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Board Minutes – November 18, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Bobbi Maynes. Also in attendance were: Nancy Barnes, Alan Johannes, Jamie Stargell, Karl McCarty, Nancy Turner, Greg Davis, Ben Mullen, and Andrew Knuth.  The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from November 12, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Karl McCarty presented the amended DOT Drug and Alcohol Policy. Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the amendment as presented which will require the participation in the FMCSA Clearinghouse.

The Board of Supervisors, under the authority of the 2019 Code of Iowa, formed a canvassing board to check the 2nd Tier Canvass of the City/School held on November 5, 2019.  The findings, thereof, are recorded at length in Election Book #8 in the Adams County Auditor’s Office as required by Section 50.27 of the 2019 Code of Iowa. No obvious clerical errors were identified during the canvass and there were no special ballots that were rejected and not counted. The votes from Adams and Taylor counties were combined to tally the final results for the Corning Community School District:

Gwen Larsen and Amy Grau were elected to the Corning Community School District Board of Directors.

Public Measure AG passed.

Auditor Bissell filed with the Board the Post-Election Audit Report/Auditor Certification as well as the County Auditor Election Certification.  The Post-Election audit confirmed the hand counting of ballots matched the ballot tabulator report per the prescribed procedure of the Secretary of State.  The Post-Election Audit was performed on the Absentee Precinct as chosen by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Greg Davis with Solutions presented to the board options for updating the server in the courthouse. Option One would be a new server with annual support included for 6 years at $30,000 with a $20,000 down payment and the remainder divided out over 6 years. Option Two would be that Solutions can host our server system for $1,250 a month.

Committee reports were given as following: Birt – DCAT, Nov 15, Creston, Conservation, Nov 14, Corning; Shipley – Main St EV, Nov 13, Corning; Dixon – ATURA, Nov 12, Bedford, Conservation, Nov 14, Corning.

ATTEST: Leland Shipley, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor