Board of Supervisors Minutes- September 8, 2020

Wayne County Board of Supervisors

September 8, 2020

Meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors was held on the 8th day of September 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, Jen Reed, and Abby Clark.

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Unless otherwise noted, all motions were approved unanimously.

Dotts called meeting to order at 9:01 AM

Pledge of Allegiance

TSwearingin made motion approve the agenda, seconded by Seams.

Seams made motion to approve minutes for August 24, 2020, seconded by TSwearingin.

Seams made motion to approve claims as presented, seconded by TSwearingin.

TSwearingin made motion to approve payroll as presented, seconded by Seams.

TSwearingin made motion to approve the Tax Sale Certificate 2018-00709 of $168.00 for the City of Lineville, seconded by Seams.

Bill Byrns was present and stated that Keith ordered roughly 2000 masks. His is working with Shelley Bickel for a Care’s Act to help cover the expenses. Bryns also stated that people need to be careful and take this seriously as confirmed cases continue to rise.

Randy Zerr/Engineer gave the Board an update regarding Secondary Road Department.  Iowa DOT has approved the permits for the Locust Creek low water crossing.  Zerr is working on the construction plan for the crossing.  Calhoun-Burns is working on the design for Medicine Creek. Pre-construction meeting was held with Norris Asphalt & Paving regarding the Allerton Pavement Project and project is scheduled to begin September 9 or 10 with the cold-in-place phase but it might be delayed due to rain.  This phase should take 2-3 days then the project will sit for 2-3 weeks before the final surface is laid.  The final surface phase will take 2-3 days. Zerr’s opinion is only 1 Supervisor should be in the building at a time, minus when there is a meeting, to help stop the spread of COVID. The Final Acceptance of the S56, 180th, and Edison Rd.

TSwearingin made a motion to approve Final Acceptance of STBG-SWAP-CO93, FM-CO93 & FM-C093 projects, seconded by Seams.

Dotts read the Wayne County Courthouse COVID Policy. TSwearingin made the motion to accept and approve the policy as written, seconded by Seams.

Wayne County Courthouse COVID Policy

Because of the surge in positive COVID cases in Wayne County, the Board of Supervisors will implement the following policy for everyone working in or visiting the courthouse effective September 8, 2020.

Face masks are required in all public areas. They are not required for employees in office areas if social distancing of six feet can be maintained.

Anyone in attendance at meetings in the courthouse is required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Only one Supervisors will be in the courthouse and available at any time except for meetings.

All courthouse employees are to remain in their areas except for business purposes.

Follow state guidelines that apply to personal and area sanitation.

This policy will remain in effect until rescinded by the Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Meetings:

Dotts, TSwearingin & Seams were all present at the Department Head Meeting.

TSwearingin attended the 10-15 Transit via Zoom, 10-15 is going to take County money and use it to give free rides for Veterans to their hospital appointments.

Seams attended a preliminary CROSS meeting, and the South-Central Iowa Workforce Development Area (SCIWA).

Dotts attended DFCAP meeting

Public Comments;

The BOS of Supervisors encourages everyone to be careful, practice social distance and to please take this seriously.  The community lost a very good man who was very active in the community.

Joella gave an update regarding the 10-15 Transit services offered to Veterans.  Free rides are offered the 3rd Thursday of every month.   Final details are being worked and will let us know when services begin.

Claims Paid September 8, 2020.

There being no further business, the next regular session meeting of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors will be held on the 21th day of September 2020, at 9:00AM in the Courthouse Conference Room.

TSwearingin made motion to adjourn at 9:35 AM, seconded by Seams.



_________________________________                       Attested__________________________________

David Dotts, Chairperson                                Abby Clark, Deputy Auditor