Board of Supervisors Minutes
May 11, 2020
The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. May 11, 2020 electronically via Zoom. During the COVID-19 crisis, all future meetings will be held this way until further notice. To participate/listen/watch the meeting, you may join through Zoom, Meeting ID: 883 806 335, by phone 1 253 215 8782 US or 1 301 715 8592 US. If you have something you want to put on the agenda for consideration, please call or email the Auditor’s office.
Present via Zoom: 1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.
Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the minutes of the May 4th regular meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried
The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report. He presented a road vacation resolution in Section 9 of Spring Creek Township. He stated that there is no need for a hearing due to the fact that in this case this ROW does not affect the traveled portion of the road. Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION NO. 5-11-2020A
WHERES, Tama County acquired the following portion of road right-of-way by easement in 2015 for a bridge project:
A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ¼ OF THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 85 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE WEST ¼ CORNER OF SAID SECTION 9; THENCE, N0º53’32”W 1174.76’ ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SAID SECTION 9 TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FORMER CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY RAILROAD; THENCE, S77º13’27”E 33.96’ ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF “C” AVENUE, AS PRESENTLY ESTABLISHED AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE, CONTINUING S77º13’27”E 27.79’ ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE, S0º53’32”E 102.91’ TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE FORMER CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY RAILROAD; THENCE, N77º13’27”W 27.79’ ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF “C” AVENUE, AS PRESENTLY ESTABLISHED; THENCE, N0º53’32”W 102.91’ ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, and
WHEREAS, this segment of road right-of-way was not necessary for construction of the bridge, and
WHEREAS, the landowner has requested this parcel to be vacated, and
WHEREAS, Iowa Code 306.11 states a hearing is not required if the proposed vacation is part of a road right-of-way held by easement and will not change the existing traveled portion of the road or deny access to the road by adjoining landowners, and
WHEREAS, this segment of road right-of-way meets these conditions, and
WHEREAS, no objections have been received, either in writing or by persons present, and
WHEREAS, no claims for damages were received,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the aforementioned parcel of property
be ordered vacated and closed.
Roll call vote: Vest, Aye. Jordan, Aye. Anderson, aye. Motion carried. Resolution passed and adopted this 11th day of May, 2020. Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors. Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.
Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the following resolution to transfer funds:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tama County Board of Supervisors approves the transfer of $75,000.00 from the Vienna TIF Fund (0015) to the Debt Service Fund (2100) as requested by the Tama County Auditor.
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye. Anderson, aye. Resolution passed and adopted this 11th day of May 2020. Dan Anderson, Chairman, Board of Supervisors. Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.
There was an informal discussion of starting the process to allow access by the public to Tama County buildings. The Board would like to get input from all department heads regarding this and will place this on their agenda for next week.
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 10:01 a.m.