Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

October 31, 2012

Board of Supervisors vote to appeal ruling in SIADSA case

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors Oct. 22 voted 3-0 to pursue an appeal of the ruling in the county's case versus South Iowa Area Detention Service Agency.

According to Iowa Court's Online on Oct. 12 in Jefferson County the case was disposed by trial to court.

Online court records show the last motion filed in this case was on Oct. 23, 2012 by Carlton George Salmons for additional findings, conclusions and amendment of judgment.

The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors Oct. 22 voted to accept an arrangement with their attorney where the attorney fee would be 1/3 of the gross amount of any money recovered and if no money is recovered the attorney receives nothing. Appanoose County will be responsible for all expenses in the appeal.

The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 voted to approve a resolution to withdraw from a 28E agreement and terminate membership with SIADSA and seek reimbursement, or 1/8 of its share of equity based on a May 20, 2011 evaluation.

The resolution passed by the board stated the county no longer wanted to be a member with SIADSA and "continue in having its share of public monies and assets dissipated under current management."

The SIADSA board May 20, 2011 voted to refuse Appanoose County's withdrawal, membership termination and 1/8 share payment.

SIADSA in May 2011 said Appanoose County could withdraw and terminate membership "upon the forfeiture of all Appanoose County's interest in the equity of such Corporation."

SIADSA provides juvenile detention services to its members. Appanoose County became a member in 1991 when the agency was formed.