Wayne County Board of Supervisors
November 30, 2020
Meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 30th day of November 2020, in the Conference 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, Tom Swearingin, Don Seams; members of the Board, Bill Byrns, Randy Zerr, Sue Ruble, Jen Reed and Michelle Dooley.
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Unless otherwise noted, all motions were approved unanimously by Board members present.
Dotts called meeting to order at 9:00 AM
Pledge of Allegiance
TSwearingin made motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Seams.
Seams made motion to accept and approve minutes for November 10 and 16, 2020, seconded by TSwearingin.
TSwearingin made motion to accept and approve claims for November 30, 2020 as presented, seconded by Seams.
Seams made motion to approve payroll as presented, seconded by TSwearingin.
Bill Byrns, EMA & 911 Director discussed another grant Wayne County maybe eligible for. Grant would be used for physical security enhancements for the Courthouse. The amount of the grant is currently unknown. Byrns will submit a Notice of Interest and will proceed from there. Also, there was discussion about 2-3 security cameras not functioning properly.
Randy Zerr, County Engineer reported that work has begun on the Low Water Crossing on Cedar Road. Calhoun-Burns has provided preliminary documents for Medicine Creek project to the Iowa DOT for review and approval. The preliminary bid letting date is August 17, 2021 for Medicine Creek Project. Zerr is working on the County Line Agreements with Appanoose, Lucas, and Decatur County, as well as Mercer and Putnam Counties in Missouri and 28E agreement with the City of Corydon regarding the courtyard and parking lots. Mercer County is requesting for Wayne County to clear the brush in the ditches. Zerr requested the Board of Supervisors to sign the new capital asset form for the Caterpillar Hammer that was purchased. This equipment will enable Secondary Roads Department to do patch work throughout the county plus help with crushing riprap given to the County.
Dotts stated, “Secondary Roads Department is retaining the Union.”
Seams made a motion to amend the Wayne County Courthouse COVID Policy adopted September 8, 2020, seconded by Dotts. The statement “Only one Supervisor will be in the courthouse and available at any time except for meetings.” will be removed.
Seams & Dotts – Aye TSwearingin voted Nay
The Board of Supervisors still fully supports wearing mask, social distancing and limiting their interaction while in the Courthouse. Seams has setup an office on the lower level of Courthouse in Room 103 with General Relief/Mental Health and Sanitation.
The Treasurer’s Cash and Outstanding report for October 2020 was presented to the Board of Supervisors. Seams made motion to accept the October report as presented, seconded by TSwearingin.
Michelle Dooley, Auditor requested the Board of Supervisors to approve the 2020 GAAP Annual Financial Report. TSwearingin made the motion to accept the 2020 GAAP AFR has presented, seconded by Seams.
Dotts, TSwearingin & Seams attended Department Head/Elected Official meeting on November 18th to discuss setting up a screening station for individuals doing business in the Courthouse. The idea was met with opposition from several offices and will not be pursued at this time.
TSwearingin attended 10-15 Transit meeting. 10-15 Transit has purchased 2 new properties to provide for expansion. Ridership is down from last month but up from a year ago.
Dotts also attended DECAT zoom meeting and discussed unspent funds. Dotts had 2 other meetings both were cancelled.
Seams attended the local South-Central Iowa Workforce Development Area (SCIWA) Region meeting. Indian Hills Community College submitted bid to provide services for the region until June 30, 2021. The bid was accepted upon IHCC being bonded. Seams also attended a CROSS meeting. They discussed the Access Center in Osceola, Iowa. Currently, the Access Center is not legally able to provide all the services requested by the County Sheriff’s Offices. Legislation needs to be reviewed and amended for those services to be rendered by the Access Center.
Sue Ruble was present to express her disappoint in the leadership of Wayne County regarding Covid-19. She asked who authored and presented the Wayne County Courthouse COVID Policy. Ruble also believes that the public should be able to comment during the Board of Supervisor meeting on different agenda items and that the public has a right to know how the Chairman votes.
Claims Paid November 30, 2020
There being no further business, the next regular session meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors will be held on the 14th day of December 2020, at 9:00AM in the Wayne County Courthouse Conference Room.
Seams made motion to adjourn at 9:32 AM, seconded by TSwearingin.
David Dotts, Chairperson Michelle Dooley, Auditor