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Board Minutes – January 27, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes. And Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda and to table the minutes from the January 21, 2020 meeting until further clarification from the compensation board can be obtained. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

John McKean, Villisca Library Board Vice-President presented the Villisca Public Library Annual Report and budget asking.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-6 Participation in the Planning and Development Programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed with the board ongoing road projects and the maintenance of the roads during the inclement weather event of the last week.

The Chair had the second reading of ordinance Chapter 24 Valuation of Property concerning Wind Energy Conversion Property. 

            Doug Birt presented the initial budget discussion for Adams County Commission of Sustainability.

            Claims were approved as presented.

Adams Co AmbCont         3,333.32 1
Alliant EnergyUtilities             303.44 1
Boswell,MorrisOther             136.00 2
Lisa BrownServ             151.00 1
Charm-TexSafety & Prot Supplies               63.90 1
CHI hospitalServ               50.00 1
CJ Cooper & Assocsafety               35.00 1
Corning Munutilities             587.26 1
Corning MunUtil         2,352.18 3
DataSpecServ             449.00 1
Don’s UniformsSup             794.96 1
Fastenal Cosup               61.88 1
Fillenwarth BeachExp         1,246.56 1
Frank’s BodyRepair         2,162.75 1
FrontierPhone             260.43 2
Geer SantitationUtil             180.00 1
Geer SantitationUtilities             150.00 1
Hardisty,Tonysup             108.00 1
Henderson Prod, Increpair       73,321.00 1
Hotsy Cleaningrepair             787.38 1
HyVeesup               22.81 1
HyVeeSup             450.66 2
ISACDues             570.00 3
JEO Consultingoutside engineering         9,090.00 1
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mile & Subs.               90.00 1
MidAmericanutilities                 7.18 1
Nishna Valley Bldrsserv.       22,542.40 1
Office MachSup             932.25 3
Pitney BowesPostage             180.66 1
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal             593.75 1
Pott Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.               89.00 1
Pro Diesel, Increpair         7,784.02 1
RJs PlumbingRepair             160.68 1
Robinson ImplVeh.Equip & Repairs             142.41 1
Rueter’srepair               31.76 1
Shepherd RepairServ             677.00 1
Leland ShipleyEmployee Mile & Subs.             294.50 1
Siouxland Trailer Sales Increpair       51,650.00 1
SIRWAUtil             122.80 1
SW IA RECutili             782.11 1
SW IA RECUtil         2,464.89 2
Jamie StargellEmployee Mile & Subs.               93.80 1
Taylor Co SheriffServ               63.36 2
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes collec         4,877.00 1
U.S. Banksup             899.06 1
U.S. BankComputer Maint         1,200.04 1
U.S. BankFuel, Tires, & Lub               34.65 1
U.S. BankMeeting Expenses             230.00 1
U.S. BankOffice Supplies/Exp             256.24 1
U.S. BankOther Supplies/Equip             208.00 1
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service             158.90 1
US PostmasterPostage             204.00 1
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements             481.08 1
Vogel & Thomas HardwareOther Sup/Equip             261.40 1
Youth Emer ServicesJuvenile Det/Shelte         1,446.15 1
Grand Total     195,626.62  

            Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – RC & D, Jan 23, Creston, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; Akin – 5th Judicial District, Jan 22, Des Moines, Southern Hills, Jan 24, Corning, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; Birt – Union Bargaining, Jan 16, Corning, Conservation, Jan 23, Chariton, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; Shipley – Union Bargaining, Jan 22, Corning, Conservation, Jan 23, Corning, Conference Board, Jan 21, Corning; and Dixon – LWDB, Jan 20, Creston.

ATTEST: Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 21, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, and Bobbi Maynes. Merlin Dixon was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve today’s agenda and minutes from the meeting on January 13,2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Janice Leonard presented the board with the Spring Lake park budget.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed with the board snow and ice removal. Secondary Roads have more sand and salt coming in today.

Chairperson Akin proposed the new ordinance Chapter 24 Valuation of Property concerning Wind Energy Conversion Property and the Board had the first reading of same.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2020-5 Elected Officials, Hourly, and Salaried wage increase for FY 20/21. The increase is a 3% for Hourly employees and the Attorney’s office, 0% for Board of Supervisors, and a $1500 increase plus 3% for the offices of Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Emergency Management Director Bill Lyddon discussed with the board the latest on the radios and said the completion date has been pushed back and will not be March. He also updated the board on FEMA projects.

            Budget discussions were held.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – Courthouse Security, Jan 13, Corning; Akin – ACEDC, Jan 13, Corning, Emergency Management, Jan 15, Corning; Birt – ACCS, Jan 16, Corning; and Shipley – Loss Control, Jan 15, Corning, Adams Community Foundation, Jan 8, Corning, and Main St, Jan 14, Corning.

ATTEST: Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 13, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve today’s agenda and minutes from January 2nd and January 6th, 2020. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to allow the City of Prescott to have access to our server through a VPN to set up their financial software. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone presented the statement of work documents (SOWs) regarding EWP agreements to the board. These documents spell out the financial guidelines the county has to follow for EWP agreements.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve survey and design contracts with Snyder and Associates for the remaining four EWP project sites. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Bit moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report presented by Treasurer Nancy Barnes. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Mike Cline to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Doug Calkins and Patty Peterson to the Zoning Commission. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve Bill Shipley to the Conservation Board. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Shipley Abstained.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Diane Shipley and Dr. Stephen Gruba to the Adams County Board of Health. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Discussion was held on correcting a duplicated parcel’s valuation. Assessor Ben Mullen is going to do some more research.

Discussion was held on Ordinance Chapter 24.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Myron Brown to the Civil Service Commission to fill a term until 2022. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Budget Requests were given as follows: Ambulance Department and City of Corning Library.

            Discussion was held on the Annexation of the Reservoir into City of Corning Limits. The board had no objection or written recommendations regarding the proposal.

Claims were approved as presented.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – RC&D, Jan 7 & 9, Creston; Dixon – Conservation, Jan 9, Corning; Birt – Conservation, Jan 9, Corning; and Shipley – Main St., Jan 8, Corning.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

ATTEST: Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 6, 2020

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Scott Akin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin asked to add the approval of Jason McManis to the Zoning Commission to the agenda. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda as amended. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone updated the board on his department. The crew is busy cleaning trees out of ditches. He also is busy with EWP documents.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to approve Jared Robinson as Mercer Township Trustee. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Jason McManis as Zoning Commission. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Liquor License LC0041404 for the Brooks Bar. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

At 11:00 am the City of Corning’s Attorney Matthew Hanson held a consultation meeting pursuant to Iowa Code Section 368.7 with the Board of Supervisors and the Quincy Township Trustees regarding annexing property locally known as the Reservoir from County to City limits. The board wanted to make sure the legal description was clear. Conservation Director Travis Paul discussed his concerns of the property currently being public hunting ground and if that will continue if the property is in the city limits. Mayor Janice Leonard responded the city ordinances allow for bow and arrow hunting with permission from the council.  

ATTEST: Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 2, 2020

he Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes, and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Auditor Becky Bissell. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Scott Akin as the Board Chair for a one-year term. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 23, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone presented the Secondary Roads departments FY 20/21 budget and the 5-year plan as posted on the DOT website.

Motion was made by Birt, seconded by Dixon to appoint Bobbi Maynes as Vice Chair for the 2020 Board.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. 

Motion was made by Birt, seconded by Shipley to make the Adams County Free Press the official newspaper for the year 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley, to make TS Bank as the Official Depository for the year 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to issue checks during the year 2020 per Section 331.506 of the 2019 Code of Iowa.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to set the mileage rate at 50 cents per mile effective January 1, 2020.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to appoint Jerry Peckham, Nicci Tucker, and Kathy West to 1-year terms on the Human Services Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Larry Maeder as the Weed Commissioner for a 1-year term to expire 2/28/2021.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to appointed Bill Lyddon as the Emergency Management Director for a 1-year term. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to appoint Jim Reiley as the Veterans’ Affairs Director. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Dr. Stephen Gruba to a 1-year term as Medical Examiner.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to appoint Dr. Bethel Kopp to a 1-year term as the Assistant Medical Examiner.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to appoint Lisa Brown to a 1-year term as Medical Examiner Investigator.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to make the following 1-year appointments to the Condemnation Board:  Real Estate Dealers – Ed Drake, Jamie McManis, Maury Moore, Bruce Peters, Tom Miller; Loan Officers and Bankers – Mona Douglas, Burton Heaton, Jim Heaton, Kelly Herring, Julia Paul; Agricultural Owners – Jim Amdor, Lowell Evans, Michael Fourez, Janice Shepherd, Bill Shipley, Judy Loonan; City Property Owners – Dick Blazek, Beth Waddle, Jerry Getter, John Greenlee, Pat Shipley, Nicci Tucker.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the General Relief Assistance guidelines with no changes. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairperson Akin made the following appointments to the various board and committees within the county that the members of the Board of Supervisors serve:  Doug Birt- ACCS, Adams/Adair/Union Decaterization Board, DHS Service Area Advisory Board, Enterprise Zone Commission, SICOG, Heartland Management Alliance; Merlin Dixon- ATURA, Courthouse and Jail Committee, Hungry Canyon, Iowa Workforce Development CEO Board, REAP, Regional E-911 Board WIA, Southern Iowa Trolley; Scott Akin –5th Judicial District Board, Adams-Taylor County Landfill, ATURA (Alternate), CHI Health Mercy Corning Community Board of Directors, Emergency Management, SICOG (Alternate), Southern Hills Regional Mental Health, , ACEDC;  Bobbi Maynes – ACCS (Alternate), Adams County Courthouse Security Committee, Adams-Taylor County Landfill (Alternate), Connections Area Agency on Aging, Crossroads, Emergency Management (Alternate), MATURA Advisory Board (Alternate), MATURA Board of Directors (Alternate), R C & D – Local and Regional; Leland Shipley – Adams Community Foundation, LOST Control Committee, Courthouse and Jail Committee, Heartland Management Alliance (Alternate), Local MATURA Advisory Board, MATURA Board of Directors, Main Street Corning.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the 2020 Holiday Closing Schedule as follows:  Monday, January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King Day; Monday, February 17, 2020 – President’s Day; Monday, May 25, 2020 – Memorial Day; Friday, July 3, 2020 – Independence Day (observed); Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labor Day; Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Veteran’s Day; Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020 – Thanksgiving; Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas; and Thursday, December 31, 2020  and Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2020-1 to make all the appointments official. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2020-2 the Master Matrix pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve Resolution 2020-3 to transfer $90,118 from Local Option Fund 17000 to Local Option Sinking Fund 17002 to pay off the Aquatic Center Bond. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2020-4 Amending the Adams County Ordinance Chapter 21 effective January 2, 2020. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Birt to accept Mark Devore’s resignation as a Mercer Township Trustee and thank Mark for his many years of service. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Budgets presented were as follows: Public Health, Southern Iowa Trolley, Board of Supervisors, Auditors, Representative Services / Elections, Emergency Services, Other Human Services, DHS Administration, General Relief, Court Administration, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environmental Protection, Mental Health Administration, Other Policy & Admin, Central Services, Risk Management, Non-departmental. Budget work session was also discussed.

ATTEST: Scott Akin, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – December 23, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Bobbi Maynes and Merlin Dixon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 16, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

There were no public comments.

County Engineer Travis Malone presented the Plan of Operations for Force Account as part of the EWP documents.  Dixon moved, Birt seconded to approve the Plan of Operations for Force Account for Bridge Prescott 13 on 190th and Bridge Douglas 17 on Aspen Ave as amended.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve Plan of Operations for Force Account Bridge Jasper 1 and Washington 12.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Plan of Operations for Force Account Douglas 8 on Birch Ave and Douglas 4 on Chestnut.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Malone presented quotes for the purchase of a side dump trailer from Ziegler and Smith Co.  Birt moved, seconded by Akin to purchase a 42-foot, triple axel side dump trailer from Smith Co for $51,650.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Malone presented the Secondary Roads budget.

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Dick Blazek, Saundra Leininger, and Nancy Carmichael to the Certified Local Government Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

At 10:00 AM, Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to open the Public Hearing for the Amendment to the County Ordinances.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to close the Public Hearing at 11:20 AM.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution #2019-42 Amending Ordinance Chapter 21 and Waiving the 2nd and 3rd Readings.  Ayes:  Birt, Dixon, Shipley, Akin, and Maynes.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried. 

            Budget Requests were presented as follows: Veterans Affairs, Conservation. Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to table Budget discussions for Public Health Department, Board of Supervisors, Auditors, Representative Services/Elections, Emergency Services, Other Human Services, DHS Administration, General Relief, Court Administration, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environmental Protection, Mental Health Administration, Other Policy and Administration, Central Services, Risk Management, and Nondepartmental until the January 2 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Claims were approved as presented.

Solutions IncMaint788.955
AirgasWelding Sup266.501
Alliant EnergyUtilities266.721
Rebecca BissellReimb73.001
Bob Barker CoSup268.112
Boswell,MorrisOther81.001
Luanne BrownReimb36.001
Champaign Co. SherLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.39.001
Charm-TexJail Supplies238.701
CHI HealthDoctor/Hosp. Care845.021
CHI HealthMedical & Lab.Sup100.001
Marnie ClineConservation Bd. Exp50.001
Corning Munutilities515.691
Corning MunUtil2945.444
Dist 4 AuditorsMtg Exp15.001
Don’s UniformsSup28.271
Douglas Co. SherLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.50.001
Extreme ImagesData Processing Exp105.001
Fastenal Cosup124.991
Feeders GrainSup27.471
FrontierPhone264.452
GallsSup217.501
Garden & Assocoutside engineering6476.761
Grn ValleyServ82.701
Hawkeye Truckrepair717.511
Henry AdkinsElection Supplies112.741
Henry AdkinsMaint Agreements6290.002
HyVeeSup455.822
IA DOTsupplies169.001
ICPAIns618.001
InfomaxEquip90.801
Lawson Prodrepair3871.531
Bill LyddonPhone & Fax Serv41.441
Malone,Travisreimb93.001
Clifford MannVet Affairs Comm.30.001
MidAmericanutilities7.131
Motorola Inc.Mach & Equip Pur505583.001
Mullen, DavidVet Affairs Comm.108.001
Mullen, PatWell Plugging500.001
NationwideFidelity & Sec.Bond Prem.496.001
Nishna ProductionsServ153.041
Nishna Valley Bldersserv.53265.181
Office MachSup123.912
Omni SiteRadio Rep & Maint.882.001
Pattison Sand Corock118491.511
Al PeckhamReimb36.001
Petersen TireSup600.001
Pitney BowesPostage153.661
Polk Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.192.761
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal593.751
Porter Trustin Co.General Repairs600.001
Power Planrepair2068.791
Preston,ShellySchool/mtg exp24.001
Rick’s AutoRepair135.001
Rodriguez,LisaOther Lab rel servi165.001
Wayne RychnovskyReimb30.001
Sapp Bros.sup1159.201
Shepherd RepairServ349.401
Bill ShipleyReimb84.001
SIRWAUtil228.131
SW IA RECutili783.041
SW IA RECUtil2015.862
Nancy TurnerEmp Mil & Subs.113.501
U.S. Banksup676.011
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp130.971
U.S. BankData Processing Exp.190.671
U.S. BankEquip. New/Rental427.981
U.S. BankMeeting Expenses135.721
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp54.591
U.S. BankRadio Repair & Maint.45.221
U.S. BankSchool/mtg exp311.351
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Serv158.901
U.S. BankWearing App & Uniform45.001
Union Co SheriffServ31.001
United Farmer Coopfuel8957.421
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub2976.593
United Farmer CoopFuels120.281
Verizon WirelessMaint Agreements481.021
Verizon Connectradios530.051
Vogel & Thomas HardElectric Supp.& Parts42.741
Vogel & Thomas HardHardware32.961
Vogel & Thomas HardPlumbing Sup24.511
WatchGuardSafety & Protect.Sup19.001
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.654.171
Thomas Williamsreimb22.001
Youth Emer SerJuv Det/Shelte1399.501
Grand Total 732805.62 

Committee reports were given as following: Akin – Adams-Taylor Landfill, Dec 18, Corning, Mental Health, Dec 20 – Corning; Dixon – Southern Iowa Trolley, Dec 18, teleconference; Shipley – Main St., Dec 16, Corning; Birt – Secondary Roads, Dec 19, Corning, DCAT, Dec 20, Corning; and Maynes – Secondary Roads, Dec 19, Corning, RC & D, Dec 17, Creston, Crossroad, Dec 12, Creston.

Akin moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Maynes.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – December 16, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, and Merlin Dixon. Bobbi Maynes was absent. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Birt to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 9, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve Utility Permit 19-13 for Alliant Energy at 2201 Adams Union Ave. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

There are six project sites resulting from flooding in the spring of 2019 that fit EWP funding. The six sites will be broken down into three agreements as follows: 1) Bridge Prescott 13 on 190th and Bridge Douglas 17 on Aspen Ave, 2) Bridge Jasper 1 and Washington 12, and 3) Douglas 8 on Birch Ave and Douglas 4 on Chestnut. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve the six projects in three agreements. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to approve Resolution 2019-41 Transferring $300,000 from 36000 Radios, Road, and Conservation Houses fund from Rural Basic to Secondary Roads Fund for Juniper Ave. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Budget Requests were presented as follows: ACED & Tourism, Adams County Certified Local Govt. (CLG), Treasurer Office, Attorney Office.

            Budget work session was also discussed.

Committee reports were given as following: Akin – Emergency Management, Dec 12, Corning; Dixon – IA Workforce Development teleconference, Dec 11, Corning; Shipley – Main St., Dec 10, Corning and Main St EV, Dec 11, and Corning; and Birt – Conservation, Dec 12, Corning.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – December 9, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from December 2, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Secondary Roads Maintenance Supervisor Karl McCarty said they are done with tubes for the year and now working on ditches and clearing out trees.

Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve Resolution 2019-40 Transferring funds from Rural Basic to Secondary Roads.

County Sanitarian Carl Goodson gave an update on the jobs he has been involved with in the past year. 

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Doug Olive as a Jasper Township Trustee. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Budget Requests were presented as follows: Sheriff Office, Recorder Office, Environmental Health Department, Auditor Office, Elections and Townships.

Claims were approved as follow:

N.A.C.E.meetings              645.001
ACCSContrib.-Oth Gov.&Org        11,250.001
Adams Co Clerk of CtLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              185.001
Adams Co AmbCont          3,333.321
Free PressLegal              734.613
Free PressLegal Pub                20.401
AgriVisionSup              103.422
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs          1,336.002
AkinRepair          4,572.683
AramarkUniform              467.511
Arnold Supplyrepair          1,613.511
Bob Barker CoSup              473.351
Boswell,MorrisOther                49.001
Capital SanitarySup              376.851
Central IA Distrib IncSup              104.001
Cintassafety              333.661
CJ Cooper & Assocsaftey                55.001
CNH Industrial Caprepair              285.001
Contechrepair        11,442.401
Cont Fire SprinklerServ              225.001
Cornhusker Intnlrepair          2,037.951
Corning LibraryCont          6,650.751
Corning Tirerepair                  5.001
Corning TireRepair              138.281
Des Moines StampSup                54.001
Dollar Generalsup                21.301
Farmers Mutualphone              147.531
Fastenal Cosup              428.981
First Wireless Inc.Motor Veh.Equip & Rep              241.752
Garden & Assocoutside engineering              391.501
Geer SantitationUtil              180.001
Geer SantitationUtilities              150.001
Good SourceSup              367.341
Carl GoodsonReimb              194.501
GovCo Inc.repair        74,620.001
Gray,MickTelephone & Fax Service                35.001
Dr. S GrubaMedical And Health Serv.              151.001
Clyde HoytServ                15.001
IEMADues              150.001
IMWCAIns          3,064.002
InfomaxRental                98.411
InfomaxEquip                90.872
ISACDues                60.001
JEO Consultingoutside engineering          1,870.001
Lawson Productsrepair              266.691
Mail ServServ              248.541
Massena Ag Supplysup              511.081
Karl McCartyreimb                30.001
MediacomUtil              731.282
Melby,BretData Processing Expenses          1,200.001
MenardsBuildings              430.972
Metal Culvertsmaterials              246.851
Michael Todd & Co.safety          1,545.911
MidAmericanutilities                67.801
Midwest Servsup          7,699.201
Mills Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Related Serv.                24.641
Morgan Truckingrental          6,300.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Supplies/Expenses              470.711
Benjamin MullenReimb                75.001
NAPArepair                65.821
Natl Sheriff’s AssnSchool or mtg expense              465.521
OKeefe ElevSup              423.471
Office Machsupplies                87.611
Office MachSup          2,096.454
Travis PaulReimb                60.001
Pearson FuneralServ              761.601
Polk Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.              103.921
Prescott LibraryCont          1,106.251
PrimroseFood & Provisions          5,488.001
RasmussenRepair              909.381
Red Starsupplies              217.801
Jim ReileyReimb                82.001
RelianceSup              200.001
Rick’s AutoRepair                96.041
Tom RobertsServ                15.001
Robinson ImpleREPAIR                73.501
Rueter’srepair              437.931
Schafer Weldingrepair                18.821
Schildbergrock          1,177.461
SchildbergRock              265.281
Secure ShredServ                48.001
Shepherd RepairServ              422.401
SIRWAutilities                87.001
S Hills VetExp              256.461
SWCCtraining              140.001
State Hygienic LabLab Fees (Waste Water)                56.001
Daniel SteeveTownship Trustee Fee                15.001
Tallgrass ArchaeologyContrib.-Other Gov.&Org          1,908.271
Taylor Co. Pub HealthContrib.-Other Gov.&Org        27,475.001
J L Houstonfuel              182.441
Verizon Wirelesscomputer                68.561
Villisca LibraryContrib.-Other Gov.&Org              546.251
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup              177.501
Vogel & Thomas HardCustodial Supplies                  6.991
Vogel & Thomas HardJail Supplies                16.991
WatchGuardMotor Vehicle          5,700.002
Western Eng  Comaterials          5,268.231
Williams,ChadPhone & Fax Service                60.001
Ivan WolfServ                20.001
Grand Total      205,224.48 

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – Crossroads, Dec 9, Creston; Dixon – SCI, Dec 4, Creston, and HCA, Dec 6, Portsmouth; and Birt – Heartland, Dec 5, Creston.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – December 2, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Scott Akin, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Bobbi Maynes. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Birt moved, seconded by Akin to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from November 25, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

During the public comment session, Kathy Boswell expressed her appreciation for the mowing of the road ditches this past season.

Engineer Travis Malone discussed purchasing a television for presentations for safety training. Brian Holmes informed Malone that money has been allocated in Washington for EWP concerning damages from flooding this past spring in the county. EWP funding provides funding for projects beyond the ROW allowing for mitigation of future damages. Orange Avenue between 150th and 135th streets will be opened this morning as bridge repairs are complete. The contractor has moved to 250th Street and begun repairs of bridge Mercer 7 now that high voltage power lines have been relocated by Mid America Energy to allow access for construction. Filbert Avenue has also been closed by the Cass County line for repairs to Bridge Washington 5. Adams County Crew is fixing tubes on 200th Street this week. The upcoming paving of Juniper Ave will be paid out of Secondary roads and the bond money will be transferred to cover the costs. The surveying and engineering for Mulberry will be budgeted in FY 21. FY 20 will need to be amended because of expenses occurred from projects scheduled for FY that were delayed due to weather, Juniper Avenue, and an excavator purchase approved in FY 19 that was not billed until FY 20.  Secondary Roads Department has revenue coming in and unused budget from FY 19 to cover the expenses.

Maynes said there has been a complaint about beavers in the southeast area of the county. Malone said he is aware of the problem. The board stated they will look into mitigating the beaver issue.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to set public hearing for December 23rd at 10:00 AM for approve amendments to the Code of Ordinances.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Evan Maynes, Adams County FFA/4-H Fair Board President, along with Melody Winkler, Fair Board Secretary, and Kathy Boswell, Fair Board Advisor, presented the Fair Board Budget for 2020 and their budget request to the board.

Discussion was held on the salary/hourly employee rate for FY2.  The board advised the department heads to tentatively budget 3% and will review the numbers to see where that puts the budget before approving anything officially.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Family Farm applications for 2019.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the invoices for the City, School and Community College Elections. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Recorder Jamie Stargell and Treasurer Nancy Barnes informed the board on the progress with the county website update.

Committee reports were given as following: Maynes – Crossroads, Nov 25, Creston; and Shipley – MATURA, Nov 19, Creston.

ATTEST: Leland Shipley, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – November 25, 2019

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, November 25, 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, Bill Lyddon, Ben Mullen, Andrew Knuth, Travis Malone, Travis Paul, and Becky Bissell. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve today’s agenda and the minutes from November 18, 2019. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Engineer Travis Malone presented to the board the Chapter 21 Amendments to the Adams County Ordinances for the building permit process and the drive way permit process.

Malone reviewed proposals that included preliminary and final engineering along with permitting to replace Prescott 5 Bridge on 180th Ave northeast of the City of Prescott. Proposal amounts were as follows Calhoun Burns $29,800, JEO $32,860, HTM $38,700. Malone will be accepting Calhoun and Burns proposal.

Malone presented to the board that a secondary roads employee has successfully completed classes this past winter and will be taking more classes this upcoming winter to complete their  full certification for road and bridge construction inspection. Malone has proposed moving the employee from the maintenance side to the construction side making them an assistant to the Engineer. The role of construction inspector had been filled by contract with Taylor County’s inspectors but will now once again be filled by personnel within Adam’s County Secondary Roads. The position will be needed in the upcoming construction seasons with road and bridge projects due to be let in the upcoming year(s). To backfill Malone will then have to appoint someone else the sign position or hire a new employee in FY 22.

Gardner & Associates have presented a proposal for the survey and design work to create a full set of plans for the rebuilding of Mulberry Avenue from US Highway 34 to the Taylor County line for the estimated costs of $90,000.

Birt moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution #2019-39 Retiring K9 Officer.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

County Attorney Andrew Knuth was served notice of bankruptcy against jail fees. He informed the board of the situation and asked how much the board wanted him to pursue reimbursement for the jail fees. The board said the county needs to recoup their fees.

Dixon moved, seconded by Birt to approve the resignation of Donna Palmer as the Jasper Township Trustee as of the end of calendar year 2019 and thanked her for her service. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Claims were approved as presented:

AirgasSup             33.401
AirgasWelding Sup           276.491
Alliant EnergyUtilities           164.051
AramarkUniform             47.951
Kevin Behlerssafety reimb           150.001
Rebecca BissellReimb           213.001
BlackStrap Inc.road mtl       3,181.051
Boswell,MorrisOther           134.502
Campbell,BradPhone & Fax Serv           120.001
Cintassafety           416.951
CJ Cooper & Assocsaftey           160.001
Corning Munutilities           145.121
Corning MunUtil       2,114.843
Corning RentalRent           162.201
Corning TireRepair             32.001
CSSI- Terry TaylorOther Lab rel servi       1,447.752
Dollar GeneralSup             15.001
Dorsey, CoryPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Douglas Co. SheriffLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.             50.001
Employee Data Formssupplies             24.001
Ernst-ITEquip. New/Rental           372.081
FrontierPhone           264.592
Greater Reg MedDoc and/or Hosp. Care           105.311
Green, DaltonPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Henry AdkinsData Processing Exp.       3,725.001
Henry AdkinsPrinting of Ballots       1,210.501
Hogan, PaulPhone & Fax Service           240.001
HyVeesup             16.481
HyVeeSup           424.933
IA Law AcademyEdu           150.001
ICEAtraining       1,050.001
ISACDues             70.001
Johannes, AlanPhone & Fax Service           240.001
Michael LaughlinServ           240.001
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair           920.001
Bill LyddonPhone & Fax Service             41.441
Marco TechOffice Sup/Exp           135.771
Maynes,BobbiEmployee Mile & Subs.           224.001
MidAmericanutilities               4.681
Miller, RichPhone & Fax Service           240.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp             55.461
Mullen,MattPhone & Fax Serv           240.001
NAPArepair             65.941
Newton Doorsrepair           756.341
Nishna ProductionsServ           122.681
Northland Prod Corepair       1,950.101
Office MachSup           147.443
Omaha Truck Centerrepair  108,030.001
On TargetSchool or mtg exp           500.001
PrimroseFood & Provisions       4,812.001
Jim ReileyReimb           130.322
Rodriguez,LisaOther Labor rel servi           215.001
Schafer Weldingrepair             25.001
Ellen SeatonElection Officials               4.121
Sexton,ConnieOther Labor rel servi           155.001
SW IA RECutili           525.491
SW IA RECUtil       2,957.412
Thomson Reuters-WestBooks, Mag, CDs,Per           292.001
Nancy TurnerEmployee Mile & Subs.           106.501
Nancy TurnerSchool or mtg exp           119.931
U.S. Bankmisc           478.701
U.S. BankCrime Dog Exp             44.991
U.S. BankHardware           179.741
U.S. BankMeeting Exp           110.881
U.S. BankOffice Sup/Exp           256.151
U.S. BankParts           446.001
U.S. BankPost & Mail             52.901
U.S. BankSafety & Protect.Sups             89.001
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp           546.711
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Serv           153.921
Union Co AuditorAdmin     89,058.811
Union Co SheriffServ             67.002
Verizon WirelessMaintenance Agree           457.861
Verizon Connectradios           530.051
Watson & Ryan PLCLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.           433.331
Willett,JanElection Officials               4.121
Youth Emer ServJuv Detention/Shelte       1,446.151
Grand Total   234,610.12 

The following department heads gave updates on their departments: Nancy Barnes – Treasurer, Bill Lyddon – EMA, Travis Paul – Conservation, Travis Malone – Secondary Roads, Ben Mullen – Assessor, Alan Johannes – Sheriff, Jamie Stargell – Recorder, and Becky Bissell – Auditor.

Committee reports were given as following: Birt – ACCS, Nov 21, Corning, and Heartland, Nov 19, Creston; Akin – CHI Health, Nov 21, Southern Hills, Nov 22, Corning; Dixon – WIOA Webinar, Nov 20, Corning.

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor