Board of Supervisors Minutes
August 6, 2018

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. August 6, 2018.  Present:  1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Jordan to approve the minutes of the July 30th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board has received notice from the United States of the Interior that the Sac & Fox Tribe have filed an application to have 34.5 acres in Section 20 of Toledo Township put into trust.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Jordan to send letters to the Department of the Interior and local state representatives and senators expressing the County’s opposition to taking this land out of taxation.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Anderson to approve a letter to go out to the county farm and pasture tenants to terminate their contracts.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board has received notification of an application for a new confinement feeding program for WFC Farms, LLC, Hatcher Finisher Farm in Section 30 of Lincoln Township.  Upon further notification from the DNR a notice will be published and there will be a 10 day window for comments to be heard from the public regarding this. 

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Anderson to approve the following resolution as presented by Marty Wymore, Region 6 Planning Commission:
RESOLUTION NO. 8-6-2018A
A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE REGION 6 HOUSING TRUST FUND
TAMA COUNTY CASH CONTRIBUTION
Whereas the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund can annually apply for approximately $268,579 of Iowa Finance Authority State Housing Trust Funds if the trust fund secures $67,145 of local contributions, and
Whereas the per capita state share for Tama County is $50,305 if $12,576 of local assistance is secured, and
Whereas the housing trust fund from 2015 to current has expended $248,528 in Tama County – slightly more than a per capita split (+49,984) and the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund board has put together a policy to average out the per capita split over a 3-4 time period, and
Whereas the housing trust fund continues to seek applications for owner occupied housing improvements across the region which will be prioritized based upon housing needs, and
Whereas all the applicants must have annual incomes under 80% of the county median as determined by HUD.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF TAMA COUNTY:
Section 1: Tama County will provide $12,576 of cash assistance in FY 2019/2020.
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 6th day of August 2018.  Larry Vest, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa County Auditor.
Motion by Jordan, seconded by Anderson to approve the claims for payment as presented.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairman Vest adjourned the meeting at 10:17 a.m.