Board of Supervisors Meeting – January 29, 2018

January 29, 2018
A meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 29th day of January, 2018, 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.
Pledge of Allegiance
Sellers made the motion seconded by Kester to approve the Agenda with the addition of two items – Appoint new member to the Public Health Board and List of meetings attended by the supervisors.
Kester made the motion seconded by Sellers to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2018 meeting.
Sellers made the motion with a 2nd by Kester to approve the claims.
Bill Byrns addressed the Board to discuss another flight for pictometry. There are two possibilities for proposals and if the Board is interested he will contact other partners.
The Board discussed the Designated Healthcare Provider Policy. Trevor Wolf has sent it out to all department heads for their input.
Wolf addressed the Board to discuss work done by secondary roads. The bridge on the county line should be completed in the next 30 – 45 days. He was pleased with the work done by his employees on this project. Kester made a motion with a 2nd by Sellers for the purchase of a double axel trailer from Siouxland at a cost of $35, 500.
Kester made the motion to accept the appointment of Sandy Hopkins to the Public Health Board. Sellers seconded the motion.
The Board had a conference call with Matt Ring from Nationwide to discuss a 457B retirement plan. This call was for information purposes and no action was taken.
Sellers discussed the meetings that he had attended which included the Rathbun Land and Water Alliance, SERF meeting, 10-15 Transit, and Chariton Valley Transportation. He will also be attending SCICAP.
Kester shared the meetings he had attended: Milestones, Kids First Coalition, and Decat. The lack of funding for these programs is a major concern for Wayne County residents.
Supervisor Dotts shared information from the Transportation Advisory Board and the 5th District Dept. of Corrections. Budget cuts and the discussion of closure of the judicial section of 30 county courthouses are a major concern.
Joella Perry, Veterans Service Office Director, discussed updates to her office. Perry also has seen an increase in the number of veterans in her office. Her commission has reviewed the Iowa Code to set up a veterans’ assistance plan. There is a book in her office with policies and procedures.
Keith Davis, Sheriff, discussed the impact of possible closure of the judicial part of the courthouses. Davis suggested that costs will increase if that happens instead of the decrease that is stated in the plan.
Public Comments: The board reviewed the packet of letters in support of a Naturalist for Wayne County. These letters were from K-4 teachers and students in the Mormon Trail School District.
Sellers made the motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Kester at 11:10 AM.

There being no further business, the next meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors will be held on the 12th day of February 2018.

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David Dotts, Chairperson Denise Becker, Secretary