Board of Supervisors Minutes
July 1, 2019

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. July 1, 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 June 24th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

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

The Supervisors have received a request from Phyllis Dunlap, Dysart, representing the Iowa Bible Reading Marathon to use the courthouse lawn for a public bible reading on Sunday July 14th in the morning.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the use of the courthouse lawn for the Iowa Bible Reading Marathon on July 14th.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board discussed the need to appoint a budget director due to increased duties with the county budget, part of which include the paperwork and record keeping of the Tax Increment Financing District created with the wind turbines in the County and the upcoming bonding and debt service requirements of the 911/EMA Communications upgrade.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest                   to approve the following resolution to appoint a Budget Director:
RESOLUTION 7-1-2019A
WHEREAS, the Tama County Board of Supervisors requires assistance in preparing the Tama County Budget pursuant to Iowa Code Section 331.434 and;
WHEREAS, the Tama County Board of Supervisors have determined Laura Kopsa, the currently elected Tama County Auditor, has the requisite expertise and experience to assist them with the preparation of the Tama County Budget pursuant to Iowa Code Section 331.434 and other various budgeting duties;
WHEREAS, Laura Kopsa desires to assist the Board of Supervisors in preparing the Tama County budget pursuant to Iowa Code Section 331.434 in return for compensation of $3,500.00;
TEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Tama County Board of Supervisors designate their duties to prepare and adopt a budget pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 331.434 to Laura Kopsa for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and onward.  An amount of $3,500.00 shall be allocated to Laura Kopsa for performing those duties. 
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 1st day of July 2019.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to appoint Todd Kruse, Tama, to the Compensation Board as the Recorder’s representative.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Laura Kopsa, County Auditor, asked the Board to approve a 28E Agreement for the Iowa Precinct Atlas Consortium (IPAC) for new election equipment.  This would be for precinct atlas’ to be used at the voting precincts to check in and register voters at the polls.  This is an item that was approved at budget time for the FY20 Election Budget.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 7-1-2019B
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHAIR TO SIGN THE 28E AGREEMENT FOR
IOWA PRECINCT ATLAS CONSORTIUM
WHEREAS, the purpose of the agreement is to provide an organizational structure to purchase a copyright license for distribution and use of Precinct Atlas within the State of Iowa; and,
WHEREAS, authority for this agreement is contained in Chapter 28E of the Code of Iowa.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Tama County Board of Supervisors to authorize the Chair to sign the 28E Agreement for Iowa Precinct Atlas Consortium.
Resolution adopted this 1st day of July, 2019.
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 1st day of July 2019.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.

The Board met with Brent Heeren, County Attorney, to discuss a possible appeal to a notice of decision, intent to take land into trust received from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs.  There is currently over 6,600 acres in the trust and being in the trust takes the property off of the tax rolls for Tama County resulting in lost tax revenue.  Motion by Vest,   seconded by Anderson to officially appeal putting this property in to trust and to authorize the County Attorney to draft an official appeal to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding placing a parcel known as the Wacha parcel containing 35.17 acres in Section 20, Township 83 North, Range Fifteen in Toledo Township, in to trust.  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 9:56 a.m.