Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 2, 2020
Organizational Meeting

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m., January 2, 2020, for the annual reorganization meeting.  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 December 30th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Chairman Kendall Jordan asked for nominations for Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the Board of Supervisors in the year 2020. Larry Vest nominated Dan Anderson for Chairman, seconded by Kendall Jordan.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.   Kendall Jordan nominated Larry Vest for Vice-Chairman, seconded by Anderson.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to authorize the County Auditor to pay postage, express freight, wages and salaries prior to being audited by the Board of Supervisors.  All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest that the County Auditor be authorized to pay all claims as signed by a majority of the Board of Supervisors in 2020.  All voted Aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan that the following newspapers be designated official newspapers for Tama County for the year 2020: Tama News Herald, Tama; Traer Star Clipper, Traer.  All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest that the following resolution concerning the Secondary Road Department be adopted:
RESOLUTION # 1-2-2020A
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE RESOLUTION.
WHEREAS, Section 306.41 of the Code of Iowa, provided that "The Agency having jurisdiction and control over any highway in the state, or the chief engineer of said agency when delegated by such agency, may temporarily close sections of a highway by formal resolution entered upon the minutes of such agency when reasonably necessary because of construction, reconstruction, maintenance or natural disaster and shall cause to be erected ROAD CLOSED signs and partial or total barricades in the roadway at each end of the closed highway section and on the closed highway where that highway is intersected by other highways if such intersection remains open.  Any numbered road closed for over forty‑eight hours shall have a designated detour route.  The agency having jurisdiction over a section of highway closed in accordance with the provisions of this section, or the persons or contractors employed to carry out the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of the closed section of highway, shall not be liable for any damages to any vehicle that enters the closed section of highway or the contents of such vehicle or for any injuries to any person that enters the closed section of highway, unless the damages are caused by gross negligence of the agency or contractor.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Tama County Board of Supervisors that the County Engineer be authorized to close Tama County Secondary Roads as necessary with the actual dates of closure to be determined by the County Engineer as follows:
                1. For Construction: Any project as described in the approved "Tama County Secondary Road Construction Program" for the year 2020 and any approved supplements thereto.
                2. For Emergency Closure of any road for maintenance purposes: Any route deemed necessary by the County Engineer.
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 2nd day of January, 2020.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the following depository resolution:
RESOLUTION 1-2-2020B
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tama County Board of Supervisors hereby resolves to authorize the County Treasurer to deposit county funds in the following banks and set the amount as follows:
Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust, Des Moines           4,000,000
State Bank of Toledo, Toledo                                                 14,000,000
Dysart State Bank, Dysart                                                             2,000,000
Chelsea Savings Bank, Belle Plaine, Clutier, Traer               2,000,000
Lincoln Savings Bank                                                                  14,000,000
Great Western Bank, Gladbrook                                               3,000,000
United Bank & Trust, Marshalltown                                         3,000,000
MidWest One, Conrad                                                                   5,000,000
Northeast Security Bank, NSB    , Dysart                 5,000,000
Roll Call Vote:  Vest, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 2nd day of January, 2020.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest that the following banks be designated as depositories for 2020 as follows: 
                County Auditor $20,000                 State Bank of Toledo
                County Recorder              $125,000                              State Bank of Toledo
                County Sheriff                   $200,000                              State Bank of Toledo
                County Sheriff                   $10,000                 Farmer's Savings Bank, Traer
County Sheriff   $10,000                 Great Western Bank, Gladbrook
County Sheriff                   $25,000                 Lincoln Savings Bank, Tama
All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

The Chairman of the Tama County Board of Supervisors made the following appointments for 2020:
County Buildings                                                                                                              Board
Decat Executive Board (DHS)                                                                                      Dan Anderson
DHS Advisory Board                                                                                                        Dan Anderson
County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)                                               Kendall Jordan
Tama County Economic Development Commission                                          Board
Early Childhood Iowa                                                                                                      Larry Vest,
Alternate Kendall Jordan
Farm Administration, County Farm Rental                                                            Kendall Jordan
Livestock Evaluation                                                                                                       Dan Anderson
                                                                                                                                                Alternate:  Kendall Jordan
Board of Health Services                                                                                               Larry Vest,
Alternate Kendall Jordan
Health Insurance - Contact Person for    Insurance Information                   Tammy Wise
Heartland Insurance Coordinator                                                                              Tammy Wise
Heartland Risk Pool Ins., County Trustee                                                               Larry Vest
Heartland Insurance, Alternate Trustee                                                                 Kendall Jordan
6th Judicial District                                                                                                           Dan Anderson
Tama County Day Care (dba Kids Corner Daycare, Inc.)                                   Kendall Jordan
and Dan Anderson
Northeast Iowa Response Group (NIRG)                                                              Kendall Jordan
                                                                                                                                                Alternate Larry Vest
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEIAAA)                                               Dan Anderson
R. C. & D. Commission (D.N.R. & U.S. Fish & Wildlife)                       Kendall Jordan
Region VI Planning Commission                                                                 Kendall Jordan
Safety Coordinators - Risk Pool Insurance                                                             Lyle Brehm, Engineer
                                                                                                                                                Tim Dolezal, Doug Carlson
                                                                                                                                                Craig Wise, Dave Sherwood
                                                                                                                                                Laura Kopsa, Mindy Benson
                                                                                                                                                Dirk Henle, Maint. Supervisor
ADA Coordinator                                                                                                              Dirk Henle, Maint. Supervisor
SATUCI                                                                                                                 Dan Anderson

Workforce Development                                                                                             Kendall Jordan
Central Iowa Juvenile Detention                                                                               Larry Vest, Alternate Kendall Jordan
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)                                      Board
Landfill Commission                                                                                                        Board
County Social Services Region (CSS)                                                                     Larry Vest
Alternate Kendall Jordan
It is further agreed if for any reason the Chairman is unable to act, the other members of the Board of Supervisors may act in his behalf.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to appoint the following:
                                County Engineer                                              Lyle Brehm, County Engineer                                                                     Medical Examiner                                            Dr. David Bethel, M.D.
                                Deputy Medical Examiner                            VACANT
                                Medical Examiner Investigator   Brian Ellenbecker, Tama
                                                                                                                Greg Johnson, Toledo EMS
                                                                                                                Bruce McEltree, Toledo
                                                                                                                DalLynn McEltree, Toledo
                                                                                                                Bruce Rhodes, Chelsea
                                Relief Director & Veterans Affairs             Elizabeth Ledvina
                                Weed Commissioner                                      Dirk Henle
                                Zoning Administrator                                     Todd Apfel
All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to set the following days the County Offices will be closed in 2020 to observe the following holidays:
                Presidents’ Day                Monday, February 17
                Good Friday                                       Friday, April 10
                Memorial Day                                    Monday, May 25
                July 4th                                                  Friday, July 3
                Labor Day                                            Monday, September 7
                Veterans Day                                     Wednesday, November 11
                Thanksgiving                                      Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27
                Christmas Eve                                    Thursday, December 24
                Christmas Day                   Friday, December 25
                New Year Day                                    Friday, January 1
All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded byJordan to set the regular meeting day for every Monday at 9:30 a.m., unless changed for some reason.  All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the 2020 Tama County Compensation Commission for Condemnation Proceedings as follows:
2020 Tama County Compensation Commission for Condemnation Proceedings
(Not less than 28 residents, equally divided into four areas)
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALES PERSONS

1.  Marvin Boldt, 109 Levering Street  Traer, 50675

2.  Harlan Dirks, 1008 Prospect Dr., Toledo 52342

3.  VACANT
4.  Jamie Howard, 2371 130th Street, Traer, IA 50675
5.  Jason Lekin, 110 Columbian Court, Toledo 52342
6.  Julie Elliott, P.O. Box 105, Dysart 52224
7.  David Dirks, 1008 Prospect Drive, Toledo, 52342
8.  VACANT
9.  Byron Witt, 111 E High St., Toledo 52342
10. Rob Wobeter, 221 W. High St., Toledo 52342

FARM OWNER OPERATORS

1.  VACANT
2   VACANT. 
3.  Rod Richardson, 1731 370th St., Tama, 52339
4.  Rick Hopper  2381 300th Street  Toledo  52342
5.  VACANT
6.  LeRoy Hoskey3143 350th St., Chelsea 52215
7.  Richard Krafka, 2064 X Ave., Dysart 52224
8.  Mark Volkens, 1218 G Ave., Gladbrook 50635
9.  VACANT
10. Dennis Wobeter  2528 Hwy E43  Toledo  52342

OWNERS OF TOWN PROPERTY

1.  Jay Whannel, 508 6th St., Traer 50675
2.  Larry Frese, 108 Jacobs St., Chelsea, 52215
3.  Rita Cranston, 802 Iowa Street, Dysart, IA 52224
4.  Charles Bearden, 705 Washington St., Gladbrook 50635
5.  Chester Bearden, 204 W. Madison St., Toledo 52342
6.  Galen Musgrave, 105 N. County Road, Toledo 52342
7.  Joe Boll, W. Summit St., Toledo 52342
8.  Elmer Chalupsky, 205 5th Ave., Elberon 52225
9. Mike Pieper, 1902 State St., Tama 52339

PEOPLE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF REAL ESTATE VALUES

1.  Loren D. Lorenzen, 1428 T Ave., Traer 50675
2.  Keith Sash  301 West 1st Street  Gladbrook  50635
3.  Rick Krug, P.O. Box 361, Dysart 52224
4.  VACANT
5.  Steven Baumeier, 1252 Hwy 96, Gladbrook 50635
6.  Kevin Eikamp, 905 Jefferson, Dysart 52224
7.  Jim Novotny, 1797 360th Street, Tama  52339
8.  Jake Jacobsen,  Hwy 63 S, Toledo 52342
9.  Stan Upah, 2248 310th Street, Toledo 52342

All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the following resolution for construction evaluation relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure:
RESOLUTION #1-2-2020C
CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and

WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure; and
WHEREAS,  by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and

WHEREAS,  the Board of Supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF TAMA COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3). 
Roll call vote:  Vest, Aye.   Anderson, aye. Motion carried.  Resolution passed and adopted this 2nd day of January, 2020.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to accept the County Department Heads appointments of staff in their offices.  All voted Aye.  Motion carried.

 

There was discussion of the Compensation Board’s recommendation for salaries for elected officials.  Their recommendation was 3.0% for all elected officials.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to accept the Compensation Board recommendation for the Attorney, Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff and Treasurer at 3%.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to reduce the 3% recommendation for the Supervisors by 66.6% making their increase 2%.   All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board met with Bob Lincoln, County Social Services, for his annual meeting with the County.  The discussion included the FY19 Annual Report, FY21 MHDS per capita levy request of $34.00 per capita, presentation of the 5 year strategic plan, an update of local services and time for feedback and public comment. 

Chairman Anderson adjourned the meeting 11:45 a.m.