Waterloo, Iowa January 9, 2018

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: Craig White, Chair; Linda Laylin, Tom Little, Frank Magsamen and Chris Schwartz.
Absent: None.
Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.
Moved by Little, seconded by Magsamen that the AGENDA be received and place on file with the County Auditor as approved. Motion carried.
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
COLLECTION SVC CTR
oth pay 605.32
IRS fed pay 77,957.84
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 30,334.31
SSA fica 103,565.96
BHC SHERIFF oth pay 155.42
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 330.50
ANGEL CHARLES L svc 120.00
AOSNC eq 24,218.87
BAUER BUILT TIRE svc 633.20
BICKLEY, MARK svc 485.00
CBM MANAGED SVCS food 18,784.99
CDW GOVERNMENT INC eq 295.39
CHIEF supl 954.84
COTT SYSTEMS svc 3,300.00
DAN DEERY MOTOR CO INC supl 58.36
DEPT OF CORRECTIONAL SVCS
svc 14,504.99
DIRECTEC CORP sftwr 4,567.50
FULLER, ANGELA svc 1,120.00
IOWA LEGAL AID alloc 5,000.00
KLENK, BRENDA L B svc 16.00
LA PORTE CITY PRINTING & DESIGN publ 1,826.88
MIDWEST AUTOMATED TIME SYSTEMS svc 353.55
NE IOWA FOOD BANK alloc 7,500.00
O’KEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
svc 1,015.00
PEHL, KRISTIN rent 225.00
PER MAR SECURITY SVCS
svc 1,853.78
PPG ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES INC supl 53.35
PTS OF AMERICA svc 600.00
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL INC
supl 336.33
SANDEES LTD supl 14.90
SHAHRIARI DARIA svc 189.50
SPIN U TECH svc 390.00
STERICYCLE INC svc 297.77
T&C CLEANING INC svc 19,166.66
WEX BANK misc 296.39
CLARK REBECCA mil 51.68
KNEBEL, MICAH mil 10.53
POWERS, CORINNE mil 55.77
ROTTINGHAUS LORI mil 40.11
AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61
oth pay 682.53
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC
oth pay 482.50
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES IA oth pay 8.00
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay 591.05
LEGALSHIELD oth pay 230.40
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 83.66
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 5,485.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 992.50
PECU oth pay 24,793.50
A & P FOOD EQUIPMENT eq rpr 480.86
ABC EMBROIDERY svc 337.00
ABD PROPERTY MGMT rent 679.10
AC INVESTMENTS rent 200.00
AIMABLE , MOSES & CHANTELLE
rent 225.00
AT&T tel 395.75
AUDITOR STATE OF IA svc 850.00
BLACK HAWK CO CJIS alloc 50,657.00
BURK LAW FIRM svc 1,468.50
BURLINGTON TRAILWAYS svc 80.00
CAMPBELL SUPL WLOO supl 18.20
CEDAR FALLS RECREATION DIV
svc 62.00
CENTURYLINK tel 1,532.95
COAST TO COAST COMPUTER PRODUCTS supl 390.12
CONTROL SOLUTIONS svc 413.88
CORINTHIAN SVCS OF IA svc 1,000.00
COUNTRY VIEW misc 502,214.87
COURIER publ 144.38
CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPL CO
eq 296.52
CRYSTAL DISTRIBUTION SVCS
supl 75.00
DENNIS HAGENOW PROPERTIES
rent 275.00
DES MOINES REGISTER svc 278.02
EASTGATE ESTATES rent 250.00
ECOLAB CTR supl 606.26
FISCHELS ANTHONY A rent 250.00
FIT svc 900.00
GENERAL SHEET METAL WORKS INC supl 399.00
GLAXOSMITHKLINE supl 163.38
HAGARTY WAYCHOFF GRARUP FUNERAL SVC svc 636.44
HAWKEYE ALARM & SIGNAL CO
eq 2,614.50
HAWKEYE VILLAGE APT rent 200.00
HAWTHORNE RENTALS rent 250.00
HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS svc 1,882.00
IA DEPT OF PUBLIC HLTH educ 200.00
IA DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVE
svc 500.00
IA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY rent 200.00
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES svc 187.55
IA SEC OF STATE svc 30.00
U OF IA educ 781.50
JC ENTERPRISES INC rent 200.00
JETER SYSTEMS supl 38.68
JOHNS AUTO BODY prts/lbr 648.00
JOHNSON , LINDA svc 145.50
KELLY CHRISTY mil 256.23
KOBLISKA VINCE M rent 200.00
LEXISNEXIS MATTHEW BENDER
svc 123.43
LIBERTEL ASSOCIATES supl 1,307.00
LUTGEN GARY svc 135.60
MALAISE SUSAN svc 285.50
METRO INVESTMENTS rent 250.00
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 5,511.98
MOORE MEDICAL supl 105.87
MOTEL 6 svc 225.00
NAGLE SIGN CO svc 303.97
OPERATION THRESHOLD
alloc 5,000.00
PEDERSEN DOWIE CLABBY MCCAUSLAND INS svc 470.00
PREMIER REAL ESTATE MGMT
rent 225.00
ROCHE COOPER, THERESA
rent 250.00
RYDELL CHEV INC prts/lbr 255.92
SCHMIDT RANDY LEE rent 174.00
SPAHN AND ROSE LUMBER CO
supl 699.75
SUSAN COX rent 275.00
TORNEYS ELECTRIC MOTOR SVC
svc 125.00
UPS svc 21.07
UNITY POINT – ALLEN HOSP svc 138.00
VAN WYNGARDEN & ABRAHAMSON INC svc 326.60
VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION rent 225.00
WASTE MGMT OF WI-MN svc 2,064.88
CITY OF WATERLOO misc 1,485.09
WATERLOO HERITAGE HOMES
rent 625.00
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 6,247.21
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 703.99
WAVERLY HEALTH CTR reimb 1,813.13
WELLINGTON PARK APTS rent 200.00
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 3,439.71
XEROX CORP svc 113.41
HENDRICKSON , STACEY mil 131.63
HOSTETLER BRENDA mil 80.73
KATCHER JAMES J misc 18.10
MASON DAVID misc 91.26
NORTHLAND AMY mil 38.03
WILLIAMS JANET R mil 44.58
PETERSEN COURT REPORTERS
svc 152.00
GENERAL SUPPLEMENTAL FUND
IRS fed pay 451.55
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 246.70
SSA fica 822.34
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 275.00
CENTRAL IA JUV DET CTR svc 100.00
STEWART, JAMES misc 156.56
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 19.56
COUNTY SERVICES FUND
IRS fed pay 2,376.97
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,021.38
SSA fica 3,338.74
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 68.00
IUPAT DISTRICT COUNCIL 81
oth pay 21.60
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 165.00
PECU oth pay 25.00
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 97.52
RURAL BASIC FUND
IRS fed pay 5,636.86
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 2,172.34
SSA fica 7,260.42
BHC LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOC
oth pay 97.50
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 125.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 100.00
PECU oth pay 3,088.00
CEDAR FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
alloc 13,675.00
DUNKERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
alloc 6,848.00
EVANSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
alloc 1,025.00
HAWKINS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
alloc 8,109.00
HUDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
alloc 3,981.50
JANESVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
alloc 4,328.50
WATERLOO PUBLIC LIBRARY
alloc 32,533.00
SECONDARY ROADS FUND
IRS fed pay 11,134.31
IA DEPT OF REVENUE
state pay 4,503.67
SSA fica 15,308.78
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 25.00
ANTON SALES supl 242.69
BLACK HILLS ENERGY fuel 253.36
BMC AGGREGATES supl 434.86
FIX TIRE CO fuel 155.58
HARMS OIL CO fuel 16,652.00
CITY OF HUDSON util 31.61
IA REGIONAL UTILITIES ASSOC
util 20.97
MENARDS CF supl 218.22
SUPERIOR WELDING SUPL supl 72.02
TESTAMERICA LABS INC svc 94.50
WEBER PAPER CO supl 201.42
NICHOLAS CATHERINE svc 62.81
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 28.21
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 7,130.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 25.00
PECU oth pay 2,357.00
BHC LANDFILL svc 9.00
CF UTILITIES util 6.98
CENTURYLINK tel 52.00
CERTIFIED LABS fuel 1,503.39
CINTAS CORP svc 28.70
GILLUND ENTERPRISES supl 51.54
HUDSON MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTIL util 195.60
LPC CONNECT tel 38.35
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 62.07
MITCHELL1 svc 215.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS prts 102.50
OREILLY AUTO STORES prts 629.76
SADLER POWER TRAIN INC prts 4.38
SHUCK BRITSON INC svc 3,610.23
STAR EQUIPMENT LTD prts 62.18
VERIZON WIRELESS eq 1,115.99
WLOO WATER WORKS wtr 647.10
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 36.90
JAIL COMMISSARY FUND
IRS fed pay 89.45
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 23.70
SSA fica 164.40
KEEFE SUPL CO food 3,761.66
MCKEE FOODS food 112.22
VERIZON WIRELESS svc 780.92
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FUND KAPAUN CONSULTING ENGINEERS svc 2,375.00
INSURANCE TRUST FUND
NAVITUS HEALTH SOLUTIONS
ins 21,523.19
PREFERRED ONE INS CO
ins 78,129.34
PERSPECTIVE CONSULTING PARTNERS ins 10,000.00
IA INDIVIDUAL HEALTH BENEFIT
ins 13,423.00
ISAC ins 2,816.75
FLEXIBLE SPENDING FUND
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 3,049.67
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORP
flx sp 4,607.44
SOLID WASTE ADMIN FUND
IRS fed pay 501.27
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 223.79
SSA fica 620.82
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 26.10
E911 SERVICE COMMISSION FUND
CF UTILITES util 239.12
MID AMERICAN ENERGY util 208.34
US CELLULAR eq rent 2,496.00
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 154.07
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
IRS fed pay 408.62
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 167.15
SSA fica 556.84
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 3.00
MATT PARROTT/STOREY KENWORTHY supl 63.97
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 50.00
US BANK misc 981.55
COUNTY ASSESSOR FUND
IRS fed pay 2,568.89
IA DEPT OF REV state pay 1,162.22
SSA fica 4,109.42
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY
oth pay 1.00
LEGALSHIELD oth pay 57.20
MADISON NATL LIFE INS ins 25.09
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 1,295.00
NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT
def com 145.00
PECU oth pay 2,441.00
WINDSTREAM IA COMMUNICATIONS tel 52.45
Finance Director Susan Deaton said that Country View needed a $500,000 transfer.
AYES: Laylin, Magsamen, Schwartz, White.
NAYS: Little.
Resolution adopted.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Magsamen.
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 A-1 CAREERS svc 2,414.33
ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL IA
svc 15,239.25
ALLEN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SVCS svc 509.50
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY
food 608.59
BHC TREASURER misc 312,866.00
CANTATA HEALTH svc 90.00
CBS STAFFING svc 1,253.63
CF UTILITIES util 67.50
CITY OF WATERLOO utl 1,590.20
EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO food 248.82
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
svc 908.95
GRP & ASSOCIATES svc 275.00
HD SUPPLY FACILITIES MAINT LTD supl 646.61
HELPING HANDS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS svc 28,287.50
HOCKENBERGS food 222.00
LAND & WHEELS eqp 133.93
LEAF eqp 1,208.16
MARTIN BROS food/supl 8,680.46
MCKESSON MEDICAL-SURGICAL
supl 31.92
MENARDS WLOO supl 56.80
NETWORK SERVICES CO svc 62.28
OKEEFE ELEVATOR CO INC
eqp rpr 260.00
PERFORMANCE HEALTH SUPL INC supl 29.07
PLUMB SUPPLY CO supl 140.16
PLUNKETTS PEST CONTROL INC
svc 90.00
RITE PRICE OFFICE SUPL
supl 1,003.71
UNITYPOINT AT HOME svc 5,278.39
US CELLULAR phone 452.51
WASTE MGMT OF WI-MN svc 950.26
WLOO COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
misc 10.46
WAYNE DENNIS SUPL CO supl 173.88
Deaton said this includes $313,000 in December employee benefits.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Magsamen, Schwartz, White.
NAYS: None.
Resolution adopted.
Doug Host from CliftonLarsonAllen LLP gave a presentation on his firm’s audit of the county’s financial statements for FY17. He said the firm is were giving the county an unmodified opinion, meaning it’s a clean audit and the county’s statements are fairly stated as reported. He reviewed the county’s financial condition and said it has five months’ worth of unassigned reserves, which is on target for what they recommend. He said that Finance Director Susan Deaton and other county staff were very helpful and good to work with.
RECEIVE PROJECT UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS/ELECTED OFFICIALS. County Engineer Cathy Nicholas said that all roads are open and her department is preparing for the next weather event, expected on Thursday.
Moved by Schwartz, seconded by Laylin that the MINUTES of the Board Meeting held January 2, 2018 and January 4, 2018 be and are hereby approved as submitted. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA
Schwartz moved the following RESOLUTION seconded by Magsamen.
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 125.66 GENERAL 125.66
SOCIAL SERVICES 19.20 GENERAL 19.20
GENERAL – CONSERVATION 230.00 SECONDARY ROADS 230.00
2. The Sheriff’s MONTHLY REPORT of fees as of December 31, 2017.
3. The CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE for Electrical Engineering & Equipment Company, Iowa Wall Systems, Inc., Midwest Wheel Companies, Rockford Rigging, Inc.
B. TO RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY AUDITOR
1. The SALE OF EQUIPMENT from the Engineer’s Office for the following equipment: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool (FA#5690) in the amount of $478.95.
C. TO APPROVE AND DIRECT THE CHAIR TO SIGN
1. The allowable/disallowable HOMESTEAD CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §425.3 of the Code of Iowa.
2. The allowable/disallowable MILITARY SERVICE TAX EXEMPTION LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Officer, in accordance with §426.A.14 of the Code of Iowa.
3. The allowable/disallowable BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX CREDIT LIST as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office, in accordance with §426C.3(4) of the Code of Iowa.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Magsamen, Schwartz, White.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
CONSENT AGENDA ENDS
Moved by Little, seconded by Magsamen to direct the County Auditor to advertise for a public hearing to be held at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Board Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, 316 E. 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa on the proposed Courthouse Ceiling Tile Upgrade Project. Motion carried.
Magsamen moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the POSITION RECLASSIFICATION of the Secondary Roads Department Parts and Inventory Clerk position be approved as recommended by Cathy Nicholas, County Engineer.
Nicholas said that after an employee retired, she worked with Human Resources to change the duties of the position so that there would be someone at the maintenance shop with better computer skills, particularly for keeping a computerized inventory and to help write specifications for requests for proposal for motor graders. She said it would require a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the union since the current contract between the Teamster’s Union and the county has another year to run, upon which the position could be covered in a new contract. White said he was not in favor of the request because it should be addressed when the labor contract is open. Schwartz asked if the union is in favor of the reclassification. Nicholas said it is. White said that if this is approved, unions will keep coming back for more changes outside of the labor agreement. Little said his biggest concern is that the Engineer and the Human Resources Department developed this change and took it to the union, which they have no right to do without involving the Board of Supervisors, which is the body that concludes agreements with the unions. Magsamen said the reclassification would increase efficiency and he thinks it makes sense. Laylin said that this isn’t precedent setting, that a similar MOU was concluded in 2009. She said it would lead to savings because county staff frequently goes to the shop to provide computer assistance.
AYES: Laylin, Magsamen, Schwartz.
NAYS: Little, White. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Schwartz, seconded by Little that the LOWEST REASONABLE BID received from Fastenal, Cedar Falls, IA for new pod cabinets for the Black Hawk County Jail with a bid of $31,430.00 be approved as recommended by Rory Geving, Maintenance Superintendent. Motion carried.
Schwartz moved the following resolution seconded by Magsamen.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED to join the proposed OPIOID LITIGATION led by Crueger Dickinson and Simmons Hanly Conroy to enjoin litigation to hold certain pharmaceutical firms responsible for damages to the public in misrepresenting the safety of using opioids.
County Attorney Brian Williams said that he heard about this litigation some months ago, and wasn’t sure the county should take part, but after learning more about the subject, including the minimal involvement of the county, he favors participation. Little asked if there would be any financial obligation for the county. Williams said no. Schwartz said he appreciated Williams looking into it, because Big Pharma is harming Americans every day and he was glad to take part in challenging them.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Magsamen, Schwartz, White.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Little.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the APPOINTMENTS to the Eminent Domain Compensation Commission in Black Hawk County in the categories listed beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 as submitted be approved and placed on file with the County Auditor.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Magsamen, Schwartz, White.
NAYS: None. Resolution adopted.
Moved by Schwartz, seconded by Laylin that the TRAVEL REQUEST submitted by Kim Veeder, Information Technology Director, be approved and direct the Chair to sign for same: $150.00 to attend the National Association of Counties Conference in Washington DC scheduled for March 2nd – March 3rd, 2018.
Veeder said that she would be at the conference on vacation time as a spouse, and wished to attend a session on information technology. Motion carried.
Country View Administrator Dennis Coleman presented a PERSONNEL REQUISITION for the Assistant Administrator position (replacement, full-time) in Country View effective January 9, 2018. He said his assistant is resigning and it would take a minimum of 30 days to replace her. Magsamen said Coleman should evaluate the position and make such changes as would maximize efficiency in the Country View staff. Schwartz said it is critical to get this right and he wants someone who is fully licensed with a mental health background. He said he wouldn’t support a budget that doesn’t keep Country View open. He moved to table the matter.
Little asked if the current assistant is licensed. Coleman said she is not, and if someone has to step in for him the facility can go for a year with an unlicensed substitute. Laylin asked if there was a position that would be more helpful to him if he was absent. Coleman said if a person was hired to handle financial matters it would allow him to focus on other areas. Laylin said the position could be approved now and the job description could be tweaked before posting.Magsamen seconded Schwartz’s motion to table. White called for a roll call vote.
AYES: Schwartz.
NAYS: Laylin, Little, Magsamen, White. Motion failed.
Moved by Little, seconded by Magsamen to approve the PERSONNEL REQUISITION for the Assistant Administrator position (replacement, full-time) in Country View effective January 9, 2018.
Magsamen said this is with the caveat that the position will include financial oversight and administrative duties, and he wanted Coleman’s plan on how he incorporate this position and what he hopes to gain. White called for a roll call vote.
AYES: Laylin, Little, Magsamen, White.
NAYS: Schwartz. Motion carried..
At Nine-fifty (9:50) a.m. o’clock a public hearing was held as provided by law in the Board of Supervisors, Room 201 of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, Waterloo, Iowa at which time all interested parsons could appear to file objections on the request submitted by Cathy Nicholas, County Engineering on the proposed vacation of Weiden Road and to the following adjoining property owners; Flyers Airfield LTD, Inc., 4935 Young Road, Waterloo, Parcel #8812-21-326-004; Marilyn E Schaefer a single person, 6242 E Washburn Road, Waterloo, Parcel #8812-21-301-001; John R and Dessie M. Rottinghaus joint tenants, 6145 Rottinghaus Road, Waterloo Parcel #: 8812-21-101-001;8812-21-151-001;8812-21-126-002;8812-21-176-002; and Cody N. Kayser a single person, 5244 Rottinghaus Road, Waterloo, Parcel # 8812-21-126-001 subject to the retention of an easement for utility purposes, over, under and upon all. Conveying County own property legally described as all that part of the West Half of Section Twenty-One (21), Township Eighty-Eight (88) North, Range Twelve (12) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian in Black Hawk County, Iowa, being a strip of land Three (3) Rods in width (49.5 feet) with the Centerline of which being described as follows: Commencing at a point on the East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (N.W.1/4-N.W.1/4) being located 50.0 feet South of the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (N.W.1/4-N.W.1/4) of aforesaid Section 21; Thence Southerly along said East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (N.W.1/4-N.W.1/4) to the Center West Sixteenth (C.W.1/16th) Corner of said Section 21; Thence continuing Southerly along the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (S.W.1/4-S.W.1/4) of said Section 21 to a point on the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (S.W.1/4-S.W.1/4) of said Section 21 being located One-Thousand ninety-five (1095.0) feet North of the Southeast Corner of said Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (S.W.1/4-S.W.1/4) of said Section 21, and containing 4.70 Acres (204,715 Sq.Ft.), more or less.
The Board of Supervisors examined proof of publication of notice and determined that the notice had been published on December 29, 2017 in the Courier in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Iowa.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin to receive and place on file proof of publication of notice of public hearing. Motion carried.
Moved by Little, seconded by Laylin to close the hearing and oral and written comments were received and placed on file. Motion carried.
County Auditor Grant Veeder summarized messages sent to the Board supporting and opposing the proposed vacation. Individuals attending the hearing spoke in favor and in opposition. A show of hands indicated a fairly even split among those attending. Both sides cited safety as the main reason it should remain open or be closed. Those opposing vacation say that it is a vital escape route if other avenues are flooded, and that those concerned about property damage by “mudders,” especially the airport, should fence their property. Those favoring vacation say that reckless drivers on the road endanger residents and pets, and that Weiden Road is either flooded or is not a safe road if other area roads are flooded. White allowed several speakers for both sides.
Laylin moved the following resolution seconded by Schwartz.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors vacate and convey to the above named individuals the county-owned property described above.
AYES: Laylin, Magsamen,
NAYS: Little, Schwartz, White.
Resolution failed.
WORK SESSION
The Board of Supervisors considered various aspects of the FY19 Black Hawk County Budget. Finance Director Susan Deaton and Conservation Director Mike Hendrickson presented the Conservation Department budget request.
ANY REPORTS OR INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD. Magsamen said that some spare parts for the public safety radio system take ten weeks for delivery, and should be ordered in time to be on hand for the March 4 implementation date.
On motion and vote the meeting adjourned.
Craig White, Chair, Board of Supervisors
Grant Veeder, County Auditor