Board of Supervisors Minutes
November 18, 2019

At 8:30 the Board held the 2nd Tier Canvass of the November 5th City/School Elections. 

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. November 18, 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 November 12th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

The Board met with Tammy Wise, Insurance Administrator/Human Resources, to discuss a couple of provisions that may need to be added to the health insurance at some time.  No action taken.  She also asked the Board to approve the Health Insurance Plan.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Vest to approve the current Health Insurance Plan.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

The Board met with Todd Rickert and Bob Lincoln, County Social Services, to discuss a transfer of the current mental health property and employees to the County Social Services Region.  Motion by Vest, seconded by Anderson to approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION 11-18-2019A
Resolution to Transition County Social Services to One Employer

WHEREAS, the County Social Services Mental Health and Disability Services (CSS) Region Board of Directors decide to consolidate into one employer of record January 1, 2020,
WHEREAS, Tama County is a member of the County Social Services Intergovernmental Agreement (28E) Section II Purposes, joint venture between counties established for the following reasons:

  1. To efficiently and effectively provide the Mental Health & Disability Services mandated under sections 331.388 through 331.398 of the 2013 Code of Iowa for member counties. CSS may also provide other social services including but not limited to Medicaid Targeted Case Management, general assistance, children services, substance abuse services and any county funded social service program or county function as contracted from member counties.
  2. To cooperate with local, state and federal human services agencies in providing an equitable social service safety net for individuals adversely impacted by disabilities across the region.
  3. To engage such employees and to provide offices, equipment, machinery, buildings and grounds as are necessary to adequately perform the functions of CSS.
  4. To contract with member cities, towns, counties, public or private persons, state agencies, firms and/or corporations for the provision of social services.
  5. To collect payment for such services.
  6. To receive and expend State, Federal, local and private grants and other monies which may be made available to the extent permissible under applicable State and Federal laws and under the rules hereinafter set forth, and as provided by bylaws pursuant hereto.
  7. To engage in any other related activity in which an Iowa 28E organization may lawfully engage.                                                                            

WHEREAS,   the County Social Services Intergovernmental Agreement (28E) Section III Organization (j), d, viii. Employ or contract with persons or entities (including contracting with member counties for member county employees to provide services to County Social Services) to staff the needs of County Social Services; however, the terms of all employment or contracts for staff shall be approved by the County Social Services Board. 
WHEREAS, Tama County has purchased assets from fund 10 for CSS use,
THEREFORE, Tama County will transfer employment of the Case Manager to the County Social Services 28E organization of which Tama County is a member on January 1, 2020.
Tama County will transfer all furniture, equipment, and office supplies currently in designated CSS offices or for CSS staff use to CSS on January 1, 2020.
Tama County will transfer a 2013 Ford Taurus VIN 1FAHP2D81DG148753 to County Social Services January 1, 2020.
Approved on this 18th day of November, 2019.
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Jordan, aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 18th day of November 2019.  Kendall Jordan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa County Auditor.

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 10:55 a.m.