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Board Minutes – September 7, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Scott Akin. 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 September 1, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on his department. The shoulder machine should be picked up this week. Prescott 5 bridge on 180th was opened to traffic last Friday before the holiday weekend. Govco Construction is finishing Carl 3 bridge today on 110th Street and will move to Lincoln 16 bridge. Malone ordered the piling last week for Lincoln 16 bridge. He met with ATURA last week to discuss and contribute information for the RPA 14 SWAT plan that is submitted every five years. Asphalt project plans have been turned in for the January DOT letting to be built next year. Sycamore Ave seal and rejuvenating coat has been completed. It needs to cure for 4 weeks to allow the lane markings to adhere. Malone is still working on temporary easements for the trail project on Hull Street in Corning. Pattison Sand has given their quote for next year 5,000 ton of dolomite with an increase of $.25 per ton from last year.

Auditor Bissell presented quotes for preservation and online searchability for the Real Estate Land Records, Lots, and Board of Supervisor minutes. The board would like to see presentations by each vendor to get a better understanding of their products.

The board discussed the Courthouse improvements and are needing to discuss bonding with the attorney.

Discussion was held on a 28E Agreement with the Iowa DNR and Adams County regarding private well permitting. The board tabled it for further review and discussion.

Auditor Bissell presented a quote from Henry M. Adkins for updating new tabulating election equipment for each precinct. The current equipment is 10 years old and they are starting to have more maintenance issues. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to purchase the new equipment for $31,030.00. This will be paid over three years with 0% interest.

Department Head Reports:  Recorder – Office will be closing around 3 PM on Thursday on September 9th.  Sheriff – Still waiting on vehicle bids. Treasurer – taxes are being received on track.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – RC&D, Creston, Sept 2.

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

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor