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,Sarah||Elect Light & Power||50.00||1|
|Adamson,Sarah||Phone & Fax Service||35.00||1|
|Anderson,Tanner||Phone & Fax Service||35.00||1|
|As You Wish Design||Wear Appl & Unifrm||533.00||1|
|Grantz,Carla||Oth Lab rel servi||400.00||2|
|Cintas||Med & Lab.Sup||254.05||1|
|Echo Group Inc.||Sup||72.00||1|
|FMTC||Phone & Fax Service||614.30||1|
|Fulton,Jeff||Phone & Fax Service||35.00||1|
|Heartland Business||Computer Maint||1,159.11||1|
|IA Law Academy||Edu||150.00||1|
|IA State Med Exam||Serv||2,092.00||1|
|IA Prison Ind||Signs||265.65||1|
|SEAT||School or mtg exp||100.00||2|
|ISACA Treasurer||Dues & Member||225.00||1|
|JEO Consulting||outside engineer||2,798.75||1|
|Kaufman,LuAnn||Town Clerk Fee||20.00||1|
|Matheson Tri Gas||sup||514.42||1|
|MTE Office Center||Office Sup/Exp||24.07||1|
|Page Co. Sheriff||Leg & Ct-Rel Serv.||53.40||1|
|Prescott Fire||Jail Supplies||65.89||1|
|Primrose||Food & Provisions||4,881.00||1|
|Sarpy Co Sheriff||Service Fees||10.00||1|
|Schrader, David||Town Trustee Fee||30.00||1|
|SW IA REC||utili||956.45||1|
|SW IA REC||Util||120.00||1|
|Jamie Stargell||Employ Mile & Subs.||96.50||1|
|U.S. Bank||Dues & Member||90.00||1|
|U.S. Bank||Equip. New & Rent||1,425.78||1|
|U.S. Bank||Food & Provisions||137.51||1|
|U.S. Bank||Fuel, Tires, & Lubr||463.79||1|
|U.S. Bank||Mtg Exp||244.42||1|
|U.S. Bank||Min Equip & Tools||151.49||1|
|U.S. Bank||Office Sup/Exp||47.01||1|
|U.S. Bank||Post & Mail||174.00||1|
|U.S. Bank||Phone & Fax Service||246.66||1|
|U.S. Bank||Wearing Ap & Unif||128.67||1|
|Uline||Traffic & St Sign Mat||278.24||1|
|United Farmer Coop||Fuel, Tires, & Lubr||3,887.92||1|
|Verizon Wireless||Maint Agreements||360.63||1|
|Watson & Ryan PLC||Reimb||437.50||1|
|Kathy West||Town Trustee Fee||15.00||1|
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.
RESOLUTION NO. 2022-17
APPROVAL OF BUDGET AND CERTIFICATION OF TAXES AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 22/23
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
Other Human Services-$20,924
Environmental Specialist-$32, 716
Board of Health-$124,805
Other Policy & Admins-$80,900
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