomas HardFert, seed and plan             23.451
Vogel & Thomas HardHardware             73.121
Vogel & Thomas HardOffice Sup/Exp             25.281
Vogel & Thomas HardSafety & Protect.Sup             22.281
Williams,Tomreimb             30.001
Williams,ChadEdl Materials             29.831
Williams,ChadElect Supp.& Parts             17.991
Williams,ChadOther Sup/Equip             32.031
Williams,ChadPerm Landscaping           219.401
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Williams,ChadApp & Uniform           414.601
Zieglerrepair       2,627.661
Grand Total   545,130.12 

Committee and Meeting reports for presented as follows: Birt – Conservation, April 8; Corning.

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

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor