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Board Minutes – January 31, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 31, 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. Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 24th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on Secondary Roads. Quincy 4 bridge on 198th St. has been posted to a 3-ton bridge. It’s a dead-end road that services no houses. Malone recommended putting in a low water crossing and vacating the road. Douglas 11 bridge on 190th St. needs repaired as well. He will be presenting the County’s five-year road plan for discussion and possible approval next Monday.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-4 to Participate in the Planning and Development Programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments. 

RESOLUTION 2022-4

THIS IS A RESOLUTION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS OF THE SOUTHERN IOWA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

Whereas the Economic Development Administration was assigned to administer the provisions of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965; and

Whereas the Southern Iowa Council of Governments has been designated by the Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District and

Whereas the State of lowa and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated the Southern Iowa Council of Governments as the area wide planning organization, and

Whereas Adams County is an active member of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments and participates in formulation of area wide plans and programs,

Be It Therefore Resolved by the ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS that

Adams County desires to participate in the fiscal year 2023 planning and economic development programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments in Iowa Planning Area XIV, consisting of Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union Counties.

            Be It Further Resolved by the ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS that

Adams County provides $ 4,204.04 for the operation of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments’ planning and development programs.

            Passed and signed this 31st day of January, 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by the Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-5 Setting Date for February 28, 2022 at 10:00 am in the Adams County Board of Supervisors Room for a Public Hearing on Designation of the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan and Project. 

RESOLUTION 2022-5

Resolution Setting Date for a Public Hearing on Designation of the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan and Project

WHEREAS, a proposal has been made to the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Adams County, Iowa (the “County”) which shows the desirability of designating a portion of the County as the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”), pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 403, Code of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, under such proposal the real property (the “Property”) lying within the boundaries set out in Exhibit A would be designated as the Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, this Board is desirous of obtaining as much information as possible from the residents of the County before making this designation; and

WHEREAS, a proposed urban renewal plan (the “Plan”) has been prepared for the governance of projects and initiatives to be undertaken on the Property and which authorizes a certain initial urban renewal project to be undertaken in the Urban Renewal Area consisting of constructing improvements to the Adams County Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, portions of the Property lie within the incorporated limits of the City of Coming, Iowa (the “City”), and pursuant to Section 403.17, the County must enter into a joint agreement (the “Joint Agreement”) with the City in order to exercise urban renewal authority over such portions of the Property; and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary that a date be set for a public hearing on the designation of the Urban Renewal Area and on the Plan;

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1.  This board will meet at the Adams County Board Room, Corning, Iowa, on February 28, 2022, at 10 o’clock a.m. at which time and place it will hold a public hearing on the designation of the proposed Urban Renewal Area described in the preamble hereof and on the proposed urban renewal plan and project for said Urban Renewal Area.

Section 2. The County Auditor shall publish notice of said hearing, the same being in the form attached to this resolution, which publication shall be made in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County, which publication shall be not less than four ( 4) and not more than twenty (20) days before the date set for the hearing.

Section 3. Pursuant to Section 403 .5 of the Code of Iowa, the Adams County Auditor is hereby designated as the County’s representative in connection with the consultation process with the City and the Southwest Valley Community School District which is required under that section of the urban renewal law.

Section 4. The proposed Plan is hereby submitted to the County’s Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendations, as required by Section 403.5, Code of Iowa.

Section 5. The County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to present the Joint Agreement to the City for approval, execution and delivery to the County prior to the public hearing on February 28, 2022.

Passed and signed this 31st day of January, 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by the Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-6 Amend Adams County Ordinance Chapter 3 Election Precincts. 

RESOLUTION 2022-6

RESOLUTION OF COUNTY OF ADAMS TO AMEND ORDINANCE CHAPTER 3

WHEREAS, the County of Adams desires to amend Chapter 3 to the Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the County desires that said Ordinance be amended; and

WHEREAS, the County considers it is in the public interest to amend said Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance was published on the website; and

WHEREAS, copies of the Ordinance were available at the Adams County Auditor’s office; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code, the Board of Supervisors held the required readings of the Ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNTY OF ADAMS AGREES AS FOLLOWS:

  1.  The Adams County Board of Supervisors read the consideration of Ordinance 2022-1 at the January 3, 2022 meeting and waived the second and third readings and shall enact said Ordinance as of January 3, 2022.
  2. The Adams County Board of Supervisors amended Ordinance 2022-1 to make non-substantive changes on January 18, 2022.
  3. The Ordinance 2022-1 updates Adams County Ordinance Chapter Three – Establishing the County Supervisor Districts and Election Precincts reflected by the 2020 Federal Census, in accordance with Iowa Code Sections 49.7 and 331.210A.
  4. The County resolves that the Adams County Ordinance 2022-1 shall be inserted into Adams County Ordinance Chapter Three at this regularly scheduled meeting on January, 31, 2022 of the Adams County Board of Supervisors and shall become part of the Adams County Code of Ordinances.

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. The foregoing resolution was duly passed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Adams, State of Iowa, this 31st day of January 2022. This resolution and vote are done in accordance of Iowa Code.  The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the revised agreement of $13,900 plus reimbursable expenses with OPN for Services on the Courthouse Renovation.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Auditor Bissell discussed the potential need for an enclosed trailer to transport election equipment. There is one currently located Secondary Roads that used to be an EMS trailer. It has been neglected for several years and unsure it would fit the requirements needed. The trailer isn’t registered to Adams County as of yet and the board would like for that to happen before any decision are made concerning the trailer.

Discussion was held on compensating Auditor Bissell for preparing and managing the County’s budget. The board recommended $1,500 to be paid out of the supervisor’s department.    

     Department Head Reports: IT- Our website was infected with malware, but that has been cleaned up. Conservation – all the staff attended trainings in Iowa City last week, still getting applications for the open Park Ranger position. Sheriff – Staff has been doing online trainings last week and everyone has been updated with their CPR certifications, the new Sheriff’s truck is here and will be getting upfitted this week.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, Jan 24 and Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28; Shipley – MATURA, Creston, Jan 25 and Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28; Akin – Adams-Taylor Landfill, Corning, Jan 26, 5th Judicial, via Zoom, Jan 26, ACEDC, Corning, Jan 31, Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28; Dixon – WIOA, via Zoom, Jan 24, SCI911, via Zoom, Jan 26, Trolley, via Zoom, Jan 27, and Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 AM.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor