Board Minutes October 9, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Linda England, Karl McCarty, Doug Birt, and Leland Shipley. Also in attendance were Eldon Rike, Stan Grebner, Marilea Mullen, Steve Mullen, Doug Oldenkamp, Arnold Maynes, Stacey Maynes, Dan Carl, Alan Johannes, Andy Knuth, Jamie Stargell, Nancy Kempton, Jim Reilly, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

Marilea Mullen discussed with the board a potential issue with a new road that the Secondary Roads crew built to extend Iris Lane. Engineer Rike is checking on the cost to move the road to the west. He will also check to make sure the road is within the right of way. Item was tabled until more information is available.

Birt moved, seconded by McCarty to approve the purchase of a Deere 772G AWD with Antler Rack for $208,388 with an additional cost of $2,200 for wider tires and to use as trade-in the 2007 Caterpillar Motor Grader CAT0140MHB9D00137 for $71,500.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

England moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the updated 911 28E Agreement. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Discussion on selling the county farm and the county care facility was tabled until next meeting.

Discussion was held to see if there was a need for clarifying language in the Adams County Employee Handbook concerning the Vacation Policy. Potential clarifying language was presented by Auditor Bissell on behalf of HR Consultant Paul Greufe. No action was taken because the board felt the current language in the Handbook was clear and self-explanatory and that the implementation of the policy was being administered correctly.

McCarty moved, seconded by Dixon to approve the School Election Invoices for $358.63 for Corning and $342.88 for Southwest Community College. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

The following Department Heads gave an update on their department: Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, Secondary Roads, Conservation, Recorder, Veterans Affairs, and Auditor.

Claims were approved as follows:

Solutions Inc Maint          649.75 2
Adams Co Extension Meeting exp            35.00 1
Adams Co Amb Cont      3,333.32 1
Free Press Legal          821.00 5
Adkisson,Alan Buildings          317.50 1
Agriland Fs. Inc. Fuel      8,928.73 1
Akin Repair          174.98 2
Akin REPAIR            44.99 1
Aramark Uniform            80.95 1
Arnold Supply repair            19.61 1
Bank of America Provisions          157.41 1
Bank of America Fuel          111.62 2
Bank of America sup          173.89 1
Bank of America Mtg Exp          322.89 2
Douglas Birt Reimb            15.50 1
Rebecca Bissell Reimb          108.00 1
Rick Bissell Serv            15.00 1
Blazek, Jocelyn Twnshp Clerk Fee            20.00 1
Capital One Exp          231.27 1
Capital Sanitary Sup          514.31 1
Dan Carl Reimb            40.00 1
Dale Carmichael Serv            15.00 1
Chase Exp              3.50 1
Citibusiness Exp          300.62 1
CNH Industrial Capital repair            40.50 1
Cornhusker Intnl repair            94.72 1
Corning Rental Rent          265.00 1
Corning Tire Repair          155.95 1
Darcy Crawford Reimb          182.50 1
Dist 4 Auditors Mtg Exp            10.00 1
Merlin Dixon Reimb            44.00 1
Farm/Home Pub Sup      1,029.00 1
Feeders Grain Sup          548.31 3
Gadberry supplies              5.99 1
Gadberry Sup            51.98 2
Geer Util            90.00 1
Geer Utilities            75.00 1
Carl Goodson Reimb          180.00 1
Stan Grebner Reimb              3.32 1
Karen Hensley Mileage          267.50 1
Herrmann,Cory Phone            40.00 1
Holiday Inn Mtg Exp          714.94 1
HR Green Gen Repairs      1,927.70 1
HyVee Sup          191.24 1
IA Law Academy Edu      6,890.00 2
IDALS Mtg Exp            15.00 1
IMWCA Ins      4,833.68 2
Infomax Equip            72.50 1
Infomax Rental            58.36 1
IA Division/Labor Serv            95.00 1
IA Land Records Mtg Exp            50.00 1
ISSA Edu          325.00 1
Jones Auto Sup      8,004.29 2
Kinman,Kevin Gen Repairs          200.00 1
Lancaster Sheriff Serv            35.00 1
Jessica Lens Reimb            85.00 1
Lucas Co Sheriff Serv            32.50 1
Mail Serv Serv          140.42 1
Mediacom Util          125.68 2
MidAmerican Util            23.23 1
Midland GIS Serv          575.00 2
Montgomery Co Sheriff legal exp          177.32 4
MTE Office Center Sup              6.15 1
MTE Office Center Sup          115.00 3
Benjamin Mullen Reimb          565.00 2
Mullen, Tony Twnshp Trustee Fee            15.00 1
Office Ally, Inc acct serv            19.95 1
Office Mach Sup            97.76 1
Office Mach Sup          315.20 4
Omaha Truck Center repair          831.55 1
Travis Paul Reimb            40.00 1
Petersen Tire supplies      4,177.52 1
Petersen Tire Sup          785.00 1
Doug Peterson Reimb            15.00 1
Petty Cash Exp          155.62 1
PJGreufe & Assoc. Fees      1,500.00 1
Polk Co. Sheriff serv            38.56 1
Red Star sup            55.90 1
Red Star Sup            48.70 2
Jim Reiley Reimb            81.00 1
Rick's Auto Repair          134.74 2
RJs Plumbing Repair          130.45 3
Michelle Roberts Mtg Exp            16.80 1
Robinson Implement REPAIR          125.66 1
Shepherd Repair Serv            40.00 1
Leland Shipley Mileage            56.00 1
SW IA Assessors Mtg Exp          350.00 2
Story Co. Sheriff Serv            86.70 2
TAW Comp Serv          366.00 1
Thrifty White Pharmacy Prescriptions Medicine            98.98 1
Treas St of IA serv      2,499.00 1
US Cellular Phone          156.10 1
Union Co Sheriff Serv            68.42 2
Verizon Wireless maint agreement          551.11 1
Waddell,Benjamas Serv          475.00 1
Washington Co Sheriff Serv            17.00 1
Don Willett Serv            54.81 1
Monica Wilson Mileage          318.50 1
Ivan Wolf Serv            20.00 1
Kevin Wynn Serv            20.00 1
Grand Total      58,538.65  


                        Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows:  McCarty, Housing 360, Oct 5, Corning, and SICOG, Oct 3, Creston; Dixon, Housing, Oct 5, Corning; and Birt, Housing 360, Oct 5, Corning.

 

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes October 2, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Linda England, Karl McCarty, Doug Birt, and Leland Shipley. Also in attendance were Eldon Rike, Stan Grebner, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

England moved, seconded by Birt to approve Utility permit 17-14 for SIRWA under the Corning/Carl Rd. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

England moved, seconded by Dixon to set the hearing date for Zoning Incentive Permit Application from Central Iowa Power Cooperative for a Southwest Solar Farm on October 30, 2017 at 10:00 am. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

McCarty moved, seconded by Birt to approve removing Level B service designation and establish Level A service to the following roadway: Elm Avenue from its intersection with 110th St to .45 mile south. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

The supervisors regret that the upcoming property sale of the former county home site where Country Haven was located was misunderstood in the Adams County Free Press article on September 28, 2017.  It is the property on that site that is for sale not the business of Country Haven as it is no longer located there and does not have anything to do with the property sale.  The supervisors want to acknowledge the good work of Country Haven in the community and regret any misunderstanding this may have caused.

McCarty moved, seconded by England to approve new BPTC (Business Property Tax Credit) applications and disallow the non-current applications. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows:  McCarty, Housing 360, Sept 27, Corning, and Heartland Alliance, Sept 28, Creston; Dixon, ACEDC, Sept 28, Corning; and Birt, Housing 360, Sept 27, Corning, and Crossroads, Sept 22, Corning.

 

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes September 25, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Linda England, Karl McCarty, Doug Birt, and Leland Shipley. Also in attendance were Nancy Kempton, Alan Johannes, Andy Knuth, Tim Kirgan, Ed Morrison, Jayne Templeton, Katrina Ogburn, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            Discussion was held with Sheriff Alan Johannes regarding medical invoices for inmates that he has received recently. Sheriff Johannes received an invoice for an inmate that sought medical treatment while being incarcerated. Sheriff Johannes shared he has met with Lisa Wolfe at CHI concerning options and Sheriff Johannes didn’t think we had any recourse other than to pay the invoice as presented. He discussed with County Attorney Andy Knuth the possibility of an ankle monitoring system. They were going to look into this and report back to the board.

England moved, seconded by Dixon to approve a wage increase for the Election/Real Estate Clerk in the Auditor’s office to $17 per hr. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            Discussion was held regarding surveying the County Farm. They are going to have another section surveyed off to be able to keep possession of the sewer shed.

            Ed Morrison and Tim Kirgan with Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association (IMWCA) and Jayne Templeton and Katrina Ogburn with Miltner Insurance gave a five year history of our claims and what we need to continue to do to keep employees safe and to maintain our low rates.

            Claims were approved as follows:

Adams Co Extension training            105.00 1
Adams Co Extension Fee              35.00 1
Free Press Legal            130.00 1
Adams Co Sheriff Serv              66.00 1
Adkisson,Alan Buildings      31,405.00 1
Bette Agnew Township Clerk Fee              20.00 1
Airgas Sup            151.35 1
Akin Repair            427.26 1
Monica Allen Serv              86.63 1
Alliant Energy Utilities              40.26 1
Allied Systems Equip        1,028.20 1
American Home Finding Fee        1,306.20 1
Judy Antisdel Election Officials              86.63 1
William Birt Serv              15.00 1
Kolby Bissell supplies              10.54 1
Rebecca Bissell Reimb              88.00 1
Elaine Calkins Serv              20.00 1
CJ Cooper & Associates safety              70.00 1
Blake Cooper Serv              15.00 1
Chris Cooper Fee              15.00 1
Corning Mun Util        3,384.08 4
Corning Tire Repair            402.96 1
Dasher Elec Serv            100.50 1
Mark DeVore Serv              15.00 1
District IV Dues              25.00 1
Lowell Evans Serv              15.00 1
Feeders Grain Sup            385.00 1
Wm Forsythe Fee              15.00 1
Kyle Freshour Reimb            158.99 1
Frontier Phone            243.33 3
Graphic Ideas supplies              60.00 1
Stan Grebner Reimb              83.16 1
Grn Valley Serv            402.70 4
Jamie Hogan Serv              15.00 1
IA Prison Ind signs            179.60 1
ISACA Treasurer Fee            100.00 2
ISCTA Reg              65.00 1
Katie James Serv              20.00 1
Diane Maeder Election Officials            104.63 1
Mediacom Util            543.50 1
MidAmerican Util                 4.18 1
Morgan, Kathy Township Trustee Fee              15.00 1
Morris,Lewis Sup            120.00 1
NACVSO Reg              30.00 1
Office Mach Sup            366.85 4
Omaha Truck Center repair    155,542.00 1
Pearson Funeral Serv        1,000.00 1
Petersen Tire supplies            765.00 1
Pitney Bowes Postage            153.66 1
Poor Boyz LLC Sanitation            593.75 1
Jim Reiley Reimb            270.99 4
Marjorie Reynolds Elec. Off              86.63 1
Ray Reynolds Elect. Off              86.63 1
Karen Saltzman Serv              20.00 1
Service Techs Parts            151.88 2
SW IA REC Util        5,167.94 4
Kurt Stoaks Serv              15.00 1
TAW Comp Serv            125.00 1
Taylor Co Sheriff Serv            201.15 5
Treasurer, IA Serv        1,285.00 1
Kathy West Serv              15.00 1
Ziegler Repair      11,025.98 1
Steve Zinke Serv              15.00 1
Grand Total      218,496.16  

            Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows:  Shipley, MATURA, Sept 19; Dixon, ACEDC, Sept 21, Corning; and England, CHI Hospital Board, Sept 21, Corning, Southern Hills Regional Mental Health, Sept 22, Corning, and ATU Case Mgmt, Sept 22, Corning.

 

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes September 19, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Linda England, Karl McCarty, and Leland Shipley. Absent was Doug Birt.  Also in attendance were Beth Waddle, Dan Carl, Travis Paul, Merle Jordening, Jack Kretziner, Duane M. Dougherty, Andy Knuth, Jen Shires, Nancy Turner and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            Beth Waddle updated the Board on several items including the Housing 30 Placemaking program.

            Dan Carl and Travis Paul updated the board on the family cabin project.  They will be holding a public hearing on October 5th for the water line portion of the project.  Also they will be advertising for the position of Conservation Aide II due to an upcoming retirement.   

            McCarty moved, seconded by England to open the Public Hearing at 10:00 AM regarding the sale of the former County Farm property. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. There were no written objections received but several in attendance were interested in additional clarification of the proposed sale.  Jack Kretzinger stated that he was 100% against sealed bids as he feels that the land could be sold at a higher price at an auction.  Merle Jordening expressed concern in selling all of the crop ground in case at a later point the county would want that ground for some purpose.  Duane Dougherty agreed with Kretzinger that selling the farm ground would result in a higher price if sold at auction instead of sealed bid.  The supervisors explained their reasoning for using sealed bids as they are seeking the most economic benefit for the county which could include additional jobs.  Also there is a brand new sewer line to the property that they would like to see utilized and would also like to encourage development of the area.  Dixon moved, McCarty seconded to close the public hearing at 10:25 AM.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            McCarty moved, seconded by Dixon to approve Resolution # 2017-19 to put the former County farm property up for sale by sealed bids.  All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

            County Attorney Andy Knuth discussed with the board the need to have the sewer shed at the former county farm set aside as a new parcel to allow for that piece of the property to be in control by the county.  An easement agreement with a new owner would be determined at the time of transfer of the property to allow for access in and out of the new parcel that holds the sewer shed. 

            County Attorney Andy Knuth presented to the board the recent figures of collections that have been recovered by the County Attorney’s Office.  The administrative assistant, Lisa Brown, has managed this program to great success.  Knuth also informed the board that she has recently completed her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and that he would like to see her compensated for her job performance and the attainment of her degree.  He proposed a $2/hour increase in her wages.  McCarty moved, seconded by England to increase Lisa Brown’s wage rate to $17/hour effective with the next pay period.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows:  Dixon, RWDB, Sept 18, Creston; and Shipley, Main Street, Sept 12, Corning, Main Street EV, Sept 13, Corning.

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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