October 8, 2018
A meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 8th day of October 2018, 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 and John Sellers, members of the Board of Supervisors.
Unless otherwise noted, all motions were approved unanimously.
Dotts, Chairperson, opened the meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance
Sellers made the motion seconded by Kester to approve the Agenda.
Sellers made the motion seconded by Kester to approve the minutes of the October 1, 2018 meeting.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the claims as submitted.
Bill Byrns, EMC/E911 had nothing to report.
Jeff Skalberg, Engineer, and Dan Carpenter, Assistant Engineer was present to discuss work in the secondary roads department. Due to the tremendous amount of rain, there was 2 road closings and 8 current complaints. The current box culvert project was at a stand still because of flooding. They discussed different options for replacing tubing; CMP versus Railcars. Motor grader is currently in the shop and should be back within the week.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to adopt Resolution 10-1-18 to vacate part of Fillmore Rd. No public discussion.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to add full maintenance to the phone system with SCC Services for $130 per month. Full maintenance covers equipment repair, labor and material for defective equipment.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to have Gilbert Home Comfort replace the shower and fix the flooring under the shower at the New Venture Group Home. The cost is $3,400.
Supervisor Meeting updates:
Kester had conference call regarding Milestones. Milestones returned $4,000 allocation so that an $11,00 allocation could be given directly to Wayne County Senior Meal Site Board to be shared between meal site in Corydon and Lineville.
Kids First Coalition (KFC) is requiring background checks for everyone, even if there is no interaction with minors.
Sellers commented that South Central Iowa Community Action Program (SCICAP) for Early Headstart is full. They are getting our children prepared to begin school. SCICAP has a new Executive Director: Brenda Fry. SCICAP has received 4 million in grants. Kester asked Sellers about the Veterans using 10-15 Transit. Sellers is to check on that and report back.
Dotts had a conference call regarding Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur Landfill (WRD). WRD has purchased a tanker and will hire a driver/tractor to haul. City of Corydon may be pulling out of WRD. Charlie Hickie provides garbage pickup for the Wayne County Hospital. Dotts was asked if Corydon is still responsible for 30year payment to WRD. Dotts will check and report back.
Dotts is sitting on a new board; Wayne County Housing Group which is separate from Chariton Valley Housing Trust. They have hired McClure Engineering to develop a housing plan and present the plan in January. Wayne County Housing Group is county wide and they will be looking at both developments and single-family dwellings.
Dotts attended East Penn open house on Saturday, October 6, 2018. East Penn signed an agreement for 171-million-dollar expansion. Expansion will triple the facility, producing over 200 new jobs and the target completion date is 2020. Sellers commented on the great job everyone has done and the great attitude of management and the family atmosphere.
At 10:00 AM Sellers made motion seconded by Kester to go into recess until 11:00AM when Berdette Davis with the Iowa Department of Public Health would arrive.
At 10:58AM Dotts made motion seconded by Sellers to reconvene.
Those present were Dotts, Kester, Sellers, members of the Board of Supervisors, Berdette Davis, Sherry Middlebrook, Board of Health Chair; Sharon Rash, Director of Wayne County Public Health; Sandy Hopkins, Board of Health Member; and Lance Lange.
Davis presented the responsibilities of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors which is to appoint The Board of Health members and to determine the funding that the county is going to appropriate to Public Health for the Fiscal year. The Board of Health is responsible for providing services to all the population of Wayne county whether it is by employees or contracted out.
Davis also presented revenues vs expenditures for FY18. Wayne County funded $259,489 to Public Health. And in FY19, it is estimated that Wayne County will fund $290,000. Public Health has made some very difficult decisions which should improve their financial standing and their FY19 budget may be amended.
80% of the revenue that Public Health generates is from Home Health Care Services. If the county decides to decertify Public Health, it would limit their ability to provide Home Health Care Services and would reduce the revenue that is being generated. There are a number of agencies all working to acquiring the same dollars available which is making it very difficult for Wayne County Public Health to continue as they always have. Immunization services are declining because the hospital/Hy Vee is providing those services as well. WIC program is being offered through another county so those funds are declining. The State is slow at meeting their obligations to pay for services rendered. The State is taking approximately 6 months to pay claims made by Public Health Department.
Kester made the motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Dotts at 11:45AM.
There being no further business the Wayne County Board of Supervisors will be held on the 22nd day of October, 2018.
David Dotts, Chairperson Denise Becker, Secretary