Board of Supervisors Minutes
June 1, 2021

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. June 1, 2021.  Present: 1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Bill Faircloth and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the minutes of the May 24th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report.
The Engineer also asked the Supervisors to approve temporary changes to the Local No. 886 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (representing the Secondary Road Employees) Union Agreement regarding summer hours.  Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to make the following temporary changes to the Local No. 886 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Union Agreement:
The Tama County Board of Supervisors and Local No. 886, United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (the Union representing the Secondary Road Employees, or UE for short) agree to temporary changes to the Bargaining Agreement as follows:

  1. Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, the work week will be Monday thru Thursday from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
  2. Overtime will be paid after ten hours.
  3. A full day of leave taken by employees will consume 10 hours from the appropriate leave balance. A day of Funeral Leave or a Floating Holiday will still be considered as 8 hours. Other appropriate types of leave may be used in conjunction with Funeral Leave or Floating Holiday to complete the 10-hour day.
  4. During the week of the July 4th holiday employees shall work three (3) days for ten (10) hours and will use two (2) hours of either vacation or compensatory time. Employees will also be allowed the option of receiving no pay for the two (2) hours.
  5. Normal hours of Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm will resume on Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labor Day).
  6. The following classification will be excluded from this change:

All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Todd Apfel, Zoning Director, presented a Flood Plain Development Permit from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for modification of the Otter Creek Dam to install a drawdown pipe in accordance with the approved engineering plans.  This is for the Otter Creek Lake restoration.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to accept the Flood Plain permit for the Otter Creek Lake restoration project from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
Mr. Apfel also discussed amending the Flood Plain Management Ordinance No. VI.4.This ordinance is a special-purpose zoning ordinance established under authority of Chapter 335 of the Iowa Code (county zoning). The ordinance establishes zoning districts for the flood hazard areas within the community as identified by the FIS and regulates development only in those floodplain zones. The provisions of this ordinance can also be incorporated into an existing zoning ordinance by establishing the floodplain zones as overlay districts. The standards for floodplain development would then be in addition to the requirements of the primary or underlying zoning district.  FEMA has updated the flood plain maps and they will be available September 7th.  Also, the Hazard Mitigation Plan is in the process of being updated and will apply to this ordinance.  Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to set the first reading of an amendment to Ordinance No. VI.4 Flood Plain Management Ordinance at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 21st, with the 2nd and 3rd readings set for 10:00 am on Monday, June 28th and Tuesday July 6th, during the Supervisors’ regular meetings to consider amending said Ordinance.  All Voted Aye.  Motion Carried.

Motion by Anderson seconded by Faircloth to approve the claims for payment as presented.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairman Vest adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.