Board of Supervisors Minutes
May 15, 2017

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. May 15, 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 May 8th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

At 11:00, the Board held a public hearing for a budget amendment for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year.  The Board reviewed the amendment.  There were no public comments.  The hearing ended at 11:02.    Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the following resolution to amend the 2016-2017 county budget expenditures as published:
RESOLUTION 5-15-2017A
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tama County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the amendment to the 2016-2017 County Budget expenditures as follows:

Total amendment $345,711
Roll call vote:  Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye. Resolution passed and approved this 16th day of May, 2016.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, Tama County Auditor.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the following resolution to appropriate the funds for the 2016-2017 county budget expenditures as amended:
RESOLUTION 5-15-2017B
Supervisors                        (01)        $12,000 increased costs of maintaining Pioneer Cemeteries
Sheriff                                  (05)        $43,000 increased prisoner costs
Conservation                     (22)        $36,500 motor grader purchase
Public Health                      (23)        $216,076              incoming grants
District Court                      (31)        $24,635 court collection fees, trial expenses, grand jury
Maintenance                     (51)        $10,000 building repairs/updates
Non departmental          (99)        $3,500                   refunds on withholdings
TOTAL                                   $345,711
Roll call vote:  Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye. Resolution passed and approved this 16th day of May, 2016.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, Tama County Auditor.

The Board met with Bernie Lowe, from Bernie Lowe & Associates, to discuss Tama County’s Health Insurance Plan. 

Benton County has been awarded ‘pass through’ funding by the Iowa Economic Development Authority from the Community Block Grant Program to plan and implement improvements proposed for enhancement of the Middle Cedar Watershed.  Some of these improvements could affect Tama County so the County has been asked to approve the resolution to allow Benton County to oversee these projects.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the following resolution with Benton County:

RESOLUTION 5-15-2017C
RESOLUTION #17-33
JOINT AGENCY AGREEMENT
BY AND BETWEEN BENTON COUNTY, IOWA AND OTHER COUNTIES
POTENTIALLY AFFECTED BY AN IOWA WATERSHED APPROACH PROJECT FUNDED THROUGH A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM ALLOCATION FROM THE CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE (CFDA) # 14.27 UNDER CONTRACT 13-NRDI-002
     WHEREAS, Benton County, has been awarded “pass-through” funding by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to plan and implement improvements proposed for enhancement of the Middle Cedar Watershed; and
     WHEREAS, as grantee, Benton County is designated “Responsible Entity” to ensure compliance with federal provisions stipulated to be invoked by the National Environmental Policy Act, whereby an assessment must be undertaken to determine whether proposed improvements may significantly affect the human environment, and, if necessary, any mitigating actions; and
     WHEREAS, as Responsible Entity, Benton County is likewise lead entity in association with planning and development activities proposed within jurisdiction of the Middle Cedar Watershed subject to environmental review; and
    WHEREAS, other noted watershed counties potentially affected by the project include Buchanan, Black Hawk, Butler, Franklin, Grundy, Linn and Tama; and
     WHEREAS, Benton County may not independently exercise responsibilities required by environmental review on behalf of another county without joint approval through mutual agreement, now therefore,
     BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PARTIES HERETO THAT the Responsible Entity is hereby authorized to determine activities and any mitigating actions to be implemented for watershed improvement(s) within Tama County.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.
Roll call vote:  Vest, aye.  Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye. Resolution passed and approved this 16th day of May, 2016.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, Tama County Auditor.

Michelle Yuska, County Treasurer, asked the Board to abate taxes, penalties and interest on a tax sale deed that was purchased by Jodi Phillip. This would be for Parcel #2018235004, Tax Sale Certificate #14-0190 in the amount of $2,422.00 (Taxes $1,599, Penalty $811, Interest/costs $12).  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve abatement of taxes, penalties and interest/costs for Parcel #2018235004, Tax Sale Certificate #14-0190 in the amount of $2,422.00.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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 11:05 a.m.