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Board Minutes – May 2, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 2, 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 April 25 and 26, 2022 meetings.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty updated the board on Secondary Roads. Maynes has had complaints on rocks falling off trucks as the crew is hauling. Karl stated he has already addressed the concern with the crew. They are not filling the trucks as full when it’s a windy day and also trying to clear the rock from the sides of the trucks.

Jayne Templeton, with Miltner Insurance presented the increase in dental rates and life insurance rates.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Burial Request Form. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Engagement Letter with Anderson Larkin for FY 22 Audit Services. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held to update the vacation policy in the Employee Handbook regarding vacation payout at separation of employment. The Board is still finalizing the wording and has tabled it until next week.

The board discussed the proposed budget amendment for FY 21/22. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to set the FY 21-22 budget amendment public hearing for May 23,2022 at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Board discussed setting up a committee to help spread the word on the Courthouse Renovations and why the need is there.

Department Head Reports – Conservation – Travis Paul stated they are starting to see more campers at the park and the busy season is going to begin. Everything is turned on and there were no major water leaks. They have upcoming environmental ed classes coming up with Corning Elementary and Lenox schools. Treasurer – Holly Schafer has sent out May notices and the County is around $166,000 in uncollected taxes. Sheriff – Alan Johannes shared prom was the big event this last weekend and they had no major issues. Auditor – Becky Bissell completed the ARPA reporting for the projects the County planned on using the funds for last week. This report was due April 30th. Working on updating Job Descriptions with Department heads.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Shipley – Loss Control, April 27, Corning; Maynes – Crossroads, April 25, Creston, and Hazard Mitigation, April 28, Corning; Dixon – Hazard Mitigation, April 28, Corning, SCI911, April 27, Creston, and Trolly, April 28, Creston; Akin – 5th Judicial, April 27, via Zoom.

            Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn at 11:00 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor