Board of Supervisors Minutes
June 8, 2020

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. June 8, 2020 by phone during the COVID-19 crisis due to the fact that the Administration Building is locked to the public without an appointment, all future meetings will be held this way until further notice. To participate in the meeting, you may call 641-484-3980, 641-484-6593 or 641-484-2740 to be put on speaker phone and participate. If there is a public hearing, it will be held with Zoom.  For the Zoom information or if you have something you want to put on the agenda for consideration, please call or email the Auditor’s office:  641-484-2740 lkopsa@tamacounty.org 

Present:  1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the minutes of the June 1st regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to authorize the Project Manager to sign and the Auditor to pay the purchase agreements for the four 911 tower sites.  They have all been signed by the property owners already.   All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board discussed the possibility and options for re-opening the County Administration Building on State Street.  This houses the Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder and Assessor’s offices.  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the following recommendations: 
The Tama County Board of Supervisors has decided to open the County Administration Building by appointment only for a two-week transitional period, starting Monday, June 8th through Monday, June 22nd.   At which time this policy will be reviewed.  Regular office hours will be followed.  During this time, a few additional steps will be introduced: 

  1. Doors are closed to the public.  Conduct business by appointment only.
    1. Upon arrival for a scheduled appointment, call the department for admittance. 
  2. County Treasurer’s drop box will remain available at the building’s south entryway.
  3. Calls are received and screened to determine the service needed. 
  4.  Masks will be worn upon entry.  If you don’t have one, one will be provided.
  5. Recommend using hand sanitizer upon entry and exiting the facility. 

The Tama County Board of Supervisors appreciates everyone’s cooperation and understanding throughout this epidemic and being patient with the employees as we begin to move forward with opening up County facilities. 

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

Chairman Anderson adjourned the meeting at 9:52 a.m.

At 10:00 am, the Supervisors canvassed the Primary Election results from the June 2nd Primary Election.