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Board Minutes – June 1, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda and to approve the minutes from May 24, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

IT Director Tom Williams discussed our options with hosting our domain as required by the Secretary of State by July 1, 2021.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on Secondary Roads department. The Bridge on 180th has been removed and they will begin earth work this week for the replacement bridge. The current schedule for completion is the end of September. Sycamore Avenue near the intersection of 140th has been closed. Multiple vehicles have gone over/through the barricades on both Sycamore and on 180th Street.  The crews have had to repair and reset them several times. There is damage to the railing on a bridge on Walnut Avenue which is part of the wind turbines punch list. The eastern approach slab to the railroad bridge near Nodaway has settled and is in need of mud jacking. The Engineer has put out a request for proposals for the replacement of Bridge Quincy 8 (truss bridge) on Ginkgo Ave between new and old Hwy 34. Secondary Roads is getting quotes for repairs to a Semi-tractor that hit a deer last week. Secondary Roads was issued a fine of $250 by OSHA for not reporting an amputation within 24 hours.

The Board of Supervisors and Sheriff’s Department presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Becky Mann for her 30 Years of Service to Adams County.  Merlin Dixon, Bill Lyddon and Alan Johannes, three of the County Sheriffs that she worked with were in attendance. 

Becky Bissell reported to the Board that the Auditor’s Office will be closed on Friday, June 11, for an all-day meeting in Des Moines regarding recent election law changes.  It will be posted so the public is made aware of the change. 

The Board approved the RFP for auditing services for the county.

The Board tabled further discussion of a County-wide Cleanup event.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt the signing of the Stipulated Order for Grant Township.  Janice Shepherd, Grant Township Clerk, was in attendance.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Updates and reports were given by Conservation, Recorder, Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Department. 

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – Crossroads, May 24, Creston, FMTC, May 26, Stanton; Shipley – MATURA, May 25, Creston; Akin – CHI Occ Health, May 24, Corning, CHI, May 27, Corning, FMTC, May 26, Stanton;Dixon – Trolley. May 27, Creston.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:26 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors                Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor