Wayne County Board of Supervisors
January 4, 2021
Meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 4th day of January 2021, 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, Don Seams, Tom Swearingin(By Phone); members of the Board, Jen Reed and Michelle Dooley.
The Corydon Times Republican is live streaming Board of Supervisors regular session meetings on their facebook page.
Unless otherwise noted, all motions were approved unanimously by Board members present.
Dotts called meeting to order at 9:00 AM
Michelle Dooley, Wayne County Auditor requested nominations for Board of Supervisor Chairman for 2021. Seams nominated David Dotts, seconded by TSwearingin. Dooley requested nominations for Board of Supervisor Vice-Chairman for 2021. Dotts nominated TSwearingin, seconded by Seams.
Pledge of Allegiance
The agenda Seams made motion to approve the agenda, seconded by TSwearingin.
Seams made motion to accept and approve minutes for December 29, 2020, seconded by TSwearingin.
Seams made motion to approve the Board of Supervisors Regular Scheduled Meetings for 2021, seconded by TSwearingin.
January 2021 thru December 2021
Monday January 4th
Monday January 11th
Monday January 25th
Monday February 8th
Monday February 22nd
Monday March 8th
Monday March 22nd
Monday April 5th
Monday April 19th
Monday May 3rd
Monday May 17th
Tuesday June 1st
Monday June 14th
Wednesday June 30th
Thursday July 1st
Monday July 12th
Monday July 26th
Monday August 9th
Monday August 23rd
Tuesday September 7th
Monday September 20th
Monday October 4th
Monday October 18th
Monday November 1st
Monday November 15th
Monday November 29th
Monday December 13th
Tuesday December 28th
Various Boards & Committees –2021
Wayne County Board of Health-3-year term expires 12/31/XX
Iowa Code § 137.101-137.119 Motion made by Seams to approve
Tom Swearingin – 2023 Seconded by TSwearingin
Susan Gibbs – 2023
Dr Joel Wells- 2021
Penny Fetters- 2022
Wayne County Conservation Board – 5-year Term Motion made by Seams to approve
Iowa Code § 350.1-350.12 Seconded by Swearingin
Tom Swearingin – Jan 11, 2026
Mike Lewis – Feb 13, 2026
Tom Rockhold – 2023
Diane Schroder Olson – Jan 25, 2024
Marty Nickel– Sept 10, 2023
Medical Examiner – 2-year Term Motion made by Seams
Iowa Code § 331.801 Seconded by TSwearingin
Dr. Joel Baker-2023
Deputy Medical Examiner: Dennis Sturms
David Dotts: 5th District Judicial Committee
Chariton Valley Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Chariton Valley Planning & Development
Emergency Management Commission
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
South Central Iowa Community Action Program (SCICAP)
Wayne County Development Board
Wayne, Ringgold & Decatur (WRD) Landfill Commission
Don Seams: Chariton Valley Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
Committee of Aging – Senior Meal Site Local Board
County Rural Offices of Social Services (CROSS) Mental Health Board
New Venture Group Home Advisory Board
South-Central Iowa Workforce Development Area (SCIWA)
Southern Iowa Area Crime Commission (SIACC)
Tom Swearingin: 10-15 Transit
5th District Judicial Committee (Alternate)
Southeast Iowa Response Group
Wayne County Conservation Board
Wayne County Public Health Board
Wayne County E911 Board
John Sellers: Rathbun Land & Water Alliance and Southern Iowa Development & Conservation Authority (SIDCA)
Seams made motion to approve all appointments to the various boards, seconded by TSwearingin.
Whereas; The County of Wayne needs to establish values on all County infrastructure, owned land, buildings and improvements, equipment and vehicles and;
Whereas; The County of Wayne needs to establish Department responsibility for said value, and;
Therefore Be It Resolved: By the Wayne County Board of Supervisors that the minimum value to be used for infrastructure will be $60,000.00; minimum value to be used for land, buildings and improvements will be $25,000.00 and minimum value to be used for equipment and vehicles is $5,000.00, and;
Whereas; The County of Wayne needs to establish a method for the estimated useful life which shall be as follows;
Buildings 25-50 Years
Building Improvement 20-25 Years
Infrastructure 30-60 Years
Equipment 2-20 Years
Vehicles 2-10 Years
Therefore Be It Resolved; By the Wayne County Board of Supervisors that each Department shall report the useful life of each unit named above to the Board of Supervisors for final approval, and;
Whereas; The County of Wayne needs to establish Department responsibility for the reporting of all additions, deletions and transfers, value and useful life of all County infrastructure, owned land, buildings and improvements, equipment and vehicles.
Therefore Be It Resolved; By the Wayne County Board of Supervisors each Department shall report all additions, deletions and transfers, value and useful life on forms provided.
Therefore Be It Resolved; By the Wayne County Board of Supervisors that each Department will be required to provide all information and to be filed in the Auditor’s Office on a semi-annual basis.
Seams made motion to approve Resolution 21-15 (GASB 34), seconded by TSwearingin.
GASB 54 (Fund Balance Policy)
Whereas; The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued Statement 54,
A new standard for governmental fund balance reporting and governmental fund type definitions that became effective in governmental fiscal years starting after June 12, 2010 and,
Whereas; The Wayne county Board of Supervisors is required to implement GASB 54 requirements, and apply such requirements to it financial statements; and,
Now Therefore Be It Resolved That; the Wayne county Board of Supervisors hereby adopts the following policy:
Fund Balance Policy
Fund balances measure the net financial resources available to finance expenditures of future periods.
The Unassigned General Fund Balance may only be assigned by the Wayne county Board of Supervisors.
Fund Balances of Wayne County may be committed for a specific source by Resolution of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors. Amendments, modifications and the discontinuance of the committed fund balance must also be approved by Resolution of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors.
In circumstances where an expenditure is to be made for a purpose for which amounts are available in multiple fund balance classifications within the same fund, the order in which resources will be expended is as follows: Restricted Fund Balance, Followed by Committed Fund Balance, Assigned Fund Balance, and lastly, Unassigned Fund Balance.
Now Therefore be it Resolved; that Wayne County’s financial goal is to have a balance in the General Fund, and Rural Fund to ensure sufficient working capital and a margin of safety to address local and regional emergencies without borrowing. Wayne County shall strive to maintain a yearly ending fund balance in these funds between 25%-50% the Total Operating Expenditures by Fund.
Seams made motion to approve Resolution 21-16 (GASB 54 Fund Balance Policy), seconded by TSwearingin.
A Resolution pertaining to the holidays that will be observed by Wayne County, State of Iowa.
Be it resolved by the Wayne County Board of Supervisors; That the following days in the calendar year 2021, will be in observance of holidays by the employees of the Courthouse, Sheriff’s Department, New Venture Group Home, County Conservation and County Public Health.
Be it further resolved by the Wayne County Board of Supervisors; That the listed holidays apply to all full-time (forty hours) employees. Holidays will be pro-rated on full-time employees with regular work schedules less than forty hours. Part-time employees will only be paid for worked holiday hours.
- 1. Monday January 18th, Martin Luther King Day
2. Monday February 15th, Presidents Day
3. Monday May 31st, Memorial Day
4. Monday July 5th, to observe July 4th Independence Day
5. Monday September 6th, Labor Day
6. Thursday November 11th, Veterans Day
7. Thursday & Friday November 25th & 26th, Thanksgiving
8. Friday December 24th, Christmas & the following business day Monday 27th, Closing at 2:00 pm on December 23rd
9. Friday December 31, 2021, to observe New Year’s Day
Seams made motion to approve Resolution 21-17 (2021 Holidays), seconded by TSwearingin.
A Resolution pertaining to the Discrimination Disclaimer for Wayne County.
Whereas; No person shall be excluded from the receipt of services or benefits, and
Whereas; No employee shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religious or political affiliation, and;
Whereas; No Employee shall be discriminated against on the basis of physical or mental disability, and;
Whereas; Any incident of discrimination should be reported, and;
Therefore Be It Resolved; That any violation of the nondiscrimination policy may result in disciplinary action, which can include reprimand, suspension or dismissal from employment, and may also subject the violator to administrative or civil liability.
Seams made motion to approve Resolution 21-18(Discrimination Disclaimer), seconded by TSwearingin.
RESOLUTION # 21-19
CONSTRUCTION EVALUATION RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Iowa Code section 459.304(3) sets out the procedure if a board of supervisors wishes to adopt a “construction evaluation resolution” relating to the construction of a confinement feeding operation structure; and
WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution can submit to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) an adopted recommendation to approve or disapprove a construction permit application regarding a proposed confinement feeding operation structure;and
WHEREAS, only counties that have adopted a construction evaluation resolution and submitted an adopted recommendation may contest the DNR’s decision regarding a specific application; and
WHEREAS, by adopting a construction evaluation resolution the board of supervisors agrees to evaluate every construction permit application for a proposed confinement feeding operation structure received by the board of supervisors between February 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022 and submit an adopted recommendation regarding that application to the DNR; and
WHEREAS, the board of supervisors must conduct an evaluation of every construction permit application using the master matrix created in Iowa Code section 459.305, but the board’s recommendation to the DNR may be based on the final score on the master matrix or may be based on reasons other than the final score on the master matrix;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WAYNE COUNTY that the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts this construction evaluation resolution pursuant to Iowa Code section 459.304(3).
Seams made motion to approve Resolution 21-19 (Master Matrix), seconded by TSwearingin.
Wayne County, Iowa
WHEREAS it is the official duty of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors to select and designate, each January, the Newspaper in which the official notices and proceedings shall be published as prescribed by in the Iowa Code Section 618.7.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the undersigned, herby select and designate
The Humeston New Era, Humeston, Iowa; The Seymour Herald, Seymour, Iowa; and The Times Republican, Corydon, Iowa as the official newspapers of Wayne County, Iowa for the calendar year 2021.
Seams made motion to approve Resolution 21-20 (Official County Newspaper), Seconded by TSwearingin.
Dooley requested the Board of Supervisors to approve Monday, January 25, 2020 @ 9:00AM to be the 1st Budget Hearing for FY21/22 required by SF634.
Seams approved the date and time for the 1st Budget Hearing, seconded by TSwearingin.
Dooley also requested the Board of Supervisors to approve the proposed maximum dollars levied for FY21/22 for General Basic and General Supplemental to be 5% growth and Rural Basic 11% growth. This proposed maximum growth does not lock in the growth rate for FY21/22 but is a cap that the Board of Supervisors cannot go over when setting levy rates for FY21/22.
TSwearingin made motion to approve the proposed maximum property taxes levied growth increase for FY21/22, seconded by Seams.
There being no further business, the next regular session meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors will be held on the 11th day of January 2021, at 9:00AM in the Wayne County Courthouse Conference Room.
Seams made motion to adjourn at 9:31 AM, seconded by TSwearingin.
David Dotts, Chairperson Michelle Dooley, Auditor