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Board Minutes – September 12, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, and Merlin Dixon. 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 along with the minutes of the September 6, 2022, meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Karl McCarty presented the board with an option to purchase an F550 truck with a crane box for the Mechanic. The board asked for it to be put on the agenda for next week.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-33 Hotel/Motel transfer to Conservation Fund.  

Resolution 2022-33

$4,322.91                    AUDITOR’S OFFICE OF ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA

September 12, 2022

To the Treasurer of Adams County, Iowa:

            YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO TRANSFER:

From:   Hotel Motel Tax Fund           18000-10300-814-99

To:       Conservation Reserve Fund   68000-10300-9040-70

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

All supervisors voted aye.  None opposed.  Motion carried.  The original resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office. 

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2022-34 determining the necessity and setting dates of a consultation and a public hearing on a proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan for a proposed Urban Renewal Area in Adams County, State of Iowa. The consultation for the Schools will be Sept 19th at 3:00pm and the Public hearing is set for Oct 10, 2022 at 10:00 am.

Resolution 2022-34

RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE NECESSITY AND SETTING DATES OF A CONSULTATION AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED SOUTHERN HILLS WIND FARM URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR A PROPOSED URBAN RENEWAL AREA IN ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA

WHEREAS, it is hereby found and determined that one or more economic development areas, as defined in Chapter 403, Code of Iowa, exist within the County and the rehabilitation, conservation, redevelopment, development, or combination thereof, of the area is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety, or welfare of the residents of the County; and

WHEREAS, this Board has caused there to be prepared a proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan (“Plan” or “Urban Renewal Plan”) for the Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Area (“Area” or “Urban Renewal Area”), which proposed Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and which is incorporated herein by reference; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Plan is to form the Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Area suitable for economic development and to include a list of proposed projects to be undertaken within the Urban Renewal Area, and a copy of the Plan has been placed on file for public inspection in the office of the County Auditor; and

WHEREAS, the property proposed to be included in the Urban Renewal Area is legally described in the Plan and this Board has reasonable cause to believe that the Area described in the Plan satisfies the eligibility criteria for designation as an urban renewal area under Iowa law and; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable that the area be redeveloped as part of the overall redevelopment covered by the Plan; and

WHEREAS, portions of the land proposed to be included in the Urban Renewal Area are within two miles of the corporate boundaries of the City of Carbon, Iowa; the City of Corning, Iowa; the City of Prescott, Iowa; and the City of Nodaway, Iowa, respectively, and the County will enter into a joint agreement with each of these cities to allow the County to operate within the proposed Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa statutes require the Board of Supervisors to submit the proposed Urban Renewal Plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation as to its conformity with the general plan for development of the County as a whole prior to Board approval of such Plan, and further provides that the Planning and Zoning Commission shall submit its written recommendations thereon to this Board within thirty (30) days of its receipt of such proposed Urban Renewal Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa statutes require the Board of Supervisors to notify all affected taxing entities of the consideration being given to the proposed Urban Renewal Plan and to hold a consultation with such taxing entities with respect thereto, and further provides that the designated representative of each affected taxing entity may attend the consultation and make written recommendations for modifications to the proposed division of revenue included as a part thereof, to which the County shall submit written responses as provided in Section 403.5, Code of Iowa, as amended; and

WHEREAS, the Iowa statutes further require the Board of Supervisors to hold a public hearing on the proposed Urban Renewal Plan subsequent to notice thereof by publication in a newspaper having general circulation within the County, which notice shall describe the time, date, place and purpose of the hearing, shall generally identify the urban renewal area covered by the Plan and shall outline the general scope of the urban renewal project under consideration, with a copy of the notice also being mailed to each affected taxing entity.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA:

            Section 1.  That the consultation on the proposed Urban Renewal Plan required by Section 403.5(2), Code of Iowa, as amended, shall be held on September 19, 2022, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Adams County Courthouse, 500 9th Street, Corning, Iowa , at 3:00 P.M., and Becky Bissell, County Auditor, or her delegate, is hereby appointed to serve as the designated representative of the County for purposes of conducting the consultation, receiving any recommendations that may be made with respect thereto and responding to the same in accordance with Section 403.5(2), Code of Iowa.

           Section 2. That the County Auditor is authorized and directed to cause a notice of such consultation to be sent by regular mail to all affected taxing entities, as defined in Section 403.17(1), Code of Iowa, along with a copy of this Resolution and the proposed Urban Renewal Plan, the notice to be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF A CONSULTATION TO BE HELD BETWEEN ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA AND ALL AFFECTED TAXING ENTITIES CONCERNING THE PROPOSED SOUTHERN HILLS WIND FARM URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR ADAMS COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA

Adams County, State of Iowa will hold a consultation with all affected taxing entities, as defined in Section 403.17(1), Code of Iowa, as amended, commencing at 3:00 P.M. on September 19, 2022, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Adams County Courthouse, 500 9th Street, Corning, Iowa concerning a proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan for the Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Area, a copy of which is attached hereto.

Each affected taxing entity may appoint a representative to attend the consultation.  The consultation may include a discussion of the estimated growth in valuation of taxable property included in the proposed Urban Renewal Area, the fiscal impact of the division of revenue on the affected taxing entities, the estimated impact on the provision of services by each of the affected taxing entities in the proposed Urban Renewal Area, and the duration of any bond issuance included in the Plan. 

The designated representative of any affected taxing entity may make written recommendations for modifications to the proposed division of revenue no later than seven days following the date of the consultation.  Becky Bissell, County Auditor, or her delegate, as the designated representative of Adams County, State of Iowa, shall submit a written response to the affected taxing entity, no later than seven days prior to the public hearing on the proposed Southern Hills Wind Farm Urban Renewal Plan, addressing any recommendations made by that entity for modification to the proposed division of revenue.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, State of Iowa, as provided by Section 403.5, Code of Iowa, as amended.

             Section 3. That a public hearing shall be held on the proposed Urban Renewal Plan before the Board of Supervisors at its meeting which commences at 9:00 A.M. on October 10, 2022, in the Board of Supervisors Room, Adams County Courthouse, 500 9th Street, Corning, Iowa.

             Section 4. That the County Auditor is authorized and directed to publish notice of this public hearing in the Adams County Free Press, once on a date not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) days before the date of the public hearing, and to mail a copy of the notice by ordinary mail to each affected taxing entity, such notice in each case to be in substantially the following form:

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. The original of this resolution is located in the Auditor’s Office. 

Discussion was held regarding county emails and tablets for the Board, but this was tabled until the next budget season.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the language to be added to the Adams County Handbook regarding paying out accrued vacation leave in the instance of termination. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the claims as follows. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 Claims 9-12-22  
Access LeasingMainten Agree          141.191
Adams Co Clerk of CourtMisc.          250.001
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal          439.782
Adamson,SarahContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org          164.211
Adamson,SarahCustodial Supplies             72.351
Adamson,SarahEmployee Mile & Subs.             50.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service             35.001
AgriVisionREPAIR          821.361
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,962.502
AkinRepair       1,457.731
AkinREPAIR          616.651
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service             35.001
ArgSoftComp. Program/Soft/We       4,990.001
Arnold Supplyrepair          958.741
Arrick,LorieOth Lab rel servi       1,370.001
Ashenfelter,DonSafety Allow Reimb          103.181
Bechtold,Charlesreimb             99.701
Bissell,BeckyReimb          100.001
Rick BissellServ             15.001
Bob Barker CoSup          426.541
Bruce,JohnExtra patrol services          200.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engineering    19,347.931
Capital SanitarySup          177.411
Grantz,CarlaOth Lab rel servi          400.002
Dale CarmichaelServ             15.001
Central IA Distrib IncSup       1,152.001
CHI HealthDues & Member       3,300.001
Cintassafety             73.641
CNH Industrial Capitalrepair       2,204.301
Contechrepair       1,905.801
Cont Fire SprinklerServ          850.002
Corning HotelContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org    16,119.671
Corning MunUtil             32.521
Corning LibraryCont       7,348.251
Corning Tirerepair             49.951
Corning TireRepair          425.792
Cummins SalesMain          710.731
DCI GroupEngineering Services    39,733.601
Diamond Mowers Inc.repair          542.191
Dollar Generalsup             55.201
DSM Hoist, Increpair       1,725.001
Echo Group Inc.Sup             13.651
Fastenal Cosup             67.111
Fast9sup             80.001
Feeders Grainsup               7.341
FMTCphone          148.131
FMTCPhone & Fax Service          583.111
FrontierPhone          140.021
Fulton,JeffPhone & Fax Service             35.001
Geer SantitationUtil             90.001
Geer SantitationUtilities             75.001
Carl GoodsonReimb          200.001
Greater Reg MedDoctor and/or Hosp. Care          284.481
Heartland BusinessComp. Program/Software/We       1,189.961
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.       1,376.001
Henry AdkinsElection Supplies             85.271
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots          763.501
Heritagesup          167.531
HyVeeSup       1,653.462
IA DOTtraining          120.001
IA Law AcademyEdu          875.002
IACCVSOOther          180.001
ICEAtraining       1,000.001
IMWCAIns       8,798.002
InfomaxRental          131.131
InfomaxEquip          156.462
IntoximetersSafety & Protect.Sup          125.001
IA Prison IndSigns          837.022
JEO Consultingoutside engineering       2,708.001
Jericodust control       1,170.001
Kiburz,KentWell Plugging       1,000.001
Kinser,Dalereimb             30.001
Mail ServServ          166.521
Marco TechEquip. New And Rental          157.191
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mileage & Subs.          203.001
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MidAmericanutilities             25.451
MidAmericanUtil       8,645.771
Benjamin MullenReimb             94.901
Mullen, TonyTownship Trustee Fee             15.001
Neapolitan LabsComp. Prog/Software/We       4,333.331
Office Machsupplies       3,880.811
Office MachSup             55.501
OPN ArchitectsEngineering Services    16,175.131
Pattison Sand Corock       4,833.671
Paul,TravisReimb          156.751
Pitney BowesPostage          159.571
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal          593.751
Power Planrepair       2,499.021
Prescott LibraryCont       1,219.501
PrimroseFood & Provisions       5,266.001
Ramsey’s MarketPaint & Paint Sup          439.111
Red StarSup          647.602
Rick’s AutoRepair          286.172
RJs Plumbingrepair          852.241
RJs PlumbingRepair       2,432.462
Robinson ImpleParts             86.391
Robinson ImpleREPAIR          669.431
Schildbergrock    36,434.411
Secretary of StateLicenses, Permits, Exam F             30.001
Secure ShredServ             52.001
Peterbiltrepair             94.641
SIRWAutilities             89.001
Solutions HarrisComp. Prog/Soft/We       2,591.252
SW IA RECUtil       7,008.351
Sutton,MartiPhone & Fax Service             60.001
Swartz,DeniseOth Lab rel servi          500.001
T&B Enterprisessup             20.701
Taylor Co. Pub HealthContrib.-Oth Gov.&Organ    31,201.251
TK ElevSup          454.861
TopSpot Rentalsrental          375.001
Treasurer, IAOther Svcs – taxes collec       4,577.451
U.S. Bank EquipMaintenance Agree             97.141
United Farmer Coopfuel    18,820.601
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub       5,013.782
USPSPostage          140.001
Verizon Connectradios          939.021
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Villisca LibraryContrib.-Oth Gov.&Organ          602.001
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup             26.791
Ivan WolfServ             20.001
Kevin WynnServ             20.001
Zieglerequip       9,740.001
Grand Total   311,635.80 

            Department Head reports were presented as follows: Secondary Roads – Purchasing 4205 ton at $12.25/ton crushed concrete to be used for shouldering. Pre-Con meeting last Wednesday for the Patch and Milling project starting soon. Working on two Hungry Canyons projects. Conservation – Another good weekend of camping but starting to see it dwindle down. The park is hosting a Cross Country meet for SWV on Thursday and will get to host the Oct 20th District Meet. There are issues with a sewer pit on one of the lift stations. There were 125 people at the monarch butterfly tagging presentation. Maintenance – One of the urinals in the men’s restroom is broke. It will be costly to fix so at this time doesn’t recommend fixing it. Auditor – Accruals have been started and working with the auditing firm on last year’s audit. The Special Election is this Tuesday.

            Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Dixon – Hungry Canyons, Red Oak, September 9; and Birt – SICOG, Creston, September 7, and Conservation, Corning, September 9.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor