Board Minutes August 8, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017, at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Linda England, Karl McCarty, and Doug Birt. Also in attendance were Donna Hogan, Nancy Kempton, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairperson Birt. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            England moved, seconded by McCarty to install a light at the Generator Shed located at the former County Care facility.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Donna Hogan discussed with the board the desire to add a public measure by the county regarding a hotel/motel tax to the city election in November 2017.  The board tabled a decision and would like to receive additional information regarding the proposed hotel/motel tax at their next meeting.   

            Nancy Kempton, Adams County Treasurer, discussed with the board several property tax situations that had come to light.  She asked to be placed on the agenda at the next meeting for further discussion and possible action. 

Claims were approved as follows:

Solutions Inc Maint 1,269.00 2
Access Sytms Repairs 588.00 1
Adams Co Amb Cont 3,333.32 1
Free Press Legal 288.40 2
Akin Repair 1,277.05 1
Arnold Supply repair 490.41 1
Bank of America Food  143.85 1
Douglas Birt Reimb 111.50 1
Capital One Exp 14.99 1
Capital Sanitary Sup 100.91 1
Dan Carl Reimb 40.00 1
Chase Exp 321.51 1
CHI Health serv 126.00 1
Citibusiness Exp 951.79 1
Clarke Co Sheriff serv 33.00 1
Cornhusker Intnl repair 316.20 1
Corning Rental Rent 325.00 1
Denco repair 71,641.76 1
Diamond Mowers Inc. repair 348.00 1
Merlin Dixon Reimb 68.00 1
Douglas Co. Sheriff serv 50.00 1
Dynamic Discs Contrib. 4,725.00 1
Echco Concrete LLC. sup 1,102.00 1
Fastenal Co repair 96.76 1
Feeders Grain Sup 499.72 2
Frank's Body Repair 3,544.20 1
Gadberry supplies 92.93 1
Gadberry Sup 54.44 2
Geer Util 180.00 1
Geer Utilities 150.00 1
Carl Goodson Reimb 204.30 1
Graphic Ideas supplies 12.50 1
Stan Grebner Reimb 38.99 1
Grn Valley Serv 130.00 1
Hawhee Truck repair 1,676.20 1
Henningson Const Rep 621.40 1
Herrmann,Cory Reimb 40.00 1
HGM Assoc fees 3,009.27 1
IA Law Academy Edu 150.00 1
IMWCA Ins 3,266.00 2
Infomax Equip 68.16 1
IA Division/Labor Serv 40.00 1
Kinman,Kevin Repairs 300.00 1
Lundquist AC Repairs 180.00 2
Mail Serv Serv 154.00 1
Mediacom Util 51.87 1
Metal Culverts materials 18,760.78 1
MidAmerican Util 22.15 1
Office Mach supplies 93.67 1
Office Mach Sup 172.93 3
Travis Paul Reimb 103.49 2
Petersen Tire supplies 12.00 1
Doug Peterson Reimb 15.00 1
PJGreufe & Assoc. fees 1,500.00 1
Poor Boyz LLC san 693.75 1
Pott Co. Veterans Affairs Other 15.00 1
Power Plan repair 951.20 1
Red Star supplies 9.90 1
Jim Reiley Reimb 144.00 2
Rich's Auto Repair 321.51 1
Rick's Auto Repair 682.35 2
Rush Printing Supplies 92.85 1
Schildberg rock 24,230.67 1
Leland Shipley mileage 23.00 1
State Hygienic Lab fees 28.00 1
Turf Solutions Serv 90.00 1
Union Co Auditor Admin 1,239.38 1
Union Co Sheriff Serv 32.00 1
UFMC fuel 28.98 1
Waddell,Benjamas serv 665.00 1
Wiechman supplies 1,268.21 1
Don Willett phone 54.81 1
Grand Total   153,477.06  

 

Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows: McCarty– SICOG Personnel Committee, Creston, July 25; and England – 5th Judicial District of Corrections, Des Moines, July 25 and CHI Hospital Board, Corning, August 3.

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes August 1, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, Aug 1, 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 Sheriff Alan Johannes, Lisa Brown, Jamie Stargell, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            Lisa Brown discussed with the board how the first fiscal year collection process went and shared that the county brought into the General Fund $18,135.52 in fees and fines. Lisa expects that in the upcoming year she will collect more since the process is now up and going. The Board told her to keep up the good work.

            Recorder Jamie Stargell presented the Recorder’s Quarterly Report to the board. Birt moved, seconded by England to approve the Quarterly Report. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried. Recorder Stargell also shared with the board the preservation and the digitizing of the record books.  

            Alan Johannes discussed with the board the old policy and procedure manual which showed the sheriff’s department having a different vacation schedule and he requested that the sheriff’s department be allowed to follow that schedule. The board discussed changing the county hand book to match the schedule in the former policy and procedure manual for all employees. Birt moved, seconded by Dixon to change the handbook effective August 1, 2017, regarding Section 3.2 Vacation Eligibility and Accrual to read after five years of continuous service – days of vacation/ 14 days, six years/15 days, and seven years/16 days. The rest of the accrual schedule will remain the same. All supervisors voted aye. Motion carried.

Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows: McCarty– SICOG Housing Trust, Creston, July 25; and Birt-Crossroads, Des Moines, July 13.

 

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes July 25, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 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 Donnie Willet, Otto Petersen, Sheriff Alan Johannes, Andy Knuth, Travis Paul, Gerald Nelson, Brian Hickman, Rick Schafer, Julie Schafer, and Ralph Neill. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            Stan Grebner informed the board that the motor grader is now at Ziegler’s being repaired. Once they get it fixed Stan will get back to the board to discuss trade-in options.

            Otto Petersen shared his concerns with a control burn near his land. The fire was set at night and the contractor hired to do the control burn went onto Otto’s land and started the fire on his side and burnt down his fence.

            Discussion was held on a control burn ban. County Attorney Andrew Knuth said his opinion is that the county can’t prevent a landowner from burning their own property. He discussed a possible ordinance setting up fines or fees, but his concerns are who would administer it or what the punishment would be if someone doesn’t follow the ordinance. Rick Schafer said that a reputable contractor would have taken care of all the issues that the board has concerns about.  Travis Paul said at Lake Icaria they do prescribed burns as well. He stated that a problem with a 24-hour notice is that they don’t know 24 hours in advance if the weather will be fit for a burn. He continued by stating there are a lot of factors they look at when determining the day, so putting an ordinance of a 24 hour notice doesn’t seem reasonable. Julie Schafer said one of the tools she uses is plat books to send the land owner a postcard and letting them know the contractor will do a burn. Brian Hickman, of the DNR, said that the DNR received a grant from USDA to hire a contractor to do some of the prescribed burns in question.  Brian Hickman apologized to Ralph Neill for what happened to his land, but expressed that it was out of his control since it was contracted to a provider and the liability is then on that provider, however, he will no longer hire the provider to do prescribed burns for the DNR. Ralph Neill shared his opinion that there is no long-term benefit to prescribed burning. Rick Schafer expressed his concerns and the necessity of land owners doing a proper interview with a contractor to make sure they are doing a proper prescribed burn.

            Claims were approved as follows:

Solutions Inc Maint         424.00 1
Adair Co Sheriff Serv            24.63 1
Adams Co Extension fees            50.37 1
Adams Co Treas Reimb         702.90 2
Free Press Legal            32.00 1
Adams Co Sheriff Serv            66.00 2
Airgas sup         144.80 1
Alliant Energy Utilities            36.35 1
Kevin Behlers Reimb         200.00 1
Bobbers Down sup         150.00 1
Capital Sanitary Sup         498.96 1
Cintas safety            52.55 1
Corning Mun Util      3,812.91 4
Cummins Main         562.13 1
Dickinson Co. Sheriff serv            27.00 1
Don's Uniforms Sup         320.42 1
Echo Sup         110.76 1
Fastenal Co repair         246.86 1
First Wireless Inc. repairs         280.00 1
Frontier Phone         227.72 2
Gadberry supplies            39.24 1
Galls Sup         544.22 2
Stan Grebner Reimb         160.00 1
Grn Valley Serv            70.00 2
Jason Green Serv            30.00 1
Tonya Green Serv            40.00 1
Mike Haynes Serv            30.00 1
Henningson Const Rep         886.60 1
Herberger Const. fees         650.00 1
HR Green repairs      1,193.50 1
HyVee Sup         305.15 2
IA DOT supplies      1,272.43 1
ICEOO training         200.00 1
One Call Serv              1.80 1
IA Prison Ind signs         537.50 1
Jackson Repair repairs            97.37 1
Jones Auto Sup         510.00 1
Kosiski Auto Parts repair      1,900.00 1
Lundquist AC Repairs            19.46 1
Mediacom Util            73.67 1
Mid-State Organized Crime Info dues         100.00 1
MidAmerican Util              4.18 1
Montgomery Co Auditor Mileage            57.00 1
Montgomery Co Sheriff legal            21.00 1
MTE Office Center sup         304.74 1
Office Mach Sup         132.07 2
Pafford,Aleck fees         275.00 1
PJGreufe & Assoc. admin      1,500.00 1
Jim Reiley Reimb         146.05 1
Steve Richey Reimb            60.58 1
RJs Plumbing Repair            13.24 1
RJs Portables Sanitation         150.00 1
Rock Island Sheriff Serv            47.69 1
Schafer Welding Sup         775.00 1
Schildberg rock      5,738.13 1
Shepherd Repair Serv      1,386.80 1
Shield Tech. Corp. maintenancce   48,375.00 1
Shires, Jen Reimb            24.00 1
SIRWA Util            62.80 1
SW IA REC Util      6,480.08 3
Stalker Chev Repair         107.00 1
T R Comm Repair      1,856.00 2
Taylor Co Sheriff Serv            94.22 2
Nancy Turner Well Plugging         500.00 1
UFMC fuel         116.23 1
Waddell,Benjamas Serv         865.00 1
Doug Wallace Serv            30.00 1
Ziegler Repair      3,783.68 1
Grand Total     89,536.79  

Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows: Dixon: ATURA, Mt. Ayr, 7-18; Shipley: Loss Control, Corning, 7-19; Birt: ACCS, Corning, 7-20; England:  Southern Hills Regional Mental Health, Corning, 7-21.

 

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


Board Minutes July 18, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 18, 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, Stan Grebner, Eldon Rike, and Doug Oldenkamp. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            Stan Grebner discussed with the board the situation with the old motorgrader.  In order to get a fair trade value for the machine, which is currently inoperable, the county would have to fix some of the issues with repairs estimated to be in the $10,000 range.  Stan also discussed with the board some of the quotes he has started to receive on purchasing a new motorgrader.  The board advised Stan to have Ziegler fix the wire harness.

            Eldon Rike discussed with the board the need to extend Iris Lane south to the fence and tweak the road enough for a grader to be able to turn around at that spot.

            Treasurer Nancy Kempton presented the Semi-Annual Report and the Annual Report to the board.  Birt moved, seconded by McCarty to approve the Semi-Annual Report and the Annual Report.  All supervisors voted aye.  Motion carried.

            Committee reports were presented by the Supervisors as follows: Dixon-WIB, Creston, July 17; Shipley-Main Street, Corning, July 11; Birt- Conservation Board, Des Moines, July 13.

           

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor

 


Board Minutes July 11, 2017

The Adams County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 9:02 AM with the following members present: Merlin Dixon, Linda England, Karl McCarty, Doug Birt, and Leland Shipley. Also in attendance were, Alan Johannes, Joan Gallagher, and Mark Saylor. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shipley. The agenda for the day was read and approved.

            Birt moved, seconded by McCarty to reappoint Jessica Wilson and Jerry Peckham each for a 4-year term as the Board’s representatives to the Adams County Compensation Board pending their acceptance.  All supervisors voted aye, motion carried. 

            Joan Gallagher, Taylor County Public Health, appeared before the board to give an update. She is going to try to come and update the board on a monthly basis. Funding was approved for FY 17/18.  They are having issues with their Frontier connection and hope to have it worked out soon.  A recent survey taken with patients received complimentary remarks.  Currently, they are set up on a quarterly payment system with the county and would like the board to consider changing that to a monthly reimbursement. 

            Sheriff Johannes appeared before the board regarding one of the dispatchers recent pay increases.  He assumed that the new rate was a certain amount and then a cost of living adjustment would be added to that.  The Board of Supervisors thought that in the future they would revisit the caps every year.

            Claims were approved as follows:

 
Solutions Inc Fee        3,600.00 1
Solutions Inc Maint      29,250.00 1
Adams Co Historical Society Cont        1,500.00 1
Adams Co Tourism Cont        2,015.00 1
Adams Co Soil & Water Fee      27,000.00 1
Adams Co Amb Cont        3,333.32 1
Free Press Legal            407.37 2
Adams Co Sheriff Serv            217.25 5
Agriland Fs. Inc. Fuel        7,144.29 1
AgriVision Sup            146.87 1
Akin Repair              21.78 1
Allied Systems Equip        1,715.00 1
Arnold Supply repair              52.68 1
Don Ashenfelter Reimb              69.71 1
Axon Enterprise, INC Sup            407.94 1
Bayless Painting & Drywall Sup        1,500.00 1
Rebecca Bissell Reimb              24.00 1
Bob Barker Co Sup              76.11 1
Capital One Exp              44.98 1
Capital Sanitary Sup            395.45 3
Dan Carl Reimb            265.00 1
Carmichael, Kristen Dues            149.00 1
Central IA Distrib Inc Sup        1,152.60 1
Chase Exp            530.00 1
Citibusiness Exp              96.98 1
City of Corning reimb/cont        2,000.00 1
Clay's Pump & Equipment Well Testing              16.68 1
CNH Industrial Capital repair        1,115.30 1
Lee Cobb Reimb            146.72 1
Coens Furniture, Inc Sup            540.00 1
Connections Cont        3,765.00 1
Cornhusker Intnl repair        1,486.66 1
Corning Fire Dept Sup      50,000.00 1
Corning Mun Util            460.68 2
Corning Rental Rent            965.41 1
Creston Auto equip      24,900.00 1
Digital Ally Sup              58.00 1
Emergency Management Agy. Fund Other      52,828.00 1
Feeders Grain Sup            596.09 2
Feld Fire Inspect            330.00 2
Gadberry Sup              78.40 3
Galls Sup            620.37 1
Carl Goodson Reimb            193.30 1
Graphic Ideas supplies              30.00 1
Stan Grebner Reimb                 8.55 1
Hearts & Hugs Cont        5,000.00 1
Hughes Feed and Supply repair            317.40 1
HyVee Sup            244.88 2
IMWCA Ins        3,266.00 2
Infomax Equip              94.70 1
IA Co Attorneys Assn School exp            325.00 1
ICPA Ins    119,793.41 3
IA Dept Veteran Other        3,460.74 1
IA Prison Ind Signs            154.00 1
ISAC Dues        6,360.00 4
ISACA Treasurer Dues            150.00 1
Johnston, Gary reimb            200.00 1
Kinman,Kevin Repairs            300.00 1
Kline Museum Contrib.            950.00 1
Lincoln Ctr Truck repair            180.00 1
Lundquist AC Repairs            364.00 1
M & S Tree Service Serv            300.00 1
Larry Maeder Reimb              16.30 1
Mail Serv Serv            167.51 2
MATURA Admin        9,000.00 1
Mediacom Util            631.37 2
MidAmerican Util              22.27 1
Montgomery Co Sheriff legal              17.00 1
MTE Office Center Sup            186.51 1
NAPA repair              47.78 1
Nishna Valley Builders serv.      14,251.00 1
Office Mach supplies                 5.28 1
Office Mach Sup              33.49 1
Travis Paul Reimb              40.00 1
PCSB Bank Credit Card School exp            424.33 1
Petersen Tire Sup              15.00 1
Doug Peterson Reimb              15.00 1
Polk Co. Sheriff Legal serv              85.68 3
Poor Boyz LLC Sanitation             653.75 1
Red Star supplies            165.62 1
Reliance Sup            400.00 1
Reporting Services Legal serv              57.85 1
Rick's Auto Repair            719.76 2
RJs Plumbing Repair            262.50 1
Robinson Implement Parts            122.34 1
Robinson Implement REPAIR            425.42 1
Rose Ann Auxiliary Food        5,718.00 1
Leland Shipley Mileage              34.50 1
Donald Shires Reimb            150.82 1
SICOG Cont        4,069.29 1
SIRWA Util              35.31 1
S Hills Vet Exp            150.00 1
Southern IA RC&D Area Fees        4,000.00 1
Southern IA Trolley Fees        4,600.00 1
SW IA REC Util            334.63 1
Jamie Stargell Reimb            191.00 1
Div Elevator Safety Fee            175.00 1
T R Comm Repair            140.00 1
TAW Comp Serv              10.00 1
Taylor Co Sheriff Serv              23.56 1
Thrifty White Pharmacy Meds            113.35 1
Travis Iron repair              27.00 1
Treasurer, IA Other Svcs        1,555.00 1
Union Co Auditor Admin            559.67 1
Union Co Sheriff Serv              33.00 2
UFMC Fuel        1,942.24 1
US Records Midwest LLC Pres/tech        6,558.11 1
Waddell,Benjamas Serv            630.00 1
Western IA Tourism Cont            500.00 1
Wiechman supplies            681.99 1
Don Willett Telephone              54.82 1
Thomas Williams Reimb              24.54 1
Grand Total      422,792.21  
          

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

              Rebecca Bissell, Adams County Auditor


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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