Board of Supervisors Minutes
May 28, 2013
The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. May 28, 2013. Present: 1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Kendall Jordan and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.
Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the minutes of the May 20th regular meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to amend the Engineer’s IDOT budget as recommended by the Engineer. The total budget remains the same, some items have been moved to different budget numbers. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Ryan Currens, EMA/911 Director, dropped off a disaster declaration for the Board to discuss and possibly act on regarding the flooding currently going on in Tama County. If the Board chooses to approve, this would allow the County to apply for federal aid in the aftermath and clean up of the flooding. Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the Disaster Declaration as follows:
Tama County has suffered from a Flooding incident which occurred from a period starting in early May 2013 and is on-going. This incident has caused severe damage to public and private property, and endangerment of wellbeing, health and safety of the citizens of Tama County and the Cities of Chelsea, Clutier, Dysart, Elberon, Garwin, Gladbrook, Lincoln, Montour, Tama, Toledo, Traer and Vining within Tama County and the disaster area. Therefore, the County Board of Supervisors has declared a state of disaster and a state of emergency authorized under Iowa State Statute and will execute the expenditure of emergency funds from all available sources, the invoking of mutual aid agreements, and the applying to the State of Iowa for assistance.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
The Board discussed hour limitations for part time employees due to the Affordable Care Act. The Act requires that affordable health insurance be made available to employees working an average of 30 hours per week. Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve hours for part time employees as follows: Effective immediately, all part-time employees will be limited to working an average of less than 30 hours per week for the period beginning June 1 each year and ending May 31 of following year. Part-time employees do not include any employee who is a regular full-time employee scheduled to work at least 37.5 hours per week. This clarification is being made to accommodate upcoming changes to health care law as a result of the Affordable Care Act. All voted aye. Motion carried.
At 10:00, the Board held a public hearing for a budget amendment for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year. The amendment is for the amount of $7,979,409. This is offset by revenues in the amount of $7,856,106. The Board reviewed the amendment. There were comments from Auditor explaining the amended amounts. The largest amount is due to the TIF/UR area road projects. The hearing ended at 10:05. Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the following resolution to amend the 2012-2013 county budget expenditures as published:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tama County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the amendment to the 2012-2013 county budget expenditures as follows:
Roll call vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye. Anderson, aye. Resolution passed and approved this 28th day of May, 2013. Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors. Laura Kopsa, Tama County Auditor.
Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve a liquor license for the Pony Express (Double D Rodeo) for a 2 day license on August 2nd and 3rd, 2013. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the claims for payment as presented. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Chairman Jordan adjourned the meeting at 10:10 a.m.