Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 2, 2020

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. March 2, 2020.  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 February 24th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

The Board met with Jeff Heil, Northland Securities, to discuss setting a hearing for a General Obligation Refunding Loan Agreement for the purpose of refunding the outstanding balance of the County’s General Obligation Urban Renewal County Purpose Bonds, Series 2013A.  This will allow for the County to get a lower interest rate on the bonds they already have.   Motion by Jordan,                      seconded by Vest to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 3-2-2020A
Resolution to fix a date for a public hearing on a General Obligation Refunding Loan Agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $6,000,000
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) of Tama County, Iowa (the “County”), has previously issued $7,450,000 General Obligation Urban Renewal County Purpose Bonds, Series 2013A (the “Series 2013A Bonds”); and
WHEREAS, in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the Series 2013A Bonds, the County reserved the right to call for payment prior to maturity any or all of the Series 2013A Bonds maturing after June 1, 2020 (the “Callable Series 2013A Bonds”); and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to fix a date of meeting of the Board at which it is proposed to take action to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) in an amount not to exceed $6,000,000 for the purpose of refunding a portion of the Callable Series 2013A Bonds as of June 1, 2020, and to give notice thereof as required by law;
NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa, as follows:
Section 1.        This Board shall meet on March 16, 2020, at the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, County Administration Building, Toledo, Iowa, at 10:00 a.m., at which time and place a hearing will be held and proceedings will be instituted and action taken to enter into the Loan Agreement.
Section 2.        The County Auditor is hereby directed to give notice of the proposed action on the Loan Agreement, setting forth the amount and purpose thereof, the time when and place where the said meeting will be held, by publication at least once and not less than 4 nor more than 20 days before the meeting, in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the County.
The notice shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE
PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT
IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,000,000
(GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING)
The Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa (the “Board”) will meet on March 16, 2020, at the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, County Administration Building, Toledo,  Iowa, at 10:00 a.m., for the purpose of holding a hearing and taking action to enter into a loan agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) in an amount not to exceed $6,000,000, for the purpose of  refunding a portion of the outstanding balance of the County’s  General Obligation Urban Renewal County Purpose Bonds, Series 2013A.

The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to authority contained in Sections 331.402 and 331.441 of the Code of Iowa.  The Loan Agreement will constitute a general obligation of the County.

At the time and place of the hearing, oral or written objections may be filed or made to the proposal to enter into the Loan Agreement.  After the hearing, the Board may take action to enter into the Loan Agreement, in which case, the decision will be final unless appealed to the District Court within fifteen (15) days thereafter.
By order of the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.
Section 3.        All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Passed and approved March 2, 2020.
Roll call vote:  Vest, Aye.   Jordan, Aye.  Anderson, aye. Motion carried.  Resolution passed and adopted this 2nd day of March, 2020.  Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

The Board met with John Kavalier, President of the Toledo Community Development Inc., to discuss the possible abatement of taxes on 3 properties on High Street in Toledo.  The mission of the development organization is to improve the City of Toledo.  These properties have been abandoned and derelict.  There are delinquent taxes on two of the properties along with a tax sale certificate.  The development group would like to acquire the properties and remove the buildings so the lots can be developed.  Mr. Kavalier is before the Board today to see if they would be receptive to abating the delinquent taxes and the tax sale certificate on these properties if the group did acquire them.  The Supervisors agreed that they would be receptive to this and to come back before them if the properties are acquired.  No action taken.

Wesley Ray, Assessor, was present to ask the Board to disallow homestead credit on a property at 113 Johnston Street, Gladbrook.  The owner, John Stevens, has abandoned the property so it is no longer qualified for homestead credit.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to disallow homestead credit on Parcel 05-09-334-009 in Gladbrook owned by John Stevens due to failure to meet the qualifications for the credit.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to set the canvas for the South Tama School district Special Election for 8:45 am Monday March 9th in the Supervisors meeting room.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the Veterans Affairs Quarterly Report.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the Traer Golf & Country Club liquor license.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

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

Chairman Anderson adjourned the meeting at 10:27 a.m.