November 30th 2023 Meeting Minutes



The Taylor County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday,

November 30, 2023, Supervisor Fitzgerald called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Supervisor roll call: Fitzgerald, Watson and Beggs all present.  Also present:  Judy Henry, Rob Welch, Shellia Culp and Justin Savage.

Watson made a motion to approve the minutes from November 22, 2023, and add the Lease Agreement with Tony Simmons to the current agenda. Beggs seconded.  MC 2-0.

Public comments:

No comments.

Committee Report:

Fitzgerald reported on the MATURA and Crossroads meetings.

Secondary Roads:

Savage submitted approval of final voucher for Iowa DOT project 87-C0870-070 for payment. Beggs motioned to pay the Iowa DOT final voucher.  Watson seconded. MC 3-0.  Savage submitted a purchase agreement for Jackson 12 Parcel-71TC1 project for approval.  Watson made a motion to approve.  Beggs seconded.  MC 3-0.  Also submitted for purchase agreement was Dallas 25 Bridge 60TC1.  Beggs motioned to approve.  Watson seconded. MC 3-0.

Savage discussed the Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the Secondary Roads employees.  He requested 3 items be added to the Memorandum:    

  1. Probationary Period of 90 days.
  2. Seniority pertaining to layoffs and open positions.
  3. Add Grievance Procedures.

The Board took no action.                 

New Business

Auditor, Judy Henry, submitted a quote for Document Locator and Scanning Stations subscriptions from Solutions for $8,024.00 Watson made a motion to approve the quote from Solutions.  Beggs seconded the motion. MC 3-0.

Belinda Ogle, Dana Davis, Josh Weed, Crystal Drake and Shellia Culp joined the meeting to discuss the new ISAC insurance rate.  Henry will reach out to ISAC to see if they will come to Taylor County to review the new rates and possible changes.

Watson made a motion to abate the taxes on Gloria Derry parcel NENW TR Lot 8, 35-68-34. Beggs seconded the motion. MC 3-0.

Old Business

Culp stated the ceiling tiles in the Recorders Office are being replaced and doors in the basement will be installed. 

Drake gave an update on the progress of the Public Health Building.  They are still waiting for the ramp to be finished and still unpacking.  Drake prefers to have a 6-month lease with Simmons in case they need use of the adjoining building.

The Board reviewed and approved claims to be paid.

The Board discussed future topics of discussion for future meetings.

Watson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Beggs seconded. MC 3-0.

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