Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 4, 2019

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. March 4, 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 February 25th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report.  He presented Iowa DOT agreements for county bridge federal aid swap funding to be signed.  Motion by Vest seconded by Anderson to approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement #1-18-HBP-SWAP-014 and Agreement #1-18-HBP-SWAP-015 for county bridge funding.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the Liquor License for John Ernest Distillery.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Michelle Yuska, Tama Co Treasurer, requested to raise the depository limit for Midwest One Bank, Conrad, to $5,000,000.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to raise the limit.  All voted aye. Motion carried.

The Board met with Bernie Lowe and Jane Underwood, from Bernie Lowe & Associates, to get an update on the health insurance plan.

Bob Etzel, Tama County Conservation, requested to deposit memorial donations in honor of Richard Beecher, longtime Conservation Board member in the LAD account. Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the deposit of $220.00 into the LAD account.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board met with Jeff Heil, Northland Securities, to discuss budgeting for a debt service levy for the upcoming 911/Communications project for FY20.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION #3-4-2019A
Resolution  providing for the levy of taxes
WHEREAS, Sections 331.402 and 331.441 of the Code of Iowa authorize counties  to enter into loan agreements and borrow money for the purpose of paying the cost of acquisition of emergency services communication equipment; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Tama County, Iowa (the “County”), has proposed 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 purpose of paying the costs, to that extent, of financing the acquisition of emergency services communication equipment, and has published a notice and held a hearing on that proposal; and

WHEREAS, the Board has also determined to issue General Obligation Emergency Services Communication Equipment Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $6,750,000 (the “Bonds”) in the future in evidence of the obligation of the County under that loan agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Board has been advised that, because principal and interest will come due on the Bonds before June 30, 2020, it is necessary for the Board to make provision for the levy of a debt service property tax to be collected in the fiscal year that will begin July 1, 2019 for the payment of such principal and interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa, as follows:
Section 1.        For the purpose of providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds, there is hereby ordered levied on all the taxable property in the County a direct annual tax for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, sufficient to produce the amount of $390,409.
Section 2.        A certified copy of this resolution shall be filed with the County Auditor, and the County Auditor is hereby instructed to enter for collection and assess the tax hereby authorized.  When entering such taxes for collection, the County Auditor shall include the same as a part of the tax levy for Debt Service Fund purposes of the County and when collected, the proceeds of the taxes shall be converted into the Debt Service Fund of the County and set aside therein as a special account to be used solely and only for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds.
Section 3.        All resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Roll call vote:  Vest, Aye.   Jordan, Aye.  Anderson, aye. Motion carried.  Resolution passed and adopted this 4th day of March, 2019.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

The Board met with RACOM to look over and approve the System Purchase Contract for the upcoming 911/Communications upgrade.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve and authorize the Chair to sign the contract with RACOM, Marshalltown.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

Chairman Jordan adjourned the meeting at 10:55 a.m.