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Board Minutes – March 28, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, 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 and to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve purchasing a 2022 John Deere maintainer from Murphy Tractor and Equipment for $303,620. Secondary Roads will trade in the 2012 CAT maintainer for $67,000. The maintainer will be available November of 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Beginning March 29 through April 4 there will be nine railroad crossing closings for repairs and signs will be posted for detours. Crack sealing will begin tomorrow on the K road which will reduce traffic to one lane. Secondary Roads is starting to haul rock this week to bad spots and working on getting the roads cleaned up.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the proclamation presented by Jocelyn Blazek to have Adams County declare April being Child Abuse Prevention Month. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.


WHEREAS, our children are our most valuable resources and will shape the future of Iowa; and together we can support safe, healthy families in our community by partnering to protect children; and

WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect is a serious problem that can be prevented and the cost of preventing child abuse is significantly lower than the cost of treating the impacts of it; and research continually shows that preventing child abuse and other Adverse Childhood Experiences drastically reduces the number of major health crises facing our country; and

WHEREAS, all members of a community benefit from creating conditions that support strong and healthy families; and communities must make every effort to promote programs and activities that create strong and thriving children and families; and

WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention activities succeed because of the partnerships created between child welfare professionals, education, health, community­ and faith-based organizations, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and families; and

WHEREAS, we acknowledge that we must work together as a community to increase awareness of child abuse and to ensure that each family has the support and education they need in raising their children in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment so that we may promote the social and emotional well-being of our children by reducing the risk of child abuse;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Doug Birt, Chair of the Adams County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the month of April as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH in Adams County and urge all citizens to recognize this month by dedicating ourselves to the task of improving the quality of life for all children and families.

Melissa Johnson, Chase Crill, and Dan Kretzinger with Adams County Soil and Water Conservation gave an update on the Walter’s Creek Watershed and the West Douglas Watershed in the county.

Jayne Templeton with Miltner Insurance presented the county insurance rate increase.  Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the renewal of the county health insurance with the rate increase of 9.71%. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

Adamson,SarahElect Light & Power           50.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service           35.001
Alliant EnergyUtilities         221.131
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service           35.001
As You Wish DesignWear Appl & Unifrm         533.001
William BirtServ           15.001
Capital SanitarySup         377.432
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi         400.002
Cintassafety           34.151
CintasMed & Lab.Sup         254.051
Blake CooperServ           15.001
Corning Munutilities     1,095.431
Corning MunUtil     3,037.883
Corning Plumb/HeatSup     4,820.501
Jeff CrillServ           30.001
Cummins SalesMain         446.771
DMACCReg fees/Meet/Sc         125.001
Echo Group Inc.Sup           72.001
Tyler EdwardsServ           30.001
Fastenal Cosup         355.861
FMTCPhone & Fax Service         614.301
FrontierPhone           73.681
Fulton,JeffPhone & Fax Service           35.001
GallsSup           54.851
Grn ValleyServ           87.001
Hawkeye Truckrepair         454.971
Heartland BusinessComputer Maint     1,159.111
HyVeeSup         106.832
IA DOTtraining         720.001
IA Law AcademyEdu         150.001
InfomaxEquip         150.082
IA State Med ExamServ     2,092.001
IA Prison IndSigns         265.651
ISUsafety           75.001
SEATSchool or mtg exp         100.002
ISACA TreasurerDues & Member         225.001
Joyce JamesServ           40.001
JEO Consultingoutside engineer     2,798.751
Kaufman,LuAnnTown Clerk Fee           20.001
Kinser,Dalereimb         127.001
Mail ServServ         145.531
Matheson Tri Gassup         514.421
MOCICMaint Agree         100.001
MidAmericanutilities             7.331
Miller,WarrenWell Plugging         500.001
Motor InnREPAIR         450.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           24.071
Benjamin MullenReimb         502.721
Nishna ProductionsServ         252.401
Office MachSup           52.743
Page Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.           53.401
Paul,TravisReimb           60.001
Pearson FuneralServ     1,250.001
Prescott FireJail Supplies           65.891
PrimroseFood & Provisions     4,881.001
Sarpy Co SheriffService Fees           10.001
SchildbergRock     1,561.832
Schrader, DavidTown Trustee Fee           30.001
Service TechsParts           37.981
SW IA RECutili         956.451
SW IA RECUtil         120.001
Stalker ChevRepair           96.551
Jamie StargellEmploy Mile & Subs.           96.501
State AuditorServ         625.001
TAW CompServ         130.001
TK ElevSup         454.861
U.S. BankBuildings         980.251
U.S. BankDues & Member           90.001
U.S. BankEquip. New & Rent     1,425.781
U.S. BankFood & Provisions         137.511
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lubr         463.791
U.S. BankMtg Exp         244.421
U.S. BankMin Equip & Tools         151.491
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp           47.011
U.S. BankOther         773.991
U.S. BankPost & Mail         174.001
U.S. BankSup         361.541
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service         246.661
U.S. BankTyp-Print.-Bind.Serv.           78.111
U.S. BankWearing Ap & Unif         128.671
UlineTraffic & St Sign Mat         278.241
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lubr     3,887.921
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements         360.631
Watson & Ryan PLCReimb         437.501
Kathy WestTown Trustee Fee           15.001
Grand Total    44,593.60 

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to open the Public Hearing for the FY 2022-2023 Budget at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no written or oral objections. Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to close the Public Hearing for the FY 2022-2023 Budget at 10:05 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2022-17 approval of Budget and Appropriations for FY 2022/2023.



WHEREAS, IA Code 331.434(5) requires that after a budget hearing, the Adams County Board of Supervisors shall adopt by resolution a budget and certificate of taxes, and;

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors has met the budget publication requirements in IA Code 331.434(3) through publication in the Adams County Free Press on 3/17/2022, and;

WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Supervisors has met the budget hearing requirements in IA Code 331.434(3) and 331.434(4) through the public hearing held on 3/28/2022 at 10:00 A.M.;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, on the 2grtt day of March 2022, that the Adams County Board of Supervisors hereby adopts by resolution the attached Adoption of Budget and Certification of Taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1,2022 and ending June 3 0, 2023.

WHEREAS, it is desired to make appropriations for each of the different officers and departments for the fiscal year beginning July I, 2022, in accordance with Section 331.434, Subsection 6, of the Code of Iowa,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Adams County Board of Supervisors, Adams County Iowa, as follows:

Section l. The amounts itemized by fund and by department or office on the attached schedule are hereby 100% appropriated from the resources of each fund so itemized, to the department or office listed in the first column on the same line of the attached schedule.

Section 2. Subject to the provisions of other county procedures and regulations, and applicable state law, the appropriations authorized under Section I shall constitute authorization for the department or officer listed to make expenditures or incur obligations from the itemized fund, effective July 1, 2022.

Section 3. In accordance with section 331.437, Code of Iowa, no department or officer shall expend any money or incur any liability, or enter into any purpose in excess of the amounts appropriated pursuant to this resolution.

Section 4. If at any time during the FY22/23 budget year, the auditor shall ascertain that the available resources of a fund for that year will be less than said fund’s total appropriations, he/she shall immediately so inform the board and recommend appropriate corrective action.

Section 5. The auditor shall establish separate accounts for the appropriations authorized in section 1, each of which account shall indicate the amount of the appropriation, the amounts charged thereto, and the unencumbered balance. The auditor shall report the status of such accounts to the applicable departments and officers monthly during the FY22/23 budget year.

Section 6. All appropriations authorized pursuant to this resolution lapse at the close of business, June 30, 2023.


Board of Supervisors-$229,874



County Attorney-$310,222



Emergency Services-$140,000

Other Human Services-$20,924

County Engineer-$4,222,451

Veterans Affairs-$42,984

Environmental Specialist-$32, 716

Board of Health-$124,805

DHS Administration-$5,300

General Relief-$11,000

Court Administration-$700

Legal Services-$9,650

Education Services-$77,949

Juvenile Probation-$13,500

County Development-$67,065

Environmental Protection-$47,827


Other Policy & Admins-$80,900

Representative Services-$168,423

Central Services-$316,754

Risk Management-$207,496


Nondepartemental -$2,306,311

The above and foregoing resolution was adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa on March 28, 2022, the vote thereon being as follows: Ayes:  Akin, Shipley, Dixon, Maynes and Birt.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.  Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Auditor.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

            Brandon Schulte with DCI and Aaron Twedt with OPN discussed options with the board for moving forward on the courthouse renovation project. The board discussed having more design work done while waiting for an election to be held and also when to call for an election. The board requested costs on continuing the design work.

            Department Head Reports – EMA – Jeremy Rounds with SICOG has been working on the mitigation project again. Recorder – Jamie Stargell presented information regarding a text club that people can sign up for to receive County information sent to them. She was looking into more companies and gathering costs and fees. Auditor – Becky Bissell updated the board on the annual IMWCA work comp site visit. Conservation – had a successful chamber coffee and many people were able to see the new shop.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Shipley – Main Street, March 21 and MATURA, March 22, Corning; Dixon – WIOA, March 23, via Zoom, and SCI911, March 23, Creston; and Akin – Adams Taylor Landfill, March 23, CHI, March 24, Corning, Southern Hills Mental Health, March 25, Corning.

            The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor