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Board Minutes – June 21, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 21, 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. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda and to approve the minutes from June 14, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Bob Beatty discussed with the board a gate that was potentially damaged by the motor grader that was working the dirt road on 130th Street. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve the purchase of a new gate to be delivered to the site. Beatty will be responsible for hanging the gate. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on the Secondary Roads department. Malone and the Board discussed revisions to the 28E agreement that Malone has proposed regarding the Prescott 2nd Street bridge replacement by the City/State funding program.  Malone will make the noted corrections to the agreement and share it with the Adams County Attorney for review before sending it to the City of Prescott and the Iowa DOT. There are two properties that are not in the city limits that will be need temporary construction easements for the trail project on Hull Avenue. Larry Maeder was hired as a part time employee to spray the county’s right of ways. GovCo Construction is working on the Bridge Carl 3 and last week found that Frontier Communications had a phone line located in the back side of the southern guard rail.  Frontier was contacted and planned to put in a temporary bypass the end of last week.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve signing the Watershed Inspection Reports. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Homestead applications as presented. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

No action was taken on replacing the Board conference table at this time.

Department Heads reports were given. Alan Johannes shared with the board that his department needs more part-time dispatchers and is thinking of raising the pay for that position. Bill Lyddon said he has discovered the leaking A/C and has rerouted the condenser so it will stop leaking in the County Attorney’s office. Conservation Director Travis Paul shared the lake is full and constantly busy. IT Director Tom Williams attended a Cyber security meeting last week and will follow up on what he learned to make sure the county is utilizing all the free services from the state and federal government. He also informed the board that the Adams County website has been switched to a .gov domain effective last Friday. 

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Akin: ACEDC, June 17, Corning; and Shipley – Main St. EV, June 16, Corning.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor