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Board Minutes – July 26, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Doug Birt, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from July 19 and July 20, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone reported that GovCo Construction has the 110th Street bridge on schedule for an early September completion of pile bent repairs.  The pilings are in and concrete forms are being placed.  On Bridge Prescott 5 on 180th Street the deck was poured last Thursday and went well.  Wet cure is still in place and they will start building posts and stripping forms this week.  The bids for the Hull Street Project are in and they are pretty much where they were last time.  Travis is set to meet with the Corning City Council at their meeting tonight should bid tabs become available from DOT contracts bureau.  Mid-America has not responded with a quote for lighting at the corner of Juniper and US Hwy 35.  There was a traffic accident involving one of Secondary Roads vehicles last week and they are waiting on an adjuster for amount of damage to the vehicle.

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

Supervisor Shipley led the discussion on the 12-year history with IMWCA.  At the recent Loss Control meeting, an IMWCA representative was in attendance and was pleased with the trainings and regular Loss Control meetings that have taken place.  The county’s mod factor remains within an acceptable range at this point.       

 Dave Brown, Adams County Reserve, presented a resolution template to the board from the Iowa Firearms Coalition recommending declaring Adams County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. Mr. Brown sees this as a 2nd Amendment and civil liberties issue and urged the Supervisors to pass the resolution.  County Attorney Andy Knuth stated that the resolution basically is a symbolic statement and he did not see any downside to passing such a resolution.  There were several members from the community in attendance on this issue and they declined comment.  As this proposed resolution was not an action item on the agenda the supervisors requested that it be placed on next week’s agenda as such.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2021-15 the budgeted transfer of $15,000.00 from Hotel Motel Tax Fund to Conservation Reserve Fund. 

Resolution 2021-15

Resolution Approving Transfer to Conservation Reserve Fund


To the Treasurer of Adams County, Iowa:

You are hereby authorized as of July 26, 2021, to transfer:

Fifteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents

From:   Hotel Motel Tax Fund           18000-10300-814-99

To:       Conservation Reserve Fund   68000-10300-9000-70

Voting Aye:  Akin, Birt, Dixon, Maynes, Shipley.  Voting Nay:  None.  Motion Carried.  The above resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office.

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

Department Head Reports:  Treasurer – This is Nancy Barnes last week of work before her retirement.  They are working on taxes.  Sheriff – The newest deputy started last week and the department is still working on staffing dispatchers.  During the recent jail inspection, the state noted that the jail and sheriff’s office has outgrown their facilities. 

Kurt Sargent, President of CHI Mercy Hospital Corning, and Kevin Frech, Adams County Ambulance Director, presented information regarding the Adams County Ambulance.  Mr. Sargent stated a desire on behalf of the hospital to modify and update the agreement which was signed in 1988 and also to clarify the type of entity, governance and oversight needed moving forward.  He will come back to present an updated structure at a later date.  

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning; Shipley – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning, Main Street/Chamber, July 19, Corning, Loss Control, July 21, Corning; Dixon – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning, PCM, July 20, Corning, SCI911, July 21, Zoom, Trolley, July 22, Creston; Birt – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning; Akin – Prairie Creek Meadows, July 20, Corning.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 11:16 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors     

Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor