Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 7, 2019

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. January 7, 2019.  Present:  1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the minutes of the January 2nd organizational meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board met with Les Koch representing the Tama County Compensation Board.  This board meets, discusses and recommends compensation for the elected officials of the county. Each elected official designates someone to represent them on this board, with the supervisors having 2 representatives.   The Compensation Board met December 11th and their recommendation for elected officials for the upcoming fiscal year is a 2% increase for all elected officials.  Motion by Vest seconded by Anderson to accept the compensation board’s recommendation of a 2% increase for all elected officials.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the following resolution to set a public hearing for a possible 911/communications upgrade and the financing of the project: 
RESOLUTION NO. 1-7-2019A
Resolution to fix a date for a public hearing on a General Obligation Loan Agreement for Emergency Services Communication Equipment
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa (the “County”), proposes to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) in a principal amount not to exceed $6,750,000, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 331.402 and 331.441 of the Code of Iowa, for the essential county purpose of acquiring emergency services communication equipment; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to fix a date of meeting of the Board at which it is proposed to hold a hearing and take action to enter into the Loan Agreement and to give notice thereof as required by law;
NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa, as follows:
Section 1.        This Board shall meet on the 21st day of January, 2019, at the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, County Administration Building, Toledo, Iowa, at 10:00 a.m., at which time and place a hearing will be held and proceedings will be instituted and action taken to enter into the Loan Agreement.
Section 2.        The County Auditor is hereby directed to give notice of the proposed action on the Loan Agreement, setting forth the amount and purpose thereof, the time when and place where the said meeting will be held, by publication at least once and not less than 4 nor more than 20 days before the meeting, in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County, in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF PROPOSED HEARING ON LOAN AGREEMENT
IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,750,000
(General Obligation Emergency Services Communication Equipment)
The Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa, will meet on the 21st day of January, 2019, at the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, County Administration Building, Toledo, Iowa, at 10:00 a.m., for the purpose of holding a hearing and taking action to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) in a principal amount not to exceed $6,750,000 for the essential county purpose of acquiring emergency services communication equipment.
The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to authority contained in Sections 331.402 and 331.441 of the Code of Iowa.  The Loan Agreement will constitute a general obligation of the County.
At that time and place, oral or written objections may be filed or made to the proposal to enter into the Loan Agreement.  After receiving objections, the County may determine to enter into the Loan Agreement, in which case, the decision will be final unless appealed to the District Court within fifteen (15) days thereafter.
By order of the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa.
Laura Kopsa
County Auditor
Section 3.        All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Roll call vote:  Vest, Aye.   Anderson, aye. Motion carried.  Resolution passed and adopted this 7th day of January, 2019.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve signing a letter of engagement with Northland Securities, Jeff Heil, to assist in the possibility of bonding for a 911 radio/communications replacement project.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

Chairman Jordan adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.

At 10:00 the Board held a work session with legislators Dean Fisher and Jeff Edler to discuss issues with law enforcement on the Settlement and funding issues for 911/EMA radios.  Also present was Sheriff Kucera.