Category: Legal Notice

La Porte City Utilities – March 13, 2019

  March 13, 2019
The La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees met for the regular board meeting on March 13, 2019 at 4:30pm. Present were Jon Barz, Shawn Mehlert, Tami Keune, Bill Matthes, and Robyn Oberhauser.
Mehlert made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Keune. Motion passed 3-0.
February 13, 2019, minutes approved, motion made by Keune to accept, seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0.
February 27, 2019, special meeting minutes approved, motion made by Mehlert to accept, seconded by Keune. Passed 3-0.
Discussion was held on employee cell phone reimbursement. Currently the employees are not getting any compensation for the use of cell phones during working hours. Bill requested that the employees get some compensation for the use of cell phone. Board denied the request.
Moved by Mehlert, seconded by Keune to approve PURCHASE OF SDS BINDERWORKS. SDS Binderworks is a subscription service that would assist in the maintenance of Safety Data Sheets, which are required to be kept for every hazardous substance that is stored or used. The Utilities will purchase the subscription with City of La Porte City and split the cost of the three-year subscription of $4,507.75.
Financial reports and disbursements were reviewed and approved.
Motion to adjourn by Keune, seconded by Mehlert. Passed 3-0
Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Robyn Oberhauser, Recording Secretary
Robyn Oberhauser Office Manger Jon Barz, President of Board
FEBRUARY 2019 DISBURSEMENTS Operation Threshold refund
energy assistance $520.00
Vinton Trophy plaque $27.39
ABC portable
transmission line storage $767.50
Acco unlimited
water chemicals $2,309.20
Acme Elec Well # 4 Controls $331.80
Advanced System $74.62
Advantage Admin Plan Fund $2,293.14
Answer Plus answering service $117.83
Border States Elec
Street Light $6,544.59
CVB&T taxes,fee,state $17,134.49
City Laundry laundry service $718.14
City of La Porte
Payback/amanda’s hours $12,296.30
Consolidated energy
Gen gas $20,199.50
Dearborn Life/Disablilty $118.50
Delta Dental dental ins $517.14
East Central Co-op gas expense $184.90
Fidelity Security Vision $78.61
G & L Clothing Safety Clothing $363.75
GIS Benegits life ins $133.97
IA Assn of Municipal
Elec and water dues $4,766.00
IA Dept Rev & Fin
Jan 2019 sales tax $3,936.99
IA Utilitiy fy 2019 2nd quarter $470.00
Iowa Rural water
2019 system membership $275.00
IPERS IPERS $6,846.02
Keystone water testing $25.00
La Porte City Motor Supply
Hydraulic $85.25
Latham and Associates Inc
rate study $9,467.46
LPC Connect phone serv $423.44
LPC Post Office
stamps/customer billing $473.69
LPC Printing & Design
Meeting Mins $200.62
LPC Utilities – interdept well #5 $2,594.64
MSA Professional
water main design $1,068.75
Orkin pest control $48.12
RPGI purchased power $88,413.02
St Clair Power Plant $1,259.02
STOREY KENWORTHY
Bulletin Board $62.35
Thriftway cleaning supplies $8.54
Urbs Hardware supplies $187.23
Wellmark health ins $7,158.60
$192,501.11
Electric / payroll $192,501.11
Water $27,004.49
GRAND TOTAL $219,505.60
FEBRUARY 2019 Revenue Electric $167,377.42
Electric Res $19,200.00
Water $46,675.46
Water res $165.73
Interest $31.60
GRAND TOTAL $233,450.21

City of La Porte City – March 11, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS March 11, 2019
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on March 11, 2019. Mayor Dave Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Jasmine Gaston, Brett Hakeman, Kristi Harrill and Brent Sadler present. Absent was Council Member Tim Smith.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions passed by affirmative and unanimous vote of the council members present.
Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to approve the agenda.
Stuart Grote addressed the Council regarding Feb 12 2018 action taken by the Council to approve yield signs at Sweet Addition. He pointed out that it had been over a year and they still were not placed. He then asked if it would take that long to put up the stop sign at Dollar General. The City Clerk informed him that the Black Hawk County Engineer’s office is in charge of placing the sign at Dollar General. Grote then asked when the City was going to be more aggressive about hiring staff for the pool and if it was cheaper to leave the pool closed or open it. The Mayor replied that it always cost the taxpayers more to open the pool each year than it would to leave it closed.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Gaston to approve the consent agenda including Minutes of February 25, 2019, disbursements totaling $59,598.98, Clerk’s Report and Police Report for February 2019 and Administrative Report.
Wendell Lupkes with VJ Engineering updated the Council on the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT. Lupkes informed the Council that all of the permitting was complete and they planned to have all of the documents ready for Council approval at the April 8th meeting. After that, it would be time to bid the project. The project includes upgraded UV disinfection, new screening and placement of reed beds to sludge handling. Once construction starts, the project is expected to take approximately four months to complete.
The Council reviewed design options for brick on the MAIN STREET REHABILITATION PROJECT. Options include full-width brick and brick in the driving lanes only with concrete in the parking. Preliminary plans call for elimination of the two-step curb throughout the commercial district where possible. The Council also reviewed lighting options. The City will schedule a public open house to view brick options for the street surface.
Mayor Neil announced that the date and time had arrived for the PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SALE OF CITY PROPERTY – 804 THIRD STREET. Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to open the public hearing. Motion passed 4-0 with Sadler abstaining due to a conflict of interest. Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE PROOF OF PUBLICATION. Motion passed 4-0 with Sadler abstaining due to a conflict of interest. No comments were received prior to the meeting. Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. Motion passed 4-0 with Sadler abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
Moved by Harrill, seconded by Gaston to ADOPT RESOLUTION 19-12 APPROVING SALE OF CITY PROPERTY – 804 THIRD STREET to Brent Sadler in the amount of $500.00. Sadler’s was the only bid received. Roll call vote passed 4-0 with Sadler abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
Mayor Neil left Council Chambers and Mayor Pro Tem Brent Sadler took over the meeting.
Moved by Gaston, seconded by Hakeman to approve RESOLUTION 19-13 SETTING TIME AND DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO SELL CITY PROPERTY. The property is an empty lot located at 205 W Main Street. The public hearing will take place on April 8, 2019.
Mayor Neil returned to Council Chambers.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to approve RESOLUTION 19-11 APPROVING HIRE AND SALARY FOR PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER. The resolution approves the hiring of Aaron Haas as part-time police officer (certified) at a rate of $16.79/hr.
Moved by Harrill, seconded by Sadler to approve PROPOSAL TO UPDATE ZONING ORDINANCE. The proposal from INRCOG has an estimated cost of $11,000.00 and would include review, updating and presentation to Planning & Zoning for approval of the City development ordinance.
Moved by Hakeman, seconded by Gaston to approve PURCHASE OF SDS BINDERWORKS. SDS Binderworks is a subscription service that would assist in the maintenance of Safety Data Sheets, which are required to be kept for every hazardous substance that is stored or used. The City will purchase the subscription with La Porte City Utilities and split the cost of the three-year subscription of $4,745.00.
The Council reviewed a five-year history of revenues and expenditures AMBULANCE FUND REVIEW. The Council will discuss with fire department officers at a future meeting.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill for approval for La Porte City Fire Rescue Service to conduct a TRAINING FIRE at the property located at 411 7th Street once proper notification has been made to the Department of Natural Resources.
Moved Sadler, seconded by Gaston to go into CLOSED SESSION at 8:12 PM pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(j) “To discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property.”
The Council returned to open session at 8:24 PM
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to authorize the Mayor to negotiate on behalf of the Council for purchase of property located in the southeast section of the City.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to adjourn at 8:35 PM.
Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk David Neil, Mayor
City of La Porte City Claims for 3/11/2019
Adv Syst, Std Pmt 166.09
Adv Syst, Contract-Laserfiche 621.40
AFLAC, Ins 172.57
BHC Treas, Radio Access Fees 597.35
Black Hawk Waste, Contract 15,195.26
Black Hills, Natural Gas 2,348.68
BMC Aggregates, Sand/Salt 1,277.79
Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 184.06
CECHFP, Fuel 1,802.76
City Laundering, Cleaning 531.40
Don’s Truck Sales, Parts 86.39
Dutton Braun et al, Legal 798.10
EFTPS, PR Taxes 6,260.53
EBS, Flex 2,083.18
EMS Learning, BLS Cards 88.00
Farmers State Bank, VISA (17.02)
Fire Service Training, Training 280.00
Gworks, Spring 2019 Mtg 260.00
IAMU, Hiss March-May 2019 583.01
IILEA, Academy 125.00
IAWD, Q4-18 Unemp 27.14
IPERS, Pension 1,563.04
LPC Printing, Pubs 464.34
LPC Motor Supply, Lube 41.32
MSA, Engineering 1,780.25
Orkin Pest Control, Pest Control 107.89
US Postmaster, Stamps 55.00
Ray Mount, Towing 175.00
St Clair, Repair – CC 100.99
Storey Kenworthy, Office Supplies 29.59
Teamsters, Union Dues 112.00
Thompson Truck, Parts 707.21
Urb’s Do It Best Hdwe, Ice Melt 304.34
Van Meter, Return Cvr Box (154.40)
Varsity Cleaners, Amb Laundry 3.00
Waterloo Fire, Mutual Aid 300.00
Wex Bank, Fuel 845.37
Total Accounts Payable 39,906.63
Total Payroll Checks 19,692.35
Report Total 59,598.98
Fund Recap
General 47,998.50
Economic Development 135.84
Road Use Tax 5,643.56
Sewer 4,329.00
Ambulance 1,492.08
Grand Total 59,598.98
February 2019 Receipts
General 72,702.44
Equipment Replacement 610.00
Economic Development 1,931.99
Road Use Tax 24,706.53
Employee Benefits 601.34
Special Revenue TIF 428.33
Debt Service 613.95
Capital Projects 100,000.00
Permanent Funds 886.56
Sewer 31,069.54
Ambulance 7,643.33
February 2019 Receipts 241,194.01

Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors – March 5, 2019

  Waterloo, Iowa March 5, 2019
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Black Hawk, in the State of Iowa, met in regular adjourned meeting at the Courthouse in Waterloo, County Seat of said County, at nine o’clock (9:00) a.m., pursuant to law, to the rules of said Board, and to adjournment. The meeting was called to order and on roll call there were present: Linda Laylin, Chris Schwartz (via phone), Dan Trelka, Craig White and Tom Little, Chair.
Absent: None.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by White that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
The Board of Supervisors acknowledged the following employees for years of service: Anthony J. Meyer, Harold I Oliver, Brian L. Sebilsky, and Anthony T. Thompson of the Sheriff’s Office for 25 years of service; Wayne A. Sidles of the Sheriff’s Office for 20 years of service.
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 1,114.02
IRS fed pay 60,201.82
SSA fica 97,962.34
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 184.50
ACES svc 20,404.00
B&B LOCK & KEY INC eq 30.36
BRUSTKERN MICHAEL J rent 200.00
C&S REAL ESTATE rent 300.00
CBM MANAGED SVCS food 10,139.20
CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 911.05
CITY OF CEDAR FALLS fuel 77.44
CHIEF supl 282.98
COTT SYSTEMS svc 3,300.00
COURIER publ 1,293.61
DATA BUSINESS EQUIPMENT INC
supl 40.55
DWD INVESTMENTS rent 275.00
HARTMAN DONALD W rent 275.00
IA REGIONAL UTILITIES ASSOC
wtr 169.89
KHAN PROPERTIES rent 250.00
KUCHENBERG, RANDALL rent 275.00
MAIL SVCS svc 4,078.51
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 272.25
MENARDS WLOO misc 240.34
NEOPOST USA INC supl 33.00
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
svc 1,015.00
OWL INVESTMENTS rent 200.00
P&M REAL ESTATE rent 200.00
RACOM CORP svc 1,200.00
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl 211.05
T&C CLEANING INC svc 19,166.66
WEBER PAPER CO supl 567.04
AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61
oth pay 670.96
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC
oth pay 477.50
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 8.00
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay 650.26
LEGALSHIELD oth pay 200.35
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 70.41
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 5,335.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 1,537.50
PECU oth pay 24,588.00
RADIUS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
oth pay 225.83
TRANSWORLD SYSTEMS INC
oth pay 165.74
30 SOMETHING REAL ESTATE
rent 225.00
ABC EMBROIDERY svc 490.00
ABD PROPERTY MGMT rent 200.00
APCO INTERNATIONAL INC
educ 380.00
BOUBIN MUFFLER prts/lbr 564.19
BURLINGTON TRAILWAYS svc 168.50
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 6.48
CF UTILITIES svc 717.04
CELLEBRITE USA INC svc 699.34
CENTRAL IA JUV DETENTION CTR
svc 1,680.00
CENTURYLINK svc 88.12
COHESIVE CREATIVE AND CODE INC svc 2,500.00
CO VETERAN SVC OFFICERS OF NE svc 375.00
CREATIVE IMPACT CO supl 6.00
D&M INVESTMENTS rent 250.00
EPM IOWA rent 250.00
EVELAND JOHN rent 225.00
FEDEX svc 309.24
GALE MOTE ASSOCIATES svc 562.14
GALLS LLC supl 72.94
HAWKEYE PROPERTY MGMT
rent 200.00
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 400.00
HAWTHORNE RENTALS rent 80.00
IA ASSOC OF CO COMMISSIONERS & VETERAN educ 60.00
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES svc 324.39
U OF IA educ 8.00
JONES , MICHAEL K rent 200.00
JUNKMAN KNOEBEL CTR rent 200.00
KA INVESTMENTS rent 275.00
KRUSE PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME
svc 403.53
LEAHY RENTALS rent 200.00
LINN CO svc 1,875.00
LOCKE FUNERAL HOME INC
svc 2,500.00
MARCOTTE, KIM rent 200.00
METRO INVESTMENTS rent 310.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY svc 12.83
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 8.59
MINGO ENTERPRISES rent 225.00
MOTEL 6 rent 443.00
NATL CO ASSOC OF CO VETERANS SVC OFFICERS dues 50.00
NATL ELEVATOR INSPECTION SVCS INC svc 375.00
NATL EMERGENCY NUMBER
educ 190.00
OSTBY, LISA rent 275.00
PITNEY BOWES supl 246.49
REHABMART supl 391.94
RUSSELL LAMSON LTD PARTNERSHIP rent 400.00
SACRED HEART CHURCH rent 150.00
SANDERS FUNERAL SVC svc 1,000.00
SCOTT PHARMACY meds 22.80
SPEEDPRO IMAGING VISUAL SOLUTIONS supl 560.00
STEW HANSEN DODGE
mtr vehs 46,800.00
STRATEGIC IMAGING svc 2,949.35
US POST OFFICE svc 99.19
UNITY SQ TOWNHOUSES rent 300.00
VISA misc 4.80
VOSHELL MICHAEL rent 200.00
WLOO WATER WORKS util 5,776.81
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 527.28
WERTJES UNIFORMS supl 705.30
HAHN KATHLEEN dues 270.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
IRS fed pay 366.87
SSA fica 838.80
LUTHERAN SVCS OF IA svc 2,519.10
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 330.00
IOWA PRECINCT ATLAS CONSORTIUM svc 1,000.00
N IA JUV DETENTION SVCS
svc 33,766.00
FOUR OAKS INC svc 2,752.35
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
IRS fed pay 1,619.46
SSA fica 2,922.20
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 13.00
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl 120.18
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay 27.11
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 152.50
PECU oth pay 25.00
RURAL BASIC FUND
IRS fed pay 4,788.71
SSA fica 7,548.54
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC
oth pay 97.50
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 125.00
PECU oth pay 4,386.50
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
IRS fed pay 9,795.08
SSA fica 15,448.44
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 25.00
ACES svc 22.50
BLACKSTRAP INC supl 9,016.57
BMC AGGREGATES supl 3,702.15
IA REGIONAL UTILITIES ASSOC
wtr 55.09
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 29.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 580.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 25.00
PECU oth pay 1,958.00
CF UTILITIES util 76.60
CENTURYLINK tel 181.14
CINTAS CORP svc 28.70
CITY OF GILBERTVILLE util 68.54
KELCHEN, KORY reimb 50.00
LA PORTE CITY UTILITIES util 470.07
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 10.37
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 10.70
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 12.40
MITCHELL1 svc 220.00
SAM ANNIS & CO fuel 774.35
VERIZON WIRELESS svc 561.13
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
IRS fed pay 85.94
SSA fica 184.40
BOB BARKER CO INC supl 3,939.55
KEEFE SUPL CO food 5,292.30
MCKEE FOODS food 36.88
CONSERVATION TRUST FUND
AMAZON CAPITAL SVCS INC supl 43.98
RURAL SEWER FUND
URBAN SVCS svc 1,045.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 15.15
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 28.15
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 23.84
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 30.01
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 19.35
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 18.01
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 15.37
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 16.50
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 19.41
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 13.18
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 24.06
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 12.02
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 16.44
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 13.26
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 22,118.19
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
ins 126.00
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 100,993.60
DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF IA
ins 17,286.74
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 241.40
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 2,015.61
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
IRS fed pay 427.73
SSA fica 651.44
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 26.75
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND COURIER publ 58.86
RACOM CORP svc 867.00
CF UTILITIES util 273.10
CENTURYLINK tel 1,180.10
CENTURYLINK tel 33.21
CENTURYLINK tel 94.69
CENTURYLINK tel 44.28
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 183.01
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 197.19
US CELLULAR eq rent 2,595.84
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND IRS fed pay 343.27
SSA fica 576.82
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 3.00
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC svc 15.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 50.00
CENTURYLINK tel 59.64
CENTURYLINK tel 413.41
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
IRS fed pay 1,868.81
SSA fica 3,970.38
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 1.00
LEGALSHIELD oth pay 57.20
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 25.84
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 1,445.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS def com 145.00
PECU oth pay 2,291.00
VISA educ 227.92
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Black Hawk County, that the Board of Supervisors APPROVE EXPENDITURES, and that Country View Care Facility be authorized and directed to ISSUE CHECKS, against the various settlements of such claims as allowed:
COUNTRY VIEW ENTERPRISE FUND ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SVCS svc 39.00
IOWA QUALITY CTR svc 150.00
LIDDLES ECOWATER SYSEMS
supl 359.25
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS: County Engineer Catherine Nicholas reported that the paved roads are good and gravel roads are being graded to push the snow. This will be done until weather gets warm and roads get too soft. She alerted the board to a bill in the legislature, SF184 allowing the Iowa Department of Transportation to issue permits for up to 130,000 pounds of raw forest products that can exceed some of our county bridge limits. The County Engineers Association is concerned and will be following the item.
Moved by White, seconded by Laylin that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held February 26, 2019 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA
White moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Trelka.
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 CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Aspro Inc., Cedar Valley Cyclists Inc., Hawkeye Alarm & Signal Co., Roger Smith Construction, and Union Pacific Railroad Company.
B. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Dean McKenna d/b/a McKenna Farms Inc. Facility ID# 62913 located in Clark Township, Section Three (3) at 3145 170th Street, Dysart, in Tama County with application in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
2. The MANURE MANAGEMENT PLAN (MMP) update submitted by Phillip McKenna Facility ID# 65184 located in Clark Township, Section Ten (10) at 3110 170th Street, Dysart, in Tama County with application in Black Hawk County pursuant to 567 Iowa Administrative Code §455B.
C. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
1. The RENEWAL APPLICATION for a Class “B” LIQUOR LICENSE (BB) submitted by Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, 7227 Waverly Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
Moved by White, seconded by Trelka that the RECORDER’S REPORT OF FEES COLLECTED from Sandie L. Smith, County Recorder, for the period from January 1, 2019 through January 31, 2019 be received and placed on file with the County Auditor. Motion carried.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received from All Star Plumbing and Heating, Hudson, IA, for the sally port drain repair at the Jail with a bid of $16,980.00 be approved as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent. Geving said this is to repair the existing drain that has collapsed.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the REQUEST FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT submitted by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: to purchase a portable hand-held P25 radio at the cost of $1,549.00 from Racom, Marshalltown, IA. Nicholas said new radios were purchased in the current fiscal year that piggy back on the Sheriff’s radio system. At that time they discarded the old base station in the office that allowed them to hear what was happening out in the county, but now feel the need to have that back. This radio is $1000 cheaper than a base station and could also be used by staff if needed or on a vehicle as a spare. This expense will be covered by FY19 capital funds of which $2,700 was not used for the shelving purchased.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to direct the Board of Supervisors to approve and sign the application for a Special Permit requested by FTC Tower Company to construct a 300 foot tall guyed communications tower located NW of 13630 Holmes Road as recommended by Seth Hyberger, Zoning Administrator. Hyberger said the Planning and Zoning Commission approved this request unanimously. This tower is part of the FirstNet Partners across the State of Iowa to be used by emergency first responders. Schwartz asked if there was any opposition from neighbors. Hyberger said mostly questions not concerns from the homeowner located at 13630 Holmes Rd. who did attend the Planning and Zoning meeting.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Moved by White, seconded by Trelka to direct the County Auditor to advertise for a PUBLIC HEARING/BID OPENING to be held at 9:05 a.m. on March 19, 2019 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed FY20 Sealcoat at various locations in Black Hawk County. Motion carried.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by Trelka to direct the County Auditor to advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed Ordinance No. 77-224 from a request submitted by Johnathan and Leslie Brundrett at 7233 Wagner Road to rezone 2.69 acres from “A” Agriculture District to “A-R” Agricultural-Residential District to build a new single family home. Motion carried.
White moved the following resolution seconded by Laylin.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the TAXES DUE AND PAYABLE of the submitted persons, as indicated, including special assessments, and rates or charges, including interest, fees and cost, in accordance with the provision of §427.9 of the Code of Iowa, be suspended and that future property taxes on property owned by the persons will be suspended for such time as the persons remains the owner of the parcels, and during the period the persons receives assistance as described in §427.9 of the Code of Iowa.
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Moved by Laylin, seconded by Trelka that the REVISION to the FMLA Policy adding the following sentence “While on approved intermittent leave, it is the employees’ responsibility to assert they are using their FMLA when calling in sick” be approved as recommended by the Policy Review Committee. Motion carried.
Moved by Trelka, seconded by White that the REVISION to the Military Leave Policy removing outdating legal references and the five year maximum leave rule as it is no longer an absolute under USERRA be approved as recommended by the Policy Review Committee. Motion carried.
Moved by White, seconded by Trelka to approve the PERSONNEL REQUISITION submitted for an Equipment Operator II (full-time, replacement) effective April 22, 2019 as recommended by Catherine Nicholas, County Engineer. Nicholas said this is to replace long time employee who will be leaving in April. Motion carried.
CLOSED SESSION
White moved the following resolution seconded by Trelka.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that pursuant to the provisions of the Iowa Open Meetings Law, the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors shall proceed into CLOSED SESSION AT 9:20 A.M., with attorney to discuss strategy with counsel regarding the potential litigation with United Health Care pursuant to Iowa Code §21.5(1c).
AYES: Laylin, Schwartz, Trelka, White, Little.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Moved by White seconded by Trelka to adjourn the Board of Supervisors meeting in CLOSED SESSION at 9:40 A.M. Motion carried.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned at 9:41 A.M.
Tom Little, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Helen R. Steffen, Systems/Real Estate Tax Mgr.

La Porte City Utilities – February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019
The La Porte City Utilities Board of Trustees met for the special board meeting on February 27, 2019 at 4:30pm. Present were Jon Barz, Shawn Mehlert, Bill Matthes, and Robyn Oberhauser.
Mehlert made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Barz. Motion passed 2-0.
The Board reviewed the Preliminary Official Statement and approved Resolution 19-04 “Resolution Authorizing the use of Preliminary Official Statement for the Sale of Bonds” Barz made the motion to approve, seconded by Mehlert. Motion passed 2-0.
Motion to adjourn by Mehlert, seconded by Barz. Passed 2-0
Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Robyn Oberhauser,
Recording Secretary

City of La Porte City – February 25, 2019

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 25, 2019
The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on February 25, 2019. 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 Gaston, seconded by Smith to approve the agenda.
Moved by Gaston, seconded by Harrill to approve the consent agenda including Minutes of February 11, 2019, disbursements totaling $73,624.52, and Administrative Report.
The presentation on the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT was postponed until March 11th.
Library Director Jolene Kronschnabel presented the LIBRARY REPORT for the 4th Quarter of 2018. From October through December 2019 the library presented over 60 programs, 5,649 items were circulated and patrons saved over $48,000 by borrowing items from the library rather than purchasing them. Moved by Smith, seconded by Gaston to accept the library report.
Mayor Neil announced that the date and time had arrived for the PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FY20 BUDGET. Moved by Sadler, seconded by Harrill to open the public hearing. Moved Sadler, seconded by Gaston to place on file proof of publication. The clerk informed the Council that the City had not received any comments prior to the hearing. Mayor Neil asked if there were any comments from those in attendance. There was none. Moved by Smith, seconded by Gaston to close the public hearing.
Moved by Sadler seconded by Gaston approve RESOLUTION 19-09 ADOPTING FY20 BUDGET. The resolution sets the levy rate at $15.88 per $1,000 of taxable value. Budgeted expenditures for FY20 total $5,012,011 and budgeted revenues for FY20 total $6,680,281.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Smith to approve the SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE 544 – STOP REQUIRED. The ordinance would require drivers to stop when exiting the drive at Dollar General before turning on to East Reinbeck Rd. Roll call vote passed 4-0. Moved by Sadler, seconded by Smith to waive the requirement for three readings and move to adoption. Roll call vote passed 4-0 and Mayor Neil declared Ordinance 544 effective upon publication and placement of appropriate signage.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Harrill to adopt RESOLUTION 19-10 AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS. The resolution authorizes the City Clerk to destroy certain public records in accordance with the adopted records retention schedule.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Gaston to AUTHORIZE MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES for the Main Street Reconstruction Project.
Moved by Sadler, seconded by Smith to APPROVE FY20 LA PORTE CITY UTILITY BUDGET. Budgeted expenditures for FY20 total $2,533,348 and budgeted revenues total $2,781,170.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Harrill to maintain the franchise fees for cable TV service with MediaCom and LPC Connect at 3%.
The City Council discussed the 2019 pool season. Advertising has begun for guards and managers. Unless a manager and a sufficient number of guards are hired, the City will not be able to open the pool for the 2019 season.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Harrill to adjourn at 7:39 PM.
Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk David Neil, Mayor
City of La Porte City
Claims for 2/25/2019
Adv Syst, Cont 98.73
Adv Syst, Contract Buyout 886.75
Barco, 4 Led Light Amb 119.48
Bound Tree Medical, Supplies 660.13
C & C Welding, Boss Trip Spring 34.89
Care Ambulance Svc, Mutual Aid 250.00
CECHFP, Fuel 993.50
Center Point Large Print, Books 45.54
Don’s Truck Sales, Poly Spinner 166.29
Dysart Reporter, 1 Yr Subscription 52.00
EBS, Health Ins Admin 167.88
Ecolab, Pest Control 60.84
EFTPS, PR Taxes 5,817.65
Farmers State Bank, VISA 3,165.15
GIS Benefits, Met Life 298.29
IAWD, Q4-18 Unemp 27.14
IPERS, Pension 10,420.33
Kronschnabel, J, Reimb 13.93
LPC Connect, Communication 859.68
LPC Utilities, Utilities 6,456.16
LPC Motor Supply, Supplies 146.42
Menards, LP Heater 479.64
Mutual Of Omaha, Life Ins 196.01
P&K Midwest, Hydraulic Oil 113.50
Powerplan, Hyd Actuat 1,364.92
Storey Kenworthy, Supplies 61.62
Teamsters Local 238, Union Dues 107.00
Test America Inc, Testing 835.80
Thriftway, Supplies 16.76
IA Treas, PR Taxes 2,134.00
US Cellular, Cell Phone Service 264.29
USA Bluebook, Safety Gear 434.12
Van Meter, Return Cvr Box (154.40)
Wellmark, Health Insurance 18,246.82
Total Accounts Payable 54,840.86
Payroll Checks 18,783.66
Report Total 73,624.52
Fund Recap
General 52,219.21
Road Use Tax 8,975.89
Sewer 10,369.78
Ambulance 2,059.64
Grand Total 73,624.52

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