Board of Supervisors Minutes
September 3, 2019

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. September 3, 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 August 26th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the Annual Urban Renewal Report for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 as presented by the Auditor.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to issue a national voter registration month proclamation as follows:
National Voter Registration Month Proclamation
OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION BY THE TAMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
WHEREAS, registering to vote empowers eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on Election Day; and
WHEREAS, this year is the centennial celebration of women gaining the right to vote through the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and
WHEREAS, one of the leaders of the women’s suffrage movement was Iowan Carrie Chapman Catt; and
WHEREAS, Iowa is one of the nation’s leaders in voter registration and voter participation, with more than two-million residents currently registered to vote, making up 90 percent of the eligible population; and
WHEREAS, 17-year-olds are now eligible to register to vote so they can participate in Iowa’s primary elections; and
WHEREAS, the voter registration process in Iowa is easier and more convenient than ever before, with online voter registration, Election Day registration, and applications available through government agencies across the state; and
WHEREAS, the State of Iowa’s online voter registration system enables citizens to register to vote and update their registration status quickly and easily, any time of day; and
WHEREAS, we encourage all interested citizens and all appropriate media outlets and civic organizations to participate in this non-partisan voter registration awareness campaign to encourage the maximum participation of qualified voters in Iowa. 
NOW, THEREFORE, the Tama County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim September 2019 as National Voter Registration Month and Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 as National Voter Registration Day.
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 9:48 a.m.