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Board Minutes – December 2, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from November 25, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

During the public comment session, Kathy Boswell expressed her appreciation for the mowing of the road ditches this past season.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed purchasing a television for presentations for safety training. Brian Holmes informed Malone that money has been allocated in Washington for EWP concerning damages from flooding this past spring in the county. EWP funding provides funding for projects beyond the ROW allowing for mitigation of future damages. Orange Avenue between 150th and 135th streets will be opened this morning as bridge repairs are complete. The contractor has moved to 250th Street and begun repairs of bridge Mercer 7 now that high voltage power lines have been relocated by Mid America Energy to allow access for construction. Filbert Avenue has also been closed by the Cass County line for repairs to Bridge Washington 5. Adams County Crew is fixing tubes on 200th Street this week. The upcoming paving of Juniper Ave will be paid out of Secondary roads and the bond money will be transferred to cover the costs. The surveying and engineering for Mulberry will be budgeted in FY 21. FY 20 will need to be amended because of expenses occurred from projects scheduled for FY that were delayed due to weather, Juniper Avenue, and an excavator purchase approved in FY 19 that was not billed until FY 20.  Secondary Roads Department has revenue coming in and unused budget from FY 19 to cover the expenses.

Maynes said there has been a complaint about beavers in the southeast area of the county. Malone said he is aware of the problem. The board stated they will look into mitigating the beaver issue.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to set public hearing for December 23rd at 10:00 AM for approve amendments to the Code of Ordinances.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Evan Maynes, Adams County FFA/4-H Fair Board President, along with Melody Winkler, Fair Board Secretary, and Kathy Boswell, Fair Board Advisor, presented the Fair Board Budget for 2020 and their budget request to the board.

Discussion was held on the salary/hourly employee rate for FY2.  The board advised the department heads to tentatively budget 3% and will review the numbers to see where that puts the budget before approving anything officially.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Family Farm applications for 2019.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the invoices for the City, School and Community College Elections. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Recorder Jamie Stargell and Treasurer Nancy Barnes informed the board on the progress with the county website update.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – Crossroads, Nov 25, Creston; and Shipley – MATURA, Nov 19, Creston.

ATTEST: Leland Shipley, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor