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Board Minutes – July 18, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. 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 along with the minutes of the July 12, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Karl McCarty, Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, gave an update on the department. The county will be getting 2500 ton of crushed concrete to put on roads. It’s a cheaper product than the dolomite and they want to try it to see if it holds up well.

 Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the 28E Agreement with the City of Corning concerning the Corning Trail on Hull Street.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Engagement Letter with Ahlers Cooney for Urban Renewal Area Plan.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

There was no action taken on the County Mileage Reimbursement rate.

Department Head Reports:  Sheriff’s Department – Applications are being accepted for the open deputy position. IT – Working on getting all of the computers into the management software. Conservation – Receiving a lot of calls about UTV’s in the park and also the brain-eating amoeba that was found in Lake of Three Fires.  Lake Icaria is a much larger and deeper body of water so the risk is very low. The department is also working on grant applications for various projects.  The education program on reptiles was very successful. Treasurer – Everything going smoothly.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Fair Display, July 11, Corning, Prescott City Council, July 12, Prescott; Dixon – ATURA, July 12, Corning; Shipley – Main Street, July 15, Corning, Nodaway City Council, July 17, Nodaway.

            Birt recessed the meeting at 10:30 AM.

At 1:00 PM, Birt reconvened the meeting and the board had a presentation with OPN and

DCI for an update on the Courthouse Renovation Project.  They presented more floor plan options for the board to consider. Chairperson Birt adjourned the meeting at 3:00 pm.  

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor