The Cedar County Commission met November 08, 2021. Present were: Marlon Collins, Presiding Commissioner; Don Boultinghouse, Northern Commissioner; Ted Anderson, Southern Commissioner; Heather York, County Clerk.

Met with Chad Pyle, Assessor

Requests to process court order #27009-27041 to add-on the assessed valuation of newly purchased personal property.  Requested a court order change on Parcel #06-0.5-16-004-002-012.00 as the property was deeded to a church in 2020 and was left on the regular assessment in error.  Requested a court order change on Parcel #03-0.8-28-002-015-012.00 as the property was charged as a new build in error in 2020 instead of an addition.  The Cedar County Commission agreed to the 2021 Real Property Court Orders.

Met with Sheriff James McCrary

Inmates 54

Discussed option of applying ARPA funding towards the jail bond that is in place through 2035.  ARPA funding rules are now scheduled to be set in January 2022.

Contacted Kevin Morgan, Bear Creek Special Road District concerning a complaint received on CR1825.  Morgan will take care of the concern.  Informed Morgan that the bridge replacement will begin in Bear Creek Special Road District in the next couple of weeks.

Received a call from Katherine Thompson, Neale & Newman to discuss insurance claim.

10:19 a.m. Motion by Anderson to move to closed session for legal matters; second by Boultinghouse.  Anderson – Yes; Boultinghouse – Yes; Collins – Yes

10:56 Motion by Anderson to resume open session; second by Boultinghouse.  Anderson – Yes; Boultinghouse – Yes; Collins – Yes

Resident reported to Boultinghouse that CR775 off of K HWY is not being maintained.  After discussion, it was determined that this piece of road had been left alone because a previous resident was maintaining this section of road and they had instructed the county not to touch it some years ago until we were told otherwise so it has been left out of the maintenance list.  That resident has since moved away so the road has fallen into disrepair.  It will now be reintegrated into the county schedule for routine maintenance.

Resident reported rough road on CR1125 due to local residents 4-wheeling.

Met with DJ Ford, Road and Bridge Supervisor

Maintenance is requested on CR1125, CR2251, and CR775.  Submitted report of recent activities. Commission requested DJ take the county car in for repair.  MAC truck is being repaired.

Commission viewed monthly reports from the County Clerk, and Recorder of Deeds Offices.

Bills were approved.

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