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Board Minutes – January 18, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 10th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Public Health Director, Crystal Drake, gave an update on the Public Health Department and presented the budget request.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Road Use Agreement Written Acceptance of the Repair Work between MidAmerican Energy Company and the County. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to reluctantly accept the resignation of County Engineer Travis Malone effective February 17, 2022. The board wishes him the best in his new venture. Travis has been in contact with the Adair County Engineer Nick Kauffman who has agreed to fill in and keep the current projects moving forward for Adams County while the Board conducts a search for a new county engineer.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on the Secondary Roads department. The crews went out on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to clear roads.

            Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Amended Ordinance 2022-1 which corrected non-substantive errors adopting election precincts.  

AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 2022-1

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING ELECTION PRECINCTS IN ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA FOLLOWING THE DECENNIAL CENSUS OF 2020

Precinct Adams 1

All of the City of Corning Ward 1 described as:

 Ward 1 – Starting in the northwest corner of the City Limits on 8th Street just west of Sunset Drive thence east along 8th Street to Adams Street, thence south on Adams Street to 7th Street, thence east on 7th Street to Quincy Street (State Hwy 148), thence south on Quincy Street (State Hwy 148) to US Hwy 34, thence west on US Hwy 34 to Loomis Avenue including those areas north and west of Loomis Avenue in the city limits to 4th Street, thence west on 4th Street to the city limits, thence north to 6th Street, thence west on 6th Street to the city limits, then following the city limits south and west to Rosary Drive, thence south on Rosary Drive to Rosary Lane, then following the city limits south, west and then back north along the city limits to 8th Street just west of Sunset Drive.

And Mercer Township- Portion starting at Hwy 34 and Locust Ave East to Orange Avenue, north on Orange to 220th.

And Jasper Township-South of Hwy 34 at Loomis Ave to Hwy 148 north to Hunter Trail, East on Valley Rd, south on Kentucky Ave, East on Hunter Trail to 34 and then to the Township line. And all the parts East of Juniper Ave, East of Hwy 148 to the Township Line.

Precinct Adams 2

All of the City of Corning Ward 2 described as:

Ward 2 – Starting in the northwest corner of the city limits on 210th Street and the Corning Airport southeasterly along 210th Street to Hull Street including all the incorporated area north of 210th Street and east of Joshua Tree Avenue.  Then following the southwesterly side of Hull Street to 10th Street, thence east on 10th Street to Washington Ave, thence north on Washington Avenue to 11th Street, thence east on 11th Street to West Street, thence north on West Street to 12th Street, thence east on 12th Street to Grove Avenue, thence north on Grove Avenue to 13th Street, thence east on 13th Street to John Street, thence north on John Street to 15th Street, then east on 15th Street to the city limits, thence south along the city limits to the southern edge of the city limits, then west to Quincy Street (State Hwy 148), then north on Quincy Street to 7th Street, thence west along 7th Street to Adams Street, thence north on Adams Street to 8th Street, then west along 8th Street which turns into 220th Street to the west edge of the city limits at the Corning Airport, thence north along the west side of the Corning Airport to 210th Street.

And Douglas Township- that portion South of 210th St and East of Fig Ave.

And Nodaway Township- That portion south of 220th St to Hwy 34 and east of Fig Ave to township line.

And Quincy Township – That portion South of 210th St. to corporate lines, and that portion East of corporate lines and south of the Corning Carl Rd, East of Kentucky Ave, South of 200th St., and East of Corning Carl Rd.

And Jasper Township- That portion south of 220th St. and north Hwy 34 to corporate lines, and South of 220th St. to Corporate lines staying north of Hunter Tail, Valley Rd, and Hwy 34.

And Mercer Township- that portion that is North of Hwy 34 to Orange Ave and South of 220th St.

And Prescott Township-North of 220th St, West of Orange Ave until195th St., North on 195th St to Poplar Ave, North on Poplar to 180th St., then West on 180th St to Quince Ave, then North to township line, west on Township line to Notchwood Ave, then South to 170th St., then West to Corning Carl Rd and all that South and East of Corning Carl Rd.

And Carl Township – North of 160th St. and East of Orange Ave. to 130th St. to Poplar Ave, then South on Poplar to 140th St, then East on 140th St. to Quince Ave, then all parts East of Quince Ave to Township line.

Precinct Adams 3

All of the City of Corning Ward 3 described as:

Ward 3 – Starting in the Northwest Corner of the City Limits  which is west of Quincy Street (Hwy 148) thence east along the city limits to the eastern edge which is east of Quincy Street (Hwy 148), thence south and east along the city limits to 15th Street, then west on 15th Street to John Street, then south on John Street to 13th Street, then west on 13th Street to Grove Avenue, then south on Grove Avenue to 12th Street, then west on 12th Street to West Street, then south on West Street to 11th Street, then west on 11th Street to Washington Avenue, then south on Washington Avenue to 10th Street, then west on 10th Street to Hull Street, then northwest on Hull Street to the city limits, then east to the city limits, then north on the city limit line to Grand Street, then east on Grand Street to city limits, then north along city limits following the city limits west and then north to the Northwest corner of the city limits.

And Quincy Township- That portion East of Filbert Ave to 183rd St, South of 183rd St. to Hwy 148, East of Hwy 148 to dirt Lake Icaria Rd, East and South of Lake Icaria Rd and 160th St., and west of Corning Carl Rd to 200th St., North of 220th St. to Kentucky Ave, and West of Kentucky Ave to Corning carl Rd., and North of Corning Carl Rd to corporate lines, and all that north of 210th St.

And Prescott Township- That portion west of Notchwood Ave and north of 170th St, and North and West of Corning Carl Rd to Locust Ave (township line).

And Carl Township- That portion East from Township line to Pear Ave and Orange Ave, and the portion North and West of 125th between Orange and Pear Ave.

Precinct Adams 4

Lincoln Township – All of Lincoln Township

Washington Township – All of Washington Township

Douglas Township- All of Douglas Township except east of the centerline of Fig Avenue between the centerline of 210th Street and 220th Street.

Quincy Township – All north of the centerline of 183rd Street east of the centerline of State Hwy 148. East of the centerline of State Hwy 148 to the centerline of the dirt Lake Icaria Road thence north on the centerline of Lake Icaria Road to the township line. 

Jasper Township – All south of the centerline of Hwy 34 thence south on Loomis Avenue and west of the centerline of Juniper Avenue and west of Hwy148, including the unincorporated area of the town of Brooks.

Nodaway Township – All of Nodaway Township except East of the centerline of Fig Avenue to Township line and north of the centerline of Hwy 34 to 220th St.

All of the City of Nodaway

All the City of Carbon

Precinct Adams 5

Grant Township – All of Grant Township including that portion of the City of Lenox that lies within Adams County.

Union Township – All of Union Township

Colony Township – All of Colony Township

Carl Township- The portion East of Pear Ave, East of 125th, and East of Orange Ave to 130th St., East of Poplar Ave and 130th St. to 140th St. East of Quince Ave to 160th St. to Township line (Redwood Ave).

Prescott Township – All the portion east of the centerline of Quince Avenue to 160th Street, then west to the centerline of Poplar Avenue, then south to 195th St., then West on 195th St to Orange Avenue, all that East of Orange Ave to township line (220th St.)  to the centerline of Redwood Ave.

All of the City of Prescott.

Originally Passed by Adams County Board of Supervisors the 3rd day of January, 2022, and approved this 3rd day of January, 2022. Amended by the Adams County Board of Supervisors the 18th day of January, 2022 to correct non-substantive errors.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Kyle Shipley to the Zoning Board of Adjustments for a 5-year term.  Maynes, Dixon, Akin, Birt voted aye.  Shipley abstained.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Logan Carlson to the Condemnation Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Akin moved, Maynes seconded to appoint the full Condemnation Board of Ed Drake, Jamie McManis, Casey Roberts, Logan Carlson, Bruce Peters, Jim Amdor, Lowell Evans, Michael Fourez, Janice Shepherd, Kyle Shipley, Judy Loonan, Carson Cline, Burton Heaton, Jim Heaton, Kelly Herring, Julia Paul, Dick Blazek, Beth Waddle, Jerry Getter, John Greenlee, Pat Shipley, Nicci Tucker each for a one-year term.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            The Board discussed the Courthouse Renovation Project and the consideration of an $8.5 million dollar bond to pay for the project.  The board discussed the need to hold informational meetings for the public to educate citizens on the details of the project and the need for the renovations and also how the project could be funded.

             Rob Lundquist with RC&D presented his budget and gave an update on the future of the program and how the entity can help Adams County with projects.

            Representatives from MATURA presented their budget request.

            Fred Shearer, Corning Public Library Board of Trustees President, presented the budget request the library and updated the board.

            Budgets were presented for the following departments:  Attorney, IT, DHS, Conservation, Board of Supervisors, Auditor, Emergency Services, General Relief, Court Administration, Legal Services, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environmental Protection, Other Policy and Administration, Election, Central Services, Risk Management, Non-departmental.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Shipley – Main Street EV, Jan 12, Corning, Adams Community Foundation, Jan 12, Corning, Main Street, Jan 17, Corning; Birt – Conservation, Jan 13, Corning; Akin – ACEDC, Jan 12, Jan 17, Corning; Dixon – ATURA, Jan 11, Bedford.

            Chairperson Birt adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM. 

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor