February 3, 2022
Supervisor Wilmarth called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
The Board stood and said the pledge of allegiance
Roll call Supervisors: Wilmarth, Fitzgerald and Horton, and Auditor Bethany Murphy. Also, present Justin Savage and Sue Cox.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to approve the agenda for today’s meeting and the minutes from the prior meeting. Motion carried 3-0
There were no public comments.
There were no committee reports.
Savage presented the holidays for 2022 for the Roads Department.
Fitzgerald made a motion seconded by Horton to approve the 2022 Holidays for the Roads Department. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board signed a letter for the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks.
Savage let the Board know that enclosed trailer had final come in but there was a price increase due to the increased cost of materials. The original price was $11,548.00 and the final sale price ended up $13,305.75 a difference of $1757.75.
Savage is also working on getting together a Farm to Market rock contract. The contract will be for 22,480 tons of rock covering 89.92 miles with a cost of $518,000.00.
The Board spoke with John McKean from the Villisca Public Library about the happenings at the Villisca Library.
Susan Breach spoke with the Board on the Veteran’s Affairs Budget for FY23.
Sandy Boswell and Crystal Drake joined the meeting to present the Public Health budget ask for FY23. Drake has secured grant funds to run the internet and set up the network for the new building as well as some shelving units. The generator has been denied for the preparedness grant, so Drake is looking into other grants.
Nick Fehring and Jeff Soulsby joined the meeting to discuss the Conservation FY23 budget. Fehring would like to hire a full time Conservation Tech for next year. Fehring also presented quotes for forks for the skid loader from Van Wall Equipment for $1,166.00, a brush grapple for $5,805.00 and a diamond mower for $34, 509.25. AgriVision Equipment for diamond mower for $35,284.69, pallet forks for $1,565.00, and grapple for $4,800.00. Fitzgerald made a motion seconded by Horton to approve the purchases from AgriVision Equipment for a total of $41,649.69. Motion carried 3-0.
Horton made the motion seconded by Fitzgerald to purchase the Purple Palace for $70,000.00 from Donnie and Shannon Weed. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board approved the certificate of Cost Allocation Plan.
The Board approved the monthly payment to Secure Benefits for $10,074.35.
Fitzgerald made a motion seconded by Horton to approve the letter of engagement with Mindy Aust for the electrical and sprinkler system. Motion carried 3-0.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to approve Dorsey and Whitney to represent Taylor County through the Urban Renewal and Bond process. Motion carried 3-0.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to approve Resolution 2022-09 to participate in the Planning and Development Programs of the Southern Iowa Council of Governments. Motion carried 3-0.
The Board approved the claims to be paid.
Auditor Murphy let the Board know that map submitted for the precinct redistricting was accepted by the Secretary of State but rejected by the Legislative Service Agency. The Secretary of State and the Legislative Service Agency will now be drawing the new supervisor districts as well as the voting precincts. At this time, we have no idea when the new maps will be available.
Horton made a motion seconded by Fitzgerald to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
Ron Fitzgerald, Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
Attest: Bethany Murphy, Auditor