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Board Minutes – April 4, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Scott Akin via Zoom, and Doug Birt. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the amended agenda for the day to include Resolution 2022-11 as 4b.and to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-18 to enable Nick Kauffman, the “acting County Engineer for Adams County” to sign/execute our FM resurfacing contract.

RESOLUTION 2022-18

WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors, hereafter referred to as “the Board”, believes the ADAMS COUNTY PROJECT NO: FM-C002(79) –55-02 HMA RESURFACING WITH MILLING ON VARIOUS ROUTES”, hereafter referred to as “the project” is in the best interest of Adams County, Iowa, and the residents thereof. The project is defined as HMA Resurfacing of N26, N28 & H54 in Adams County; 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 the Board to accept the bid from BLACKTOP SERVICE COMPANY & SUBSIDIARY, of Humboldt, Iowa in the amount of $1,539,284.75 and awards the associated contract 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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all other resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this resolution are hereby repealed.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, Nick Kauffman, P.E., the acting 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.

Dated at Adams County, Iowa this 4th day of April 2022.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-11 Reclassifying Legal Road Not Open to Traffic to Area Service A Road on Union Ave at 110th St.

Resolution 2022-11

Resolution Reclassifying Legal Road Not Open to Traffic to Area Service A Road

WHEREAS, Adams County desires to reclassify a certain road on the secondary road system in the county to provide for an increased level of maintenance; and

WHEREAS, Adams County after consultation with the Adams County Engineer, has the authority to reclassify certain roads with the County as Area Service “A” roads pursuant to Iowa Code Section 309.57; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors, after consulting with the Adams County Engineer, desire to reclassify a certain road in Adams County from Legal Road not Open to Traffic to Area Service “A” Road as the road meets low volume geometric design guidelines as a “Minor Access” to provide for an increased level of maintenance in order to best utilize maintenance funds, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Notice of Public Hearing duly published according to the Iowa Code, Public Hearing was held on February 28th, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors room at the Adams County Courthouse, Corning, Iowa, to hear support and/or objections from the public on road so designated.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ADAMS COUNTY that this County does hereby reclassify the road described as Area Service “A” road.

COLONY TOWNSHIP T-73N R-32W

1. Union Avenue commencing from the SW corner of Section 3 T-73N R-32W thence 1,320 feet North along said section line to a point of termination.

 All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  RESOLUTION PASSED AND APPROVED this 4th day of April, 2022.  Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office. 

            Discussion on the Courthouse Renovations continued. The board is waiting on costs for the architects to get to a schematic design phase.

            Department Head Reports – Secondary Roads – Hauling rock and waiting for new tracks for the skid steer. Recorder – Jamie Stargell reminded the board to share the information that boat renewals are due April 30th.  IT – Tom Williams has been receiving a lot of information and warnings that there have been Chinese hacking on counties in Iowa. Sheriff – Alan Johannes shared his department will be doing some training tonight. Auditor – Becky Bissell informed the board her office will be closed this Thursday April 7th while her staff attends a software training, and she will be certifying election equipment.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Birt – SICOG County Mtg, March 29 Corning, SICOG, March 29, Creston; Dixon – Hungry Canyons, April 1, Atlantic.

            The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

                         Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor