Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 13, 2017

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. March 13, 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 March 6th 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 Jordan to approve the liquor license for the Traer Golf Club.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

At 10:00 the Board held a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed county budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.  There were no public comments.  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to close the public hearing.   Chairman Anderson closed the public hearing at 10:05a.m.   Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the total amount of property taxes levied of $9,063,462 for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget and to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 3-13-2017A
The Board of Supervisors of Tama County hereby approves and adopts the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget making the total property taxes levied $9,063,462.  This is the same amount that was levied last year.  The Board further notes that the budget was published in official newspapers for Tama County and orders the budget to be certified and filed with/by the Tama County Auditor, as required by law. 
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye. Resolution adopted this 13th day of March, 2017. Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

 

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 3-13-2017B
WHEREAS, the Tama County Compensation Board meets annually to recommend a compensation schedule for elected officials for the fiscal year immediately following, in accordance with Iowa Code Chapters 331.905 and 331.907, and
WHEREAS, the Tama County Compensation Board met on December 13, 2016, and made the following salary recommendations for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 20­17:
   Elected Official          Current Salary          Proposed Increase                              Recommended Salary
    Auditor                                 $54,238                             4%                                                $56,408
    County Attorney              $82,188                             4%                                                $85,476
    Recorder                             $54,090                             4%                                                $56,254          
    Sheriff                                  $69,289                             4%                                                $72,061
    Supervisors                        $28,958                             3.5%                                            $30,117
    Treasurer                            $54,163                             4%                                                $56,330
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2017 the Board of Supervisors met and reduced the recommendation for the Auditor, Attorney, Recorder, Sheriff and Treasurer by 37.5% to 2.5% and to lower the 3.5% recommendation for the Supervisors by 50% to 1.75%  
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Tama County Board of Supervisors approves the following salary adjustments for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017:
Elected Official                      Approved Salary           Approved Increase     
    Auditor                                 $55,594                             2.5%                                           
    County Attorney              $84,243                             2.5%                                           
    Recorder                             $55,443                             2.5%                                                     
    Sheriff                                  $71,022                             2.5%                                           
    Supervisors                        $29,465                             1.75%                                         
    Treasurer                            $55,518                             2.5%
Roll call vote:  Vest, Aye.  Jordan, Aye.  Anderson, aye. Motion carried.  Resolution passed and adopted this 13th day of March, 2017.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor. 

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

Chairman Anderson adjourned the meeting at 10:08 a.m.