Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

Local News

August 4, 2011

Supervisors approve resolution terminating 28E with SIADSA

CENTERVILLE — The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors Monday morning during their regular meeting in the boardroom of the Courthouse approved a resolution to withdraw from a 28E agreement and to seek reimbursement from South Iowa Area Detention Service Agency.  

SIADSA provides juvenile detention services to its members. Appanoose County has been a member since its formation in 1991.

Issues with SIADSA include a juvenile jail facility in Chariton they sold for a loss of public money and two of the 10 original counties forming SIADSA have withdrawn. The juvenile population in the Montrose facility has plummeted and now SIADSA is experiencing monthly operating losses of $5,000 per month since March 2010.   The board contends SIADSA has approximately $800,000 on hand plus the value of the Montrose facility equals $1 million of equity in the 28E Corporation on or about May 20, 2011.

The resolution, in part, reads:

"Appanoose county, Iowa had made demand upon SIADSA to be allowed to withdraw as a member of this 28E Agreement and receive upon withdrawal and termination of membership in such corporation a l/8 share of equity in that corporation valued as of May 20, 2011; but the SIADSA voted on May 20, 2011 not to do so; and WHEREAS, Appanoose County no longer desires to be a member government in SIADSA and face the continuing joint liability inherent in membership or to continue in having its share of public monies and assets dissipated under current management; but the Corporation's Board refuses to allow Appanoose County's withdrawal from and termination of membership in such Corporation with payment of Appanoose County's l/8 share; and WHEREAS, SIADSA and its Corporation Board, upon information and belief, will only allow Appanoose County's withdrawal from and termination of membership in SIADSA upon the forfeiture of all Appanoose County's interest in the equity of such Corporation under its purported 1999 Amendments to the 28E Agreement;


I. Appanoose County hereby withdraws from and terminates its membership in SIADSA under protest and without recourse following the May 20, 2011 vote of the SIADSA Board;

II. The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors authorizes all actions necessary to achieve reimbursement from SIADSA to Appanoose County of its l/8 share in the Corporation, valued as of May 20, 2011, including but not limited to the filing of appropriate  litigation against SIADSA."

In other action, a motion by Supervisor Linda Rouse to appoint Jan McDanolds to the Conservation Board died for the lack of second. Supervisor Jody McDanel moved to table the item until the next meeting, which passed by a 2-1 vote. Chair       man Dean Kaster and McDanel voted for and Rouse voted no.

The board approved 3-0 a bond to insure against double payment for Brian Felton in the amount of $400.

The board approved 3-0 state credits of 63 percent Homestead and l00 percent Military and Elderly Credit.   

The board tabled action on the Pioneer Cemetery Commission until  more discussion with the Cemetery Commission can take place.

The board approved 3-0 signing the MMP annual submission.

The board approved 3-0 a liquor license refund for Honey Creek Resort State Park.  

The board accepted 3-0 the resignation of Vicki Butler as jailer.

The board approved 3-0 a recommendation of the county engineer and awarded the mobile radio replacement contract to Motorola in the amount of $37,902.45.

Kaster and McDanel moved to approve bills as presented with Rouse voting no, due to her exception with one of the bills.

Text Only
Local News
  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry April 17, 1925: Nellie Walker was born in Red Oak but from infancy on, Moulton was her hometown. Her father was Moulton's stone carver and monument maker. Nellie watched him work and occasionally used his tools. At 17 she made a bust of Abraham Linco

    April 17, 2014

  • 041714 Blue Out Day Photo 2 Blue Out Day in Centerville The third annual Blue Out Day in Centerville Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. was a windy, chilly two-hour event to bring child abuse prevention awareness to the community. Activities included Centerville Mayor Jan Spurgeon reading the child abuse aware

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry April 16, 1861: By this date the news that President Lincoln wanted volunteers to fight for the preservation of the Union was the talk of Appanoose County. Centerville's reaction to the national crisis was immediate. Flags were placed at the old log-

    April 16, 2014

  • Informational meetings Organizing for Main Street is pressing on after their Jan. 16 presentation to Main Street Iowa officials who denied their application to be a part of the Main Street Iowa program. Last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-10, for one hour each da

    April 16, 2014

  • Spawning fish for better fishing The annual spring fish netting is underway at Rathbun Lake, Spirit Lake and Guttenberg and will begin Tuesday night at Storm Lake, as the spawning season picks up steam. Staff from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources collects walleye, northern p

    April 16, 2014

  • 'Teach Children To Save' in Appanoose County Iowa Trust and Savings Bank partnered with local schools to celebrate Teach Children To Save Day with savings education on April 10 and 11. More than 185 local youths explored lessons designed to educate students on the value of saving money. Establ

    April 16, 2014

  • Supervisors dealing with vacancy

    Iowa Code states if there is a vacancy in an elected county office then there are two ways to fill the vacancy, one being that county’s board of supervisors can make an appointment, the other by special election.

    April 16, 2014 1 Story

  • Local Easter egg hunts The annual Moravia Easter egg hunt is at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at City Park. The Faith United Methodist Church Easter egg hunt is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the church on Highway 5 south. For all children in pre-k through sixth grade. If i

    April 16, 2014

  • Prison for Centerville man John Frank Thomasson, 30, of Centerville, was sentenced March 28 in the Appanoose County Courthouse to a total of six years in state prison. Thomasson was charged by Appanoose County Attorney Richard F. Scott by trial information on Oct. 29, 2013 wit

    April 15, 2014

  • A.C. history by Enyfs McMurry April 15, 1923/4: Centerville's radio station WDAX (see April 11's column) ceased operations suddenly and unexpectedly. The cause: the station, said the government, was not run by a licensed operator. It did come back onto the air, reconditioned and

    April 15, 2014

  • Healthy Appanoose: Week 14 The 14th week of the Healthy Appanoose Challenges are printed below. The free program can be joined anytime throughout the year. Log in at the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at to record challenges completed.

    April 15, 2014

  • 041514 AC Civil War Part 5 Photo 1 Disaster at the Battle of Marks' Mills Appanoose County men of the 36th Iowa Infantry under Lt. Col. Francis M. Drake of Unionville, Iowa, along with men of the 18th Iowa Infantry under Capt. William Duncan of Osceola and 1st Lt. Joseph K. Morey of Centerville remained embedded deep in Co

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Dept. to begin 10-hour days The Appanoose County Secondary Roads Department announced Friday it will begin working 10-hour days for the summer months beginning on Monday, April 21. Department hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the office open Fr

    April 15, 2014

  • 041414 Trees Photo Trees Forever to work on Levee pocket park Centerville is branching out with new trees thanks to a $1,440 grant from Alliant Energy. Joyce E. Thomas, president of the local Trees Forever said the money will go toward planting more trees in Centerville and the group will begin in the Levee are

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • M-U signs new superintendent agreement MOULTON -- Tough decisions were put into action last Tuesday at the Moulton-Udell School board meeting. The board of education gave their OK to move forward with approximately $200,000 worth of budget reductions, as the school attempts to stay within

    April 14, 2014

Featured Ads

The Iowegian wants readers to think about rental permit fees. The Centerville City Council has conducted two working sessions and a third one is planned in order to get a feel for the public's appetite about raising rental permit fees from charging a landlord $25 every two years to charging a certain amount per rental unit per year. So, the question of the week is, "Are you in favor of Centerville increasing rental permit fees?"

A. I'm in favor.
B. I'm not in favor.
C. I'm not sure.
     View Results
Iowegian on Facebook