Waterloo, Iowa May 30, 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, Chris Schwartz and Craig White.

                Absent:  Tom Little.

 

                Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously, Little absent.

 

                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.  Josh Balk of the Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District gave the supervisors copies of a book that was published in conjunction with a University of Northern Iowa Service Learning program that includes stories from area residents describing the natural beauty of Black Hawk County.

 

                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    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 106,961.22
12155 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 17.14
12216 COLLECTION SVC CTR oth pay 691.64
12217 IRS fed pay 69,679.57
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 28,351.79
12219 IPERS ipers 105,964.82
12220 SSA fica 98,827.06
12221 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 127.50
12226 BICKLEY, MARK svc 920.00
12229 DUNCAN, TARA svc 805.00
12230 DWD INVESTMENTS rent 100.00
12234 HERNANDEZ , JASON svc 385.00
12235 HOLZAPFEL SUZANNE svc 10.00
12237 IRISH REPORTING svc 175.30
12238 JUNKER RENTALS rent 200.00
12241 KLENK, BRENDA L B svc 222.50
12242 KRUSE DAVID rent 445.20
12243 LAW OFFICE OF CHRISTINA SHRIVER svc 102.00
12244 LOCKSPERTS INC eq 9.60
12245 MAIL SVCS svc 4,064.30
12246 MARCO INC maint 37.00
12247 MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 7.50
12249 MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL supl 995.43
12250 MEADOW RIDGE WLOO rent 275.00
12251 MENARDS WLOO supl 128.18
12252 METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT rent 200.00
12253 PEHL, KRISTIN rent 625.00
12254 PER MAR SECURITY SVCS svc 3,699.71
12255 PIKORA, JOSHUA reimb 95.00
12257 PTS OF AMERICA svc 1,188.60
12258 RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC supl 728.05
12260 SHAHNAZ CORP rent 375.00
12261 SUPERIOR WELDING SUPL svc 1,088.57
12262 TEJ & TJJ rent 250.00
12264 VALLEY PROPERTY ALLIANCE rent 425.00
12267 BUCK BRENDA mil 69.81
12268 RAMIREZ BOBBI mil 204.36
12269 SCHMITZ MONICA I reimb 67.08
12270 TAYLOR CHRISTINE reimb 158.11
12271 DEWITT GABRIELLE mil 64.74
301451 IDAHO HOUSING FINANCE ASSOC svc 261.00
301452 AFLAC ins 2,257.28
301453 AFLAC ins 2,197.72
301454 AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 oth pay 701.25
301455 COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 43.00
301456 IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81 oth pay 608.96
301457 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 551.60
301458 MN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CTR oth pay 275.00
301459 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 5,245.00
301460 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 997.50
301461 NM CHILD SUPPORT oth pay 208.15
301462 PECU oth pay 26,485.00
301463 TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238 oth pay 2,807.97
301464 ABD PROPERTY MGMT rent 515.00
301465 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC svc 811.44
301467 BOHLMANN SHANE rent 200.00
301468 C&S REAL ESTATE rent 225.00
301469 CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 157.42
301470 CF UTILITIES util 48.03
301471 CF UTILITIES util 130.85
301473 CENTURYLINK tel 1,835.87
301475 CLH MANAGEMENT INC rent 225.00
301476 COOK MICHAEL S rent 200.00
301477 CORINTHIAN SVCS OF IA svc 1,000.00
301478 COURIER publ 100.09
301479 CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCE INC mil 516.65
301480 CUNNINGHAM KELLY rent 250.00
301481 DAHL VANHOVE SCHOOF FUNERAL HOME svc 563.20
301483 DC MANAGEMENT rent 200.00
301484 DS RENTALS rent 300.00
301486 EASTGATE ESTATES rent 225.00
301487 FEDEX svc 98.90
301490 GREER FUNERAL HOME INC svc 2,000.00
301491 HAWKEYE TOWERS APTS rent 200.00
301492 HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 518.39
301493 HI YIELD rent 200.00
301495 HUDSON PRINTING CO INC publ 1,848.85
301496 HUNEMULLER, ADAM rent 61.00
301497 IN THE LOOP PROPERTIES rent 225.00
301499 IA ASSOC OF CO COMMISSIONERS & VETERANS dues 50.00
301500 IA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY educ 1,650.00
301503 U OF IA svc 48.00
301504 JEK PROPERTIES rent 300.00
301505 JOHNSON WAYNE W rent 225.00
301506 JORDAN JON rent 160.00
301508 KH PROPERTIES rent 325.00
301509 KOCKLER TIM svc 4,802.37
301511 LANE 7 rent 925.00
301512 LEEHEY, JOE rent 485.00
301513 LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER svc 465.45
301514 LINN CO svc 267.50
301515 LOCKE FUNERAL HOME INC svc 1,000.00
301517 METRO INVESTMENTS rent 225.00
301518 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 11.21
301519 MID AMERICAN ENERGY/SPEC ACCT util 426.00
301522 NATL REGISTRY OF FOOD SAFETY PROF svc 598.00
301523 NELSON LARRY rent 275.00
301524 NORTH STAR REALTORS rent 500.00
301526 OFFICE DEPOT supl 188.09
301527 PARAMOUNT INVESTMENTS rent 250.00
301528 PETERSEN, WALTER rent 250.00
301529 PILLAR PROPERTIES rent 225.00
301531 PRINT INNOVATIONS svc 376.94
301532 ROYAL GROVE PROPERTIES rent 200.00
301534 SAMS WHOLESALE CLUB supl 407.82
301535 SANDERS FUNERAL SVC svc 2,000.00
301537 SHRED MASTER INC svc 42.28
301538 SPAHN AND ROSE LUMBER CO supl 552.02
301539 STAR LEASING eq lse 175.13
301540 STOKES SENIOR HOUSING VENTURES rent 200.00
301541 THOMPSON PROPERTY MGMT rent 225.00
301545 UNITY SQ TOWNHOUSES rent 250.00
301546 CITY OF WATERLOO fuel 60.63
301547 WLOO WATER WORKS util 88.00
301548 WLOO WATER WORKS tuil 335.75
301549 WICKHAM FRANK rent 200.00
301550 WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 3,200.77
301551 HAMLYN ALYSSA mil 54.33
301552 REMETCH LEE ANN mil 46.80
       
       
  GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 851.19
12217 IRS fed pay 446.25
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 244.41
12219 IPERS ipers 939.87
12220 SSA fica 927.44
12231 FOUNDATION 2 svc 93.30
12232 FOUR OAKS INC svc 2,379.15
301452 AFLAC ins 0.84
301460 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 275.00
301472 CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CTR svc 100.00
301474 CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT svc 2,499.53
301482 DALLAS CO supl 480.00
301494 HILLCREST FAMILY SVCS svc 4,151.85
301501 IA SEC OF STATE svc 2,877.31
301502 IA STATE ASSOC OF CO AUDITORS educ 175.00
301510 LABELS DIRECT supl 1,125.00
301516 LUTHERAN SVCS OF IA svc 3,485.52
301526 OFFICE DEPOT supl 16.97
301530 POWESHIEK CO AUDITOR supl 150.00
301542 US POST OFFICE svc 225.00
301543 US POST OFFICE svc 910.00
301550 WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 20.99
       
       
  COUNTY SERVICES FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 3,032.66
12217 IRS fed pay 2,073.30
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 907.46
12219 IPERS ipers 3,032.65
12220 SSA fica 2,968.76
12221 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 18.00
12258 RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC supl 116.21
301452 AFLAC ins 6.16
301453 AFLAC ins 6.16
301456 IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81 oth pay 21.03
301457 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 13.00
301459 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 165.00
301462 PECU oth pay 25.00
301550 WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 116.00
       
       
  RURAL BASIC FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 9,297.40
12217 IRS fed pay 4,979.28
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 2,032.65
12219 IPERS ipers 9,029.74
12220 SSA fica 6,853.04
301452 AFLAC ins 220.17
301453 AFLAC ins 237.67
301457 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 13.25
301459 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 100.00
301460 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 100.00
301462 PECU oth pay 2,499.00
301463 TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238 oth pay 597.51
       
       
  SECONDARY ROADS FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 12,614.69
12216 COLLECTION SVC CTR oth pay 299.40
12217 IRS fed pay 8,465.99
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 3,663.82
12219 IPERS ipers 12,430.86
12220 SSA fica 12,218.12
12225 ACES svc 31.50
12227 BMC AGGREGATES supl 28,580.96
12233 G&K SERVICES svc 28.70
12247 MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 43.66
12251 MENARDS WLOO misc 62.37
12258 RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC supl 71.24
12259 SCOTT VAN KEPPEL misc 5,257.94
12263 TESTAMERICA LABS INC svc 31.50
12265 WEBER PAPER CO supl 97.37
301452 AFLAC ins 240.35
301453 AFLAC ins 240.35
301455 COMMUNITY HLTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 13.00
301457 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 62.20
301459 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 440.00
301460 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 25.00
301462 PECU oth pay 3,030.50
301463 TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238 oth pay 1,383.00
301470 CF UTILITIES util 63.84
301473 CENTURYLINK tel 224.54
301485 E CENTRAL IA COOP util 1,787.50
301488 FORCE AMERICA INC supl 1,547.88
301489 CITY OF GILBERTVILLE util 68.54
301507 JORDANS NURSERY supl 880.00
301518 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 42.81
301520 MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO supl 474.52
301521 NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 23.30
301525 NORTHERN IOWA CONSTRUCTION svc 2,294.50
301533 SADLER POWER TRAIN INC supl 84.39
301544 UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP svc 127.00
301550 WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 48.45
       
       
  JAIL COMMISSARY FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 244.74
12217 IRS fed pay 106.37
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 28.24
12219 IPERS ipers 178.02
12220 SSA fica 183.04
12228 BOB BARKER CO INC supl 169.12
12239 KEEFE SUPL CO supl 2,513.24
12248 MCKEE FOODS food 62.48
       
       
  ROADS & BRIDGES-DS FUND    
       
12223 BANKERS TRUST svc 148.00
       
       
  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND    
       
12223 BANKERS TRUST svc 35.00
       
       
  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND    
       
12224 BANKERS TRUST svc 67.00
12256 PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC supl 604.36
       
       
  RURAL SEWER FUND    
       
12240 KEYSTONE LABS INC svc 101.50
301518 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 242.74
       
       
  INSURANCE TRUST FUND    
       
12215 NAVITUS HLTH SOLUTIONS ins 19,734.33
12222 PREFERRED ONE INS CO ins 111,073.85
       
       
  FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND    
       
12213 ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS flx sp 5,029.14
12214 ADVANTAGE ADMINISTRATORS flx sp 1,573.30
       
       
  SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 603.78
12217 IRS fed pay 501.27
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 223.79
12219 IPERS ipers 603.78
12220 SSA fica 620.84
       
       
  E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND    
       
301518 MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 21.13
       
       
  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 518.30
12217 IRS fed pay 380.43
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 156.03
12219 IPERS ipers 518.30
12220 SSA fica 526.30
12221 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 1.00
12236 INRCOG svc 142.46
301459 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 50.00
301473 CENTURYLINK tel 179.23
       
       
  COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND    
       
12102 IPERS ipers 3,998.57
12217 IRS fed pay 2,616.27
12218 IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,243.33
12219 IPERS ipers 4,002.48
12220 SSA fica 4,596.26
12221 CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY oth pay 1.00
12266 WELLMARK ins 8,814.30
301457 MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 47.05
301459 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 1,295.00
301460 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT def com 145.00
301462 PECU oth pay 1,723.00
301498 INSTITUTE OF IA CERTIFIED ASSESSORS educ 600.00
301550 WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 61.57

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               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
       
18862 ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IA svc 7,166.88
18863 ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SVCS svc 773.00
18864 ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY food 683.20
18865 BHC TREASURER ipers/ins 273,192.45
18866 CANTATA HEALTH eq 4,264.00
18867 ROBERT S GRITTMANN svc 2,000.00
18868 EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO food 74.56
18869 GRAPETREE MEDICAL STAFFING,INC svc 374.00
18870 GRP & ASSOCIATES svc 275.00
18871 HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS svc 11,501.25
18872 HOCKENBERGS food 256.68
18873 LANCASTER ENTERPRISES food 200.16
18874 MARTIN BROS food 7,593.98
18875 OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC svc 268.16
18876 WLOO COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT svc 130.17
18877 WATERLOO OIL CO INC fuel 1,834.03

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said Poyner Road would continue to be closed for two weeks, and then the resurfacing of 27th Street will begin, which road will be open with a pilot car.  The old Hammond Avenue bridge has been removed and the road will be closed about six weeks.  Free 911 signs will be available until June 1, at which point there will be a charge.

                Finance Director Susan Deaton said the county had again been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the county’s comprehensive annual financial report.  Magsamen thanked Deaton and the Auditor’s Office for their work.

 

                Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held May 23, 2017 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.

 

                CONSENT AGENDA

White moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Schwartz.

  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 BASIC 807.74 SECONDARY ROADS 807.74
  1. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for ATS Specialized Inc., B&B Lock & Key Inc., BC Construction Inc., Beaver Hills Country Club, CliftonLarsenAllen LLP, Dave Gryp Construction Inc., Forterra Inc., Employee Benefits Corporation, Friends of the Gilbertville Depot, Larson Construction Company, M & K Dust Control MGM LLC, Northland Products Co., Turkey Ridge Dive Management Inc., West Union Trenching LLC, and Whole Excavation LLC.
  1. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
  2. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Irv Weber d/b/a Home Farm Facility ID #68517 located at 1232 Dubuque Road, Jesup, in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
  3. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Tom and Luanne Schneider d/b/a Schneider & Schneider Pork Farms, Inc. Facility ID #59495 located at 9717 Ansborough Avenue, Waterloo, in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.

 

  1. The NOTIFICATION OF SALE OF EQUIPMENT (sale request February 28, 2017) from the Engineer’s Office for a 1996 Mower (601), Asset #5050-46 in the amount of $882.50 and a 1994 Ford (40), Asset #8007090074 in the amount of $6,507.50.
  2. The 2015 Annual Audit Reports from UnityPoint Health as required by Chapter 230A.16(3) of the Code of Iowa.
  3. The 2016 Impact Report from Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
  4. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
  5. The FIREWORKS PERMIT request by Jim and Billie Bailey for June 10, 2017 through July 8, 2017 to be held at their acreage at 1504 Hearst Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa with Pyrotechnics done by Jim Bailey.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                CONSENT AGENDA ENDS

 

                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by White.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BID from P&K Midwest, Waterloo, Iowa for a commercial grade mower in the amount of $6,800.00 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the BID from Patten Equipment, Urbana, Iowa for a utility trailer in the amount of $2,669.00 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent.

                Magsamen said Maintenance needed a trailer that could move heavier equipment, and that this and the mower approved above cost a total of $1,500 more than was budgeted for them.  White asked what the bid from a local bidder was.  Laylin said $3,860.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the MONTHLY SERVICE AGREEMENT EXTENSION with Black Hawk County and ACES, Cedar Falls, Iowa for Platinum TLC Information Technology Support services in the amount of $19,820/month be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Kim Veeder, IT Director. 

                Veeder said that the new agreement results in an annual decrease of $42,516, it includes hardware that the county didn’t have before, two new firewalls, a system intrusion event management security product, new access points at other county buildings and additional security training.  White asked if the reduction of cost indicates that ACES had been overcharging the county in the past.  Veeder said that ACES says their increased familiarity with county systems lowers their costs.  White asked when a decision will be made on the future staffing of the Information Technology Department.  Veeder said that she proposed hiring a county employee in February but the Board voted it down.  White said that was because there wasn’t a plan.  Laylin said that Veeder and former Human Resources Director Audra Heineman had developed a plan.  Dave Hanson of ACES said that in addition to increased familiarity, they have automated tools that learn over time, so ACES has increased the number of service tickets while reducing the time to complete them.  Assistant County Attorney Peter Burk said that he reviewed the agreement and it is ready to go.  Magsamen asked if there has been progress on IT issues facing departments.  Veeder said that she and Hanson met with all county departments and the meetings were mostly positive.  She said they can be more proactive than reactive now, working on vulnerabilities and future plans.  Magsamen asked if she was working on staff evaluations.  Veeder said she had discussed it with the previous HR director and would do so with new Director Deb Bunger.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  White.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the AGREEMENT between Black Hawk County and Employee Benefits Corporation, Madison, WI for Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) administration services for Black Hawk County effective July 1, 2017 be approved and direct Chair to sign for same as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.

                Bunger said that the prior vendor, 121 Benefits, has changed its business model and increased their charges.  Employee Benefits Corporation is also the county’s new flex spending provider.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the TERMINATION LETTER of the current contract between Black Hawk County and 121 Benefits regarding the COBRA administration for Black Hawk County effective July 1, 2017 be approved and direct Chair to sign for same as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the POSITION RECLASSIFICATION of Marianne Wood from a Human Resources Technician (pay grade 264/GS14) to a Human Resources Specialist (pay grade 265/GS15) with a 5% annual salary increase effective June 4, 2017 as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.

                Bunger said that she has experienced all the duties in the office and knows how she wants to divide duties more evenly and cross-train employees.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve the POSITION ACTION REQUEST for the Compensation and Benefits Specialist position (pay grade 267/GS17) to be replaced with a Human Resources Specialist position (pay grade 265/GS15) and advertise to fill the vacancy effective May 30, 2017 as recommended by Deb Bunger, Human Resources Director.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.

                BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $2,000 for Civil 3D Jumpstart software.

                Nicholas said that this will be paid for from unspent FY17 computer funds.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $3,280 for a 1 millimeter GPS Rover Kit.

Nicholas said this will allow the technician getting topography elevations and the surveyor to use their equipment at the same time, increasing efficiency and productivity.  White asked why it wasn’t in the budget. Nicholas said she had originally asked for tablets, and now she’ll seek to purchase those in a couple of years.

                AYES:  Laylin, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.

                NAYS:  None.

                ABSENT:  Little.                                               Resolution adopted.

 

                Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz that the CERTIFICATE OF COST ALLOCATION PLAN for Black Hawk County for recovered administrative expenses for FY2018 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Cost Advisory Services, Inc., (CAS, Inc.) Johnston, Iowa.  Motion carried.

 

                ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD.  Magsamen thanked White for his work on Memorial Day events.  White said more people should show respect for veterans who gave their lives for their country by attending the Memorial Day parade and events at Memorial Hall.

 

WORK SESSION.  The Board discussed the impact of the 2017 legislative session on County government with Gary Grant and Larry Murphy, lobbyists for the Urban County Coalition, of which Black Hawk County is a member.  They discussed the following:  The commercial property tax backfill, where the state did not reduce the amount appropriated for counties but indicated that it would probably be reduced in the future.  Mental Health Funding, where levy inequity within regions was eliminated but replaced with a regional spending cap.  Water Quality, where nothing was passed.  Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP), where the appropriation was reduced from the usual $14-$16 million to $12 million.  Voter ID, where voters will have to provide specified identification at the polls, and the time for voting absentee was shortened.  Collective bargaining, where most public sector union contract negotiations will be limited to base wages.  Gun rights expansion, which is unclear about the legality of banning weapons in public buildings, which will probably have to be determined through lawsuits.  Road Fund Swap, where the state will keep federal road and bridge money normally sent to cities and counties and replace it with state dollars, which aren’t governed by Davis-Bacon Act requirements.  Minimum wage, where the state prohibited local governments from establishing minimum wage laws or regulating consumer packaging.  The supervisors said they found most of the changes to cause unfunded mandates for counties or to reduce county home rule.

 

                WORK SESSION.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas discussed a number of issues with the Board.  First was how to address small cities where the county shares a road project, like Raymond presently and Janesville next year.  Nicholas said that the county has more roads, hence more state money, and it can get better deals on large projects than the cities can on small projects, so it’s a benefit for the taxpayer if the county pays for the portion of the project in the city.  She said she had done this previously through change orders that normally don’t go to the Board, but she found out that this specific type of change legally should be approved by the Board. The Board said that she should include the shouldering on the Raymond side of the road, and then should develop a policy that would possibly set a threshold on when the county should absorb the full project and when a city should pay.  White said the county should complete the shouldering and send Raymond a bill.

                Nicholas said the county now has an Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program, and is eligible for Living Roadway Trust Funds, which require a local match of 20% for submitted plans.  She wished to purchase an all-terrain vehicle and a sprayer with a boom to attach to the back, for a total cost of $17,460.  The county would be responsible for $5,274.50, which she does not have budgeted.  The Board said she could use unspent funds, and she should include requests in her budget in future.

                Nicholas showed statistics on winter maintenance costs.  A mild winter accounted for an expenditure of $324,953, while the amount budgeted was $474,676.  She said only 80% of their salt contract was purchased this year, because their salt dome was full and there was nowhere else to put it.

                Nicholas updated the Board on 911 signage.  She said the ordinance was adopted November 8, 2016 and is effective June 1, 2017, so signs are free until June 1.  They sent out 3,973 post cards alerting rural residents of this in November, December and January, and 2,500 requests were made, all but 186 of which have been fulfilled.  She said sign costs were $21,625, which doesn’t include posts (they have multiple uses and weren’t purchased separately), that total labor costs including benefits were $147,033, and over 1150 hours were spent installing the signs.

 

                On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.

 

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