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Board Open House – March 8, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors hosted an open house at the courthouse in the courtroom on Tuesday, March 28 2022 starting at 5:00 PM with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Merlin Dixon, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. Leland Shipley was absent.   Chairperson Birt welcomed those in attendance and offered a brief history of the courthouse renovation project and then opened it up for questions.  Following the question-and-answer period in which the board was assisted by the Sheriff’s Department, the Treasurer, the Assessor, other county employees and Scott Stephenson from DA Davidson, attendees were offered tours of the building for a closer examination of the needs that will be addressed by the project. 

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – March 8, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. 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 for the day and to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board of Supervisors, under the authority of the 2022 Code of Iowa, formed a canvassing board to canvass the 1st tier canvass of the Special Creston Community School Election held on March 1, 2022.  The findings, thereof, are recorded in length in Election Book #8 in the Adams County Auditor’s Office as required by Section 50.27 of the 2022 Code of Iowa.  No obvious clerical errors were identified during the canvass and there were no special ballots that were rejected and not counted.  A total of 66 votes were cast in Adams County.  Pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 50.22, 0 provisional ballots were received.  As Union County is the control county for this election, the abstracts and summaries will be forwarded to the Union County Auditor’s Office to complete the election.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Liquor License LC0042441 for the Corning Winery. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to approve Liquor License LC0047011 for The Vault. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Burial Request.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Absentee/Post Audit Board Pay to $10/hour effective January 24, 2022.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion on Resolution 2022-11 regarding Reclassification of Union Avenue Sec 3 of Colony Township was tabled due to not having an Engineer being able to sign off on the resolution.

            Department Head Reports: Conservation, Recorder, Treasurer, and Auditor are attending classes and meeting for the ISAC Spring Conference. Sheriff – Had a radio go bad in one of the deputy’s vehicles. They are getting it rebuilt to have an extra but have had to purchase a new radio.  Secondary Roads – Receiving quotes on adding an additional hoop building for sand and salt storage.  Auditor – Special Election for Creston School District went well. Bissell has spent some time urging the legislators to fix the 100 signature requirements before the end of the filing deadline. Assessor – Valuation Assessments have started to arrive in mailboxes. The informal reviews for residential are March 21-23 with Vanguard appraiser and with Ben Mullen through the April 25th. Commercial reviews will be March 17th. The Conference Board met on March 7th and approved the FY22-23 budget and the FY 21-22 budget amendment.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – February 28, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Scott Akin, and Doug Birt. 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 for the day and to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

During the Public Comments Beth Waddle showed the board the new Adams Community Economic Development website which is the home for ACEDC as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Corning. There are many new features and opportunities on the website which may be of interest to the board. Waddle also discussed a new partnership with three surrounding counties, Montgomery, Page, and Taylor, in trying to update the broadband maps to be a more accurate depiction of actual broadband availability.

Discussion on the 28E agreement between Adair and Adams County on using Adair County’s Engineer during the interim of finding a new Engineer was tabled.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-7 Salaries and Wages for FY 22-23.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to open the public hearing at 10:00 am on Designation of the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area and on the Urban Renewal Plan and Project. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no written or oral objections. Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to close the public hearing at 10:05 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-8 to Declare Necessity and Establish an Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403.4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan and Project for the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area.

Resolution 2022-08

A Resolution to Declare Necessity and Establish an Urban Renewal Area, Pursuant to Section 403 .4 of the Code of Iowa and Approve Urban Renewal Plan and Project for the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area

WHEREAS, as a preliminary step to exercising the authority conferred upon Iowa counties by Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, the “Urban Renewal Law,” a county must adopt a resolution finding that one or more slums, blighted or economic development areas exist in the county and that the development of such area or areas is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the county; and

WHEREAS, it has been recommended to the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa (the “County”) that the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”) be established containing the real property (the “Property”) described on Exhibit A to this Resolution; and

WHEREAS, the proposal demonstrates that sufficient need exists to warrant finding the Property to be an economic development area; and

WHEREAS, an urban renewal plan (the “Plan”) has been prepared for the governance of projects and initiatives to be undertaken within the Urban Renewal Area and which authorizes a certain initial urban renewal project (the “Project”) to be undertaken in the Urban Renewal Area consisting of constructing improvements to the Adams County Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, notice of a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors on the question of establishing the Urban Renewal Area and on the proposed Plan and the Project was heretofore given in strict compliance with the provisions of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, and the Board has conducted said hearing on February 28, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the Property lies within the incorporated limits of the City of Corning, Iowa (the “City”), and a certain agreement (the “Joint Agreement”) has been executed by the City to satisfy the consent requirements of Section 403 .1 7 of the Code of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, copies of the Plan, notice of public hearing and notice of a consultation meeting with respect to the Plan were mailed to the City and the Southwest Valley Community School District; the consultation meeting was held on February 10, 2022; and responses to any comments or recommendations received following the consultation meeting were made as required by law;

NOW, THEREFORE, It Is Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1.  An economic development area as defined in Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa is found to exist on the Property,

Section 2. The Property is hereby declared to be an urban renewal area, in conformance with the requirements of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, and is hereby designated the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area.

Section 3.  The development of the Property is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the County.

Section 4. It is hereby determined by this Board of Supervisors as follows:

A.        The Plan conforms to the general plan for the development of the County;

B.        Proposed development in the Urban Renewal Area is necessary and appropriate to facilitate the proper growth and development of the County in accordance with sound planning standards and local community objectives; and

C.        It is not anticipated that any families will be displaced in connection with the County’s undertakings under the Plan. Should such issues arise, then the County will develop a feasible method of relocating any displaced persons into decent, safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations within their means and without undue hardship.

Section 5. The Plan is made a part hereof and is hereby in all respects approved in the form presented to this Board, and the County is hereby authorized to undertake the projects and initiatives described therein. The Joint Agreement is hereby approved, and the Chairperson and County Auditor are hereby authorized and directed to execute said Joint Agreement on behalf of the County.

Section 6.  All resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, to the extent of such conflict.

EXHIBIT A

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area

Certain real property situated in the City of Corning, Adams County, State of Iowa bearing Adams County Property Tax Parcel Identification Numbers:  9282100, 9309100, 3999100.

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. Passed and approved February 28, 2022.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to Approve Resolution 2022-9 to fix a date of March 21, 2022 at 10:00 am for public hearing on proposal to enter into General Obligation Urban Renewal Courthouse Improvement Loan Agreement and to borrow money thereunder.

Resolution 2022-9

Resolution to fix a date for public hearing on proposal to enter into General Obligation Urban Renewal Courthouse Improvement Loan Agreement and to borrow money thereunder

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Adams County, Iowa (the “County”), has established the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”); and

WHEREAS, the Board proposes to enter into a General Obligation Urban Renewal Courthouse Improvement Loan Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) and to issue general obligation bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $8,500,000 pursuant to the provisions of Subsection 331.441(2)(b)(l4), Section 331.402, Section 331.442, and Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, for the purpose of carrying out the Adams County Courthouse Project (the “Courthouse Project”), a project in the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area authorized by action of the Board on February 28, 2022, and in lieu of calling an election thereon, the County desires to institute proceedings to enter into the Loan Agreement by causing a notice of such proposal to be published, including notice of the right to petition for an election, under the provisions of Section 331.442(5) of the Code of Iowa; and it is now necessary to fix a date of meeting of the Board of Supervisors at which it is proposed to take action to enter into the Loan Agreement and to give notice thereof as required by such law;

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, as follows: 

Section 1.  This Board will meet on March 21, 2022, at the Adams County Courthouse, Corning, Iowa at 10 o’clock a.m. at which time and place a hearing will be held and proceedings will be instituted and action taken and enter into the Loan Agreement.

Section 2. The County Auditor is hereby directed to give notice of the proposed action on the Loan Agreement and setting forth the amount and purpose thereof, the time when and place where the said meeting will be held by publication at least once and not less than 10 and not more than 20 days before the date selected for the meeting, in a legal newspaper which has a general circulation in the County. The notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT AND TO BORROW MONEY THEREUNDER IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $8,500,000

(GENERAL OBLIGATION)

The Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, will meet on March 21, 2022, at the Adams County Courthouse , Corning, Iowa, at 10 O o’clock a.m., for the purpose of instituting proceedings and taking action on a proposal to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $8,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs, to that extent, of carrying out the Adams County Courthouse Project, a project in the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area authorized by action of the Board of Supervisors on February 28, 2022.

The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into, and bonds will be issued thereunder, pursuant to authority contained in Section 331.402 and Section 331.441(2)(b)(14) of the Code of Iowa. The Loan Agreement and the bonds will constitute general obligations of the County.

At that time and place, oral or written objections may be filed or made to the proposal to enter into the Loan Agreement. After receiving objections, the County may determine to enter into the Loan Agreement, in which case, the decision will be final unless appealed to the District Court within fifteen (15) days thereafter.

At any time before the date fixed for taking action to enter into the Loan Agreement, a petition may be filed with the County Auditor asking that the question of entering into the Loan Agreement be submitted to the registered voters of the County, pursuant to the provisions of Section 331.441 (2)(b )(14) of the Code of Iowa.

By order of the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa.  Rebecca Bissell, Auditor

Section 3. Pursuant to Section 1.150-2 of the Income Tax Regulations (the “Regulations”) of the Internal Revenue Service, the County declares (a) that it intends to undertake the Courthouse Project which are reasonably estimated to cost approximately $8,500,000, (b) that other than (i) expenditures to be paid or reimbursed from sources other than the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations (the “Bonds”), or (ii) expenditures made no earlier than 60 days prior to the date of this Resolution or a previous intent resolution of the County, or (iii) expenditures amounting to the lesser of $100,000 or 5% of the proceeds of the Bonds, or (iv) expenditures constituting preliminary expenditures as defined in Section 1.150-2([)(2) of the Regulations, no expenditures for the Projects have heretofore been made by the County and no expenditures will be made by the County until after the date of this Resolution or a prior intent resolution of the County, and (c) that the County reasonably expects to reimburse the expenditures made for costs of the County out of the proceeds of the Bonds. This declaration is a declaration of official intent adopted pursuant to Section 1.150-2 of the Regulations.

Section 4.  All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 5.  This resolution shall be in full force and effect immediately after its adoption and approval, as provided by law. 

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Passed and approved February 28, 2022.  The original resolution is on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to set the Max Levy Budget Hearing for March 14, 2022 at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Maynes to open the Public Hearing at 10:30 am for reclassification of Union Avenue Sec 3 of Colony Township. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no written or oral objections. Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to close the public hearing at 10:35 am. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Department Head Reports: Conservation – Marti Sutton accepted the job offer for the Park Aide position. She will start in a couple weeks. Still working on quotes to see if they will fix or get a new UTV. Sheriff – With gas prices going up the current FY 22 budget will more than likely need to be amended.  Secondary Roads – Received some piling for an upcoming bridge project and might have found a storage solution for the extra loads of sand that are to be delivered. Auditor – Special Election for Creston School District is tomorrow March 1. Poll is open from 7 am-8 pm. Bissell received guidance from the Secretary of State’s legal council and they are recommending 100 signatures for the Plan 3 counties for offices on the primary ballot. Recorder, Treasurer, EMA, and IT all stated business as usual.

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

Access Sytms Repairs            646.80 1
Adams Co. Elect repair            850.94 1
Adams Co. Elect Elect Sup.& Parts            156.00 1
Free Press Legal            594.35 1
Bette Agnew Township Clerk Fee              40.00 1
Akin Repair                 6.19 1
Alliant Energy Util            329.64 2
Alliant Energy Utilities            295.53 1
Howard Anderson Township Trustee Fee              30.00 1
Anderson,Tanner Reg fees/Meet/Sc            495.00 1
Anderson,Karla School or mtg exp            156.40 1
Ashenfelter,Don Safety Allow Reimb            150.00 1
CCPOA of IA Reg              40.00 1
Cintas safety              85.37 1
Chris Cooper Township Trustee Fee              30.00 1
Corning Mun utilities        1,399.33 1
Corning Mun Util        3,765.92 3
CSSI- Terry Taylor Data Processing Exp            221.25 1
Dollar General sup              23.70 1
Fastenal Co sup            491.35 1
FMTC Phone & Fax Service            635.89 1
Wm Forsythe Fee              30.00 1
Frank’s Body Repair            129.32 1
Frontier Serv              63.99 1
Garden & Assoc outside engineer        1,077.52 1
Grundman,Mike School or mtg exp            107.60 1
Heartland Business Computer Maint        1,159.11 1
Hogan,Jamie Serv            143.50 1
HyVee Sup            207.69 2
IA Dept of Ag & Land Dues & Members                 4.50 1
IA Law Academy Edu      13,300.00 1
ICACMP Contrib.-Oth Gov.&Org    177,000.00 1
Infomax Equip            150.08 2
ISSDA School or mtg exp            250.00 1
JEO Consulting outside engineering        1,616.25 1
Kinser,Dale reimb              20.00 1
Mail Serv Serv            174.52 1
Marco Tech Equip. New And Rent            151.13 1
Menards Buildings            327.67 1
Menards Parts              61.52 1
MidAmerican utilities                 7.34 1
MW Perform Patch sup            336.00 1
Mills Co. Sheriff Legal & Ct-Rel Serv.              46.91 1
Page Co. Sheriff Legal & Ct-Rel Serv.              32.00 1
Pitney Bowes Sup            212.47 1
Primrose Food & Provisions        6,171.00 1
RJs Plumbing repair        3,931.42 1
RJs Plumbing Repair            388.48 2
Schafer Welding repair              31.50 1
Fred Shearer Serv            132.50 1
SW IA REC utili        1,056.89 1
Storey Kenworthy Sup            370.19 1
U.S. Bank Computer Maint              51.64 1
U.S. Bank Computer Prog & Updat        1,030.67 1
U.S. Bank Custodial Supplies            279.14 1
U.S. Bank Dues & Members            139.00 1
U.S. Bank Equip. New And Ren            217.60 1
U.S. Bank Food & Provisions            487.37 1
U.S. Bank Fuel, Tires, & Lub            145.83 1
U.S. Bank Fuels              40.00 1
U.S. Bank General Repairs        1,266.81 1
U.S. Bank Mtg Expenses            124.32 1
U.S. Bank VehicleEquip & Rep              26.39 1
U.S. Bank Office Sup/Exp              19.58 1
U.S. Bank Parts              28.64 1
U.S. Bank Post & Mailing                 9.90 1
U.S. Bank Reg fees/Meet/Sc            653.76 1
U.S. Bank Sup            188.45 1
U.S. Bank Phone & Fax Service            246.66 1
U.S. Bank Wearing App & Uniform            230.00 1
Verizon Wireless Maint Agreements            360.57 1
Watson & Ryan PLC Legal & Ct-Rel Serv.        2,020.83 1
Ivan Wolf Serv            179.00 1
Ziegler REPAIR        5,874.72 1
Grand Total      232,755.64  

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Maynes – RC&D, Creston, Feb 24; Akin – ACEDC, Corning, Feb 24, ACEDC, Corning, Feb 25, Southern Hills Mental Health, Corning, Feb 25; Birt – DCAT/DHS, Creston, Feb 25; and Dixon – SCI911, Creston, Feb 23.

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

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

Board Minutes – February 22, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 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 Vice Chairperson Shipley and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

During the Public Comments Mayor Jan Leonard discussed an option for can redemption since all of the local options have closed. She shared that the City has been talking with a company called Droppett. Droppett is a pilot container redemption program that is electronically ran and will potentially be placed at the recycling site on John Street.

Discussion on the 28E agreement between Adair and Adams County on using Adair County’s Engineer during the interim of finding a new Engineer was tabled.

Kaleb Bissell and Andy Olson with the Corning Municipal Utilities presented surveys regarding gas safety and educated the board regarding how to handle gas leaks. They also posed an idea of amending the zoning ordinance to include not being able to build within 300 ft of the natural gas line that follows Hwy 148 north of the City of Corning.

Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Public Professional & Maintenance Employees, Local 2003 Contract. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion on FY22-23 salaries and hourly wages was held. Auditor Bissell will prepare a resolution for next week’s potential approval.

            Department Head Reports: Auditor – Special Election currently underway, anyone who is running for office this year will be required to get at least 50 signatures. Bissell applied for the $1,000 ICAP safety grant and should be approved, proposed township budgets are arriving to be entered with the Department of Management. Secondary Roads – Received the tree shearer parts so it is back in service however still waiting on the mulcher parts, have to take 8 more loads of salt and have no room.  Conservation – Interviews for new park officer are underway and hope to have a new hire soon.  Sheriff – Received a grant from the state for certified continuing education.  IT – Tested our backups and fixed an issue with CAMAvision.

Discussion was held on the courthouse renovation public meeting and tours and will work to find a date when all of the parties are available. 

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Shipley – Main Street, Corning, Feb 21; Akin – ACEDC, Corning, Feb 17.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – February 14, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes via Zoom, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2022 meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve the DOT 5-year plan.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to set a public hearing for 10:30 am on February 28th for reclassification of Union Avenue Sec 3 of Colony Township.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Chris Nelson and Roger Sorensen with the Johnny Carson Birthplace Society requested funds to help with the project to replace windows for an estimated $12,000 at the Johnny Carson birthplace. No action was taken.

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

Access LeasingMainten Agree134.721
Adams Co AmbCont4,166.661
Free PressLegal533.573
Free PressLegal Pub19.691
Adamson,SarahElect Light & Power100.001
Adamson,SarahPhone & Fax Service70.001
Agriland Fs. Inc.Gas and Fuel Oil1,308.351
AgriVisionREPAIR118.251
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs1,250.001
AkinRepair2,394.761
AkinREPAIR90.041
Allied SystemsEquip4,143.551
Anderson,TannerPhone & Fax Service70.001
Arnold Supplyrepair1,615.881
Assoc Bag CoSup359.421
Bissell,BeckyReimb22.501
Bob Barker CoSup42.841
Bolton & Menkoutside engin2,261.001
Kurt BrownServ105.001
Byers Lock ShopRepairs122.001
Calhoun-Burnsoutside engin11,259.201
Carmichael, AudreyTown Trust Fee15.001
CHI HealthSAFETY95.001
Cintassafety57.271
Cont Fire SprinklerServ186.731
Cornhusker Intnlrepair3,702.041
Corning TireRepair1,319.781
Cost AdvisoryServ4,125.001
CSSI- Terry TaylorGen Repairs140.001
Des Moines StampSup154.001
DSM Hoist, Increpair2,010.001
Echo Group Inc.Sup106.961
Fastenal Cosup361.821
Feeders Grainsup17.811
Feld FireInspect706.002
FMTCphone147.821
FMTCPhone & Fax Service624.251
FrontierPhone121.631
Fulton,JeffPhone & Fax Service70.001
GallsSup41.601
Geer SantitationUtil90.001
Geer SantitationUtilities75.001
Carl GoodsonReimb205.001
Grn Valleyutil40.001
IA DOTsupplies1,807.022
InfomaxRental106.671
InfomaxEquip243.403
One CallServ0.901
ISACDues570.003
ISSDADues & Member325.001
Kinser,Dalereimb30.001
Lawson Productsrepair1,497.721
Mail ServServ136.261
McCarty,Karlreimb30.001
MenardsHardware119.531
MenardsParts107.061
Metal LogosTraffic & St Sign Mat1,603.481
MidAmericanutilities126.011
Midwest Perf Patchsup9,416.011
Midwest Wheelsup138.861
Roland MillerServ105.001
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp36.111
Nichols Equiprepair872.101
Nishna ProductionsServ192.141
Northern Toolsup39.991
Northland Prod Corepair136.101
Richard NotzServ120.001
Office Machsupplies217.601
Office MachSup802.123
Olive,DougTown Trustee Fee15.001
Omni SiteRadio Rep & Maint.882.001
Paul,TravisReimb184.181
Peckham’s WorkshopServ725.001
Petersen TireSup95.002
Peterson Contractorrepir21,933.991
PictometryServ17,738.101
Pomp’s Tirerepair7,200.001
Poor Boyz LLCSanit Disp593.751
Power Planrepair1,327.441
Pro Macrepair8,818.411
Radar Road TecServ252.001
Red StarSup44.352
Rick’s AutoRepair1,057.363
RJs PlumbingRepair642.581
Roberts,MichelleSchool or mtg exp48.001
Roberts,DuncanEmployee Mile & Subs.96.001
Robinson ImplementFuel, Tires, & Lub185.771
Robinson ImplementParts892.171
Robinson ImplementREPAIR282.431
Schafer Weldingrepair52.001
Schafer WeldingSup625.001
Schneider GeospatialMainten Agree1,080.001
Janice ShepherdServ120.001
SIRWAutilities89.001
SIRWAUtil195.001
SW IA RECUtil3,267.052
TAW CompServ54.002
Taylor Co TreasExp14,000.001
Templeton, JayneTown Clerk Fee20.001
TK ElevSup1,300.001
TopSpot RentalsREPAIR210.001
Travis Ironrepair73.501
U.S. Bank EquipMaint Agree106.121
United Farmer Coopfuel9,421.231
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub4,197.142
VanguardAppraisal Services30,330.501
Vavra, Billireimb65.001
Verizon Connectradios469.511
Verizon Wirelesscomputer68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup113.661
Western Eng  Comaterials2,911.611
Grand Total195,161.63

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the Urban Renewal Joint Agreement between Adams and The City of Corning. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion was held on the courthouse renovations.

            Department Head Reports: Auditor – Special Election currently underway, Recorder – Septic Grants have been submitted, Conservation – They have held 6 interviews and narrowed it down to two, continue to do minor improvements to the Assistant Pak Ranger’s house, repairing wood duck boxes, Sheriff – trucks are getting upfitted soon and will be in service after.  Treasurer, IT, EMA, and Secondary Roads had no reports.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Birt – Conservation, Corning, Feb 10

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – February 7, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:10 am with the following members present: Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt, Scott Akin, and Bobbi Maynes via zoom. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 31st meeting. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on Secondary Roads. He will be presenting the County’s five-year road plan for discussion and possible approval next Monday as well as a resolution regarding a road. The Assistant to the Engineer is doing very well and has already passed two of the first three classes that he is required to take. Malone reminded the board that he will receive a $1/hour raise after the first three classes are successfully completed and he would recommend an addition $1/hour raise after the successful completion of the first 6 classes. Malone is looking at an alternate product for resurfacing a portion of the road to Nodaway from Highway 34.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the engagement agreement between Adams County and Dorsey for the 2022 Urban Renewal Project at an estimated $4000. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to set a public hearing date of February 22, 2022 at 10:00 am notice of public hearing for the proposed property tax levy. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Certification of Cost Allocation Plan. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

The timeline was discussed of the paperwork that needs to be filed for the courthouse renovation project.

Department Head Reports: Conservation-Interviews are set for Thursday for the Park Officer/Conservation Specialist position, the cottage and cabins were all full this past weekend, staff to begin servicing the wood duck boxes. Recorder-32 septic grants have been filed.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows: Shipley-Farm Bureau, Corning, Feb 3; Akin-CHI, Corning, Feb 3; Birt-SICOG, Creston, Feb 1.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to adjourn the meeting at 9:48 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

ATTEST: Douglas Birt, Chairperson, Adams County Board of Supervisors
Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 31, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 24th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on Secondary Roads. Quincy 4 bridge on 198th St. has been posted to a 3-ton bridge. It’s a dead-end road that services no houses. Malone recommended putting in a low water crossing and vacating the road. Douglas 11 bridge on 190th St. needs repaired as well. He will be presenting the County’s five-year road plan for discussion and possible approval next Monday.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-4 to Participate in the Planning and Development Programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments. 

RESOLUTION 2022-4

THIS IS A RESOLUTION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS OF THE SOUTHERN IOWA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS.

Whereas the Economic Development Administration was assigned to administer the provisions of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965; and

Whereas the Southern Iowa Council of Governments has been designated by the Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District and

Whereas the State of lowa and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated the Southern Iowa Council of Governments as the area wide planning organization, and

Whereas Adams County is an active member of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments and participates in formulation of area wide plans and programs,

Be It Therefore Resolved by the ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS that

Adams County desires to participate in the fiscal year 2023 planning and economic development programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments in Iowa Planning Area XIV, consisting of Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union Counties.

            Be It Further Resolved by the ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS that

Adams County provides $ 4,204.04 for the operation of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments’ planning and development programs.

            Passed and signed this 31st day of January, 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by the Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve Resolution 2022-5 Setting Date for February 28, 2022 at 10:00 am in the Adams County Board of Supervisors Room for a Public Hearing on Designation of the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan and Project. 

RESOLUTION 2022-5

Resolution Setting Date for a Public Hearing on Designation of the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area and on Urban Renewal Plan and Project

WHEREAS, a proposal has been made to the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Adams County, Iowa (the “County”) which shows the desirability of designating a portion of the County as the Adams County Courthouse Urban Renewal Area (the “Urban Renewal Area”), pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 403, Code of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, under such proposal the real property (the “Property”) lying within the boundaries set out in Exhibit A would be designated as the Urban Renewal Area; and

WHEREAS, this Board is desirous of obtaining as much information as possible from the residents of the County before making this designation; and

WHEREAS, a proposed urban renewal plan (the “Plan”) has been prepared for the governance of projects and initiatives to be undertaken on the Property and which authorizes a certain initial urban renewal project to be undertaken in the Urban Renewal Area consisting of constructing improvements to the Adams County Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, portions of the Property lie within the incorporated limits of the City of Coming, Iowa (the “City”), and pursuant to Section 403.17, the County must enter into a joint agreement (the “Joint Agreement”) with the City in order to exercise urban renewal authority over such portions of the Property; and

WHEREAS, it is now necessary that a date be set for a public hearing on the designation of the Urban Renewal Area and on the Plan;

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County, Iowa, as follows:

Section 1.  This board will meet at the Adams County Board Room, Corning, Iowa, on February 28, 2022, at 10 o’clock a.m. at which time and place it will hold a public hearing on the designation of the proposed Urban Renewal Area described in the preamble hereof and on the proposed urban renewal plan and project for said Urban Renewal Area.

Section 2. The County Auditor shall publish notice of said hearing, the same being in the form attached to this resolution, which publication shall be made in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County, which publication shall be not less than four ( 4) and not more than twenty (20) days before the date set for the hearing.

Section 3. Pursuant to Section 403 .5 of the Code of Iowa, the Adams County Auditor is hereby designated as the County’s representative in connection with the consultation process with the City and the Southwest Valley Community School District which is required under that section of the urban renewal law.

Section 4. The proposed Plan is hereby submitted to the County’s Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendations, as required by Section 403.5, Code of Iowa.

Section 5. The County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to present the Joint Agreement to the City for approval, execution and delivery to the County prior to the public hearing on February 28, 2022.

Passed and signed this 31st day of January, 2022. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  Attested by the Adams County Auditor.  The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution 2022-6 Amend Adams County Ordinance Chapter 3 Election Precincts. 

RESOLUTION 2022-6

RESOLUTION OF COUNTY OF ADAMS TO AMEND ORDINANCE CHAPTER 3

WHEREAS, the County of Adams desires to amend Chapter 3 to the Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the County desires that said Ordinance be amended; and

WHEREAS, the County considers it is in the public interest to amend said Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance was published on the website; and

WHEREAS, copies of the Ordinance were available at the Adams County Auditor’s office; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code, the Board of Supervisors held the required readings of the Ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNTY OF ADAMS AGREES AS FOLLOWS:

  1.  The Adams County Board of Supervisors read the consideration of Ordinance 2022-1 at the January 3, 2022 meeting and waived the second and third readings and shall enact said Ordinance as of January 3, 2022.
  2. The Adams County Board of Supervisors amended Ordinance 2022-1 to make non-substantive changes on January 18, 2022.
  3. The Ordinance 2022-1 updates Adams County Ordinance Chapter Three – Establishing the County Supervisor Districts and Election Precincts reflected by the 2020 Federal Census, in accordance with Iowa Code Sections 49.7 and 331.210A.
  4. The County resolves that the Adams County Ordinance 2022-1 shall be inserted into Adams County Ordinance Chapter Three at this regularly scheduled meeting on January, 31, 2022 of the Adams County Board of Supervisors and shall become part of the Adams County Code of Ordinances.

All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. The foregoing resolution was duly passed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Adams, State of Iowa, this 31st day of January 2022. This resolution and vote are done in accordance of Iowa Code.  The original resolution is on file for review in the Auditor’s Office.

Akin moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the revised agreement of $13,900 plus reimbursable expenses with OPN for Services on the Courthouse Renovation.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Auditor Bissell discussed the potential need for an enclosed trailer to transport election equipment. There is one currently located Secondary Roads that used to be an EMS trailer. It has been neglected for several years and unsure it would fit the requirements needed. The trailer isn’t registered to Adams County as of yet and the board would like for that to happen before any decision are made concerning the trailer.

Discussion was held on compensating Auditor Bissell for preparing and managing the County’s budget. The board recommended $1,500 to be paid out of the supervisor’s department.    

     Department Head Reports: IT- Our website was infected with malware, but that has been cleaned up. Conservation – all the staff attended trainings in Iowa City last week, still getting applications for the open Park Ranger position. Sheriff – Staff has been doing online trainings last week and everyone has been updated with their CPR certifications, the new Sheriff’s truck is here and will be getting upfitted this week.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – Crossroads, Creston, Jan 24 and Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28; Shipley – MATURA, Creston, Jan 25 and Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28; Akin – Adams-Taylor Landfill, Corning, Jan 26, 5th Judicial, via Zoom, Jan 26, ACEDC, Corning, Jan 31, Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28; Dixon – WIOA, via Zoom, Jan 24, SCI911, via Zoom, Jan 26, Trolley, via Zoom, Jan 27, and Quad Co Meeting, Creston, Jan 28.

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

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 18, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Scott Akin. 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 for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 10th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Public Health Director, Crystal Drake, gave an update on the Public Health Department and presented the budget request.

            Dixon moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Road Use Agreement Written Acceptance of the Repair Work between MidAmerican Energy Company and the County. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to reluctantly accept the resignation of County Engineer Travis Malone effective February 17, 2022. The board wishes him the best in his new venture. Travis has been in contact with the Adair County Engineer Nick Kauffman who has agreed to fill in and keep the current projects moving forward for Adams County while the Board conducts a search for a new county engineer.

Engineer Travis Malone gave an update on the Secondary Roads department. The crews went out on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to clear roads.

            Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Amended Ordinance 2022-1 which corrected non-substantive errors adopting election precincts.  

AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 2022-1

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING ELECTION PRECINCTS IN ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA FOLLOWING THE DECENNIAL CENSUS OF 2020

Precinct Adams 1

All of the City of Corning Ward 1 described as:

 Ward 1 – Starting in the northwest corner of the City Limits on 8th Street just west of Sunset Drive thence east along 8th Street to Adams Street, thence south on Adams Street to 7th Street, thence east on 7th Street to Quincy Street (State Hwy 148), thence south on Quincy Street (State Hwy 148) to US Hwy 34, thence west on US Hwy 34 to Loomis Avenue including those areas north and west of Loomis Avenue in the city limits to 4th Street, thence west on 4th Street to the city limits, thence north to 6th Street, thence west on 6th Street to the city limits, then following the city limits south and west to Rosary Drive, thence south on Rosary Drive to Rosary Lane, then following the city limits south, west and then back north along the city limits to 8th Street just west of Sunset Drive.

And Mercer Township- Portion starting at Hwy 34 and Locust Ave East to Orange Avenue, north on Orange to 220th.

And Jasper Township-South of Hwy 34 at Loomis Ave to Hwy 148 north to Hunter Trail, East on Valley Rd, south on Kentucky Ave, East on Hunter Trail to 34 and then to the Township line. And all the parts East of Juniper Ave, East of Hwy 148 to the Township Line.

Precinct Adams 2

All of the City of Corning Ward 2 described as:

Ward 2 – Starting in the northwest corner of the city limits on 210th Street and the Corning Airport southeasterly along 210th Street to Hull Street including all the incorporated area north of 210th Street and east of Joshua Tree Avenue.  Then following the southwesterly side of Hull Street to 10th Street, thence east on 10th Street to Washington Ave, thence north on Washington Avenue to 11th Street, thence east on 11th Street to West Street, thence north on West Street to 12th Street, thence east on 12th Street to Grove Avenue, thence north on Grove Avenue to 13th Street, thence east on 13th Street to John Street, thence north on John Street to 15th Street, then east on 15th Street to the city limits, thence south along the city limits to the southern edge of the city limits, then west to Quincy Street (State Hwy 148), then north on Quincy Street to 7th Street, thence west along 7th Street to Adams Street, thence north on Adams Street to 8th Street, then west along 8th Street which turns into 220th Street to the west edge of the city limits at the Corning Airport, thence north along the west side of the Corning Airport to 210th Street.

And Douglas Township- that portion South of 210th St and East of Fig Ave.

And Nodaway Township- That portion south of 220th St to Hwy 34 and east of Fig Ave to township line.

And Quincy Township – That portion South of 210th St. to corporate lines, and that portion East of corporate lines and south of the Corning Carl Rd, East of Kentucky Ave, South of 200th St., and East of Corning Carl Rd.

And Jasper Township- That portion south of 220th St. and north Hwy 34 to corporate lines, and South of 220th St. to Corporate lines staying north of Hunter Tail, Valley Rd, and Hwy 34.

And Mercer Township- that portion that is North of Hwy 34 to Orange Ave and South of 220th St.

And Prescott Township-North of 220th St, West of Orange Ave until195th St., North on 195th St to Poplar Ave, North on Poplar to 180th St., then West on 180th St to Quince Ave, then North to township line, west on Township line to Notchwood Ave, then South to 170th St., then West to Corning Carl Rd and all that South and East of Corning Carl Rd.

And Carl Township – North of 160th St. and East of Orange Ave. to 130th St. to Poplar Ave, then South on Poplar to 140th St, then East on 140th St. to Quince Ave, then all parts East of Quince Ave to Township line.

Precinct Adams 3

All of the City of Corning Ward 3 described as:

Ward 3 – Starting in the Northwest Corner of the City Limits  which is west of Quincy Street (Hwy 148) thence east along the city limits to the eastern edge which is east of Quincy Street (Hwy 148), thence south and east along the city limits to 15th Street, then west on 15th Street to John Street, then south on John Street to 13th Street, then west on 13th Street to Grove Avenue, then south on Grove Avenue to 12th Street, then west on 12th Street to West Street, then south on West Street to 11th Street, then west on 11th Street to Washington Avenue, then south on Washington Avenue to 10th Street, then west on 10th Street to Hull Street, then northwest on Hull Street to the city limits, then east to the city limits, then north on the city limit line to Grand Street, then east on Grand Street to city limits, then north along city limits following the city limits west and then north to the Northwest corner of the city limits.

And Quincy Township- That portion East of Filbert Ave to 183rd St, South of 183rd St. to Hwy 148, East of Hwy 148 to dirt Lake Icaria Rd, East and South of Lake Icaria Rd and 160th St., and west of Corning Carl Rd to 200th St., North of 220th St. to Kentucky Ave, and West of Kentucky Ave to Corning carl Rd., and North of Corning Carl Rd to corporate lines, and all that north of 210th St.

And Prescott Township- That portion west of Notchwood Ave and north of 170th St, and North and West of Corning Carl Rd to Locust Ave (township line).

And Carl Township- That portion East from Township line to Pear Ave and Orange Ave, and the portion North and West of 125th between Orange and Pear Ave.

Precinct Adams 4

Lincoln Township – All of Lincoln Township

Washington Township – All of Washington Township

Douglas Township- All of Douglas Township except east of the centerline of Fig Avenue between the centerline of 210th Street and 220th Street.

Quincy Township – All north of the centerline of 183rd Street east of the centerline of State Hwy 148. East of the centerline of State Hwy 148 to the centerline of the dirt Lake Icaria Road thence north on the centerline of Lake Icaria Road to the township line. 

Jasper Township – All south of the centerline of Hwy 34 thence south on Loomis Avenue and west of the centerline of Juniper Avenue and west of Hwy148, including the unincorporated area of the town of Brooks.

Nodaway Township – All of Nodaway Township except East of the centerline of Fig Avenue to Township line and north of the centerline of Hwy 34 to 220th St.

All of the City of Nodaway

All the City of Carbon

Precinct Adams 5

Grant Township – All of Grant Township including that portion of the City of Lenox that lies within Adams County.

Union Township – All of Union Township

Colony Township – All of Colony Township

Carl Township- The portion East of Pear Ave, East of 125th, and East of Orange Ave to 130th St., East of Poplar Ave and 130th St. to 140th St. East of Quince Ave to 160th St. to Township line (Redwood Ave).

Prescott Township – All the portion east of the centerline of Quince Avenue to 160th Street, then west to the centerline of Poplar Avenue, then south to 195th St., then West on 195th St to Orange Avenue, all that East of Orange Ave to township line (220th St.)  to the centerline of Redwood Ave.

All of the City of Prescott.

Originally Passed by Adams County Board of Supervisors the 3rd day of January, 2022, and approved this 3rd day of January, 2022. Amended by the Adams County Board of Supervisors the 18th day of January, 2022 to correct non-substantive errors.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Kyle Shipley to the Zoning Board of Adjustments for a 5-year term.  Maynes, Dixon, Akin, Birt voted aye.  Shipley abstained.  Motion carried.

            Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to appoint Logan Carlson to the Condemnation Board.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Akin moved, Maynes seconded to appoint the full Condemnation Board of Ed Drake, Jamie McManis, Casey Roberts, Logan Carlson, Bruce Peters, Jim Amdor, Lowell Evans, Michael Fourez, Janice Shepherd, Kyle Shipley, Judy Loonan, Carson Cline, Burton Heaton, Jim Heaton, Kelly Herring, Julia Paul, Dick Blazek, Beth Waddle, Jerry Getter, John Greenlee, Pat Shipley, Nicci Tucker each for a one-year term.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            The Board discussed the Courthouse Renovation Project and the consideration of an $8.5 million dollar bond to pay for the project.  The board discussed the need to hold informational meetings for the public to educate citizens on the details of the project and the need for the renovations and also how the project could be funded.

             Rob Lundquist with RC&D presented his budget and gave an update on the future of the program and how the entity can help Adams County with projects.

            Representatives from MATURA presented their budget request.

            Fred Shearer, Corning Public Library Board of Trustees President, presented the budget request the library and updated the board.

            Budgets were presented for the following departments:  Attorney, IT, DHS, Conservation, Board of Supervisors, Auditor, Emergency Services, General Relief, Court Administration, Legal Services, Educational Services, Juvenile Probation, County Development, Environmental Protection, Other Policy and Administration, Election, Central Services, Risk Management, Non-departmental.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Shipley – Main Street EV, Jan 12, Corning, Adams Community Foundation, Jan 12, Corning, Main Street, Jan 17, Corning; Birt – Conservation, Jan 13, Corning; Akin – ACEDC, Jan 12, Jan 17, Corning; Dixon – ATURA, Jan 11, Bedford.

            Chairperson Birt adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM. 

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 24, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Scott Akin. 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 for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 18th meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Akin moved, seconded by Dixon to approve purchasing the half-interest of Taylor County’s Secondary Roads Department EZ Liner Pavement Marking Machine for $14,000.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Secondary Roads Budget to be submitted to the DOT in the amount of $4,222,451.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  It is the same budget that was approved last week at the county level. 

County Engineer Malone updated the board on plans for projects that are currently underway and will need attention during the transition period to a new county engineer.

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

Chamber of CommServ$200.001
Alliant EnergyUtilities$250.151
Anderson,LarkinAcct.-Audit.-Cler.Serv.$17,500.001
Birt,DougReimb$60.001
Luanne BrownReimb$30.001
Capital SanitarySup$272.771
CHI HealthSchool or mtg exp$25.001
CHI HealthSAFETY$270.001
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety$70.001
Marnie ClineConserv Bd. Exp$60.001
Corning Munutilities$601.741
Corning MunUtil$2,634.623
Corning TireRepair$966.001
Country Tirerepair$220.501
Creston AutoMotor Veh.Equip & Rep$300.001
CSSI- Terry TaylorGeneral Repairs$805.751
Damewood Autorepair$20.001
Dasher ElecServ$75.001
DM County Sheriff’sLegal & Ct-Rel Serv.$34.361
Echo Group Inc.Sup$618.281
ElectionSourceSup$92.872
Fastenal Cosup$1,451.681
Frank’s BodyRepair$400.001
FrontierPhone$64.111
Geer SantitationUtil$90.001
Geer SantitationUtilities$75.001
Carl GoodsonReimb$195.001
Heartland BusinessComputer Maint$1,185.832
HyVeeSup$96.262
IA DOTsupplies$540.001
IA Law AcademyEdu$125.001
ISAAEdu$650.001
ISACDues$380.002
JEO Consultingoutside engineering$6,641.251
Karpel SolutionsSchool or mtg exp$650.001
Michael Todd & Co.safety$62.341
Nishna ProdServ$181.561
Office MachSup$417.331
Al PeckhamReimb$36.001
Poor Boyz LLCSanitation Disposal$593.751
RJs Plumbingrepair$197.461
RJs PlumbingRepair$228.371
Wayne RychnovskyReimb$30.001
Schafer Weldingrepair$173.001
Schildbergrock$214.771
SIRWAUtil$173.931
SW IA RECutili$732.671
SW IA RECUtil$2,916.182
SWCCReg$70.001
Toner PlaceTyping-Print.-Bind.Serv.$160.001
TopSpot RentalsEquip. New And Rent$50.001
U.S. BankBuildings$272.821
U.S. BankDues & Memberships$20.001
U.S. BankGeneral Repairs$1,637.041
U.S. BankJail Supplies$23.401
U.S. BankMeeting Expenses$28.851
U.S. BankPostage & Mailing$8.551
U.S. BankPrescriptions Med$5.301
U.S. BankReg fees/Meet/Sc$45.001
U.S. BankSchool or mtg exp$25.001
U.S. BankSup$785.031
U.S. BankPhone & Fax Service$246.661
United Farmer Coopfuel$7,229.681
United Farmer CoopFuel, Tires, & Lub$5,672.622
United Farmer CoopFuels$2,756.111
USPSPostage$4,200.001
Verizon Connectradios$469.511
Verizon WirelessMainten Agreements$360.571
Vogel & Thomas HardJail Supplies$24.991
WatchGuardMotor Vehicle$930.001
ZieglerREPAIR$871.581
Grand Total $69,501.24 

Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to accept the recommendation from the Temporary Redistricting Committee and approve the Supervisor Districts as prepared by the Legislative Services Agency.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to approve a Precinct Election Official pay increase effective as of today to $200 for precinct chairs and $175 for precinct officials.  Those working less than a full day will be paid a percentage of time worked.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            No action was taken on posting the County Engineer position available.

            Budgets were presented Prescott Library, Villisca Library, and SICOG. 

            Scott Stevenson, from DA Davidson presented to the board information on bonding for the renovation project.  Two scenarios were presented with structuring the debt with the conservation bonds debt as it would level out the impact on taxpayers.  He presented examples of the tax implications for residents.  The board will need to decide whether they would like to lock in the financing piece first or get bids on the project and then proceed with the financing.  The board is wanting to have informational meetings for the public and he said that he would be available to attend to assist in explaining the bonding aspect and the impact it would have on residents.

            Department Head Reports: IT- email is now working and Secondary Roads has phones again, Conservation – staff will be attending meetings this week, Auditor – Special Election for Creston School will be March 1.

Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Maynes – RC & D, Corning, Jan 24; Shipley – Loss Control, Jan 19; Birt – DHS, Jan 21, Creston, Heartland, Jan 20, Creston; Akin – Emergency Management, Jan 19, Corning, ACEDC, Jan 20, Corning, Southern Hills, Jan 21, Corning.

            Maynes moved, seconded by Akin to adjourn the meeting at 11:29 AM.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.   

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

Board Minutes – January 10, 2022

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Bobbi Maynes, Leland Shipley, Merlin Dixon, Doug Birt and Scott Akin. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Dixon moved, seconded by Maynes to approve the agenda for the day and to approve the minutes of the January 3rd meeting.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. There were no public comments.

Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the Resolution 2022-3 approving plans for project FM-C002(79)- – 5502. 

Resolution 2022-3

RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS

WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of January, 2022, plans and specifications were filed with Adams County, Iowa, for the construction of a hot mix asphalt overlay project according to plans entitled “ADAMS COUNTY PROJECT NO: FM-C002(79)–55-02 HMA RESURFACING WITH MILLING VARIOUS ROUTES” in Adams County, Iowa and such other work as may be incidental thereto, within Adams County, Iowa;

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

That said plans and specifications are hereby approved and adopted as the plans and specifications for said improvements.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.  PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of January, 2022.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Claims as presented.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Access LeasingMaintenance Agree           295.441
Adams Co AmbCont       4,166.661
Free PressLegal           477.941
Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.Admin Costs       1,439.002
AkinRepair           801.353
AkinREPAIR             31.771
Arnold Supplyrepair           797.921
Bob Barker CoSup           333.132
Bolton & MenkOUTSIDE ENG           380.001
Cintassafety             57.861
CJ Cooper & AssocSafety           150.001
CNH Industrial Caprepair           683.961
Corning MunUtil           720.791
Corning Plumb/HeatSup           128.201
Corning TireRepair           157.581
DM County Sheriff’sLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.             33.241
Dist IV RecorderDues & Member             50.001
Dollar Generalsup             32.751
Dollar GeneralSup             18.501
Fastenal Cosup           121.001
First Wireless Inc.Radio Rep & Maint.           552.501
FMTCphone           148.081
FMTCPhone & Fax Service           632.241
FrontierPhone           121.631
GovCo Inc.repair     59,675.001
Hansen’s M &M ServE911 Exp             23.001
Heartland BusinessComputer Maint     11,891.254
Heritagesup           260.511
Hungry CanyonsBridges       4,750.001
HyVeeFood       4,242.241
IEMADues           150.001
IMWCAIns       4,764.002
InfomaxRental           106.671
InfomaxEquip       2,489.793
Karl ChevroletEquip. New/ Rental       3,955.671
Karl ChevroletMotor Vehicle       7,000.001
Keltek Inc.Equip. New/Rental       5,014.861
Kinser,Dalereimb             30.001
Lincoln Ctr Truckrepair       1,919.781
Lundquist ACRepairs             80.001
Lyddon,BillPhone & Fax Service           248.641
Matheson Tri Gassup           127.671
McCarty,Karlreimb             30.001
MidAmericanutilities             66.271
Midwest Wheelsup           438.121
MTE Office CenterOffice Sup/Exp           152.972
NACoDues & Member           450.001
Nishna ProdServ           165.001
Office Machsupplies             10.681
Office MachSup           588.992
Pearson FuneralServ           599.501
Pomp’s Tirerepair       3,500.001
Pott Co. SheriffLeg & Ct-Rel Serv.             89.001
Power Planrepair       7,367.531
PrimroseFood & Provisions       6,218.001
Ramsey’s MarketCustodial Sup             31.961
Ramsey’s MarketPaint & Paint Sup           635.881
Red Starsupplies             33.901
Rick’s AutoRepair           206.871
RJs PlumbingRepair           112.001
Robinson ImpleREPAIR           503.721
Shepherd RepairServ           723.051
SIRWAutilities             89.001
SIRWAUtil           164.251
Snap On Toolssup           189.001
SW IA RECutili           230.861
SWCCReg             50.001
TAW CompServ             68.001
Green Tree Co.Perm Landscaping       5,150.002
Towne,GailReimb                6.751
Tractor Supplyrepair             79.981
Treasurer, IAOth Svcs – taxes collec       6,647.001
TS BankBank Charges             25.001
Turf SolutionsServ             90.001
U.S. Bank EquipMaint Agree           107.491
VanguardMaint Agree       1,925.001
Verizon Wirelesscomputer             68.561
Vogel & Thomas Hardsup             87.761
Walter, JeremyWell Plugging           300.001
Walter, JordanWell Plugging           500.001
Grand Total    156,762.71 

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to amend the 2022 holiday schedule to the following with no half-days:  January 17-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday, February 21-President’s Day, May 30-  Memorial Day, July 4-Independence Day, September 5-Labor Day, November 11-Veterans’ Day, November 24 and November 25-Thanksgiving, December 23-Christmas Eve Observed, December 26 Christmas Day Observed, December 30- New Year’s Eve Observed and January 2, 2023-New Year’s Day Observed.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Shipley moved, seconded by Akin to approve the Treasurer’s Semi-Annual Report & Quarterly Investment Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

Akin moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the Recorder’s Quarterly Report. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

The board tabled appointing a member to the Zoning Board of Adjustments to speak with some potential members.

Maynes moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Carson Cline to the Loan Officers on the Condemnation Board. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 The following departments presented their budgets requests: Secondary Roads, Sheriff, Treasurer, Recorder, Sanitarian, Southern Iowa Trolley.

Department Head Reports: Recorder – They’ll be starting a new book scanning project this week. Treasurer –New employee has their 90-day review and dealing with an issue with a property owner trying to get out of tax sale status.  IT – Working on phone issue and attachments issue.  Emergency Management – Discussed an idea for moving dispatch during the potential construction.  Conservation – Working on budget, doing some maintenance to the Assistant Park Ranger home while no one is currently residing in it and working on a dock reporting project with the DNR. Auditor – There is a vacancy with the Union Township Trustees so the board will need to be thinking of names to appoint, submitted the maps and paperwork for reprecincting to the SOS and LSA and haven’t heard back yet, sent the Trustees and Clerks their budget information, attended an ICAP Board Meeting last week, office participated in a Cyber Security training escape room, voting equipment was maintenanced last week, assisting other departments with budgets while working on the overall budget, had a zoom meeting with John Danos the bonding attorney and Brandon with DCI, was informed the Secondary Roads Union was ready to start negotiations.

           Committee and Meeting reports were presented as follows:  Shipley – Carbon City Council, Carbon, Jan 3, Maynes – IDPH, Zoom, Jan 5.

            Chairperson Birt adjourned the meeting at 11:45 AM. 

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

     Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor