May 20, 2019
A meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 20th day of May, 2019, 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 Duffy Kester, David Dotts, Tom Swearingin, members of the Board of Supervisors.
Unless otherwise noted, all motions were approved unanimously.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Swearingin made the motion with a 2nd by Dotts to adopt the agenda with two additions – Dan Coffey and discussion of payment for county work on a road.
Dotts made the motion with a 2nd by Swearingin to approve the minutes from May 6th and May 13th.
Dotts made the motion with a 2nd by Swearingin to approve the claims.
Swearingin made the motion with a 2nd by Dotts to approve payroll.
Dan Coffey presented a quote from In Landscape Service for 3 applications for weed control and fertilizing the courtyard. Swearingin made a motion with a 2nd by Dotts to accept the bid from In Landscape Services for a total of $1594.44. Coffey shared results of his research on solar panels. There is not enough roof surface, so arrays would need to be placed in the courtyard. The Board suggested checking into a ground source heat pump instead. A second bid is still needed for elevator repair. Coffey also stated that landscaping needs to be done by the flag pole.
Several visitors were present to discuss lack of payment for a road that was completed by the County. The original agreement stated that the road would cost $52,000, but the final bill was over $100,000. Several ideas were discussed with Kester stating that he would check with the County Attorney and there would be another meeting to discuss options. Swearingin said that they need to look at the cost difference between the quote and the actual cost.
Virginia Ireland and Lillian Frizzell were present to discuss funding for the Senior Meal Site. A portion of their grant for roof repair was funding by the Wayne Community Foundation. They can pay the remaining balance, but do not have many funds available. Kester assured Ireland and Frizzell that funding will continue from Wayne County.
Shelley Bickell, Public Health, was present to update the Board on recent accomplishments. Bickell has been working on the Medicare/Medicaid update and has a new partnership with Marion County for WIC, Head Start, and Preschools doing screenings. Home Care has increased 30-40% since March. Bickel has written 2 state grants and has funding for 200 new baby bags to be given away. The STD Bureau Chief was down last week and condom dispensers are in place. Bickel has been working on a plan to hold monthly clinic in the Amish community. If she can get a buy in from the Amish, this will provide immunizations and screenings. Bickel plans to have a Public Health tent in Confidence for RAGBRAI. The Board supports the expansion of services and is not worried about cutting the budget at this time.
Randy Zerr, County Engineer, and Dan Carpenter were present to give updates for secondary roads. Swearingin made the motion with a 2nd by Dotts to approve Resolution 05-02-2019, a resolution for the disposal of computers in the Engineer’s office. Carpenter stated mowers would be going before Memorial Day and expenditures were in decent shape. Work continues on the motor grader trades as well the RAGBRAI route which will come through Wayne County on July 24th. Carpenter stated that the salt bid will be a little higher for this year.
Supervisor Kester was absent for the remainder of the meeting.
Roger Shindell from CAROSH presented a power point to the Board on HIPAA training available for employees. Shindell also discussed an option for VA software to be HIPAA compliant.
Jon Pierson from Scantron shared a quote with department heads that totaled $78,460.82 and a monthly service fee of $3494.89. The lease price was $1929.35 per month for 48 months. Michelle Dooley expressed that it was costly. Kim Swearingin stated that we need to compare services to make sure they are the same.
Swearingin made the motion with a 2nd by Dotts to accept the monthly reports from the following: Recorder, Cash Report from the Treasurer, Sheriff, and Clerk of Court.
Tyson Polsdofer has paid in full for farm rent. The Director of the Department of Corrections needs cable in the office.
Swearingin attend a SIRG meeting. They received a grant for $77,000 for backpack update. Counties may be asked to give $3900 for Hazmat trucks. Swearingin and Dotts attended a Southern Iowa Supervisors’ meeting and came up with the following list of priorities.
2. Attracting workers
3. Commercial property tax rollback
4. Local control
5. Mental Health
6. Entrepeneurship/Small business
Swearingin also attended Wayne Co. Conservation meeting. Conservation is now advertising for a new Executive Director.
Swearingin made the motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Dotts at 12:40 PM.
There being no further business, the next meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors will be held on the 3rd day of June 2019.
David Dotts, Chairperson Denise Becker, Secretary