Category: Legal Notice

Election Notice and Sample Ballot for November 7, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified voters of the City of La Porte City in the County of Black Hawk, State of Iowa, that a biennial City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Union High School, 200 Adams St., La Porte City, IA.  The La Porte City ballot will include two candidate races.  Offices on the La Porte City ballot are as follows:  Mayor, elect one for a four year term and Council Member At-Large, elect two each for a four year term.  The polls will open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm on said election date, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.    VOTER IDENTIFICATION IS NOT REQUIRED EXCEPT for the following circumstances:• You registered for the first time in Black Hawk County, by mail, after Jan. 1, 2003 and either did not provide identification or the identification provided could not be verified.• The Election Office sent you first class mail and it was returned as undeliverable.• You are casting a provisional ballot. Voters may also be asked to provide identification for the following circumstances:• Your right to vote is challenged by someone at the polls.• Precinct Election Officials think you are voting at the wrong polling place.   VOTER IDENTIFICATION AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY ARE REQUIRED IF:• You are changing or updating your address within county after the pre-registration deadline.• You are registering for the first time in Black Hawk County, at the polls on Election Day.  Required identification includes a valid Iowa Driver’s License or Non Driver Identification.  If a voter does not have one of the required identifications the following are additional documents which may be substituted: a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.  A person who is eligible to register to vote and to vote, may register on election day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual resides.  The voter must complete a voter registration application, make written oath and provide acceptable proof of identity and acceptable proof of residence.  Acceptable documents which can be used as proof of identity and proof of residence are very specific and substitutes will not be accepted.  For example, identification such as a Driver’s License cannot be expired.  ELECTION FRAUD. A voter commits the crime of Election Misconduct in the First Degree if the person submits false information when registering to vote.  Election misconduct in the first degree is a class “D” felony, and punishable by a fine of up to $7,500 and/or imprisonment of up to five (5) years.  Convicted felons who register and vote without receiving a restoration of voting rights from the Governor are committing a class “D” felony.  IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SURE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE HAS ALREADY BEEN RESTORED, REQUEST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT.   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter’s union.    NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle.  Each polling location is equipped with a ballot marking device (ExpressVote) which may assist persons with disabilities to vote more independently. The device allows voters to make their selections using an audio read-back and touchpad, or touchscreen. The touchscreen device provides magnification and reverse black and white images. Voters unable to see the screen may have the screen turned off and use only the audio read-back and touchpad features. The audio read-back feature provides all ballot instructions, choices, and selections in an audio format using headphones.    After making selections with the ballot marking device, via touch pad or touch screen, the device will mark the voter’s paper ballot and the voter will insert their marked ballot in the ballot scanner used to count all ballots.   The Commissioner of Elections certifies that on Election Day all polling locations are accessible by means of permanent or temporary measures.  I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the sample ballot to be voted at the La Porte City City Elections to be held November 7, 2017, in the County of Black Hawk, State of Iowa.
Grant VeederBlack Hawk County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

La Porte City Council (Special Meeting) – October 16.

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS October 16, 2017 
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in special session on October 16, 2017. Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM with Council Members Eric Allsup, Jasmine Gaston, Kristi Harrill, Mike Johnson and Brent Sadler present. Also present were Angie Hutton and Brandi Baker.  Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.    Moved by Allsup, seconded by Gaston to approve the agenda.  Moved by Allsup, seconded by Harrill to approve TERMS OF LOAN MODIFICATION – PAT AND BRANDI BAKER. The loan modification grants an extension to June 1, 2018 for completion of three apartments on the upper level of the building located at 208 Main Street.  Moved by Johnson, seconded by Sadler to adopt RESOLUTION 17-67 APPROVING HIRE AND SALARY OF MUSEUM DIRECTOR. The resolution approves the hire of Emily Nelson as director of the La Porte City FFA Historical and Ag Museum at a salary of $15.00/hr.  Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to adjourn at 4:07PM.   Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk   David Neil, Mayor

LEGAL NOTICE – Meeting Date

Waterloo, Iowa October 10, 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.
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 the County Auditor be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlement of such claims as allowed:GENERAL BASIC FUNDACES, svc $54.00B&B LOCK & KEY INC, eq $16.56BAUER BUILT TIRE, svc $650.20BDI, eq $34.38BICKLEY, MARK, svc $530.00BREMER CO SHERIFF, svc $77.24BRUSTKERN MICHAEL J, rent $275.00CBM MANAGED SVCS, food $19,579.81CTS LANGUAGELINK, svc $192.03DEPT OF CORRECTIONAL SVCS, svc $20,407.18DOLLYS TAXI, svc $40.00DWD INVESTMENTS , rent $450.00EMSL ANALYTICAL INC, svc $506.66FISCHELS, ROBERT, rent $275.00FULLER, ANGELA, svc $280.00IA REGIONAL UTILITIES ASSOC, wtr $160.82IRISH REPORTING, svc $116.25LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN, publ $1,506.36LAW OFFICE OF CHRISTINA SHRIVER,  svc $336.00MARCO INC, svc $43.99MEADOW RIDGE WLOO, rent $200.00MENARDS WLOO, supl $17.61METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT, rent $400.00ON SITE INFO DESTRUCTION, svc $129.22PEHL, KRISTIN, rent $200.00PER MAR SECURITY SVCS, svc $2,034.45PLUNKETTS PEST CONTROL INC, svc $155.00PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC, supl $46.99RACOM CORP, svc $109.84RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC, supl $4,060.47SANDEES LTD, supl $35.55SLOYER MICHELLE, mil $35.88SMITH, KIMBERLY K, svc $330.00SPIN U TECH, svc $390.00STANLEY CONVERGENT SECURITY SOLUTIONS INC, svc $845,280.00STERICYCLE INC, svc $284.60WEBER PAPER CO, supl $1,092.73WEX BANK, misc $425.42TAYLOR CHRISTINE, mil $101.40NEOPOST USA, svc $10,000.00ABD PROPERTY MGMT, rent $675.00AC INVESTMENTS, rent $225.00BARCLAY ZACH, misc $45.00BHC SHERIFF, ref $22.39BUCHANAN CO SHERIFF, svc $77.42BURLINGTON TRAILWAYS, svc $132.00C&S REAL ESTATE, rent $575.00CF UTILITIES, util  $2,017.83CEDAR VALLEY PROPERTY MGMT, rent $325.00CHICKASAW CO, svc $35.00CINTAS CORP, svc $26.76CKD ENTERPRISES, rent $200.00COAST TO COAST COMPUTER PRODUCTS, supl $204.33COURIER  , publ $585.30COURIER  , publ $504.00COVENANT MED CTR, reimb $5,286.50CURRAN , RODNEY, rent $250.00DAVIS, DENISE, rent $200.00DECKER SPORTING GOODS, supl $88.00DEN HERDER VETERINARY HOSP,  supl $94.80DES MOINES AREA COMM COLLEGE, educ $125.00DOORS INC, eq $29.40EVELAND JOHN, rent $525.00FAYETTE CO SHERIFF, svc $62.82GRUNDY CO SHERIFF, svc $36.50HARRIS CLEANING SVC & SLS INC, svc $350.00HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL CO, svc $60.00HAWTHORNE RENTALS, rent $275.00HELLMAN, supl $1,153.06IOWA CANCER CONSORTIUM, educ $80.00IOWA CO ATTORNEYS ASSOC, educ $5,000.00U OF IA, svc $85.49U OF IA, svc $1,620.00JONES , MICHAEL  K, rent $225.00LPC UTILITIES, util $41.38LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER, svc $210.51LINN CO , svc $2,250.00LINN CO , svc $375.46LPC CONNECT, svc $400.14MARKS CONSTRUCTION INC, rent $425.00MCMASTER CARR SUPL CO, supl $811.88MERCK & CO INC, supl $3,795.45MHP 2216 LINCOLN STREET , rent $350.00MID AMERICAN ENERGY, util $3,840.45MID AMERICAN ENERGY/SPEC ACCT, util $886.98MIDWEST ELECTRONIC RECOVERY,  svc $148.00MURDOCH FUNERAL HOME, svc $1,000.00NELSON LARRY, rent $275.00OPERATION THRESHOLD, rent $425.00PAULSEN STEPHEN, misc $45.00PITZENBERGER ANTHONY, rent $200.00POWESHIEK WATER ASSOC, wtr $1,394.00PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION, svc $1,207.50SANOFI PASTEUR INC, supl $2,547.29SCHOOL HEALTH CORP, supl $78.80SHRED MASTER INC, svc $67.62SONOMA ASSOCIATES, rent $200.00SOUTHVIEW ESTATES, rent $250.00SPEE DEE DELIVERY SVC INC, svc $145.27STAFFORD JUSTIN, misc $45.00STEPHENS PECK INC, svc $90.00SUCCESSLINK, svc $9,250.66TEDS HOME AND HARDWARE, prts $76.66US POST OFFICE, svc $1,190.00UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP, svc $821.00VAN METER INDUSTRIAL INC, eq $18.49VARSITY CLEANERS, svc $234.00VISITING NURSING ASSOC, reimb $2,980.81WALTEMEYER GENE, rent $250.00WASTE MGMT OF WI-MN, svc $2,076.89WATERFALLS CAR WASH, lbr $59.80CITY OF WATERLOO, fuel $1,779.24WLOO WATER WORKS, util $46.99WLOO WATER WORKS, svc $58.00WLOO WATER WORKS, svc $1,286.35WAVERLY HEALTH CTR, svc $52.50WERTJES UNIFORMS, supl $1,996.45WILLOW RUN HGTS, rent $275.00WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS,  tel $276.31BAUWENS CHAD, misc $45.00DECKER SPORTING GOODS, supl $122.00TEISINGER LANCE, rent $200.00KEY WEST FITNESS, svc $321.00PHILLIPS, MICHAEL, rent $200.00GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND SHOWALTER, KAREN, mil $68.25RYDER TRANSPORTATION SVCS, eq rent $574.34COUNTY SERVICES FUND ROBY, HEATHER, mil $140.40BUTLER CO AUDITOR, svc $2,214,018.45SECONDARY ROADS FUND ANTON SALES, eq $728.85BLACK HILLS ENERGY, util $31.48D&D TIRE INC, eq rpr $945.00FIX TIRE CO, fuel $233.25G&K SERVICES, svc $28.70IA REGIONAL UTILITIES ASSOC, wtr $46.56MENARDS CF, supl $122.90MENARDS WLOO, supl $35.94SUPERIOR WELDING SUPL, supl $141.72AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL, supl $134.71BHC EXTENSION, educ $210.00BLACK HAWK RENTAL, eq rent $14.00CF UTILITIES, util $6.98CERTIFIED LABS, svc $319.26CERTIFIED POWER INC, eq rpr $502.02COOLEY PUMPING, svc $600.00CROSS DILLON TIRE, eq $8,090.00DONS TRUCK SALES INC, eq $1,200.36DULTMEIER SALES , prts $154.82DUMONT IMPLEMENT CO INC, prts $627.00HUDSON MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTIL,  util $31.61LIBERTY TIRE RECYCLING LLC, svc $270.46LPC CONNECT, tel $38.29MID AMERICAN ENERGY, util $40.68MIDWEST WHEEL COMPANIES, eq $511.92MITCHELL1, svc $210.00MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO, eq $80.20NAPA AUTO PARTS, supl $177.29PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION, svc $1,406.50UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP, svc $110.00VERIZON WIRELESS, svc $783.26JAIL COMMISSARY FUND KEEFE SUPL CO, food $2,452.64MCKEE FOODS, food $193.24ECOLAB CTR, supl $675.27CONSERVATION TRUST FUND TRAILEX INC, svc $4,411.00RURAL WATER FUND WLOO WATER WORKS, svc $117.83INSURANCE TRUST FUND PERSPECTIVE CONSULTING PARTNERS, ins $10,000.00FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP, flx sp $876.13EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC, maint $60.85SANDEES LTD, supl $60.50CENTURYLINK, svc $27.14POLKS LOCK SVC, eq $77.00US BANK, educ $272.80COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND BHC TREASURER, svc $21,698.40 AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted. Laylin 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 FUNDA-1 CAREERS, svc $185.40AABLE PEST CONTROL INC, svc $415.00ABDUR RAHIM, svc $1,521.25AMANDA KIRCHHOFF, misc $597.33ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY, food $565.61B&B LOCK & KEY, rpr $204.50BHC TREASURER, $322,724.40CANTATA HEALTH, svc $150.00CF UTILITIES, utl $67.50CHERYL DAVIS SAUERBREI, svc $2,724.75CITY OF WATERLOO, $1,369.40DENNIS COLEMAN, misc $35.10DIRECT SUPPLY INC, utl $932.82EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO, food $214.64FIX TIRE CO, rpr $178.80GRP & ASSOCIATES, svc $275.00HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL CO, svc $120.00HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, svc $7,702.50HPSI PURCHASING SVCS, svc $50.00LEAF, $1,208.16MARTIN BROS, foo/supl $8,612.95MEDLINE INDUSTRIES INC, svc $562.74MENARDS CF, supl $145.83NETWORK SERVICES CO, supl $748.80ON-SITE INFO DESTRUCTION, svc $194.48PLUNKETTS PEST CONTROL INC, svc $90.00PROVIDERS PLUS INC, supl $1,508.65RAY MOUNT WRECKER SVC, svc $69.55UNITYPOINT CLINIC PSYCHIATRY, svc $120.00WASTE MGMT OF WI-MN, svc $950.26WAYNE DENNIS SUPL CO, supl $695.00YOUNG PLBG & HEATING CO, rpr $1,018.21
AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted.
PRESENTATION Judy Flores, Director of the Consolidated Communications Center, presented on “Text to 911.”  She said the county’s 911 center has been able to receive text messages for many years, but when the state put in a new wireless system, which allows all public safety answering points (PSAPs) to receive them, the county had to transfer over to that, and it is now operational.  She said the initiative has a slogan, “Call if you can, text if you can’t.”  Calling is preferable because the caller can be located to within a couple hundred meters, but text messagers cannot.  She said texting is ideal for hearing and speech impaired individuals, or in situations when speaking could cause the caller harm.  Schwartz asked if people could text anonymously.  Flores said if they choose to.  Magsamen asked that this information be placed on the county website.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS.  County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said one new motor grader has been delivered, and the other two are expected later this week.  Crews are cleaning ditches and will hopefully have another six weeks before weather prevents this.  Truck plows should all be mounted by October 15, and motor grader plows by November 15.
Information Technology Director Kim Veeder said that October is Cybersecurity Month, and the slogan is “Stop, Think, and Then Click.”  She said computer users should exercise prudence in clicking on links and pictures even on trusted sites, since these are easy ways to introduce malware into computers.  She said the Iowa State Association of Counties’ October magazine is devoted to cybersecurity issues.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held October 3, 2017 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA  Schwartz moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Laylin.A. TO APPROVE, RECEIVE, PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR1. 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 SOCIAL SERVICES 95.87 GENERAL FUND           95.87SOCIAL SERVICES 47.15 GENERAL FUND           47.15GENERAL                           1,287.29 GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL  1,287.292. The PAYROLL ADJUSTMENTS submitted by the various departments and the County Auditor be authorized and directed to adjust his records accordingly. DEPT, NAME POSITION             TO DATE CHANGECONS. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER, Judy Flores  MCGILLIGAN, JAMIE L CIVILIAN DISPATCHER 18.15 9/27/2017 NEW HIRESCHAEFER, TRISTA R CIVILIAN DISPATCHER 18.15 9/27/2017 NEW HIREWHITE, KELLY L CIVILIAN DISPATCHER18.15 9/27/2017 NEW HIRE COUNTRY VIEW, Dennis Coleman  CRAGHEAD, LEANNE J NURSING ASSISTANT 13.77 9/28/2017 STATUS CHANGEDUNN, SHYLANDRA M NURSING ASSISTANT 13.77 9/25/2017 TERMINATEDGODFREY, DANIELLE S NURSING ASSISTANT 14.35 9/25/2017 TERMINATION PENDINGGRAVES, DEMETRIUS    CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT 17.41 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY INCREASEJOHNSON, JANICE M FOOD SERVICE WORKER 14.45 10/7/2017 TERMINATION PENDINGKAMARA, FALIKU J NURSING ASSISTANT 13.77 8/27/2017 STATUS CHANGELANDFAIR, BARBELL NURSING ASSISTANT 14.35 10/6/2017 STATUS CHANGEPARKER, TINA M FOOD SERVICE WORKER 15.7 9/24/2017 ANNUAL STEP INCREASESTONER, ROBYN D ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE II 41,479.91 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY STARTTRENT, JANICE E NURSING ASSISTANT 16.76 9/29/2017 FMLA PAYENGINEER, Cathy Nicholas  BLOES, JOSEPH V    LABORER / EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I 22.37 9/29/2017 TERMINATION PENDINGOTT, GARY J MECHANIC 24.71 9/28/2017 SUCCESSFUL BIDDERREITER, TIMOTHY R MECHANIC 26.86 9/29/2017 TERMINATION PENDINGROBERTS, JASON W  LABOR/EQUOPMENT OPERATOR 1B 22.13 9/20/2017 STATUS CHANGETAYLOR, BRADLEY J    LABORER / EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III 23.44 10/6/2017 RETURN TO ORIGINAL POSITIONTAYLOR, BRADLEY J    LEAD WORKER – BRIDGES 25.68 9/29/2017 TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTMAINTENANCE, Rory Geving  DAVIS, TODD M BUILDING MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 24.18 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY INCREASESHERIFF, Tony Thompson  ANDREWS, BRYCE M CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/2/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEANDREWS, BRYCE M CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 9/24/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEBARCLAY, ZACHARIAH J DEPUTY SHERIFF SERGEANT HOURLY 32.48 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY INCREASECRISMAN, DREW E BOOKING CLERK 18.15 10/6/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGECRISMAN, DREW E BOOKING CLERK 18.15 10/1/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEDOLAN, HEATHER L DEPUTY SHERIFF 28.73 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY INCREASEDOLAN, HEATHER L DEPUTY SHERIFF 28.73 9/24/2017 UNIT 5 – 3 YEAR STEPEVEN, DAVID T DEPUTY SHERIFF 22.01 9/24/2017 UNIT 5 – 2 YEAR STEPFRANK, HEIDI S CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 23.68 9/24/2017 UNIT 5 – 3 YEAR STEPJEROME, ISAAC D  DEPUTY SHERIFF 29.88 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY INCREASEJOLLEY, JARED T CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 9/25/2017 NEW HIREJOLLEY, JARED T CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 9/26/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEMAST, LARRY A CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/1/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEMCKINLEY, ALEXANDER A CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 9/25/2017 NEW HIRERECHKEMMER, AMBER L CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/4/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGERECHKEMMER, AMBER L CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/2/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGESCROGGINS, CHRISTIAN M CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 9/25/2017 NEW HIRESMITH, NICHOLAS R DEPUTY SHERIFF 28.73 10/7/2017 LONGEVITY INCREASESMITH, NICHOLAS R DEPUTY SHERIFF 28.73 9/24/2017 UNIT 5 – 3 YEAR STEPWILGENBUSCH, DREW V CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/7/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEWILGENBUSCH, DREW V CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/2/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGEZEIEN, NICHOLAS L CIVILIAN DETENTION OFFICER 18.15 10/1/2017 SCHEDULE/SHIFT CHANGE3. The Sheriff’s MONTHLY REPORT of fees as of September 30, 2017.4. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Co., Cott Systems, Inc., The Guardian Life Insurance Company, Kuenstling Excavating, Playpower holdings, Inc., Shive-Hattery Group, Inc., Urban Services LLCB. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR1. The BLACK HAWK COUNTY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION PLAN for Calendar Years 2018-2019 as recommended by Debi Bunger, Human Resources Director. C. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN1. 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.  AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted. CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin. BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LEASE AGREEMENT between Black Hawk County and the City of Waterloo to manage Cloverdale Park by the Waterloo Leisure Services Commission for the use by the public as a park with emphasis on a picnic area, baseball diamond and general play field area in the amount of $3 effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same. City of Waterloo Leisure Services Director Paul Huting said that the Leisure Services Commission is prepared to continue the lease under the current terms, although it would like the Board to consider deeding the land to the city, which would allow consolidation with and development of Ray Tiller Park.  Little said that the land is also adjacent to the county’s main Secondary Roads shop, and the Board wants to keep it in case of future expansion. AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by White. BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the CJJP Fiscal Agent CONTRACT between Black Hawk County and Juvenile Court Services (JCS) for the purpose of enabling the County to provide fiscal management services for the Wrap Around Program and Staff Development Funds effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same. AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between Black Hawk County and The City of Waterloo for constructing a replacement public safety tower located at 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa, to accommodate present and future antennas, equipment, and shelters of the E911 Service Board be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same.  AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Little seconded by White that the County Auditor advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:05 on October 24, 2017 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed three year lease agreements (November 1, 2017-October 31, 2020) for use of one or more of the County owned (flood damaged) vacant lots described as follows:1. Parcel #8712-10-402-007 formerly known as 6619 Sunnyside St., La Porte City. 2. Parcel #8712-10-402-009 formerly known as 6611 Sunnyside St., LaPorte City.3. Parcel #8712-10-403-001 formerly known as 6612 Sunnyside St., LaPorte City. 4. Parcel #8812-17-126-004 formerly known as 5030 Weiden Road, Waterloo.5. Parcel #8812-17-252-011 formerly known as 5435 Weiden Road, Waterloo.6. Parcel #8912-13-102-019 formerly known as 6015 First Street, Dewar.7. Parcel #8913-24-380-003 formerly known as 724 Walnut Street, Waterloo.8. Parcel #9014-07-128-006 formerly known as 7909 Finchford Rd, Janesville (Lot 7 Block 10)9. Parcel #9014-07-128-007 formerly known as 7909 Finchford Rd, Janesville (Lot 8 Block 10)10. Parcel #9014-07-201-002 formerly known as 7936 Finchford Rd, Janesville (Lot 3 Block 1)11. Parcel #9014-07-201-003 formerly known as 7936 Finchford Rd, Janesville. (Lot 4 Block1)12. Parcel #9014-07-201-004 formerly known as 10425 Winslow Rd, Janesville.13. Parcel #9014-07-201-007 formerly known as 7936 Finchford Rd, Janesville. (Lot 8 Block 1)14. Parcel #9014-07-202-004 formerly known as 7936 Washington St., Janesville 15. Parcel #9014-07-204-004 formerly known as 7904 Finchford Road, Janesville.16. Parcel #9014-07-205-001 formerly known as 7922 Washington St., Janesville. 17. Parcel #9014-08-101-002 formerly known as 9915 Winslow Road, Janesville.Little asked if the current lessees will be notified.  Finance Director Susan Deaton said they would.  Superintendent of Maintenance Rory Geving said that most of the parcels were purchased with FEMA funds, but the one on Walnut Street and the one in Dewar were not, so those leases will be worded differently.  He said five of the properties are not yet leased, but four of the five are being maintained by adjacent property owners. Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz to direct the County Auditor to advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed Ordinance No. 77-194 from a request submitted by BSY, LLC at North of 4008 Williamson Avenue to rezone 13.56 acres from “A” Agriculture District to “C-M” Commercial Manufacturing District to convert three (3) former agricultural buildings into three (3) storage building for a sand/gravel and excavation construction business.  Motion carried. 
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the Iowa Department of Transportation Title VI Audit be received and placed on file and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer. Nicholas said that the audit will be discussed with her and the Human Resources director on October 12, and they will report on it to the Board.  Motion carried.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received by Black Hawk Electric, Waterloo, Iowa for the Longfellow Lighting Upgrade for the Black Hawk County Secondary Roads Department with a bid of $60,775 be approved as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.Nicholas said that only $26,000 was budgeted, but this was the lowest of the bids received from four vendors.  She said the better lighting will make work at the shop safer and more efficient.  She said energy savings is calculated at $4,500 a year, and $1,800 a year spend on replacement bulbs will be eliminated because the lights have a 15-year warranty.  Little asked where the unbudgeted funds would come from.  Nicholas said that additional funding is available due to the savings realized on the purchase of motor graders.  Little asked if unused budget moneys could be used for the Bennington Road bridge over the Wapsi River that she requested be closed.  Nicholas said yes.  Marge Budensiek of the Engineer’s Office said that the county will receive $11-12,000 in rebates for the new light installation.  Jim Budensiek of Electrical Engineering and Equipment, the county’s lighting consultant in the project, said that fluorescent fixtures will be replaced with LED tubes, but only four-foot tubes qualify for rebates, while the facility has a lot of eight-foot tubes.  Nicholas said that another issue that needs to be addressed is that most of the egress doors in the facility are not lighted, as required by Iowa safety code.  She said they were informed of this last year but it slipped between the cracks.Magsamen said even if sufficient funds weren’t budgeted the expenditure was worthwhile because of the rebates, the lower use of energy, and making buildings more sustainable in the long run.  Schwartz said that this is the direction the county is trying to go in all buildings, and although mistakes sometime occur in budgeting, it’s the right thing to do.  Laylin agreed.  Motion carried.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Little. BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that that the STATEMENT OF COMPLETION and FINAL ACCEPTANCE OF WORK for Project BROS-C007(137)-63-07 Elk Run and Raymond Road Bridge Repairs at various locations  in the county  be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same and authorize and direct the Iowa Department of Transportation to make final payment in the amount of $8,743.07 with a total project cost of $291,438.25 as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer (Project contracted at $280,000 total working days specified 25/12, working days used 37.5/9, liquidated damages assessed – $6,500/$3,000 contractor, Wicks Construction, Inc. Decorah, Iowa).  AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted. Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz. BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that that AMENDMENT #1 to the Black Hawk County Secondary Roads 2017 Five Year Program which changed the funding of Project #5001 Waverly Road Resurfacing from Federal Aide to Farm to Market be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer. AYES:  Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen. NAYS:  None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin to APPROVE the letter requesting a “Temporary Occupancy” permit from the City of Waterloo & Waterloo Fire Department for the Hartman Reserve Nature Center Project as recommended by Mike Hendrickson, Conservation Executive Director.Hendrickson said construction is being delayed due to hurricane-related issues, and development of the west wing (not under construction) by staff is urgent.  He said the public would not be allowed in.  Little asked about liability issues.  Hendrickson said that PDCM Insurance, the county’s insurance consultant, is comfortable with the arrangement, and so is Assistant County Attorney David Mason.  Little asked if he had a timeline.  Hendrickson said that if Larson Construction is done by October 29, they won’t need the permit, but he is being proactive.  Motion carried.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD.  White said the Cedar Valley’s twentieth Honor Flight flew to Washington, D.C. that morning with veterans of the wars in Korea and Vietnam.  He encouraged people to welcome them home at the airport that night. On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors Grant Veeder, County Auditor

La Porte City Council Proceedings – October 9, 2017

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS October 9, 2017 
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on October 9, 2017. Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Eric Allsup, Jasmine Gaston, Kristi Harrill, Mike Johnson and Brent Sadler present.  Also present were Angie Hutton, Jeff McFarland, Tim Smith, Sarah Logan, Gary Murphy and Amanda Stocks.  Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.    Moved by Allsup, seconded by Gaston to approve the agenda.  Angie Hutton addressed the Council regarding a request to paint the back of the fire station jail on the second story.  Museum volunteers are not comfortable working on ladder, and Hutton asked if the City had something else they could use. Johnson indicated that the Utilities’ bucket truck could be used, most likely in the spring. Hutton also asked the Council to consider allowing Museum admission revenues be used for marketing and promotions. Currently admission revenues are used to offset museum building and maintenance expenses.    Moved by Johnson, seconded by Allsup to approve the CONSENT AGENDA including the following: Minutes of September 25, 2017, disbursements, totaling $186,982.21, Clerk’s Report, Police Report and Administrative Report for September 2017 and Recreation and Aquatic Center Financials for the 2017 season.   Moved by Allsup, seconded by Harrill to RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE NOTICE OF RETIREMENT.  Police Chief Larry Feaker will retire effective December 15, 2017.  Moved by Sadler, seconded by Johnson to ADOPT RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS AND APPRECIATION TO POLICE CHIEF LARRY FEAKER ON HIS RETIREMENT AND SERVICE TO THE CITY OF LA PORTE CITY.   Moved by Johnson, seconded by Allsup to approve LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR BLACK HAWK GAMING ASSOCIATION.  The letter expresses the City’s opposition to a proposed new casino in Cedar Rapids due to the likely cannibalization of revenues from the Isle Casino in Waterloo.   Moved by Allsup, seconded by Sadler to APPROVE APPOINTMENTS TO THE LA PORTE CITY FIRE RESCUE SERVICE.  Sydney Stout, Mike Scheel and Carter Moore were appointed probationary members of the La Porte City Fire Rescue Service.   Moved by Allsup, seconded by Sadler to approve RESOLUTION 17-66 SETTING SALARY FOR PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE. The resolution sets the salary for Frank Laniohan at $18.27/hr as a public works employee with a Grade II Waste Water Operator’s Permit.    Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to go into CLOSED SESSION at 7:21PM pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(c) the City Council will enter into closed session as provided in Section 21.5(c) of the Iowa Code “To discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.”  The Council returned to open session at 8:08PM                    Moved by Harrill, seconded by Sadler instructing City Attorney Laura Folkerts to draft a loan modification agreement for Patrick and Brandi Baker, subject to Council approval at a special meeting on October 16, 2017.   Moved by Johnson, seconded by Allsup to adjourn at 8:14PM.   Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk   David Neil, MayorCity of La Porte City Claims for 10/09/2017General Fund Advanced Syst, Contract 24.46 AFLAC, Ins 305.35 BH Waste, Contract 15,118.95 Black Hills, Natural Gas 877.42 City Laundering, Cleaning 311.92 CSC, Child Support 20.70 Craft L, 5 Hours Of Writing 50.00 EBS, Health Ins Admin 122.74 EFTPS, PR Taxes 4,464.81 EBS, Sept 17 Flex 1,241.65 GIS Benefits, Met Life 49.98 IA Pub Safety, Mail Box Q3 300.00 IA league of Cities, Training 90.00 IAWD Q3-17 Unemployment 142.63 IPERS, Pension 10,122.19 La Porte City Printing, Pubs 214.87 LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 103.39 McFarland Jeff, Mileage 226.10 Monkeytown, Supplies 106.56 Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 93.16 On-Site, Document Destruction 45.00 Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 68.75 Radar Road Tec, 3 Radar Cert 105.00 Sled Shed, Edger & Blade 5.90 Superior, Fire Extinguisher Repair 70.75 Teamsters, Union Dues 67.30 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 2,240.69 Varsity Cleaners, Cleaning 151.50 Wex Bank, Fuel 735.92 Whittlesey J, Mileage 85.68 Total General Fund 37,563.37 Road Use Tax Fund Aspro Inc, Overlay – 5 Streets 38,450.00 Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 33.04 CSC, Child Support 186.25 Coots Materials, Rock 263.35 Schmitz & Sons, Drive Reconst 4,370.00 EFTPS, PR Taxes 1,104.21 Harrison Truck, Switch Pressure 10.66 Hotsy Cleaning, Sweeper Repairs 749.04 IPERS, Pension 1,962.38 LPC  Motor Supply, Supplies 557.62 Sled Shed, Edger & Blade 398.60 Stetson Bldg Products, Supplies 113.16 Teamsters, Union Dues 37.16 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 603.31 Total Road Use Tax 48,838.78 Employee Benefits Fund EMC Insurance, Deductible 500.00 Total Employee Benefits 500.00 Economic Development Fund BHC Recorder, Record Mortgage 47.00 Total Economic Development 47.00 Capital Project Fund Aspro Inc, Overlay – 5 Streets 34,000.00 Total Capital Project 34,000.00 DTR CDBG Grant Fund Cardinal Const, Pay App 13 31,315.44 DTR CDBG Grant  31,315.44 Sewer Fund Aspro Inc, Overlay – 5 Streets 11,942.00 Central Iowa Distr, Gloves & Street Brooms 421.00 City Laundering, Cleaning 147.74 EBS, Health Ins Admin 27.28 EFTPS, PR Taxes 283.78 GIS Benefits, Met Life 7.47 IAWD, Q3-17 Unemployment 4.57 IPERS, Pension 700.20 Mutual Of Omaha, Ins 12.98 Teamsters, Union Dues 3.04 Test America Inc, Testing 782.25 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 205.80 Total Sewer 14,538.11 Ambulance Fund Black Hills Energy, Natural Gas 30.95 Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 23.38 Covenant , Mutual Aid 256.00 EFTPS,PR Taxes 105.12 Hawkeye CC, Ems CEH 150.00 Image Trend, Support-Annual 824.00 IPERS, Pension 220.14 Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 18.27 Superior, Fire Extinguisher Repair 45.99 IA Treasurer, State Taxes 57.20 Varsity Cleaners, Uniform Cleaning 6.00 Wex Bank, Fuel 247.98 Total Ambulance 1,985.03  Total Account Payable 168,787.73 Total Payroll 18,194.48 Report Total 186,982.21 Fund RecapGeneral Fund 51,886.09 Road Use Tax Fund 51,538.53 Employee Benefits Fund 500.00 Economic Development Fund 47.00 Capital Project Fund 34,000.00 DTR CDBG Grant Fund 31,315.44 Sewer Fund 15,352.36 Ambulance Fund 2,342.79 Grand Total 186,982.21            September 2017 Receipts General 68,999.17 Road Use Tax 29,874.53 Equipment Replacement 1,691.00 Employee Benefits 5,258.44 Special Revenue TIF 4,458.87 Economic Development 2,121.53 Debt Service 6,528.26 DTR CDBG Grant 135,335.00 Permanent Funds 2,151.72 Sewer 29,717.80 Ambulance 15,681.57 September 2017 Receipts 301,817.89 

La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees – October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 
The La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees met for the regular board meeting on October 11, 2017, at 4:30pm.  Present were Jon Barz, Tami Keune, Shawn Mehlert, Mike Johnson and Robyn Oberhauser.   Mehlert made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Keune.  Motion passed 3-0.   Mehlert approved the September meeting minutes, seconded by Keune.  Motion passed 2-0.  Motion to adjourn by Keune seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0  Meeting adjourned at 5:00  Robyn Oberhauser, Recording Secretary
 SEPTEMBER 2017 DISBURSEMENTS
Advanced Systems                           maint agreement $66.63 Answer Plus      phone serv $109.66 Baldwin Pole & Piping                           O/H inventory $4,237.20 Camarata Steve     A/C rebate $200.00 Caseys gas $298.01 CVB & Trust    taxes, fed/fica $10,050.81 City Laundry    laundry service $575.35 Compressed Air supplies $78.38 Deposit Refund $192.49 Ditch Witch               lease pmt $3,405.00 East Central Co-op gas $196.83 Fletcher Reinhardt supplies $199.83 Hygienic Lab wt test $125.00 IAMU Hiss dues $554.61 Ia Dept of Rev           sales tax $7,102.89 IPERS                         IPERS  $4,180.00 Keystone Lab wt test $25.00 Kriz-Davis Co supplies $14.61 LPC Connect           phone serv $358.04 LPC Motor supplies $101.02 LPC Post Office billing $625.58 LPC Printing & Design supplies $285.03 Monkeytown supplies $16.28 RPGI         purchased power $83,373.39 Restoration Services                          building repair $2,783.20 Stuart Irby                   supplies $4,126.19 Superior Welding supplies $171.20 Urbs Hardware supplies $115.59 Wesco supplies $653.13 Electric / payroll $130,174.15 Water $12,815.82 GRAND TOTAL $142,989.97             SEPTEMBER REVENUE Electric $181,608.24 Water $51,190.35 Interest $58.49 GRAND TOTAL $232,857.08 

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