November 14, 2016
A meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 14th day of November 2016, in the Board Room of the Wayne County Courthouse, Corydon, Iowa, pursuant to notice of meeting subject to 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.
Sellers made the motion, seconded by Dotts to approve the Agenda.
Dotts made the motion, seconded by Sellers to approve the minutes of the October 24, 2016, meeting.
Sellers made the motion, seconded by Dotts to approve the claims as submitted.
The Board conducted the Official Canvass of the General Election held in Wayne County on the 8th day of November 2016, and reported the following:
For President/Vice President Votes For United State Senator Votes
Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine 719 Patty Judge 645
Donald J Trump/Michael R Pence 2069 Charles E Grassley 2195
Gary Johnson/Bill Weld 78 Charles Aldrich 56
Lynn Kahn/Jay Stolba 4 Jim Hennager 28
Darrell L Castle/Scott N Bradley 10 Michael Luck-Trams 4
Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka 17 Scattering 1
Dan R Vacek/Mark G Elworth 3
Gloria LaRiva/Dennis J Banks 0 For United States Representative District #2
Rocky Roquw DeLaFuente/ Christopher Peters 1687
Michael Steinberg 1 Dave Loebsack 1135
Evan McMullin/Nathan Johnson 20 Scattering 3
For State Senator District #14 For State Representative District #14
Amy Sinclair 2422 Richard Higdon 603
Ruth Smith 373 Joel Fry 2215
Scattering 5 Scattering 1
For Board of Supervisors For County Auditor
Caleb Housh 905 Michelle Dooley 836
Duffy Kester 1399 Tammy Clark 2046
Billy Joe Alley 603 Scattering 5
For County Sheriff For County Hospital Trustee
Keith Davis 2652 Darrell Cook 1751
Scattering 33 Jill Tueth 1864
Scattering Scattering 28
For County Soil & Water For County Agricultural Extension Council
Ralph Alshouse 1635 Kari Dodson 1785
Gene Gibbs 1724 Melissa Davis Dyer 1691
John Sellers Jr 1846 Patty Jones 1571
Scattering 32 Daniel R Rockhold 1674
Scattering Scattering 29
For Benton Township Trustee For Clay Township Trustee
Scattering 8 Dan May 8
Scattering Scattering 8
For Clinton Township Trustee For Corydon Township Trustee
Jerry Clow 3 Gary Henderson 107
Scattering 7 Scattering 0
For Grand River Township Clerk For Howard Township Trustee
Doyle Ellis 1 Scattering 5
For Jackson Township Trustee For Jefferson Township Trustee
Nicky Sulser 63 Milo Bettis 46
Scattering 0 Scattering 3
For Monroe Township Trustee For Richman Township Trustee
Larry Lutz 23 Jerold L Sheets 69
Scattering 0 Scattering 1
For South Fork Township Trustee For Union Township Trustee
Robert DeVore 97 Mark Brown 5
Scattering 4 Scattering 3
For Walnut Township Trustee For Warren Township Trustee
David L McElvain 77 Barry Andrews 66
Scattering 1 Scattering 0
For Washington Township Trustee For Wright Township Trustee
David Woolis 107 Jason Gradeless 79
Scattering 4 Scattering 2
The Board drew the name of Joel Petty for the position of Benton Township Trustee. Also, drew the name of Don Liggett for the position of Howard Township Trustee. It was noted that in Grand River Township the name of Doyle Ellis had been written in, but at present was the Clerk of said Township and that the Board would contact Mr. Ellis and the position for Trustee will need to be appointed by the Clerk and Trustees of said Township.
Sellers made the motion, seconded by Dotts to approve the Official Canvass as reported above.
Trever Wolf, County Engineer, was present and requested that the Board review and approve the Couchman Project for a pond with an estimated cost of $80,000.00 to $90,000.00 with cost share funds. Dotts made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the project. Wolf also updated the Board on various projects his department was working on and the arrival of new equipment.
Wolf also presented and reviewed the petition presented for a road in Section 11 of Monroe Township, 235th Street, requesting that classification of the road be changed from Area Service “B” to Area Service “C” noting that the landowner would clear the brush and that it would be used as a walking path by those in the area. It was noted that public notice would be given providing for a public hearing in December.
Sellers made the motion, seconded by Dotts to approve Resolution 11-14-2016, a Resolution allowing the Board of Supervisors, as a member of CROSS, to appoint Mendy Middlebrook as their Designee, allowing her the power to vote on behalf of the Board.
It was noted that James McIntosh has been hired as an operator in the Secondary Road Department at an hourly rate of $18.95 effective the 7th day of November 2016, then increase to $19.20 after his probationary period effective May 7, 2017. It was also noted that Greg Fortune has been hired as an operator in the Secondary Road Department at an hourly rate of $18.95 effective November 28, 2016, then increase to $19.30 after his probationary period effective May 28, 2017.
The monthly reports of the Wayne County Clerk of Court; Angie Horton, County Recorder; and Keith Davis, County Sheriff were approved and filed.
There being no further business the Board recessed until the next regular scheduled meeting to be held on the 28th day of November 2016.
Duffy Kester, Chairperson
Sue Ruble, County Auditor