Board Minutes   February 12, 2018

 

            The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 9:00 am with the following members present: Linda England, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Karl McCarty. Also in attendance were, Lauri Greenlee, Scott Akin, Alan Johannes, Jamie Stargell, Nancy Kempton, Bert Peckham, Janice Leonard, Jim Reilly, Ben Mullen and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

           

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

 

            Department heads reported to the board on what is happening in the following departments: Treasurer, Recorder, Attorney, Sheriff, Veterans Affairs, Assessor, and Auditor.

 

            County Attorney requested moving the Tax Books from the Attorney’s office to the vacated offices in the lower level of the courthouse. The board said they would look into the options for storage.

           

            McCarty moved, seconded by Shipley to approve updating the handbook to include the 5.11 Tobacco-Free/Nicotine –Free policy. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Andrew Knuth gave an update on properties the county is selling to McManis and Saltzman. Currently we are waiting on the title opinion from Saltzman’s attorney.

           

            Jan Leonard, Mayor of Corning, discussed with the board the assisted living facility that is potentially going to be built within the county limits. She asked that if the City of Corning were to un-annex a portion of the City for the facility to be built on county property that 10% of the generated taxes be returned to the City of Corning. The board will do some checking and get back to the City.

 

            Andrew Knuth and Becky Bissell discussed with the board the need to push back the date of the public sale of the Quincy school property due to issues that have come to light. Andrew Knuth has been asked to create a legal description and he and Auditor Bissell have also discussed the need for having the land surveyed as it has never been plotted.  To create a clean abstract the parcel needs a proper legal description and a survey will assist in that as well.  Auditor Bissell will contact Quincy Township Clerk Kevin Wynn to update them.

 

            Steven Preader with Iowa Public Employment Pool (IPEP) gave a presentation on the benefits of using a benefit specialist to assist the county in analyzing benefit needs and to secure possible quotes for services.

 

            The board held budget discussions.

 

            Claims were approved as follows:
Access Sytms Repairs          588.00 1
Adams Co Auditor Adm      5,500.00 1
Adams Co Treas Reimb          111.43 1
Adams Co Amb Cont      3,333.32 1
Free Press Legal          746.86 6
Agriland Fs. Inc. Fuel      7,830.84 1
Airgas Sup          195.12 1
Akin Repair          811.52 2
Akin REPAIR            58.96 1
Arnold Supply repair      1,614.30 1
Don Ashenfelter Reimb            32.09 1
Bob Barker Co Sup          169.51 1
Lisa Brown Serv          150.00 1
Capital Sanitary Sup          232.83 1
Central Salt LLC materials      2,998.19 1
CHI Health Doc/Hosp. Care          199.68 1
Cintas Med & Lab.Sup          176.10 1
Cooper Trucking materials          205.11 1
Creston Farm/Home Sup            38.70 1
CSSI repair          300.00 1
Damewood Auto repair            40.00 1
Decatur Co. Sheriff Serv            36.00 1
Dollar General Sup            60.30 1
Don's Uniforms Sup          317.99 1
Drivers Lic Guide Serv            29.95 1
Gadberry Sup            49.93 2
Geer Util          180.00 1
Geer Utilities          150.00 1
Carl Goodson Reimb          206.65 1
Gray,Mick Provisions            28.97 1
Gray,Mick Sup          225.00 1
Gray,Mick Phone & Fax Serv            15.00 1
Faith Grebner Sup            27.46 1
Herrmann,Cory Phone & Fax Serv            40.00 1
HyVee Sup          521.59 2
IA Dept Pub Safety Maint Agree      2,760.00 1
IA Law Academy Edu      6,240.00 1
Infomax Equip          119.33 2
IA Medicaid Refund      9,750.42 2
IA Nat Heritage Contrib            50.00 1
One Call Serv               4.50 1
IA Prison Ind Signs            79.20 1
Jackson Repair Sup          386.27 1
King, Chris Sup          420.00 1
Lincoln Aquatics Sup          314.69 1
Lincoln Ctr Truck repair          130.00 1
Mail Serv Serv          114.53 1
MATURA Admin      6,000.00 1
Mediacom Util            51.99 1
Metal Culverts materials    25,122.00 1
MidAmerican utilities          174.36 1
Midland GIS Serv          500.00 1
Mont Co Sheriff legal            77.56 2
MTE Office Center Sup          171.05 2
Office Mach Sup          435.71 7
Omaha Truck Cen repair            20.82 1
Travis Paul Reimb            72.07 2
Pearson Funeral Serv      1,656.40 2
Petersen Tire supplies            85.00 1
Doug Peterson Reimb            43.54 1
Polk Co Treas Med Sup          171.35 2
Poor Boyz LLC Sanitation           593.75 1
Power Plan repair            92.16 1
Red Star Sup            25.90 1
Jim Reiley Reimb          122.00 2
Rick's Auto Repair          203.46 1
Robinson Imple Parts          213.61 1
Robinson Imple REPAIR            39.44 1
Schildberg rock            72.46 1
Secure Shred Serv          322.00 1
Service Techs Parts            19.80 1
Leland Shipley Mileage            67.50 1
SIRWA Util            33.00 1
SW IA Assessors Dues & Member          400.00 1
SW IA REC Util          308.88 1
State Hygienic Lab Lab Fees            28.00 1
TAW Comp Serv          708.00 2
Turf Solutions Serv            90.00 1
Nancy Turner Mileage            96.40 1
US Cellular Phone          157.39 1
USPS Postage          454.35 1
Ultramax Sup          399.00 1
Union Co Auditor Admin            78.03 1
Union Co Sheriff Serv            37.00 1
UFMC Fuel            62.69 1
Verizon Wireless Main Agree          279.93 1
Waddell,Benjamas Serv            60.00 1
Western Eng  Co materials          241.30 1
Don Willett Phone & Fax Serv            40.15 1
Wolf's Ag Repair Main Agree          537.55 1
Grand Total      87,955.94  

 

            Committee reports were given by the Supervisors as follows:  McCarty – SICOG, Feb 6, Creston; and Birt – County Conservation, Feb 8, Corning.

 

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

 

 


Board Minutes   February 5, 2018

 

            The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 05, 2018 at 9:00 am with the following members present: Linda England, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon and Karl McCarty. Also in attendance were Eldon Rike, Lauri Greenlee, Scott Akin, Alan Johannes, Rich Miller, Ron Ludwig, Vickie Haley, Nancy Kempton, Dan Heefner, Bert Peckham, Janice Leonard, Karl Herring, Bruce Damewood, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairperson England and shortly after Birt joined the meeting. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

           

McCarty moved, seconded by Shipley to approve running water lines to three of the maintenance sheds for secondary roads. The estimate is estimated to be: Carbon-$1,500, Dickieville-$1,000, and Stringtown-$1,500. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Chief Deputy Rich Miller presented bids to the board for a new vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department. England moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the purchase of a 2018 Chevy Tahoe from Karl Chevrolet for $33,590.40 minus trade in value of current truck of $11,211.00 for a purchase price of $22,379.40. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

           

            Sheriff Alan Johannes presented to the board bids for new rifles with lights for the Sheriff’s Department. Innovative Rescue Solutions quoted $13,530.51 and Don’s Pioneer Uniforms quoted $11,155.02. McCarty moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the quote from Don’s Pioneer Uniforms for $11,155.02 to be paid out of Local Option Sales Tax funds. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Ron Ludwig and Vickie Haley gave an update to the board on MATURA and asked for the same funding as last year.

           

            Dan Heefner with the Church of the Brethren discussed with the board the church’s desire to transfer the Salem Cemetery located at 2448 Redwood Ave to Grant Township. No action was taken.

 

            Janice Leonard, the Mayor of Corning, requested the county implement a county levy for cemeteries and allocate the money to the City of Corning for maintenance of Walnut Grove and Oak Hill cemeteries. The board said they would have the county attorney review the code sections. No action was taken.

 

            Martin Olive updated the board on Hearts and Hugs Daycare and where they stood with their loan repayments. Martin discussed they have made all of their payments on time and the future of the daycare is looking good. He thanked the board for their ongoing support.

           

            The Tobacco/Nicotine policy addition to the employee handbook was tabled until next week. The board want it added with the current alcohol and drug policy.

 

            Karl Herring, Secondary Roads Foreman, and Bruce Damewood, Secondary Roads Mechanic, discussed with the board a pickup that needs a new engine. They shared they didn’t believe it was worth fixing and that they had a few other pickups that need to be sold as well. The board asked them to get specific information on each vehicle and present it to the board when they have gathered the information.

 

            Committee reports were given by the Supervisors as follows:  England – CHI Hospital Board, Jan. 31, Corning, and Adams Co Emergency Management, Feb.1.

 

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes   January 29, 2018

 

            The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 9:00 am with the following members present: Linda England, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, and Karl McCarty. Merlin Dixon was absent. Also in attendance were Lori Greenlee, Mark Saylor, Lisa Brown, Devin Hunter, and Ron Saltzman. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

           

McCarty moved, seconded by England to approve the County Burial Request with an extra $100 transportation fee since the funeral home had to drive to Omaha.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Shipley moved, seconded to McCarty to approve County Engineer Eldon Rike to the Loess Hills Development & Conservation Authority Board of Directors. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            McCarty moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Shelly West as the Union Township Clerk. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Ron Saltzman discussed with the board tearing out the fence between Parcel B and Parcel C. The board will allow him to proceed with the fence removal.

 

            Committee reports were given by the Supervisors as follows:  England – 5th Judicial DOC, Jan. 24, Des Moines, ATU Case Management, Jan. 26, Corning, and Adams-Taylor Landfill, Jan 24, Corning; and McCarty – Heartland Alliance, Jan 25, Corning.

 

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes   January 22, 2018

 

            The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 9:00 am with the following members present: Linda England, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Karl McCarty. Also in attendance were Sheriff Alan Johannes, Conservation Director Travis Paul, Treasurer Nancy Kempton, Brandy Powers, Emergency Management Director Donnie Willett, and Paul Greufe. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

           

McCarty moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Utility Permit 18-01 for McLeod USA Telecom Services located in Mercer Township.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Brandy Powers, Page County Public Health, gave a presentation on developing a tobacco-free work policy and the assistance that she can provide.  Dixon moved, seconded to McCarty to move forward on creating a tobacco-free campus. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Shipley moved, seconded by Dixon to send a Letter of Intent regarding the radio system for the Sheriff’s Department. All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

            Claims were approved as presented.

Free Press Legal            32.00 1
Free Press Legal Pub            15.20 1
Airgas Supplies          195.12 1
Alegent Clinic safety          215.00 1
Alliant Energy Utilities          307.95 1
American Home Finding Juv Det/Shelte      1,259.55 1
Arnold Supply repair          654.65 1
Bank of America sup            90.88 1
Douglas Birt Reimb            15.50 1
Kolby Bissell reimb            12.14 1
Rebecca Bissell Reimb          103.00 1
Bob Barker Co Sup            35.50 1
CCDA Dues            40.00 1
Chase Exp          256.50 1
CHI Health Sup          131.00 1
Citibusiness Exp          440.50 1
Cont Fire Sprinkler Serv          599.00 1
Corning Mun Util      3,560.31 4
Counsel Office & Doc Equip. New/Rental            96.00 1
LSQ Funding Group, L.C. Sup          162.00 1
DMACC Reg. fees/Meet/Sc          125.00 1
Farm/Home Pub Sup          420.00 1
Feld Fire Inspect          230.00 1
Frontier Phone          240.68 3
Gadberry Sup          109.80 1
Galls Sup            37.75 1
Good Source Sup          128.20 1
Greene Co. Sheriff Serv            36.50 1
Karen Harvey Serv               6.59 1
Karl Herring Reimb            29.46 1
HyVee Sup          300.00 1
IA Law Academy Edu          450.00 1
Inmate Services Corp Serv      1,600.00 1
IA Prison Ind Signs          225.00 1
ISAC Legal          190.00 1
J.L. Houston Company Well Testing          256.07 1
Lundquist AC Repairs            65.00 1
M & S Tree Service Serv      1,000.00 1
Max Smith Buildings    11,001.00 1
Mediacom Util          624.93 1
Mid-IA Sales Sup          252.82 1
Mid-State Organized Crime Info School/mtg exp          100.00 1
MidAmerican utilities               4.31 1
Montgomery Co Auditor Mileage            68.52 1
Montgomery Co Sheriff legal            43.56 1
Benjamin Mullen Reimb          425.37 2
Northern Tool Sup            68.47 1
Office Ally, Inc Serv.            19.95 1
Office Depot Sup            50.63 1
Office Mach Sup          322.65 2
Page Co. Sheriff Serv            32.00 1
PCSB Bank Credit Card Sup            27.48 1
Petersen Tire supplies      1,488.60 1
Poor Boyz LLC Sanitation           593.75 1
Red Star Sup            50.70 1
Jim Reiley Reimb            24.59 1
Reliance Sup          200.00 1
Rick's Auto Repair          222.32 1
Ringgold Co. Sheriff Serv            40.80 1
RJs Plumbing Exp          127.92 1
Michelle Roberts Conference Bd. Exp            40.19 1
Michelle Roberts School/mtg expense            41.60 1
Robinson Implement Parts            68.04 1
Rose Ann Auxiliary Food & Provisions      3,900.00 1
Ruse,Evan Repair            61.00 1
Sapp Bros. repair          579.60 1
Schildberg rock      4,977.69 1
Service Techs Parts          427.00 1
Shepherd Repair Serv          121.95 1
Leland Shipley Mileage            56.00 1
SIRWA Util          135.00 2
SW IA REC Util      2,711.09 3
TAW Comp Serv            12.00 1
Taylor Co Sheriff Serv          117.37 4
Thrifty White Pharmacy Presc Med               4.39 1
Treasurer, IA Other Svcs      1,011.00 1
TS Bank Bank Charges            25.00 1
UFMC Fuel      2,995.45 1
Union Co Sheriff Serv            36.00 1
UFMC sup            68.64 1
UFMC Fuels               9.65 1
UFMC Water & Sewage            66.61 1
Watson & Ryan PLC serv          135.20 1
Western Eng  Co materials      4,709.80 1
Don Willett serv            55.10 1
Youth Emergency Services Juv Det/Shelte          186.60 1
Ziegler Repair          163.38 1
Grand Total      52,177.57  

 

            Paul Greufe shared with the board items to consider as they move forward in hiring a county engineer due to the upcoming retirement of Eldon Rike.

 

            Committee reports were given by the Supervisors as follows:  Dixon – Conference Board, Jan. 16, Corning, RWIB, Jan. 16, Creston; Shipley – MATURA, Jan. 16, Creston, Loss Control, Jan. 17, Corning; Birt – ACCS, Jan. 18, Corning, Township Fire Meeting, Corning; England – Southern Hills Regional Mental Health, Jan. 19, Corning, ATU Case Management, Jan. 19, Corning.

 

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

 


Board Minutes   January 16, 2018

 

            The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, January 16, 2018, at 9:00 am with the following members present: Linda England, Leland Shipley, Doug Birt, Merlin Dixon, and Karl McCarty. Also in attendance were Sheriff Alan Johannes, Ronda Russell, Fred Shearer, Alyssa Ogburn, Kathy Peckham, Lisa Wolfe, Chris Nelson, Paul Anstey, Travis Paul, Jan Leonard, Bert Peckham, Bill Shipley, Recorder Jamie Stargell, Treasurer Nancy Kempton and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Birt. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

           

The Board of Supervisors shared their concerns and questions with Ronda Russell, Dispatcher, as to why some dispatchers were receiving overtime hours on many of the pay cycles and other dispatchers were working a shortened schedule on the same pay cycle. They asked if the dispatcher working fewer hours was willing to work more hours. Ronda said they were. The board requested a schedule that would allow for less overtime being paid out and more even distribution of hours for all dispatchers.

 

Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 18/19 were presented by:

            Adams County Ambulance

            Corning Public Library

            Secondary Roads Department

            Sheriff’s Department

            County Attorney’s Office

            Conservation

            SICOG

During the Secondary Roads budget request Engineer Eldon Rike stated he was not going to renew his contract at the end of June 2018.

 

McCarty moved, seconded by Shipley to approve Resolution 2018-4 to participate in the planning and development programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

 

Jan Leonard, Mayor of Corning, discussed with the Board the payment concerning the Corning Fire Department.  There was a clerical error when the City of Corning was paying off the fire station and they failed to use the $50,000 the County gave the city to go towards the Fire Station project. England moved, seconded by Dixon to give permission to the City of Corning to move the funds from their Fire Station Building fund to their General Fund. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

 

            England moved, seconded by Shipley to approve the past two quarterly reports presented by the Recorder. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

 

            England moved, seconded by McCarty to approve the Treasurer Semi-Annual Report presented by Treasurer Nancy Kempton.

 

            Budget requests for Fiscal Year 18/19 were presented by the Adams County Fair and 4-H.  The Adams County Fair will be held July 6-11th, 2018.

 

            Ronda Russell addressed the board with concerns about the quality and quantity of food received for the inmates’ meals in recent months.

 

            Motion was made by England, seconded by Dixon to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(j) at 11:40 AM.  A roll call was taken as follows:  England-Aye, McCarty-Aye, Dixon-Aye, Shipley-Aye, and Birt-Aye.  Motion was made by McCarty, seconded by Shipley to come out of closed session at 11:46 AM.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.  Motion was made by McCarty, seconded by Shipley to approve the purchase agreement of property located at 2004 200th Street, Corning for $500,000.00.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

 

            Committee reports were given by the Supervisors as follows: Shipley – Main Street, Jan 9, Adams Community Foundation, Jan 10.

 

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

               Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


 

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