March 20, 2017
A meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 20th 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 with an addition to the Agenda of discussion with Ringgold County.
Sellers made the motion seconded by Kester to approve the minutes of the March 6, 2017 meeting.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the claims as submitted.
The meeting was opened with a Budget Hearing for FY18. There was no one in attendance to provide public input at the hearing. Auditor Clark stated that the levy has gone down from last year and is at 11.70573. Sellers complemented the department heads on their willingness to cut the fat out of the budget. Sellers made a motion to approve the budget for FY18 and Kester seconded the motion.
Bill Byrns was in attendance to discuss the possibility of Disaster Program Loans through SBA for Seymour area residents. They are checking into combining the total damage amounts in Wayne and Muscatine Counties. He is working to get a total dollar amount of damage in Wayne County and will meet with representatives of SBA on Wednesday. Dave Dotts expressed his sincere thanks for everyone who has helped in the Seymour area since the tornado.
Bonnie Friend presented Resolution 03-02-17 for board approval. This resolution gives approval for her to request grant funding for an outdoor wood furnace and wood splitter from USDA. Sellers made the motion to adopt Resolution 03-02-17 and Dotts seconded the motion. Kester voted nay. Friend also presented Resolution 03-01-17 an updated Resolution pertaining to the allocation of funds received from the RC&D. Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester to adopt Resolution 03-01-17.
Trevor Wolf, County Engineer, discussed approving contracts for box culverts on 140th, 135th, and Vale. Plans are to start on Vale around the 1st of April. The deck has been poured on the bridge on Linden. There will be letting in May for patching. Kester made the motion with a second from Sellers to approve the 3 contracts on 140th, 135th, and Vale. Dotts also expressed his thanks to Wolf and the secondary roads staff for their help with tornado cleanup.
The Board went into Closed Session to discuss personnel. At 9:44 the board ended the closed session and continued their regular board meeting.
Angie Horton, County Recorder, was present to discuss computer problems. The Board instructed her to call Access Systems to check about purchasing another computer at a cost of $1500.
Joe Sutter, Karen Elliott, Marilyn Boggs, Gary Chaplin, Becky Chaplin, and Gerald Chaplin were in attendance to discuss the closing of the road on 245th and Cedar. They had major concerns about safety now that semis must back out onto the highway and cattle must be moved down the highway. They had not seen the public notice in the newspapers about the possibility of closure and now want to know what must be done to reverse that decision. A petition was signed asking that the road be reopened. Sellers, with a second by Kester, made the motion to accept a petition to request reopening the road on 245th. The petition is the first step in the process.
The Board went into Closed Session to discuss personnel.
The Regular Board meeting resumed at 11:02 AM with Amanda Waske, Craig Pennington, Paul Dykstra, Lyle Minnick, and Trevor Wolf in attendance. Sellers made the motion with a second by Kester for Trevor Wolf to provide services to Ringgold County as an Interim Engineer contingent upon talking with Nicole Fox from Iowa Dept. of Transportation at a cost of $2000 per month payable to Wayne County. Ringgold County must also actively continue their search to fill the engineer vacancy in their county.
Kester made a motion with a second by Sellers to table approving the Prescription and Medication Awareness Policy.
The Board discussed their response to the IMWCA findings. Monthly department head meetings will have safety videos including the seat belt policy. The designated physician for the county is South Central Medical Clinic and employees will return to work per physician release.
Kester made the motion with a second by Sellers to adjourn the meeting. The next regular meeting to be held on the 3rd day of April 2017.
David Dotts, Chairperson Denise Becker, Secretary