Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 21, 2019

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. January 21, 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 January 14th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the Treasurer’s Semi Annual  Report.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board met with Cara Ferch from the North East Iowa Area on Aging and Deb Peska the Director for the Tama County site.  The two discussed what the agency does for the population of 60 and over in the County along with the services they offer.  They are asking for some funding from the County to help cover the costs for some of this.  They are asking for $1 per citizen over the age of 60, which for Tama County would be $4,480.00.  The Supervisors will take this under advisement.  No action taken.

At 10:00 the Supervisors held a public hearing on a General Obligation Loan Agreement for Emergency Services Communication Equipment. At 10:00 Chairman Jordan opened the public hearing.  This was a hearing to get input into the possibility of entering into a loan agreement for the purpose of financing the acquisition of emergency services communication equipment not to exceed $6,750,000 due to the current system being over 20 years old and failing.  There were several members of the public present representing the bonding company, the radio communications companies, fire, EMS and police departments, ambulance services, Meskwaki PD, several taxpayers, the Sheriff and 911/EMA Director and assistant.  There was much discussion on both sides of the issue and everyone had a chance to voice their opinions and ask questions.  At 11:22 Chairman Jordan closed the public hearing.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to table any action on the hearing until Monday February 4th at 10:00 during their regular meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to table the Letter of Engagement with Dorsey & Whitney, LLP as Bond Counsel with the County for the possible upcoming issue for 911/EMA Communications.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

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 11:32 a.m.