Board of Supervisors Minutes
July 31, 2017

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. July 31, 2017.  Present:  1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the minutes of the July 31st regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report. 

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the Recorder’s Quarterly Report.  All voted aye. 

Dennis Kucera, Sheriff, was present to discuss with the Supervisors an Inmate EMS Response Agreement.  This agreement would be between the Toledo Emergency Service and the Tama County Jail.  It would be for fees charged for ambulance transport service for inmates without an active medical insurance plan at the time of service.  These fees would then be added to the board and lodging fees charged to prisoners and collected by the sheriff’s office.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the Inmate EMS Response Agreement with Toledo Emergency Services.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Sheriff Kucera also visited with the Board about possibly joining a program with Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc.  This is a program that has a yearly fee that would provide a nurse and a healthcare provider on site every other week and an RN on site 4 hours per week with 24/7 on call services. It would have mobile lab and x-ray services. This would cut down on time spent transporting some of the prisoners for mental health, medical and dental issues.  He sees the major benefit being that this would cover some of the costs of medications and medical supplies, etc.  The Board asked the Sheriff to research some more and get back to them with additional information.

Mindy Benson, 911/EMA Director was present to discuss possible changes/additions to the Hazmat Ordinance V.1.  The EMA Board would like to update some of the language in the ordinance and some of the Iowa Codes called out in the ordinance have changed.  The Board is in agreement with this.  There will need to be public readings of these changes.  The Auditor will get the resolution and paperwork needed to do this prepared for next week’s meeting. 

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

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