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Board Minutes – April 25, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, 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 Dixon to approve the agenda for the day along with the minutes of the April 18, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty presented the proposed Secondary Roads budget amendment for FY 21/22.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-20 for FY 22/23 Establishing 2022 Noxious Weed Control for Adams County.

RESOLUTION NO. 2022- 20 FOR FY 22/23


BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County:

THAT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF Chapter 317, Code of Iowa, it is ordered:

THAT EACH OWNER AND EACH PERSON in the possession or control of any lands in Adams County shall cut, burn or otherwise destroy all noxious weeds thereon, as defined in this chapter, at such time in each year and in such manner as shall prevent said weeds from blooming or coming to maturity, and shall keep said lands free from such growth as shall render the streets or highway adjoining said lands unsafe for public travel. Noxious weeds shall be cut as is necessary to prevent seed production:

May 15, 2022Musk Thistle
June 15, 2022Leafy Spurge, Perennial Peppergrass, Sour Dock, Sheep Sorrel, Wild Sunflower, Poison Hemlock, Canada Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Buckhorn, Wild Mustard
July 1, 2022Field Bindweed, Horse Nettle, Perennial Sow Thistle, Quack Grass, Butterprint, Puncture Vine, Cocklebur, Bull Thistle, Shattercane
July 16, 2022Mutliflora Rose

THAT IF THE OWNER OR PERSONS in possession of any land in Adams County fail to comply with the foregoing orders, the Weed Commissioner shall cause this to be done and the expense of said work, including cost of serving notice and other costs, if any, shall be assessed against the real estate.

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file at the Auditor’s Office. 

Sheriff Alan Johannes presented his proposed Sheriff Office budget amendment for FY 21/22.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-21 Transferring Hotel Motel Fund to Conservation Reserve Fund.



To the Treasurer of Adams County, Iowa:


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

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


All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file at the Auditor’s Office. 

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

Alliant EnergyUtilities           117.291
Bissell,BeckyReimb              52.501
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl        3,176.911
Brown, LisaSchool or mtg exp           150.961
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi           300.002
CHI HealthMed & Lab.Sup           186.001
CHI hospitalServ           660.241
Cintassafety              47.551
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety           140.001
Coens Furn IncBuildings        8,400.001
Corning Fam DentistryServ           247.341
Corning HotelContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org     17,471.162
Corning Munutilities           692.591
Corning MunUtil        2,652.813
CSSI- Terry TaylorGeneral Repairs           717.251
Dasher ElecServ              75.001
Dencorepair     56,864.001
DASDues & Memberships              50.001
Detlaff,AmyEmployee Mile & Subs.              95.001
Fastenal Cosup           713.381
FrontierPhone              62.291
Geer SantUtil              90.001
Geer SantUtilities              75.001
Heartland BusComputer Mainten        1,207.871
Holiday InnSchool or mtg exp           257.601
HyVeeSup           316.982
IA Law AcadEdu           100.001
InfomaxEquip           339.482
ISACA TreasurerReg fees/Meet/Sc           210.001
ISCTAReg           150.001
JEO Consultingoutside engineering        1,776.251
Lawson Productsrepair              59.521
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair        4,512.501
Mail ServServ        1,627.531
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mile & Subs.           268.001
MenardsOther Supplies/Equip              20.061
MW Perform Patchsup           190.001
Midwest Wheelsup        1,041.271
Miller,KandiSchool or mtg exp           390.001
Motor InnREPAIR           300.001
Pocahontas Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              49.221
Prairie FabricationREPAIR           828.781
RJs PlumbingRepair           166.081
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp              48.201
Robinson ImplementREPAIR           227.641
Safe LifeSafety & Protect.Sup           494.101
Schneider GeospatialMainten Agree        1,216.001
Shepherd RepairServ           494.301
Shires, JenEmploy Mile & Subs.              99.001
Snap On Toolssup           999.001
S Hills VetExp           270.001
SW IA RECutili           758.521
SW IA RECUtil           124.001
TAW CompServ              68.001
J L Houstonfuel tanks           935.601
TopSpot RentalsEquip. New & Rental           482.001
Turf SolutionsServ           110.001
Turner,NancyEmployee Mile & Subs.           105.001
U.S. BankComp Prog & Updat              59.991
U.S. BankFood & Provisions           163.101
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub           197.161
U.S. BankHardware           165.961
U.S. BankMtg Exp           248.071
U.S. BankMinor Equip & Hand Tools           245.931
U.S. BankMotor Veh.Equip & Repairs           352.521
U.S. BankOffice & Data Proc. Equip              76.001
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp              31.681
U.S. BankPrescriptions Medicine              61.901
U.S. BankReg fees/Meet/Sc           690.961
U.S. BankSafety & Protect.Supplies           338.431
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp        1,525.301
U.S. BankSup        6,284.221
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service           246.661
U.S. BankWearing App & Uniform           205.491
UlineTraffic & St Sign Mat           129.571
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub        4,549.762
Vavra, Billireimb           312.002
Verizon Connectradios           469.511
Verizon WirelessMainten Agree           360.511
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.           375.001
ZieglerREPAIR        1,309.551
Grand Total    131,679.04 

Department Head Reports – Conservation – All the bathrooms are turned on. Marti and Travis participated in the Middle School career day last week and they will be offering a hunter education course in the middle school again. Michelle Wilson helped with organizing an Earth Day and had quite a few volunteers show up to clean up the parks. The Conservation Department has auctioned off their old snowplow truck.  Travis has reserved a spot for Marti to become a certified officer. Spring burning has been completed. Travis is working with Garden & Associates platting more full-service sites at Lake View. Jeff is working on securing plans for two new cottages. Marti and Travis are participating in a program called “School of the Wild” with Lenox Middle School to teach them about wetlands, prairies, and other environments. Treasurer –May notices will be going out to the $178,000 still uncollected. Sheriff – Cadets have graduated from the academy and after two plus years we have a full functioning staff of deputies. The jail lights are on the list to be fully repaired. Starting July 2022, the Deputies will be issued on-duty cell phones. Auditor – Becky Bissell shared the second-grade class will be coming to the courthouse to learn about government and its operations on May 10th.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Shipley – Main Street, April 18, Corning, Beacon, April 20, Corning; Birt – DHS DCAT, April 22, Creston;  Maynes – Crossroads Finance, April 19, via Zoom, and Beacon, April 20, Corning; Dixon – Beacon, April 20, Corning and Akin – Southern Hills, April 21, Corning;.

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

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