Board of Supervisors Minutes
August 12, 2019

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. August 12, 2019.  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 August 5th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report. 
Mr. Brehm asked the Board to approve Agreement #2020-C-001 Preliminary IDOT Preconstruction Agreement for Highway 63 north of Traer.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve Preconstruction Agreement #2020-C-001 with IDOT for Highway 63 north of Traer.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the following resolution as presented by Marty Wymore, Region 6 Planning Commission:
Whereas the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund can annually apply for approximately $240,120 of Iowa Finance Authority State Housing Trust Funds if the trust fund secures $60,030 of local contributions, and
Whereas the per capita state share for Tama County is $44,974 if $11,244 of local assistance is secured, and
Whereas the housing trust fund from 2015 to current has expended $280,765 in Tama County – slightly more than a per capita split ($256,404) and the Region 6 Housing Trust Fund board has put together a policy to average out the per capita split over a 3-5 time period, and
Whereas the housing trust fund continues to seek applications for owner occupied housing improvements across the region which will be prioritized based upon housing needs, and
Whereas all the applicants must have annual incomes under 80% of the county median as determined by HUD.
Section 1: Tama County will provide $11,244 of cash assistance in FY 2020/2021. 
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 12th day of August 2019.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa County Auditor.

At 10:00 the Board held the first public hearing/reading on Ordinance #V.11 County Ordinance for Tanning Facilities:
An Ordinance Regarding Tanning Facilities
Be it ordained by the Board of Supervisors of Tama County, Iowa:

Section 1. Enactment.  That, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 331.302, Chapter 46, “Minimum Requirements For Tanning Facilities” of the Iowa Administrative Code 641 (Public Health) be adopted by reference in their entirety as a part of this ordinance.
Section 2. Enforcement.  This ordinance shall be enforced by the Tama County Board of Health as required in the Code of Iowa 455B.172(4).  The Board of Health or its agent shall be responsible for issuance of required permits.  Fees shall be established by Board of Health policy.
Section 3. Penalties.  Any persons violating any provision, section or paragraph of this ordinance shall be ordered to comply by the Tama County Board of Health.  Failure to comply constitutes a simple misdemeanor as authorized by Code of Iowa Chapter 137.21.
Section 4. Effective Date.  This ordinance shall be in effect after final passage, approval and publication as provided in Code of Iowa 331. 302.

There were no public comments.  At 10:02 am Chairman Jordan closed the public hearing/reading.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the first reading of Ordinance #V.11.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  The next public hearing/reading is set for August 19th at 10:00 am. 

The Board met with Katherine Ollendieck, Economic Development Director, to get an update on projects she is working on.

The Board met with Nancy Kerns, Union Grove Lake, Todd Apfel, Sanitation/Zoning Administrator, Michael Marquess, Attorney, and Sheriff Kucera along with several residents of the Union Grove Lake regarding a rezoning issue at the lake in Spring Creek Township.  They would like to be able to enforce nuisance laws out at the lake and are unable to due to the way the lake is currently zoned.  In 1966, the lake area was zoned Residential Lake (RL).  When the Tama County Zoning Ordinance was revamped in 1998, the classification of Residential Lake (RL) was removed for some reason and the lake properties were zoned Residential ((R1).  The group is proposing and amendment to the Tama County Zoning Ordinance to add Residential Lake (RL) classification back into the zoning ordinance.  There was discussion of this proposal with everyone in agreement with it.  It was recommended the group pursue this further with the Tama County Zoning Commission. 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the claims for payment as presented.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairman Jordan adjourned the meeting at 10:43 a.m.