March 6, 2017
A meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 6th day of March, 2017, in the Board Room of the Wayne County Courthouse, Corydon, Iowa, pursuant to notice duly given in compliance with Iowa Code Section 21.4. The Board noted due notice of meeting subject to said Code Section.
Present were David Dotts, Duffy Kester, John Sellers, members of the Board of Supervisors.
Unless otherwise noted, all motions were approved unanimously.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the Agenda.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the minutes of the Feb. 21, 2017 meeting.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the claims as submitted.
Jack Reed, Iowa Negotiation & Consulting Services, LLC., was present to discuss the renewal of his service agreement with Wayne County. Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to renew the agreement for a 3-year period at a cost of $345.00 per month. This is an increase of $75 per month. Reed also discussed interpretations of the new collective bargaining law. He instructed the supervisors that there are many areas that will need to be clarified and may need interpretations from the court before we clearly know what they mean. Reed also recommended that language be added to the Wayne County Handbook to address “Prescription and Medication Awareness”. Addition of this language may help to relieve the county from liabilities resulting from an accident which may have been caused by medication. The Board needs time to read this policy before adoption.
Denise Hook, Sue Darrah, and Cindy Shelley were present to discuss Wayne County’s continued sponsorship of the Prairie Trails Wellness Center. In the one year that Wayne County has sponsored the Wellness Center, 23.5% of county employees have used the center. Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to continue Wayne County’s Corporate Sponsorship of the Prairie Trails Wellness Center at a cost of $6300.00.
Mendy Middlebrook addressed the board to ask that they sign Resolution 02-04-17 – “Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails”. Kester stated that he feels that the Wayne County Sheriff’s office and those who work with mental health in our region are doing a good job of providing for individuals when resources have been lacking. Kester made the motion with a second by Sellers to approve Resolution 02-04-17.
Bill Byrns was present to discuss repairs that are needed for a generator at the Corydon Fire Station. $400 is needed for a fuel pump and funds are not available. The Supervisors agreed that they would give at least a portion of the money needed, but want a 28E agreement with the City of Corydon so that the County could use the generator if needed. Byrns plans to visit with City Hall to see how to proceed. Byrns also discussed the final payment to Chariton Valley Planning and Development for work on the Hazard Mitigation Grant. There was some confusion by the state contact on the invoice. Supervisors asked Byrns to have Chariton Valley Planning and Development send another invoice with more details.
Bonnie Friend was present to discuss Resolution 02-05-17 – Funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. She was asking for support from Wayne County Supervisors to show support that would encourage the Iowa Legislature to develop and pass legislation that Funds the Trust Fund in 2017. Sellers made the motion with a second from Kester to approve Resolution 02-05-17.
Trevor Wolf, County Engineer, was present to discuss three upcoming projects that will start this summer with the first project to be on Vale. There was some discussion on signs that need replaced as well as repairing the drop off on S40 and other roads in the county.
Kim Swearingin, Treasurer, was present to discuss tax abatements for 3 parcels in Seymour. Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to take no action on Parcel # 12140H427008 and Parcel # 12140H427009 because of the Attorney General’s opinion. Kester made the motion with a second by Sellers to abate the taxes on Parcel # 12140F327003 at 1003 Strome St. in Seymour in the amount of $310. This is an abandoned property that was court ordered to the City of Seymour. Swearingin also discussed a Request for Assignment of Certificate for Parcel #12130E302002. She has an individual who had inquired about this parcel and is willing to pay the $566.04 in taxes and fees for this property. Kester made the motion with a second by Sellers to approve this Request for Assignment of Certificate for Parcel #12130E302002.
Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester for the County to take deed of properties that the 90 day letters have been sent.
Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to table the discussion on the use of the Courthouse Meeting Room.
Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to approve an agreement with Access Systems to begin immediately with funds for this project coming out of data processing.
Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to adjourn the meeting.
There being no further business the Board recessed until the next regular meeting to be held on the 20th day of March, 2017.
David Dotts, Chairperson Denise Becker, Secretary