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Board Minutes – August 3, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Merlin Dixon, and Doug Birt with Bobbi Maynes via phone. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes of the July 27th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve CIPCO utility permit 20-07 located in the southeast portion of Adams County along 265th Street. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on ongoing projects. Bridge inspection reports review took place July 22nd. There were 134 bridges inspected in the current inspection cycle. Adams County has a total of 178 bridges as defined by the FHWA (having a span length of greater than 20 feet parallel to the traveled way) plus a few more non-bridge bridges (span less than 20 feet). There are 11 bridges in the system that are considered fractured critical. There are over 20 timber bridges and precast panel bridges on wooden pilings that are known for degrading at a faster rate, so those are inspected annually. The inspections found that 16 bridges on paved roads have an expected life span of 15 years or less. Regarding EWP projects JNC will be wrapping up Douglas 8 and then moving on to Douglas 4. The secondary roads crew is working on replacing tubes in various sites.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Adams County Employee Handbook as amended to include that employees hired after July 1, 2020, will not be paid out for any sick leave at retirement or death and clarification to Section 2.4 Severe Weather and Work Site Closing.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on possible renovation for the law enforcement center.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve the payment to CHI Wellness Center for the total cost of enrolled employees for annual memberships.  The enrolled employees will then have a payroll deduction to reimburse the county for the annual membership.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Oral reports were presented by the board members as follows: Shipley – MATURA, July 28th, Corning; Akin – CHI Board, July 30th  ; Maynes – Crossroads, July 27th.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 pm.

ATTEST:  Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors   Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor