Category: Legal Notice

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – September 22, 2020

Waterloo, Iowa September 22, 2020
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, and electronically via Zoom, 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, Tom Little, Dan Trelka, Craig White and Chris Schwartz, Chair.
Absent: None.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
Trelka 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 the County Auditor be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlement of such claims as allowed:
GENERAL BASIC FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 29,146.40
ACCURATE L & DC eq rpr 34.75
ACES svc 199.00
ASPRO INC svc 150.96
BICKLEY, MARK svc 2,605.00
BMC AGGREGATES supl 780.82
BRUSTKERN MICHAEL J rent 225.00
CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 2,983.60
COURIER publ 997.16
DAN DEERY MOTOR CO INC
misc 5,013.46
E CENTRAL IA RURAL ELEC
util 3,485.16
EMSL ANALYTICAL INC svc 596.70
FISCHELS, ROBERT rent 200.00
FULLER, ANGELA svc 1,365.00
GORDON FLESCH CO INC svc 214.04
HERNANDEZ , JASON svc 2,170.00
INTERSTATE BATTERY SYSTEM
eq 373.85
IWI MOTOR PARTS prts 99.35
JOHNSTONE SUPL supl 43.21
KARENS PRINT RITE supl 1,527.70
KEYSTONE LABS INC svc 266.50
KRUSE DAVID rent 200.00
MARCO INC svc 204.42
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 1,743.46
MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL
supl 1,287.94
MENARDS CF misc 70.72
MENARDS WLOO supl 230.25
NEWGREN TODD misc 111.17
NORTHERN SAFETY CO INC
supl 291.01
NORTHLAND PRODUCTS CO
supl 1,229.40
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
maint 260.00
OSDI-SPACESAVER maint 552.00
P&K MIDWEST eq 39.34
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS
svc 5,051.55
PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC supl 500.00
SANDEES LTD supl 500.00
SCOTS SUPL CO INC supl 693.44
SLED SHED eq rpr 145.41
STERICYCLE INC svc 153.84
SCOOP FEED & SUPL supl 85.40
US BANK misc 7,259.59
WEBER PAPER CO supl 2,669.80
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS prts 133.99
AGVANTAGE FS INC eq rent 20.00
AIRLINE AUTO prts 40.00
ALL STATE RENTAL eq rent 390.00
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC
supl 619.62
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC
supl 328.02
BENTON BUILDING CTR supl 227.06
BISHOP CONSULTING ENGINEERS
svc 500.00
BHC LANDFILL svc 603.35
BLACK HAWK RENTAL eq rent 65.25
BLACK HAWK WASTE DISPOSAL
svc 230.00
BUDREAU VETERINARY CLINIC
svc 36.80
C&C WELDING & SAND BLASTING
eq rpr 915.00
CITY OF CEDAR FALLS svc 80.00
CF UTILITIES util 1,235.14
CF UTILITIES data 2,230.81
CF UTILITIES util 369.99
CF UTILITIES util 43.42
CF UTILITIES data 85.00
CENTEC CAST METAL PRODUCTS
svc 260.83
CENTURYLINK svc 56.23
CONSOLIDATED ENERGY HARTLAND fuel 2,907.22
COOK’S OUTDOORS supl 21.00
DEN HERDER VETERINARY HOSP
svc 36.00
DICKEYS PRINTING supl 92.50
EPM IOWA rent 200.00
FERGUSON ENTERPRISES INC
supl 352.99
THE SHREDDER svc 648.35
HOME DEPOT CREDIT SVCS
supl 187.65
HUDSON PRINTING CO INC
publ 1,451.41
IIW ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS
svc 6,617.75
IA ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSN educ 160.00
IA PRISON INDUSTRIES prts 1,954.62
IA STATE MED EXAMINER
svc 11,256.75
JOHNSON CO reimb 327.13
KELLER, MICHAEL rent 225.00
L & G HARDWARE supl 21.98
LA PORTE MOTOR SUPL INC
supl 26.56
LINN CO svc 2,083.33
MALLORY SAFETY & SUPL supl 768.25
MEDIACOM svc 340.73
MERCYONE NE IA CLINIC svc 20.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 11.53
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 14,428.39
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 21.68
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 180.61
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 151.04
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 426.19
MID AMERICAN ENERGY/SPEC ACCT util 647.00
MORRIS RICHARD A rent 275.00
MOTEL 6 room 45.00
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO
eq 6,599.03
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 354.90
NELSON LARRY rent 225.00
OSTBY, LISA rent 500.00
POLK CO TREASURER reimb 184.77
QUILL CORP supl 10.36
RICOH USA INC svc 1,159.88
ROSEMARY’S CLEANING & LAUNDRY SVC svc 136.25
RUSSELL LAMSON LTD PARTNERSHIP rent 200.00
SANDERS FUNERAL SVC svc 2,000.00
SERIOUS SANITATION INC svc 265.00
SPEE DEE DELIVERY SVC INC
svc 76.50
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN supl 360.09
STAR EQUIPMENT LTD supl 4,315.50
STELLAR INDUSTRIES INC prts 125.28
STOKES WELDING prts 683.96
SUMMIT FOOD SVC food 21,899.59
SHRED MASTER svc 161.02
THOMPSON PROPERTY MGMT
rent 200.00
TRACTOR SUPL CO supl 12.68
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP svc 172.00
URBS DO IT BEST HARDWARE
eq 65.46
US CELLULAR svc 1,633.16
US CELLULAR svc 1,460.71
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 93.34
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 724.43
WAVERLY TIRE CO eq 672.00
WERTJES UNIFORMS supl 74.30
XEROX CORP svc 191.51
YOUNG PLBG & HEATING CO
eq rpr 105.50
MEGGERS, DANIELLE food 102.00
LANDERS , WYATT fuel 23.60
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 356.00
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SFTWR
supl 5,273.35
US BANK misc 1,378.48
A ROBERT HALF CO svc 2,606.52
CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT
svc 2,187.04
OFFICE DEPOT supl 983.10
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 125.00
RURAL BASIC FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,577.60
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 3,849.00
ALTORFER INC supl 245.88
ANTON SALES supl 62.04
BMC AGGREGATES svc 25,812.70
CITY OF CEDAR FALLS fuel 501.75
E CENTRAL IA RURAL ELEC util 23.75
MANATTS supl 4,605.50
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 36.74
SUPERIOR WELDING SUPL supl 259.50
US BANK misc 1,369.76
AGVANTAGE FS INC fuel 5,798.88
AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL
eq rent 213.92
BHC LANDFILL svc 34.22
CF UTILITIES util 68.38
CF UTILITIES util 5.25
CF UTILITIES util 8.50
CF UTILITIES util 8.50
CINTAS CORP svc 67.18
GIERKE ROBINSON COeq rent 1,540.80
LOISEAU CONSTRUCTION INC.
eq 34,842.00
MELUGIN, JOHN reimb 27.81
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 12.13
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 85.21
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 20.56
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 72.35
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 312.28
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 36.93
MID COUNTRY MACHINERY INC
eq rent 6,426.00
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO
supl 56.52
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 134.86
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 278.16
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC prts 338.50
STETSON BLDG PRODUCTS
svc 261.13
STOKES WELDING eq 189.46
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 125.00
BOB BARKER CO INC supl 337.92
KEEFE SUPL CO food 3,029.46
MCKEE FOODS food 86.34
US BANK supl 116.47
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC supl 92.76
CONSERVATION TRUST FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 6.00
US BANK supl 771.40
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC
supl 140.55
AQUATICS & EXOTICS OF WLOO
supl 676.91
HOME DEPOT CREDIT SVCS
supl 28.41
KAY PARK RECREATION CORP
eq 288.00
L & G HARDWARE supl 15.79
E911-CAPITAL FUND
DELTAWRX svc 26,910.00
CAPITAL IMPROVE PLAN-NON BOND FUND
EAGLE POINT SOLAR svc 285,249.60
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 2,528.40
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 20,350.18
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 87,059.06
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
EBC flx sp 2,912.39
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 205.00
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 172.00
MEDIACOM svc 156.90
US CELLULAR svc 142.93
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,284.00
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 47.74
WELLMARK ins 11,850.63
JASPER VICTORIA reimb 3.66
IA STATE ASSOC OF ASSESSORS
educ 250.00
SIDWELL CO sftwr 1,155.00
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said that PCI will pour the concrete on the west half of the Cedar Wapsi bridge on Wednesday and invited the supervisors to watch. County Auditor Grant Veeder said that today is National Voter Registration Day and this week is National Voter Registration Week. He encouraged people to register or update their registration by October 24 so that they don’t have to worry about having the proper identification to register on election day.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held September 15, 2020 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
SOCIAL SERVICES 19.65 GENERAL BASIC – DHS 19.65
SOCIAL SERVICES 8.00 GENERAL BASIC – DHS 8.00
2. The PAYROLL ADJUSTMENTS submitted by the various departments and the County Auditor be authorized and directed to adjust his records accordingly.
Name Position From To Date Change
Sheriff, Tony Thompson
AL-HAMMADI, DARIUS E MR CONTR TECH 19.92 19.92 9/14/2020 NEW HIRE
STAINBROOK, SUMMER A MR CONTR TECH 19.92 19.92 9/8/2020 NEW HIRE
AL-HAMMADI, DARIUS E MR CONTR TECH 19.92 20.52 9/16/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
BARRON, ELIZABETH CIV DETENT OFF 21.55 22.15 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
BASS, ASHLEY A MR CONTR TECH 22.41 21.81 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
BLAND, AARON D DEPUTY SHERIFF 26.25 25.65 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
CRISMAN, DREW E BOOKING CLERK 21.55 22.15 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
EVEN, WHITNEY J CIV DETENT OFF 19.92 19.92 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
GAKOVIC, MARIJANA CIV DETENT OFF 19.92 19.92 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
HALEY, LAURA A MR CONTR TECH 22.41 22.41 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
HILDMAN, SCOTT A CIV DETENT OFF 19.92 19.92 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
JOEBGEN, MICHAEL J DEPUTY SHERIFF 31.93 31.93 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
JOLLEY, JARED T CIV DETENT OFF 21.55 22.15 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
JOSAVAC, RAJKA DEPUTY SHERIFF 26.25 26.25 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
KLENZMAN, TYLER J DEPUTY SHERIFF 25.24 24.64 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
MEYER, ANTHONY J DEPUTY SHERIFF 33.21 33.21 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
OLMSTEAD, HENRY A MR CONTR TECH 21.55 22.15 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
OPPERMAN, COLTON B DEPUTY SHERIFF 30.71 30.11 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
OSMANCEVIC, NEVZAD DEPUTY SHERIFF 24.27 24.27 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
PARSONS, JERALD H BOOKING CLERK 20.72 21.32 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
PUGH, RACHEL M MR CONTR TECH 19.92 19.92 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
RAPIEN, CORY J DEPUTY SHERIFF 29.52 30.10 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
SCHMIDT, JACKSON T DEPUTY SHERIFF 24.27 24.27 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
SINK, SEAVER J DEPUTY SHERIFF 24.27 24.87 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
SPAULDING, BRANDON T DEPUTY SHERIFF 29.52 28.92 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
STAINBROOK, SUMMER A MR CONTR TECH 19.92 20.52 9/12/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
STAINBROOK, SUMMER A MR CONTR TECH 19.92 20.52 9/9/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
STRONG, MATTHEW R MR CONTR TECH 21.55 21.55 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
TERRONES, ANDREW J DEPUTY SHERIFF 24.27 24.87 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
ZEIEN, NICHOLAS L CIV DETENT OFF 21.55 21.55 9/6/2020 SCH/SFT CHG
Recorder, Sandy Smith
ANDERSON, KASHAUNDA R OFFICE SPEC 19.92 16.72 9/6/2020 SUCC APPL
Attorney, Brian Williams
LAGOW, HILARY J CRT DEBT RECOV OFF 22.76 23.81 9/6/2020 ANN STEP INCR
ALBERT, PAMELA A OFFICE SPEC 20.83 20.83 9/16/2020 TERM PEND
B. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. Approve the PERMIT FOR UTILITY WORK WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY for CenturyLink, Bettendorf, Iowa for placement of underground fiber utility on County right-of-way along Grundy Road recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
2. Approve the PERMIT FOR UTILITY WORK WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY for Grundy Center Municipal Utility, Grundy Center, Iowa for placement of underground fiber utility on County right-of-way along Grundy Road recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received from Don’s Truck Sales, Inc., Truck Centers, Fairbank, Iowa (bid opening September 15, 2020 9:05 a.m.) for the purchase of one (1) Single Axle Freightliner 108SD Dump Truck in FY2021 for the Black Hawk County Secondary Roads Department with a bid of $147,065.00 be approved as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said that this includes $3,000 for the hydraulic system that her other dump trucks have.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the STATEMENT OF COMPLETION and FINAL ACCEPTANCE OF WORK for the Construction of the building, Foundation and Concrete work on The Gilbertville Maintenance Shop in Gilbertville Iowa be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same and authorize and direct the Auditor to make final payment in the amount of $15,587.50 with a total project cost of $248,717.50 as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer (project contracted at $249,000.00, liquidated damages charged $0.00, contractor, Matt Construction, Inc., Sumner, Iowa).
Nicholas showed pictures of the project, which she said was originally estimated at $600-$650,000 if contracted, but the construction was done in-house for a savings.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Trelka, seconded by Little that the COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT between Black Hawk County and the City of Waterloo for the proposed Shaulis Road Trail extension project from Cedar Terrace Drive to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail be approved and direct the Chair to sign as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Assistant County Attorney Mike Treinen said that the city will build this portion of the trail next to the county roadway. The county will be responsible for routine maintenance but not trail replacement or repair. Motion carried.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin that the Agreement for Purchase of Temporary Easement between Black Hawk County and the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa granting a temporary construction easement at 2602 Union Road for the Union Road trail project for the consideration of the sum of $0.00 be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer. Motion carried.
The Board of Supervisors discussed adopting the Board of Health Regulation entitled Face Mask Regulation, passed by the Black Hawk County Board of Health at its Special Meeting on September 2, 2020. Board of Health Chair Reverend Dr. Mary Robinson said that the COVID-19 virus primarily spreads person-to-person, and can cause serious long-term health issues and death. The Center for Disease Control and other health professionals says that cloth masks are one of the most effective weapons for slowing the spread of the virus. The Black Hawk County Health Department, which Robinson said is second to none in the state, has provided ongoing information to a degree some find overwhelming, but still there is resistance to a mask mandate. Opponents say masks will cause internal injuries, that they are inconvenient, that it’s a personal rather than a legal matter, that users should be allowed to risk their own health, that the value of the mask is yet to be proved, that a mandate is unenforceable. Robinson said that all of these arguments were used when seatbelts in automobiles were being debated, but they became accepted because they save lives. She said communities of color are disproportionately affected by the virus, that children can have long-term effects, and that people with pre-existing health conditions are especially at risk, and we need to show that we care for them, to have the courage to say that all people in the county matter, not just those who feel they have individual rights.
Board of Health member Dr. Catherine Zeman gave some statistics on the efficacy of masks, and said that there has been a downward trend in infections in both Waterloo and Cedar Falls since their city councils passed mask ordinances. She asked people to use face coverings no matter what the supervisors decide, knowing as she does the serious bodily harm the virus can affect. She also recommended getting vaccinated against the flu.
University of Northern Iowa President Dr. Mark Nook said his goal is to keep the university’s doors open. A spike in COVID cases in students or employees will require the school to move to online classes, which will have a detrimental effect on morale and the local economy. For UNI to stay safe, the rest of the community needs to take the same precautions. The evidence from the CDC and others is clear, that wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing work, and that these are small sacrifices to keep schools and businesses open.
Pastor Belinda Creighton-Smith said that masks have lowered the rate of infection in New York over the last three months. The Second Commandment says you should love your neighbor as yourself, and we should remember that wearing masks protects our neighbors, not ourselves. She has a neighbor who wore a mask but got sick from people who didn’t and is now in the hospital dying. Many other lives have been altered, and Creighton-Smith implored the supervisors to approve the regulation.
Reverend Helen Seenster said she has a vested interest in Waterloo, that she loves her community and her neighbors. The mandate protects and shows care for others, and she asked the Board to pass it.
College Hill Partnership Executive Director Kathryn Sogard said there is a face mask requirement at UNI and in both Waterloo and Cedar Falls, and masks have been proven to reduce transmission. Masks would keep community members safe and keep businesses open in challenging times.
Nilvia Reyes Rodriguez of the Waterloo Human Rights Commission said that COVID-19 disproportionately affects Latinos as well as African Americans, and while a vocal minority has sent emails opposing the mask mandate, the affected populations will express their feelings in the November 3 election.
Schwartz said that leadership on the issue isn’t coming from the federal or state level, so it falls to local officials. If everyone in the county does their part, a return to normalcy will come sooner rather than later.
Trelka said he believes in wearing a mask, but he doesn’t believe in criminalizing not wearing a mask. Circumstances change every day and add to confusion. He will respect the wishes of businesses on the subject, but won’t support a county-wide mandate.
Laylin wondered about missed opportunities for educating the public, and she thought communities in the county should be asked what more they can do. Also, law enforcement doesn’t have the manpower and the Health Department doesn’t have the training to enforce a mandate.
Health Department Director Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye said she takes personally the claim that her department has not provided enough education, because they have gone above and beyond their duties, reaching out to small communities and to businesses. She said it is unfair to public health officials that the issue has been politicized. Her department has taken a health equity approach, which has never been done in Iowa, in order to address the disproportionate effect of diseases on minority populations.
County Sheriff Tony Thompson said that one form of education that can be tried is to pass the mandate so that law enforcement could issue masks rather than misdemeanor citations. He said as soon as such a requirement goes into effect, 90% of the population will follow it. Businesses are looking for an opportunity to say they are following a county rule.
Schwartz moved the following resolution.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED TO approve and adopt, county-wide, the Board of Health Regulation entitled Face Mask Regulation, passed by the Black Hawk County Board of Health at its Special Meeting on September 2, 2020, following a public hearing held that same date, and thereafter to have the same published and made available to the public so that it shall take effect as soon as practicable.
Motion died for lack of a second.
Schwartz thanked the Health Department for their efforts. Robinson said the Board of Health knew it would be an uphill battle, but they wanted the community to know they cared, and she was extremely disappointed because she thought there would be the courage today to protect the citizens of the county, who deserved better from the supervisors. Laylin said she thought the Board has tried to recognize that the Health Department has gone above and beyond.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Beverly A. Beaumont on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $486.00 for Parcel #8913-13-151-012 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
County Treasurer Rita Schmidt said that the next eight resolutions were for people eligible for suspension of a maximum of $1000 in property taxes, and they all know that the taxes are still due.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Rinehart Kimball on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $926.00 for Parcel #8912-35-451-010 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Judy L. Langham on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $902.00 for Parcel #8913-36-129-009 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Trelka moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Cassandra Little on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $446.00 for Parcel #8913-27-429-011 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. ABSTAIN: Little. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Jason Magee on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $2,880.00 for Parcel #8913-35-406-018 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Trelka moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Diana Olinger on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $1,498.00 for Parcel #8913-28-204-005 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Jane A. Stangeland on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $536.00 for Parcel #8814-27-429-027 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the SUSPENSION requested by Angela Talaska on taxes owed for 2020/2021 installments in the amount of $860.00 for Parcel #8712-25-461-005 be approved pursuant to §427.8 of the Code of Iowa and the County Treasurer be authorized and directed to adjust her records accordingly.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the TAX SALE CERTIFICATE ASSIGNMENT for one (1) vacant lot & one (1) Building (Parcels 8913-25-337-013, 8913-25-337-012) located in Waterloo, Iowa, pursuant to §446.31 of the Code of Iowa be approved and said Certificate of Purchase of Tax sale be assigned to DeLong Snow and Lawn Care, LLC (Derek DeLong, owner) as recommended by Rita Schmidt, County Treasurer.
Schmidt said that Mr. DeLong wishes to use the property for his business, and she favors the reassignment of the tax sale certificate and a compromise of the taxes.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the COMPROMISE offered in the amount of $17,000.00 by DeLong Snow and Lawn Care, LLC (Derek DeLong, owner) on taxes owed for one (1) vacant lot & one (1) Building (Parcels 8913-25-337-013 , 8913-25-337-012) located in Waterloo, Iowa be approved.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve and adopt PROPERTY TAX GRANT FOR BLACK HAWK COUNTY ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY PERSONNEL, as adopted by the Black Hawk County Commission of Veterans Affairs, and to approve funding for property tax assistance grants totaling up to $10,000.00 countywide for property taxes due during FY2021, all pursuant and subject to the terms set forth in said Grant.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz to direct the chair to sign the grant agreement between Black Hawk County and the Center for Tech and Civic Life, awarding to the county a grant in the amount of $267,500 for planning and operationalizing safe and secure election administration in Black Hawk County in 2020.
Trelka said he had heard there is controversy about the grant. County Auditor Grant Veeder said that he has heard that some people think the grant is only going to largely Democratic counties, but that it has been made available to all counties in Iowa, and he provided information on grants approved for other, non-Democratically dominated counties. He said the money will defray COVID-19-related expenses that had already been decided upon before the grant was known, and thus save tax dollars. Motion carried.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to approve and direct the chair to sign the Security Services Agreement with Homeland Security CISA as recommended by Kim Veeder, IT Director.
Veeder said this will provide free cyber protection services in addition to those already provided by the state of Iowa.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE BOARD ACTION- Domain Name Update. IT Director Kim Veeder said the county must change its domain to a .gov name, and its choices are to get a domain name for $440 a year from the federal government, which would be blackhawkcountyiowa.gov, or a free subdomain name from the state, which would be blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov. She said not all Iowa counties are making the same choice. Schwartz said that all one word is easier to remember, and it was worth the cost to make it simple for the public. Laylin said she liked having the state split out by the extra period.
Moved by Little, seconded by White to use the subdomain from the state of Iowa and have a domain name of blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov. Motion carried.
DISCUSSION- Acquisition of 5036 Weiden Road. Little said that the owner qualified for a FEMA flood buyout years ago but didn’t want it, but now he lives elsewhere and wants to give up the lot. Treasurer Schmidt said that the taxes are $218 a year and haven’t been paid this fall. Assistant County Attorney Treinen said that Conservation Director Mike Hendrickson isn’t interested in the property at present because there appear to be occupied buildings on either side, and he would want to use the land as a pollinator that would be burned periodically. He said the county would incur cost in having the abstract continued. He will see if the county can get clear title. Little said he didn’t want any more bills on it, and it has been flooded twice. Treinen will check on the adjacent property owners.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD. Laylin asked if anyone would like to interview an applicant for a Planning and Zoning Commission vacancy. Schwartz said that he would be happy to conduct the interview with Laylin.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to proceed in closed session at 10:38 am for discussion of strategy with counsel of a matter where litigation may be imminent, where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body were litigation to occur, and where there will be review and/or discussion of records and information which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential, pursuant to Section 21.5, Code of Iowa.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
The Board met in closed session.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin to go out of closed session at 11:10 am. Motion carried.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Chris Schwartz, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor

Union Community Schools – September 21, 2020

UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
DYSART-GENESEO-LA PORTE CITY
Regular Board Meeting
September 21, 2020
(pending board approval)
Call to Order: Board President Kevin Sash called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Union High School Library. The following board members were present: Darrell DeWinter, Corey Lorenzen, Kristi Martin, Brandon Paine, and Ben Schemmel. Absent: Jenna Scott.
Agenda: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Martin, the agenda was approved with the following revisions: under item #20 Personnel, Appointments, add Corindy Stoakes as Mentor (TLC). Motion carried 6-0.
Dean Fisher: State Representative Dean Fisher was present and discussed the August derecho storm, school funding, including transportation equity funding, open enrollment, and mental health.
Superintendent’s Report: 1) Supt Fleshner thanked Mary Bauer, from the La Porte City Progress Review, for her coverage of all the school news, including board and school events. The paper will be closing at the end of September. 2) Black Hawk County Public Health Director Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye was present to talk about the COVID pandemic and answer questions. She explained how the guidelines come to them from the CDC through the state. Nafissa talked about the pandemic, contact tracing, and testing. 3) Friday Updates: Updates are sent out weekly to staff, the board, and parents and are posted under the COVID Updates on the district website. Supt Fleshner asked the board if there was anything additional they wanted in the updates. 4) Nutrition Update: On Sept 14th, we began offering the free meal program, through the USDA, for our students. There will still be a charge for extra milk, second meals and ala carte items at the middle school and high school. Adults will continue paying for their meals. 5) Transportation Update: Bus inspection was last week and went well. Supt Fleshner thanked Mike Timmer and the drivers for their efforts. 6) Supt Fleshner asked the board for input on use of our buildings by outside groups. The consensus was to allow groups if the participants are our students. If the group includes participants other than our students, they would not be able to use our buildings at this time.
Little Knights Learning Center Proposal: On a motion by Schemmel, second by Lorenzen, the board approved moving forward with an agreement with the Little Knights Learning Center. Motion carried 6-0.
Return to Learn Plan Revisions: On a motion by DeWinter, second by Martin, the board approved continuing the plan in place now and revisit the plan at the October meeting. Any changes made at the next board meeting would go into effect on November 2nd, 2020. Motion carried 6-0.
2020-2021 Instructional Calendar: On a motion by Paine, second by Lorenzen, the board approved making changes to the current calendar by replacing three professional development days with student school days. Those include October 12th, December 7th, and January 18th. The end of quarters and trimesters will be adjusted accordingly. Motion carried 6-0.
Bank and Depositories: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Paine, the board approved moving accounts to Cedar Valley Bank & Trust, with approximately $2,000,000 remaining at Farmers State Bank. The limits for bank depositories include: Farmers State Bank – $8,500,000, Cedar Valley Bank & Trust – $8,500,000, Northeast Security State Bank – $100,000, Dysart State Bank – $100,000, and ISJIT – $1,000,000. (The changes being made are due to Farmers State Bank switching their La Porte City location from a full-service bank to an ITM machine, effective September 30th, removing some of the banking features we would use at the local site.) Motion carried 6-0.
SBRC Request Due to Special Education Deficit: Lorenzen moved that the Board of Directors of the Union Community School District approve the application to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $522,382.94 for special education deficit costs during the 2019-2020 school year, second by Paine. Motion carried 6-0.
Elect IASB Delegate: On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Paine, the board appointed Darrell DeWinter as their IASB Delegate to represent our district at the virtual IASB Conference in November. Motion carried 6-0.
Set October and November School Board Meeting Dates: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Martin, the board set these meetings for October 19th and November 16th. Motion carried 6-0.
2nd Reading of Board Policy 509.9E2: On a motion by Schemmel, second by Lorenzen, the board approved the 2nd reading of board policy 509.9E2 (Voluntary Request for Remote Learning). Motion carried 6-0.
2nd Reading of Board Policy 106: On a motion by Lorenzen, second by Paine, the board approved the 2nd reading of board policy 106 (Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Prohibited). Motion carried 6-0.
Memorandum of Understanding with Tama County: On a motion by Schemmel, second by Lorenzen, the board approved the memorandum of understanding with Tama County. Motion carried 6-0.
Consent Agenda: Minutes of the August 10, 2020 board meeting; Claims to be Paid; Financial Reports; Personnel – Resignations: Cole Reiter as MS Wrestling, Appointments: Bev Beahr as Route Bus Driver, Patty Bohnstengel as LPC Elem Nurse (1 Year), Jim Cayton as D-G Elem Principal, Dalton Ciavarelli as MS Wrestling, Matt Craft as MS 8th Grd G-Basketball, Emily Klein as D-G Elem 4th Grd/Spec Educ Supp, Leslie Redinbaugh as HS G-Soccer, Corindy Stoakes as Mentor (TLC), Haley Weepie as D-G Elem Kndgtn, Heather Yeager as D-G Elem Spec Educ Assoc; Open Enrollment Requests. On a motion by DeWinter, second by Schemmel, the board approved the consent agenda. Motion carried 6-0.
Adjourn: On a motion by DeWinter, second by Schemmel, the meeting adjourned at 8:53 pm. Motion carried 6-0.
Kevin Sash, Board President Kathy Krug, Board Secretary
INVOICES APPROVED
September 21, 2020
GENERAL FUND
ANDERA, BENJAMIN, DELTA DENTAL REIMB, 5.00
APEX LEARNING INC, TALENTED AND GIFTED -ALVS ENROLLMENT, 642.00
ARTISAN CEILING SYSTEMS, HS CEILING TILES, 718.96
ASSETGENIE, INC, HS CHROMEBOOKS PARTS, 748.45
ATHLETICO MANAGMENT, LLC, FY21 ATHLETIC TRAINER CONTRACT – 1ST PYM, 3,666.67
BAKER, BRANDI, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.30
BALTES, ALYSON, REFUND DUPLICATE ACTIVITY TICKET PAYMENT, 35.00
BARZ, MELANIE, DOT PHYSICAL REIMB, 100.00
BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY, LLC, ELEMENTARY LITERACY SUPPLIES, 3,095.00
BERNHARDS, JAMIE, AUG/SEP 2020 PRESCH MLG REIMB, 85.50
BLACK HAWK RENTAL SERVICE, INC, MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, 39.00
BMO HARRIS MASTERCARD, JASON TOENGES – ASCD MEMBERSHIP, 22,371.05
BOLAND RECREATION, INC, LPC ELEM PLAYGROUND MULCH, 4,500.00
BRUSTKERN CONSTRUCTION, MS CONCESSIONS PLUMBING REPAIRS, 1,650.00
BUNZ, AMY, REFUND OVERPAYMENT OF FEES, 10.00
CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY CO, HS SCIENCE SUPPLIES, 779.12
CASEY’S BUSINESS MASTERCARD, GASOLINE, 754.10
CENGAGE LEARNING, HS BUSINESS EDUCATION TEXTBOOKS, 2,863.85
CENTRAL IOWA DIST, INC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 13,312.66
CENTRAL RIVERS AREA EDUCATION AGENCY, REGISTRATIONS, PRINTING, 318.64
CENTURY LINK, LONG DISTANCE CHARGES, 123.31
CITY OF DYSART, UTILITIES, 15,231.11
CLAIR, MICHAEL, DOT PHYSICAL REIMB, 100.00
CNC LUMBER & SUPPLIES, LLC, CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 156.19
COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING COMPANY, HS INTERCOM UPDATE, 175.00
CONSOLIDATED ENERGY CO, LLC, DIESEL FUEL, 1,826.47
DAVIS, SCOTT OR REBECCA, REFUND FEES OVERPYMNT, 48.00
DEMCO, INC, LIBRARY SUPPLIES, 1,273.29
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, FY21 TSA ANNUAL ADMIN FEE, 550.00
DISCOUNT SCHOOL SUPPLY, ELEM PRESCHOOL SUPPLIES, 302.89
DYSART TIRE & SERVICE, INC, VEHICLE REPAIRS, 867.77
EBSCO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, MS LIBRARY PERIODICALS, 186.50
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING LPC ELEM CLOCK PROGRAMMING, 1,488.73
ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, SEPTEMBER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, 9,934.30
ESGI, LLC, LPC ELEM – ESGI LICENSE RENEWAL, 2,639.00
ESTLING, STEPHANIE, AUGUST MLG REIMB-LPC 4 YR OLD PRESCHOOL, 63.90
FAMILIES FIRST COUNSELING SERVICES, HS/MS STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES, 462.00
FARMERS COOP TELEPHONE CO, LOCAL SVC/INTERNET, 3,457.49
FERGUSON ENTERPRISES, LLC , CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES, 3,030.62
FLUENCY MATTERS, HS SPANISH SUPPLIES, 263.00
FLUTE AIR SHIELD, LLC, BAND – FLUTE AIR SHIELD – COVID, 290.00
FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC, D-G ELEM LIBRARY BOOKS, 383.02
FUSION FORWARD LLC, WELCOME BANNERS/POSTERS, 417.71
GASSMAN, JENNIFER, AUGUST 2020 MLG REIMB, 7.65
GONSOWSKI, JOE & LAURA, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.30
GORDON FLESCH COMPANY, INC, HS COPIER STAPLES, 415.67
GRACENOTES LLC, MS CHORUS – ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION, 270.00
GRADY INSTRUMENT SERVICE, INC, MS INSTRUMENT REPAIRS, 1,330.00
GRAPHIC EDGE, INC, THE, NEW STAFF SHIRTS, 170.45
GROTE, AUSTIN AND JAMIE, REFUND OF MS REGISTR FEES, 174.93
GROTE, CAROL, DELTA DENTAL REIMB, 11.00
HANSON, MAUREEN, 8/21 HOBBY LOBBY REIMB MASKS, 44.24
HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 3-HOUR ANNUAL BUS INSERVICE REG, 190.00
HEINEMANN, TITLE I SUPPLIES, 219.45
HENNINGER ELECTRIC, LPC ELEM – ELECTRICAL REPAIR, 282.56
HOGLUND BUS CO, INC, BUS #17 – PARTS, 112.91
HY-VEE, HS FB SUPPLIES, 96.51
IITEA, HS – IND TECH CONF REGISTR – LOFTUS, 30.00
ILA/ISLA, HS LIBRARY SUPPLIES, 12.00
IOWA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC, FY21 MS BAND MEMBERSHIP, 75.00
IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, HS INTERNET, 19.98
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES, PARTITION SUPPLIES, 5,342.48
IOWA SPORTS SUPPLY CO, MS FB PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY MASKS, 495.00
IXL LEARNING, INC, MS – IXL SERVICE SITE LICENSE, 5,000.00
JENKINS, PENNY & JOSEPH, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 473.50
JOHN’S QWIK STOP, GASOLINE, 76.31
JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD, LIBRARY BOOKS, 866.32
KEEGAN, AUDRA, REFUND OVERPYMNT, 35.00
KIMBALL, AMY & ERIC, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.30
KNOOP, KELLI, SUB AUTHORIZATION COURSE REIMB, 100.00
L & G HARDWARE, LLC, HS MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, 883.65
LA PORTE CITY CONNECT, LOCAL SVC/INTERNET, 2,812.91
LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN, INC, ADS, BOARD MINUTES/BILLS, PRINTING, 436.00
LA PORTE CITY UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 22,359.52
LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS, D-G ELEM – KDGTN/1ST PRIM COMP – LITERAC, 689.77
LAPORTE MOTOR SUPPLY, INC, BUS #11 – FUEL TREATMENT, 11.03
LEYTEM, ALISON, DELTA DENTAL REIMB, 5.00
LIBRARY STORE, THE, D-G ELEM LIBRARY SUPPLIES, 264.46
LITERACY RESOURCES, LLC, D-G ELEM SPEC EDUC SUPPLIE, 171.98
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, SEPT 2020 LIFE/LTD PREMIUMS, 2,014.44
MARTIN BROS DISTRIBUTING CO, INC, LPC PRESCHOOL SUPPLIES, 309.12
MASON CREST AN IMPRINT OF NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS, INC, MS LIBRARY BOOKS, 152.70
MASON, DANIELLE OVERPAYMENT OF REG – PD TWICE, 60.00
MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, THE, MS SOCIAL STUDIES DIGITAL EDITION, 13,120.65
MCKINNEY, MATTHEW AND BRITTANY, REFUND OVERPYMNT, 10.00
MENARD, INC, MS FB SUPPLIES, 2,070.05
MENARDS – CEDAR FALLS, HS MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, 100.21
MERCER H&B ADMIN -IOWA FIDUCIARY, OCTOBER 2020 INSURANCE PREMIUMS, 124,794.18
MERCER HEALTH & BENEFITS LLC, JULY FSA/HSA ADMIN FEES, 495.00
NASCO, D-G ELEM CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 52.95
NEW CENTURY FS, GASOLINE, 767.54
NEWZBRAIN, MS NEWZBRAIN WEB SITE LICENSE, 408.00
NIE, LINDSAY, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.30
NORTHEAST IOWA BANDMASTER ASSOCIATION, FY21 MS BAND MEMBERSHIP, 20.00
ONE SOURCE THE BACKGROUND CHECK COMPANY, INC, BACKGROUND CHECKS, 82.50
ORKIN, LLC, PEST CONTROL, 303.39
PAPER CORPORATION, THE, COPY PAPER 5,382.10
PECENKA, PAULA & ERIC FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.30
PEPSI-COLA, MS FACULTY POP, 344.68
PERFECTION LEARNING CORP., FY20 D-G ELEM LIBRARY BOOKS, 238.93
PERSONIFIED, INC, POWERWASH LPC BUS GARAGE/PAINT, 4,460.00
PITNEY BOWES EASY PERMIT POSTAGE, 8/24 MS POSTAGE, 800.00
PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC, MS QRTRLY POSTAGE, 163.53
PITSCO EDUCATION, MS IND TECH SUPPLIES, 317.79
PLT4M, FY21 PLT4M SUBSCRIPTION, 400.00
PROVIDENT LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY, AUGUST INSUR PREMIUMS 625.17
QUILL, SUPPLIES, 627.36
REALLY GOOD STUFF, LLC, D-G ELEM CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 58.70
REALLY GREAT READING COMPANY, LLC, D-G ELEM CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 530.88
RENAISSANCE LEARNING, INC, A/R, STAR RENEWAL, 6,923.35
RICOH USA, INC, DISTRICT OFFICE COPIER MAINTENANCE, 42.34
ROCHESTER 100 INC, LPC ELEM CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 735.75
ROTTINGHAUS, BRENDA, DELTA DENTAL REIMB, 5.50
SACQUITNE, ADAM, HS VO-AG SUPPLIES – BEE GRANT, 51.82
SANDEE’S LIMITED, RETIREMENT CLOCK, 92.00
SCHOLASTIC, INC, ELEM SCHOLASTIC NEWS, 2,819.07
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OF IOWA, FY21 SAI MEMBERSHIP – W SLACK, 2,544.00
SCHOOL BUS SALES CO, BUS REPAIR PARTS, 447.87
SCHOOL DATEBOOKS, INC, MS ACTION PLANNERS, 628.73
SCHOOL NURSE SUPPLY, NURSE SUPPLIES, 402.34
SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, ELEM SUPPLIES, 100.94
SHAMROCK LAWN SERVICE, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE, 3,150.00
SIGNS & DESIGNS, HS NEW TEACHER SIGNS, 416.00
SIGNS BY TOMORROW, COVID SIGNS/STANDS, 838.50
SITSPOTS, LLC, ELEM VOCAL MUSIC SUPPLIES, 97.14
SONOVA USA INC, HS CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 30.00
SOUKUP, ERIN AND ERIC, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.31
SPORE, HEIDI, AUG 2020 MLG REIMB, 7.65
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, CLASSROOM OFFICE SUPPLIES, 775.96
STOAKES, CORINDY, AUG 2020 MLG REIMB, 7.65
STOCK, JESSICA, SUB AUTHORIZATION COURSE REIMB, 131.00
STOREY KENWORTHY, CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 4,440.64
STRUBEL, WILLIAM, DOT PHYSICAL REIMB, 100.00
SUCCESS BY DESIGN, INC, D-G ELEM STUDENT PLANNERS, 304.70
SWISHER & COHRT, PLC, LEGAL SERVICES, 37.00
SYNCHRONY BANK/AMAZON, CLASSROOM, COVID SUPPLIES, 6,887.80
TEACHER DIRECT, LPC ELEM CLASSROOM SUPPLIES, 4.88
THARP DESIGN & LETTERING, D-G ELEM DECALS FOR LUNCHROOM, 101.25
THARP, ROBERT AND JESSI, REIMB FEES OVERPAYMENT, 48.00
THRIFTWAY, SUPPLIES, 8.38
TORNEY’S ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE, MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, 65.00
TURNITIN, LLC, FY21 TURNITIN LICENSE, 2,200.00
UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL, TRANSF OVRPYMNTS TO LUNCH, 698.66
UNITED STATES ACADEMIC DECATHLON, HS ACADEMIC DECATHLON SOFTWARE, 826.00
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA, HS TEXT BOOKS, 1,225.56
US-GAMES, PE SUPPLIES, 554.96
V.I.P.S, MS FOLDING TABLES/CHAIRS, 6,206.00
VAN METER INDUSTRIAL, INC., MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, 50.60
VINTON TROPHY & AWARDS, MS ROOM NAME PLATES, 30.00
VOPELAK, DEREK, DOT PHYSICAL REIMB, 100.00
WALKER, SUZETTE, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 473.49
WALLIN, SUE, DELTA DENTAL REIMB, 5.00
WILLEMS, KATHLEEN, AUGUST 2020 MLG REIMB – TITLE I, 61.20
WILSON RESTAURANT SUPPLY, MS FREEZER REPAIRS, 4,664.90
YOUNG PLUMBING AND HEATING, HVAC REPAIRS, 2,222.81
YOUNGBLUT, MELISSA, FY2020 NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REIMB, 892.30
ZONDO, ELIZABETH, DELTA DENTAL REIMB, 31.50
Fund Total: 362,084.50
MANAGEMENT FUND
SU INSURANCE COMPANY, FY21 EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN INSUR – 2ND QRT, 18,954.00
Fund Total: 18,954.00
PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUIPMENT
BMO HARRIS MASTERCARD, HS OUTSIDE BASKETBALL HOOP SYSTEM, 4,787.30
ENCOMPASS IOWA, LLC, SEPTEMBER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, 1,827.00
FOLLETT SCHOOL SOLUTIONS, INC, DESTINY RENEWAL, 3,127.50
FUSION FORWARD LLC, OCTOBER MARKETING, DESIGN & PR SERVICES, 1,200.00
JMC COMPUTER SERVICE, INC, JMC RENEWAL, 16,806.03
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, PRINTER/COPIER AGREEMENT, 16,064.61
Fund Total: 43,812.44
CAPITAL PROJECTS
DAKTRONICS, INC., 3 CONTROLLERS W/RADIO – HS ATHLETICS, 4,525.00
DOUG HUBBARD,, MS RESTROOMS – REMODEL, 10,900.00
HUFF CONTRACTING INC, APPLIC #5 – MS HVAC PHASE II, 165,486.20
MARTIN GARDNER ARCHITECTURE, ARCHITECT – MS HVAC PH II, 8,900.00
UNITED VOLLEYBALL SUPPLY, LLC, HS OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL, 2,854.17
Fund Total: 192,665.37
SUPPORT TRUST FUND
PLT4M, FY21 PLT4M SUBSCRIPTION, 200.00
Fund Total: 200.00
EXPENDIBLE TRUST
CENTRAL COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, 1,000.00
HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, 9,200.00
IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, 500.00
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, SCHOLARSHIPS, 4,200.00
MOUNT MERCY COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, 500.00
UI SERVICE CENTER, SCHOLARSHIPS, 250.00
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA, SCHOLARSHIPS, 3,800.00
WARTBURG COLLEGE, SCHOLARSHIPS, .00
Fund Total: 20,350.00

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – September 15, 2020

Waterloo, Iowa September 15, 2020
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, and electronically via Zoom, 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, Tom Little, Dan Trelka, Craig White and Chris Schwartz, Chair.
Absent: None.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
Moved by Trelka, seconded by Laylin that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as amended. Motion carried.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
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 984.78
IRS fed pay 64,068.80
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 4,912.50
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 2,127.50
SSA fica 105,643.02
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC
oth pay 455.70
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 107.00
PECU oth pay 24,415.28
MEYER, BRITTANI svc 171.00
ACCURATE L & DC eq rpr 1,850.17
AHLERS & COONEY svc 1,254.00
ALTENBAUMER KARLA misc 68.00
BDH TECHNOLOGY svc 250.00
BDI prts 114.32
C&S REAL ESTATE rent 500.00
CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 1,381.00
CEDARLOO RENTALS rent 150.00
GBM PROPERTY MGMT rent 550.00
HOLBACH DENNIS rent 275.00
IA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
svc 1,233.40
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 218.81
MENARDS WLOO supl 89.91
NAPHCARE INC svc 110,674.42
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS
svc 1,753.19
SANDEES LTD svc 28.50
STERLING COMPUTERS CORP
eq 443.78
VISITING NURSING ASSOC
reimb 3,505.80
WEBER PAPER CO supl 1,099.33
WEX BANK fuel 431.67
LEGALSHIELD oth pay 202.00
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 90.12
ABD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
rent 225.00
ADVANCED BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC supl 36.20
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC
supl 164.85
BETTER HOME INVESTORS rent 350.00
BEYOND PINK TEAM mic 300.00
BLACK HAWK WASTE DISPOSAL
eq rent 62.72
CANON FINANCIAL SVCS INC
svc 455.58
CF UTILITIES svc 337.50
CLIFTONLARSONALLEN svc 9,975.00
COOLEY PUMPING svc 200.00
COPYWORKS supl 248.03
ECOLAB INC supl 1,188.25
EPM IOWA rent 125.00
GALE MOTE ASSOCIATES educ 262.50
GLAXOSMITHKLINE supl 549.65
GREENHILL POINT rent 275.00
HAWTHORNE RENTALS rent 200.00
HY VEE FOOD STORES food 4,855.50
IACE FIVE SEASONS MOBILE HOME PARK rent 250.00
IA EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE
educ 418.00
U OF IA svc 149.50
JASON SMITH PLBG HEATING & COOLING INC svc 621.76
LOCKE FUNERAL HOME INC
svc 1,000.00
MALLORY SAFETY & SUPL supl 349.95
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 11.99
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 5,738.98
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 64.26
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 10,001.72
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 924.82
MID AMERICAN ENERGY/SPEC ACCT util 225.00
MOTEL 6 rooms 282.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 17.04
N IA JUVENILE DETENTION SVCS
svc 450.00
PRI MANAGEMENT GROUP
educ 149.00
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SVCS
svc 30,182.31
SAMS WHOLESALE CLUB supl 305.16
SAYER LAW GROUP svc 370.25
SCHOO, LEON J rent 325.00
SPLASH OF COLOR BCSG misc 250.00
TEDS HOME AND HARDWARE
prts 70.42
TYLER TECHNOLOGIES maint 1,000.00
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP
misc 25,000.00
US CREMATION SOCIETY svc 1,000.00
VERIZON WIRELESS svc 40.01
WATERFALLS CAR WASH lbr 33.90
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 475.00
WEST PAYMENT CTR svc 1,943.13
BERRY, JOSHUA misc 110.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
IRS fed pay 664.69
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 425.00
SSA fica 1,404.84
FOUR OAKS INC svc 606.45
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 5,991.64
ROBERT HALF CO svc 4,892.04
ABBEN, RICHARD svc 98.90
ABBEN, SANDRA svc 98.90
HAWKEYE COMM COLLEGE
educ 395.00
INTAB supl 290.34
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP svc 75.00
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
IRS fed pay 228.98
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 75.00
SSA fica 381.36
RURAL BASIC FUND
COLLECTION SVC CTR oth pay 57.02
IRS fed pay 4,125.66
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 112.50
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 75.00
SSA fica 5,698.44
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC
oth pay 69.30
PECU oth pay 3,866.72
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
IRS fed pay 8,171.31
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 505.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 150.00
SSA fica 13,913.68
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 28.00
PECU oth pay 1,372.50
BMC AGGREGATES supl 32,518.56
CITY OF CEDAR FALLS svc 25.24
FIX TIRE CO fuel 355.71
CITY OF HUDSON util 34.70
KWIK TRIP INC fuel 341.16
MANATTS svc 12,994.00
RACOM CORP svc 5,278.00
RAY MOUNT WRECKER SVC
svc 350.00
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 29.00
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC supl 78.96
BHC LANDFILL svc 18.00
BLACK HAWK WASTE DISPOSAL
svc 183.96
CF UTILITIES util 75.00
CENTURYLINK tel 68.82
CENTURYLINK tel 47.53
CINTAS CORP svc 14.65
DONS TRUCK SALES INC prts 936.93
DUNKERTON COOP ELEVATOR
fuel 1,412.13
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 777.72
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 11.09
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 19.05
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 355.32
PAMELA A WEIFENBACH & KEITH WEIFENBACH row 9,080.00
PAMELA A WEIFENBACH REVOCABLE TRUST row 49,552.15
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
IRS fed pay 219.49
SSA fica 543.46
MCKEE FOODS food 62.94
WEBER PAPER CO supl 54.96
SAMS WHOLESALE CLUB
misc 1,671.18
CONSERVATION TRUST FUND
SSA fica 55.06
TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT FUND TYLER TECHNOLOGIES svc 125.00
RURAL SEWER FUND
URBAN SVCS svc 3,085.00
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 14,856.50
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 50,199.69
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 61,214.28
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 1,018.30
SELF-INSURED/LIAB,PROP ETC FUND IA COMMUNITIES ASSURANCE POOL ins 149.79
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
EBC flx sp 3,845.71
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
IRS fed pay 508.05
SSA fica 618.90
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 26.25
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND FARMERS MUTUAL TELEPHONE CO tel 124.76
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 154.07
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND IRS fed pay 368.14
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 50.00
SSA fica 611.86
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 4.00
BERGANKDV TECHNOLOGY & CONSULTING svc 14.00
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
IRS fed pay 2,752.43
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 1,795.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 195.00
SSA fica 4,989.08
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 7.00
PECU oth pay 2,362.50
BHC TREASURER svc 8,800.00
COMMERCIAL APPRAISERS OF IA
svc 750.00
LEGALSHIELD oth pay 61.40
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 27.42
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said that the county bridge crew is setting beams on the Hess Road bridge, and next week PCI would put the deck concrete on the Cedar Wapsi Road bridge. Paving of Elk Run Road is nearly finished.
County Auditor Grant Veeder said that the Election Office has been preliminarily awarded a $267,500 grant for assistance in conducting the 2020 general election.
Veterans Affairs Director Yolando Loveless said that VA teamed with the Fire Department for a successful blood drive on September 11. They housed a homeless vet over the weekend, did two cremations in August, and had 79 walk-ins in July and 97 in August. They received their annual $10,000 allocation from the state.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by Trelka that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held September 8, 2020 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA
Trelka moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by White.
A. TO APPROVE, RECEIVE, PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. The Board of Supervisors APPROVE INTERGOVERNMENTAL JOURNAL ENTRIES, and that the County Auditor be authorized and directed to TRANSFER monies within the various funds as submitted. (None submitted)
B. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Twin Lakes Environmental Services d/b/a Tall Pines Farms, LLC Facility ID#64022 located Bennington Township, Section two (2) at 6610 North Elk Run Road, in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
C. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
1. Revision of the FIREWORKS PERMIT request by Bill Fratzke for September 18, 2020.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
White moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received from Murphy Tractor, Waterloo, Iowa (bid opening September 8, 2020 9:07 a.m.) for the purchase of one (1) John Deere 672 GP 6WD motor grader in FY2021 for the Black Hawk County Secondary Roads Department with a bid of $340,000 be approved as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said this bid met the budgeted amount, although she would have preferred the other John Deere model, which was more powerful and more costly, and she might increase the budgeted amount for next year’s replacement. Laylin said she appreciated her accommodation to the budgeted amount. Schwartz was happy that such a major purchase supports local jobs.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Moved by Little, seconded by White that the PERSONNEL REQUISITION for the Unit 1 vacancy (bargaining) position, (full time) in the County Attorney’s Office be approved, as recommended by Brian Williams, County Attorney.). Motion carried.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that The AGREEMENT for DOT-Initiated Detour of Primary Highways onto Local Roads between the Iowa Department of Transportation and Black Hawk County during the period May 3, 2020 to May 14, 2021 detour from IA 281 thence north 5 miles on Co Rd V49 to Co Rd C66; thence east 2.5 miles on Co Rd C66 to WCL of Dunkerton be approved as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said that the DOT has to correct work that it did on a culvert, and Iowa law says that it must reimburse the county for the detour. The amount will be approximately $1,250.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Trelka, White, Schwartz.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
The Board discussed a resolution to approve and adopt PROPERTY TAX GRANT FOR BLACK HAWK COUNTY ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY PERSONNEL, as adopted by the Black Hawk County Commission of Veterans Affairs, and to approve funding for property tax assistance grants totaling up to $10,000.00 countywide for property taxes due during FY2021, all pursuant and subject to the terms set forth in said Grant.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin to table action for one week.
VA Director Loveless said the VA Commission reviewed the history of the assistance, which was first approved in 2001 and was last used in 2014. They wanted to change the verbiage to reflect the current situation. He said that veterans and their families are better compensated now for active duty, with a pay increase of nearly one-half of their pay, but he supports anything that benefits veterans. White said delaying action is kicking the can down the road, and while active-duty veterans are better off than he thought they were, and only six are currently eligible, he supports action now. Little said he didn’t know why the VA Commission needed to vote on it, because it is up to the Board of Supervisors to approve it. He said this is the first he saw anything on the subject since he brought it up months ago, and the Board should have more time to consider the information, and one more week won’t hurt. Trelka said he supports anything for veterans and voting any time is okay with him. Laylin and Schwartz said they would support the plan but would rather wait to be sure that the vote is unanimous.
Motion to table carried, White voting no.
At Nine-twenty-two o’clock (9:22) a.m., a public hearing was held as provided by law in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa at which time all interested persons could appear to file objections on the purchase of one (1) Single Axle Dump Truck for the Black Hawk County Engineer’s Department.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin to receive and place on file proof of publication of notice of public hearing. Motion carried.
Moved by White, seconded by Trelka to close the hearing after oral/written comments are received. Motion carried.
At nine-twenty-two (9:22) a.m. the Chair announced the time had arrived in accordance with prior action and as advertised, for the receiving and opening of bids for the proposed purchase of one (1) Single Axle Dump Truck for the Black Hawk County Engineer’s Department.
The Board of Supervisors examined proof of publication of notice to bidders and determined that said notice had been published in the Waterloo Courier on September 2, 2020 in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Iowa. The budgeted amount was $150,000.
The Chair announced the following sealed bids were all received by three o’clock (3:00) p.m. Monday September 14, 2020, as stated in the Notice to Bidders. The time of announcement being nine-twenty-two (9:22) a.m., the following bids were opened and read:
NAME CITY BID TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE NET BID
Cedar Rapids Truck Center Cedar Rapids 184,650 13,000 171,650
Don’s Truck Sales Inc. Fairbank IA 158,365 15,000 143,365
Truck Country of C. Rapids Cedar Rapids 175,325 15,000 160,325
Moved by Laylin, seconded by White that the Board of Supervisors receive and place on file the bids for the purchase of one (1) Single Axle Dump Truck to allow time to review said bids as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD. White said the Vietnam KIA/MIA vigil went well over the weekend, and thanked the Waterloo Courier and KWWL-TV for their coverage. He offered condolences to the family of Roy Weber.
Schwartz said he wants to start the strategic planning meetings that he proposed in January, before the pandemic shutdown began. Laylin suggested that he put the matter on a future Board agenda.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Chris Schwartz, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor

La Porte City Utilities – September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020
The La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees met for the regular board meeting on September 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Present were Shawn Mehlert, Greg Pipho, Robyn Oberhauser, Bill Matthes, Ryan Hosch and Jake Rabe. Tami Keune via electronic.
Keune made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Pipho. Motion passed 3-0.
August 19, 2020 minutes approved, motion made by Pipho to accept, seconded by Keune. Passed 3-0.
Ryan Hosch with MSA gave an update regarding the Main Street project. Water portion of the project is complete. Crews continue to move forward with electrical work.
Moved by Pipho seconded by Keune to APPROVE PAY APPLICATION #5. The total for Utilities is $7,500.00 for the water portion and $38,110.00 for the electric portion. Passed 3-0.
Ryan Hosch with MSA talked to board about GIS mapping, he gave a brief overview of how GIS mapping works. The board requested further information from MSA. A MSA representative will be present at next board meeting.
Jake Rabe from Rabe Hardware presented information about renewable energy. Discussion was had regarding the current policy the utility has in place and changes that could be made to incentivize green energy for both the customer and the utilities.
Pipho made a motion to approve Itron Maintenance agreement, seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0.
Discussion was held on billing inserts and policy. The board tabled till next board meeting.
Financial reports and disbursements were reviewed and approved.
Motion to adjourn by Pipho, seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0
Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
Robyn Oberhauser, Recording Secretary
August 2020 Disbursements
Acco Unlimited Chemicals $168.78
Advantage Administrators
Health Ins $467.90
Altorfer Generator 6 Repair $7,615.74
Answer Plus Answering Service $113.00
Bank Settle Banking Fees $145.99
Bergankdv
Sonic Wall Replacement $12.84
Black Hills Gas Expense $103.00
BMC Aggregates
Rock for water repairs $447.75
BMS Technologies
Customer Billing $806.23
CVB&T Taxes $9,779.51
City Laundering
Laundering Service $152.66
Consolidated Energy
Diesel for Gen 6 $1,298.77
FS New Century Gas Expense $322.40
Gordon Flesch Contract Fees $94.45
Hygienic Lab Water Testing $295.50
Ia Dept rev & Finance
July Sales Tax $3,842.00
IA workforce Development Unemployement $47.42
IPERS Ipers $4,355.02
Keystone Water Testing $25.00
LP Motor F-350 Battery $200.68
LPC Connect Phone service $377.75
LPC Insurance
Work Comp/ Ins $9,947.00
LPC Printing & Design Printing $308.14
LPC Utilities Dep Dep Refunds $1,164.00
Matt Parrott & Sons Copy Paper $195.61
Midwest Concrete Tama and Washington Water Leak $4,930.00
Power Line Supply FR Shirt $1,260.49
Resale Power Group
Purchased Power $81,776.01
State Fire Marshal 2021 Tank Reg $20.00
Stuart Irby
Electric Cable Fault Finder $6,158.84
Thriftway Toillet Paper $32.69
Urb’s Supplies $120.93
Van Meter Industrial
Fuses for New Bike Trail Light $263.44
Wellmark BC/BS Health Ins $6,067.99
Wesco Distribution
Electric Underground $417.30
$143,334.83
Fund Recap
Electric / payroll $147,516.50
Water $16,546.81
GRAND TOTAL $164,063.31
August 2020 Revenue
Electric $189,678.38
Water $46,976.39
Interest $3.49
GRAND TOTAL $236,658.26

City of La Porte City – September 14, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
September 14, 2020
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on September 14, 2020. Mayor Dave Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Jasmine Gaston, Kristi Harrill, Brent Sadler and Tim Smith present. Absent was Council member Brett Hakeman.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the Council members present.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Smith to approve the consent agenda including Minutes of August 24 and September 9, 2020, disbursements totaling $855,877.96, Clerk’s and Police Reports for August 2020 and Administrative Report.
Maggie Burger with Speer Financial presented the City’s TIF REPORT FOR FY22. The report details the City’s debt service, tax increment financing revenue abatement and debt capacity for the upcoming fiscal year.
Council Member Brett Hakeman arrived at 7:17PM.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Smith to approve FY22 TIF CERTIFICATION – LA PORTE CITY URBAN RENEWAL AREA. For FY22, the City will certify $1,204,000 in debt from the Main Street project and request $30,000 in TIF revenues for the Bishop Avenue bond payment and $86,000 for the Main Street bond payment.
Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to approve FY22 TIF CERTIFICATION – SWEET ADDITION RENEWAL AREA. For FY22, the City will certify $299,170 in debt from the Sweet 2nd and 3rd Addition project and request $100,000 in TIF revenues for Sweet Addition bond payment and Low to Moderate Income set aside.
Ryan Hosch with MSA Professional Service provided a MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE. Midwest’s paving crew is expected to finish all concrete work in the 400 and 500 blocks by Sept 18th with the exception of the plaza in the 200 block as the City is waiting for information on the shade structure footings. Once that information is received, they will finish paving the plaza as well. Petersen Concrete poured the seating wall in the plaza on September 14th. Culver’s paver crew finished with the 300 block the first week of September. They will begin work in the 400 block on September 14th. After work delays because of damage to their shop from the derecho and the week of September 7th due to rain, Culvers has asked for a 14-day extension (to October 29th) to finish the street pavers through the 500 block. MSA will prepare a change order for the additional days for approval at the September 28, 2020 Council meeting. Although the 300 block is substantially complete, Midwest will delay opening the block to traffic until the street lights are set and the pavement markings are complete to avoid anticipated parking issues once the block reopens. That work is expected to start the week of September 14th.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Gaston to APPROVE PAY APPLICATION #5 – MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT. Total for this pay application is $616,757.02.
The City reviewed BIDS FOR MAIN STREET LIGHT POLES AND HOLIDAY DECORATIONS. Bids for light poles were received from David Neil (1 pole for $36.00), Jeff Davis (3 poles for $35.00 ea.) and Duane Craft (32 poles for $15.84 ea.). Moved by Gaston, seconded by Hakeman to accept bids and approve sale of poles to bidders. Each bidder will be offered their choice of poles beginning with the highest bidder. No bids were received for the holiday decorations.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Harrill to approve FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE 562 – SIDEWALK REGULATIONS – C-1 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. The ordinance sets forth rules for placement of merchandise and decorative items in the Main Street District.
The Council reviewed OTHER MAIN STREET REGULATIONS related to use and/or closure of Main Street for private and community events, included prohibited practiced and insurance requirements. Council recommendation to include a deposit requirement for use and/or closure of streets. The Council will consider the completed list for approval on September 28th.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Gaston to APPROVE RESOLUTION 20-66 AMENDING CITY CREDIT CARD POLICY. The resolution removes Emily Nelson from the list of approved credit card holders and adds Deposit Only card holders Jane Whittlesey, Amanda Stocks, Katie Davison and Jolene Kronschnabel. The cards allow cardholders to make electronic deposits to the City’s bank accounts at Farmer’s State Bank.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to APPROVE RESOLUTION 20-67 ADOPTING FAIR HOUSING POLICY. The policy is required as part of the City’s participation in the Housing Rehab Grant Program.
Moved by Hakeman, seconded by Gaston to APPROVE RESOLUTION 20-68 ADOPTING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT. The policy is required as part of the City’s participation in the Housing Rehab Grant Program.
Moved by Gaston, seconded Smith to APPROVE RESOLUTION 20-69 ADOPTING ANTI-DISPLACEMENT/RELOCATION POLICY. The policy is required as part of the City’s participation in the Housing Rehab Grant Program.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to APPROVE SALE OF CITY MAINTAINER to Gary Wordehoff for $25,000.00.
The Council reviewed a REQUEST FOR STREET CLOSURE by the La Porte City Lions Club for October 16-18. The Lions are planning an event encompassing an area from Tama Street through the 200 block of Main Street including the City parking lot. Plans include food vendors, a beer tent and live music. Until the entire Main Street project is completed, Midwest Concrete maintains control and liability responsibility for the entire project area. The City will discuss with Midwest to determine if they will allow the event.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Harrill to adjourn at 8:33PM.
Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk Dave Neil, Mayor
City of La Porte City
Claims for 9/14/2020
Ability Network Inc, Subscription 150.00
Access Systems, Contract 87.42
Acco, Pool Chemicals 2,622.20
Gordon Flesch Co., Contract 202.12
Advantage Admin, Flex Admin 314.24
AECOM, 2020 Bridge Review 1,480.96
AFLAC, Ins 172.57
Ahlers & Cooney, URA 7 662.34
Althof A, 2020 Rec 50.00
Aspro Inc, Overlays 98,668.30
Bergankdv, New Server 9,096.33
Bistline M, 2020 Rec 100.00
BHC Health Dept, Pool Insp 418.00
BH Waste, Contract 13,978.76
BH Energy, Nat Gas 364.13
BMC Aggregates, Roadstone 1,998.61
Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 810.20
Buchanan Co Fire, 2020 Dues 30.00
Buckingham B, 2020 Rec 50.00
Care Ambulance, Mutual Aid 250.00
CECHFP, Fuel 1,610.03
City Laundering, Janitor Supplies 370.84
Diamond Vogel, Street Paint 567.54
Dutton, Law Firm, Hwy 218 N 1,000.00
Ecolab, Pest Control 60.84
EFTPS, Payroll Taxes 11,413.85
EMS Learning Res, BLS Prov Care 8.00
Farmers State Bank, Visa 746.86
Fowlkes Tree Svc, Removal 13,803.00
Fox Apparatus, Repair Ball Valve 207.50
Harrill J, Reimburse Uniform Pants 74.88
Hendershot D, Reimb – Laptop 576.73
Home Depot, Battery Charger 115.36
Hoover J, 2020 Rec 50.00
Hoover Z, 2020 Rec 50.00
IAMU, Hiss Sept-Nov 2020 488.93
IAWD, Q4-18 Unemp
Ipers, Ipers 7,768.60
Kronschnabel J, Mileage 12.47
L & G Harware, Supplies 75.42
LPC Printing, Pubs 302.71
Loveless D, 2020 Rec 50.00
LPC Motor Supply, Oil Absorb 211.88
Mast S, 2020 Rec 50.00
Menards, Gal Bar & Chain Lube 12.32
Mercy One, Supplies 469.75
Midwest Conc, Pay App 4 609,581.75
Motorhead Mayhem CV Brakes 365.45
Mutual Of Omaha, Life/Ltd 251.31
Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 107.89
P&K Midwest, Parts 95.08
Peopleservice, Sept WW Svc 12,265.00
Petty Cash, Reconcile Petty Cash 139.80
Photographic Images Rec Pics 195.00
Proshield, Extinguisher Insp 437.05
Quality Ag Service, Round Up 63.25
Radar Road Tec, Rader Cert 140.00
Service Roofing Co, Repair Roof 285.39
Sheffler S, Reimb Museum 222.40
Shred-It, Document Shredding 45.00
Simon J, 2020 Rec 50.00
Smock B, Reimburse Uniform 297.48
Spahn & Rose, Pavillion 1,518.71
Speer Financial, Reporting 315.00
Storey Kenworthy, Janitor Supplies 97.40
Superior Welding, Oxygen 75.73
Teamsters, Union Dues 184.00
Thriftway, Reimb Voucher 70.00
Treasurer IA, State Tax 1,806.00
Unitypoint Clinic-Occ Med, Testing 42.00
US Cellular, Cell Service 223.90
Varsity Cleaners, Laundry Service 78.00
Waterloo Fire Rescue, Mutual Aid 300.00
Wellmark, Health/Dental Ins 13,514.53
Wex Bank, Fuel 928.56
Accounts Payable Total 815,299.37
Total Payroll Checks 40,578.59
Report Total 855,877.96
Fund Recap
General 98,843.77
Road Use Tax 128,446.15
Debt Service 315.00
Wolf Creek Rehabilitation 1,518.71
Main Street Rehab 609,581.75
Sweet Second Addn 703.34
Sewer 12,641.86
Ambulance 3,827.38
Total Funds 855,877.96
August 2020 Receipts
General 63,421.46
Equipment Replacement 13,390.00
Economic Development 22.46
Road Use Tax 24,178.97
Employee Benefits 1,421.84
Special Revenue TIF 829.00
Debt Service 1,721.14
Main Street Rehab 64,824.50
Permanent Funds (2,315.08)
Sewer 31,161.01
Ambulance 6,525.92
August 2020 Receipts 205,181.22

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