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Board Minutes – July 25, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 25, 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. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to amend the agenda to include paying claims. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda as amended for the day along with the minutes of the July 18, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Karl McCarty, Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, gave an update on the department. The Peterbilt has been fixed and is back up and running. One of the motor grader shops is on well water and the well is low so Secondary Roads will get a quote from SIRWA about hooking up to the rural water system.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-30 to Participate in SS4A Grant Applications.


Adams County Resolution No. 2022-30

WHEREAS, as part of the new Federal Transportation Bill, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), there is over $1 B of roadway safety funding available in the form of Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. To be an eligible applicant for this new safety funding, a county MUST have an eligible Action Plan in place; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa County Engineers Association (ICEA) plans to apply for a SS4A grant to develop and supply all 99 counties in Iowa with an eligible Action Plan at no cost to the counties. ICEA encourages all 99 counties to participate in this grant application; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors will commit to achieve significant declines in roadway fatalities and serious injuries in Adams County; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors recognizes the Action Plan and will assist the County Engineer’s department in achieving the goal of a dramatic decrease in roadway fatalities and serious injuries and zero roadway fatalities and serious injuries by the years 2030 and 2050, respectively; and

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors, after consulting with the Adams County Engineer, desires to participate in a joint SS4A grant to develop and receive an eligible Action Plan for Adams County.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ADAMS COUNTY that this County does hereby request to be included in the statewide SS4A grant to develop Actions Plans for all 99 counties in Iowa.

Resolution adopted this 25th day of July 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file with the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Employment Contract for County Engineer between Adams County and Charles Bechtold.  Mr. Bechtold’s starting date will be August 1, 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Liquor License BC0030297 for Lakeside Supplies, LLC.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the website hosting proposal with Neapolitan Labs. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Auditor Bissell shared the recommendations provided by ICAP after their site visit to Secondary Roads and the Court House.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve the claims as presented. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Adams Co. Electricalrepair     1,166.501
Free PressLegal           33.001
Adams Co. RecorderMot Veh.Equip & Rep           29.251
AgriVisionREPAIR         280.601
Alliant EnergyUtilities           39.661
Arrick,LorieOth Lab rel serv     1,650.001
AT&TMaint Agree           76.051
Buxton,LeviWell Plugging         500.001
Byers Lock ShopRepairs         397.802
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel serv         200.001
Central IA Distrib IncSup         728.001
CHI HealthSAFETY         292.001
Cintassafety           71.921
CintasSaf & Protect.Sup         111.061
Clay Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.           49.601
Corning Fam DentServ         408.001
Corning Munutilities           68.271
Corning MunUtil     1,907.472
Corning RentalRent         180.401
Creston AutoMot Veh.Equip & Rep         436.081
Dasher ElecServ           75.001
Douglas Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.         100.002
Fastenal Cosup         416.331
FrontierPhone           69.101
Geer SanitationUtil           90.001
Heartland BusinessComp Prog & Updat     1,189.961
HyVeeSup         960.093
IA DOTsupplies           75.001
ICEOOtraining         225.001
IA State Med ExamServ     2,244.951
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair         226.651
Mail ServServ           22.191
MATURAAdmin     6,000.001
MW Perform Patchsup         303.751
Midwest Servsup     4,421.121
Miller,PatOth Lab rel serv         600.001
Mont Co Sherifflegal           76.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           38.421
Nishna ProductionsServ         188.001
Northland Prod Corepair     3,807.111
O’Reilly Automotiverepair         441.871
Office MachSup           85.031
OPN ArchitectsEngineering Serv   14,595.001
Pattison Sand Corock   11,061.871
Paul,TravisReimb     1,208.001
Pitney BowesPostage         500.001
Polk Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.           47.501
Pro Diesel, Increpair         907.761
RJs PlumbingRepair         559.631
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp           77.001
Schafer WeldingSup         150.001
SchildbergRock         729.471
Shepherd RepairServ           20.001
SIRWAUtil         156.001
SW IA AssessorsSchool or mtg exp         450.001
SW IA RECutili         529.121
SW IA RECUtil           74.001
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel serv         400.001
Travis Ironrepair             7.001
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes coll         617.561
U.S. BankCustodial Sup         190.961
U.S. BankFood & Provisions         191.861
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub         797.761
U.S. BankGeneral Repairs           23.981
U.S. BankMin Equip & Hand Tools         159.901
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp         143.181
U.S. BankParts         249.201
U.S. BankPrescriptions Med           14.071
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp     1,252.091
U.S. BankSup         100.371
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service         246.661
UlineTraffic & St Sign Mat     2,097.221
United Farmer Coopfuel   22,872.471
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub         152.361
United Farmer CoopFuels     2,356.201
Verizon Connectradios         469.511
Verizon WirelessMaintenance Agree         361.351
ZieglerREPAIR         749.661
Grand Total    94,799.94 

Department Head Reports:  Sheriff’s Department – Jail Inspection was completed last week with no major issues. Conservation – Everything is going well and there are some sites left on the weekends. There is a fish education program coming up. Treasurer – Everything going smoothly, Auditor submitted taxes to the Treasurer’s office and those statements should be going out in the next week. Auditor – Taxes are done on the Auditor’s side and have been submitted to the Treasurer’s office.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Akin – ACEDC, July 19, Corning, Southern Hills, July 22, Corning; Maynes – Community Action Agency, July 20, Des Moines; Shipley – Main Street, July 18, Corning.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor