Waterloo, Iowa March 26, 2019
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, Chris Schwartz, Dan Trelka, Craig White and Tom Little, Chair.
Absent: None.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
Moved by White, seconded by Schwartz that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENTS. Aaron Roberts said that he wanted the Board to be aware of obstruction of justice in the matter of an individual who has threatened and/or assaulted him and members of his family over a period of several years. He says the Sheriff’s Office has refused to investigate, and he would like a response from the police or the county attorney.
Schwartz 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
A TECH/FREEMAN ALARM svc 72.00
ACES agmt 20,404.00
BICKLEY, MARK svc 730.00
BOB BARKER CO INC supl 8,798.24
BREMER CO SHERIFF svc 16.50
CBM MANAGED SVCS food 9,783.22
CITY OF CEDAR FALLS fuel 33.08
CHIEF supl 1,667.76
COURIER publ 43.74
DUNCAN, TARA svc 945.00
FULLER, ANGELA svc 245.00
INTERSTATE ALL BATTERY CTR
supl 56.40
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 72.41
MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL
supl 1,512.70
MENARDS WLOO supl 220.14
METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT rent 450.00
MIDWEST AUTOMATED TIME SYSTEMS svc 225.50
NEOPOST USA INC maint 117.00
NEOPOST USA INC supl 140.00
PATTERSON DENTAL SUPL INC
supl 125.34
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS
svc 3,780.72
PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC supl 83.67
PTS OF AMERICA svc 1,243.50
RAY MOUNT WRECKER SVC svc 35.00
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl 787.64
ROCK STAR REAL ESTATE rent 225.00
SANDEES LTD supl 343.10
STERICYCLE INC svc 311.61
SCOOP FEED & SUPL food 40.50
TIPTOWN HOMES rent 225.00
VALLEY PROPERTY ALLIANCE
rent 160.00
WD INVESTMENTS rent 200.00
WEBER PAPER CO supl 355.26
FROHWEIN SANDRA mil 71.53
VEEDER GRANT reimb 87.92
COUNTRY VIEW ipers 2,155.49
30 SOMETHING REAL ESTATE
rent 425.00
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC eq 163.32
AQUATICS & EXOTICS supl 15.79
BLICKENDERFER, MATTHEW
rent 200.00
CF UTILITIES svc 59.39
CF UTILITIES util 1.00
CF UTILITIES data 1,043.55
CENTURYLINK tel 88.12
CENTURYLINK tel 1,543.02
CENTURYLINK tel 88.12
CENTURYLINK tel 458.67
CIZEK, BRYANT svc 500.00
COAST TO COAST COMPUTER PRODUCTS supl 714.32
CORINTHIAN SVCS OF IA svc 1,000.00
COURT REPORTERS OF IA svc 836.35
DOEPKE, STEVEN svc 500.00
EVELAND JOHN rent 200.00
GALLS LLC supl 282.00
GLAXOSMITHKLINE supl 814.00
GRAY, MARY rent 200.00
HARRIS CLEANING SVC & SLS INC
svc 350.00
HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL CO
eq rpr 935.00
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 200.00
IA DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
svc 359.12
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES eq 1,996.00
IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC
educ 530.00
IA STATE ASSOC OF CO AUDITORS dues 225.00
IOWA STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER
svc 25,192.07
STATE OF IA svc 5,242.94
U OF IA svc 8.00
JOHNSON , LINDA svc 175.50
JOHNSON CO svc 37.68
KAYSER JAMES rent 250.00
KBBG FM/AFRO ACB INC svc 258.00
KOBLISKA VINCE M rent 1,097.00
LINN CO svc 164.94
LINN CO svc 1,875.00
MARION CO SHERIFF svc 69.80
MARQUART, WILLIAM R svc 500.00
MARSH PLACE APTS rent 200.00
MCDONALD SUPL eq 442.76
MCHONE, NANCY L svc 500.00
MERCYONE NE IA CLINIC svc 20.00
MERCYONE NE IA CLINIC svc 150.00
MHP 2216 LINCOLN ST rent 275.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 524.38
NELSON LARRY rent 450.00
PEDERSEN DOWIE CLABBY MCCAUSLAND INS ins 155.00
PLUMB SUPL CO eq 175.74
PRINT INNOVATIONS supl 70.00
PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS TRAINING COORDINATOR supl 330.00
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION
svc 1,070.75
QUALITY CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION rent 200.00
ROBERT VOVES rent 200.00
SHRED-IT USA svc 35.00
TRUITT, KARRIE svc 192.35
US POST OFFICE svc 416.70
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSPITAL
svc 338.00
US CELLULAR svc 233.47
CITY OF WATERLOO fuel 8,507.45
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 267.92
WEST PAYMENT CTR svc 1,894.48
WINDSTREAM IOWA COMMUNICATIONS tel 3,057.33
CHASE CHAD food 49.00
KATCHER JAMES J dues 270.00
VANDE WALL, ETHAN dues 270.00
EATON CORP maint 4,818.76
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND SHOWALTER, KAREN mil 68.25
IA STATE ASSOC OF CO AUDITORS dues 150.00
WINDSTREAM IOWA COMMUNICATIONS tel 27.94
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
DEWITT MARTINSON JANET mil 319.02
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSPITAL
svc 47.00
WINDSTREAM IOWA COMMUNICATIONS tel 84.59
SECONDARY ROADS FUND ALTORFER INC eq rent 6,314.50
ASPRO INC supl 347.80
BLACKSTRAP INC supl 17,887.14
CITY OF CEDAR FALLS fuel 2,099.01
MENARDS CF misc 190.62
SCOTS SUPL CO INC eq 143.08
CF UTILITIES util 5.03
CENTURYLINK tel 52.00
CERTIFIED POWER INC supl 1,087.50
CMELIK, ROBERT reimb 23.87
CROSS DILLON TIRE eq 2,131.04
DONS TRUCK SALES INC prts 211.68
ELLIOT EQUIPMENT CO eq 6,000.00
ELSAMILLER, DANELLE reimb 28.45
FIFTH STREET TIRE INC eq 463.36
HELLAND ENG svc 100.00
HENKE MFG CORP prts 1,107.95
HOLIDAY INN DES MOINES AIRPORT educ 443.52
IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS svc 1,907.25
LA PORTE MOTOR SUPL INC
supl 110.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 22.04
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 451.53
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 28.46
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO
eq 3,620.47
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 1,120.92
PRECISION MIDWEST svc 54,071.00
STOKES WELDING prts 77.26
WINDSTREAM IOWA COMMUNICATIONS tel 41.44
RESOURCE/ENHANCE/PROTECT FUND BHC TREASURER taxes 447.54
BEECHER LAW FIRM svc 480.00
FRENCH, ANTHONY svc 88,298.46
MICHAEL C HOLLEN, INC svc 13,034.00
TITLE SERVICES CORP svc 340.00
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
KEEFE SUPL CO food 3,035.38
MCKEE FOODS food 59.92
US CELLULAR svc 702.43
CONSERVATION TRUST FUND AQUATICS & EXOTICS supl 680.55
RURAL SEWER FUND
CEDAR VALLEY PUMP LLC
eq rpr 1,509.26
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 20,826.91
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 2,567.60
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 62,851.62
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 76.92
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 1,896.83
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND CENTURYLINK tel 413.41
MEDIACOM svc 136.90
US CELLULAR svc 181.57
CITY OF WATERLOO fuel 55.37
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
MARCO INC maint 185.23
WELLMARK ins 11,840.31
COPYWORKS svc 1,114.20
WINDSTREAM IOWA COMMUNICATIONS tel 54.12
JASPER VICTORIA reimb 34.37
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. County Engineer Cathy Nicholas showed pictures of gravel roads in very poor condition, and said they need to dry out before her crews place rock on them. She said people who want dust control on their roads can go online to get a free permit from her office, but they need to contact and pay a vendor on their own.
Moved by White, seconded by Trelka that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held March 19, 2019 and March 21, 2019 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA
White moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Laylin.
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
Rural Basic 583,187.75 Secondary Roads 583,187.75
General Supplemental 1,721,523.00 General Fund 1,721,523.00
General Fund 228,851.50 Secondary Roads 228,851.50
2. The PAYROLL ADJUSTMENTS submitted by the various departments and the County Auditor be authorized and directed to adjust his records accordingly.
DEPT., NAME POSITION FROM TO DATE CHANGE
SHERIFF, Tony Thompson
SIDLES, WAYNE A DPTY SHERIFF SGT HRLY 34.64 35.34 3/10/2019 ANN STEP INCR
VAALA, CRAIG A MR CONTROL TECH 22.31 23.32 3/10/2019 UNIT 5-3 YR STEP
RECORDER, Sandie Smith
PHILLIPS, JOANN OFFICE SPCLIST 18.11 18.92 3/10/2019 ANN STEP INCR
CONS COMM., Judy Flores
FITZ, BRETT A CIVIL DISPATCH 20.02 20.02 3/13/2019 MOVED TO PT
HOSTETLER GRIMM, DAIN CIVIL DISPATCH 18.69 18.69 3/12/2019 MOVED TO FT
3. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Per Mar Security Service.
4. The SALE OF EQUIPMENT from the Engineer’s Office for the following equipment: 1968 Self Propelled Chip Spreader #103, asset number 8007090195 and 1971 Oil Truck #27, asset number 8007090040.
B. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Adam Anderson Facility ID# 67649 located in Barclay Township, Section six-teen (16) in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
2. The PERMIT FOR UTILITY WORK WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY for East Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, Urbana, Iowa for placement of underground electric utility on County right-of-way along Cotter Rd. as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
3. The PUBLISHER’S AFFIDAVIT from the Waterloo Courier, received by the County Auditor on March 19, 2019, acknowledging publication of an advertisement on February 27, 2019, March 6, 2019, and March 13, 2019, by a finder of lost property (Cedar Falls Police Department) in compliance with the provisions of Code of Iowa Chapter 556F, Lost Property.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
UPDATES-Ben Delagardelle d/b/a Urban Services, Inc. gave his monthly Washburn Sanitary Sewer System update. He said there were four service calls and one one-call locate in December, six calls and five locates in January, and three calls and one locate in February. He is doing sump pump inspections at sites where he has business.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the CONTRACT between Black Hawk County and Aspro, Inc. Waterloo, Iowa (letting held February 19, 2019 10:00 a.m.) for Project STBG-SWAP-C007(151)–FG-07 for H.M.A. Pavement grade and replace on V49 (Raymond Rd.) from 600 feet North of Indian Creek Rd. North to 0.25 mile South of Young Rd. (IDOT Contract I.D.: 07-C007-151) with a total bid of $1,281,855.06 (late Start Date: July 29, 2019; Working Days: 60; liquidated Damages: $1,000 per day) be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same and to receive and place on file the Contractor’s Bond and Certificate of Insurance as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received from Blacktop Service Company, Humboldt, Iowa for FY20 Sealcoat at various locations in Black Hawk County with a bid of $165,821.50 (Engineer’s estimate $178,500.00) be approved as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said that this company did a good job last year.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received from Kluesner Construction, Inc., Farley, Iowa for FY20 crack sealing at various locations in Black Hawk County with a bid of $39,613.80 (Engineer’s estimate $34,812.00) be approved as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said she conducted an informal bid process, soliciting several companies. She received four bids of which this was the lowest. Kluesner will also do crack sealing at Pinecrest, in a cooperative effort between her department and County Maintenance.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by White, seconded by Schwartz that the RE-APPOINTMENT of Steve Brustkern as the representative for the Sheriff on the Black Hawk County Compensation Board be approved, effective July 1, 2019.
Motion carried.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by White.
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: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
The Board discussed funding options for the $4.1 million Cedar Wapsi Bridge Project. Finance Director Susan Deaton said that the project was first estimated to cost six to seven million dollars, and the plan had been to bond for any amount above $1 million each coming from federal and local funds. With the difference down to roughly $2 million, she recommends that the county use the $2 million set aside but not used in the FY19 budget for Country View assistance instead of bonding for that amount.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that in identifying funding for the $4.1 million Cedar Wapsi Bridge Project, the county use $1 million in local Secondary Road funding, $1 million in federal funding, and $2 million in general fund reserves originally budgeted for Country View expenses.
Little said it makes sense to do this, but he would still vote against it because he opposes the previously made decision to build the new bridge before demolishing the existing bridge, which will prevent detours but add to the cost of the project.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White.
NAYS: Little. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve AMENDMENT #1 to the Black Hawk County Secondary Roads 2019 Five Year Program and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Assistant County Engineer Ryan Brennan said that this includes the Cedar Wapsi bridge project (see above) as well as a Cedar Wapsi Road paving project.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to erect a sculpture outside of the Courthouse in honor of the men and women of Black Hawk County who helped passed the 19th Amendment, allowing all citizens the right to vote no matter their sex, as requested by the Cedar Falls Waterloo 19th Amendment Centennial Committee, upon receipt of a detailed site plan that particularly emphasizes the statue’s foundation.
Board Administrative Aide Dana Laidig said that as instructed, she checked with the county’s insurance agents, PDCM Insurance (see minutes of March 19), and was told that coverage for the statue would be an additional $19.00 per year.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to oppose Senate Study Bill 1045 and Senate File 184 passed by the Senate Committee on Transportation be approved.
County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said the proposed legislation would allow wood loads to exceed legal limits up to 130,000 pounds, upon issuance of a permit from the Iowa Department of Transportation. She said a county potentially wouldn’t know if such a permitted truck would be crossing a weight-limited bridge, and she doesn’t know which bridges can carry more than 80,000 pounds, since they aren’t rated for such loads. She said if this passes, it could expand to other products. Little asked if such trucks would still have to abide by a posted restriction. Nicholas said yes. Schwartz said that it is unfortunate that those in control of our legislature have exchanged common sense and local control for favors to political action committees that fund their re-election. Laylin agreed and said that counties have home rule because they are best situated to evaluate the conditions of their roads and bridges, and thanked Nicholas for bringing the proposed legislation to the Board’s attention.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
DISCUSSION – Establishing a process and procedure for outside agencies submitting annual funding request to the Board of Supervisors. Trelka said that with the budget completed, this is a good time to set up a process. Little said that in past years, an amount provided by the Solid Waste Management Commission was dedicated to this purpose, but that funding is gone. Trelka said he was willing to spearhead the effort and bring something back to the rest of the Board. Schwartz said that he favored the online applications used by Linn and Johnson Counties, with the addition of further investigation into agencies operating in multiple counties. Little said his main concern is to evaluate the whole budget before making a final decision on funding outside agencies. Laylin said that the process should employ a set amount. Trelka said the deadline for submission is important. Little said that under the earlier situation, the Board had a committee that considered requests. Trelka said that with these directions he would draft a procedure.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD. Trelka said that there would be an Honor Flight fundraiser on April 13. White said that all tables at Electric Park Ballroom are sold out for the event, but booths at $100 each are available.
Schwartz said that he would be a celebrity chef at the 4-H fundraiser omelet breakfast on March 31 at the UAW Hall.
White expressed condolences to the Richmond family.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Tom Little, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor