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Board Minutes – November 1, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from October 25, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor, Karl McCarty, updated the board on the roads crew. He stated they are done with the yellow paint and should wrap up the white paint striping this week if the weather allows it. They are also busy putting spot rock down.

Adams County Weed Commissioner, Larry Maeder, presented the board with the Annual Weed Commissioner Report and updated the board how this past summer went. Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the 2021 Annual Weed Commissioner Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2021-25 Amended and Substituted Electronic Services System 28E Agreement.  The execution of this agreement by each undersigned county shall constitute adoption of this agreement.  For each undersigned county, such execution shall be pursuant to authority granted by motion of the Board of Supervisors.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. The original of this resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Department Head Reports:    Recorder – Jamie received her Certified Recorder status through her Recorder Association. Auditor – City/School Election is Tuesday 7am-9pm. Conservation – the Assistant Park Officer resigned. All the water lines have been winterized or shut down and they are continuing to work on pulling buoys and docks. They have moved into the new office, but still waiting on some office furniture. They have a ton of Ash trees to remove from around the park and have a crew hired to come take care of them, however, the crew has been delayed on the start date.

Birt updated the board on his meeting with Heartland Management. He shared his frustrations with the organization not being able to pay their employees enough money to keep them there or to be comparable to McDonald’s starting wage and these are the people entrusted with taking care of individuals who can’t care for themselves.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Crossroads, Oct. 25, Creston and Oct 26, via Zoom; Akin – Union County Solar Hearing, Oct 25, Creston, and 5th Judicial, Oct 27, via Zoom; Birt – Heartland Management Oct 28, Corning; and Dixon – SCI911, Oct 27, Creston, Trolley, Oct 28, Creston, and Union County Solar Hearing, Oct 25, Creston.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor