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Board Minutes – May 16, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 16, 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 Dixon to approve the agenda for the day along with the minutes of the May 9, 2022 meetings.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty updated the board on the Secondary Roads Department.  Karl is working with our insurance to update the value of the equipment.  Replacement cost is about $4/$1000 of value so will have replacement cost on the plows and maintainers and ACV for the rest of the equipment.  He is waiting for leasing information from Brown’s for the possibility of leasing the department’s semis. 

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to update the Adams County Employee handbook regarding vacation pay out at separation of employment.  The following shall be added to the handbook.  “After the conclusion of one full year of employment, if an employee separates employment, the employee shall be paid for all awarded and unused vacation and any vacation that has been accrued but not awarded.  For the purposes of calculating the amount of vacation “accrued but not awarded”, the employee shall be paid for the value of his/her vacation based upon the number of full months worked from his/her anniversary date until the date of separation.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to assign County-held tax certificates to Situs Cultivation, LLC for Parcel #8748100 for a cost of $3827 plus $25 deed fee and Parcel #2026100 for a cost of $205 plus $25 deed fee.   Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Business Property Tax Credits that meet the criteria of the program.  Motion carried.

Birt updated the board that the last application for the Engineer’s position has been received and they will work to begin scheduling interviews.  Several members of the Board of Supervisors, several Secondary Roads employees and the county’s HR consultant will be the interview team once interviews are scheduled.

Birt updated the board that Jamie Stargell will be planting the courthouse flower pots this year and the cost will come from the Supervisor’s budget. 

Department Head Reports – IT – Tom Williams is working on reports and also working on an issue in the Sheriff’s Department. Treasurer – Holly Shafer stated the county taxes are down to $90,000 left to collect. Duncan has started doing drive exams and is doing well. She attended Treasurer’s School last week for four days.  Auditor – Applied for the 2nd half of ARPA funds, OPN had a surveyor here last Thursday looking at the courthouse, absentee ballots will begin to be mailed out on the 18th and in-person absentee voting will begin the same day. Sheriff’s Dept – The department is on the lookout for a high-speed motorcyclist who is running on Hwy 34, Recorder – Jamie reported that her office is working on a preservation project and also creating a binder of the deputy’s job duties, roles, and instructions. Secondary Roads – Karl told the board that applications are coming in well for the secondary roads position.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Dixon – WIOA via Zoom, April 16, ATURA, Tingley, April 17; Shipley – Main Street, May 9, Corning; Birt – Conservation, May 12, Corning.

            Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn at 10:05 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor