Waterloo, Iowa March 7, 2017

 

 

                The Board of Supervisors of the County of Black Hawk, in the State of Iowa, met in regular adjourned meeting at the Courthouse in Waterloo, County Seat of said County, at nine o’clock (9:00) a.m., pursuant to law, to the rules of said Board, and to adjournment.  The meeting was called to order and on roll call there were present: Frank Magsamen, Chair; Linda Laylin, Tom Little, Chris Schwartz and Craig White.

                Absent:  None.

 

                Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.

 

                Moved by Little, seconded by Schwartz that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved.  Motion carried.

 

                PUBLIC COMMENTS.  Jim Chapman said that people on fixed incomes don’t have resources to pay for tax increases by the county, city, school district and community college.  He called on the Board to hold the line on taxes.

                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Little.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED  by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that the County Auditor be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlement of such claims as allowed:

 

  GENERAL BASIC FUND    
       
11530 COLLECTION SVC CTR oth pay 528.26
11531 IRS fed pay 69,498.38
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 28,631.69
11534 SSA fica 99,532.06
11535 BHC SHERIFF oth pay 500.50
11536 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 132.50
11538 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC svc 66.94
11540 BICKLEY, MARK svc 1,570.00
11542 CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 11,231.44
11543 CENTRAL IA WATER ASSOC wtr 144.56
11544 COTT SYSTEMS maint 3,300.00
11545 DEPT OF CORRECTIONAL SVCS svc 15,630.27
11546 EMSL ANALYTICAL INC svc 402.72
11547 FASTENAL CO supl 95.60
11548 FULLER, ANGELA svc 175.00
11550 HERNANDEZ , JASON svc 700.00
11552 KEYSTONE LABS INC svc 383.00
11555 MARCO INC svc 202.50
11556 MARTIN REALTORS INC rent 925.00
11557 MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 374.40
11559 MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL supl 876.94
11561 MENARDS WLOO supl 227.59
11562 METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT rent 1,225.00
11563 O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC svc 1,046.87
11564 ON SITE INFO DESTRUCTION svc 65.52
11565 PAGE RACHEL rent 225.00
11566 PATTERSON DENTAL SUPL INC supl 1,677.50
11567 PEHL, KRISTIN rent 428.00
11568 PER MAR SECURITY SVCS svc 1,822.37
11569 RACOM CORP svc 107.16
11570 RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC supl 1,250.83
11572 SHOFF, MEAGAN M svc 1,190.00
11573 STERICYCLE INC svc 284.60
11574 T&C CLEANING INC svc 19,166.66
11575 TEJ & TJJ rent 200.00
11576 WLOO COMM SCHOOLS supl 289.40
11577 WEBER PAPER CO supl 1,701.66
11578 BUCK BRENDA mil 85.80
11579 PARMATER, JARED misc 156.56
11580 SWANSON JANIS mil 188.92
300256 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 2,623.50
300258 AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 oth pay 755.82
300259 BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC oth pay 500.00
300260 COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 43.00
300261 IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81 oth pay 608.16
300262 LEGALSHIELD oth pay 211.45
300263 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 59.14
300264 MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR oth pay 322.20
300265 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 4,990.00
300266 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 947.50
300267 PECU oth pay 26,396.00
300268 ACE DOG HOLDINGS rent 325.00
300269 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC supl 1,223.22
300271 ANACAPA ASSOC rent 675.00
300274 BLACK HAWK MEMORIAL CO INC svc 255.00
300275 BOLIN JAMES E rent 200.00
300276 BURLINGTON TRAILWAYS svc 375.50
300277 CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 93.06
300279 CEDAR GRAPHICS INC supl 474.48
300280 CENTRAL SALES INC svc 1,681.53
300281 CINTAS CORP svc 23.90
300282 CLB DEVELOPMENT rent 300.00
300283 CODE PUBLISHING.INC publ 203.55
300284 CORINTHIAN SVCS OF IA svc 1,000.00
300285 COURIER publ 1,107.13
300287 DRAIN DOCTOR svc 240.00
300288 EVERTS RICHARD rent 200.00
300289 FEDEX svc 10.83
300290 FISCHELS ANTHONY A rent 250.00
300291 FORCIER LAW OFFICE svc 84.00
300292 FRUCHTENICHT TERI rent 200.00
300293 GILPIN JOAN L svc 5,533.92
300294 GRAY, MARY rent 200.00
300295 HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL CO eq 52.00
300296 HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 1,425.00
300297 HILD REAL ESTATE rent 225.00
300298 HILL, KAY rent 200.00
300299 HUFF HOLDING INC rent 250.00
300301 IA PUBLIC HLTH ASSOC educ 1,180.00
300302 ISAC educ 170.00
300303 U OF IA svc 56.82
300304 U OF IA svc 1,440.00
300305 JAMIESON , JOHN  D rent 250.00
300306 JONES , MICHAEL  K rent 425.00
300307 JUNKMAN KNOEBEL CTR rent 200.00
300308 KEARNS FUNERAL SVC svc 1,000.00
300310 LANE 7 rent 200.00
300311 LEAHY RENTALS rent 225.00
300312 LINN CO svc 1,728.00
300313 MATT WILBUR & ASSOCIATES educ 1,240.00
300315 MESSER J SCOTT rent 225.00
300316 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 9,191.00
300319 MOORE MEDICAL supl 137.27
300320 MOTEL 6 rooms 270.00
300321 MTM HOLDINGS rent 225.00
300324 NELSON LARRY rent 775.00
300326 OPERATION THRESHOLD rent 200.00
300327 OSMANCEVIC, ESMIRA fuel 20.02
300328 PANEC , ALBERT rent 500.00
300329 PEOPLES COMMUNITY HLTH svc 610.00
300330 POWESHIEK WATER ASSOC wtr 901.55
300331 PRESERVE AT CROSSROADS rent 325.00
300333 R&S PROPERTY MGMT INC rent 225.00
300334 RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME INC svc 2,200.00
300335 RUSSELL LAMSON LTD PARTNERSHIP rent 200.00
300337 SELL MICHAEL rent 250.00
300338 SHERMAN SPECIALTY CO INC supl 68.65
300339 SHRED MASTER INC svc 66.22
300340 SOMMERFELT FAMILY HOUSING rent 347.50
300341 SPEE DEE DELIVERY SVC INC svc 97.71
300343 SUCCESSLINK svc 17,013.89
300344 SUNRIZE PROPERTIES rent 250.00
300348 VALLEY RENTALS rent 275.00
300349 VARSITY CLEANERS svc 21.60
300351 VISA misc 20.26
300353 CITY OF WATERLOO fuel 1,660.70
300354 WLOO HERITAGE HOMES ent 300.00
300355 WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 4,782.01
300356 WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 648.69
300357 WAVERLY HLTH CTR svc 120.00
300358 WERTJES UNIFORMS svc 294.28
300360 WOODS FUNERAL HOME svc 200.00
300362 AHLBERG , TINA misc 56.00
300363 KARR RENTALS rent 225.00
300364 ANDERSON RICK reimb 491.50
300365 LEWIS ADAM reimb 500.00
300366 REITER JANET reimb 500.00
300367 SCHAKE, DAVID reimb 500.00
300368 SCHWARTZ, LOUIS reimb 596.80
300369 ELMCREST ESTATES rent 250.00
300370 OFFICE DEPOT supl 260.12
       
       
  GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 410.83
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 241.20
11534 SSA fica 803.20
300266 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 250.00
300346 TREASURER STATE OF IA def fund 155,413.00
300361 YOUTH AND SHELTER SVCS INC svc 93.30
       
       
  COUNTY SERVICES FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 2,072.58
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 907.57
11534 SSA fica 2,968.76
11536 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 18.00
300256 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 95.99
300261 IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81 oth pay 21.03
300265 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 165.00
300267 PECU oth pay 25.00
300332 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SVCS svc 474.51
       
       
  RURAL BASIC FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 5,060.10
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 2,032.14
11534 SSA fica 6,977.52
300256 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 135.99
300259 BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC oth pay 95.00
300265 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 350.00
300266 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 100.00
300267 PECU oth pay 3,130.00
300352 CITY OF WATERLOO svc 8,113.71
       
       
  SECONDARY ROADS FUND    
       
11530 COLLECTION SVC CTR oth pay 299.40
11531 IRS fed pay 8,410.77
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 3,694.78
11534 SSA fica 12,255.62
11539 ANTON SALES supl 49.13
11541 BLACK HILLS ENERGY fuel 401.50
11543 CENTRAL IA WATER ASSOC wtr 61.76
11549 G&K SERVICES svc 28.70
11554 MANATTS svc 1,122.61
11560 MENARDS CF eq 150.64
11571 SCOTS SUPL CO INC prts 237.23
300256 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 421.60
300260 COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 13.00
300262 LEGALSHIELD oth pay 15.75
300263 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 25.60
300265 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 440.00
300266 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 25.00
300267 PECU oth pay 3,030.50
300270 AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOC educ 620.00
300273 BLACK HAWK ELECTRICAL CO eq rpr 529.53
300278 CF UTILITIES util 282.65
300286 DONS TRUCK SALES INC prts 440.91
300300 IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES eq 2,755.10
300309 LPC UTILITIES util 391.46
300314 MEDIACOM svc 129.95
300316 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 284.40
300317 MID COUNTRY MACHINERY INC prts 472.73
300318 MITCHELL1 svc 210.00
300323 NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 299.05
300336 SADLER POWER TRAIN INC svc 8.51
300342 STOKES WELDING supl 20.00
300345 SWARTZROCK IMPL CO – CNH CAPITAL prts 902.75
300350 VERIZON WIRELESS cell 907.75
       
       
  RESOURCE/ENHANCE/PROTECT FUND    
       
300272 BHC ABSTRACT CO svc 44,000.00
       
       
  JAIL COMMISSARY FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 85.77
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 22.82
11534 SSA fica 160.70
11551 KEEFE SUPL CO supl 2,825.16
11558 MCKEE FOODS food 78.88
       
       
  EMA RADIO SYSTEM-CAP FUND    
       
11553 LOCKSPERTS INC eq 1,358.16
300322 MURPHY TOWER SVC svc 80,700.00
       
       
  RURAL WATER FUND    
       
300355 WLOO WATER WORKS svc 1.69
       
       
  RURAL SEWER FUND    
       
300316 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 239.50
300355 WLOO WATER WORKS svc 1.69
       
       
  INSURANCE TRUST FUND    
       
11529 NAVITUS HLTH SOLUTIONS ins 19,586.55
11537 PREFERRED ONE INS CO ins 69,670.20
300257 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 21.08
       
       
  FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND    
       
11528 ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS flx sp 6,861.99
       
       
  SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 501.27
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 223.79
11534 SSA fica 620.84
300263 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 25.50
       
       
  E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND    
       
300316 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 363.55
300359 WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 154.07
       
       
  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 381.86
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 156.55
11534 SSA fica 527.76
11536 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 1.00
11538 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC maint 21.84
300256 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 9.51
300265 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 50.00
300347 US BANK misc 305.00
       
       
  COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND    
       
11531 IRS fed pay 2,440.93
11532 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,126.98
11534 SSA fica 4,032.54
11536 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 1.00
300256 FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 82.26
300262 LEGALSHIELD oth pay 57.20
300263 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 24.36
300265 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 1,295.00
300266 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 145.00
300267 PECU oth pay 1,723.00
300351 VISA misc 16.82

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that Country View Care Facility be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlements of such claims as allowed:

 

  COUNTRY VIEW ENTERPRISE FUND    
       
18133 A-1 CAREERS svc 185.40
18134 AABLE PEST CONTROL INC svc 415.50
18135 ABDUR RAHIM svc 3,042.50
18136 ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IA svc 3,659.00
18137 ALLEN MEML HOSPITAL svc 59.29
18138 ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HLTH SVCS svc 764.00
18139 ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY food 803.57
18140 BHC TREASURER ipers/ins 7,429.73
18141 CBS STAFFING svc 1,048.13
18142 CJM FINANCIAL INC svc 216.00
18143 DIRECT SUPL INC supl 78.99
18144 DIRECTV svc 610.19
18145 EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO food 183.32
18146 GRP & ASSOCIATES svc 275.00
18147 HD SUPPLY FACILITIES MAINT LTD supl 54.87
18148 HOCKENBERGS supl 56.90
18149 IA DIV OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS svc 500.00
18150 MARTIN BROS food/supl 11,632.78
18151 MET TRANSIT AUTHORITY BHC svc 16.00
18152 NETWORK SERVICES CO svc 732.57
18153 OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC svc 268.16
18154 PLUMB SUPL CO supl 95.39
18155 PLUNKETTS PEST CONTROL INC svc 90.00
18156 SCHOOL BUS SALES CO svc 237.20
18157 SCHOOL SPECIALTY svc 72.93
18158 STAR REFRIGERATION svc 406.81
18159 UNITY HEALTH HOSPITALS svc 53.29
18160 UNITYPOINT AT HOME med 594.14
18161 WLOO COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT supl 40.56
18162 WLOO WATER WORKS svc 2,400.21
18163 YOUNG PLBG & HEATING CO svc 91.50

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

                RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said gravel roads are soft and full of water.  Last night’s storm and high winds blew trees down, but she is aware of no other damage.  She said the contractor for the Elk Run Road bridge will go back to work there in April, and since the road will be closed she hopes to identify a limited period of short weather.  Affected individuals and businesses are being contacted.  Residents interested in dust control need to contact the vendor of their choice, and a list is available on the county website.

 

                Moved by Little, seconded by White that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held February 28, 2017 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.

 

                CONSENT AGENDA

 

White moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Laylin.

  1. TO APPROVE, RECEIVE, PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
    1. The Board of Supervisors APPROVE INTERGOVERNMENTAL JOURNAL ENTRIES, and that the County Auditor be authorized and directed to TRANSFER monies within the various funds as submitted.
Transfer from Fund  Amount Transfer to Fund  Amount
GENERAL – VA                     95.73 GENERAL – DHS                       95.73
COUNTY SOC SVCS                   146.26 GENERAL – DHS                    146.26
  1. The Sheriff’s MONTHLY REPORT for January 2017.
  1. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
  2. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Nolan DeWall d/b/a Nolan DeWall Facility ID #65919 located in Cedar Falls Township, Section nineteen (19) in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
  3. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Greg and Becky Wellman d/b/a Greg Wellman Facility ID #59353 located in Spring Creek Township, Section ten (10) in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
  4. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Lee A. Rottinghaus d/b/a Lee A. Rottinghaus Facility ID #64423 located in Fox Township, Section six (6) in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
  5. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Dean McKenna d/b/a McKenna Farms Inc. ID #62913 located in Clark Township, three (3) in Tama County with application in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
  6. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
  7. The allowable/disallowable HOMESTEAD CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §425.3 of the Code of Iowa.
  8. The allowable/disallowable MILITARY SERVICE TAX EXEMPTION LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Officer, in accordance with §426.A.14 of the Code of Iowa.
  9. The allowable/disallowable FAMILY FARM CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §425A.4 of the Code of Iowa.

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

                CONSENT AGENDA ENDS

 

                Moved by Little, seconded by White to receive and place on file with the County Auditor the Black Hawk County Health Department’s Bi-Annual Report as recommended by Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, Health Department Director.  Dr. Egbuonye said the report discusses the health needs of the diverse ethnic minorities and vulnerable populations of low economic status that her department addresses.  The report defines the ten essential purposes of public health.

                Motion carried.

 

                ACES update and discussion presented by Dave Hansen, ACES.  Hansen said ACES has completed over 550 tickets for assistance through its help desk since that service started last fall, has provided 635 hours of service, held on-site meetings with the Health Department, the County Attorney and Conservation to discuss pressing information technology (IT) needs, and provided the additional service of employee security awareness training.  He said ACES erred in launching the security training before notifying IT Director Kim Veeder so that she could alert employees, and also in starting a password policy without Veeder’s knowledge.  He said two staff members now communicate with Veeder on a weekly basis.  He said that he and Veeder plan to meet with each department head to see what can be improved in their service, and he hopes going forward the cost to the county will be reduced.

                Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the CONTRACT between Black Hawk County and Shive-Hattery, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa for design/engineering services for the Pinecrest Generator Project for the amount of $12,750.00 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same and to place on file the Certificate of Insurance as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

 

                White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the CJJP Fiscal Agent CONTRACT between Black Hawk County and Juvenile Court Services (JCS) for the purpose of enabling the County to provide fiscal management services for the Wrap Around Program and Staff Development Funds effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same.

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

                Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz to receive and place on file the notification by Veterans Affairs Director, Kevin Dill, that the Veterans Affairs Department will receive on March 22, 2017 a donation of a 2016 Ford Transit with a value of $19,200 from Witham Auto Centers. 

                White said that if veterans need rides, they can arrange them through the paratransit system with a phone call, so he sees this as a duplication of services.  Motion carried, White dissenting.

 

                The Board of Supervisors discussed the possibility of bonding for the Jail Parking Lot at an estimated cost of $700,000.  Finance Director Susan Deaton said that the Board voted to make a complete replacement at its previous meeting, and the bonds sold in FY18 can include the $700,000 for the parking lot.  This would increase the total bonding to $1.625 million, but it will not impact the debt service levy until the following year.  Little asked what would happen if the project comes in higher than budgeted.  Deaton said the overrun would have to come from reserves, or by addressing it in the FY 19 budget.

 

                Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Black Hawk County bond an estimated amount of $700,000 to replace the Jail Parking Lot.

                Schwartz said he would like to include the amount in the bonding so that the county’s reserves can be available for anticipated but difficult-to-estimate expenditures for Country View.  Laylin agreed.  Little said it should have been addressed during the regular budget process.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  Little, White.                                      Resolution adopted.

 

BOND HEARING

 

The Chairperson announced that this was the time and place for the public hearing and meeting on the matter of the application of excess Bond proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2015A, dated September 17, 2015, in order to provide funds to pay costs of improvements to public buildings, including the site or grounds thereof, and equipment, remodeling, reconstruction and additions or extensions to the buildings, including courthouse lower level ceiling, lighting and flooring improvements; an emergency generator, exterior and interior lighting improvements and parking lot repairs for the Pinecrest building; lighting improvements for the jail; Conservation Administration building roof replacement; sidewalk repair on the site or grounds of county buildings; and heating and cooling improvements for Hickory Hills cabins, essential county purposes, and that notice of the proposed action by the Board to institute proceedings for the application of said Bond proceeds to the expanded purposes, had been published pursuant to the provisions of Section 331.443 of the Code of Iowa.

 

                Moved by Little, seconded by White to receive and place on file the proof of publication of notice of public hearing.  Motion carried.

 

                The Chairperson then asked the County Auditor whether any written objections had been filed by any city resident or property owner to the proposal.  The County Auditor advised the Chairperson and the Board that no written objections had been filed.  The Chairperson then called for oral objections to the proposal and none was made.  Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the time for receiving oral and written objections to be closed.

                Finance Director Susan Deaton said it had been planned to use leftover bond proceeds for the jail security system, but it was found that couldn’t be done due to the overall cost and the  limitations on use of the funds.  Therefore, other capital projects that were budgeted as departmental expenditures, which fit the bond use criteria, are proposed to be paid for with the leftover bond proceeds.

 

                Moved by White, seconded by Little to close the hearing after oral and written comments are received.  Motion carried.

 

Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the hearing on the issuance of the Bonds to be closed.

                The Board then considered the proposed action and the extent of objections thereto.

 

                 Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

WHEREAS, pursuant to notice published as required by law, this Board has held a public meeting and hearing upon the proposal to institute proceedings for the application of not to exceed $671,500 of excess Bond proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2015A, dated September 17, 2015, originally issued for the following purposes:

costs of equipping, remodeling or reconstruction of public buildings, including bathroom improvements and acquisition and installation of a generator at the courthouse; and

costs of equipping, remodeling or reconstruction of public buildings, including acquisition and installation of chillers for Pinecrest and the Jail; and

costs of equipping, remodeling or reconstruction of public buildings, including acquisition and installation of a generator for the Jail; reconstruction, improvement, and repair of sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water mains; and related site improvements;

 

to include the following additional essential county purpose:

                costs of improvements to public buildings, including the site or grounds thereof, and equipment, remodeling, reconstruction and additions or extensions to the buildings, including courthouse lower level ceiling, lighting and flooring improvements; an emergency generator, exterior and interior lighting improvements and parking lot repairs for the Pinecrest building; lighting improvements for the jail; Conservation Administration building roof replacement; sidewalk repair on the site or grounds of county buildings; and heating and cooling improvements for Hickory Hills cabins;

and has considered the extent of objections received from residents or property owners as to the proposal and accordingly the following action is now considered to be in the best interests of the County and residents thereof:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA:

 

Section 1. That this Board does hereby institute proceedings and takes additional action for the application of not to exceed $671,500 of excess bond proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds, Series 2015A for the foregoing expanded essential county purposes. 

 

Section 2.  The County Auditor is authorized and directed to take such action as may be necessary to effect and implement the foregoing application of the excess bond proceeds as described herein.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 7th day of March, 2017.

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

Whereupon, the Chairperson declared the measure duly adopted.

FY18 BUDGET HEARING

 

                Chairman Magsamen introduced the elected officials, department heads and other county officials.

 

At Nine-forty-five o’clock (9:45) a.m., a public hearing was held as provided by law in the Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, Waterloo, Iowa at which time all interested persons could appear to file objections on the proposed Black Hawk County Budget for FY2017-2018.

 

                Finance director Susan Deaton described aspects of the FY18 Black Hawk County Budget.  She said tax askings will increase by $1.9 million (5.3%), the urban tax rate will increase $.019 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation to $6.46/$1000, the rural tax rate will increase $.316/$1000 to $9.67/$1000, and the public safety radio system rate (included in the urban rate) will decrease by $.02 to $.25/$1000.  She said the majority of the tax increase is due to a 20% increase in the cost of health insurance and $1 million for the new jail security system.  Taxable valuation increased $5.45% or $277.7 million, in large part due to a large amount of valuation being moved from a Cedar Falls tax increment finance (TIF) area into general taxation.  Rural valuation increased 4.21% ($35 million) and TIF valuation declined 23.15% ($130.1 million).

                Revenues decrease $2.5 million to $62.4 million, because of a retreat from the spike in the current fiscal year from contributions for the Hartman Nature Preserve Center renovation ($1.6 million), and the end of the Jumpstart program, in which the county served as a pass-through for community development block grants in the region ($1.5 million).  Property taxes account for 56% of total county revenue, up $1.56 million or 4.7%.  Intergovernmental revenue totals $14.8 million, or 24% of total county revenue. 

                Expenditures decrease $6.4 million to $69.15 million.  Capital projects decrease $5.6 million mainly due to the majority of the public safety radio project being included in FY17.  Salaries and benefits increase $1.4 million (4.3%), which includes a 2.75-3% increase in wages and a 20% increase in health insurance.  The jail security system will be split between FY17 and FY18, a million dollars each year.  Secondary Roads expenditures increase $800,000 due to new equipment. 

                Full-time employee equivalents (FTEs), excluding Country View, which falls under a separate enterprise fund (and has 177 employees), will show a net decrease of 8.48 to 424.41 FTEs. 

                Outstanding county debt as of 7/1/17 will be $31,680,000.  Road and bridge construction is responsible for 60.8% of  the county’s debt.

                State-calculated rollbacks (determining the amount of a property’s assessed value that will be taxed) changed as follows:  Residential, up 1.31 points to 56.9391%.  Agricultural, up 1.39 points to 47.4996%.  Commercial and Industrial, no change, 90%.  Multi-Residential, down 3.75 points to 82.5%.  For properties assessed at $100,000, Residential will pay $10 more in county tax, Agricultural $19 more, Commercial/Industrial $2 more, Multi-Residential $23 less. 

                The county’s share of a property tax dollar in the City of Waterloo will be 15.8%; in Cedar Falls it will be 20.4% (based on FY17 taxes for the other entities).

 

                County Auditor Grant Veeder read the Compensation Board’s recommendation for elected officials’ salaries as follows:

 

Elected Official Present FY17 Salary Proposed FY18 Salary
Attorney $119,266 $122,843
Auditor $75,518 $77,785
Board of Supervisors $35,859 $36,935
Recorder $75,411 $77,673
Treasurer $75,411 $77,673
Sheriff $101,547 $104,593

 

The COUNTY COMPENSATION BOARD recommendation represented a 3% salary increase for all elected officials for fiscal year 2018.  In action taken on February 7, 2017 the Board approved the full 3% increase. 

There were no public comments or questions.  The county supervisors made comments.  Laylin thanked county staff and said decisions are weighed with public needs and tax burdens in mind.  Schwartz thanked county staff, and said there was give and take in budget deliberations, which were handled in a professional manner.  Little thanked county staff, and said the budget was frustrating for him, as it didn’t seem to flow well.  White said the Board showed its loyalty to county staff by sending a resolution to the state criticizing the diminution of public employee bargaining rights.  He felt the budget could have been better in some respects but agreed there was a give and take process.  Magsamen thanked the Board for its professionalism, and thanked county staff.  He said the Board must do a balancing act, trying to control costs while still addressing costly but necessary issues.  Laylin complimented Deaton on a good job in her first budget process.  Magsamen said that sometimes the legislature frustrates counties, but counties have to do what they can to live with the consequences of new laws.

 

Moved by Little, seconded by White to receive and place on file proof of publication of notice of public hearing.  Motion carried.

 

Moved by White, seconded by Schwartz  to close the hearing after oral/written comments are received.  Motion carried.

 

Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the proposed Black Hawk County Budget for FY2017-2018 as published in the county’s official newspapers on February 22, 2017 and February 23, 2017 be approved and adopted as published.

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the APPROPRIATIONS be approved at one hundred percent (100%) for the Black Hawk County Budget for FY2017-2018.

                   
                  FY2018 BUDGET-AGENCY APPROPRIATIONS BY SERVICE AREA    
                   
  SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE  
ALL FUNDS AREA 1 AREA 3 AREA 4 AREA 6 AREA 7 AREA 8 AREA 9 AREA 0      TOTALS
  Public Safety Health & Mental Hlth, Environment Roads & Gov’t Serv Administration Debt Serv. &  
  & Legal Serv Social Serv ID & DD & Education Transportation to Residents   Capital Proj.  
BOARD:OFFICE             490,810   490,810
AUDITOR             795,600   795,600
SHERIFF 16,120,577               16,120,577
TREASURER           771,357 705,853 8,492,247 9,969,457
RECORDER           758,479     758,479
COUNTY ATTORNEY 3,349,660               3,349,660
HUMAN RESOURCES             319,035   319,035
CONS COMM CENTER 2,165,499               2,165,499
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY             1,073,390   1,073,390
MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAL             1,599,535   1,599,535
MEDICAL EXAMINER 220,050               220,050
CIVIL SERVICE             14,555   14,555
HEALTH DEPARTMENT   5,900,892   198,289         6,099,181
DISTRICT COURT ADMIN 11,900               11,900
JUVENILE COURT SERV 161,000 640,000             801,000
SOCIAL SERVICES   718,175             718,175
HUMAN SERVICES:ADMIN   347,375             347,375
MENTAL HEALTH/ID/DD     6,630,230           6,630,230
ENGINEER         7,972,485     1,284,430 9,256,915
AUDITOR:ELECTIONS           663,037     663,037
VETERAN AFFAIRS   418,960             418,960
BOARD:AGENCIES 423,457 58,764   288,750     9,500   780,471
BOARD:GEN SUPERVISION           550 1,201,800 2,249,500 3,451,850
COUNTY CONSERVATION       3,096,897         3,096,897
                   
                   
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 22,452,143 8,084,166 6,630,230 3,583,936 7,972,485 2,193,423 6,210,078 12,026,177 69,152,638
                   

                AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.                                                     Resolution adopted.

 

                ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD.  White congratulated the Waterloo Warriors for winning the high school hockey championship.  He said it was the 50th anniversary of the Medal of Honor being posthumously awarded to 2nd Lieutenant Robert Hibbs of Cedar Falls for actions taken in the Vietnam War a year earlier.

 

                On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.

 

Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors                              Grant Veeder, County Auditor