Board of Supervisors Minutes
November 16, 2020

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. November 16, 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 

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. November 16, 2020.  Present:  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 November 9th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report.

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 torn down by the City of Toledo after the Derecho storm in August.  There are delinquent taxes on two of the properties along with a tax sale certificate.  The development group has now acquired the properties.  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.  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to abate the delinquent taxes, interest, penalties and tax sale certificate #16-0199 on Parcels 1415455007 in the amount of $2,157.00, Parcel 1415455008 in the amount of $8,602.00 and Parcel 1415455024 in the amount of $1,918.00 for a total of $12,677.00.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Todd Apfel, Zoning Administrator, was present to ask the Board to approve a Waiver of Separation Distance for a Livestock Confinement Facility for Bro Ag, LLC located at 3330 C Avenue, Montour.  The proposed expansion will not infringe on the Tama County set-back of 50 feet.  Therefore, the Tama County Planning & Zoning Administrator along with the Public Environmental Health Administrator, have inspected the property under request and are recommending approval of the waiver.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordon to approve the Waiver of Separation Distance for a Livestock Confinement Facility for Bro Ag, LLC at 3330 C Avenue Montour.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to appoint Kendal Jordan as project manager for the 911 radio tower project until completion.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Jeremy Cremeans, 911 Director, was present to ask the Board to make some changes/updates to Ordinance No. IV.5 Uniform Rural Address System of Tama County, Iowa.  Most of these are due to the separation of the 911 and EMA offices and duties and to update the language in the ordinance to reflect that.  Copies of the ordinance with the proposed changes are available at the Tama County Auditor’s Office.  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to set public hearings/readings of these changes for December 14, 2020 at 10:00 am.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board discussed the status of the Administration Building due to COVID concerns.  The Administration Building has been open with limited access to the public the last two weeks due to COVID concerns.  It was decided that it will remain open with limited access this week.  Staff will still be in place.  It is posted on the doors to call the office you have business with and they will try to accommodate you as best they can.  The Department Heads in the administration building have agreed to opening the building to the public on Monday November 23rd. 

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 10:13 a.m.