Waterloo, Iowa April 26, 2016
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: Linda Laylin, Chair; Tom Little, Frank Magsamen, John Miller and Craig White.
Absent: None.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
Moved by Little, seconded by Miller that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Magsamen.
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
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 2,598.30
IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ins 3,062.39
CRANDALL, DEE ANN rfd 21.08
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS supl 43.98
AIA SERVICES LLC supl 644.60
BIERMAN HOLDINGS LLC rent 175.00
BLACK CREEK INTEGRATED SYSTEMS CORP svc 10,564.00
BLACK HAWK WASTE DISPOSAL
svc 470.00
BOLIN JAMES E rent 175.00
CAMPBELL SUPPLY WATERLOO
supl 65.23
CEDAR FALLS UTILITIES util 252.68
CLARK PRINTING INC svc 125.94
CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT
svc 1,001.19
CODE 4 supl 1,425.00
CONSOLIDATED ENERGY HARTLAND util 3,854.08
COURIER THE svc 436.09
DOLLYS RENTAL rent 225.00
EC CONCRETE & MASONRY
supl 29,300.00
ECOLAB CENTER eq rent 345.78
EMPLOYEE & FAMILY RESOURCES
svc 250.00
EVELAND JOHN rent 350.00
EVERTS RICHARD rent 175.00
FERGUSON ENTERPRISES INC
supl 2.50
GRAINGER INC supl 121.30
HAGARTY WAYCHOFF GRARUP FUNERAL SERVICE svc 1,000.00
HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL COMPANY eq rpr 965.00
HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES
supl 261.42
IN THE LOOP PROPERTIES rent 175.00
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF EMERGENCY DISPATCH educ 100.00
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES trees 135.00
IOWA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES educ 150.00
KA INVESTMENTS LLC rent 300.00
KIRK GROSS COMPANY eq 6,407.53
LA PORTE MOTOR SUPPLY INC
supl 28.66
LANE 7 LLC rent 675.00
LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER
svc 900.76
LINN COUNTY svc 1,666.67
MEDICAL BILLING SERVICES svc 45.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 274.97
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO eq rpr 595.71
NAPA AUTO PARTS eq rpr 108.80
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH dues 425.00
NORTH STAR REALTORS rent 275.00
NORTHERN IOWA CONSTRUCTION svc 1,037.00
NUCARA PHARMACY med 95.00
ODONNELL ACE HARDWARE INC
supl 23.97
OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED
supl 562.31
OREILLY AUTOMOTIVE STORES
eq 25.22
PEDERSEN DOWIE CLABBY MCCAUSLAND INSURANCE ins 472.50
PETCO ANIMAL SUPPLIES INC
supl 57.99
PITZENBERGER ANTHONY
rent 175.00
PRAIRIE MOON NURSERY supl 760.00
R&S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC rent 275.00
ROOSEVELT SENIOR HOUSING
rent 79.00
RUSSELL LAMSON LIMITED PARTNERSHIP rent 175.00
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC
eq rpr 93.31
SAMS WHOLESALE CLUB supl 154.12
SANDERS FUNERAL SERVICE
svc 1,000.00
SCHOO, LEON J rent 287.00
SHELDAHL RENTALS rent 175.00
STAPLES ADVANTAGE supl 225.62
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN supl 37.86
STETSON BUILDING PRODUCTS
supl 962.34
STOKES WELDING eq mtn 154.77
STRUXTURE ARCHITECTS
svc 14,289.00
THOMPSON LAND DEVELOPMENT
svc 135.00
TITAN MACHINERY INC eq mtn 279.50
URBS DO IT BEST HARDWARE
supl 171.38
US CELLULAR util 185.63
US CELLULAR util 444.77
UTILITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
eq rpr 63.18
WATERLOO MILLS COMPANY
supl 41.28
WATERLOO ROTARY CLUB rent 1.00
WATERLOO WATER WORKS util 375.00
WEST PAYMENT CENTER svc 1,705.00
WILSON CONSULTING svc 1,192.00
ZHORNE, KAY mile 42.90
GIL-PAVIA, SALVADOR rfd 50.00
JOHNSON, CHERRIE rfd 46.00
STELLAR TRUCK & TRAILER
eq rpr 91.30
VIREN, TANNER rfd 15.35
GEHL AUSTIN JEANNE mile 102.96
LINN COUNTY svc 401.55
LUTGEN GARY svc 127.75
WATERLOO CITY OF fuel 7,740.79
ACES svc 13,806.75
AHLERS & COONEY PC svc 1,325.00
AMENT INC svc 467.50
ASPRO INC supl 225.19
B&B LOCK & KEY INC svc 16.56
BAUER BUILT TIRE eq rpr 61.49
BMC AGGREGATES LC supl 1,076.12
CBM MANAGED SERVICES
svc 18,913.88
CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 966.38
CFPI LLC rent 225.00
CHIEF supl 106.68
CTS LANGUAGELINK svc 3.91
EAST CENTRAL IOWA RURAL ELEC
util 1,568.27
EHRLICH BETH svc 45.50
FASTENAL COMPANY supl 76.82
HALTOM JENNIFER svc 2.00
HARTMAN DONALD W rent 175.00
HLA INVESTMENTS rent 550.00
KLENK, BRENDA L B svc 24.50
LOCKSPERTS INC svc 65.16
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 422.29
MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL
supl 325.29
MEADOW RIDGE WATERLOO LLC
rent 500.00
MENARDS CEDAR FALLS supl 3,924.75
MENARDS WATERLOO supl 535.22
NORTHERN SAFETY CO INC supl 55.79
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR COMPANY INC
eq mtn 134.08
PC PINEVIEW LLC rent 175.00
PEHL, KRISTIN rent 175.00
PRINT TRANSFORMATIONS svc 183.99
SHAHRIARI DARIA T CSR svc 294.00
SLED SHED THE eq rpr 238.20
WATERLOO COMMUNITY SCHOOLS svc 15.88
WEBER PAPER COMPANY supl 118.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL
INTAB LLC supl 163.62
OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED
supl 287.78
PARRISH , WALLACE D svc 616.25
RYDER TRANSPORTATION SERVICES eq rent 222.37
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 117.07
RURAL BASIC
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 114.91
WATERLOO CITY OF svc 5,919.67
SECONDARY ROADS
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 431.11
CAMPBELL SUPPLY WATERLOO
supl 176.71
CERTIFIED POWER INC eq rpr 2,930.00
GCR TIRES & SERVICE eq rpr 852.00
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES supl 448.36
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 167.77
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT CO eq mtn 498.73
MUTUAL WHEEL COMPANY
eq rpr 81.60
NAPA AUTO PARTS eq mtn 464.80
OREILLY AUTOMOTIVE STORES
supl 101.81
PAUL NIEMANN CONSTRUCTION
supl 12,887.89
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC
eq rpr 277.98
SHUCK BRITSON INC svc 1,600.00
STAR EQUIPMENT LTD supl 5.07
STETSON BUILDING PRODUCTS
supl 1,068.76
STOKES WELDING supl 2,909.65
FISCHELS, TODD rfd 52.70
ANTON SALES supl 75.18
ASPRO INC supl 243.90
BMC AGGREGATES LC supl 20,843.78
ESRI INC eq 600.00
G&K SERVICES svc 28.70
MANATTS supl 1,475.74
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 164.02
MENARDS CEDAR FALLS supl 146.54
RESOURCE/ENHANCE/PROTECT GUSTAFSON, GREGORY svc 1,500.00
SNYDER & ASSOCIATES svc 967.50
JAIL COMMISSARY
US CELLULAR util 34.21
US CELLULAR util 381.09
KEEFE SUPPLY COMPANY food 306.90
MCKEE FOODS food 141.82
CONSERVATION TRUST
PHEASANTS FOREVER supl 1,367.00
EMA RADIO SYSTEM-CAP
CELLSITE SOLUTIONS LLC
supl 49,350.00
TOWERCO 2013 HOLDINGS LLC
eq rpr 10,000.00
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN MODUS svc 2,780.00
INVISION ARCHITECTURE svc 2,385.00
RURAL WATER
WATERLOO WATER WORKS util 5.49
RURAL SEWER
CHATHA, USMAN & SHAHID rfd 406.72
WATERLOO WATER WORKS util 5.50
INSURANCE TRUST
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 30.59
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 3,572.80
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 24,886.98
PREFERRED ONE INSURANCE COMPANY ins 76,829.89
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION CENTURYLINK util 1,866.08
PEDERSEN DOWIE CLABBY MCCAUSLAND INSURANCE svc 447.30
TOWERCO 2013 HOLDINGS LLC
eq lse 5,000.00
RACOM CORPORATION svc 89,682.65
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO ins 9.51
MEDIACOM util 135.90
US CELLULAR util 159.41
ASSESSOR
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 91.77
MARCO INC eq mtn 163.28
US CELLULAR util 67.80
JASPER VICTORIA mil 142.03
WELLMARK ins 8,158.15
METCALF JULIA D mil 16.10
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Miller.
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:
A-1 CAREERS svc 1,135.60
ACCESS SYSTEMS svc 82.50
ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IOWA
svc 10,856.75
ALLEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
svc 436.12
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY
food 634.76
CBS STAFFING LLC svc 2,141.79
CEDAR VALLEY MEDICAL SPECIALISTS svc 109.41
CLARK AND ASSOCIATES supl 46.00
DIRECT SUPPLY INC eq/supl 1,552.45
DR ROBERT S GRITTMANN
svc 2,000.00
EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO food 252.72
FIX TIRE CO eq rpr 512.54
HD SUPPLY FACILITIES MAINTENANCE LTD eq 604.30
HORIZON HCS INC supl 1,714.73
IA DIV OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS svc 500.00
KOCH BROTHERS INC eq mtn 139.56
MARTIN BROS food/supl 11,446.52
MCKESSON MEDICAL-SURGICAL
supl 1,255.64
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES INC supl 494.09
MENARDS-CEDAR FALLS supl 31.25
NETWORK SERVICES CO svc 863.84
OFFICE CONCEPTS LTD supl 276.88
OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC svc 686.70
THE COURIER svc 341.12
UNITYPOINT AT HOME WATERLOO med 784.50
US BANK supl/svc 1,580.62
US CELLULAR util 438.90
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
ORAL PRESENTATION. Roger White, Chair of the Black Hawk County Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Committee said that the committee’s five-year plan for 2016-2020 with the committee’s goals and desires has been finished. He said the Black Hawk County Conservation Board has endorsed it, and he hoped the Board of Supervisors would do so as well. Magsamen said the Board would not act on an endorsement today but that it would be on a future agenda. Laylin thanked White for his years of service as chair.
Moved by White, seconded by Little that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held April 19, 2016 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA
Little moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by White.
A. 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
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES 275.12 GENERAL BASIC 275.12
GENERAL BASIC 958.21 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL 958.21
2. The PAYROLL ADJUSTMENTS submitted by the various departments and the County Auditor be authorized and directed to adjust his records accordingly.
DEPT, NAME, TITLE TO EFFECTIVE DATE ACTION
SHERIFF, Tony Thompson
Bland, Aaron D., Deputy Sheriff $20.40 4/10/2016 Shift Change
Eriksson, Ian C., Deputy Sheriff $20.40 3/28/2016 Termination
Josavac, Rajka, Deputy Sheriff $20.40 4/10/2016 Shift Change
Krieger, Ethan T., Deputy Sheriff $20.40 4/10/2016 Shift Change
COUNTRY VIEW, Dennis Coleman
Banks, Phylesia N., Development Aide $12.82 4/13/2016 Probation Ends
Bruce, Tanaya C., Development Aide $12.82 4/10/2016 FTE Decrease
Crandall, DeeAnn L., Nursing Assistant $12.82 4/1/2016 Termination
Hodges, Quinnisha D., Nursing Assistant $12.82 4/13/2016 New Hire
Hummel, Natasha M., LPN $18.51 4/10/2016 Step
Johannsen, Jessica K., Cert Rehab Asst. $17.98 3/14/2016 Termination
Lara, Kay M., Nursing Assistant $15.81 4/10/2016 Step
Phillip, Vialesha J., Nursing Assistant $12.82 4/13/2016 New Hire
Riley-Mesch, Sheree L., Registered Nurse $23.59 4/10/2016 Step
Welcher, Jamie A., Food Serv Wrkr Trainee $11.66 4/12/2016 New Hire
Whitesell-Soderstorm, Abbe C., Food Serv Wrkr Trainee $11.66 4/12/2016 New Hire
Witcher, Laurie G., Cook $16.23 4/7/2016 Termination
3. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Active Thermal Concepts Inc., Advanced Systems Inc., Arnold Motor Supply LLP, Baker Concrete & Excavating, Black Creek Integrated Systems Corp., Black Hawk Electrical Co, Carpetland USA, Cedar Bend Humane Society, Cedar Valley Association For Soft Trails, Cedar Valley Pump LLC, Cole Excavating, Community Electric Inc., Detail Cleaning d/b/a/ Go Green Cleaning Experts, Friends of the Gilbertville Depot Inc., Halvorson Trane Service Co., Hawkeye Alarm & signal Co, Manatron Inc., Northeast Iowa Water Cond Inc. d/b/a Liddle Ecowater System, Ricoh Americas Holdings Inc., SJ Construction Inc., Superior Welding Supply Co Inc., Swick Cable Contractors Inc., Vieth Construction Corp, and Young Plumbing & Heating Company.
B. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Porkhaven Farm, LLP d/b/a Beck Site Facility ID #61336 located in Eagle Township, Section thirteen(13) in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
2. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Porkhaven Farm, LLP d/b/a Hudson Site Facility ID #60634 located in Lincoln Township, Section one (1) in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
3. The PERMIT FOR UTILITY WORK WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY for IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering, Iowa City, Iowa to place a surface water quality station on the south east side of Miller Creek Road under the bridge over Miller Creek as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
Ben Delagardelle d/b/a Urban Services, Inc. gave his monthly Washburn Sanitary Sewer System update. He said that in March there were two service calls and two Iowa One-Call locates. He said that he changed the boundaries for where he would receive Iowa One-Call calls, since he had been receiving calls for locates that were far outside the scope of the sewer utility.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Magsamen.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT of ten (10) new pumps not to exceed $25,500 for the Washburn Sanitary Sewer System as recommended Ben Delagardelle, Manager Urban Services, Inc.
Delagardelle said he has an inventory of eleven pumps, and he prefers to have fifteen to twenty on hand so that he can be prepared for situations like the time someone thought they were pulling a water valve and pulled a sewer valve instead, which obliged him to change eleven pumps in one day. Little asked if the purchase was budgeted. Finance Director Susan Deaton said that $25,000 is budgeted for pumps, and the county spends an average of $26,000 a year on them. Delagardelle said that Cedar Valley Pump reconditions old pumps for him.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the reinsurance agreement with HM Insurance, with an increase from $100,000 to $115,000 to the Specific Deductible amount, effective July 1, 2016, be approved and the Chair directed to sign as recommended by Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC.
Stacy Wanderscheid of Perspective said that this will be a significant savings for the county, as there were five claims in the last few years that reached $115,000.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Miller.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the renewal exhibit from Delta Dental for dental plan administration, effective July 1, 2016, with a 3-year fixed administration fees schedule (FY17 $4.03 PEPM, FY18 $4.18 PEPM and FY19 $4.33 PEPM)and a rate increase of 3.5% Increase to Single Buy-Up Option and a 4.4% Increase to Family Buy-Up Option be approved and the Chair directed to sign the financial exhibit, as recommended by Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC.
Wanderscheid said that some of her clients didn’t take the three-year plan, and ended up with slightly higher costs.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the PBM administration renewal with Navitus that extends the current administration fee of $2.80 Per Member Per Month, effective July 1, 2016, be approved and the Chair directed to sign as recommended by Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC.
Wanderscheid said this is an extension of the current agreement.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Magsamen moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that implementation of the Navitus Select Formulary for the prescription drug plan effective July 1, 2016, be approved and the Chair directed to sign as recommended by Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC.
Wanderscheid said this change references to generic drugs, which were once but are no longer always the cheapest variety of a given medicine, and that by referring to drugs as tier one, two or three based on cost will allow Navitus to manage the cost more effectively. Magsamen asked if she still sees the benefit of using the Navitus plan. Wanderscheid said she does, and that the county’s prior company, Express Scripts has marketed out its plan. She said she will look at the market formally next year.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Magsamen moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BEST BID received from Crescent Electric, Waterloo, Iowa, for the total amount of $2,406.59 for lighting fixtures for the Board meeting room in the Courthouse be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.
Geving said this includes fifteen 2’x2’ fixture replacement lights, that this was the lower of two bids, and there is a prescriptive rebate of $1,050.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Miller.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BEST BID received from Artisan Ceiling Systems, Waterloo, Iowa, for the total amount of $2,450.00 for acoustical ceiling tile and grid for the Board meeting room in the Courthouse be approved and direct the Chair to sign for as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by White, seconded by Miller to approve the PERSONNEL REQUISITION submitted for a Property Maintenance Assistant (part-time, replacement) effective April 26, 2016 as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent. Motion carried.
Moved by Magsamen, seconded by White that the TRAVEL REQUEST submitted by Kim Veeder, Information Technology Director, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $628.64 to attend the ICIT Midyear Conference in Wes Des Moines, Iowa from June 14, 2016 through June 17, 2016. Motion carried.
Magsamen moved the following resolution seconded by Miller.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the PERSONNEL TITLE and SALARY CHANGE of the Human Resources Coordinator at an annual salary of $68,791.13 to the proposed title of Human Resources Director with an annual salary of $76,591.13 effective April 25, 2016.
Miller said that Human Resources Coordinator Audra Heineman has negotiated labor contracts and saved the county money and is doing the job of an HR director. White asked why it wasn’t discussed at budget time. Miller said it was. Little said he has the utmost confidence in Heineman, but he wouldn’t support the motion because the position of director was eliminated two years ago with the claim that it wasn’t needed. Laylin said that Heineman has filled the position of director for two years with the utmost professionalism, has been very helpful in various situations, and has impressive plans for employee development. Little said that there was supposed to be a savings of $80,000 but that with the increase Heineman got at the time and the one she’s getting now there would be no savings. White said that this will lead others to question their compensation.
AYES: Magsamen, Miller, Laylin.
NAYS: Little, White. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Little
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the TAXES DUE AND PAYABLE of the submitted persons, as indicated, including special assessments, and rates or charges, including interest, fees and cost, in accordance with the provision of §427.9 of the Code of Iowa, be suspended and that future property taxes on property owned by the persons will be suspended for such time as the persons remains the owner of the parcels, and during the period the persons receives assistance as described in §427.9 of the Code of Iowa.
AYES: Little, Magsamen, Miller, White, Laylin.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD. White thanked those who helped make the Honor Flight fundraiser a success. Miller thanked Tim Jamison of the Waterloo Courier for explaining the trip taken to Washington D.C. by a local delegation to meet on the Stepping Up initiative. He and other supervisors elaborated on how the mentally ill are frequently doomed to county jails because there isn’t enough housing or care for them or understanding for their condition.
The supervisors held a WORK SESSION with Maintenance Superintendent Rory Geving. Geving said the lease with the State of Iowa for the Case Management unit in Pinecrest is up for renewal, and the state wants two fewer offices. He said they gave back four last year. Little wondered why they wanted a three-year contract since they don’t know from year to year if they want to be there. Geving said the contract has a 60-day release clause. Laylin asked if anyone else in Pinecrest would be interested in the space. Geving said he thought the Health Department would be.
Geving showed the Board a schedule for remodeling the Board Room, which includes new ceiling tile and a new lighting schedule with fifteen LED fixtures. He said the amount of light won’t change much.
Geving said that in addition to reinstalling the two three-inch-high speed bumps in the parking lot now that winter is over, he thought six two-inch bumps should be added and showed a map. The Board suggested changes in the siting. Magsamen asked about changing to asphalt bumps so that they wouldn’t need to be removed in the winter. Geving said hitting such a bump could damage a snowplow. Magsamen asked him to look into it further.
Geving reported on the chillers in the jail, saying that having six individual units gives greater flexibility in how much they are used, which will lead to savings of $4,000 on the low side. He said the same is true at Pinecrest, where $3,500 a year is a low estimate of savings. He said the new backup generator at the jail is tested every Tuesday morning and no one has noticed. He said it is supposed to be able to run on full load for 36 hours, but he thinks 48 hours is closer to the truth. Likewise the courthouse backup generator is used every Wednesday morning with no discernable impact, and is rated at 24 hours at full load. He recalled that there had been an enclosure planned for the latter generator, but then required barrier posts were erected, which with the fiber optic cables running under the ground in the six feet of space left between the posts and the sidewalk makes an enclosure problematic. He said he wanted to get the area resodded after the restroom contractors are done using the lawn there for a work area and then re-evaluate. Magsamen asked about a wrap. Geving said that you can get a vinyl wrap to make it look like whatever you like.
Geving said the courthouse restroom project is close to on-schedule for a finish date of May 24. He showed pictures displaying the progress made in the Maintenance Shop toward a 5S-inspired improvement in orderliness.
Magsamen wanted to let the Board know that a group had met to start talking about which building is the best candidate to try solar energy. Little asked to have MidAmerican Energy make a presentation on possible energy savings in county buildings.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Linda Laylin, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor