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Board Minutes – May 23, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 23, 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 along with the minutes of the May 16, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

Chairperson Birt and Roads Supervisor Karl McCarty presented Ramon Haley with a plaque and congratulated him on his upcoming retirement from Secondary Roads. The board thanked Ramon for his dedication to serving the residents of Adams County during his 39 years.

Karl McCarty updated the board on the Secondary Roads Department. The crew is busy hauling rock.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the claims as followed.  Motion carried.

Access SytmsRepairs           646.801
Alliant EnergyUtilities             92.751
Arrick,LorieOth Lab rel servi           595.001
Capital SanitarySup           197.251
Karen CarlReimb             59.501
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi           600.001
CHI HealthSAFETY           120.001
CHI hospitalServ       2,299.161
Corning Fam DentServ           326.001
Corning Munutilities           587.251
Corning MunUtil       2,638.013
Evans,TerryBd of Review Exp             16.001
Fastenal Cosup             69.561
FrontierPhone           194.152
Geer SantitationUtil             90.001
Geer SantitationUtilities             75.001
Good SourceSup           136.801
Henry AdkinsData Proc Exp.       4,989.411
HyVeeSup           137.703
IA DNRLicense           300.001
IA Law AcademyEdu           400.002
IACCVSOOther             50.001
IOVA TreasurerSchool or mtg exp             95.001
JEO Consultingoutside engineering       1,510.001
Mail ServServ           192.241
MTE Office CenterOff Sup/Exp             90.001
Pearson FuneralServ       1,250.001
Prairie Fabrrepair             69.081
PrimroseFood & Prov       4,125.001
Rhamy,TomOth Lab rel servi           400.001
Rick’s AutoRepair             93.971
RJs PlumbingRepair       2,035.593
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp             28.401
Greg SackettBd of Review Exp                2.001
Shield Tech. Corp.Maint Agreements     11,000.001
Shires,Donaldsafety reimb           125.001
SIRWAUtil           152.251
SW IA RECutili           611.531
SW IA RECUtil       3,524.782
State Hyg LabWell Permit             31.001
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel servi           400.001
U.S. BankDues & Memberships             25.001
U.S. BankFood & Prov           123.901
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub             47.361
U.S. BankGen Repairs       1,531.411
U.S. BankHardware           118.821
U.S. BankLic, Permits, Exam F             30.001
U.S. BankMin Equip & Hand Tools             48.081
U.S. BankOther           558.421
U.S. BankOth Sup/Equip             52.781
U.S. BankPlumbing Sup           237.431
U.S. BankPost & Mailing           139.041
U.S. BankReg fees/Meet/Sc           231.351
U.S. BankSafety & Protect.Sup           401.401
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp           625.721
U.S. BankSup           686.341
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Serv           246.661
U.S. BankTyp-Print.-Bind.Serv.           380.001
United Farmer Coopfuel     27,696.511
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lubr       5,737.492
Verizon WirelessMaint Agree           360.691
Vogel & Thomas HardMin Equip & Hand Tools                8.991
Vogel & Thomas HardOffice Sup/Exp             11.991
Vogel & Thomas HardParts           214.261
Vogel & Thomas HardPerm Landscaping       1,760.401
Vogel & Thomas HardSafety & Prot.Sup           129.001
Whipps SalesMach & Equip Pur     15,700.001
ZieglerREPAIR       9,123.051
Grand Total    106,582.27 

Lisa Brown and Kandi Miller with the Attorney’s office shared with the board that the Victim Witness Advocate Grant funding is going to be reduced by 20% starting Oct 1, 2022. 

Treasurer Holly Schafer explained to the Board the County-Held tax sale certificate for Parcel #8748100 did not end up getting sold as was previously discussed at the May 16 meeting.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to open the public hearing at 10:00 am for the FY 21/22 Budget Amendment. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no written or oral objections submitted. Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to close the public hearing at 10:05 am for the FY 21/22 Budget Amendment. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve Resolution 2022-23 Approval of FY 21/22 Budget Amendment and 100% appropriations.




On this 23rd day of May, 2022 the Adams County Board of Supervisors met in session for the purpose of amending the current operating budget adopted March 13, 2021. The notice, time, and place of hearing was published on May 12th, 2022. The amendment and appropriations for new expenses was taken up and considered and taxpayers heard for or against the amendment as follows and amendment and 100% appropriations passed unanimously:

Increase in fuel expenses and facilitated a grant for the County Attorney’s department, ARPA funds and other unforeseen administrative costs.  Voting Aye:  Birt, Shipley, Dixon, Maynes, Akin.  Voting Nay:  None.  Motion carried.  Attested by Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor. The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

The board reviewed Adams County Ordinances Chapters 1-5.

Discussion on Courthouse renovations took place. Surveyors and hazardous material inspectors have been to the courthouse.

Department Head Reports – IT – Tom Williams has been evaluating software to help him monitor the courthouse’s IT operations and he is working on which software to implement. Treasurer – Holly Schafer stated the County Tax Sale is set for June 20th. The delinquent list will be published in next week’s paper. Sheriff’s Dept – Sheriff Johannes stated the Sheriff’s office received notice that Primrose will no longer be providing meals for the jail. Johannes is currently looking for other options. He also informed the board the rear end went out on one of the sheriff’s trucks and will need to be fixed.  Recorder – Jamie Stargell reported that her Deputy is looking to retire next fiscal year so there will be a need for a budget amendment. Secondary Roads – Karl informed the board that replacement costs on equipment is going up and he is working on providing new numbers to our insurance provider which will increase our premium. Conservation – Travis Paul shared he’s working on grants for future projects. The department purchased another mower and ATV. He and his staff have been participating in educational programs with multiple grades from several schools these past few weeks.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Crossroads Finance via Zoom, May 17, RC&D, April 17, Creston; Birt – SICOG, May 20, Greenfield; and Akin – ACEDC, May 19, Corning, and Southern Hills Mental Health, May 20, Corning.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor