Waterloo, Iowa February 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 White that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
The Board of Supervisors acknowledged the following employees for years of service: Brian Davis of the Engineer Department for twenty years; Thomas Frisch of the Sheriff’s Office for twenty-five years; Jennifer McConeghey of the Health Department and Janet Schaefer of the Treasurer’s Office for thirty years; and Brenda Corey of the Health Department for thirty-five years.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
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
COLLECTION SVC CTR, oth pay
$528.26
IRS, fed pay $67,803.90
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $28,199.15
SSA, fica $98,681.18
NEOPOST USA INC, svc $50.00
BHC SHERIFF, oth pay $139.31
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY, oth pay
$132.50
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC, svc $688.04
BAUER BUILT TIRE, prts/lbr $14.00
BICKLEY, MARK, svc $245.00
CBM MANAGED SVCS, food $9,175.17
CDW GOVERNMENT INC, eq $1,014.24
CENTRAL IA WATER ASSOC, wtr
$144.56
CTS LANGUAGELINK, svc $218.19
DB ACOUSTICS INC, svc $2,141.00
DWD INVESTMENTS , rent $300.00
EMSL ANALYTICAL INC, svc $130.65
FLINT, AAISHA, mil $57.02
GBM PROPERTY MGMT, rent $225.00
IRISH REPORTING, svc $63.50
KEYSTONE LABS INC, svc $270.00
KRUSE DAVID, rent $475.00
LOCKSPERTS INC, eq $11.52
MAHONEY KATHRYN J, svc $150.00
MAIL SVCS, svc $3,501.22
MARTIN REALTORS INC, rent $225.00
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY, supl $430.30
MENARDS WLOO, misc $232.26
METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT,
rent $385.00
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC, svc
$1,046.87
ON SITE INFO DESTRUCTION, svc
$92.30
PATTERSON DENTAL SUPL INC, supl
$2,420.90
PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC,
supl $39.99
RACOM CORP, svc $107.16
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC, supl
$646.93
SANDEES LTD, supl $832.50
SHAHRIARI DARIA T , svc $123.00
STERICYCLE INC, svc $284.60
WLOO COMM SCHOOLS, supl $351.68
WEBER PAPER CO, supl $495.00
WHOLE EXCAVATION , svc $743.75
GERHOLDT , PENNY, misc $42.00
RAMIREZ BOBBI, mil $95.55
RODRIGUEZ, TORY, mil $271.44
AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61, oth pay
$770.76
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC,
oth pay $505.17
COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA,
oth pay $43.00
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81, oth pay
$631.13
LEGALSHIELD, oth pay $211.45
MADISON NATL LIFE INS, ins $59.14
MN CHILD SUPPORT PYMT CTR,
oth pay $322.20
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$4,915.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$947.50
PECU, oth pay $26,378.00
A & P FOOD EQUIP, supl $31.57
A&B RENTALS, rent $225.00
ALLAMAKEE CO SHERIFF, svc $49.80
AMERICAN RED CROSS, educ $152.00
ANACAPA ASSOC, rent $225.00
APCO INTERNATIONAL INC, educ
$710.00
BENTONS SAND & GRAVEL INC, supl
$239.93
BOLDT , SCOTT, svc $13,979.00
BRENDA TAYLOR DESIGN, svc $50.00
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO, supl $243.05
CINTAS CORP, svc $23.90
CINTAS FIRST AID & SAFETY, supl
$131.85
CORINTHIAN SVCS OF IA, svc
$1,000.00
COURIER, publ $1,157.43
COVENANT MED MCTR, svc $416.00
DEN HERDER VET HOSPITL, svc
$84.29
DUBUQUE CO, svc $635.56
EMERGENCY PLANNING & CONSULTING, svc $5,600.00
GILPIN JOAN L, dntl $4,112.64
GLAXOSMITHKLINE, supl $166.60
GOLD FALLS VILLA, rent $200.00
GREENWAY, svc $3,740.38
HAGARTY WAYCHOFF GRARUP FUNERAL SVC, svc $400.00
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT, rent $425.00
IA ASSOC OF CO COMMISSIONERS & VETERAN, educ $120.00
ISAC, educ $170.00
IA STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER, svc
$27,440.00
U OF IA, educ $113.64
U OF IA, educ $2,252.00
LINN CO, svc $510.56
LOCKE FUNERAL HOME INC, svc
$1,000.00
M&H RENTALS , rent $280.00
MARQUAND, MARK, rent $200.00
MERCK & CO INC, supl $1,128.70
MESSER J SCOTT, rent $225.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY, util $214.00
MID STATES ORGANIZED CRIME INFO CTR, dues $250.00
MPH INDUSTRIES INC, eq $47.74
MULDER, COLLETTE, rent $225.00
MULDER, SCOTT, rent $275.00
NORTH IOWA REPORTING, svc $62.00
NORTH STAR REALTORS, rent $225.00
OPERATION THRESHOLD, svc $242.00
PEOPLES COMMUNITY HLTH, svc
$8,159.00
PETERSEN COURT REPORTERS, svc
$451.25
PLUMB SUPL CO, supl $25.92
POLK CO SHERIFF, svc $52.50
POWESHIEK WATER ASSOC, wtr
$2,302.25
QUALITY CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, rent $475.00
QUALITY INN & SUITES EVENT CTR, rooms $492.80
ROTH JEWELERS, eq $36.00
SAILER LAW , svc $138.00
SANDERS FUNERAL SVC, svc $200.00
SCOTT FOSTER MAXINE, rent $300.00
SHRED MASTER INC, svc $50.82
SPEE DEE DELIVERY SVC INC, svc
$67.43
STORY CO SHERIFF, svc $42.20
SUCCESSLINK, svc $8,801.28
TANGEN DOMINIC L, rent $225.00
THOMSON WEST, subs $360.00
TREAT AMERICA, food $245.40
VISA, misc $113.10
WASTE MGMT OF WI-MN, svc
$2,102.53
WATERFALLS CAR WASH, lbr $23.90
CITY OF WATERLOO, fuel $1,486.87
WATERLOO HERITAGE HOMES, rent
$225.00
WLOO WATER WORKS, wtr $359.77
WAVERLY HEALTH CTR, svc $105.00
WAYNE CLAASSEN ENGINEERING,
svc $817.00
WICKHAM FRANK, rent $250.00
WILKEN PROPERTIES, rent $150.00
AHLBERG , TINA, misc $90.00
HEINEN , SANDRA, misc $91.50
HOSTETLER BRENDA, misc $249.21
REMETCH LEE ANN, mil $48.36
SIVESIND LARRY, misc $75.00
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS, svc
$1,893.06
HAHN, ADAM, food $42.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
IRS, fed pay $412.15
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $241.70
SSA, fica $804.60
SHOWALTER, KAREN, reimb $79.20
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$250.00
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
IRS, fed pay $2,073.78
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $908.03
SSA, fica $2,970.12
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY, oth pay
$18.00
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81, oth pay
$21.03
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$165.00
PECU, oth pay $25.00
RURAL BASIC FUND

IRS, fed pay $4,943.86
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $1,979.47
SSA, fica $6,857.52
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC, oth pay $94.83
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com $350.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com $100.00
PECU, oth pay $3,130.00
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
IRS, fed pay $9,410.39
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $4,008.13
SSA, fica $13,091.20
ANTON SALES, eq $840.35
BLACK HILLS ENERGY, util $553.14
BMC AGGREGATES , supl $6,991.45
CENTRAL IA WATER ASSOC, wtr $53.48
G&K SERVICES, svc $28.70
IWI MOTOR PARTS, prts $32.65
NORTHLAND PRODUCTS CO, svc
$1,505.79
RAY MOUNT WRECKER SVC, svc
$600.00
SCOTS SUPL CO INC, supl $155.01
COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA,
oth pay $13.00
LEGALSHIELD, oth pay $15.75
MADISON NATL LIFE INS, ins $25.60
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$440.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$25.00
PECU, oth pay $2,961.50
BHC LANDFILL, svc $9.00
BLACK HAWK ELECTRICAL CO, eq rpr
$196.30
CF UTILITIES, util $64.75
CENTURYLINK, tel $44.61
CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPL CO, supl
$67.38
CROSS DILLON TIRE, svc $695.00
CUMMINS SALES AND SVC, subs
$376.05
DONS TRUCK SALES INC, prts
$1,273.38
ELECTRICAL ENG & EQUIP CO, svc
$343.59
GIERKE ROBINSON CO, svc $242.56
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES, eq
$2,853.70
IA WEED COMMISSIONERS ASSN,
educ $140.00
LPC UTILITIES, util $403.98
MEDIACOM, svc $129.95
MID AMERICAN ENERGY, util $494.54
MID COUNTRY MACHINERY INC, prts
$221.16
MIDWEST WHEEL COMPANIES, prts
$684.04
MITCHELL1, svc $210.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS, prts $243.04
RYDELL CHEV INC, prts $673.14
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC, eq
$824.27
SHUCK BRITSON INC, svc $3,500.00
STOKES WELDING, svc $487.00
WELTER STORAGE EQUIP, eq $461.00
WITHAM AUTO CTR, prts $174.15
BENNYS WELDING, eq rpr $85.00
WOODS, TONY, fuel $63.58
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
IRS, fed pay $66.72
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $17.22
SSA, fica $137.30
BOB BARKER CO INC, supl $118.98
KEEFE SUPL CO, food $985.16
MCKEE FOODS, food $22.16
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
DEWBERRY ARCHITECTS INC, svc
$1,542.06
RURAL WATER FUND
WLOO WATER WORKS, svc $117.83
RURAL SEWER FUND
KEYSTONE LABS INC, svc $30.00
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HLTH SOLUTIONS, ins
$19,999.72
PREFERRED ONE INS CO, ins
$102,357.04
MADISON NATL LIFE INS, ins $1,286.96
SELF-INSURED/LIAB, PROP ETC FUND
DUNKERTON TELEPHONE COOP, misc $147.69
SELF-INSURED/OFFICE EQ REP FUND
ACCESS SYSTEMS, eq rpr $746.00
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
ADVANTAGE ADMINS, flx sp $7,036.99
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
IRS, fed pay $501.27
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $223.79
SSA, fica $620.84
MADISON NATL LIFE INS, ins $26.19
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND
BHC TREASURER, loan pmt $30,000.00
BHC TREASURER, loan pmt $30,000.00
BHC TREASURER, loan pmt $30,000.00
COURIER, publ $94.86
MID AMERICAN ENERGY, util $50.14
US CELLULAR, eq rent $2,400.00
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS,
tel $154.07
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
IRS, fed pay $381.86
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $156.55
SSA, fica $527.76
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY, oth pay
$1.00
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC, maint
$21.84
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$50.00
US BANK, misc $55.00
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
IRS, fed pay $2,440.30
IA DEPT OF REV, state pay $1,126.88
SSA, fica $4,032.18
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY, oth pay
$1.00
KOENIGSFELD THOMAS J, educ $49.04
METCALF JULIA D, mil $59.40
LEGALSHIELD, oth pay $57.20
MADISON NATL LIFE INS, ins $24.36
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$1,295.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, def com
$145.00
PECU, oth pay $1,723.00
VISA, supl $127.59
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
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
A1 SEWER DRAIN SVCS, svc $150.00
AABLE PEST CONTROL INC, svc
$415.50
ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IA, svc
$6,363.25
ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SVCS, svc $183.00
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY, food
$768.21
AUTOMATIC DOOR GROUP, eq rpr
$618.02
BHC TREASURER, svc $6,965.95
COLLEEN IRVINE, mile $113.10
DENNIS COLEMAN, mile $121.68
DIRECTIONS IN NURSING, adv $171.00
EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO, food
$58.84
ELECTRICAL ENG & ELEC CO, supl
$316.20
GRP & ASSOCIATES, svc $275.00
HD SUPPLY FACILITIES MAINT LTD,
supl $722.82
LTC RESOURCES , svc $982.68
MARTIN BROS, food/supl $10,560.45
MAXIMUM SS, eq rpr $778.00
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO, util
$11,373.22
NETWORK SVCS CO, supl $800.17
OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC, svc
$268.16
PATTERSON MEDICAL, supl $215.30
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL, supl
$498.60
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, supl $764.89
WLOO COMM SCHOOL DIST, svc
$30.15
WAYNE DENNIS SUPL CO, supl $162.84
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. Assistant Engineer Ryan Brennan said that warmer weather is causing gravel roads to be soft, so it may be next week before potholes are addressed.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by White that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held January 31, 2017 and February 2, 2017 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
Transfer from Fund Amount Transfer to Fund Amount
GENERAL BASIC – VA 82.21 GENERAL BASIC- DHS 82.21
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE 183.33 GENERAL BASIC- DHS 183.33
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.
2. The Sheriff’s MONTHLY REPORT for January 2017.
B. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
1. The allowable/disallowable HOMESTEAD CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §425.3 of the Code of Iowa.
2. 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.
3. 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
White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the AMENDMENT to the list of financial institutions to be depositories of Black Hawk County funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of §12B and §12C of the Code of Iowa in amounts not to exceed the maximum deposits approved for each respective financial institution as submitted.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to designate the submitted named financial institutions as 2017 DEPOSITORIES of Black Hawk County funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of §12B and §12C of the Code of Iowa in amounts not to exceed the maximum approved for each respective financial institution as submitted.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Schwartz, seconded by Laylin that the TRAVEL REQUEST submitted by Kim Veeder, Information Technology Director, be approved to travel to Des Moines, IA for the ISAC Legislative Conference March 8, 2017 through March 10, 2017 for an amount not to exceed $334.92. Motion carried.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the REAPPOINTMENT of Donald E. Ames, to the Washburn Sanitary Sewer Board with term expiring December 31, 2019 be approved. Motion carried.
Moved by Little, seconded by White that the REAPPOINTMENT of Donald D. Eckerman, to the Washburn Sanitary Sewer Board with term expiring December 31, 2019 be approved. Motion carried.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the APPOINTMENTS to the Eminent Domain Compensation Commission in Black Hawk County in the following categories; Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson or Brokers, Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property and Owners of City Owned Property beginning January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 as submitted be approved and placed on file with the County Auditor.
First Name Last Name Category
Chris Fischels Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Jay R. Hall Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Craig Holdiman Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Michael Larson Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Ryan Risetter Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Bradley Schlotfeldt Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Sterling Simonson Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Daryl D. Smith Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Chad VanDyke Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Bruce Wingert Knowledge of Property Values by Reason of Occupation
Lester Akers Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Carole Deeds Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Elke Gerdes Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Lori McNamee Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Jim Moore Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Larry Moser Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Bill Ramsey Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Bob Reisinger Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Gale Shinkle Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
Sandy Stuber Licensed Real Estate Salespersons or Brokers
John Hoffman Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Curt Hollis Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Brenton Judisch Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Jon Mixdorf Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Gail Mueller Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Deborah Nagle Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Dale Rousselow Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Virginia Sage Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Tom Schneider Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
Henry Shepard Owner-Operators of Agricultural Property
David Allbaugh Owners of City Owned Property
Ned DeBerg Owners of City Owned Property
Tom DeLong Owners of City Owned Property
Karl Ketter Owners of City Owned Property
Robert Lamb Owners of City Owned Property
Michael McDonald Owners of City Owned Property
Kathy Norris Owners of City Owned Property
Louis Schmitz Owners of City Owned Property
AnnaMae Weems Owners of City Owned Property
Tom Westemeier Owners of City Owned Property
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Little, seconded by White that the APPOINTMENT of Debra Bunger as Interim Human Resources Director of Black Hawk County effective February 20, 2017 be approved. Motion carried.
Moved by Schwartz, seconded by Laylin that the SALARY of Debra Bunger as Interim Human Resources Director be increased by 10% as compensation for said appointment effective February 20, 2017 and the return to her current position as Compensation & Benefits Specialist at the end of her tenure be approved. Motion carried.
Moved by Little, seconded by White to approve the PERSONNEL REQUISITION submitted for an Administrative Aide I (full-time, replacement) as recommended by Sandie Smith, County Recorder. Motion carried.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Magsamen.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors approve the PERSONNEL REQUISITION submitted for a Network Administrator (full-time) in order to begin the recruitment and selection process as recommended by Kim Veeder, Information Technology Director.
Laylin asked Veeder if this was her recommendation or just the outcome of the Board’s discussion last week. Veeder said based on the information she had reviewed it was her recommendation. White asked what plans were in place. Veeder said that positions in the department are being evaluated. Laylin said it was unfortunate that the Board asked the Information Technology and Human Resources directors to provide information but the Board was moving forward without hearing a report.
AYES: Schwartz, Magsamen.
NAYS: Laylin, Little, White. Resolution failed.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and advisable that Black Hawk County, State of Iowa, should issue General Obligation Bonds, to the amount of not to exceed $950,000, as authorized by Section 331.443, of the Code of Iowa, for the purpose of providing funds to pay costs of carrying out essential county purpose project(s) as hereinafter described; and
WHEREAS, the population of the County is more than 100,000, but not more than 200,000, and the total project costs for these purposes is not more than $1,200,000; and
WHEREAS, before the Bonds may be issued, it is necessary to comply with the provisions of the Code, and to publish a notice of the proposal to issue such bonds and of the time and place of the meeting at which the Board proposes to take action for the issuance of the Bonds and to receive oral and/or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County to such action.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA:
Section 1. That this Board meet in the Board Room, County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa, at 9:05 A.M., on the 14th day of February, 2017, for the purpose of taking action on the matter of the issuance of not to exceed $950,000 General Obligation Bonds, for essential county purposes, the proceeds of which bonds will be used to provide funds to pay the costs of improvements to public buildings and grounds, including equipment, remodeling, reconstruction and additions or extensions to the buildings, including acquisition and installation of a chiller for the courthouse and courthouse lighting and ceiling improvements.
Section 2. That the Auditor is hereby directed to cause at least one publication to be made of a notice of the meeting, in a legal newspaper, printed wholly in the English language, published at least once weekly, and having general circulation in the County. The publication to be not less than four clear days nor more than twenty days before the date of the public meeting on the issuance of the Bonds.
Section 3. The notice of the proposed action to issue bonds shall be in substantially the following form:
(To be published on or before: February 9, 2017)
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA, ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $950,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE COUNTY (FOR ESSENTIAL COUNTY PURPOSES), AND THE HEARING ON THE ISSUANCE THEREOF
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, State of Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the 14th day of February, 2017, at 9:05 A.M., in Board Room 201, Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa, at which meeting the Board proposes to take additional action for the issuance of not to exceed $950,000 General Obligation Bonds, for essential county purposes, to provide funds to pay the costs of improvements to public buildings and grounds, including equipment, remodeling, reconstruction and additions or extensions to the buildings, including acquisition and installation of a chiller for the courthouse and courthouse lighting and ceiling improvements.
At the above meeting the Board shall receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County to the above action. After all objections have been received and considered, the Board will at the meeting or at any adjournment thereof, take additional action for the issuance of the Bonds or will abandon the proposal to issue said Bonds.
This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, State of Iowa, as provided by Section 331.443 of the Code of Iowa.
Dated this 7th day of February, 2017.
Grant Veeder
County Auditor, Black Hawk County, State of Iowa
(End of Notice)
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and advisable that Black Hawk County, State of Iowa, should issue General Obligation Bonds, to the amount of not to exceed $4,195,000, as authorized by Section 331.443, of the Code of Iowa, for the purpose of providing funds to pay costs of carrying out essential county purpose project(s) as hereinafter described; and
WHEREAS, before the Bonds may be issued, it is necessary to comply with the provisions of the Code, and to publish a notice of the proposal to issue such bonds and of the time and place of the meeting at which the Board proposes to take action for the issuance of the Bonds and to receive oral and/or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County to such action.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA:
Section 4. That this Board meet in the Board Room, County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa, at 9:07 A.M., on the 14th day of February, 2017, for the purpose of taking action on the matter of the issuance of not to exceed $4,195,000 General Obligation Bonds, for essential county purposes, the proceeds of which Bonds will be used to provide funds to pay the costs of refunding and refinancing outstanding general obligation indebtedness of the County, including the General Obligation Bonds (Taxable Build America Bonds), Series 2009, dated July 21, 2009.
Section 5. That the Auditor is hereby directed to cause at least one publication to be made of a notice of the meeting, in a legal newspaper, printed wholly in the English language, published at least once weekly, and having general circulation in the County. The publication to be not less than four clear days nor more than twenty days before the date of the public meeting on the issuance of the Bonds.
Section 6. The notice of the proposed action to issue Bonds shall be in substantially the following form:
(To be published on or before: February 9, 2017)
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA, ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $4,195,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE COUNTY (FOR ESSENTIAL COUNTY PURPOSES), AND THE HEARING ON THE ISSUANCE THEREOF
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, State of Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the 14th day of February, 2017, at 9:07 A.M., in Board Room 201, Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa, at which meeting the Board proposes to take additional action for the issuance of not to exceed $4,195,000 General Obligation Bonds, for essential county purposes, to provide funds to pay the costs of refunding and refinancing outstanding general obligation indebtedness of the County, including the General Obligation Bonds (Taxable Build America Bonds), Series 2009, dated July 21, 2009.
At the above meeting the Board shall receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of the County to the above action. After all objections have been received and considered, the Board will at the meeting or at any adjournment thereof, take additional action for the issuance of the Bonds or will abandon the proposal to issue said Bonds.
This notice is given by order of the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, State of Iowa, as provided by Section 331.443 of the Code of Iowa.
Dated this 7th day of February, 2017.
Grant Veeder
County Auditor, Black Hawk County, State of Iowa
(End of Notice)
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Dennis Coleman, Country View Administrator, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $3,207 for one Inva Care Heavy Duty Patient Lift.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz to receive and place on file with the County Auditor the Compensation Boards recommendation for the Black Hawk County Elected Officials of a 3% across the board increase for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. Motion carried.
The Board of Supervisors then considered various aspects of aspects of the FY18 Black Hawk County Budget. The supervisors reviewed agency requests and came to consensus on several agencies. Finance Director Susan Deaton returned to the budget requests from Information Technology, Department of Human Services and Building Maintenance for new information and Board consensus. The Board agreed to make the part-time position in Building Maintenance full time.
The Board discussed employee compensation. Laylin said she would accept 3% salary increases for non-bargaining employees, department heads and elected officials. (Current contracts have a 2.75% increase in FY18 for bargaining employees.) Little said he supported 3% for non-bargaining and 2% for elected officials. White said he could live with either 2% or 3%. Magsamen said he supported 3% across the board.
Human Resources Director Audra Heineman said her department had been studying non-bargaining compensation and recommended that certain equity adjustments be made for seventeen positions for a total increase of $57,780.69, not including benefits. Little said that department heads create the problem by hiring new employees at higher salaries than current employees in the same classification receive. Heineman said that county policy states that a department head can approve a salary up to the midpoint for the classification of the employee being hired without getting approval from the Board. Little said the policy should be changed. White said the department heads cause the problem and they should straighten it out. Schwartz said it is in the best financial interests of the county and the taxpayers that inequities be eliminated, and that it is imperative for the Board to make a consistent policy.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors approve salary adjustments for seventeen positions in an amount not to exceed $57,780.69 to address salary inequities as recommended by Human Resources Director Audra Heineman.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
The Board considered the request of the Commission on Veterans Affairs to increase the salary of Veterans Affairs Director Kevin Dill. Heineman said she found the median of the income for VA directors in the ten most populous counties in Iowa to be $61,447.20. She said that Dill’s salary is 83% of the median, and she recommends that Black Hawk County officials be within 10% of the median, which would take him from $54,114 to $55,128.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors approve a salary adjustment for Veterans Affairs Director Kevin Dill to bring his position to $61,447.20, the median income for VA directors in the ten most populous counties in Iowa.
Magsamen said he would support raising the salary to within 10% of the median as recommended by Heineman. White agreed. Little said he didn’t care what other counties paid since all counties are different, but he supported the motion based on where the salary for the position currently stands and how long it has been there. Magsamen said his position is not based on the quality of work that Dill has done, but based on the position and getting it to within 90% of the median.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz.
NAYS: White, Magsamen. Resolution adopted.
Heineman then similarly addressed the County Engineer’s salary. She said the current salary is $105,932, or 83% of the median of the top ten counties of $128,321.50. She said a 7% increase, or $7,415.24, would bring the salary to within 10% of the median. Little asked if benefits of the other counties were considered. Schwartz said that only one had slightly greater benefits. Magsamen said that he supported the 7% increase. Little said he did not.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors approve a salary adjustment for County Engineer Cathy Nicholas to increase her salary by 7% to $113,347.24 or within 10% of the median income for County Engineers in the ten most populous counties in Iowa.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: Little. Resolution adopted.
Deaton recalled that Nicholas had requested that Assistant Engineer I Ryan Brennan be promoted to Assistant County Engineer, because he now has his license, he does all the bridge inspections for the county except the large ones requiring special equipment, and he is qualified to act as Engineer in Nicholas’ absence. Little said this makes sense because Brennan has his license and his job duties have changed.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors approve a change in classification for Ryan Brennan from Assistant Engineer I to Assistant County Engineer (GS 23) as recommended by County Engineer Cathy Nicholas.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
WHEREAS, the Black Hawk County Compensation Board meets annually to recommend a compensation schedule for elected officials for the fiscal year immediately following, in accordance with Iowa Code Chapters 331.905 and 331.907, and
WHEREAS, the Black Hawk County Compensation Board met on December 19, 2016 and made the following salary recommendations for the following elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017:

Elected Official Current Salary Proposed Increase Recommended Salary
Auditor $75,518 3% $78,539
County Attorney $119,266 3% $124,036
Recorder $75,411 3% $78,428
Sheriff $101,547 3% $105,609
Supervisors $35,859 3% $37,294
Treasurer $75,411 3% $78,428

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that County Board of Supervisors adopts the salary recommendations for elected officials for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 20¬¬17 as recommended by the Black Hawk County Compensation Board.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Magsamen.
NAYS: Little, White. Resolution adopted.
After a recess the Board held a WORK SESSION regarding the financial condition of Country View Care Center with Country View Administrator Dennis Coleman Assistant Administrator Genevieve Shafer. Coleman provided the Board with a reorganization plan that called for downsizing the facility from four units to three by consolidating two medical units to one. They would keep the units with the highest rates and census to help offset the losses of units with lower reimbursement rates. The units retained would be the 34-bed Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disability (ICF/ID), a mental health-focused unit with 19 licensed beds for individuals above age 65 and 21 beds for individuals under 65, and a 36-bed traditional nursing unit for individuals with complex medical needs. Country View would provide to County Social Services a list of individuals who identify that they are ready for discharge for development of an appropriate transition plan. Reducing the number of beds to 75-80 would take two to three years based on past discharge data of 10 discharges per year. Initial estimates anticipate a reduction of 15-20 staff facility-wide, achieved by attrition.
Schwartz said the basic issue is that Medicaid doesn’t cover the costs, and with Congress considering massive entitlement reform the problem will be exacerbated. Coleman said their cost for residents is $230 a day and Medicaid pays $174.50 a day. White said that members of the Congress and the Iowa legislature should be invited to Country View so they would have a better idea of the effects of underfunding in human terms. The Board recognized that it was a solution that would take place over a number of years. Magsamen asked for quarterly progress reports.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned at 11:32 am.
Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor