Board of Supervisors Minutes
March 8, 2021

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. March 8, 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 March 1st regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

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

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the Treasurer’s Semi Annual Report as presented.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to approve the tentative union agreement reached between the County and Teamsters Local 238 (Sheriff’s Office).  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

At 10:00 AM the Board held a public reading/hearing of a change to Ordinance V.1 An Ordinance Relating to Hazardous Substances and Waste Requiring Persons Responsible for the Storing, Handling and Transportation of Such Substances to Clean Up Spills at Their Own Cost, and Providing Remedies for Tama County to Clean Up Such Spills if the Persons Responsible Fail to do so and Providing Penalties for the Violation Thereof.  Most of these are due to updates to the Iowa Code and to reflect that Tama County no longer has an Assistant Emergency Manager.  This would update the language in the ordinance to reflect that.  Chairman Vest opened the public hearing and asked for public comments.  There was a public comment regarding the possibility of an assistant Emergency Manager in the future.  Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to close the hearing at 10:02 am.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the first reading and waive the second and third readings of a change/amend to Ordinance V.1 An Ordinance Relating to Hazardous Substances and Waste Requiring Persons Responsible for the Storing, Handling and Transportation of Such Substances to Clean Up Spills at Their Own Cost, and Providing Remedies for Tama County to Clean Up Such Spills if the Persons Responsible Fail to do so and Providing Penalties for the Violation Thereof and direct the Auditor to publish a summary of the changes made.   All voted aye.  Motion carried.  This Ordinance change shall be in effect after its final passage, approval, and publication as provided by law.  Roll call vote:  Vest, aye.  Faircloth, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Passed and approved this 8th day of March, 2021. Larry Vest, Chairman Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa, Tama County Auditor.

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

Chairman Vest adjourned the meeting at 10:03 a.m.