The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon and Scott Akin. Doug Birt was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Maynes and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from November 22, 2021. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.
County Attorney Andrew Knuth requested a raise for the Victim Witness Coordinator position. She has been with the County Attorney department for 8 months and is doing a wonderful job. Her experience with law enforcement makes her a great fit in the department and in the position. Knuth requested a dollar raise to $19/hr. Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the $19/hour pay rate for Kandi Miller, Victim Witness Coordinator position. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.
Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on the Secondary Roads Department. They have hired Dale Kinser to fill the Assistant to the County Engineer position. They are finishing up current bridge projects and setting up design meetings for Quincy 8 bridge. There is a lot of paperwork to keep the Hull Street bridge project on track.
Department Updates were as follows: IT – The Office 365 email change over has started; EMA – The board will have to review and might need to enact new policies to be compliant and able to receive Federal grants; Conservation – The Park Officer/Conservation Specialist position is posted and they are currently accepting applications, everything has been winterized, the camping rates are going up in 2022, the Conservation board is having a special meeting to discuss future capital improvement projects. They are preparing to move the fuel barrel from the old shop to the new shop location, doing a CPR training with the staff on Dec 6th, and will be taking the staff on a tour in Pottawattamie Co of a new cottage layout; Sheriff – Riot broke out in the Juvenile cell block and some damage was caused, they are waiting on inspectors to make sure the cell is safe to house inmates again, new Charger is here but the equipment still needs to be switched, the new truck is built but they are waiting on a chip before it will be ready for delivery; Auditor – The Temporary Redistricting Commission is meeting tomorrow to work on finalizing a new precinct map, working on Budgets, Valuations and Certifying debt. The GAAP Report has been submitted to the Dept of Management.
Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – IDPH, Nov 17, Crossroads, Nov. 22, Creston, and Shipley – MATURA, Nov 23, Creston.
Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.
ATTEST: Bobbi Maynes, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors
Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor