Board of Supervisors Minutes
August 8, 2016

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. August 8, 2016.  Present:  1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the minutes of the August 1st regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the following resolution as presented by the County Engineer to set a speed limit on P Avenue during a detour for a bridge closure on Highway 63 north of Traer:
RESOLUTION 8-8-2016A
RESOLUTION FOR ESTABLISHING A SPEED LIMIT
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is empowered under authority of Iowa Code Sections 321.255 and 321.285 to determine the speed limit of any secondary road is greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing, and may determine and declare a reasonable and proper speed limit, and
WHEREAS, the current closure of the bridge on US63 over Twelve Mile Creek has caused increased traffic on P Avenue and 155th Street in this area,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the speed limit is established effective immediately and terminating upon the reopening of US63 from 160th Street to Highway D65, and appropriate signs shall be erected at the location described as follows;
35 mph on P Avenue commencing at 160th Street and proceeding north to Highway D65, and 35 mph on 155th Street from P Avenue and proceeding east to US63.
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye. Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 8th day of August 2015.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa County Auditor.

The Board met with representatives from Colonial Life to discuss the services/products they offer.  No action taken.

Marty Wymore, Region 6 Planning Commission, was present to present a request for Tama County’s required cash contribution for the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund.  This helps provide affordable housing to low income county residents.  Motion by Anderson seconded by Vest                                  to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 8-8-2016B
A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE REGION 6 HOUSING TRUST FUND
TAMA COUNTY REQUIRED CASH CONTRIBUTION
WHEREAS, the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund in 2016 can apply for $259,092 of Iowa Finance Authority State Housing Trust Funds if the R6HTF secures at least $64,773 of local contributions, and
WHEREAS, the funds are allocated by the R6HTF to each county on a per capita basis, and
Whereas R6HTF is requesting a match from Tama County of $15,967 for a share of the state grant in the amount of $48,258, and
WHEREAS, the fund can be used for qualified rental and owner occupied housing improvement activities for income qualified people across Tama County, and
WHEREAS, all the applicants must have annual incomes under 80% of the county median as determined by HUD, with at least 30% being reserved for households under 30% of the county median.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF TAMA COUNTY:
Section 1: Tama County will provide $15,967 of cash assistance in FY 2017/2018. 
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye. Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 8th day of August 2015.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa County Auditor.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve allowing signs to be put on the courthouse lawn supporting Blue Lives Matter.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board has been accepting sealed bids for the sale of the county home on K Avenue, Toledo.  They received 2 bids and opened them today.  The first bid was from Lawrence Husak, Toledo, and was in the amount of $5,000.00; the second bid was from Billie Dreesman, Toledo, and was in the amount of $17,600.00.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to accept the bid from Mr. Dreesman, pending a public hearing on the matter to be set at next week’s meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the claims for payment as presented.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairman Jordan adjourned the meeting at 10:37 a.m.