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Board Minutes – October 18, 2021

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 18, 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. Dixon moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda along with the minutes from October 11, 2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Utility Permit #21-12 for SIRWA to bore under H20 east of Mt. Etna. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed Taylor County’s offer of selling their half of a paint striping machine. We are under contract with JEO for replacement of Quincy 8 bridge on Ginko Ave between US Hwy 34 and H34. Contract is executed for rail road crossing by Nodaway, The county crew has done the white striping on N28 from the county line to Carbon, Nodaway, Corning Carl Road, and Sycamore Ave. They are starting the yellow striping today.

Beth Waddle with ACEDC presented a request on behalf of a client for the county to provide financial resources to the PineCreek Meadows project. The board stated that while this is a great project and they fully support it, they feel it should be annexed into the City of Corning and shouldn’t be in the County.

Discussion was held on Fiber Internet in the County and the incorrect Internet Access Service Reports. The incorrect reports shows that Corning and Adams County have more options for Fiber Internet. The board wants to speak to Kevin Cabbage with FMTC regarding their plans for expansion in the county.

The board discussed options for enforcing Clear Right of Way Ordinances but no action was taken.

Department Head Reports:  IT – Tom has a planning meeting for the implementation of the services the county just bought. He also attended an election software training and that went well. Sheriff – Deputies had a very busy weekend, and during a call a deputy hit a deer with the truck. The damage was isolated to the hood.  Another deputy was responding to a call and someone backed into their vehicle.  Auditor – Busy with the City/School Election and in-person absentee voting is still going on. Treasurer – Tax collection is slowing down and they received a new postage machine. Assessor – The revaluation data collecting is complete and now the data reviewers are here verifying the data. Assessor Ben Mullen put an article in the paper, on our website, and on Facebook to educate tax payers regarding the difference with the state equalization order and the revaluation project. The new Beacon site is up and running and has received several compliments of the website. He just attended Assessor Fall School last week and will be attending a Vanguard training this week. He received his certification from the state approving his reappointment for the next 6 years. Secondary Roads – Thanked the Sheriff’s office for their help on Sycamore Ave while they were striping last week.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Crossroads, Oct. 15, via Zoom; Four County Meeting, Oct 13, Bedford; DCI, Oct 11, Corning; Birt – Four County Meeting, Oct 13, Bedford; DCI, Oct 11, Corning; Akin – Four County Meeting, Oct 13, Bedford; DCI, Oct 11, Corning; Shipley – Four County Meeting, Oct 13, Bedford; DCI, Oct 11, Corning; and Dixon – Four County Meeting, Oct 13, Bedford; DCI, Oct 11, Corning.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor