October 6th 2023 Meeting Minutes

The Taylor County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023, Supervisor Fitzgerald called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Supervisor roll call: Fitzgerald, Watson, Beggs, all present. Also present: Judy Henry, Josh Good, Shellia Culp, Jarod Hershberger, Rob Welch and Justin Savage.

Beggs motioned to approve the minutes from September 28, 2023, and approve the agenda for the meeting. Watson seconded. MC 3-0.

There were no public comments.

Savage presented updates on Secondary Roads and presented a utility permit for fiber south of Blockton. Beggs motioned to approve the utility permit. Watson seconded. MC 3-0.

Shellia Culp notified the Board of the deterioration of floor in the basement, west end near the handicap entrance. The board inspected the floor, suggested putting cone up until they can get someone in to look at repairing the floor. Shellia stated one of the emergency lights was not working, Drake Electric will be by the first of next week to check on it. She also notified the Board that Jeremiah Ambrose has the server room electrical updated.

The Board discussed an Insurance Buy Out form for a Taylor County Employee. Beggs motioned to approve the form. Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.

Beggs motioned to approve a handwritten warrant for Chat Mobility for $81.07. Fitzgerald seconded. MC 3-0.

Crystal Drake presented the Board with updates for the Public Health building. She presented costs on different types of ramps for the handicap entrance. Crystal and Josh will be working with Farmers Mutual on fiber for the building. Andy Thomas stated he is ready to start work on the building, Board verbally agreed to let him start but will place the official approval on the agenda for October 12, 2023.

The Board discussed the Rental Agreement for Southwest Iowa Families use of the Annex. Watson made a motion to approve the agreement. Beggs seconded. MC 3-0.

Discussion was held on audio in the Supervisor meetings. The board received complaints about not being able to hear and there is no recording of the meetings. A resolution will be placed on the agenda for October 12, 2023, to suspend audio until better equipment can be purchased.

The Board reviewed and approved claims to be paid.

The Board discussed future topics of discussion for future meetings. Beggs made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Watson seconded. MC 3-0

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