Board of Supervisors Minutes
November 2, 2020

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. November 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 October 26th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

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

Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to set the canvas for the General Election held on November 3rd for Tuesday November 10th at 8:30 am in the Supervisors meeting room.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Auditor, Laura Kopsa, asked the Board if they would consider raising the hourly amount paid to the elections workers for the upcoming general election to be held on November 3rd.  This is due to the extra work and risk to the workers during this Corona virus epidemic.  She has condensed the precincts down to 11 due to not being able to get enough workers to staff all of the precincts and to limit the amount of workers exposed to the voting public. These workers will be required to perform more duties regarding sanitizing and safety measures for themselves and the public.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Jordan, to allow a one-time $3 increase of hourly pay to the election workers for the general election to be held on November 3rd.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Brent Heeren, County Attorney, was present with Geneva Williams.  He has had a retirement in his office and would like the Board to approve his appointment of Ms. Williams as an Assistant County Attorney.  Motion by Jordan, seconded by Vest to approve the appointment of Geneva Williams as an Assistant Tama County Attorney.  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 9:50 a.m.