Board of Supervisors Minutes
December 18, 2017

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. December 18, 2017.  Present:  1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the minutes of the December 11th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the following resolution for a public hearing as recommended by the County Engineer:

Resolution No. 12-18-2017A
WHEREAS, a request from the County Engineer has been filed with the Tama County Board of Supervisors asking that action be taken to vacate and close three sections of Tama County Secondary Roads, more specifically:
A portion of Tama Road, originally established on October 21, 1873 (See Road Calendar Book C, Page 22), all lying in Sections 6-T86N-R16W of Tama County, Iowa, and 31-T87N-R16W of Grundy County, Iowa, and
WHEREAS, The Grundy County Engineers Office has received requests to vacate the aforementioned road, and
WHEREAS, Iowa Code 306.11 requires a joint hearing between counties for roads that are located in more than one county, and
WHEREAS, the intention of this road closure is to vacate that portion of the road that is unused and unnecessary for access, and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a hearing on the proposed vacation will be held in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 306. Said meeting shall take place at 10:30 am on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at the Board Room, Grundy County Courthouse, 706 G Ave.
Grundy Center, IA  50638.
Roll Call Vote:  Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye.   Resolution passed and adopted this 18th day of December 2017.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Tama County Board of Supervisors.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to change next week’s meeting to Tuesday December 26th at 9:30 am due to the Christmas holiday.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to appoint Bruce Morrison as the rural representative to the Traer Library Board.  He will be fulfilling the term of Dick Dahms who recently passed away.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board met with Jon Panfil, Traer, to get an update on the Traer pool project.   They have received a $100,000 CAT Grant for a new pool in Traer and would like to have the support of the Supervisors for this with the Enhance Iowa Grant (previously called the Vision Iowa Grant) the county offers as a $10,000 match.  The grant paperwork looks in order.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the request for the Enhance Iowa Grant for the City of Traer for their pool project.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

At 10:00 the board went into a recess to take time to travel to Poweshiek County to meet with their Board of Supervisors to discuss the Engineer Sharing Contract.  The Board reconvened at 10:40 am in Montezuma at the Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors meeting room to discuss the current engineer sharing agreement between the two counties.  Tama and Poweshiek currently share the county engineer with Tama County being the employer of record and Poweshiek County reimbursing Tama County for half of the expenses and salary.  This has been working for approximately 11 years and both counties are happy with this agreement.  After discussion, it was decided to continue this agreement.  The agreement automatically renews every year unless one County gives the other written notice that they would like to discontinue it. 

Chairman Anderson adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m. 


Laura Kopsa
Tama County Auditor
104 West State Street
P.O. Box 61
Toledo, IA  52342
Ph 641-484-2740
Fax 641-484-5127