Category: Legal Notice

La Porte City Utilities – December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017
The La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees met for the regular board meeting on December 13th, at 4:30pm. Present were Jon Barz, Shawn Mehlert, Tami Keune, Mike Johnson and Kathy Strubel.
Mehlert made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Keune. Motion passed 3-0.
November minutes approved, motion made by Keune to accept, seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0.
Resolution # 17-09 “Transfer of funds.” A resolution transferring $891,874.40 from the Electric money market Electric Series 2016 to reimburse the electric checking account for payments made to Eaton and Virginia Transformer for the Series 2016 project. Keune made a motion, seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0.
Resolution # 17-15 “Resolution authorizing transfer of funds.” Motion made by Mehlert, seconded by Keune. Passed 3-0. Transfer of $34,365.00 from water base reserves to debt service for Loan #D0179R. Due on December 1, 2017.
Resolution # 17-16 “Resolution authorizing transfer of funds.” Motion made by Barz seconded by Keune. Passed 3-0. Transfer of $2,800.00 from water base reserve to debt service for Loan #D0245R, which was due on December 1, 2017.
Job Descriptions for Operations Manager, Electric Line worker/ Power Plant Operator and Water Plant Operator/Technician was discussed and approved by the Board Members. Casey Stika has received his Crane Operator License.
The Solar Renewable Energy policy was discussed and approved. Motion was made by Barz and seconded by Keune. Passed 3-0.
The Agenda will be updated to reflect Item #8 Solar Renewable Energy policy instead of Solar Policy.
Meeting adjourned at 5:15 pm.
Kathy Strubel, Recording Secretary
NOVEMBER 2017 DISBURSEMENTS Advanced Systems
maint agreement $66.63
A-TEC efficiency program $77.04
Bagenston, Steve rebate $200.00
BerganKdv contract hours $296.18
Caseys gas $142.97
CVB&T taxes,fee,state $10,650.00
City Laundry laundry service $448.73
City of La Porte payback $5,964.14
Data Tech fee/support $3,252.61
Dearborn National life ins $118.50
Delta Dental dental ins $342.24
Deposit Refund dep refunds $632.72
Ditch Witch Financial
lease pmt $3,405.00
Dorsey & Whitney
2016 project $13,500.00
Fletcher Reinhardt
electric overhead $415.43
Hach Company chemicals $357.87
IAMU conf/meetig $320.00
Ia Dept of Rev sales tax $6,158.25
Ia One locates $40.60
IPERS IPERS $4,368.44
Keystone Lab wt test $50.00
La Porte Motor trencher $51.34
LPC Connect phone serv $491.98
LPC Post Office billing $726.16
LPC Printing & Design supplies $246.44
LPC Utilities – interdept well #5 $1,525.09
Manatts street repair $1,386.19
Matthes, William
reimburse-mileage $104.00
McFarland, Lori rebate $200.00
Metering & Technology
water meters $5,351.93
Monkeytown supplies $153.44
Pittsburg Tank tower inspection $675.00
RPGI purchased power $55,578.98
St Clair Plumbing locate gas leak $65.00
Stika, Casey mileage reimburse $232.08
Strubel, Kathy mileage reimburse $36.60
Terex digger truck inpect $6,744.17
Thriftway supplies $13.16
Urbs Hardware supplies $24.99
Van Wert electric meters $1,833.98
Veridian Credit
travel/meeting exp $995.76
Wellmark health ins $7,007.82
Wesco elect underground $73.93
Electric / payroll $116,403.93
Water $23,677.36
Electric Series 2016 $13,500.00
GRAND TOTAL $153,581.29
NOVEMBER REVENUE 2017 Electric $164,424.73
Water $48,500.31
Debt Service $47,360.00
Interest $60.26
GRAND TOTAL $260,345.30

Union Community School Board – December 11, 2017

UNION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT    DYSART-GENESEO-LA PORTE CITY
Special Board Meeting
December 11, 2017
(pending board approval)
Roll: The special meeting of the Board was called to order by Board President Sash at 6:02 pm in the Board Room. The following board members were present: Darrell DeWinter, Corey Lorenzen, Cathy Niebergall, and Brandon Paine. Absent: Kristi Martin and Jenna Scott.
Agenda: On a motion by Niebergall, seconded by DeWinter, the board approved the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Approximately $6,510,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Service and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017 – Consideration of Financing Proposals Opened and Reviewed by the Superintendent of Schools, Board Secretary, and the Placement Agent: Maggie Burger, of Speer Financial, was present to explain the bidding process, the bids that were received, the savings that would be received by the advanced refunding, and to make a recommendation as to the bid to be accepted.
Resolution Directing Sale of School Infrastructure Sales, Service and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017: On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by DeWinter, the board accepted the bid from First Internet Bank, Fisher, IN at a rate of 2.60%, contingent on credit approval. The amount of the bonds is not to exceed $6,510,000 and the proposed bond amount is $6,480,000. Roll call vote: Niebergall – aye, Paine – aye, Sash – aye, DeWinter – aye, Lorenzen – aye. Motion carried 5-0.
Approve Escrow Bidding Acknowledgement Letter: On a motion by DeWinter, seconded by Paine, the board approved the escrow bidding acknowledgement letter. Roll call vote: Paine – aye, Sash – aye, DeWinter – aye, Lorenzen – aye, Niebergall – aye. Motion carried 5-0.
Approve At-Risk Budget: On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Niebergall, the board approved the At-Risk budget, up to the maximum amount. Motion carried 5-0.
Adjourn: On a motion by Lorenzen, seconded by Paine, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 pm. Motion carried 5-0.
School Board Work Session – Facility and Capital Projects Planning: Supt Fleshner reviewed the 5-year projections with the board. They reviewed enrollment projections, tax rate projections, and possible capital project improvements. The work session ended at 7:25 pm, with DeWinter and Lorenzen leaving the session around 7:00 pm.
Kevin Sash, President Kathy Krug, Board Secretary

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – December 5, 2017

  Waterloo, Iowa December 5, 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.
PUBLIC COMMENTS. Jenny Rachel Roby said she is the widow of a veteran and she didn’t get benefits immediately after his death, causing her to be homeless. She was later determined to be eligible. She said Supervisor White is responsible for the earlier decision, and wishes to be paid benefits for the five years that it took before she was determined to be eligible.
The Board of Supervisors acknowledged the following employees for years of service: Jeremy D. Jolley of the Sheriff Department for 20 years of service; Matthew R. Harris of the Sheriff’s Office for 20 years of service; Jeffrey A. Chase of the Sheriff’s Office for 20 years of service; Georgia E. Clark of Country View for 20 years of service; Patrice D. Buchanan of Country View for 25 years of service; Jennifer L. Picken of Country View for 25 years of service; and Mark A. Herbst of the Sheriff’s Office for 25 years of service.
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 the County Auditor be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlement of such claims as allowed:
GENERAL BASIC FUND
ACES svc 21,220.00
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC svc 84.00
ANGEL CHARLES L svc 120.00
BDI prts 136.08
BICKLEY, MARK svc 1,030.00
BREMER CO SHERIFF svc 37.00
CBM MANAGED SVCS food 18,679.22
CDW GOVERNMENT INC svc 41.28
CHIEF supl 175.94
DUNCAN, TARA svc 385.00
FULLER, ANGELA svc 280.00
KRUSE DAVID rent 525.00
MARCO INC maint 42.55
MARTIN REALTORS INC rent 225.00
METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT rent 225.00
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
svc 1,015.00
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS
svc 1,826.29
PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC supl 104.95
PTS OF AMERICA svc 3,620.80
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl 616.30
SANDEES LTD supl 110.40
STANLEY CONVERGENT SECURITY SOLUTIONS INC eq 90,000.00
T&C CLEANING INC svc 19,166.66
WEBER PAPER CO eq 1,229.22
5 STAR RENTALS eq rent 250.00
ABC EMBROIDERY svc 1,116.00
ABD PROPERTY MGMT rent 200.00
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC svc 1,148.43
AIMABLE , MOSES & CHANTELLE
rent 225.00
ARMSTRONG ROLAND rent 280.00
BENTON CO SHERIFF svc 57.15
BUTLER CO SHERIFF svc 36.00
C&S REAL ESTATE rent 775.00
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 138.05
CASHIN PROPERTIES rent 260.00
CF UTILITIES util 200.00
CEDAR RIVER TOWER CCALP
rent 74.00
CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CTR
svc 1,650.00
CENTURYLINK tel 1,527.96
CHAMBERLIN TIM rent 200.00
CLH MANAGEMENT INC rent 292.50
COURIER publ 16.56
CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPL CO
supl 145.87
CRYSTAL DISTRIBUTION SVCS
supl 45.00
DEWBERRY ARCHITECTS INC
svc 1,162.71
DICKEYS PRINTING supl 180.00
DODD TERESA rent 200.00
DOORS INC eq 39.42
EASTGATE ESTATES rent 300.00
ECOLAB CTR supl 190.04
EDGE MGMT GROUP rent 200.00
EQUITY VESTORS rent 225.00
GENERAL SHEET METAL WORKS INC eq 97.00
GP MANAGEMENT rent 275.00
HAGARTY WAYCHOFF GRARUP FUNERAL SVC svc 1,200.00
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 200.00
HORSLUND JOEL rent 200.00
INDUSTRIAL STANDARD TOOLING INC eq 75.00
INTOXIMETERS INC supl 5,135.00
IA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY rent 225.00
JAMES PAULSON rent 250.00
KOBLISKA VINCE M rent 314.69
KOENIG SCOTT rent 250.00
LINN CO svc 522.29
MARSHALL CO AUDITOR svc 490.60
MCCARTER JOHN L svc 138.00
METRO FUNDERS dues 100.00
METRO INVESTMENTS rent 250.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY svc 111.62
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 4,060.41
MOSES, RICKY rent 200.00
NAGLE SIGN CO svc 43.75
NELSON LARRY rent 95.00
OLTROGGE PHILIP rent 275.00
PARAMOUNT INVESTMENTS
rent 250.00
PEDERSEN DOWIE CLABBY MCCAUSLAND INS svc 338.75
PITNEY BOWES supl 101.99
POLK CO SHERIFF svc 192.18
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION
svc 51.50
R&S PROPERTY MGMT INC rent 400.00
RYDELL CHEVROLET INC
prts/lbr 168.28
SHRED MASTER INC svc 47.32
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP svc 115.00
UNITY SQ TOWNHOUSES rent 275.00
VAN WYNGARDEN & ABRAHAMSON INC svc 50.60
CITY OF WATERLOO svc 9,593.83
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 6,164.88
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 281.21
WICKHAM FRANK rent 525.00
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 3,170.28
WAGNER MICHELLE misc 140.59
D’s, JIMMY ref 10.00
GRUB, PHATS PUB ref 10.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND ELECTION SYSTEMS & SFTWR
svc 942.30
LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN publ 228.71
AMERICAN LEGION rent 75.00
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 84.61
CEDAR HGTS PRESBYTERIAN CH
rent 30.00
DICKEYS PRINTING supl 527.50
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH rent 30.00
HUDSON PRINTING CO INC
publ 228.79
IA STATE ASSOC OF CO AUDITORS educ 100.00
NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST misc 30.00
OFFICE DEPOT supl 84.00
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
rent 50.00
RYDER TRANSPORTATION SVCS
svc 997.49
ST ANSGARS LUTHERAN CHURCH rent 50.00
ST PAUL UNITED METHODIST
rent 30.00
ST TIMOTHYS UNITED METH CH
rent 30.00
TRINITY AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH rent 30.00
WINDSTREAM IOWA COMMUNICATIONS tel 22.58
HEWITT, KIM reimb 10.53
COUNTY SERVICES FUND WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 91.15
RURAL BASIC FUND
CITY OF WATERLOO svc 11,347.83
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
ACES svc 31.50
ANTON SALES eq 132.17
BMC AGGREGATES eq 4,173.52
IWI MOTOR PARTS prts 8.95
MENARDS CF prts 248.02
P&K MIDWEST supl 303.07
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl 77.06
SLED SHED eq 319.01
ARNOLD MOTOR SUPL prts 5.67
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 149.33
CF UTILITIES util 62.68
CENTURYLINK tel 226.26
CINTAS CORP svc 57.40
E CENTRAL IA COOP svc 634.68
CITY OF GILBERTVILLE util 68.54
LPC UTILITES util 260.89
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 185.17
MIDWEST WHEEL COMPANIES
eq 191.77
MITCHELL1 svc 210.00
MURPHY TRACTOR & EQUIP CO
prts 23.58
MUTUAL WHEEL CO prts 235.08
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 17.96
OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF WLOO INC eq rpr 94.00
REEDSBURG HDWR CO eq 2,336.00
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC eq 50.28
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSPITAL
svc 163.15
VERIZON WIRELESS svc 1,078.31
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 48.91
ELLIOTT, BRITTANY ref 50.00
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
BOB BARKER CO INC supl 521.64
KEEFE SUPL CO food 67.20
MCKEE FOODS food 78.36
LABSOURCE INC supl 1,494.00
ROADS & BRIDGES-DS FUND BANKERS TRUST int 11,763.68
BANKERS TRUST int 192.50
BANKERS TRUST int 66,338.75
BANKERS TRUST int 250.00
BANKERS TRUST int 66,565.63
BANKERS TRUST int 230.00
BANKERS TRUST int 3,250.00
BANKERS TRUST int 204.37
BANKERS TRUST int 21,625.00
BANKERS TRUST int 25.00
BANKERS TRUST int 48,790.00
BANKERS TRUST int 205.00
BANKERS TRUST int 34,093.80
BANKERS TRUST int 142.50
E911-GO BONDS FUND
BANKERS TRUST int 12,375.00
BANKERS TRUST int 25.00
SOLID WASTE-GO BONDS
BANKERS TRUST int 24,200.00
BANKERS TRUST int 250.00
EMA RADIO SYSTEM-GO BONDS BANKERS TRUST int 98,750.00
BANKERS TRUST int 150.00
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN BANKERS TRUST int 3,513.82
BANKERS TRUST int 57.50
BANKERS TRUST int 5,775.00
BANKERS TRUST int 20.00
BANKERS TRUST int 800.00
BANKERS TRUST int 45.63
BANKERS TRUST int 40,125.00
BANKERS TRUST int 50.00
BANKERS TRUST int 10,710.00
BANKERS TRUST int 45.00
BANKERS TRUST int 7,997.32
BANKERS TRUST int 32.50
BANKERS TRUST int 17,964.44
BANKERS TRUST int 75.00
RURAL SEWER FUND
BANKERS TRUST int 3,776.25
BANKERS TRUST int 250.00
CEDAR VALLEY PUMP eq rpr 4,244.36
URBAN SVCS svc 1,045.00
EVANS, MARSHA ref 382.84
IOWA ONE CALL svc 26.10
MID AMERICAN ENERGY svc 235.99
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
ins 117.00
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 29,464.62
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 211,339.21
DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF IA
ins 36,414.30
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 331.13
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 319.60
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION
CF UTILITES util 234.35
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 184.90
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC maint 24.46
KARL CHEVROLET mtr veh 37,102.22
US BANK misc 485.00
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 60.07
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that Country View Care Facility be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlements of such claims as allowed:
COUNTRY VIEW ENTERPRISE FUND AABLE PEST CONTROL INC svc 415.50
ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IA supl 5,198.50
ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SVCS svc 687.00
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY
food 619.95
B&B LOCK & KEY rpr 165.00
CANTATA HEALTH svc 8,244.00
CENTURYLINK util 51.35
CONTINENTAL RESEARCH CORP
supl 609.65
DIRECT SUPPLY INC eq rpr 174.98
DIRECTV util 610.19
ROBERT S GRITTMANN svc 2,000.00
EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO
food/supl 166.92
FIX TIRE CO veh rpr 586.17
GRAPETREE MEDICAL STAFFING,INC svc 671.00
HD SUPPLY FACILITIES MAINT LTD
svc 756.57
HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS svc 11,143.75
HOCKENBERGS food 360.75
LIDDLES ECOWATER SYSTEMS
supl 100.00
MARTIN BROS food/supl 10,039.97
MCKESSON MEDICAL-SURGICAL
supl 3,109.24
MENARDS WLOO supl 22.36
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO
util 8,508.50
NETWORK SVCS CO supl 983.24
NEUTRON INDUSTRIES supl 501.53
NUCARA HOME MEDICAL svc 248.00
OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
eq rpr 260.00
PERFORMANCE HEALTH SUPL INC supl 43.87
PROVIDERS PLUS INC svc 2,624.59
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL supl 787.95
TRACTOR SUPL CREDIT PLAN
supl 37.99
UNITYPOINT AT HOME svc 2,691.97
UNI educ 10.00
WLOO WATER WORKS util 2,255.21
WAYNE DENNIS SUPL CO supl 228.40
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. Information Technology Director Kim Veeder said that the video recordings of the weekly Board meetings are now on YouTube and may be accessed through the county’s website.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held November 28, 2017 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. (None submitted)
2. The PAYROLL ADJUSTMENTS submitted by the various departments and the County Auditor be authorized and directed to adjust his records accordingly.
DEPT., NAME POSITION TO DATE CHANGE
SHERIFF, Tony Thompson
ODOBASIC, SANDA CIVIL. DET. OFF. 18.15 11/26/2017 SCH/SHFT CHNG
ATTORNEY, Brian Williams
KNOX, CYNTHIA L OFFICE SPCLIST 16.82 11/19/2017 ANNUAL STEP INCR
CONS. COMMUNICATION, Judy Flores
SCHMOLL, SALLY L CIVIL. DISPATCH 20.83 11/19/2017 ANNUAL STEP INCR
COUNTRY VIEW, Dennis Coleman
HAKIZIMANA ISHIMWE, ARIANE D NURS ASST 13.77 11/21/2017 NEW HIRE
HUMMEL, NATASHA M LIC. PRACT. NURS 21.35 11/19/2017 SCH/SHFT CHNG
JACKSON, EUNICE NURSING ASST 13.77 11/23/2017 PROBATION ENDED
KOSTIC, DZENIFA DEVELOP. AIDE 14.35 11/19/2017 ANNUAL STEP INCR
KWEHAH, RUFUS J DEVELOP. AIDE 13.77 11/21/2017 NEW HIRE
LARSON, MADELYNN J DEVELOP.L AIDE 13.77 11/21/2017 NEW HIRE
SCOTT, YOLANDA D CERT. MED. ASST 17.41 11/19/2017 TERMIN. PENDING
WRIGHT, SHANEIKA M DEVELOP. AIDE 16.10 11/19/2017 ANNUAL STEP INCR
ENGINEER, Catherine Nicholas
JOHNSON, SCOTT W LABOR/EQUIP OPER II 23.6811/30/2017 TERMIN. PENDING
3. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Builders FirstSource Inc., Harrison Truck Centers Inc., JC Plumbing & Heating Company.
4. The SALE OF EQUIPMENT from the Maintenance Department for the following equipment: Pitney Bowes letter opener, Asset number 1572; Caterpillar 25 kW Generator.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
Moved by Little, seconded by White that the APPOINTMENT of Laval A. Peloquin, M.D. as a representative for the Black Hawk County Board of Adjustment be approved, effective December 5, 2017.
Dr. Peloquin said he wished to serve because it is important to him to protect the county’s resources and use them in a way that is sustainable and serves the people of the county. Motion carried.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to adopt the BLACK HAWK COUNTY SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDING PRINCIPLES for utilizing and running the official Black Hawk County social media presence.
Schwartz reviewed the principles, which include the following: (1) Facebook will serve as the primary social media tool, but will be linked to Twitter and Instagram, which will automatically share the same post. (2) A new account will be created for the sole purpose of managing the county’s Facebook page. (3) The list of items that will be posted includes meeting notifications, videos of Board meetings, emergency information, job postings, shared posts from departmental accounts, filing deadlines, volunteer opportunities, sharing of community events, resolutions of the Board, congratulatory posts, highlights of services available to the public, notification of closures. (4) Constituent questions will not be answered directly on social media, but will be directed to the proper parties. (5) Offensive posts will not be blocked due to a possibly relevant court ruling elsewhere, but the county reserves the right to hide or delete such posts.
Little asked how this is different from the county website. Schwartz said that a lot of websites are active only if they have a social media presence, since that’s how people communicate today. He said many public entities are using it. Laylin asked if it would be a large time commitment for the Board Administrative Assistant, who would handle the updates, and to whom the Board had planned to delegate other tasks.Schwartz said it would take little time, since she would mostly be sharing content that already exists. Laylin asked Assistant County Attorney Peter Burk if these guidelines could be easily changed, as opposed to official Board policies. Burk said they could.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by White, seconded by Schwartz that the PERSONNEL REQUISITION for an Office Specialist position (replacement, full-time) in the Veterans Affairs Office be approved, as recommended by Kevin Dill, Veterans Affairs Director. Motion carried.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by White that that the TRAVEL REQUEST submitted by Debi Bunger, Human Resources Director, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $480.00 to attend the NPELRA Academy in Plymouth, MN scheduled for February 1, 2018. Motion carried.
Moved by Little, seconded by White that the HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for Black Hawk County offices for 2018 be approved as follows: New Year’s Day-January 1, 2018, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-January 15, 2018 (Units 1, 4, 6, 8 and Non-Bargaining), Presidents Day-February 19, 2018 (units 2, 3, 5 and 12), Good Friday-March 30, 2018 (Unit 7 only), Memorial Day-May 28, 2018, Independence Day-July 4, 2018, Labor Day-September 3, 2018, Veterans’ Day-November 12, 2018 (Excludes Unit 7), Thanksgiving Day-November 22, 2018, Day After Thanksgiving-November 23, 2018, Christmas Observance-December 25, 2018 and Floating Christmas Holiday-December 24, 2018. Motion carried.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that Black Hawk County collect a total of $3,965.00 from Mitchell Jipson, 65% of $6,100.00 that Black Hawk County paid for Iowa Law Enforcement Academy training per the employment agreement between Black Hawk County and Mitchell Jipson.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin to direct the County Auditor to advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed Ordinance No. 77-196 from a request submitted by David Peters at 6519 Leversee Road to rezone 2.89 acres from “A” Agriculture District to “A-R” Agricultural-Residential District to build a new single family home. Motion carried.
Moved by Little, seconded by White to direct the County Auditor to advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed Ordinance No. 77-197 from a request submitted by Harald Boeck at South of 4633 Gilbertville Road to rezone 2.83 acres from “A” Agriculture District to “A-R” Agricultural-Residential District to build a new single family home. Motion carried.
Moved by Schwartz, seconded by Little to the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Kim Veeder, Information Technology Director, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: to purchase the replacement storage equipment that is coming to the end of life from Proactive Solutions of Mission, Kansas for $34,067.88. Motion carried.
The Board discussed with Jeff Olson, Director of Public Safety Services for the City of Cedar Falls, and Judy Flores, Director of the Consolidated Communications Center, the suggestion that the county would commit to fund the procuring of a consultant to prepare a request for proposal (RFP) for the purchase of a new software system for the Black Hawk County Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Board, using $340,314 from remaining 2015A GO Bond proceeds for the public safety radio system.
Olson said that the current software system is 25 years old and has had serious problems recently, such as dropping messages being transmitted from an operator receiving a message to operator handling dispatch. He said the current software company is too small to effectively serve a county the size of Black Hawk. He said the chosen consultant, Delta Works, is the best choice to write the RFP, which would lead to a software purchase costing around two million dollars. Magsamen said that $340,000 seems like a lot to spend just to start the process of finding the right software vendor. Olson said it will be a complicated system with many modules and CJIS doesn’t have the expertise to evaluate systems. Magsamen asked if this expenditure would qualify as a use for the bond funds. Finance Director Susan Deaton said the bond language includes public safety equipment, and the county’s bond counsel said that this would qualify as long as it leads to the proposed software purchase.
White asked if CJIS had a plan for paying the $2-3 million cost of the software. Olson said they have been paying $30,000 a month against a ten-year bond issue for radio equipment that will be paid off in the spring of 2018. Also some fees will lower with the new radio system, and they are hoping for a grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. Magsamen asked for a timeline. Olson said finding the best software company would likely take a year, which would give time to identify funding. He said selling bonds like they did for the radio equipment would be ideal. Laylin asked what other options are available. Olson said they could wait and accumulate funds. Laylin asked if the purchase was in a five-year plan. Flores said it was considered too big of an expense, so they worked with the current software, but lately it became apparent it needs to be replaced. Schwartz said that 25 years is a long time for a software system, and asked how long a new system could be expected to last. Olson said a new system could be continually updated. Schwartz asked about annual maintenance costs. Flores said they are about $80,000 a year now, and they would probably increase.
Laylin said that she was concerned that the software system could end up being an expense of the county, and none of this information had come to the full Board before. She said that the Board faces other major financial issues, including Country View and the possible loss of state reimbursement for lowering commercial and industrial taxable values, and if the county is expected to pay, the Board may have to delay the project. Magsamen said that there is a $700,000 contingency fund for the public safety radio project, and using this much of it would threaten other possible radio system contingencies. Laylin asked if the county could loan the money to the CJIS Board, considering it would be the county’s liability if the project didn’t go forward and the bond funds would be ineligible. Magsamen said that CJIS could apply its $30,000 a month to a repayment. He asked if there is a timing issue. Flores said that the Delta Works offer is good for thirty days, but they may be able to get an extension. Laylin said she would like to see it extended. Deaton asked if the Board would rather use General Fund reserves instead of bond funds. Little said there are other unknown expenses like the jail parking lot that those reserves should be saved for. Olson said that after the FY18 budget process they would know how much they could repay the county.
Little asked Assistant County Attorney Peter Burk if he would be allowed to vote on this matter, considering that he is the Board’s representative and a voting member on the CJIS Board. Burk said it would be allowed. Laylin said she would vote no, because she would like Olson and Flores to take the discussion back to their board.
Moved by Little, seconded by Magsamen commit to funding the procuring of a consultant to prepare a request for proposal for the purchase of a new software system for the Black Hawk County Criminal Justice Information System Board, using $340,314 from remaining 2015A GO Bond proceeds for the public safety radio system.
AYES: Little, Magsamen.
NAYS: Laylin, Schwartz, White. Motion failed.
The Board discussed Country View with Administrator Dennis Coleman. He said that he would be meeting with Health Care Services about privatizing some services at Country View that could save $200-350,000. He is going to ask the Country View Board about bringing financial oversight in-house like at Sunnycrest in Dubuque, which would be a cost savings. Schwartz said Sunnycrest has a pool of registered nurses (RNs) who previously worked at Sunnycrest who are called upon when they are short staffed, which means they don’t have the extra cost of an outside agency, and the nurses are familiar with the residents. He said they have 12-hour shifts for the RNs and mandated overtime. Coleman said that 12-hour shifts would have to be negotiated in collective bargaining. Laylin asked what the current census is. Coleman said 100 in the Nursing Facility (NF) and thirty-four in the Intermediate Care Facility for Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID). Little asked Finance Director Susan Deaton if the financial picture has changed. Deaton said no. Magsamen asked the status of the reimbursements owed Country View by the managed care organization. Coleman said that they will start to get an increase of an estimated $25 a day for Medicaid-eligible residents, which covers most Country View residents, which would be a boost of $850,000 in a year. He said the Department of Human Services is working on a rebase for nursing facilities that he expects to be established in January or February of 2018, and which will be retroactive to July 1, 2017. Schwartz asked what that would amount to. Coleman said the rebase from July 1 would be about $500,000, and the annual amount would be about $850,000.
Deaton said that the amount owed by United Healthcare for the persistent mental illness (PMI) unit is $583,000 through August 2017. Coleman said that the rate still hasn’t been corrected, that United Healthcare is paying too much now (the ICF/ID rate rather than the NF rate), and that amount will have to be paid back. Magsamen asked if anyone can estimate the best staffing ratio. Coleman said he would look into it. Laylin asked if any residents are being moved to residential settings. Coleman said the last one was about a month ago. Laylin asked if they were taking any new admissions. Coleman said they are still admitting PMI residents. Laylin asked about Family Medical Leave Act usage. Coleman said it’s at about 10,000 hours, costing about $100,000. Laylin said that Sunnycrest doesn’t have that problem. Coleman said that if a doctor signs off on it he has to accept it.
Magsamen said the Board would be going into three successive closed sessions to conduct performance evaluations.
Moved by White, seconded by Little to table the planned closed sessions indefinitely. Motion carried.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – November 28, 2017

Waterloo, Iowa November 28, 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 White, seconded by Schwartz that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
The Board of Supervisors recognized the Columbus Girls Volleyball State Champions, which finished with a record of 35-8. The players introduced themselves.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that the County Auditor be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlement of such claims as allowed:
GENERAL BASIC FUND
IPERS svc 108,705.37
COLLECTION SVC CTR oth pay 605.32
IRS fed pay 72,640.43
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 29,492.12
IPERS svc 110,129.27
SSA fica 101,806.60
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 127.45
B&B LOCK & KEY INC supl 260.00
BAUER BUILT TIRE rpr 15.00
CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 696.34
CHIEF supl 211.95
DWD INVESTMENTS LLC rent 300.00
EQUIFAX INFORMATION SVCS LLC
svc 20.00
HALTOM JENNIFER court 191.00
KEYSTONE LABORATORIES INC
svc 113.00
KRUSE DAVID rent 312.50
MAHONEY KATHRYN J reimb 78.00
MARCO INC dues 281.13
MARTIN REALTORS INC rent 450.00
MCKESSON MEDICAL SURGICAL
supl 1,040.62
MENARDS WATERLOO supl 369.63
METRO INVESTMENTS MULTI UNIT LLC rent 1,041.60
PEHL, KRISTIN rent 225.00
PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES
svc 3,452.27
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPPLY INC
supl 395.91
SANDEES LIMITED eq 95.20
SHAHNAZ CORPORATION rent 660.00
SHAHRIARI DARIA T CSR court 115.50
SMITH, KIMBERLY K reimb 114.00
SPAIN, BENNIE rent 200.00
STRAND JEANNE CSR RPR court 55.50
WD INVESTMENTS LLC rent 225.00
WEBER PAPER COMPANY
supl 2,252.25
FROHWEIN SANDRA mile 81.32
NIELSEN , ANN-MARIE mile 210.09
ODONNELL, ELIZABETH reimb 81.65
AFLAC ins 2,156.13
AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61
oth pay 681.96
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 43.00
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 2,391.68
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay 617.69
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INS
ins 563.42
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 5,450.50
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 992.06
NM CHILD SUPPORT oth pay 208.15
PECU oth pay 24,895.78
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238
dues 2,784.13
ABKES, CASSIDY mile 15.76
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC svc 515.99
AIA SERVICES LLC supl 556.83
BETTER HOME INVESTORS
rent 250.00
BLACK HAWK RENTAL supl 125.60
C&S REAL ESTATE rent 775.00
CENTURYLINK svc 612.10
CHRISTOPHERSON RENTALS
rent 225.00
COAST TO COAST COMPUTER PRODUCTS supl 51.98
CONTROL SOLUTIONS svc 253.00
CORINTHIAN SERVICES OF IOWA LLC svc 1,000.00
COUNTRY TERRACE rent 225.00
COURIER THE publ 467.78
COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER
svc 20.00
CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO supl 515.48
CRYSTAL DISTRIBUTION SERVICES supl 45.00
DENNIS HAGENOW PROPERTIES
rent 500.00
DENTON, WILLIE rent 200.00
EASTGATE ESTATES rent 225.00
FEDEX svc 127.51
GIBSON SPECIALTY COMPANY
supl 30.00
HALL & HALL ENGINEERS INC
svc 2,920.00
HAMILTONS FUNERAL HOME
svc 1,915.00
HAWKEYE SHEET METAL INC
bldg rpr 490.00
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 450.00
HAWTHORNE RENTALS rent 950.00
HILL DORRIS WANDA rent 275.00
HORIZON TOWERS rent 200.00
HY VEE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
food 500.00
IOWA CREMATION svc 1,000.00
IOWA PARK & REC ASSOCIATION
educ 385.00
JC ENTERPRISES INC rent 400.00
KA INVESTMENTS LLC rent 225.00
KROEMER APARTMENTS LLC
rent 350.00
LANE 7 LLC rent 750.00
LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER
supl 79.08
LINN COUNTY svc 1,666.67
MALAISE SUSAN svc 12.00
MASS ENTERPRISE INC rent 200.00
MCCARTER JOHN L svc 24.00
METRO INVESTMENTS LLC rent 200.00
MHP 2216 LINCOLN STREET LLC
rent 200.00
MOSLEY LEON OR KATHY rent 500.00
MOTEL 6 shltr 405.00
NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICERS
dues 150.00
NELSON LARRY rent 775.00
NICHOLS RONALD L rent 275.00
NORTH IOWA REPORTING svc 160.00
OPERATION THRESHOLD rent 275.00
PITNEY BOWES post 3,000.00
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION
insp 48.50
R&S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC rent 310.00
REEDY MIKE rent 375.00
SHRED MASTER INC svc 102.48
SMOCK ANGIE rent 275.00
SOMMERFELT FAMILY HOUSING
rent 347.50
SPEE DEE DELIVERY SERVICE INC svc 127.80
TANGEN DOMINIC L rent 200.00
UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
post 27.86
UNITY SQUARE TOWNHOUSES
rent 225.00
US CELLULAR svc 1,612.53
US CELLULAR svc 187.37
VAN WYNGARDEN & ABRAHAMSON INC svc 1,502.90
VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION rent 250.00
VOSHELL PROPERTIES LLC
rent 200.00
WATERLOO CITY OF fuel 244.79
WATERLOO HERITAGE HOMES
rent 556.00
WATERLOO WATER WORKS utl 355.73
WATERLOO WATER WORKS utl 163.86
WERTJES UNIFORMS unif 223.47
WEST PAYMENT CENTER
dues 1,860.36
YES COMMUNITIES OP, LP rent 525.00
BERGMEIER CARLA mile 18.10
GIFFORD JUDI mile 24.57
GRIFFITH KIMBERLY educ/reimb 49.00
HAHN KATHLEEN educ/reimb 177.68
KATCHER JAMES J educ/reimb 138.23
ROLLINS, BENJAMIN educ/reimb 378.00
SULLIVAN CHARITY educ/reimb 145.28
WALZ BRAD P educ/reimb 217.22
WESTENDORF JEREMY
educ/reimb 205.40
WILLIAMS JANET R mile 35.72
THE STORM LAKE TIMES svc 55.37
CARSON REPORTING svc 47.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND IPERS svc 1,645.44
IRS fed pay 670.19
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 340.13
IPERS svc 1,461.41
SSA fica 1,452.82
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 0.05
LUTHERAN SERVICES OF IOWA
misc 7,497.72
AFLAC ins 3.50
AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61
oth pay 0.98
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 1.57
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81 dues 0.39
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INS ins 0.58
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 9.49
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 275.66
PECU oth pay 43.12
DEMMER, JANE pct off 40.00
POWER, CAROL pct off 40.00
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
IPERS svc 3,156.71
IRS fed pay 2,204.42
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 953.21
IPERS svc 3,156.72
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION fica 3,090.72
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 18.00
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPPLY INC
supl 31.71
DEWITT MARTINSON JANET
mile 402.87
AFLAC ins 6.16
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 125.08
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay 21.60
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INS ins 13.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 165.01
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION def com 25.00
RURAL BASIC FUND IPERS svc 8,750.60
IRS fed pay 5,617.51
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 2,185.64
IPERS svc 9,348.79
SSA fica 7,322.71
AFLAC ins 181.86
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 134.61
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INS ins 15.25
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 125.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 100.00
PECU oth pay 3,085.10
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238
dues 553.35
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
IPERS svc 12,179.93
IRS fed pay 8,484.62
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 3,662.84
IPERS svc 12,491.01
SSA fica 12,193.24
ANTON SALES supl 91.20
HOUSBY ep 1,508.26
INRCOG svc 926.47
PRINSCO INC supl 179.49
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPPLY INC
supl 99.66
SCOTS SUPPLY CO INC supl 6.96
SLED SHED THE eq 162.42
AFLAC ins 124.70
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 13.00
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 403.83
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INS ins 62.70
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 480.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 25.00
PECU oth pay 2,482.00
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION #238
dues 1,282.00
BLACK HAWK COUNTY LANDFILL
svc 18.00
CAMPBELL SUPPLY WATERLOO
supl 282.67
CINTAS CORPORATION svc 28.70
DONS TRUCK SALES INC eq rpr 30.22
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 11.18
MIDWEST WHEEL COMPANIES
supl 1,110.50
NAPA AUTO PARTS supl 153.86
NORTHERN IOWA CONSTRUCTION svc 3,096.80
OREILLY AUTOMOTIVE STORES
parts 393.73
PLUMB SUPPLY COMPANY supl 3.06
ROCKFORD RIGGING INC supl 1,020.00
WATERLOO CITY OF fuel 340.24
RESOURCE ENHANCE PROTECT FUND PLAYPOWER LT FARMINGTON INC
svc 4,648.00 JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
IPERS svc 196.16
IRS fed pay 98.62
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 26.56
IPERS svc 169.85
SSA fica 174.62
KEEFE SUPPLY COMPANY
food 5,116.70
MCKEE FOODS food 109.56
CONSERVATION TRUST FUND PLAYPOWER LT FARMINGTON INC eq 25,000.00
EMA RADIO SYSTEM CAP FUND
ELERT AND ASSOCIATES svc 38,865.70
MURPHY TOWER SERVICE
svc 111,341.70
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND BERGEN PLBG HEATING & COOLING INC bldg rpr 14,690.04
MODERN BUILDERS INC
bldg rpr 40,650.00
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 16,357.96
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 3,491.60
PREFERRED ONE INSURANCE COMPANY ins 86,755.35 FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 137.97
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 471.93
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 5,953.57
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 1,178.70
SOLID WASTE ADMINISTRATION FUND IPERS svc 603.78
IRS fed pay 501.27
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 223.79
IPERS svc 603.78
SSA fica 620.82
E911 SERVICE COMMISION FUND
GRAINCOMM III LLC eqp rent 5,000.00
CENTURYLINK utl 1,413.33
MID AMERICAN ENERGY utl 183.59 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
IPERS svc 547.58
IRS fed pay 407.36
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 166.67
IPERS svc 547.58
SSA fica 555.56
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 1.00
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 8.36
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 50.00
BERGANKDV TECHNOLOGY & CONSULTING svc 74.00
CENTURYLINK utl 175.69
MEDIACOM util 135.90
US CELLULAR ep rent 187.98
WATERLOO CITY OF fuel 57.37
ASSESSOR FUND
IPERS svc 3,937.68
IRS fed pay 2,572.66
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,162.93
IPERS svc 4,094.24
SSA fica 4,112.85
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 1.00
MARCO INC dues 185.23
WELLMARK ins 8,305.21
FIDELITY SECURITY LIFE INS CO
ins 74.32
MADISON NATIONAL LIFE INS ins 51.55
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 1,295.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 144.78
PECU oth pay 2,007.00
WATERLOO CITY OF fuel 169.49
1,037,752.93
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 FUND ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY food 248.51
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY
food 425.53
B&B LOCK & KEY svc 23.28
CITY OF WATERLOO misc 1,073.90
DAVIS BROWN LAW FIRM svc 1,114.00
EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO
food/supl 90.08
HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS svc 8,852.50
HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS svc 9,617.50
MARTIN BROS food/supl 2,452.62
MARTIN BROS food/supl 7,018.42
MARTIN BROS food/supl 109.30
MARTIN BROS food/supl 3,157.29
MARY LEONARD mile 28.08
US BANK svc 1,072.68
US CELLULAR svc 453.51
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said that maintenance crews are cutting brush and making repairs on the Cedar Wapsi Road bridge over the Cedar River, which will be replaced in 2018. She has received a preliminary report from a structural engineer on the West Bennington Road bridge.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held November 21, 2017 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA
Little moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by White.
A. TO APPROVE, RECEIVE, PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
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
EMA RADIO SYSTEM CAPITAL FUND 9,872.96 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 9,872.96
2. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Cedar Valley Pump LLC., Cummings Inc., Frederick & Michelle Weber, Kapaun Consulting Engineers P.C., Per Mar Security & Research Corp., and RACOM Corporation.
3. The proposed PRIORITIES AGENDA for 2018 submitted by the Black Hawk County Urban County Coalition.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
UPDATES-Ben Delagardelle d/b/a Urban Services, Inc. gave his monthly Washburn Sanitary Sewer System update for October and November. He said his pump inventory includes one new Extreme, one rebuilt Extreme and twelve rebuilt 2000 series. He performed routine maintenance both months and had four locates and one service call in October and six locates and one service call in November. He asked if inspections to determine the source of oil and grease in the sewerage system have been conducted. Superintendent of Maintenance Rory Geving said city inspectors from Waterloo are conducting inspections, and have identified two locations. Magsamen asked about fence repair. Delagardelle said he has ordered material to get it to match.
Moved by Little, seconded by White that the RECORDER’S REPORT OF FEES COLLECTED from Sandie L. Smith, County Recorder, for the period from October 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017 be received and placed on file with the County Auditor. Motion carried.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the AGREEMENT between Black Hawk County and Allen Occupational Health for discounted rates for pre-employment screenings be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Debi Bunger, Human Resources Director.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the AGREEMENT between Black Hawk County and the City of Janesville for resurfacing Waverly Road from Sycamore Road to 885-feet north, at a cost to the City of Janesville of not to exceed $19,000, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said Waverly Road will be resurfaced in the summer of 2018 from the Cedar Falls city limits to the Janesville limits, and the county shares 1,300 lineal feet of the road with Janesville. She said the estimate of the cost of paving this portion is from $18,000 to $20,000. She said the county will pave three feet of shoulder on each side of the road up to the city limits, but the city does not wish to have paved shoulders on the shared portion of the road.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LAND LEASE between Black Hawk County and Frederick Weber for the three year lease agreement for the amount of $3.33, for County owned (flood damaged) vacant lots for Parcel #8712-10-402-007, formally known as 6619 Sunnyside Street, La Porte City, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LAND LEASE between Black Hawk County and Frederick Weber for the three year lease agreement for the amount of $3.33, for County owned (flood damaged) vacant lots for Parcel #8712-10-402-009, formally known as 6611 Sunnyside Street, La Porte City, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Little moved the following resolution seconded by White.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LAND LEASE between Black Hawk County and Frederick Weber for the three year lease agreement for the amount of $3.33, for County owned (flood damaged) vacant lots for Parcel #8712-10-403-001, formally known as 6612 Sunnyside Street, La Porte City, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same
AYES: Laylin, Little, Schwartz, White, Magsamen.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by Schwartz to direct the County Finance Director to advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed FY18 Budget Amendment. Motion carried.
The supervisors held a discussion on options for Weiden Road. County Engineer Cathy Nicholas gave a PowerPoint presentation. She said Iowa law has three classes of roads with declining standards of maintenance, and the county has some Area Service C roads, which are minimally maintained and have locked gates with keys available to designated individuals. She felt that a portion of Weiden Road, which is currently an Area Service B road, should be vacated because “mudders” (drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles that drive recklessly through mud for recreation) frequently use the road when it is wet, which damages the road, and often leads to potentially dangerous damage to the runway of the adjacent airfield, and to stuck trucks needing pulled out of the mud. She sent sixty letters to area residents in September and again ten days ago to get feedback on a possible vacation. She said residents of three area homes supported leaving the road open, because it isn’t as dusty as nearby (and parallel) Golinvaux Road, it saves time getting to Washburn, there would be a dangerous turn at Washburn Road and Highway 218 for people who have to backtrack, and it is an escape route during flooding, being farther from the river than Golinvaux Road. She said residents of four area homes, two area farm families and the owner of the airport supported closing the road because of the mudders causing damage and the dumping of trash near the road. The farmers say they can access their land from east, and the portion of the road leading to the airport would stay open. Nicholas said the land is flat and Weiden Road floods quickly, like Golinvaux Road and the intersecting Rottinghaus Road.
Schwartz asked why vacation was better than making it an Area Service C road. Nicholas said that it is difficult to maintain because the soil is sandy, a lot of trees have grown up alongside the road that would have to be removed for safety, and there is a parallel road only 1,900 feet away, as opposed to the normal one mile grid plan. She said both sides are farmed, so she sees no future use other than agriculture, so since there is no need for the road it can be vacated, which will eliminate the nuisances it allows. Little said that there are mudders and illegal trash dumpers on other roads. Secondary Roads Superintendent Wayne Even said that Weiden Road is a hot spot for such activity, in part because it is open at both ends, allowing an easy escape. White asked if mudders wouldn’t just drive around the barricades that would block the road if vacated. Even said they could, but if most of the road is converted to crops mudders would be less likely to find it attractive. White asked about the woman who said Weiden Road was needed to escape a flood. Even said if heavy rains caused flooding the road would likely be too muddy to use. White asked why the dustier Golinvaux Road couldn’t be closed. Even said the dust is due to the gravel placed on it as a maintained road, and his biggest concern is the large number of trees that would cost $10-$15,000 to remove. White said they could have been prevented.
Duane Wester said on a good day there may be only one car on the road, going to the airport, and when it rains the mudders come out, and they have three exits so they don’t worry about getting caught. He said they tore up the airport and a neighbor’s yard. Little asked if he thought this would stop them. Wester said once it’s a farmer’s field they won’t use it. Little asked how much of the road would stay open to access the airport. Even said 2,000 feet.
Airport owner Gary Bertch said his concern is the safety issue and damage to property. He said mudders have made ruts in the runway that could make a plane lose its landing gear. He has spent several thousands of dollars on barriers, which has helped, but not eliminated the problem. White asked if he had cameras at the airport. Bertch said no, but the neighbors keep watch, and they caught a couple of kids once, but no restitution came out of it.
County Sheriff Tony Thompson said Weiden Road is the most popular spot for mudders in the county due to its combination of mud and access, and he estimates that in the last five to seven years his office has had to extract 50% of those using the road from the mud. He says they are all charged criminally, and it occupies a lot of his office’s time. He said the Class B designation hasn’t prevented the abuse.
Joe Patava said that flooding isn’t always due to local rains, so Weiden Road would be an escape route when dry. He noted that it is further from the river than Golinvaux Road, so the latter floods quicker. He said the problems at the airport would be solved if the owner fenced the property. He said the Sheriff’s time is valuable, but since the county has no legal liability for injury or equipment damage on Class B roads, stuck mudders should hire their own tow trucks to be extricated, which would reduce activity.
Little asked who would own the land if vacated. Nicholas said since the road is on a permanent easement, the land would revert to the property owners on either side. Schwartz asked if any county vehicles have been stuck there. Even said no. Magsamen asked if emergency vehicles used the road. Thompson said no, and his vehicles don’t either. Patava said that emergency vehicles consider it a secondary choice. Magsamen said only if it isn’t muddy. Connie Patava said she remembered from her childhood that Weiden Road was the last access during a flood. She said she uses the road frequently and takes it to and from work, and she would like it to continue as Class B road.
Laylin said that several people had emailed the Board to support closing the road. County Auditor Grant Veeder read the names from emails provided to him, including Duane Wester, Alma Huck, Rebecca Hergert, Roger Kalsem, and Roger Jorgenson. In addition to those, Laylin provided the names of David Fox, Scott Morris and David Harms as supporters of vacating Weiden Road.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD. Schwartz said that he toured the Sunnycrest Care Facility to note differences from Country View. He said that Sunnycrest has a pool of nurses who formerly worked there but now work elsewhere, who are contacted to fill in when there are shortages. He said this costs less than using a nursing agency, and has the advantage of using nurses with experience at the facility.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Frank Magsamen, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor

La Porte City Council Proceedings – November 27, 2017

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS November 27, 2017
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on November 27, 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.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to approve the agenda.
Stuart Grote spoke to the Council regarding proposed changes in the police department. Gary Murphy asked for clarification on item 6a) on the agenda regarding the changes to the development ordinance.
Moved by Allsup, seconded by Sadler to approve the CONSENT AGENDA including the following: Minutes of November 13, 2017 and disbursements, totaling $60,805.58.
Mayor Neil announced that the time and date had arrived for the PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to open the public hearing. Moved by Harrill, seconded by Allsup to receive and place on file proof of publication. The Council reviewed the minutes of the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting that took place on October 26, 2017, which included a recommendation to adopt the proposed amendments as drafted by the City’s attorney. Mayor Neil asked if any comments had been received. There were none. Moved by Sadler, seconded by Allsup to close the public hearing.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston adopt the FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 165 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES. The amendments remove references to “family” and “family dwelling” from the Chapter 165 in accordance with House File 134 which was signed into law on April 21, 2017. Moved by Johnson, seconded by Sadler to waive the requirement for three readings and move to adoption. Roll call vote passed 5-0 and Mayor Neil declared ORDINANCE 526 adopted and effective upon publication.
Moved Gaston, seconded by Harrill to adopt the FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES. The amendments remove references to “family” and “family dwelling” from Chapters 58, 105, 106, 155 and 159 from the City’s Code of Ordinances in accordance with House File 134 which was signed into law on April 21, 2017. Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to waive the requirement for three readings and move to adoption. Roll call vote passed 5-0 and Mayor Neil declared ORDINANCE 527 adopted and effective upon publication.
Moved by to Sadler, seconded by Gaston to approve Mayor Neil’s appointment of Christopher Brecher as INTERIM POLICE CHIEF. Motion carried 3-2 with Harrill and Allsup opposed.
The Council reviewed the job description for a Fire Rescue Services Director. Moved by Harrill, seconded by Allsup to table appointment of a Fire Rescue Services Director.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to ADOPT RESOLUTION 17-74 SETTING SALARY FOR INTERIM POLICE CHIEF. The resolution sets the salary of interim Police Chief Christopher Brecher at $23.00/hr. Resolution 17-74 passed 4-1 with Allsup opposed.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Johnson to ADOPT RESOLUTION 17-75 SETTING SALARY FOR RESERVE POLICE OFFICER. The resolution sets the salary of reserve police officer (non-certified) TJ Davison at $10.00/hr.
Moved by Johnson, seconded by Harrill to ADOPT RESOLUTION 17-76 TRANSFERRING FUNDS FROM DOWNTOWN FAÇADE REHABILITATION FUND TO GENERAL FUND. The resolution approves the transfer of $25,000 from the Downtown Façade Rehabilitation Fund to the General Fund to repay an interfund loan made on June 12, 2017.
Moved by Johnson, seconded by Sadler to adjourn at 8:06 PM.
Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk David Neil, Mayor,
City of La Porte City
Claims for 11/27/2017
General Fund
Adv Syst, Contract 99.63
BH Abstract, Title Report 35.00
Center Point Large Print, Books 92.28
CSC, Child Support 189.48
Dewitt J, Reimb Time Cards 8.00
EBS, Health Ins. Admin 245.48
Ecolab, Pest Control 58.78
EFTPS, PR Taxes 4,759.72
Erhardt C, Lifeguard Reimb Reg 75.00
Evans D, Lifeguard Reimb Reg 75.00
GIS Benefits, Met Life 205.48
Glidden Public Library, Postage 14.52
Horvath C, Books -7 Discounted 42.00
Ia Dept Of Rev, Garnishment 45.78
IPERS, Pension 7,419.15
Kronschnabel J, Mileage 70.82
LPC Connect, Telephone 706.05
LPC Utilities, Utilities 3,541.41
LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 47.98
Monkeytown, Storage Boxes 43.84
Morend J, Class Inst 360.00
Mutual Of Omaha, Std Ins 93.16
Postmaster, Stamps 147.00
Sivola M, Lifeguard Reg Reimb 85.00
St Clair Plumbing Inc, Repair 70.58
Teamsters, Union Dues 155.23
IA Treas, State Tax 1,506.72
US Cellular, Cell Phone 149.49
Whittlesey J, Mileage 73.44
Total General 20,416.02
Road Use Tax Fund
Compressed Air, Cplg & Reducer 6.85
Coots Materials, Materials 1,604.66
EFTPS, PR Taxes 607.40
IPERS, Pension 1,102.32
LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 146.23
P&K Midwest, Misc Fasteners 340.67
Powerplan, Water Pump 278.90
IA Treas, State Tax 320.78
Total Road Use Tax 4,407.81
LMI Fund
LPC Utilities, Utilities 44.13
Total LMI Fund 44.13
Economic Devevlopment Fund
Lehman Trucking, Demo 11,320.00
Total Ec Dev Fund 11,320.00
Sewer Fund
CSC, Child Support 17.47
EBS, Health Ins. Admin 54.56
EFTPS, PR Taxes 484.71
GIS Benefits, Met Life 24.61
Ia Dept Of Revenue, Garnishment 4.22
IPERS, Pension 523.97
LPC Connect, Telephone 93.55
LPC Utilities, Utilities 3,889.03
Mutual Of Omaha, Std Ins 12.98
Teamsters, Union Dues 1.77
Test America Inc, Testing 915.60
IA Treas, State Tax 149.90
US Cellular, Cell Phone 37.52
Total Sewer 6,209.89
Ambulance Fund
Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 76.90
EFTPS, PR Taxes 105.12
IPERS, Pension 146.76
LPC Connect, Telephone 123.29
LPC Utilities, Utilities 168.58
Postmaster, Stamps 98.00
IA Treas, State Tax 37.60
US Cellular, Cell Phone 48.96
WPS GHA, Reimb 560.00
Total Ambulance 1,365.21
Total Accounts Payable 43,763.06
Total Payroll Checks 17,042.52
Report Total 60,805.58
Fund Recap
General 34,358.19
Road Use Tax 5,863.11
LMI 44.13
Economic Development 11,320.00
Sewer 7,497.18
Ambulance 1,722.97
Grand Total 60,805.58

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