Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 29, 2021

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. March 29, 2021.  Present: 1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Bill Faircloth and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes of the March 22nd 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 contract for resurfacing Hwy E64 to the Supervisors for their approval.  This will be for a 4 mile stretch between Richland Creek and Hwy V18.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to award E-64 resurfacing contract 86-CO86-105 with a bid of $1,588,805.09 to Manatt’s Inc..  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The Board directs Laura Kopsa, Tama County Auditor, to sign the contract documents upon their return from the contractor.

Stephen Mayne and Craig Wise, County Conservation, were present to ask the Board to approve a deposit of $258,887.90 to the LAD (Land Acquisition Account) from the Department of Natural Resources.  This is for 75% cost share with them for Phase I and Phase II of the lake renovation project.  Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to approve a deposit of $258,887.90 to the Land Acquisition Account (LAD) as requested.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

At 10:00 the Board held a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed county budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.  There were no public comments.   Chairman Vest closed the public hearing at 10:02 am.   Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to approve the total amount of property taxes levied of $10,125,615 for the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget and to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 3-29-2021A
The Board of Supervisors of Tama County hereby approves and adopts the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget making the total property taxes levied $10,125,615.  This is using close to the same tax levy rates there that were levied last year.  The Board further notes that the budget was published in official newspapers for Tama County and orders the budget to be certified and filed with/by the Tama County Auditor, as required by law. 
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye.  Faircloth, aye.  Anderson, aye. Resolution adopted this 29th day of March, 2021. Larry Vest, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 3-29-2021B
WHEREAS, the Tama County Compensation Board meets annually to recommend a compensation schedule for elected officials for the fiscal year immediately following, in accordance with Iowa Code Chapters 331.905 and 331.907, and
WHEREAS, the Tama County Compensation Board met on December 7, 2020, and made the following salary recommendations for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 20­21:
 
 Elected Official          Current Salary          Proposed Increase                                Recommended Salary
    Auditor                                 $60,452                             3.0%                                            $62,266
    County Attorney              $91,604                             3.0%                                            $94,352
    Recorder                             $60,287                             3.0%                                            $62,096          
    Sheriff                                  $77,229                             3.0%                                            $79,546
    Supervisors                        $31,730                             3.0%                                            $32,682
    Treasurer                            $60,370                             3.0%                                            $62,182
WHEREAS, on December 21, 2020 the Board of Supervisors met and approved the Compensation Board’s recommendations as presented.  
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Tama County Board of Supervisors approves the following salary adjustments for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021:
Elected Official                      Approved Salary           Approved Increase     
    Auditor                                 $62,266                             3.0%                                           
    County Attorney              $94,352                             3.0%                                           
    Recorder                             $62,096                             3.0%                                                     
    Sheriff                                  $79,546                             3.0%                                           
    Supervisors                        $32,682                             3.0%                                           
    Treasurer                            $62,182                             3.0%
Roll call vote:  Vest, Aye.  Faircloth, Aye.  Anderson, aye. Motion carried.  Resolution passed and adopted this 29th day of March, 2021.  Larry Vest Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, County Auditor. 

The Board discussed a discount in rent of $200 for the Tama County pasture land if the current renters choose to clean up Derecho debris.

The Board visited with Lori Johnson, Public Health, about a 28D Agreement between Iowa County Public Health and Tama County Public Health for Interim Sanitarian Services, due to the resignation of the Tama County Sanitarian.  The Board of Health has approved this.  The Department of Natural Resources recommended Iowa County.  There was discussion as to whether other bordering counties were looked at for this agreement.  No action taken.

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 10:37 a.m.